Hotels in Arizona
The selection of hotels in Arizona ranges from old-style motels to reliable chains to dude ranches and plush spa-and-golf-centered resorts. One thing they all have in common, at least in the desert regions, is a good pool (or even several pools). If you travel to Arizona in the summer, you can get hot deals (as well as regular 100-plus temps— an excellent excuse to stay in those pools) at hotels in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. The Arizona Biltmore set the standard in 1929 as one of the best hotels in Arizona. It’s elegantly designed by disciples of Frank Lloyd Wright and offers cottages, eight pools and high tea in the lobby.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is tucked into the side of red-rock Camelback Mountain. The 105 adobe-style casitas have original art, soaking tubs and huge windows with mountain views. This is a great resort for tennis, too. Enchantment Resort is an Arizona hotel made up of low-slung casitas in Sedona's Boynton Canyon. It definitely has some Southwest magic thanks to its hiking trails, tennis courts, pools and a huge spa, Mii Amo. Inside, kiva fireplaces and rugs create a timeless Southwestern ambiance.
The historic brick-clad property in the center of town has small but elegant rooms furnished with carved-wood antiques, and a lovely fire-lit, beam-ceilinged lounge.
This small resort is located at the end of a quiet canyon road, its buildings set atop a ridge in the Sonoran Desert.
The lobby of this artsy hotel is snow-white and every room contains a perfect red apple.
Located a stone’s throw from the 18-hole Stadium Course, which hosts Phoenix’s only PGA tournament, this Fairmont hotel is popular with golf enthusiasts as well as families and couples who relax by the pool, unwind at the award-winning Willow Stream Spa, and dine at restaurants by notable chefs M
Aramark’s 350-room Lake Powell Resort has superb lake views and eco-friendly accommodations. For a bit of fun, you can also rent one of Aramark’s modern, one- to six-bedroom houseboats (with outdoor grills and stereos) at Wahweap Marina.
Situated amid rose gardens, cacti, and citrus trees, the Wigwam (which was founded by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company) has been a wonder for golfers since the first nine-hole course was built in 1930.
The posh, 12-room hacienda with exquisite Arts and Crafts furnishings is perfect for an intimate, low-key hideaway.
The only accommodation within the park borders of Canyon de Chelly, the lodge has no-frills adobe rooms with Navajo textiles and art; the lodge offers year-round Jeep tours into the canyon.
Cozy English country-inspired inn and cottages in a wooded, creekside setting that is a refreshing change from the desert, but still within easy reach of the red rocks. Staffers gladly arrange romantic creekside dinners and couples-only treatments at its spa.
This all-suite resort sits on a mountain above Phoenix, near the North Mountain Preserve.
Situated adjacent to the enormous Kierland Commons Shopping Complex, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is a luxurious desert outpost in Dreamweaver’s Canyon that accommodates leisure, business, events, and golf travelers.
The hotel is perfect for families with its outdoor swimming pool and restaurant where children eat free.
In 2004, Westroc Hotels & Resorts saved this old motor inn from the wrecking ball, and today the vibe is Rat Pack for the 21st century. The owners preserved the 1956 architecture (designed by Edward L.