Hotels in Arizona
Clean, basic southwestern-style rooms, plus pool and hot tub and free hot breakfasts.
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.
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.
Built in 1905 and fully renovated in 2005, the elegant hotel is one of the country’s most revered national park lodge treasures and has hosted the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and Albert Einstein.
The 16-room Hotel Vendome is a quaint, historic property with 16 Victorian-style rooms and handsome common areas including a cherrywood bar and airy veranda.
Arizona has handful of wellness-oriented desert retreats, but Miraval Resort & Spa, 55 miles north of Tucson, stands out for an all-inclusive nightly rate that includes some spa treatments and activities (dance fusion, cocktail and cooking classes, and Pilates, to name a few).
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.
Just north of the university, 14 sublimely private and controlled acres deploy a succession of gardens crazed with flowers and trees, separated by little gates and laid out with the whimsy of an English estate.
Stake your claim at Nautical Inn Beach, which has sand volleyball courts, boat rentals, and a water-sports center.
If you’re looking for hustle and bustle, go elsewhere: this Four Seasons outpost is tucked up against some of the remotest desert in town. Opened in 1999, it’s already undergone a $17 million renovation.
The Italian villa–style, built in 1902, was recently restored. Many of the guest rooms—which have décor ranging from western bordello to Laura Ashley–style florals—are snug, so it’s worth requesting a more spacious “Specialty Room.”