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Old 11-10-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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we're going to have some guests coming in around xmas/new years week and we wanted to take them around to show them some of the nicer resorts on one of the days.. which resort do you recommend based on architecture adn the grounds? which resorts do you know of that will allow outsiders to take a quick walking tour? although it might be too cold for swimming that time of yr, which resorts do you know of that allow outsiders to swim either for free or by purchasing a pass? thanks in advance.
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Inside the 101
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Almost all the local resorts allow visitors to stroll around the grounds and public areas. I'd recommend the Arizona Biltmore, the Royal Palms, the Camelback Inn, and the Phoenician. The first three are full of history; the last is much newer but still worth exploring.
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:34 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Gainey Ranch is a hoot....have some drinks at the outdoor bar by the fireplace.

If you get a room for the night you can play golf there.
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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the phoenician is a place i've strolled before - they have a small walking path that details some of the native vegitation and getting a drink on their outside patio is a pretty nice setting
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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I’d have to add the Pointe Hilton Resorts, I think there are three of them located in the valley. Pointe Tapatio on north 7th Street at North Mountain Preserve trails across the street from them. The Pointe at Hilton Squaw Peak Resort on 16th Street & Northern, Pointe South Mtn. on Baseline at 44th Street or 48th are also nice take out of town family and friends.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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The south mountain resort is nice, the waterpark is awesome but it's too cold now for it, not today but probably in a few weeks.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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South Mountain one is no longer a "Pointe" but the Arizona Grand. It is pretty there.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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South Mountain one is no longer a "Pointe" but the Arizona Grand. It is pretty there.
Yup, when Hilton bought the "Pointe" name the south mountain resort wasn't up to the Hilton standards, so only the Squaw Peak and Tapatio Cliffs were "pointes" there was always a ton of confusion when I worked there.
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