Raise your hand if you love a good couples getaway?! I can’t even tell you how bad Joe and I needed this little trip together. He has been working some wild hours and it felt like we hadn’t even had a real conversation in weeks! What made it even better was meeting up with a bunch of the couples from our “Residency Family” at our very favorite hotel in Scottsdale! I shared a few clips of our trip over on Instagram and had lots of questions about the hotel + our favorite places to eat, so I thought I would share a little review + recap with you here today!
When it comes to design, you can sum me up in probably a handful of words. Modern, Clean, Minimalist, Bright, Simple. Hotels are often times not my jam. I just can’t handle all the cheesy themes and dark colors (hiding dirt and germs) they often have. So when I first laid eyes on the Andaz Scottsdale, you could say I was in love. Joe found it last year when we came to Arizona all on his own and I was honestly blown away. It is basically set up as a neighborhood of modern concrete bungalows. My design heaven. They are connected by sidewalks lined with tons of greenery and desert flowers.
We loved it so much we had to come back again this year with friends! Since we had let the hotel know we were coming as a group of couples, they set us up so just our groups bungalows had a common courtyard in the middle. We each had a couple chairs and it was so perfect to be able to have our late night conversations and not have to pile on someones bed in the hotel room, or just to come and go from the pool and restaurant together.
Your little sidewalk from your bungalow takes you right over to the resort pool as well. It is a big open area with tons of chairs and places to relax. I loved that while the resort was fully booked, we still felt like we had our own private space. It wasn’t small or cramped at all, like a lot of hotels. The restaurant on site is just as amazing and we could’ve eaten there for every meal!
As if the grounds and exterior of the resort wasn’t enough, the actual rooms and bungalows are just as amazing! Everything is so CLEAN, and open and the natural light in every room is my favorite. The modern furniture and accents are so my style and give it such a new fresh feel. You honestly feel like you are staying in a your own private home. The hotel feel just isn’t there at all!
Although we really could’ve stayed at the resort for food and fun the entire weekend, the location itself is one of my favorite parts of the Andaz. You could easily get a quick Uber or take the super fun scooter rentals over to the restaurant and shopping district of Scottsdale. The food scene in Scottsdale is unreal and we had a hard time narrowing it down to just enough spots for a weekend stay! If you need recommendations, we shared all of our favorite eats + your amazing recommendations in our Arizona Travel Guide.
If you are planning a couples trip, I highly recommend Scottsdale in the Spring! I grew up coming here to visit my aunt so it holds a special place for us. We honestly love it and plan to make it a regular vacation spot! The Andaz is the perfect place to get away and you will honestly feel like you are in your own little private oasis!