Andaz Scottsdale Resort

Mid-Century Resort with a Spanish & Desert Flair

At the last minute we decided to extend our already planned Scottsdale weekend by one more day. Since we were extending the trip an extra day, we decided we should use the opportunity to stay at the new Andaz Scottsdale Resort (part of the Hyatt family).

We are a big fan of the Andaz brand of hotels and resorts and stayed at the Andaz West Hollywood over Christmas. Hyatt describes it's Andaz brand as boutique hotels and resorts located in dynamic urban and leisure destinations worldwide with a lively local art scene. The Andaz Scottsdale Resort most definitely lived up to the Andaz brand's image.

Location

The Andaz Scottsdale is located just 5 minutes from Old Scottsdale and in a great area of the city with several nearby restaurants and bars. You'll arrive at the "Guest House" and you'll be instructed to leave your car with valet parking (valet parking is included in the resort fee).

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In the Guest House, you won't find a formal check-in desk at any Andaz Hotel or Resort, but instead a lounge area where a hotel representative will check you in on an iPad. During check-in, we were offered a glass of wine or glass of lemonade and we also indulged in a complimentary Fairytale Brownie (made in Phoenix).

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The Room

During check-in, we learned we were upgraded to an Andaz XL room which features two terraces, one out front and another completely private terrace on the backside of the room.

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The resort features beautiful landscaping and our room had a great view of Cambelback Mountain.

As soon as you enter the Andaz XL room, you’re in the main bedroom. We had one king bed and a couch along with a huge 65" television.

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Beyond the bedroom is a hallway with a closet and minibar. One of the great features of the Andaz brand is that the minibar is complimentary (except alcoholic beverages). The fridge and minibar are stocked daily with bottled water, soda and snacks.

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Beyond the hallway and the minibar was the bathroom. The bathroom was HUGE and featured a long vanity with one large sink and plenty of counter space and a long wide mirror. There was also an extra large walk-in shower and separate toilet room.

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The shower was uniquely huge and featured dual shower heads. The entire room and particularly the bathroom had a mid-century yet southwestern feel.

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The Pool

The Andaz Scottsdale Resort had one main pool, the Turquoise Pool.  The Turquoise Pool has incredible views of the surrounding desert. Needless to say, we enjoyed quite a bit of time at the pool sipping on Moscow Mules and enjoying the inflatable pool toys.

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The Food

The Andaz Scottsdale Resort only has one restaurant (other than the bar at the Turquoise Pool), the v. We enjoyed happy hour, coffee and breakfast at the Weft & Warp Art Bar and everything we tried was delicious. Weft & Warp is known for their avocado toast - just a tip! :)

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Overall Impression

The Andaz Scottsdale Resort is an incredible property, has great amenities and the staff ensured the service was impeccable. We can't wait to return to the Andaz Scottsdale Resort and we will undoubtedly be making the resort part of our future Scottsdale getaways. The resort was luxurious, comfortable and made for a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. While we wish the resort featured a few more food options, the Weft & Warp Art Bar offered a good variety of items on their breakfast, snacks and dinner menus.

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