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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #705 on: April 30, 2017, 08:58:09 PM »
No Way Tapatio Cliffs. Biltmore if you're only looking for high end.  I actually just got back from Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak.  The decor was cheesy there but lazy river and water area are nice and only $12 uber from the airport and $5 Ubers to La Bella Pizza and 613 Grill...it was way cheaper and less annoying than renting a car and staying in Scottsdale.  Are you looking for a couple or a family? If it was a couple Biltmore is great but I wouldn't take my kids to a place that didn't have a lazy river, slides etc. when so many resorts there do have that stuff.  Squaw Peak also has included mini-golf tennis and basketball courts and the lowest room is a two room suite. It would be my first HHonors choice with kids.

Its going to be a two couple vacation
What other hotels do you recommend? Looking for something that is luxury and also has alot of pools and lazy rivers. Etc..

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #706 on: April 30, 2017, 10:21:14 PM »
FYI, looks like the Phoenician is closing its pool for renovations for 6 months. Dont think it makes sense to stay there anymore...

Which is better TAPATIO CLIFFS RESORT or Squaw Peak? I want to split half my time with one of those and the other half with Biltmore

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #707 on: April 30, 2017, 10:48:04 PM »
FYI, looks like the Phoenician is closing its pool for renovations for 6 months. Dont think it makes sense to stay there anymore...

Which is better TAPATIO CLIFFS RESORT or Squaw Peak? I want to split half my time with one of those and the other half with Biltmore

I haven't stayed at Tapatio Cliffs but it looks they just have regular swimming pools and it's in an out of the way location

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #708 on: April 30, 2017, 10:50:42 PM »
Its going to be a two couple vacation
What other hotels do you recommend? Looking for something that is luxury and also has alot of pools and lazy rivers. Etc..

I love the JW Marriott Desert Ridge and if they are available the attached timeshare Marriott Canyon Villas is a great value and you can use all the amenities at the main hotel. Same goes for Westin Kierland and their Villas. For a couples vacation, as long as you have a rental car, either of these would be awesome.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #709 on: April 30, 2017, 11:05:44 PM »
What's difference going up to GC with highway 40 - 64 or 89 ?


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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #710 on: May 01, 2017, 08:10:26 PM »
Want to split up my stay to two of these hotels. Which would you guys say is top two to stay at?

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale: Scottsdale Hotel

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort | Phoenix
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Phoenix

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #711 on: May 01, 2017, 10:02:50 PM »
Want to split up my stay to two of these hotels. Which would you guys say is top two to stay at?

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale: Scottsdale Hotel

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort | Phoenix
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Phoenix

Westin has great pools, river, slide and also a surfing machine (although I haven't stayed at the Hyatt and maybe others prefer it) and for couples would go to the Biltmore.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #712 on: May 02, 2017, 10:32:05 AM »
Westin has great pools, river, slide and also a surfing machine (although I haven't stayed at the Hyatt and maybe others prefer it) and for couples would go to the Biltmore.

Did you stay at the Villa or actual hotel? Which do u recommend? hotel looks like there is much more to do but villa has the bigger rooms

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #713 on: May 02, 2017, 12:58:13 PM »
Did you stay at the Villa or actual hotel? Which do u recommend? hotel looks like there is much more to do but villa has the bigger rooms
Villas were very nice. We were there twice already. You can use all the facilities at the hotel. Also was less points if that's how you're going.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #714 on: May 02, 2017, 01:22:08 PM »
Villas are not luxurious but great pools and surprisingly good service. Kids loved it!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #715 on: May 02, 2017, 04:21:48 PM »
Did you stay at the Villa or actual hotel? Which do u recommend? hotel looks like there is much more to do but villa has the bigger rooms

Stayed at the Villas and Much prefered having the space and kitchen, additional pool and slide AND you get to use all the main resort amenities too!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #716 on: May 03, 2017, 10:17:58 AM »
Stayed at the Villas and Much prefered having the space and kitchen, additional pool and slide AND you get to use all the main resort amenities too!
if u have kids, villas is pretty much no question for value/privacy/additional facilities (also nice sprinkler area for little kids and ping pong tables/lounges outside with fireplaces that are really nice esp on shabbos). one slight point, if u are there for shabbos and want to walk to the shul (cute place ahavas torah, all within the eruv), the resort is probably about 10 minutes closer than the Villas.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #717 on: May 03, 2017, 11:10:10 AM »
if u have kids, villas is pretty much no question for value/privacy/additional facilities (also nice sprinkler area for little kids and ping pong tables/lounges outside with fireplaces that are really nice esp on shabbos). one slight point, if u are there for shabbos and want to walk to the shul (cute place ahavas torah, all within the eruv), the resort is probably about 10 minutes closer than the Villas.

I didn't think the walk was too bad from the Villas. Pretty flat and straightforward

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #718 on: May 07, 2017, 04:44:48 PM »
Planning on going to Arizona in June with the wife for 4 days. Would like to go ATV or Jeeping, Hike Grand Canyon or White water rafting or horseback riding.
Is Scottsdale the best place to stay or is it worth staying in Sedona. How far is kosher food from Sedona? Any help would be appreciated .

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #719 on: May 07, 2017, 11:12:07 PM »
Planning on going to Arizona in June with the wife for 4 days. Would like to go ATV or Jeeping, Hike Grand Canyon or White water rafting or horseback riding.
Is Scottsdale the best place to stay or is it worth staying in Sedona. How far is kosher food from Sedona? Any help would be appreciated .

Thanks
i would imagine the closest kosher food is in The Phoenix Scottsdale area. A solidly long drive