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    Phoenix-Scottsdale AZ Area??

    I would like to stay in the Phoenix/Scottsdale AZ area around the end of March 2006. Has anyone stayed in that area or actually live in that area and can recommend a suitable hotel/resort/spa for me in a wheelchair and my girlfriend? I've already checked out tripadvisor, orbitz, expedia, hotels.com etc. I'd like some firsthand input from you folks. I don't care about golf courses and tennis courts but rather a nice place that's fairly flat. Thanks.

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    Check out this resource:

    http://www.access-able.com/dBase/res...yValue=Arizona

    You can also often get recommendations from the local ILC for accessible hotels.

    (KLD)

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    Thanks KLD......but what does ILC stand for anyway?

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    ILC = Independent Living Center

    http://www.ilusa.com/links/ilcenters.htm#AZ

    (KLD)

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    PHX/Scottsdale is a great city. I grew up in PHX and spent the better part of my wheeling years there. Pretty much all major hotel chains are accessible and Scottsdale is a very easy place to get around from a chair.

    If you want luxury look into the Phonecian Resort. Super plush but super $$ also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sux2sit
    Pretty much all major hotel chains are accessible and Scottsdale is a very easy place to get around from a chair.
    I concur. PHX & the surrounding area is large enough that you can just pick a hotel chain you've used before & just wing it. I've spent some time out there & everything is pretty accessible & not all that hilly compared to where I live in VA.

    It's too hot for my liking, but should be nice in March. Have fun.

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    Thanks for all the replies, we decided to try The Copperwynd Resort and Spa in Fountain Hills near Scottsdale; http://www.copperwynd.com/ and http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...s_Arizona.html We called the hotel and they said it is wheelchair accessible and they have a HP room with a roll-in shower. I don't really give a crap about the golf/tennis/spa stuff....I'd like to check out the area around there(housing prices, taxes, utilities etc., and casinos) and see if it might be a suitable climate to move to someday. We'll be renting a van from Wheelchair Getaways.

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    My husband and I are thinking about relocating to that area too...I'd sure be interested in your impressions. Especially about the housing and job market...

    Thanks....

    T

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    I moved to Phoenix in '99 from Seattle. I love it here. I travel a lot and it is probably the most accessible place I have ever been to. It's nice and flat and almost everything is new so it is all up to ada codes. I does get a bit hot here, just don't sit in the sun to much. :-) Have fun on your vacation.
    Later
    Bryce

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