Updated: Oct 11, 2019
Today we will be reviewing the Gainey Suites Hotel in sunny and warm Scottsdale Arizona.
The Gainey Suites is an independently operated boutique hotel that as you will see goes above and beyond all expectations. Being an independent, they offer some very unique services that make for one of the best hotels in the Scottsdale area, if not all of Arizona.
With so many choices of luxury hotels in Scottsdale Arizona, each hotel seems to offer the same thing making each one seem indifferent and only distinguishable by the shape of their pool.
Gainey Suites Hotel is much more than just your luxury hotel. In fact, it has earned the top spot among Trip Advisor's Top 5 Scottsdale Hotels.
And just because we said it is a luxury, boutique hotel – does not mean it is going to break your bank. It is actually one of the most affordable in Scottsdale with rates starting around $115 on Experience This 360's Hotel Room Finder. Coupled with zero resort fees and complimentary perks like free wifi, a sumptuous breakfast buffet, a nightly cocktail and the best evening reception we have seen along with free shuttle service and much more you will find the price actually matches roadside motels and hotels that typically are bland, boring, and offer little service.
When you first arrive at Gainey Suites Hotel, they offer up fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies right at reception. Children will find a custom, cuddly teddy bear in each of their rooms – theirs to take home as a gift.
And it isn't just all these little extras that make this hotel stand out – it is the excellent customer service. They are now ranked 9.1 out of 10 on reviews on our app from tens of thousands of reviewers.
From the moment you walk in you will know you have found a gem. Once you get to your room you won't believe how comfortable the beds are. Seriously, this is the most comfortable bed and linen I have ever slept in.
And then there is the food. Yes, this hotel goes above and beyond with expectations. Check out the complimentary breakfast menu and evening reception menu:
Complimentary Daily Breakfast Buffet Menus: (Served 6:30-9:30 am Monday-Friday…6:30-10 am Saturday & Sunday)
Monday: Southwest Potato Pancake Benedict- Poached eggs with a Chipotle Hollandaise over ham and potato pancake. Also, plain scrambled eggs, and home fried potatoes.
Tuesday: Breakfast Tacos-Egg, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese & Potato and Chorizo, Cheddar Cheese & Egg.Also Plain scrambled eggs and home fried potatoes.
Wednesday: Ham & Swiss CroissantSandwiches, alsoscrambled eggs Florentine (spinach, onions, diced tomatoes and mushrooms) and tater tots
Thursday: Corned Beef Hash with Poached Eggs*, also plain scrambled eggs, tater tots.
Friday: Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Ham & Chicken Fried Steak, home fried potatoes.
Saturday: Huevos Rancheros with flour tortillas, poached eggs* in fresh homemade salsa and chorizo,also plain scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and home fried potatoes
Sunday: Blueberry Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Sausage with home fried potatoes
Everyday Breakfast Buffet also includes: Fresh sliced and whole fruits, assorted yogurts, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal with brown sugar, honey, and raisins, cereals…granola, bran, cornflakes, fruit loops, and cheerios, fresh baked Danish, blueberry and cranberry-orange breakfast breads, assorted muffins, apple turnovers, mini-bagels, whole grain, marble rye, and white breads, Skim milk, 1% milk, Soy milk, assorted fruit juices (orange, apple, cranberry, etc.) purified water by Quench, assorted gourmet teas, hot chocolate, and Starbucks Breakfast Blend Coffee.
Complimentary Daily Evening Reception Menus: (Served 5-7 pm, 7 Days/Week)
Monday: Grilled Jumbo Dogs and all the stuff to put on 'em and make your own Nachos. Fresh mixed greens tossed with apple-pear vinaigrette, tomatoes, mushrooms and pine nuts Also, pasta salad and fresh vegetable crudités with ranch dressing.
Tuesday: Meatballs Marinara & Italian Sausage, Peppers & Onions with slider rolls. Caesar Salad of chopped romaine tossed with shredded parmesan and herb croutons. Also, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad and fresh vegetable crudités with creamy ranch dip.
Wednesday: Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls and Steamed Pork Wontons, home-made fried rice, Asian Slaw-a julienne of zucchini and broccoli with sesame citrus dressing and Fresh spinach salad tossed with dried cranberries, sliced eggs, mushrooms in balsamic vinaigrette. Also, vegetable crudités and creamy ranch dip.
Thursday: Buffalo Wings-Hot and Teriyaki, Take your pick…traditional hot sauce or cilantro-lime Teriyaki. Fresh mixed greens tossed with apple-pear vinaigrette, tomatoes, mushrooms and pine nuts. Also, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad and vegetable crudités with creamy ranch dip.
Friday: Pizza, Pizza! Flat bread pizzas with a variety of toppings, including: vegetarian, three cheese, basil & roma tomato, pepperoni & jalapeno, cheese, pineapple & ham. Caesar Salad of chopped romaine tossed with shredded parmesan and herb croutons. Antipasto salad and vegetable crudités with creamy ranch dip.
Saturday: Pulled Pork Sliders with BBQ Sauce, Mac n’ Cheese and French Fries. Homemade pineapple Cole slaw and Tossed salad of fresh mixed greens salad tossed with strawberries, candied pecans, feta cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette. Also, vegetable crudités with creamy ranch dip.
Sunday: Make Your Own Taco or Tostada Salad, Seasoned ground beef with all the traditional toppings. Roasted corn salad with diced grilled red peppers, Fresh spinach salad tossed with dried cranberries, sliced hard boiled eggs, mushrooms, and pine nuts with balsamic vinaigrette.
Everyday Accompaniments: Fresh made popcorn with assorted flavored seasonings, tortilla chips with our fresh homemade salsa (poco caliente), pretzels and potato chips Complimentary
Beverages: Red and white wine by the glass, draft beer (Lumberyard Double Down Lager-Flagstaff AZ), assorted soft drinks, Starbucks Coffee, gourmet teas, hot chocolate, and Quench purified water.
Yes, all this is included! Even the craft beer and wine! So if you are staying as a family of four, as we did, breakfast in a cheap breakfast joint cost us around $30 and an evening meal cost us around $60. If you factor in the savings for having a great breakfast and dinner reception at the hotel, you are going to have a lot of money left over for some of the great attractions in Arizona.
The Gainey Suites and Hotel is located in a very convenient part of Scottsdale. With its easy access to all major roadways and attractions it allowed us to explore Arizona easily and with great comfort. We traveled around Arizona with two boys who enjoyed returning each night to the outdoor pool and the comfortable beds. The breakfast fuelled them up for all the adventures we had – from hiking to exploring historical locations.
And for adults, you can easily walk to several shops, spas and dining options. And of course, if you need to go a little further there is a complimentary shuttle to get you where you need to go.
If you are looking for a hotel in Arizona as your base, or plan to visit Phoenix, Scottsdale's Gainey Suites Hotel should be at the top of the list.
Until Next Time, Happy Travels.
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