Hotel Adeline: Affordable Scottsdale Sophistication
Located in the midst of central Scottsdale, Hotel Adeline is one of the newer hotels to open in the “West’s Most Western Town.” The expansive lobby shares its space with many communal sitting areas and flows into a lounge, which flows into an outside patio overlooking the pool (thanks to a wall of windows that brings the outside in).
Developers took the shell of an old existing hotel with fairly rudimentary early 1970s architectural lines—then, accentuated it with a sophisticated and subtle retro interior design makeover. The Hotel Adeline in Scottsdale is in a marketplace full of world-class hotels and spas, and while it is not in the same class as many of the 5-star property options, it is in an outstanding part of town that offers a more affordable place to stay.
The accommodations extend that modern retro feel from the lobby and provide a comfortable place to stay. The rooms are stylish and come with a 50” TV, an edge wood desk, and a chaise lounge chair to relax in after a hard day at the pool.
Half of the rooms face the interior of the hotel complex and overlook the pool, while the other half face the exterior. The pool is the focal point, where guests can lounge by the water, or, belly up to the bar. The zero entry pool is lined on both sides by a series of cabanas that guests can reserve for an extra fee. Outdoor courtyards and public spaces encourage guests to interact rather than staying cooped up in their rooms.
Good & Proper is an on-site café for breakfast or lunch with long tables that continue that communal vibe from the lobby. There are a couple of parakeets singing in a large cage that help bring the feeling of the outdoors inside. The menu is a bit limited, but the food is outstanding.
Selfmade is the primary restaurant for dinner, which puts a spin on some old-time favorites. They offer some enticing entrees as well as house-made pizzas. After your meal, a beer, wine or cocktail next to the outdoor fireplace is a great spot to cap off the evening.
If you’re not quite ready for bed, I recommend seeking out the secret whisky bar called Straight Up. I’ll give you a couple of hints how to get in. First, Straight Up is located inside of a phone booth near the lobby. Once inside, pick up the phone and give them the password, which will open a secret passage. Password hint: It’s the year that prohibition ended.
Once inside you will find the venue looks similar to an old speakeasy, with creative and hand crafted cocktails presented by master mixologists. You can whet your whiskey whistle with a curated flight (which includes some local varieties), or, enjoy a specialty cocktail. The intimate setting is only for those in the know, so be sure to take in all of the subtleties of the experience.
Scottsdale Fashion Square and Old Town Scottsdale are just down the road from Hotel Adeline, both areas offering a slew of dining and entertainment options. Rather than driving and dealing with parking, you can rent an electric bike or scooter right in front of the hotel.
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Hotel Adeline Information:
Address: 5101 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Rates: $85-$160 low season $180-$260 high season depending on accommodations and availability. These rates exclude resort fees and taxes.