Fun and Funky Scottsdale Hotels (That Aren't Horrible Corporate Chains!)
Scottsdale is known for many things including fun times, interesting events, and rest and relaxation. The Event Oracle is here to guide you to some of the most unique and inspiring hotels in the area. Forget those corporate chains that are all the same. When you come to Scottsdale there’s no shortage of hotels that can help you stay in style. From unique, cozy retreats to world-class resorts, Scottsdale truly has it all. To help you navigate some of Scottsdale’s best hotels, join the Event Oracle on a journey of fun, relaxation, and unique settings. Let’s take a look into the crystal ball together - here are some of the best fun and funky Scottsdale hotels that aren’t horrible corporate chains!
Hotel Valley Ho
First opened in 1956, the Hotel Valley Ho is a Scottsdale landmark. This stunning historic hotel has everything you need for an unforgettable stay in Scottsdale. After recent renovations, the hotel is more beautiful than ever. The Hotel Valley Ho creates an outdoor oasis that’s perfect for a weekend getaway or extended vacation (no matter what time of year!) The outdoor pools (there are TWO of them) have a wide selection of incredible food and drinks. From fresh, handmade cocktails to small plates and unique entrees, there’s something here for everyone.
Take your relaxation even further by heading over to the VH Spa. The VH Spa features incredible spa treatments from around the world, such as a Honolulu Lomi Lomi or the Hammam Experience, originating from Istanbul. Finally, if there’s a special occasion coming up, you can book both indoor and outdoor event spaces, including a stunning rooftop venue. With so much to do right here at Hotel Valley Ho, you might not even need to see the rest of the city (although we highly recommend it!) For instance, head on over to Goldwater Blvd. which is just a hop, skip and a jump away, and you'll find the charming (and independently owned) bookstore the Poisoned Pen. You can always find a good book and then head back to the pool for a super relaxing, but infinitely fun day.
Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa
Featuring breathtaking views and world-class accommodations, Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa is one of the most fun and relaxing hotels that you can choose in Scottsdale. Forget boring hotel chains - when you stay here, you’re getting a one of a kind experience. There are multiple restaurants on the hotel grounds, including both high-end dining and poolside snacks. The resort is much more than a hotel, providing everything you need for an unforgettable stay in Scottsdale. You’ll have access to walking tours, shopping, fitness classes, multiple pools, and so much more.
Take a day to pamper yourself at the Joya Spa, where you can select specific services or purchase a day pass to use the spa amenities. Transform your next stay in Scottsdale by choosing the world-class Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa - the Event Oracle knows you won’t regret it!
Inn at Eagle Mountain
Located in the Sonoran Desert Foothills, the Inn at Eagle Mountain is the perfect blend of fun outdoor adventure with high-end amenities and accommodations. With expansive views of Scottsdale, you’ll have access to all the fun and excitement that the city has to offer. Golf lovers rejoice - the Inn at Eagle Mountain is located on the 18th hole of the famous Eagle Mountain Golf Club. The expansive grounds are simply stunning, and with the Sonoran Foothills as the backdrop, why would you ever go back to a typical hotel chain?
When you stay at the Inn at Eagle Mountain, you’re setting yourself up for an exceptional vacation. Whether you stay on site for golf and outdoor adventure or head into the city, the Inn at Eagle Mountain is the perfect break from a boring hotel chain, providing breathtaking views and endless relaxation.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Bungalows
The Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Bungalows is your new home away from home (whether you live in Scottsdale or halfway around the world). Offering apartment-style luxury stays, Andaz shakes things up when it comes to hotels. Both the bungalows and the expansive suites provide a true Scottsdale experience, featuring lavish furnishings, golf concierge, and tons of dining, shopping, and entertainment just minutes away.
Imagine this - you're heading to Scottsdale for an extended business trip. You can choose a boxed-in room at a hotel you could find in any city, with the potential for a complimentary breakfast. Or, you can be head to the Andaz Resort in your own Tesla shuttle service (provided by Andaz, of course), where you can spend your trip relaxing poolside after your long work days. Sounds like a no-brainer, right?
It’s time to get real fun and funky with The Saguaro Scottsdale. High-end resorts are always fun and relaxing, but if you’re looking for something really unique and local, The Saguaro is where it’s at. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, The Saguaro is right in the heart of the arts district, meaning some of the best restaurants, shops, and art galleries are just down the street. In fact, there are 14 art galleries that you can walk to right from the hotel! Or visit the nearby Kazimierz Wine and Whiskey Bar when it is time to wet your whistle, especially if the hard stuff is your thing since they have nearly 500 whiskeys to choose from! But I digress.
The hotel itself is bright and vibrant. Not only is the atmosphere fun and lively, but the interior and exterior walls and furnishings are bright, exciting colors. With multiple pools, restaurants, and bars located at the hotel, exceptional food and drinks are never more than a few steps away. For even more fun, Fashion Square is just a few minutes away. The Saguaro Scottsdale provides true Scottsdale living with a fun and funky twist.
The Bespoke Inn
Last, but certainly not least on our look at some of the best unique hotels in Scottsdale is The Bespoke Inn. Right in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, The Bespoke Inn offers a unique charm that you won’t find anywhere else. You came to the Event Oracle for insider divinations into unique Scottsdale hotels, and you’re not going to find anything more unique and inviting than The Bespoke Inn.
Truly more of a bed and breakfast than a hotel, there are just eight rooms at The Bespoke Inn, making it a quaint spot for a romantic getaway. Every room has its own unique feel and theme, from modern and sleek to rustic and elegant. We recommend The Loft room for its open-concept design, apartment-style living, and charming old-world style.
As the crystal ball clears and we end our journey to some of the most unique hotels in Scottsdale, we are always looking for even more fun, funky, and inviting places to stay. Whether you’re here for a short trip or an extended stay, we know one of these amazing hotels is just what you’re looking for. Did we predict your future correctly?