Hotels in Arizona

Opened by the Navajo tribe in 2008 adjacent to the Monument Valley Tribal Park Visitor Center, the View Hotel has contemporary southwestern-style rooms with balconies and panoramic vistas.

Situated on the northern slope of the red-rock mountain, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain comprises a cluster of adobe-style buildings in Paradise Valley, where the sun shines approximately 325 days a year.

The Comfort Inn Ponderosa Pines ain’t fancy but will do in a pinch; it borders the National Forest, and has free continental breakfast and an outdoor pool with sundeck.

Enveloped by the Santa Catalina Mountains and backed by a waterfall, the 371-room Loews is a serene spot where, paradoxically, there's plenty to do: visit the brand-new spa, hike, splash in the pools, or play golf on the resort's 36 holes.

The 98-room Tubac Resort, just a 40-minute drive south of Tucson, stands out in the crowded Arizona hotel scene thanks to the property’s history: the site dates back to 1789, when the 500-acre Otero family hacienda (with wood-hewn ceilings, archways, and fireplaces) was built near the Tumacácori

The feeling here is not exactly remote desert oasis, but you will find lush, sprawling grounds and a peaceful lake that offers relaxing gondola rides.

This refurbished 1919 hotel built for passengers of the Southern Pacific Line has basic rooms but an unbeatable downtown location. It even played a role in the 1934 capture of John Dillinger.

The property has 23 luxurious lodge-style suites—each with rough-hewn log walls, cozy living rooms, and fireplaces—set on a pastoral 20-acres. Guests at the lodge can take full advantage with free fly-fishing equipment and lessons.

Welcome to a poolside playground of toned bodies, bikini tops and DJs spinning dance music all day (and night) long. The W’s pool and outdoor bar, WET, is perched above the hotel’s entry, and glass skylights give arriving guests a preview of the fun upstairs.

A recent $4 million update transformed the Hyatt Regency’s pool area: 10 swimming pools, 20 fountains, 45 waterfalls and a three-story waterslide that zips swimmers down at 25 miles per hour.

This Grande Dame of Scottsdale resorts may have seven pools for guests, but it’s the signature showstopper that wows: an oval gem inlaid with iridescent mother-of-pool tiles that shimmer in the light.

The Westin doesn’t so much offer a pool as a mammoth water park for the whole family: a 900-foot winding lazy river, two hot tubs, a 110-foot-long waterslide, and the FlowRider, a surfing-snowboarding-wakeboarding hybrid that teens love.

For couples looking for a quiet getaway, it’s hard to beat this perch on the side of Camelback Mountain. The boutique resort’s mod aesthetic carries over to its intimate swimming area, with an infinity-edge pool, mountain views and a palm-tree ringed deck for sunning and relaxing.

The Boulders resort sits at the foot of its namesake, a massive 12-million-year-old rock formation. Pathways wind through the 1,300-acre desert property in North Scottsdale, where you’ll find quail, jackrabbits, lizards, and javelina.