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SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows
Ranked #63 of 75 Hotels in Scottsdale
Denton, Texas
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“A great place to rest / stay!”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Upon arrival to the property we did notice the large vacant restaurant that put off some of the other reviewers, the exterior is well light, as is the parking lot. The office to check in is located to the west side of this building (right side as you face the property). We were greeted immediately, checked in and escorted to our room. We stayed in a King suite (2 separate rooms), the unit was clean as were the bed linens and towels. There was ample hot water for bathing. The A/C unit worked very well. The mattress was firm and not lumpy. This is an older, but well maintained property, the exterior walls are of brick which allows for a very quiet stay. The WiFi was a nice touch, we had 2 bars of signal and were able to check e-mails, watch videos without trouble, gaming might be an issue for persons who participate. The grounds are well kept and lend the feeling of being out of the city. This location is close to fine dining, casual dining, amazing pizza, upscale grocery stores, and shopping, all with in walking distance. I would stay here again and recommend to a family member or friend.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

This was my first trip to Phoenix and frankly wasn't all that excited. We choose this place because it was significantly cheaper than the big resorts down the street and the suites are good for families. When I pulled up to this place I was so worried; the front does look abandoned and gross. When we pulled around back to the room I breathed a sign of relief. We were in a two bedroom suite (3 queen beds) with one bathroom, a kitchen and large living room. It was a great size for three of us.

Out the back door we had a large patio area with chairs and plenty of shade (a commodity in Phoenix). We were right next to the pool which is tiny but since there wasn't really anyone around worked just fine. The pool area has both natural shade and sun with green grass everywhere (see the pics). I also really liked that they had a bocce ball court.

This place is so quiet so if you are looking for a busy pool scene or restaurants, it isn't for you. If you want a quiet retreat its very nice. As someone else said, the AJs market next door is awesome and a great place to get supplies if you plan on eating in the suite rather than going out.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Menlo Park, California, United States
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

I stayed at the Smoke Tree many times in their suite called "Rancho Raymundo" and must say you'll likely never find anything like it. It's not so much the fantastic Scottsdale location, quiet seclusion or the mature, desert oasis, but more so the people who have run it for nearly half a century. When I stayed there, it was operated by Curtis and Melinda, but now it's run by their children, Colin and Eric and family. What an amazing capacity to serve with genuine smiles and big hearts. I cannot say thanks enough for making my stay, well . . . personally historic! Smoke Tree, you have my undying gratitude. Try to match that Hyatt, Marriott and the rest. Try to match THAT. . .

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Fair Oaks CA
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

The Smoke Tree Resort is a great find. The front is deceiving but don't let that stop you. Behind it is a little oasis. Rooms are clean and equipped. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Don't hesitate to ask-they'll get you what you need. AJ's grocery store is great-it is located right by the resort. I would highly recommend this place. Sue & Tennis from California

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

My husband and I traveled to Phoenix for the 2011 Ironman Arizona. Most hotels near the race site were booked or very expensive. After looking on Trip Advisor I found this little gem. From the front it may be off putting due to a restaurant space being renovated. However, turn the corner and it's a little desert oasis. Beautiful landscaping, well manicured lawns and a small heated pool all make for a wonderful view from your room. I felt like we got the deal of a century for $80/night. Our bungalow had a large living room, separate large bedroom with king bed, huge walk in closet, and standard bathroom. Our living room opened up to a small patio with a table and chairs. Lovely view of the pool. The living room had a new flat screen tv. There was a small wet bar with a microwave, dishes, sink and fridge. The owner was so kind to us, allowing my husband a late checkout the day after his race. This is the only place we'll stay when visiting the Phoenix area. It's private, quiet and secluded. Far better than your everyday run of the mill chain hotel. The only downside I found was spotty wireless internet service. Other than that, five stars.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows

Property: SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows
Address: 7101 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-4417
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Top resorts Hotel in Scottsdale
#42 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,331 - ₹ 9,050
Hotel Class:3 star — SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Smoke Tree Resort & Bungalows is a true desert oasis. Five lush acres are home to 26 recently remodeled suites and bungalows. These individual private retreats offer luxury accommodations with all the modern amenities. Enjoy a workout or relax poolside in the manicured gardens. The expert staff arrange everything from golf and tennis to hiking or massage. World-class shopping and dining is just steps away. Life is too short to sleep in chain hotels! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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