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Hyatt Scottsdale (Gainey Ranch) - REVIEW - MASTER THREAD

Old Jun 13, 22, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by sfgiants13 View Post
Going to give another chance here since the Biltmore isnít available one of the nights. A bit shocking that itís sold out on a random Sunday in June but whatever. Rates were only $240 with free parking so itís not that bad. Hopefully at least I get some sort of upgrade this time otherwise I have a hard time justifying paying 2x as much over the Mission Palms when they gave me a an upgrade to a 1br suite last time. Really only care about a decent room, breakfast which looks good enough, housekeeping which looks back to normal, and hopefully a pool thatís not a complete zoo to come back to after hiking in the morning.
Just a heads up starting last week the city has been closing trails at 11 am because of the heat. I hiked Piestewa Peak last week before work and it was pretty busy by 5:20 am. if you are doing Camelback the parking lot is a bit smaller than Piestewa Peak and fills up quick. Tom's Thumb in North Scottsdale is also a good hike and has a large parking area. Make sure to get there early as well because there is no shade there. It was about 84* at 5:00 AM when I went last week.
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Old Jun 13, 22, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Airport Coffee View Post
Just a heads up starting last week the city has been closing trails at 11 am because of the heat. I hiked Piestewa Peak last week before work and it was pretty busy by 5:20 am. if you are doing Camelback the parking lot is a bit smaller than Piestewa Peak and fills up quick. Tom's Thumb in North Scottsdale is also a good hike and has a large parking area. Make sure to get there early as well because there is no shade there. It was about 84* at 5:00 AM when I went last week.
Yeah we plan on going early. My wife has lived in the PNW her entire life and canít handle heat like I can. Sheíd melt in the temperatures Phoenix had recently. We were actually planning on going to Saguro and maybe Sedona another day for a short hike or two before the heat sets in. Saturday might have some thunderstorms though so weíll see.
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Old Jun 13, 22, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by sfgiants13 View Post
Yeah we plan on going early. My wife has lived in the PNW her entire life and canít handle heat like I can. Sheíd melt in the temperatures Phoenix had recently. We were actually planning on going to Saguro and maybe Sedona another day for a short hike or two before the heat sets in. Saturday might have some thunderstorms though so weíll see.

Those two will be good options to get out of the heat for the day and great views.
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Old Aug 13, 22, 2:52 pm
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Just checked in here. I had to cancel My trip a month ago on the day of checkin due to a health issue which they were kind enough to do no charge. $199 rate which seems pretty good. Place is full. Had to wait a bit when I went to check in at 1. I got a Mountain View room which is better than the no upgrade last time. No standard suites available through the app so no big deal. He mentioned free parking for globalist and valet would be at the self parking rate. My rate had it anyway but thatís good for everyone else because I couldíve sworn last time they charged for parking. Free margarita from a pitcher at checkin. 4 waters in the room that theyíll replace daily with housekeeping and since the lounge is closed they had snacks and drinks behind the desk which is all free for globalist. No drink voucher like last time but Iím not drinking right now so no big deal.

Overall better than last time and for the price a pretty good deal. Still prefer the Biltmore and Boulders but not a bad backup option.

edit: I lied about the no drinks. They delivered a snack basket with two Perrier and some snacks like Doritos, granola bars, etc. The drink ticket was in that package

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Old Aug 13, 22, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by sfgiants13 View Post
Just checked in here. I had to cancel My trip a month ago on the day of checkin due to a health issue which they were kind enough to do no charge. $199 rate which seems pretty good. Place is full. Had to wait a bit when I went to check in at 1. I got a Mountain View room which is better than the no upgrade last time. No standard suites available through the app so no big deal. He mentioned free parking for globalist and valet would be at the self parking rate. My rate had it anyway but thatís good for everyone else because I couldíve sworn last time they charged for parking. Free margarita from a pitcher at checkin. 4 waters in the room that theyíll replace daily with housekeeping and since the lounge is closed they had snacks and drinks behind the desk which is all free for globalist. No drink voucher like last time but Iím not drinking right now so no big deal.

Overall better than last time and for the price a pretty good deal. Still prefer the Biltmore and Boulders but not a bad backup option.
Summer rates are usually pretty low here, but these days $199 is fantastic anywhere. I mean, there's a $45 resort fee, so the real nightly rate is $248, but that still isn't horrible even if it still sucks that hotels can get away with this ......... If it makes you feel even better, the standard suites here are basically just corner rooms. There's no bedroom. We used to stay here a lot (enough that when paid self parking became a thing here, it was on my profile to waive that for me without asking) and back when it was still called diamond, this was never the hotel to use a DSU at. I just checked and their summer promo rate includes parking. This place is not short on parking at all, and that's a total cash grab otherwise. The lounge here was pretty good for breakfast. I hear it's not coming back though, and I think someone here also posted the same thing, also showing that the outdoor part of the lounge had been removed entirely.

Did you eat on-site at all? How was it?
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Old Aug 13, 22, 5:37 pm
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Originally Posted by PWMTrav View Post
Summer rates are usually pretty low here, but these days $199 is fantastic anywhere. I mean, there's a $45 resort fee, so the real nightly rate is $248, but that still isn't horrible even if it still sucks that hotels can get away with this ......... If it makes you feel even better, the standard suites here are basically just corner rooms. There's no bedroom. We used to stay here a lot (enough that when paid self parking became a thing here, it was on my profile to waive that for me without asking) and back when it was still called diamond, this was never the hotel to use a DSU at. I just checked and their summer promo rate includes parking. This place is not short on parking at all, and that's a total cash grab otherwise. The lounge here was pretty good for breakfast. I hear it's not coming back though, and I think someone here also posted the same thing, also showing that the outdoor part of the lounge had been removed entirely.

Did you eat on-site at all? How was it?
Yeah $199 is solid. Hotel rates are through the roof everywhere this summer. I used to be able to get ~$150 at the Arizona Biltmore but itís about double that now. Since I have no resort fee for globalist and parking is included itís really not bad. No food on site for me. I typically donít eat hotel food. I enjoy eating out wherever Iím at or if Iím lazy Iíll bring something back to the room. Or DoorDash it if Iíve been drinking.

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