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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road | Scottsdale, AZ 85258 [See Map]
#8 in Best Phoenix Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1295 reviews
Property Type Resort with 493 rooms, 4 floors
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Shuttle Service, Internet Access See all amenities

U.S. News Review

Located in posh Gainey Ranch (a verdant part of Scottsdale known for its palm trees), the Hyatt Regency exudes a tropical-oasis-meets-Aztec-palace feel. Although guest rooms are spacious and chic — boasting flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and private patios or balconies — it's the 10 pools and man-made beach that garner the most praise from recent visitors. Numerous and varied, the Hyatt Regency's swim spots cater to visitors of every age: Some have cascading waterfalls, others are adults-only, and if you'd rather stay dry, opt for a gondola ride along the waterways. Though it may take some coaxing to lure yourself (or your travel buddies) away from the pool, guests also recommend playing a round of golf at the 27-hole championship Gainey Ranch Golf Club, or indulging in a massage at the Spa Avania. Then, cap off the day with dinner at one of several on-site eateries.

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Critic Reviews

Fodor’s

“While staying here, it's easy to imagine that you're relaxing at an ocean-side resort instead of in the desert; shaded by towering palms and with manicured gardens and paths, the property has water everywhere — a large pool area has a beach, a three-story waterslide, waterfalls, and a lagoon.”

Frommer's

“Contemporary architecture, dramatic landscaping, a water playground with its own beach, a staff that's always ready to assist you, good restaurants, and even gondola rides — it all adds up to a lot of fun at one of the most smoothly run resorts in Arizona.”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional

Travel + Leisure

“In recognition of the resort's proximity to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian reservation, it includes a Native American learning center and regular hoop-dancing performances.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

AFAR

“Beyond the water's edge, there are the expected activities, such as the 27 holes of golf at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club, open only to club members and resort guests.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is located in an upscale neighborhood about 6 miles north of downtown Scottsdale and 18 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix. The 27-acre resort is a desert oasis with the McDowell Mountains as its backdrop. Free shuttles run from the property to Camelback Mountain and to several shopping areas.

  • Baseball spring training site Scottsdale Stadium is about 6 miles south
  • Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is about 3 miles southeast
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is about 15 miles south

  • 24-hour valet parking ($29)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa have patios or balconies with views of the property and feature modern furniture with dark woods. Standard amenities include armchairs, minifridges, bathrobes, and coffeemakers.

  • A daily resort fee of $25, plus tax, covers Internet access, shuttle service, tennis courts, bicycle rentals, golf club storage and entry to the fitness center
  • Guests may also reserve Casita Suites — 1,000-square-foot lakefront homes with fireplaces and wet bars

Standard room size:

400 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • 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

Gainey Ranch offers eight different dining options. SWB is a casual Southwestern bistro serving three meals a day and Sunday brunch. Alto is the resort's Italian restaurant and bar, serving seasonal dishes and an extensive wine list. Noh is a six-seat Japanese restaurant, and Cantina Due is a bar that offers food from both the SWB and Alto menus, along with a happy hour featuring Arizona-produced food and beverages.

  • Center Stage Bar combines nightly live music with Southwestern appetizers, burgers and flatbreads
  • H2Oasis and the Grotto Bar serve guests poolside
  • Canyon Market is a 24-hour shop with coffee and grab-and-go options

Number of restaurants:

8

Cuisine types:

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

Pool

The pool deck at the resort features a water playground with 10 swimming pools, 20 fountains, 45 waterfalls, a sand beach, and a three-story waterslide. Two of the pools are adults-only, and cabanas and day beds are available for half- and full-day rentals. Food and beverage service is provided by H2Oasis and the Grotto Bar.

  • Guests who prefer to stay dry can indulge in a gondola boat ride, complete with a singing gondolier, along the resort's waterways
  • Poolside movies, games and other activities are regularly scheduled

Number of pools:

10

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

Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa is an indoor-outdoor spa with 19 treatment rooms, a mineral-water pool, relaxation areas, steam rooms, saunas, hot and cold plunges, and a full-service salon.

  • Weekday spa tours provided from 5 to 7 p.m., with glass of wine and product samples
  • Custom-mixed creams and scrubs can be purchased
  • Some services are adapted to the time of day — awaken in the morning, rejuvenate at midday, unwind in the evening

Services offered:

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

Kids

Kids ages 3 to 12 can participate in the Camp Hyatt program. The half- and full-day programming includes Western-themed arts and crafts, educational classes about local plants, animals and culture and playtime at the resorts water and dry playgrounds.

  • Babysitting referrals available through the concierge

  • Kids club ($30 to $120)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The StayFit gym at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa is open 24 hours and offers weight and cardio machines plus free weights. The fitness center also holds group exercisse classes, some complimentary and some for an additional fee. Bicycles and ElliptiGOs can be borrowed from the valet, along with a local map, for outdoor exercise.

  • Use of four lighted tennis courts is free, but reservations are required
  • Exercise programs and clinics can be customized for groups and corporate events

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

Business

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa offers 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space as well as on-site event planners, multimedia experts, catering and a fully equipped business/shipping center that is staffed during business hours. Some of the meeting rooms are set up as boardrooms, and many have terraces or balconies.

  • Resort can arrange group tours, golf outings and other experiences, as well as environmentally responsible meetings

Number of meeting rooms:

40
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The 4Paws pet-friendly program at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa allows dogs and cats that weigh 50 pounds or less to stay in guest rooms for a fee of $150 for the first six nights and an additional $150 if staying seven to 30 nights. Guests must make reservations in advance and keep pets on a leash or in a carrier when in public areas.

  • Animals are not allowed in the food and beverage areas

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Gainey Ranch Golf Club, rated one of the best in the country by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine, is open only to members and to guests of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa. Each day, two of its three nine-hole courses — The Lakes, The Dunes, and Arroyo — are linked to create a different 18-hole experience. Every round after the first is half-price

  • The club offers beverage and snack carts, a practice facility, club storage, and a restaurant
  • Guests can ship their clubs to the resort with the trackable Ship Sticks service

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

Wedding

Couples planning a ceremony and reception at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa can choose from a mountain, waterfall, pool, or golf course view, and venues range from formal ballrooms to more intimate spaces.

  • On-site wedding specialists and audiovisual experts
  • Preferred Preference Dining allows guests to choose from a few entrees at the event

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

850
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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