We were in Scottsdale to get away from the rain in Oregon for a four-day Easter weekend. The Hyatt Summerfield Suites was perfect for our needs--not terribly expensive, full kitchen, pool and close to shops and food.We arrived on an early flight
on Thursday and [...] at the front desk was very accomodating and found us a room for an early check-in. The room was nice and quiet with a very comfortable bed--my wife and I both slept very well. The pool was small but we were always able to find a spot to plant ourselves for several hours each day. We took advantage of the BBQ units near the pool and cooked our own dinners except for one night out.That combined with the breakfast buffet helped keep the trip within our budget.We enjoyed leisurely strolls around Scottsdale and hopped on the free trolley a couple of times. The ArtWalk on Thursday night was lively and we enjoyed strolling and gallery hopping. We will be back next year to the Summerfield Suites--especially since [...] told us at checkout that they are planning a facelift of the rooms and common areas in July of 2011.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
We hiked up to the top of Camelback on Friday and made the mistake of not taking enough water, but we were saved by the kindness of "[...] the Water Guy". [...] recommends 2 liters per person and I agree. Also, be prepared for crowds and a very rigorous and challenging climb (at least for a 57-year old that is not in terribly great shape).
Next year I will try a desert trail in the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve--I hear it is a lot less crowded.
The "hot" Breakfast each morning was #1 not hot, the same every day;cold scrambled eggs, cold bacon or ham, cold potatoes. Skipped breakfast after 3 days and ate out. Evening social; same fare most evening -skipped after two days.
Will find a
new hotel next time in Scottsdale, AZ
The hotel has a very good ubication (very close from restaurants, shopping mall) We hava a suite with two rooms and was with good space, clean. The only thing that we didnt like were the beds (too soft!!) but the rest of the service were very good!!
Poor Customer Service!!!Had booked hotel for proximity to conference I was attending. Unfortnately my daughter had a serious car accident in New Mexico the day I was to leave.I called immediately to change the dates understanding that I would not
get a refund. I just wanted to change the dates.The manager would not accomdodate me in anyway despite the fact they would not lose any money. I had to pay the full amount for the full stay without any recourse. [...]
The hotel is located in Old Town Scottsdale. It is within walking and driving distance of many bars, restaurants, and shops. The complimentary breakfast was also great. It was definitely better than the usual muffins, and bagels.