Arizona

Hotels in Arizona

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.

This 1894 rambling Craftsman-style house on the edge of Flagstaff’s lively downtown has 9 antiques-filled rooms each with its own fireplace. Try the “Southwest” room, which has a kiva-style fireplace.

Though Arizona’s Fountain Hills suburb is less familiar to travelers than the Phoenix/Scottsdale area 17 miles to the southwest, the Inn at Eagle Mountain delivers a golf experience that rivals the city’s well-known resorts.

The Apache Trail is a 40-mile route that curves east from Phoenix past towering saguaros. At its end lies the Noftsger Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast, a 1907 former schoolhouse overlooking the historic mining town of Globe.

Take in exceptional red rock views at this 11-room B&B whose rooms have private outdoor decks, gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and views of the creek.

Well-heeled travelers have heard of the Royal Palms, but this inn—a smaller, equally charming spot—is just under the radar.

An elegantly restored ranch house compound with a tiled pool overlooking desert hills (they’re part of Guevavi Ranch, the oldest cattle operation in Arizona).

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.