Hotels in Arizona
Set just 30 miles north of Tucson, this 253-room resort feels blissfully apart. It’s the kind of place where activities are encouraged—there are, for example, 20 miles of hiking trails and 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus–designed golf—but you’re never overscheduled.
The Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, a collection of 77 rooms, suites, and spa suites, is located in the heart of Sedona, within walking distance of the city’s top stores, restaurants, and nearby trails.
Fifteen unique A-frame bungalows, some with rock fireplaces and large stone patios, are spread across 20 creekside acres in the Oak Creek Canyon.
This restored 1920s Spanish-Colonial property, filled with antique hand-carved Mexican furnishings and hammered-tin mirrors. The on-site Turquoise Room restaurant is known for its upscale southwestern cuisine.
The inn is just four rooms in a house that was built in 1906. Spring for the downstairs terrace suite, with its own private covered deck.
A stay at W lets guests experience their "Whatever Whenever" motto. That means the W will give you what you want, when you want, such as a sunrise over Camelback Mountain, a personalized treatment in the Bliss spa, or a private dinner on your balcony.
Phoenix’s grande dame was built in the 1920’s by disciples of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the place feels like someone transplanted it from, say, Pasadena.
The 10 spare rooms are clean and comfortable, with fridges and fireplaces—and are set right near some of the area’s best hiking spots.
After a five-year, $90 million makeover, The Phoenician—Scottsdale’s grande dame resort—has reemerged triumphant. The 643-room complex’s aesthetic now fuses 19thcentury Europe with a dash of Southwestern flair.
The 71-suite TownePlace Suites Sierra Vista is probably your best bet, with clean, updated facilities and an outdoor pool.
The 25-room Ski Lift Lodge and Cabins, owned by the Snowbowl, offers individual cabin-style rooms, some with porches and gas fireplaces—plus the quickest access to the mountain and surrounding National Forest.
An upscale, 60,000-acre resort near Tucson, Tanque Verde is best visited in spring or fall, when temperatures are cooler and the desert more lush.