Downtown and Central Scottsdale Hotels

Make Reservations Early For Reasonable Rates in Scottsdale

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
The Infinity Pool at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

The Scottsdale hotels and resorts on this page are my recommendations for places to stay when visiting Downtown and Central Scottsdale. There is no legal definition of "Downtown Scottsdale" or "Central Scottsdale" that I know of, but, distinguished from North Scottsdale, I am including resorts and hotels from South Scottsdale (near Tempe) and north up to about Indian Bend Road (about 7000 North as an address).

Many business activities and visitor events held in Scottsdale are attended by people from all over the country and the world. These include:

Downtown Scottsdale would be my choice for a place to stay if you need to be centrally located in the Valley, with a relatively easy drive to various parts of town, nearby shopping and attractions, close proximity to the airport and downtown Phoenix. For example, if you are visiting here to attend Spring Training baseball games (Cactus League), and you'll be hitting all the stadiums and not just one or two, Downtown Scottsdale gives you pretty easy access to them all, since the Loop 101 can get you to most of them, and city streets can get you to the ones in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tempe.

Scottsdale Hotels (Downtown or Old Town, Central) - Affordable / On a Budget

These Scottsdale hotels are more likely to fit a limited budget when visiting the Scottsdale area, although nothing in Scottsdale would be considered cheap. These Scottsdale hotels with a couple of miles of the Loop 101, giving easy access to the rest of the Valley of the Sun and are within a few miles of Old Town Scottsdale, 5th Avenue Shops, and the Downtown Scottsdale arts district.

Best Western Plus Sundial
7320 E. Camelback Rd
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Chaparral Suites Resort Scottsdale
5001 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
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Days Hotel Scottsdale
5101 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
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Extended Stay America - Phoenix - Scottsdale - Old Town
3560 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale
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Gainey Suites Hotel
7300 E. Gainey Suites Dr
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
3131 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
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Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn
7017 E. McDowell Rd
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Motel 6 Scottsdale
6848 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
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Scottsdale Resort & Athletic Club
8235 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale
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Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale
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Scottsdale Hotels (Downtown or Old Town, Central) - Higher End Hotels/Luxury Resorts

These hotels and resorts are all especially convenient to Downtown and Central Scottsdale.

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
6114 N. Scottsdale Rd.
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Canyon Suites at The Phoenician
6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
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Courtyard Scottsdale Old Town
3311 N. Scottsdale Rd
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Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River
5201 North Pima Road, Scottsdale
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DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley - Scottsdale
5401 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
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Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town
7324 E. Indian School Rd, Scottsdale
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Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St, Scottsdale
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Hyatt House Scottsdale
4245 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale
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Hyatt Place Scottsdale/Old Town
7300 E. 3rd Ave, Scottsdale
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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale
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The Phoenician
6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
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Residence Inn Scottsdale Paradise Valley
6040 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
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The Saguaro
4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
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Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
5700 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley
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The Scott Resort and Spa
4925 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
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Scottsdale Camelback Resort & Spa
6302 E Camelback, Scottsdale
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Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town
7325 E. Third Ave, Scottsdale
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W Scottsdale
7277 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
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If none of these properties are within your budget, my next choice would be Downtown Tempe, which is south of Scottsdale. Here are some choices for hotels in Downtown Tempe that are bound to be a bit more reasonably priced than Scottsdale.

Are you visiting Scottsdale to attend Spring Training Baseball games? Here are maps of the Cactus League Stadiums in the Phoenix area.