The Saguaro in Scottsdale is the sister hotel to Palm Spring’s most “Instagrammable” hotel under the same name. Located in the heart of Scottsdale, The Saguaro was a pleasure to stay at and an easy way to brighten up the weekend!

While it is easy to get lost at the pool the entire day, you should grab a colorful bike from the valet and explore the neighborhood surrounding the hotel: Scottsdale’s Old Town. The hotel is steps away from amazing restaurants, trendy coffee shops, 14 art galleries, and numerous shopping experiences. Once you’ve worn yourself out walking around one of Arizona’s best-known vacation spots, head back to The Saguaro and cool off with an ice-cold margarita.

Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale


The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel was originally a Doubletree Inn, built in 1975. More recently, in 2011, the Sydell Group acquired the property and fully renovated it into the resort it is now. Known for its bold use of color, a 12 color palette from the native desert flowers, to create the colorful paradise The Saguaro is today.

The Saguaro embodies Scottsdale: bright pools, southwestern luxury, and Mexican influences. When you step on the property, you are struck by the bright colors that flow through the resort and immediately notice the unique Dia-de-los-Muertos-ish decor hanging on the walls. Between all of the unique influences, The Saguaro has nearly too many unique places to explore, snap a picture, and relax.

Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale
Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale
Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale
Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale
Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale
Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale


I had the luxury of staying at one of the ground floor, pool-side suites!

In the Saguaro Suite, I had plenty of space (both inside and out) to truly experience the hotel. Between the outdoor patio and the on-demand movies accessible through the 42″ smartTV, I was more than content. However, work must be done at some point, so the large work desk, couch, and chair all made working away from home super easy and comfortable. When it was time to settle down to bed, I was surprised that they use 100% organic bath products and provided an extremely cozy robe. The bed was plenty comfy to fall asleep quickly!

Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale

Saguaro Restaurant

If you don’t go out on the town to eat, The Saguaro has you covered. For everything from breakfast to a late-night snack, they’ve got your back.

A casual atmosphere with a contemporary-American-meets-traditional-Mexico flair, it is easy to fall in love with the hotel restaurant (so much so that I ate nearly every meal there during my stay). Small enough to be manned by a single bartender and a single waiter, you’ll get one-on-one attention throughout the entire dining experience. Whether you’re looking for one of the Saguaro’s own cocktails or a more common drink, the bartender is happy and capable to get one in your hand. We were lucky enough to speak to the head chef, Ceasar, who was more than happy to offer some suggestions on what to eat.

You can find the full menu HERE.

For breakfast, I recommend the Banana Pancakes and French Toast. For lunch or dinner, the flatbreads or burger are a must! You can wash any of it down with a delicious Jungle Bird or El Jefe Margarita cocktail.

Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale


Do you want to party with friends under the warm, Arizona sun? Or perhaps you want to enjoy a relaxing day in the shade? The Saguaro has a pool for both!

Each pool is equipped with neon yellow lounge chairs, day beds and umbrellas, so you will enjoy the same luxuries at whatever pool you choose.

So what are the difference?

The calma (quiet) pool, is circular, surrounded by tall hedges to make it more private and relaxing.

On the other hand, the party pool is rectangular with a very open design and has a bar where you can order food and drinks. During summer weekends, you may also find yourself listening to live music at The Saguaro’s infamous pool parties!

For an added luxury, cool off in a private cabana at the party pool. Each cabana is equipped with an HDTV, fireplace, couch, table and two chairs.

Whatever pool you choose, be sure to snap that perfect Instagram photo! The bright colors and fun atmosphere will have your friends and family wishing they were sitting poolside enjoying the gorgeous Arizona weather.

Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale
Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale
Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale
Staying at the Saguaro in Scottsdale

If you’re looking for a colorful stay and fun atmosphere in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, you’ll find it at The Saguaro.

To book a night with The Saguaro click here!



  1. V November 11, 2017 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Those colors remind me of a summer, sunshine paradise!

  2. Jackie @genuinetravel November 11, 2017 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Wow look at you girl! Living life!
    Love how creative you got with these x

  3. Casey November 11, 2017 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Girl so much yes!!!! Pics are outrageous and this is so informative and quite frankly I think I need to plan a trip here bc of you!

