Book a Scottsdale resort for a perfect desert getaway.
Though Scottsdale is just northeast of Arizona’s capital, Phoenix, the city has plenty of its own attraction. Set in the gorgeous Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale is filled with dramatic landscapes (think: towering saguaro cacti dwarfed by rocky peaks).
There is plenty to see and do, including bike riding, hot air balloon tours, visiting an art museums, and endless dining options. It’s also the perfect place to bed down at a resort and enjoy some serious pampering. Some of the top resorts in Arizona, in fact, can be found in and around this laid-back city.
Whether your brought to Scottsdale for business or lured by the striking mountains just outside the city, these are five of the best resorts in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North
With wooden railings and slatted roofs accenting the bright white exterior of the adobe residences, the Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North is one of the city’s most stylish resorts. Guests can choose from over 200 rooms and suites, all of which are comfortably furnished and decorated with pieces from Huichol and Mexican artists. The rooms have balconies or patios, or guests can take in the colorful desert landscape from a poolside cabana. The Four Seasons has both a spa as well as a golf club, and there are plenty of off-site activities like wine tours, stargazing, horseback riding.
Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia
This Omni resort uses Spanish and Moroccan influences for a luxe, stylish vibe. The rooms are filled with jewel-tone yellows and deep reds, which contrast perfectly with the dark wood furniture (like the elegant, carved Spanish headboards). Go for a treatment at the 31,000-square-foot Joya Spa (in addition to massages, guests can take have a meditation or hypnotherapy session), or spend the day sunning by the Kasbah pool.
Hotel Valley Ho
Hotel Valley Ho is another favorite for those who travel to Scottsdale regularly. If it weren’t for the flat screen TVs and internet access, it would be easy to think you’d been transported to a different era. The rooms use a blend of muted teals, sea foam greens, sunflower yellows, and burnt oranges for a distinctly retro feel. The hotel originally opened in 1956, and has counted celebrities like Bing Crosby and Natalie Wood as guests. Though it’s been through a few remodels since, it has maintained its Midcentury appeal.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Concrete, gray wood, and Midcentury furniture give this Andaz property — one of the newest in the city — a distinctly contemporary vibe. You'll want to spend time by the trio of pools at this desert oasis and, believe it or not, the gift shop. Here, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa features work from the nearby Cattle Track Arts Compound. After purchasing souvenirs at the gift shop, unwind at the Palo Verde Spa and Apothecary.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
Just outside Scottsdale in Paradise Valley, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is built onto the northern slop of mountain. It was originally designed as a tennis resort in the 1950s, meaning the sport is still a favorite amongst guests. There are five championship tennis courts, and yoga classes mixed with tennis moves. For something less competitive, spend an afternoon in your oversized soaking tub with signature bath salts and panoramic views of the red rock landscape outside.