The Scott Resort & Spa

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Scottsdale Arizona (2024 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Arizona, and same-sex couples are able to marry and adopt. Nevertheless, the state provides only limited protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Scottsdale has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Nu Towne Saloon or BS West the most famous gay bars in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Scottsdale is a desert city in Arizona east of state capital Phoenix. It’s known for its spa resorts and golf courses, including TPC Scottsdale. Farther north, trails wind through McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a desertscape of hills, rock formations and cacti. Nearby is Taliesin West, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home and studio. Downtown’s Old Town Scottsdale has 1920s buildings and 19th-century olive trees.

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1. Hotel Valley Ho 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Scottsdale Arizona

Hotel Valley Ho
Hotel Valley Ho

Featuring a full service spa and health club, this hotel is a 5-minute drive from Old Town Scottsdale. Guests can relax in a year-round outdoor pool. A restaurant and a poolside bar are available.

All air-conditioned rooms include a work desk, a flat-screen TV and a small refrigerator at Hotel Valley Ho Scottsdale. A private bathroom with a hairdryer is also provided.

Guests can take advantage of a variety of spa treatments at Scottsdale Hotel Valley Ho, including massages, manicures and pedicures. A fitness center is also on site.

ZuZu Lounge serves American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cocktails and lunch are served poolside each day at OH Pool Bar.

In a mid-century building in the eclectic South Scottsdale district, this trendy hotel with a retro vibe is 3 miles from Camelback Mountain and the Desert Botanical Garden, and 9 miles from I-10.

Colorful, vintage-chic rooms provide Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and coffeemakers, plus balconies or patios. Suites add living areas; 1- and 2-bedroom upgraded suites offer kitchens, separate living rooms and mountain views. Room service is available 24/7.

There are 2 outdoor pools; 1 is flanked by a bar, a fire pit and cabanas (some with hot tubs). Other amenities include a modern restaurant, a spa and a gym, as well as breakfast and parking.

Hotel Valley Ho is a true icon in Downtown Scottsdale. Originally opened in 1956 and restored to its former splendor, this urban retreat blends mid-century-modern style with contemporary amenities. Every room has a private patio or balcony and floor-to-ceiling glass, perfect for enjoying Arizona’s sunshine. Dine at ZuZu, perfect for curious foodies, relax at VH Spa for Vitality + Health, and take a dip in two cool pools.

So much to love about this lovely desert oasis! First, the incredible mid-century modern architecture and design mixes so perfectly with hot desert environment that is Phoenix, and moreover the charming Scottsdale, Arizona.

The 2nd great thing to love is the location – easy to walk, bike, Uber, Lift and drive – with lots of fantastic restaurant, wine bars, bars, art galleries, museums, shops, and the like both east and north of the hotel in Old Town Scottsdale. We did have a nice bit of nosh at Zuzu and couple cocktails! Next time I’m going to have one of those amazing shakes!

The 3rd thing we really loved was the rooftop veranda! Treat yourself to an incredible 360 degree view of the greater Phoenix! We got to see the great conjunction in the clear desert sky! Definitely don’t forget to take a dip in one of the 2 incredible pools or soak those tired feet and calves (in our case) in the hot tub located near the main pool – towels provided. And finally, they don’t build them like this anymore, so pay attention to the subtle elements – for this is where this hotel is so successful. They’ve really paid attention to not only maintaining and highlighting the hotels historic characteristics, but they’ve updated the whole property with great design elements, and provided us clear, efficient, and friendly service during the entirety of our stay.

It’s centrally located in Old Town and is a very cool, retro boutique hotel with a celebrity vibe. Our room had a huge patio with tons of comfortable seating and a gorgeous view of Camelback Mountain. We ate in the hotel’s restaurant, Zuzu twice and both meals were extraordinary. Staff did an amazing job and expertly catered to all of our needs. Great place to stay.

Gay Friendly Hotels Scottsdale
Gay Friendly Hotels Scottsdale

How much does a room costs at Hotel Valley Ho?

Prices start 299$/night for Standard King Room. The Tower Signature King is  349$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Featuring a private outdoor balcony with views of the surrounding landscapes, this air-conditioned room includes a private bar. A flat-screen TV, ergonomic workstations, and a laptop-sized safe are also featured. Fine linens add additional comfort to the platform bed.

