The Boulders Resort and Golf Course

Pros: Elegant, flawless pampering, great golf ( if that’s your thing)

Cons: Starts expensive and stays that way

I’ve stayed at The Boulders only once, but once was enough to make a very pleasant memory.

The Boulders Resort in Scottsdale, Az is a 5-star Waldorf-Astoria Resort. As mentioned, I was only there once – for two nights, but honestly, I can’t think of a single need or desire, they didn’t, or couldn’t, provide. But perhaps the best amenity is the quiet, calmness of the setting. Maybe it’s the rocks ( it wasn’t named The Boulders by chance).  They’re old, large, solid and cooling – just what a weary traveler wants at the end of a day, well that, a cool drink and some pretty hors d’oeuvres.

The resort has two-hundred-twenty-three rooms of varying arrangement. Envision – a semi-enclosed patio, sandy-cream in hue, a couple lounge chairs ( same color), an outdoor fireplace burning slowly, ( if that’s your desire), a few palmtree fronds clattering in the breeze – nothing in particular to think about – aaahhhhh……..

What amenties can you expect?

  • A/C ( after all, this is Arizona)
  • Free WiFi
  • Walk-in closets
  • Egyptian linen bedding
  • Beautiful, hand-carved furniture
  • Leather furniture
  • Cable TV
  • Free Parking
  • Hair blow dryer/Iron and Ironing Board/Coffee
  • Ample linens
  • Shampoo, rinse, razor, lotion, all beautifully arranged in a wrapped Egyptian towel

And after you’ve rested. . .

  • One on-site golf course and six others nearby
  • Four Hot tubs
  • Eight tennis courts
  • Three swimming pools
  • Spa – Steam room – Sauna
  • Hair & Beauty Services ( I broke a nail, and had it fixed in 10 minutes!)
  • Bar-Lounge-Cafe-Coffee Shop
  • Concierge service and specialty 24-hour exclusive concierge service

Nearby Attractions:

  • As mentioned, six other golf courses
  • Cave Creek Museum
  • Many art galleries and tourist-y shops
  • Cave Buttes Recreational Area
  • Equidome Arena
  • Desert Ridge Marketplace
  • Desert Hikes

Other miscellaneous  info :

Rooms start at $207.00/night, but considering the amenities, service and surroundings, worth it.

The Boulders accepts Visa, Discover, American Express and Diners Club cards.

Check in time is 3:00 P.M.  Check-out at 12:00 P.M.

Two Pets allowed – under 80 pounds. ( Dogs only).

34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr.

Scottsdale, Az 85262

Reservations: 1-866-257-5990

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