Scottsdale is a stylish oasis in the Sonoran Desert, where visitors flock for world-class spa treatments, excellent golfing, outstanding art galleries and more.
Scottsdale was founded next to Phoenix as suburban ranchland, but it grew over the years to become a luxury resort destination. The city boasts sophisticated, modern attractions, but it also has plenty of historic buildings in its core. Oh, and did we mention the weather is gorgeous and sunny all year round?
A great trip to Scottsdale begins with staying in a fantastic location. When you’re in the right neighborhood, enjoying the city is a breeze because everything you want to see and do will be on your doorstep.
And when you want to take a break from your adventures? Choose a travel apartment by Stay Alfred, and you’ll have a comfortable suite and a gorgeous poolside lounger where you can doze in the shade. Plus, you’ll have all the comforts of home within your apartment, such as a fully equipped kitchen, a personal washer and dryer and much more.
Stay Alfred offers properties in two Scottsdale neighborhoods. Let’s take a closer look at the unique benefits of each, so that we can help you find the perfect stay for your Arizona getaway.
Another great place to stay, North Scottsdale is home to Scottsdale Quarter, a large shopping and entertainment complex packed with theaters, restaurants, beauty centers, shopping and so much more. There’s even a sunny courtyard and park and a splash pad for kids.
In this area, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips, whether you’re in the mood to update your wardrobe, catch the latest blockbuster or dine on a wide range of international cuisine. It’s one of the most vibrant, modern areas of the city – so why not go out and explore?
Stay Alfred at Broadstone Scottsdale Quarter
When you make Stay Alfred at Broadstone Scottsdale Quarter your home, you’ll be surrounded by one of the most stylish neighborhoods in Scottsdale. When it comes to dining, shopping and nightlife – it will all be within a few blocks.
Head to Desert Rock Winery for the best pairings of wine and live rock and country music. Or, take your date to a special evening at Mastro's Ocean Club - featuring steaks, seafood and sushi in a sophisticated setting. You’ll also want to check out BLK Live, the hottest local spot for New American dining and live music (with a super-chic outdoor lounge and pool!)
Of course, if you want a great place to chill out in style you don’t have to go further than your own building. This modern apartment complex has world-class amenities, such as a resident lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a resort-style pool and sundeck.
Sun and Shopping Fun in Kierland
Sun worshipers and shopaholics alike will love Scottsdale’s Kierland neighborhood. This upscale district boasts two shopping malls: Kierland Commons and the Scottsdale Quarter. Kierland Commons features 70 of the best shopping and dining spots you can imagine, including staple luxury brands like Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, and Athleta. Catch a great concert series or epic yoga event at Kierland’s Scottsdale Quarter shopping center, complete with more casual dining and family fun than you can take in in a day.
The Kierland neighborhood is another one of Scottsdale’s golfers’ paradises with some of the city’s most beautiful links nestled in amongst Kierland’s gorgeous hills and cacti. All that set against the backdrop of the McDowell Mountains (a perfect place to sneak off for a hike or two). And, of course, Stay Alfred has nestled-in, too..!
Stay Alfred at Ascend
A Stay Alfred at Ascend travel apartment is where you go to rest and recuperate from the Kierland fun. From stunning wood floors and high ceilings in your apartment to stunning city or mountain views, you can’t pick a better place to stay. Posh furnishings and plenty of natural light say – VACATION – even if you’re here on business. Go all “Top Chef” with a suite of stainless-steel appliances and present your meal on quartz countertops, or dine on your own private patio or balcony and enjoy the view. Wintertime visitors will enjoy cozying up around the fireplace.
Throughout the property, you'll find fun amenities, like a volleyball court, tennis court, and a state-of-the-art gym. Stretch it out in the yoga room before taking a dip in one of the two resort-style pools. The pool deck includes private cabanas for sunbathing and napping, as well as cocktail service. Looking to practice your putt? There's a little nine-hole putting range here, too! Dine al fresco with plenty of options for outdoor cooking: gazebos with fire pits, picnic tables, grills, and more. Grab a cerveza and head out for a game of bean-bag toss in the white-sand entryway. Start your day out right with a coffee pick-me-up at the friendly clubhouse.
Home to cultural heavyweights like T.H. Brennan Fine Art and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, to a phenomenal Thursday-evening ArtWalk tour of local galleries, and to more than its fair share of public art (much of it focused on the town’s old-west heritage), Old Town is a feast for the eyes. And with its ample array of tasting rooms and farm-to-table dining options, it’ll deliver nearly any type of feast you’d care to imagine, too.
If you’re after live entertainment, this is the place to be. Dierks Bentley has a nightclub in this part of town, and over 30 other venues are ready to vie for the honor of making your feet move.
If you’re hit by a sudden urge to update your wardrobe, jewelry box or walls – or if you’re looking for that perfect gift for your special somebody, you’ll also find plenty in Old Town’s shops and boutiques that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else.
Of course, while you’re in town, you’re going to need a place to stay...
Stay Alfred Old Town
Set yourself up for a splendid time in Scottsdale with a full travel apartment. The perfect home base for your adventures in “The West’s Most Western City,” Stay Alfred Old Town puts you just 12-minute walk away from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. And, if you don’t feel like whipping up an omelette of your own, U.S. Egg Breakfast & Lunch can be reached in all of 30 seconds.
Not in the mood to hit the town? You’re in luck, because Stay Alfred Old Town’s stellar selection of amenities is standing by, ready to spoil you. Cool off between tanning sessions in the building’s large outdoor pool. Get competitive with your crew in the game room, or take some time between culinary adventures to hit the expansive fitness center.
The Best of Scottsdale Attractions
If you can pry yourself away from your gorgeous Scottsdale accommodations and take some time to see the sights, there are plenty of attractions to enjoy. Known as “The West’s Most Western Town,” Scottsdale has a posh, swanky vibe yet plenty of cowboy character. It also has several gorgeous green spaces and a fantastic art scene.
A great way to explore the city is to hop on the Scottsdale Trolley and take the two-hour free guided tour. Your guide will point out the main attractions, including the Craftsman Court, the Civic Center, Old Town Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Arts District. You can also learn about the history of the region with a visit to Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. This excellent museum tells the story of Scottsdale’s history through sculptures, films, paintings, lectures and community events.
Get outside and explore the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt, an 11 mile stretch of biking and walking paths. This tranquil green corridor connects four parks: Indian School, Eldorado, Vista Del Camino and Chaparral, and is a popular route for joggers, cyclists and dog walkers.
This city is a golfer’s paradise, with over 50 golf courses in the vicinity. If the blazing Arizona sunshine makes it too hot to play outside, there’s also an indoor target golf facility at Topgolf Scottsdale where you can play in 100+ climate-controlled hitting bays.
If you’re there on a Thursday night (except for Thanksgiving) you can take a stroll down the Scottsdale Art Walk. The art galleries of downtown will be open with special free showings and artist’s receptions for a very exciting, cultural evening.
See you soon!
With so much to see and do in Scottsdale, the hardest part of your vacation will be trying to squeeze it all in! But make sure you aren’t too busy during your trip! Part of the pleasure of a Scottsdale getaway is simply slowing down and unwinding with a cold drink and a good book by the pool.