Would you prefer to stay in a hotel or a condo? This may seem obvious but there is a significant difference between resort and hotel stays that most people are unfamiliar with. If you’re looking for condo resorts in Scottsdale locations, you’ll find several great places to stay but you’ll notice that they are not all the same. While some provide more amenities than others, many provide exceptional experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. The key is to make the most of your vacation or long term stay and that starts with a hotel or condo. 

The Difference Between Resort and Hotel Stays

As shelter-in-place orders lift now is a great time to plan a getaway. When it comes to condo resorts, Scottsdale has the best selection nationwide. We realize this can also make choosing the right hotel or condo a daunting task. With so many exquisite amenities, stunning views, and incredible nightlife, knowing the difference between resort and hotel offerings can bring clarity to planning a long overdue vacation. First, let’s start by defining what each one is: 

  • Hotel – A hotel provides paid lodging on a short-term basis and generally hosts individuals traveling from one place to another. The purpose of travel is typical to attend a conference, meeting, function, wedding, or brief vacation. You will most likely have to leave the hotel property to access fine dining, entertainment, and exclusive amenities. 
  • Resort – A resort provides paid lodging that is available on a long term basis with increased entertainment, privacy, and various amenities you won’t find in a hotel. Resorts also provide isolated luxury and higher quality experiences for travelers and vacationers looking to relax and unwind for a period of time. luxury concept boutique hotel

You’ll notice other important and subtle differences between hotel and resort stays like: 

  • Furnishings – Hotels will provide you the equivalent of your bedroom at home with comfortable pillow-top beds and clean sheets. But a resort will provide you with full-size kitchens, various appliances, and separate living rooms to enjoy TV in between golfing or clubhouse activities. Bringing the whole family is ideal for a resort stay since you’ll be able to cook family meals and store leftovers in a refrigerator. Having a kitchen gives you a chance to provide healthy snacks and a majority of vacationers agree that a full-size kitchen enhances your vacation experience. You won’t find this in a hotel. 
  • Activities – At a resort, you will never have to worry about being bored. Most resorts have a plethora of activities available for the whole family to enjoy like swimming pools, spas, clubhouses, outdoor grills, golf courses, and restaurants. Resorts will often have one of a kind activities specifically catered to adults or children. While some hotels do have restaurants and swimming pools, their amenities are very limited. Since hotels are meant to be overnight or very short term stays, you won’t find the diverse activities that will keep you engaged during your entire stay. 
  • Privacy – The average hotel room is only 350 square feet. The average 1 bedroom resort condo starts at 900 square feet. It’s a great option for groups since you can find 2 and 3 bedroom condos up to 1400 square feet or more. With a separate dining and living room, you can host family meals with ease. Not only will you have more room to stretch out, but you’ll enjoy the well-planned layouts of resort condos that create increased privacy for everyone in your party. You won’t find uninterrupted downtime in a small hotel room. 
  • Quality – Since hotels are meant to host brief stays, they are often impersonal because the staff is focused on getting rooms ready for the next wave of guests. However, at a resort, the focus is on creating a memorable experience for the whole family. Most vacationers will revisit a resort and refer to friends and family as well. You’ll have the advantage of developing long term friendships and resorts will host generations of families. This creates a sense of community and familiarity that you will not find at a hotel. 
  • Location – Hotels are usually located near popular areas that have airports, railway stations, or businesses. In contrast, resorts are located on the outskirts of major cities and nestled in natural surroundings with stunning views. 

What Meridian CondoResorts Offers 

Meridian CondoResorts is the premier location for relaxation that provides the best value in Scottsdale. One of the biggest reasons guests come back annually is for our famous unlimited stay and play golf packages. When you stay with us, you have the opportunity to golf on the nation’s most beautiful and premier golf courses with accompanying local experts to guide you. Regardless of your skill level, we have the perfect golf package. When you bring a group, each one in your party has the chance to take advantage of the stay and play package savings. Some of our featured golf courses you will enjoy include: 

  • TPC Stadium
  • Coyote Lakes
  • Troon North
  • Hillcrest 
  • Eagle Mountain
  • Wigwam
  • Stonecreek
  • And many more! resort building with swimming pool

Our unlimited stay and play packages give you the chance to go back out to golf at no extra cost. We will take care of all logistics so you can remain focused on an immersive, relaxing experience during your stay. With luxury accommodations and amenities, your golf experience will be elevated to a new level. Here’s what you can expect when you stay with us: 

  • Luxury Condos – Stay in a 1, 2, or 3 bedroom luxury condo equipped with a full-size, gourmet kitchen, living room, and dining area fit for royalty. All condos are between 900 to 1400 square feet and include a full-size oven, kitchen range, and pots and pans for cooking. You’ll enjoy the convenience of a washer, dryer, refrigerator, microwave, glass casserole dishes, Tupperware, dishes, utensils, toaster, blenders, flat screens, and many others. If you’re bringing a group, you have the option of customizing your condo arrangements to accommodate your party. 
  • Luxury Amenities – You won’t need to leave the property to unwind. With our whirlpool spas, heated resort-style swimming pools, state of the art fitness facilities, clubhouse/meeting areas, gas BBQ grills, and full concierge service, you’ll be able to pamper yourself during your entire stay. 
  • Guest Services – Our goal is to provide the best resort experience you’ve ever had and with exceptional guest service, we will. Let us help you plan your vacation with spa packages, car rentals, bike rentals, grocery delivery, and complimentary WiFi. For groups, we can accommodate additional air mattresses and cribs if needed. Housekeeping will be available with increased precautions observed for COVID regulations. 
  • Extended Stay – Extended stay options provide you with peace of mind when booking with us. We offer flexible cancellation and modification policies with limited face-to-face interaction once you arrive and check-in. You’ll check in with a virtual front desk so you can proceed directly to your condo in no time. We uphold the highest standards of cleanliness to ensure that all high traffic areas, including your condo, are clean with free weekly housekeeping. 

Book Your Luxury Condo With Us

For over 25 years, Meridian CondoResorts has provided luxurious accommodations at an affordable price and we continue to elevate our guest’s experiences. We include all utilities with no cap and a full-time hospitality team ready to accommodate you. 

Take your vacation to the next level with Meridian CondoResorts and book your luxury condo with us today!