With an exceptional location, just on the northern edge of the downtown Scottsdale shopping district, the Scott has dramatic southwestern contemporary styling (the focal point of the lobby is an impressive sandstone fireplace). Now, this isn’t a big resort; it has a pretty small footprint, but it makes an impression. There’s a lushly landscaped lagoon-style pool, complete with sand beach and waterfall, and a second pool with flame-topped columnar waterfalls. The guest rooms are quite comfortable, and there’s a pretty little spa on the premises.