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the Saguaro Scottsdale

the Saguaro Scottsdale
4000 North Drinkwater Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 308-1100
Rates: $119/night – Single Beds and $129/night – Double/Double Beds

the Saguaro Scottsdale is located in the heart of Scottsdale and within walking distance to restaurants and bars in downtown Scottsdale. the Saguaro Scottsdale is out front of the start line of the Women’s Half Marathon!

A block of rooms with the special race rate has been reserved for race participants. Rooms will sell out fast so make your reservations early!

Please note: The Resort Fee WILL be waived when they arrive on property.  Guests can book a sleeping room by calling: 1-877-808-2440 and referencing: Competitor Group Women’s Running Series or guests can also use the web booking link by clicking here.

To view other hotels in the Scottsdale area please visit; http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/hotels/.

Getting Here

Area Airports: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is a short 8.2 miles, and approximately 15-20 minutes, from Scottsdale (location of the host hotels for the event).

With more than 20 airlines serving the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, flying in and out of Phoenix is simple and efficient.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
3400 E. Sky Harbor Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 273-3300

By Car

Driving Distances – How far away are you?

Driving distances (in miles/kilometers to Scottsdale, AZ)

  • Flagstaff – 150 mi/241 km
  • Tucson – 120 mi/193 km
  • San Diego – 371 mi/597 km
  • Los Angeles – 389 mi/626 km
  • Las Vegas – 305 mi/491 km
  • Salt Lake City – 668 mi/1,075 km
  • Albuquerque – 409 mi/658 km
  • Denver – 851 mi/1,369 km

Visit Scottsdale

Make your trip to Arizona for the Women’s Running Scottsdale Half Marathon a true vacation by spending a few extra days in Scottsdale to relax and recharge. Celebrate your new personal best time or delight in a weekend away with your girlfriends!

Scottsdale boasts more than 330 days of sunshine annually – the perfect backdrop for activities and adventures of all kinds. Explore the rugged Sonoran Desert on a thrilling off-road tour. Excite your taste buds with outstanding cuisine at award-wining restaurants. Relax in comfort and luxury at the city’s world-class resorts and spas. Or check out the latest offerings on Scottsdale’s year-round events calendar. No matter what type of getaway you crave, Scottsdale offers an exclusive experience tailored just for you.

Begin planning your trip today at www.ExperienceScottsdale.com.


Scottsdale Attractions:

Scottsdale offers everything you need to make race weekend a mini-vacation, from our stunning Sonoran Desert setting and pampering resort spas to award-winning restaurants, stand-out shopping spots and so much more! Explore all the city has to offer after crossing the finish line!

Make this a true girlfriends’ weekend by treating yourself to some much-needed time in one of Scottsdale’s decidedly wonderful spas. Whether you prefer a Sonoran Desert-inspired treatment with cactus flower nectars and desert honey, or a Vichy shower and soak in a mineral pool, Scottsdale spas are the perfect way to treat yourself after a job well-done. Check out this Spa Guide for a list of some of the most indulgent treatments.

After a long day, a plethora of cuisine and nightlife activities await you with the onset of evening. Head to downtown Scottsdale where you’ll find a dining and nightlife experience to suit your mood. Thrill your taste buds with fine dining options at nearly 600 restaurants. After dinner, the nocturnal diversions range from hip clubs to cozy wine bars to Western honky tonks. Downtown Scottsdale boasts nearly 90 nightlife options in all, most within an easy walk or pedicab ride from each other.

Relax and unwind in the comfort and luxury of the city’s world-class resorts. Whether you’re looking for premier golf courses, rejuvenating spa treatments, or upscale, tantalizing restaurants, the Scottsdale experience gives you a taste of it all!

Downtown Scottsdale

Camelback Road, south to Osborn Road between Miller Road and 68th Street


Comprised of a unique collection of shops, restaurants, galleries and nightclubs, downtown Scottsdale is rich with history and filled with the spirit of both the New and Old West.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

We recommend using the Lost Dog or Gateway Trail for easy access. Trail heads can be found here.


The McDowell Sonoran Preserve, located in central Scottsdale, encompasses mountains, Sonoran Desert and wildlife corridors. The Preserve boasts well maintained trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall

7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale



Scottsdale Fashion Square, the largest shopping mall in the Southwest, recently completed its $130 million renovation with the addition of several new retailers. New to Scottsdale’s high-end family of boutiques is the grandest of all department stores, Barney’s New York.