The Saguaro, Scottsdale

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • This retro-style hotel charms with bright, loud colors and mod furnishings
  • Two pools, offering either a party atmosphere or a calm retreat
  • The shops, restaurants and galleries of Old Town are only a few blocks away
  • The vibrant restaurant serves up American fare and a spa takes inspiration from the desert

"Location and staff"
15 Jun, 2019 - St. Charles, MO, USA
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It’s “color blocking gone wild” (Conde Nast Traveler) at the Saguaro in Scottsdale, where retro style was pulled into the modern age with a 2011 renovation. This town was a celebrity haven in the 1950s and '60s, and the hotel offers a heaping spoonful of that poolside-beneath-the-palm-trees languorous glamour.

Vibrant primary colors spill over accent walls, across furniture and into the weave of handcrafted Mexican textiles in guest rooms, which have vintage issues of Arizona Highways magazine and sliding glass doors leading to a balcony or patio facing the city or pools. The mod rooms are decked out with flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and organic bath products. Hallways here are open-air walkways.

The hotel’s restaurant offers an American bistro concept, serving locally sourced seasonal dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers salads, flatbreads and entrees, as well as an extensive tequila list, a variety of wines and handcrafted cocktails. A small coffee kiosk serves up specialty coffees and pastries in the mornings. 

In the courtyard are two pools. Upbeat music pulses around the main one, which has lounge chairs, day beds and more of a festive atmosphere. Things get calmer at the second pool, which is tucked to one side in a grove of palm trees, where the splashing of a concrete waterfall is a perfect soundtrack for frittering away an afternoon beneath the sunshine. This is definitely the place for the trendy 20- to 30-something set who want a pool party scene rather than a family-focused affair.

Spa treatments take inspiration -- and ingredients -- from the Southwest desert. Prickly pear sugar scrubs feet, margarita salt exfoliates hands, chilies and Mexican chocolate envelope the skin and chaparral and yucca detoxify the body.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet Resort fee inclusion.

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 16 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

A charge of $250 will apply for any damage. 
A Pet Registration form is required to be completed at check-in. 

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$29 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The Daily Resort Fee includes:

  • 24 hour state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Use of Saguaro desert cruiser bikes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • In-room coffee
  • Daily newspaper offered in the hotel lobby
  • Local telephone calls.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(68 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Saguaro, Scottsdale (AZ) over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.8 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location and staff
Shawn 15 Jun, 2019 St. Charles, MO, USA
Other Comments
The only down side was the mattress. Upgrade them and I will most certainly be back. The staff were wonderful, the location was great!
Kay 11 Jun, 2019 Lafayette, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location in Old Town Scottsdale. Walking distance to many restaurants, bars and activities.
Other Comments
Highly recommend upgrading to a patio room. Worth the $. Also recommend requesting a room near the Calma pool. They have a day club at the Picante Pool and it gets loud Saturday afternoons.
Kristine 10 Jun, 2019 PHOENIX, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location for everything that Scottsdale offers
Other Comments
It was such a pleasant surprise, especially for the price. We hope to return again in the future.
Travis 01 Jan, 2019 Albuquerque, NM, USA
Enjoyed Most
Central location in downtown Scottsdale.
Samuel 09 Dec, 2018 Soldotna, AK, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved the colorful ambience in the pool area, buildings and lobby. The hot tub was the perfect temperature and the beds were really comfortable.
Other Comments
Couldn’t have been a more perfect location!! Easy walking to Old Town with great restaurants.
marlene 05 Dec, 2018 Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The bar patio area
Other Comments
Very nice staff. We had some issues with booking through Travelzoo. Initially the online cancellation didn't work and customer service had to assist. Then when we got there, reservations were under the wrong person (my Father who I booked a room for and then cancelled as he couldn't come after all). They were initially not going to let me check in under my name until I showed them the Travelzoo confirmations with my name and then they did so.
Lisa 25 Nov, 2018 Big Bear Lake, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was within walking distance to so many things to do.
Philip 21 Nov, 2018 Riverton, UT, USA
Other Comments
Tried to order coffee with room service at around 9:30pm. I was told that they had stopped brewing coffee and would not be making more. We had a Keurig in the room but we don't always trust that those are properly cleaned. Other than that, they stay was satisfactory.
Susan 19 Nov, 2018 Surprise, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location to downtown Scottsdale is great
Other Comments
The pool should be heated in November
Carolyn 10 Nov, 2018 Fort Myers, FL, USA

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