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Aloft Scottsdale 3.0

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

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Pros

  • In a popular entertainment district, near Old Town Scottsdale
  • Spacious, modern rooms with trendy decor, coffeemakers, and safes
  • Boisterous W XYZ lounge bar with light fare and live entertainment
  • Fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment open 24/7
  • Little outdoor pool with poolside bar service and colored lights at night
  • Business center with multiple PCs and small meeting space
  • 24-hour lobby market that sells snacks and sundries
  • Free parking in an underground garage
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Pets stay for free

Cons

  • Complaints about noise from the nearby nightclubs on weekends
  • Breakfast not included in room rates
  • Mini-fridges must be requested
  • Pool is tiny

Bottom Line

The Aloft Scottsdale is a fresh and modern mid-range hotel adjacent to some of Scottsdale’s trendiest nightclubs. Renovated and re-branded in mid-2016, this former Hotel Indigo Scottsdale hosts a lively party crowd on weekends, while weekdays are more sedate when the hotel primarily hosts business travelers. The 126 rooms sport a trendy, minimalist motif, which can either feel stylish or sterile, depending on perspective. Rooms can get noisy on the weekends, too. Features include the W XYZ lounge with an appetizers menu, poolside service, and continental breakfast (for a fee), a fitness center, and free parking. Rates are competitive but not inexpensive. Those wanting to be closer to Old Town Scottsdale should consider the upper-middle-range Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town, but bear in mind that it's a bit more expensive. 

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Scene

Fresh and modern hotel with business travelers during the week and a party crowd on weekends

The lobby of this fresh and modern hotel incorporates neon colors and bold accents

The Aloft is a modern hotel that was renovated and re-branded from a Hotel Indigo in mid-2016. Its fresh lobby is bright and colorful, with white walls and floors plus bold accents like teal, crimson, and pumpkin on contemporary furniture, rugs, and art. The semi-circular front desk resembles an oversize kiosk that’s decorated in neon colors, while the white marble bar top at the W XYZ lobby lounge glows a soft blue from a back-lit panel behind the bar.

The property has a completely different ambiance depending on what time of the week it is. During the week, it’s sedate and quiet, with a clientele dominated by business travelers. On weekends it attracts a more party-oriented clientele who frequent the popular nightclubs adjacent to the hotel --  the hotel recognizes that the rooms can get loud and ear plugs are provided to arriving guests. But, that’s not to say the hotel is completely dead during the week, and W XYZ features live music on Wednesdays. 

Location

In a popular entertainment district in the heart of Scottsdale, walking distance from Old Town

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The Aloft is located in a popular entertainment district in Scottsdale near plenty of trendy nightclubs. Numerous shops, art galleries, and restaurants are within easy walking distance, and Scottsdale Stadium, where the San Francisco Giants play during spring training, is a five-minute drive away.

  • Three-minute walk to several popular nightclubs and bars
  • 15-minute walk to Old Town Scottsdale
  • Five-minute drive to Fashion Square shopping mall 
  • Five-minute drive to Scottsdale Stadium
  • 23-minute drive to Scottsdale Airport
  • 25-minute drive to Chase Field in Phoenix
  • 20- to 30-minute drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Rooms

Spacious, stylish, and trendy -- if a little sterile -- with coffeemakers and safes

The Double Queen Room is trendy and modern (but sparse)

Rooms are fresh, well-maintained, and trendy but sparsely decorated in a modern fashion that borders on minimalist. Shades of light brown and gray from textiles and laminate furniture are accented by a hint of teal in office chairs and benches. The rooms are big and bright enough, but the lack of artwork makes them feel a bit sterile. Rooms have one king bed or two queens, and suites are available with sleeper sofas and -- in some --balconies with mountain/pool views. Bathrooms are cheerfully illuminated, with an additional glow from circular mirrors framed by fluorescent lighting. They're outfitted with exceptionally large, white-acrylic vanities, walk-in showers, and wall-mounted toiletry dispensers. Standard amenities include coffeemakers, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, safes, and free bottled water. Mini-fridges are available upon request. Rooms not facing the street tend to be quieter, but guests should still expect to hear plenty of ambient noise from the adjacent nightclubs and neighboring rooms, especially on weekends. The hotel provides earplugs. 

Features

Features for the social set and the business crowd

W XYZ Bar and Lounge serves drinks and a bar menu from a modern space with a light bar menu

Much of the Aloft's amenities are geared toward socializing and entertaining guests that want to cut loose, starting with its lounge bar, W XYZ. It also regularly features live entertainment and provides bar service to guests at the hotel's small pool along with serving happy hour specials and a bar menu with light meals. The modest pool doesn't give a lot of square footage for swimming, but it's a nice place for a dip, and the colored lights at night make for a festive backdrop. But there is a limit to the property's party scene -- the hotel has a policy against guests bringing in outside alcohol.

On the flip side, Aloft also provides features with its business clientele in mind. While there's no proper conference center, the hotel's business center has multiple PCs, and there is a small space for meetings. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. 

All travelers can appreciate the free coffee, and newspapers are offered each morning in the lobby, plus a continental breakfast is available for a fee. The 24/7 Re:fuel market sells sundries and snacks. Other perks include a well-equipped fitness center, laundry service, and free parking in both the underground garage and in an outdoor parking lot. Pets are welcome, free of charge. 

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Things You Should Know About Aloft Scottsdale

Address

4415 N Civic Center Plz, Scottsdale, Central Arizona 85251-3512, United States

Phone

(480) 941-9400

Also Known As

  • Hotel Indigo Scottsdale

Room Types

  • 2 Double Beds Room
  • King Bed Suite
  • King Executive Suite
  • Standard Room

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