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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.

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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.

Location

A five-minute drive to downtown Scottsdale

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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.

  • 5-minute drive to hot nightclubs like Axis-Radius
  • 10-minute drive to the Scottsdale Center for the Arts
  • 10-minute drive to Old Town Scottsdale
  • 10-minute drive to Scottsdale Stadium for Giants spring training baseball games
  • 15-minute drive to Fashion Square shopping mall and Scottsdale Waterfront
  • 15-minute drive to Echo Canyon Park, a popular hiking trail
  • 20-minute drive to Sky Harbor International Airport
  • 30-minute drive to Scottsdale Airport

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Rooms

Contemporary decor and flat-screen TVs with DVD players

Deluxe Queen

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:

Room types:

  • Deluxe Queen: Queen bed; shower/tub combo; wheelchair accessible unit available
  • Deluxe King: King bed; shower/tub combo; wheelchair accessible unit available
  • Deluxe King Whirlpool: King bed; in-room jetted Jacuzzi tub for two

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Features

A great pool and free parking

Food

A restaurant featuring coastal cuisine

  • The Avalon Restaurant serves coastal cuisine and American dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Menu items include the five-spice crusted Hawaiian Ahi ($28). Entrees range from $21 to $34.
  • Room service available 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Many dining options are available nearby in Old Town Scottsdale

Amenities

Key Features
Pool
Fitness Center
Internet
Pets Allowed
Cribs
Jacuzzi
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry
Room Service
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Cribs
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Pool
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Television
Full Kitchen
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Internet
Address
7707 East Mcdowell Rd, Scottsdale, Central Arizona 85257, United States
Room Types
  • Deluxe Dual Queen Room
  • Deluxe Dual Queen Suite
  • Deluxe King Room
  • Deluxe King Suite Whirlpool
  • Deluxe King Whirlpool
  • Deluxe Queen Room

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