I spent a week at this hotel. Bryce Olson greeted me when i arrived. Due to flight delays I was almost 6 hours behind and a ittle frazzled, but he was so very delightful and welcoming that he turned my frown upside down.
I had a suite, the price sure was right. Kitchenettes do not come with any cooking supplies but are rentable for $20 for the duration of your stay. Missy, the Front Desk Manager was very helpful in giving me some plastic cutlery, bowls, plates etc. so that I didn't have to. There was a 2-burner stove, a large microwave, a large fridge, and of course a coffee maker.
Food City is practically next door, so I picked up a few things to make sandwiches and microwave eggs, Food City also had a fairly extensive hot counter available for take-out.
The big downer of this place is that breakfast is not included!! Part of the reason that I like to stay at Choice Hotel chains is so that I can have breakfast without a fuss in the morning. They do have a breakfast for $5, but it was mostly carbs which didn't appeal to me. I went to the Food City and bought some fresh fruit to put in my fridge so that I wouldn't have to get dressed and go out in search of food in the mornings. I really do think that the owner should re-think the breakfast thing,
The pool and hot tub are in the courtyard, sun shines on it mid-day. Both are very nice. There are seldom pool towels there, but front desk will give you one. Sadly, they close the pool and hot tub at 10pm, it would have been nice for me if it was open until at least 11pm.
There is a free "blue" shuttle stop close by which will take you up to Old Town Scottsdale which is a lovely area with lots of galleries, a few restaurants and cafes.
There is a Starbucks very near by the Quality Suites, and a sports pub (Philly's) also right across the street.
It does get fairly noisy at the hotel on the weekends.
The bedrooms are very bright, white shutters only, so if you don't want to be woken up at the crack of dawn you should bring a sleep mask.
Most of the rooms include some type of stairs. I requested to have my room changed to a ground level upon check-in and I was accomodated. it still included slogging my luggage down some stairs and back up again.
The fitness facility is good, but right off of the front desk and visible to everyone coming in. I didn't use it for this reason, too public.
The housekeepers were all very friendly and helpful.
WiFi was free and of good quality,
There are several barbecues available for guest usage, as well as tables and chairs outside.
The University area is close by car, as is the airport and Old Town., Glendale is a bit of a drive, but the highways are very good and easy to navigate from the Quality Suites,
There is a 24-hour quick mart right beside the property.
I would stay there again.
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