Bespoke Inn, Café & Bicycles
As its name suggests, the Bespoke Inn, Café & Bicycles is one of the more eccentric accommodations in downtown Scottsdale. This compact bed-and-breakfast, opened in 2013, has just four rooms. Each is decorated with homey, eclectic details that reflect the creativity of the hotel’s previous owners, who designed and built most of the inn’s furnishings themselves. The current owners, Jeremy Ferris and Robert Marchetti, are bringing in elements of Marchetti’s Italian heritage, which will show up in the updated courtyard and four new rooms coming soon. The result is a surprising blend of style and comfort, reinforced by the hotel’s ability to make guests feel they have all become friends. (Admittedly, making friends is easier with four—soon to be eight—rooms than with 400; but that’s one of the attractions of a B&B.) There are other surprises, too. In 2013 Esquire magazine called the café—which has its own odd appellation, Virtù Honest Craft—one of the 20 best new restaurants in America. And the hotel provides Pashley bicycles for guests to use during their stays.
By Bob Payne, AFAR Contributor
3701 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA