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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #615 on: January 04, 2017, 10:59:39 PM »
Anybody have any experience with the Sheraton desert oasis villas in scottsdale?
How does it compare to the westin kierland villas?
TIA

I've stayed at the Sheraton Desert Oasis and was disappointed.  It's a timeshare only property that is basically like an apartment complex with a pool, that wasn't heated well.  The Westin Kierland Villas are awesome and I've been back there a few times.  Hands-down go to the Westin!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #616 on: January 05, 2017, 01:05:36 AM »
I've stayed at the Sheraton Desert Oasis and was disappointed.  It's a timeshare only property that is basically like an apartment complex with a pool, that wasn't heated well.  The Westin Kierland Villas are awesome and I've been back there a few times.  Hands-down go to the Westin!
what's the difference from The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa and The Westin Kierland Villas, Scottsdale  ?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #617 on: January 05, 2017, 11:53:52 AM »
Sounds like you've eaten at Kitchen18. Well I'm not sure how you've eaten there and not realized the Chabad shul right next door (never mind that they give the hechsher on the restaurant), you can't really miss it.
Yes, they have daily minyanim.
i know about the chabad shul next door, davened mincha there :)

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #618 on: January 05, 2017, 11:55:38 AM »
what's the difference from The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa and The Westin Kierland Villas, Scottsdale  ?
two separate properties, but villas people can go over to the resort & Spa and use their bigger grounds (lazy river/surfing machine etc, though note surfing costs $ for anyone). pool at villas when i was there in august was mostly empty so spent lots of time there switching over occassionally to the fuller resort grounds for the river and surfing. that surfing experience is a real chavayah, highly recommended.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #619 on: January 06, 2017, 12:43:48 AM »
Anyone interested in a minyan in the Westin Kierland Shabbos January 28?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #620 on: January 06, 2017, 01:40:58 AM »
two separate properties, but villas people can go over to the resort & Spa and use their bigger grounds (lazy river/surfing machine etc, though note surfing costs $ for anyone). pool at villas when i was there in august was mostly empty so spent lots of time there switching over occassionally to the fuller resort grounds for the river and surfing. that surfing experience is a real chavayah, highly recommended.

+1 Villas guests can use all the amenities there and at the resort (I think the Villa pool was much warmer than the huge resort pool) plus you get a larger unit, with kitchen facilities, much better value than the staying in a room at the resort.  My kid also loved the Surfing machine!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #621 on: January 06, 2017, 07:54:25 AM »
Anyone interested in a minyan in the Westin Kierland Shabbos January 28?
Well too late for me. I booked everything already for during the week. But that definitely would have been nice.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #622 on: January 08, 2017, 03:50:33 PM »
Anyone have any experience with the W Scottsdale?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #623 on: January 10, 2017, 12:53:55 PM »
building it. opens DEC 13th. Im going DEC 20th

How was?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #624 on: January 10, 2017, 01:24:37 PM »
Any activities for little kids (ages 1-3) in AZ other than hotel pool?

Did you get an answer?

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« Reply #625 on: January 10, 2017, 02:19:08 PM »
Did you get an answer?

There is a great Children's museum and Science Museum (went for free with reciprocity from my local one), a fun park in Scottsdale with a train, my kids loved, I think called McCormick park...it's like any city, with lots too do for kids if you look into but the weather is warm there. ;)

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #626 on: January 10, 2017, 06:05:27 PM »
There is a great Children's museum and Science Museum (went for free with reciprocity from my local one), a fun park in Scottsdale with a train, my kids loved, I think called McCormick park...it's like any city, with lots too do for kids if you look into but the weather is warm there. ;)

Good to know, thanks.

Concerned about shabbos though (in the Phoenician) since it's not walkable to any shuls. Any suggestions what's there for kids to do?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #627 on: January 10, 2017, 06:16:35 PM »
Anyone have any experience with the W Scottsdale?

I stayed there last year. Rooms are small, and hotel is very clean. I never made it to the pool

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #628 on: January 10, 2017, 06:47:27 PM »
Anything interesting worth going to Tucson?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #629 on: January 11, 2017, 07:38:40 PM »
I stayed there last year. Rooms are small, and hotel is very clean. I never made it to the pool
Thanks for the response.
I'll be in Phoenix for 10 days with extended family but hope to take advantage of the babysitting potential and get away for a day or two with the wife. Between IHG and SPG/Marriott, can any of the regulars suggest a hotel? Looking for something fun and different. The rooms at the W look great but if they are too small I won't enjoy much. TIA!