The Gainey Experience

Experience the unique boutique Scottsdale Hotel

With so many choices of luxury hotels in Scottsdale, they can all appear to look the same. Gainey Suites Hotel sets itself apart from the chain-style hotels with a uniquely distinctive upscale tone in a more intimate and relaxed ambiance. Our devotion to personalized service ensures that your experience is all about you and has earned us a spot among TripAdvisor’s “Top 5 Scottsdale hotels.”

What makes us different?

For starters, we don’t charge resort fees. All complimentary perks, including Wi-Fi, a sumptuous breakfast buffet, a nightly cocktail and hors d’ouevres reception and shuttle service within five miles of the hotel are included with your suite rate. When you arrive, you’ll find scrumptious, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies at reception and a pair of cuddly Gainey Teddy Bears in your suite — yours to take home as a souvenir. Our social areas are just as unique - richly decorated in contemporary warm desert tones and adorned with the works of local artist Louis Cantillo. The Hearth Room with its high ceilings, fireplaces, and French doors, opens onto the tranquil Hearth Room Patio and Terrace Bar overlooking the palm lined lawn, fountain and desert gardens.

When it comes to exploring the area, we are located in the exclusive, oasis-like Gainey Ranch neighborhood in the heart of all the attractions, shopping, dining and nightlife that makes Scottsdale a world-class destination. You’ll also find wonderful walking and running trails winding through Gainey and McCormick Ranch past golf courses, parks, and lakes, on streets lined with citrus and palm trees away from congestion and traffic.

As an independent, locally owned and operated hotel, our number one mission is to make you feel completely relaxed and at home while providing a travel experience that is “Distinctively Different.”

We look forward to welcoming you to Gainey Suites Hotel very soon!

The Story Of Gainey Ranch: From Equines To Fine Wines

The year was 1939. Scottsdale's northern boundary extended only to Camelback Road. America's most legendary architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, had just created his "Taliesin West" in the Arizona desert, now in the heart of north Scottsdale.

Daniel C. Gainey, the owner of Josten's Department store in Owatonna, Minnesota was presented with a yearling Arabian colt by his employees at their annual sales meeting in Scottsdale. Enamored with both the beauty of the animal and the Arizona desert, Gainey acquired a 640-acre parcel of land north of the unincorporated area of Scottsdale. It was appropriately named "Gainey Ranch". His passion for these creatures of classic stature, grace, and elegance led to a four-decade love affair during which he created his own pedigree, "The Gainey Fountainhead Arabian Horse".

In 1962, the Gainey family acquired 1,800 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley, 24 miles north of Santa Barbara, California. That acquisition later fulfilled another passion of the Gainey family, a dream to create a world-class wine. The dream became a reality in 1983 when Gainey and his son, Daniel J. Gainey, began planting of premium varietal grapes and the construction of a magnificent winery called "The Gainey Vineyard". The family's tradition of excellence has led to a group of widely acclaimed and stylistically distinctive wines.

In 1980, the Gaineys sold all but 80 acres of the Gainey Ranch. Consistent with the family's vision, the storied Arabian horse ranch was transformed to a world-class destination featuring a Hyatt resort hotel, 27 acres of golf, high quality residences and offices blended into a lush landscaped setting. Gainey Ranch became the crown jewel of Scottsdale.

It was one bright summer day in May 1995 when Daniel J. Gainey stood upon the remaining 80 acres of ground, talking with Scottsdale's most pre-eminent developers. The land was still a working ranch stocked with purebred Angus cattle, but Gainey was seeking a vision for the development of the coveted 80 acres. At that moment a concept took hold: to build a "distinctively different" luxury all-suites hotel surrounded by shops, boutiques, restaurants, a world-class spa and health club and offices. Gainey embraced the concept and sold the land to the developers in 1997. That hotel is now the Gainey Suites Hotel.

As you relax and savor a glass of wine on our terrace patio one lovely Arizona evening, keep in mind that your visit to Gainey Ranch is part of the tradition that celebrates Daniel C. Gainey’s love for Scottsdale and the fine southwestern lifestyle that began here over sixty years ago. Enjoy!