Written by DLX contributor, Aniesia Williams.

No matter when your schedule lets you break away, a stay at Hotel Valley Ho of Scottsdale, Arizona can give you just what you need to recharge your mind and body and escape the daily stresses. Get away for the weekend or the whole week – either way, this hotspot is ready to welcome you. Here are five reasons you should book your stay today:

The History

Having been a staple of the Southwest since 1956, Hotel Valley Ho has hosted some of Hollywood’s finest, including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Tony Curtis, and Bing Crosby. The resort was built on quality and service, declaring a mission to make every guest feel welcome. After a brief restoration period in 2002, the hotel was brought back to its original grandeur with a few modern elements, such as the ZuZu restaurant and VH Spa. Through the changes, it has retained its original missive as being a welcoming icon for travelers and locals alike.

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The Accommodations

Despite having been built over half a century ago, the rooms are quite luxurious and feature modern conveniences to make your stay feel more like home. Take your pick from spacious suites to cozy rooms, complete with private balconies or patios and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Each room is professionally designed and decorated, lending to a boutique hotel-like look and feel. With a flat screen TV, pillow-top bed, free wifi, and snack and beverage bar in every room, you might not leave your room until it’s time to check out.

The Food

The hotel’s onsite restaurant, Zuzu, is not to be missed.  Here you can find some of the most unique flavors and creations in Arizona. The chefs work with local farmers and suppliers to ensure your experience is nothing short of fresh and wholesome. Best of all, you can order any of Zuzu’s delicious cuisine and have it delivered to your room.

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The Vibe

A trip to this hotel is both a step back in time and a look at how far we’ve come. Despite a decorative overhaul, you can still see hints of the original structure’s design and imagine how guests enjoyed the venue decades ago. The hotel prides itself on its “organic” style architecture that incorporates natural elements, such as redwood ceilings and stone patterns, into its ambiance. No matter how many renovations and redecorating, Hotel Valley Ho will always retain its place as an icon of American travel.

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The Area

Located in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, this charming resort delivers a delightful experience for travelers year-round. Just a short drive from downtown Phoenix, you have plenty of things to see and do should you venture from your room. Sample some of Arizona’s finest flavors on a food tour, visit the animals at the Phoenix Zoo, or take a photo at the Arizona Falls.

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One Final Thought

There’s no excuse for an ordinary vacation when places like Hotel Valley Ho exist. From scenery to service to location and beyond, this single resort has all the makings for a memorable getaway.

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