Where to book online – Hotel Valley Ho – Gay Friendly Hotels Scottsdale Arizona – you can find the best hotels deals in Scottsdale during Scottsdale Arts Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Scottsdale AZ on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. The Scott Resort & Spa 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Scottsdale AZ

The Scott Resort & Spa
The Scott Resort & Spa

Less than 5 minutes’ drive to Old Town Scottsdale, this pet-friendly hotel and spa features a torch-lit pool, a sandy beach pool and a sun terrace. All rooms include plush bathrobes and premium spa-inspired bath amenities.

A flat-screen TV, iHome docking station, and an in-room laptop safe are provided in each room. All rooms at The Scott Resort & Spa are air-conditioned, non smoking and offer an honor bar.

The Canal Club serves Caribbean-inspired cuisine daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and accommodates guests with special dietary needs. During the day, lighter meals and cocktails are available at the The Canal Club Poolside Bar.

Less than a mile from shopping in Old Town Scottsdale, this upscale modern resort is a mile from the Camelback Mountain trailhead.

Stylish rooms and suites with patios or private balconies have minibars, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. Some have lagoon, courtyard or pool views. Room service is available.

There’s a Caribbean restaurant and a poolside bar. A resort fee covers a 24-hour fitness center and valet parking. Other amenities include a spa, 2 sprawling outdoor pools and a sandy beach area.

The Scott Resort & Spa (formerly FireSky Resort) is truly an oasis in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Recently completing a $15 Million renovation and reinvention featuring a brand new lobby, guest rooms, restaurant and bar.
This luxury boutique hotel is remarkable for its La Vidorra Spa, unbeatable location, exceptional service, sumptuous amenities, and Caribbean-inspired dining at The Canal Club, Bar and Pool Bar. The area boasts more than 250 golf courses, hundreds of shopping boutiques, restaurants, bars and nightlife. Including the Scottsdale Fashion Square, Waterfront district, Phoenix Art Museum, Taliesin West – the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and nearby Sedona and Salt River Canyon.
Great hotel in old town Scottsdale. Hotel even has a free shuttle service within 3 miles of hotel. The gardens, pool and common areas are beautiful. Lots of fire pits and gathering spots by pool and gardens. Only negative experience was very tiny bathrooms. The kind where you open the bathroom door and it barely clears the toilet. Also, thought the couch in our suite was uncomfortable and very small for the space.
Overall great experience and great place to stay. We would definitely stay here again in the future. Within walking distance to old town, plenty of bars / restaurants all within walking distance and a hotel shuttle that will take you anywhere in a 3 mile radius. We never waited more than 15 mins for the shuttle. The staff was also very accommodating and friendly.
he grounds are gorgeous and well-maintained. The hotel lobby is decorated to the very last detail, and the hotel bar/lobby scene is great. The hotel offers a free shuttle that will take you anywhere within 3 miles of the hotel and they are so accommodating and willing to take you! The concierges are among the most friendly and helpful of anywhere that I have been.
There are more than enough restaurants in the area to choose from, some within a 15 minute walk or less. The rooms are nicely-appointed and a good size with large French doors that go out to a balcony.
We also took the free morning yoga class and really enjoyed it.
This resort is stunning inside and out, you have no idea you’re in the middle of a city until you step off the beautiful property which is only minutes away from wonderful shopping and dining in old town scottsdale. The shuttle service is perfect and free for guest within a 3 mile radius. Highly recommend getting a poolside cabana one as well. And the spa was amazing! Beautiful and relaxing, had a wonderful massage and facial.
This boutique hotel is in the heart of Scottsdale and a perfect getaway if you’re still seeking some interaction. We stayed at The Scott for a spa and shopping weekend just before Christmas. My friend and I loved the room, so cute and comfortable. The spa, fire pits, and bar in the lobby were well staffed. Lots of options for spa services on property as well as nearby.
But proximity to fabulous restaurants and shopping was probably the best part of this boutique hotel experience. The Scott is a gem in the middle of the city.
. The lobby was gorgeous and welcoming, and I spent time there enjoying espresso by the fire with a good book. The outdoor garden, pond, and pool areas were absolutely amazing. Fire pits open for use, many gathering areas you could utilize with friends, hammocks, swings, heated pool, etc. It was magical. The rooms were rather spacious as well.
I have stayed at other boutique hotels and half expected to see the bathroom from my bed, but was surprised that it had its own space. Beautifully designed rooms. Comfortable beds. Balconies or patios at each room. It was a lovely stay.
Gay Friendly Hotels Scottsdale Arizona

How much does a room costs at The Scott Resort & Spa?

Prices start 259$/night forKing Room with Patio. The King Room with Lagoon View is  319$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Features views of a lushly landscaped Mediterranean lagoon from private patio or balcony, this room provides designer bath toiletries, flat-screen TV, an oversize desk and an organic mini-bar.