  4. Maurenice November 11, 2017 at 12:24 am - Reply

    The hotel is soooo dreamy, love all the vibrant colors and decor. It reminds me so much of palm beach but with a cooler younger vibe! You look exuberant wearing all the beautiful colors, makes your skin glow. Would love to visit one day and get lost eating the French toast…cheers to another awesome posting! Xoxo from London

  5. TraveloholicGirl November 10, 2017 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Obsessing over the colorful photos from your trip! 😍

  6. Kelly J November 10, 2017 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    I know where I am staying next time I head to Arizona! I just stayed at the Palm Springs location a few weeks ago and absolutely loved a the colors and the relaxing vibe! @k.marksthespot

  7. Pamela Ocaranza November 10, 2017 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    I loved this so much! This hotel looks so colorful, just like your instagram feed! I will definitely try and stay here if I ever go to Arizona! Thanks for the amazing tips Angie! 💕

  8. Natalia November 10, 2017 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Awww just love the colorful pictures! The hotel looks amazing! Definitely worth a visit! Love the yellow skirt!!!

  9. Sydney Furio November 10, 2017 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    The colors are so vibrant! instagram everywhere 😍😍😍
    Thank you for giving such a detailed blog post about this place.

  10. Eli November 10, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    You’ve made me put this spot on my list! I’ve gotta go!!


  11. Paul November 10, 2017 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    These photos are amazing! Next time I’m in Arizona, I’ll stop by and get some of those banana pancakes.😉 Thanks for sharing your review!

  12. Fieke November 10, 2017 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Your pictures are so colourfull!!! I love them!

  13. Leanne November 10, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Love the colors!! Life with color equals happiness!!! I love your outfits too! Who are they from?

  14. Jessicasdayy November 10, 2017 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    You are so genuine and I honestly appreciate the work you always put into your blog posts! So much love!!

  15. Mariele November 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Omg this place looks perfect! I think I need to visit there, my instagram feed @marieleaug needs those colors 😻

  16. The Travel Book co. November 10, 2017 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    What a lovely place!! Saving this one into my travel wish list… and your photos, great as always Angie!!!

  17. Ophelie Moris November 10, 2017 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    This hotel sounds amazing ! You describe it really good and that’s so cool if we want to choose it for a stay! Good job Angie.

  18. @calymonreal November 10, 2017 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos 😭 I love how your outfits are so in sync with them 😍😍 Makes the whole photo pop even more 💕

  19. Claire Wang November 10, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Oh my god this is an Instagrammers paradise!! I now absolutely need to go to Arizona just as an excuse to stay at this hotel!

  20. Jessica November 10, 2017 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    This place is literally stunning!!! Adding to my travel bucket list ASAP!

  21. Jessica Michaels November 10, 2017 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Wow what a perfect post such lovely pics 😊

  22. Escapetowanderlust_ November 10, 2017 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness! I love Palm Springs! This hotel looks to die for, I love the colours in the pics! Great read and inspiration for bloggers x

  23. Abby jo bowes November 10, 2017 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Looks like such a fun place to stay!! & your photos are too stinkin cute!

  24. Yvette November 10, 2017 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    Love these colorful photos! Such a beautiful instagrammable place 💓 Your pink outfit is everything!

  25. Cherise November 10, 2017 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    I love that your outfits are also so beautiful and vibrant to match the settings!! 🙂 Also, do you know if their restaurant can accommodate things like gluten allergies? I’m always a little nervous about traveling within the States because of that, but their food does all look so delicious!

  26. Ciara November 10, 2017 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    These photos are absolutely incredbile!

    The hotel is GORGEOUS – definitely made for Instagram! haha

  27. Christina Menth November 10, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Starting a business as a travel agent and I️ just started following you and your posts are so beautiful and informative!

  28. Kathi November 10, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    It looks like such a fun place to stay ❤️ I absolutely love the pictures you took there

  29. Cherise November 10, 2017 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    I love this post and all your photos are so vibrant and colorful!!! I’ve never stayed here or at the one in Palm Springs but I would love to check out one of these gorgeous places!!!

  30. Jenna November 10, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    WOW WOW WOW! I loved Arizona before reading this and love it even more now.. need to add this on to the bucket list for my next US road trip! Such great detail and info in all your posts 😁

  31. Kai Greene November 10, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Wow! This is such a colorful and fun hotel! It looks like a stay there would make anyone smile. And I love colors!!! Excellent write up Angie! I’ll check it out when I visit Arizona! Another great escape option provided by The Lovely Escapist! 😍😍💖

  32. Hanna November 4, 2017 at 3:22 am - Reply

    I just love how colourful this is so happy!! And your outfits are AMAZING! I have to go here soon!

  33. Ytzi November 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love this one!!! So colorful and your photos are just phenomenal Angie!!!! I would love to visit it some day!!!

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