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A popular mid-range property with great rates and an impressive pool
The 119-room, family-friendly 3 Palms fills to near capacity year-round, which is saying something in this land of 110-degree summers. The low rates are very attractive, especially in summer, but it’s the amenities and customer service that draw people back. There aren’t any hidden fees for Wi-Fi or parking, the pool is inviting and spacious, and the staff is cheerful and attentive. Add a location only five minutes from downtown Scottsdale, and it’s easy to see why the 3 Palms is so popular.
A five-minute drive to downtown Scottsdale
The 3 Palms is two miles from Old Town Scottsdale in a business district on the busy artery of McDowell Road. El Dorado Park, an extensive city park with walkways, Frisbee golf course, and lakes, is across the street. A grocery store is within walking distance.
The rooms here aren't luxurious, but they're are tastefully decorated with granite surfaces, dark wood furniture, and a color scheme of orange, purple, and gray. Beds are a cut above in terms of comfort, with 400-thread-count sheets and down comforters. All rooms have mini-fridges and microwaves, making it possible to save money on food. If it weren’t for the small bathrooms, there would be little to complain about.
All rooms include:
A restaurant featuring coastal cuisine
The 3 Palms may look like a motel on the outside, but this affordable Scottsdale boutique has tasteful, contemporary rooms, solid freebies (including self-parking and Wi-Fi), and friendly service. The big, heated pool is impressive, and downtown Scottsdale is only a five-minute drive away. The bathrooms are a bit small, though.