Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Honeymoon

We wanted to get out of town but time off work is so hard at the end of the year.  Jay was pretty much out of days and well I'm not really allowed to take days off before or after a holiday so we settled for Fountain's almost out of town.

Next question where to we tried two places and they both had pro's and con's.  Pro for both...each one we got on a special rate for about 80 bucks a night, since they were both the same price that's why we tried them both.

Ok first we stayed at the Raddison at Fort McDowell Casino.  I knew it had been built only a few years ago so it must be kinda nice and the commercials on the radio talked about the good deal.  Its really pretty the water fountains, and rocks and they have a pretty lobby etc.

  The room was contemporary and it had a sleep number bed....just in case you ever try one of these we both say start a little firmer than you think you'd like because if you go soft you feel like you've sunk into the bed by the time you wake up in the morning. We both had our set at 45 but think we should have gone with about 60...just an FYI.

 The casino is not attached but a quick walk down the breezeway, if that's your cup of tea...not mine though.  We did get  free $10 slot credit so we pulled the slots and won nothing of course but really it was too smoky for us.  The one thing we did do which neither of us had done before was play BINGO there was a midnight session and a non-smoking room.  It cost about 15 bucks to play and it lasted almost 3 hours!   We used an electronic thing cuz we thought we'd get confused with all the cards and different patterns.   They did have cheap, yummy food that they delivered to you while you played and free soda.

 Since we didn't get back to our room til nearly 3:30 we slept in for a while in the we got there about 10pm and left at 10 am....we did get a free buffet but arrived too late in the evening to use it and didn't end up going back to it the next day.  As a funny side note, I forgot my our next stop was Target to get a few essentials!
Our next hotel was The Inn at Eagle Mountain.  The reason we went to this one was the fireplace in the room and the two person Jacuzzi tub.  The room had southwest decor which is not my fav.
 The bed was not nearly as "luxurious" (did I mention the Raddison had a down comforter) this was just a regular bed with a regular hotel type comforter.  We did use the Jacuzzi and fell promptly asleep that night.  I will say that Jay and I are a little bit larger than average people but IMO I would call the tub over sized but not really a two person tub.  My little romantic goal was to get room service in the morning and eat it out on our patio where our view looked like this.

But alas, I literally could not get  my husband to wake up til 10:30 and we had to be out by 11:00.  Perhaps we had done a little to much of this at Dave and Buster's the night before.
We didn't use the pools or spa's at either hotel because they both closed at 11 and we just kept getting back to late but they both looked beautiful.  The Radisson had some water features and pretty rocks and stuff and the Eagle Mountain pool looked like it fell over the side of the mountain onto the golf course.  We had good experiences at both and would stay at both hotels again for the right price. 

So there it is a honeymoon and hotel review in one.


  1. I love Fountain Hills- so pretty there! Sounds like you two had some fun. I want to try a sleep number bed and I want to go to Bingo- that sounds awesome!

  2. So... I haven't been reading anyone's blogs lately, what a huge surprise! I'm so happy for you and your new family! You look so happy! Congrats!