Where to book online – The Scott Resort & Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Scottsdale Arizona – you can find the best hotels deals in Scottsdale during Scottsdale Arts Festival  which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Scottsdale AZ on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Orange Tree Resort 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Scottsdale

Orange Tree Resort
Orange Tree Resort

Featuring an 18-hole championship golf course, this Scottsdale resort includes an outdoor pool with lounge chairs and a terrace. Old Town Scottsdale is 8 miles away. Free Wi-Fi is available.

With a two-person hot tub, each one-bedroom suite has a kitchen counter next to a full refrigerator, microwave and toaster. Each suite has free Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station. A double vanity with duel sinks is provided in the private bathroom.

After a morning of golf, guests can enjoy the poolside hot tub at the Scottsdale Orange Tree Golf Resort. Free parking is provided to all resort guests. Concierge services help guests book at the on site restaurant.

This sprawling all-suite resort and golf club is 7.3 miles from the TPC of Scottsdale golf complex and 15.9 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Relaxed, adobe-style 1-bedroom suites offer French doors opening onto patios or balconies, and feature separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, kitchenettes and 2 TVs. They also include free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and whirlpool tubs.

Amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center with spa services. There’s also an activities program, badminton and water volleyball, along with a casual restaurant offering all-day dining.

An oasis in what was once an orange grove, the Orange Tree Resort is one of Arizona’s finest luxury golf vacation destinations. Unwind in luxuriously appointed guest suites featuring Tempur-pedic Sleep System Beds and a two-person whirlpool tub to relax in. When you are ready to venture out in the Scottsdale area be ready to experience anything from great shopping, art museums and the Phoenix Zoo. Not to mention the majestic Grand Canyon is a mere day trip away.
In a setting that combines the first class amenities of a fine golf resort and the ambiance of a country club, The Orange Tree Resort is the ideal destination for intimate getaways, family vacations, golf outings, and special events in Arizona.

We enjoyed our stay at the Orange Tree Resort in Scottsdale Arizona.

The staff were great. Every request or question was dealt with or responded to promptly and efficiently.

The location is in a very nice area of Scottsdale. The grounds are maintained beautifully.

The only thing I would suggest is it would be nice if the microwave could be replaced with a convection oven.

Place was excellent in every way. Our visits to the local attractions were beyond our expectations- The Heard Museum the botanical gardens, the Museum of Music , the spirit of the Southwest museum – you have to go to these places to even believe how fabulous they are. The food in the areas and museums is also the very best . Scottsdale is really worth a visit and golf is top notch. This is a great place to stay – large and comfortable with a beauty of a golf course.
I can’t praise this place highly enough. Fabulous stop over in Scottsdale – handy for anything you need to do in the east Phoenix area. We were going to Frank Lloyd Wright’s house at Taliesin West and this was a great place to stay in the vicinity. Accommodation was an enormous apartment style room with living room area, big bathroom and bedroom that were all separate and demarcated. Two TVs, but I didn’t watch any of them.
This is a resort style place, with fitness centre and golf course. We didn’t use a fraction of the facilities but still felt it was a great place to stay and never felt we were paying for luxury we didn’t need.
Our unit was one we requested on the second floor of building 5, facing the golf course. The pool, etc. were in the next building, so there was no noise in our building. Our unit had a microwave, full-size refrigerator, sink, toaster, coffee maker, and all the dishes, etc. that we could ever need. Christian told us that if we needed an electric skillet or crockpot to just let him know. The bath had a large jacuzzi, double sinks and a separate toilet shower area beyond the closet and built in dresser drawers. The balcony was large with table and chairs but was shared with the next unit.
Old Scottsdale is about 20 minutes south on Scottsdale Road, and we thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour ending at the Museum of Western Art, where we spent half a day. We also took a trip one day to Arcosanti, which also was an easy drive from our resort. Sky Harbor airport is an easy 20-minute drive from/to the rental car location, too! Thoroughly great escape for us.
Gay Friendly Hotels Scottsdale
Gay Friendly Hotels Scottsdale

How much does a room costs at Orange Tree Resort?

Prices start 252$/night for  One-Bedroom Suite.

Featuring a two-person hot tub, this one-bedroom suite features a kitchen counter next to a full refrigerator, microwave and toaster. A balcony, free Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station are featured. A double vanity with dual sinks is available in the private bathroom.

Where to book online – Orange Tree Resort – Gay Friendly Hotels Scottsdale Arizona – you can find the best hotels deals in Scottsdale during during Scottsdale Arts Festival  which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Scottsdale AZ on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.