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Hotel Valley Ho

6850 East Main Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85251 [See Map]
#12 in Best Phoenix Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 869 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 193 rooms, 7 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood
Style Traditional, Historic
Best For Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Visitors come to the Hotel Valley Ho either to inquire about the name or to enjoy the trendy ambiance. Having originally opened in 1956, this chic hotel has been Old Town Scottsdale's hip lodging spot for more than half a century, and visitors say that it hasn't lost its touch. The property exudes a retro vibe with bright colors and vintage furniture. But for many, the floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies outshine the guest rooms' funky fixtures. To mix and mingle with fellow chic clientele, head to the OH pool (attached to the VH Spa), or plan to attend the evening happy hour at ZuZu, which serves up seasonal American fare in addition to late afternoon libations. Some guests believe the rates are a bit high — especially because the Valley Ho lacks the grander amenities found at larger Scottsdale resorts. But for most, the hotel's exciting atmosphere and friendly customer service are worth the splurge. 

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Critic Reviews

AAA

“Often called 'one of the best-preserved mid-century hotels in the country,' no period detail was overlooked. Yet, the service and luxury have been elevated to Four Diamond standards.”
Award: AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015

Fodor's

“Originally opened in 1956, it was a hangout for celebrities, including Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, and Tony Curtis.”

Other Awards:
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Frommer's Highly Recommended
  • Lonely Planet Top Pick

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 869 guests have reviewed the Hotel Valley Ho, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 869 reviews)

Guest Reviews: Read most recent guest reviews

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Hotel Valley Ho is located on the west side of downtown Scottsdale, surrounded by a wide variety dining and entertainment options. The Scottsdale Trolley stops at the end of the hotel's driveway and provides complimentary transportation service throughout downtown Scottsdale.

  • Popular nearby attractions include the Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo
  • About 9 miles northeast of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • 24-hour valet parking ($15)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at the Hotel Valley Vo are decorated in 1950s retro decor with low platform beds, vibrant colors and modern furniture. Every room opens to a private balcony or patio. Bathrooms include Terrazzo tile, an oversized bathtub, a separate shower and Red Flower bath amenities.

  • All rooms are non-smoking, smoking is allowed on room's balcony or patio
  • Microwaves and minifridges are available upon request for an additional fee
  • Basic Internet access is complimentary, a fee applies for premium access

Standard room size:

300 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

ZuZu and OH Pool Bar + Cabanas are the dining options offered at Hotel Valley Ho. ZuZu features seasonal American favorites and cocktails, plus there's a shaded patio for outdoor dining. OH Pool Bar + Cabana is located poolside, serving the essentials needed for a day in the sun, including drinks and classic sandwiches.

  • 24-room service provided by ZuZu
  • On Wednesday, wine tasting available in the ZuZu lounge for $6 a glass
  • On Thursdays, whiskey tasting is available in the ZuZu lounge for $6 a glass

Number of restaurants:

2

Cuisine types:

American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Hotel Valley Ho's fun decor carries into the pool area with vintage pool chairs, cabanas and a classic circular pool.

  • Towels provided
  • Cabana rentals available for an additional fee with amenities like bottled water, fresh fruit, chips and dip, pool toy pack and private bar

Number of pools:

2

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The VH Spa features signature treatments inspired by techniques and ingredients from Honolulu. The Hammam Experience infuses coffee, lemon blossom, tangerine and fig with Eastern massage techniques.

  • Outdoor patio for pre- and post-treatment relaxation
  • Eight treatment rooms
  • Spa specials available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Fitness

The VH Spa and Fitness Center at the Hotel Valley Ho includes cardio equipment, weights and high circuit training machines with personal TVs and iPod and Internet-ready hook-ups. Pilates and yoga classes are available.

  • Additional fee for personal training, bicycle rentals and guided hikes

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs (with fee)
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

At the Hotel Valley Ho, indoor meeting space totals 13,000 square feet and outdoor space totals 20,000 square feet. The largest ballroom, the SoHo Room, can host up to 550 people in a reception-style format and 300 for a seated banquet.

  • Internet menu for large groups
  • Rooftop lounge and outdoor courtyards available for outdoor event space

Number of meeting rooms:

9
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Pets stay for free at the Hotel Valley Ho. Upon check-in, pets will receive a food and water bowl, dog treats, "pet in room" door hanger and cleanup kits.

  • Pet owners are responsible for cleaning guest room before departure
  • Damage and responsibility waiver must be signed by pet owner upon check-in
  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

There is a course nearby.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

Hotel Valley Ho weddings are held in the SoHo Room, Valley Ho Room, Main Place Courtyard, Palm Court or Sky Line Rooftop. Additional hotel spaces can host pre- and post-wedding events and receptions. Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood held their wedding reception in one of the hotel's ballrooms in 1957.

  • Wedding packages available
  • Audiovisual services available
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare catering

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

650
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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6850 East Main Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85251 [See Full Map]