Lauren O'Keefe

The Saguaro Scottsdale

with Lauren O'Keefe
  • Where:Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Why:Spring Training. Go GIANTS!

  • When:March 2018

  • Who:My Fellow SF Giants Fans aka my parents + my husband.

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Highs & Lows

  • It’s pretty impossible not to feel happy the second you walk into the brightly colored lobby of The Saguaro. The décor is the perfect blend of desert chic and pop art. It’s joyful, light, and definitely makes you feel like you’re on vacation.

  • The location is one of the best in all of Scottsdale. Whether you’re visiting for Spring Training in March or not, the location puts you steps away from art, shops, restaurants, and the buzzy atmosphere of Old Town Scottsdale.

  • Every amenity is at your fingertips. You’ll find a lovely spa on the property, restaurant and bar offering pool service, two pools giving you the option to party with the cool kids or relax in true vacation bliss, and a coffee shop blending up fresh smoothies and breakfast eats for a quick morning ritual.

  • Wondering how you’ll get around town during your stay? Not to worry! The Saguaro offers cruiser bikes for guests to use at their leisure, which just so happens to be the perfect way to explore Old Town.

  • Looking to host an event? Look no further than The Saguaro! They boast a brand new Agave Complex making it the perfect destination for a meeting, celebration, or even a wedding! It faces out to a lovely park and is equipped with outdoor fireplaces and heaters for even the chilliest evenings.

  • If you find yourself at The Saguaro midweek, you may notice that the poolside bar is closed. They do have service phones available near the pool to order food and drink but you’ll likely have to wait a while for your order to make it out to you.

The Barometer

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Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique Hotel

  • Vibe

    Like a desert Pool Party at Andy Warhol’s.

  • Location

    Steps away from Old Town Scottsdale and Scottsdale Stadium making it the perfect stay for Spring Training. Did I already say Go GIANTS?

  • Rooms

    194, including 16 suites

  • Music

    House music…I mean, it is the ultimate pool party spot after all.

  • Year Opened

    2011

  • Designed By

    Sydell Group

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes as well as a spa and paddleboard yoga.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, with pool service.

  • Bar

    Yes, with pool service.

  • Minibar

    No mini bar but they do have a mini fridge with water and Sanpellegrino.

  • Wifi

    Yes free!

  • Children

    There are two pools and both are open to kids of all ages but with the obvious pool party atmosphere ,it may be best to leave the kiddos at home. Worth mentioning that your furry friends are welcome here!

  • Price

    Hip & budget conscious.

Just down the way from The Saguaro in Old Town Scottsdale you’ll find Diego Pops, serving up some of the cities best Mexican food in a hip and swanky atmosphere. And don’t miss their killer Happy Hour, Late Night Menu, and Taco Monday.

Diego Pops

Diego Pops, North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Just down the way from The Saguaro in Old Town Scottsdale you’ll find Diego Pops, serving up some of the cities best Mexican food in a hip and swanky atmosphere. And don’t miss their killer Happy Hour, Late Night Menu, and Taco Monday.

When in Scottsdale, double down on Mexican food but why not add a little twist? Enter Sumomaya. This Mexican & Asian fusion restaurants offers up one of the most unique food and cocktail menus I’ve ever encountered and the flavors are out of this world. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous when it comes to the food and definitely order the Rita Poblana Margarita.

Sumomaya

SumoMaya, North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

When in Scottsdale, double down on Mexican food but why not add a little twist? Enter Sumomaya. This Mexican & Asian fusion restaurants offers up one of the most unique food and cocktail menus I’ve ever encountered and the flavors are out of this world. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous when it comes to the food and definitely order the Rita Poblana Margarita.

There’s nothing quite like watching the sunset over the mountains surrounding Scottsdale. For the absolute best sunset views, head to Jade Bar at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain and grab a front row seat for cocktails, live music, and views that will make you swoon.

Jade Bar at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort, East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ, USA

There’s nothing quite like watching the sunset over the mountains surrounding Scottsdale. For the absolute best sunset views, head to Jade Bar at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain and grab a front row seat for cocktails, live music, and views that will make you swoon.

The Saguaro Scottsdale

The Saguaro Scottsdale, North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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