When traveling it is important to get a great night's sleep, have lovely amenities and fantastic views. Recently, Choice Hotels opened a Cambria Hotel & Suites in North Scottsdale Desert Ridge. I had a chance to stop in for their grand opening and see for myself what they are bringing to Arizona's North Valley and take some sneak peeks at what Cambria is known for: modern style, great locations, and fantastic stays.

Cambria Desert Ridge

Comfortable chairs in the lobby and lounge at the new Cambria North Scottsdale. Photo by Kamilla Graham

Located close to shopping, entertainment, and the AZ 101, Cambria is perfectly situated to ensure that whatever reason you have for visiting the North Valley and Scottsdale you won’t have any trouble getting there. It is close to Desert Ridge Marketplace, the Musical Instrument Museum, TPC Scottsdale, and even WestWorld.

When we arrived, we were welcomed by Mike Hettinger, the general manager, and the staff. The staff is delightful, they are knowledgeable and welcoming. We were able to explore the lobby and enjoy some of the amenities offered. The bar is stocked and ready. I enjoyed a glass of wine while checking out the lobby. Comfy couches, a coffee bar and plenty of space in which to relax. They also gave us a taste of what the restaurant serves up. I had a chance to meet Sarah, the person who ensures the kitchen staff is trained and serves up quality dishes to guests. I enjoyed the Cambria burger and the salmon. Both are tasty and made fresh.

Cambria Desert Ridge

Brain Hammill performing during the Grand Opening of the new Cambria North Scottsdale. Photo by Kamilla Graham

After a few welcoming words, we were able to experience the beautiful and inspiring performance by the accomplished Brian Hammill. He danced on the spacious patio as the sun sank below the Arizona mountains.

The rooms are lovely, with views of the mountains that surround the Valley of the Sun. They are modern but welcoming. I really loved the bathrooms—brightly lit and spacious they are perfect for getting ready for a night out.

Cambria Desert Ridge

Bright and modern bathrooms at the new Cambria North Scottsdale. Photo by Kamilla Graham

Cambria is also great for business meetings and has fully equipped conference and meeting rooms. With a business center, free Wifi and a coffee shop, you can get work done without having to leave the hotel.

Remember to read about the Cambria New Orleans, which was featured on Wander With Wonder with plenty of great things to do while visiting the Big Easy.

To book a room, visit their website. Cambria North Scottsdale Desert Ridge is perfectly located no matter where you are headed in the Valley and the rooms will ensure that you arrive well rested and relaxed.

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