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“A little piece of Paradise”

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SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows
Ranked #61 of 75 Hotels in Scottsdale
Reviewed 30 October 2011

I am currently staying at the Smoke Tree Resort and truly believe this is a hidden gem. My unit has new carpeting, queen bed that is really comfy, kitchenette with microwave, frig, coffee maker and wet bar. Very nicely decorated with flat screen tv, leather chairs, etc. There is a fabulous grocery store (A.J.'s about a block away in a nice shopping center). This is not the Ritz, Hyatt or Sheraton, thankfully. It is a place where you can truly rest. There is a swimming pool and the grounds are lovely: tall mature trees, cactus, flowers, etc. A place like Smoke Tree is very hard to find these days. Remember the places your parents took you every year for vacation that became a sort of second home? That is Smoke Tree. I hope that it remains just the way it is and is not pressured into changing in any way. The owner is a lovely woman who I happened to run into while walking on the property. She has owned the resort for more than 40 years!! The price is extremely reasonable and the location is great.

I read the review by the person who said he ran away because the restaurant is closed and the office sign wasn't very big. All I can say is that he truly missed out on a nice stay. I was told that the resort doesn't run the restaurant --they lease it and they are between lessees right now. It's not really needed when you can prepare food in the units and the shopping center is so close.

I also read an article in the Arizona Republic, Scottsdale section, by Michael Collins on 10/28 saying that places like Smoke Tree are not meeting their potential and consequently the City misses out on more revenue. You need to mind your own business, Mr. Collins. I personally look for places like the Smoke Tree Resort and they are few and far between.

If you are ever in the area and want a simple, clean, homey place to stay, I highly recommend the Smoke Tree Resort.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are at the back of the lot and are quiet.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

Had made a reservation at this place online based on reviews here on Trip Advisor. The reservation was made 3 months in advance. When we arrived in Scottsdale the GPS took us to the address but I drove away unsure the place was still in business. The parking lot was empty, there was an empty restaurant space I gather and trash all over in front in the lot. There was a tiny "office" sign on the left portion of the lot pointing to the office...
I was so shocked we just ran, never checking in and went right to the Hilton Scottsdale who took us in minus reservation. They were great!!!
I went online to read the cancellation policy and it said 7 days prior!!!
If you want clients then you need to clean up and at least put signs out there showing you are alive and well. There were so many empty stores in the area that seeing this (what looked like) abandoned place), gave me the creeps.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank snowwhiteMilan
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STmanager, Manager at SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2011

This guest did not stay at our resort or even speak to any of the staff.

There is a vacant restaurant space on the North end of the property but that
has been the case for the past four years. This does not effect the grounds, grass or
gardens of the Resort.

We have asked Tripadvisor to remove this unfair review and look forward to
many more years of providing great hospitality to our guests.
Eric Williams
SmokeTree Resort and Bungalows.

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Reviewed 25 June 2011

A fabulously relaxing stay. The accommodation was great with the only slight criticism being the lack of plates and bowls. However, all in all great value for money and still worthy of 5 stars. Great for bird watchers.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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1  Thank Romy19
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Reviewed 30 April 2011

I agree with the other posters who think this place is a hidden treasure.- a little oasis with pretty grounds, clean and comfy, well located. The rooms are nicely renovated, comfortable, spacious and well appointed. It's an older, character property, family-run. Yes, the showerhead was cranky and certainly the front entrance is less than prepossessing, due to the vacant restaurant fronting the complex. But these things are minor. Sit outside at your patio table, enjoy a glass of wine (walk over to the gourmet market to purchase food and drink or eat at the many restaurants nearby) and take in the sunset. Have a swim. Relax. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank grandmumirene
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

Third visit. Still the best deal in town. Hot weather rates get silly low.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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1  Thank rrrsnap
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Additional Information about 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:
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Scottsdale
#42 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale
Price Range: €89 - €229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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:
Smoketree Resort And Bungalows
Smoketree Resort & Bungalows Hotel Scottsdale
Smoke Tree Hotel
Smoke Tree Scottsdale
SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows Scottsdale, Arizona

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