Hotel review: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

We recently stayed at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows, a modern and luxurious resort located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. The hotel boasts 185 spacious bungalow-style rooms and suites on 23 acres of secluded land, surrounded by the Camelback Mountain. As soon as you arrive, you’re welcomed by a stunning contemporary design, beautiful desert landscaping, and artistic touches throughout the property. In this review, we will take a closer look at what this property has to offer.

Booking

Andaz Scottsdale is a Category 6 Hyatt hotel. So, for our stay, we redeemed 58k Hyatt Points (29k Hyatt Points per night on a peak night) and a Hyatt Free Night Award Category 1-7. You can learn more about earning and redeeming the Hyatt Free Night Awards here.

This is our second stay at Andaz from Hyatt, and we can admit it is becoming one of our favorite brands so far. You can read more about our stay at Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica here.

The cash rate for our stay would have been $2,511.78, so we redeemed our points at 2.89 cents per point!

To book this stay we transferred Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio.

Don’t forget that you can only transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt if you have one of these premium credit cards first: Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Ink Preferred.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Chase Sapphire Preferred

You can earn a signup bonus of 60,000 Ultimate Rewards Points when you signup for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card and spend $4,000 in the first three months of card membership. This bonus alone is worth at least $1,200 in travel rewards when transferred to travel partners such as Hyatt!

REWARDS RATE

1x-5x

BONUS VALUE

$1,200

SIGN-UP BONUS

60,000 points

ANNUAL FEE

$95

The best current Credit Card Offers are:

  • Chase Ink Business Cash (no annual fee, spend $6,000 in 3 months), which can earn you 75,000 Ultimate Rewards points.
  • Chase Ink Business Preferred ($95 annual fee, spend $8,000 in 3 months), which can earn you 100,000 Ultimate Rewards.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Chase Ink Business Cash

You can earn a signup bonus of 75,000 Ultimate Rewards points when you get the Chase Ink Business Cash card and spend $6,000 within the first six months. This valuable bonus is worth around $750 in cash back or at least $1,500 in travel when you redeem through Chase or transfer points to airline and hotel partners.

REWARDS RATE

1x-5x

BONUS VALUE

$1,500

SIGN-UP BONUS

75,000 points

ANNUAL FEE

$0

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Chase Ink Business Preferred

You can earn a signup bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points when you get the Chase Ink Business Preferred card and spend $8,000 within the first three months. This valuable bonus is worth around $1,000 in cash back or $2,000 in travel when you redeem through Chase or transfer points to airline and hotel partners.

REWARDS RATE

1x-3x

BONUS VALUE

$2,000

SIGN-UP BONUS

100,000 points

ANNUAL FEE

$95

Check in

Upon our arrival at Andaz Scottsdale in the early afternoon, we were warmly greeted by the friendly staff. The lobby’s contemporary design and chic decor immediately caught our attention. While checking us in, the staff kindly offered us a refreshing welcome drink, which was a thoughtful and much-appreciated gesture after a long day of travel.

Andaz Scottsdale is located only within 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Due to a busy weekend, we were unable to get any upgrades, so we ended up staying in the Standard Room that we initially booked.

💡 Good to know

Note that if you are redeeming your Hyatt Free Night Award, you can not combine it with your Suite Upgrade Award. Sometimes, it makes us not use our FNC in favor of SUA to secure a Suite months before our stay.

Luckily, our room was already ready before the official check-in time, so we headed straight there.

Parking

One interesting feature of the parking at Andaz Scottsdale Resort is that several parking areas are available throughout the property. The hotel has 185 bungalow-style buildings, and at times, you can park your car right outside your room, which is what we did.

Self-parking was $23 per night, which was waived for us as Globalists.

Andaz Scottsdale map

The room

Our room was 355 sq. ft. Eames Resort Two Queens with a private patio.

The Room featured:

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • A crib for the little one (they informed us that they DO NOT have rollaway beds, but some Suites have sleeper sofas).
  • Outdoor Patio with lounge furnishings.
  • Complimentary: Arizona Simple Soda, Arizona Cactus Cooler, nuts, chips, toffies (once, not daily).
  • Plush robes
  • Office Desk

Bathroom

Dining at Andaz Scottsdale

Turquoise Pool Bar

Turquoise Pool Bar is a poolside cafe at Andaz Scottsdale that offers a selection of food and beverages served in your lounge chair or the small dining area.

The operating hours are daily from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (the only onsite lunch option), and here you can find the Turquoise Pool Bar menu.

They only offered a cheeseburger, cheese quesadilla, and watermelon cubes for kids. However, when we asked if they could make a grilled cheese for our 3-year-old, they happily accommodated our request.

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen is an on-site restaurant that offers Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, fresh pasta made in-house, and craft drinks. Note that the restaurant is open daily but only serves breakfast and dinner.

Breakfast

At Andaz Scottsdale, breakfast was served a-la-cart style only from 7 am at the main restaurant, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. As Globalists, we got a complimentary breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids.

We noticed small charges on our bill every day after breakfast, but we decided to wait until check-out to bring it up. It turned out that the hotel only had a “breakfast package” in their system, which had a $100 daily cap and was separate from the complimentary Globalist breakfast. The front desk clerk removed all the charges.

The breakfast was absolutely amazing, and we loved it. Although they didn’t have a specific menu for kids, we ordered buttermilk pancakes, a bowl of berries, and a side of eggs for our girls, and they were definitely happy with it.

Dinner

We had an excellent experience at Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. The food was outstanding, and we particularly enjoyed the tapas-style appetizers and fresh pasta. Our girls had their own pasta, and we shared some of our items with them too.

Amenities

Pool at Andaz Scottsdale

The pool is located by the Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen and is open daily from 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM. The area also featured an oversized hot tub and Turquoise Pool Bar.

After a day of hiking in the Sonoran Desert, our girls enjoyed spending time here.

Is Andaz Scottsdale kid-friendly?

It certainly was for us. The pool and hot tub were open to people of all ages, and our girls enjoyed spending time there. The on-site restaurant provided small portions for kids, as well as drawing papers and crayons. The property also had several fire pits that we loved to sit by after the day out hiking and exploring.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is open 24/7 and offers a variety of Technogym fitness equipment, Peloton bikes, and the Tonal fitness system. It also offers complimentary meditation and yoga classes and boot camp sessions, among other activities.

Palo Verde Spa at Andaz Scottsdale

Palo Verde Spa offers a range of spa treatments, steam rooms, private outdoor hot tubs for men and women, a secluded pool, and an outdoor lounge area. While you relax and unwind, you’ll enjoy stunning panoramic views of Camelback Mountain.

Area attractions

Great news is that Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is located just a few minutes’ drive from Old Town Scottsdale. It is also within walking distance of various dining and shopping options.

Additionally, you’re also about a 20-minute drive from great hiking trails, golf courses, and other attractions in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. You can read more about kid-friendly activities in Scottsdale here.

Bottom line

Overall, we had a great time at Andaz. If you’re looking for a luxurious desert oasis in the Scottsdale area, the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows should be at the top of your list. With its stunning modern design, spacious bungalow accommodations, excellent dining, and top-notch amenities like the beautiful pool area and spa, this resort offers a truly indulgent getaway for the whole family.

On Points With Kids Summary

We redeemed 58,000 Hyatt points and one Hyatt Free Night Award Category 1-7 for three nights at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows. The cash rate for our stay was $2,511.78 ($837.26 per night on average, including taxes and fees), which equals 2.89 cents per point, an outstanding value!

You can apply for the following credit cards to earn Hyatt points that can be redeemed at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows:

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