Hotels in Phoenix
True to its reputation, the world of Phoenix hotels caters to upscale guests with a crop of luxe golf resorts.
Such hotels in Phoenix include The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, which sits on 1,300 acres and houses six restaurants, tennis courts and two full golf courses. Plus, its resident spa offers treatments inspired by Southwest staples (turquoise body wraps with blue cornmeal, honey and more). Travelers can find the city's one PGA course at the Fairmount Scott Princess Resort & Spa.
For hotels in Phoenix with noteworthy stories of their own, look into accommodations like the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. The property was developed by students of Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1920s and has hosted A-listers like Irving Berlin in its nearly 100-year past.
Another 1920s-era option is the Royal Palms Resort, which sits at the base of Camelback Mountain and was originally built as a vacation home for an NYC financier. Considered one of the best hotels in Phoenix, the property spans 65 acres, and guest rooms come with private patios, terraces and bougainvillea-lined courtyards.
This small resort is located at the end of a quiet canyon road, its buildings set atop a ridge in the Sonoran Desert.
Located in Phoenix Mountain Park, Pointe Hilton Resort Squaw Peak is an all-suite mountainside resort with a Spanish-Mediterranean-design.
With its graceful plazas and arcaded walkways, this 35-acre retreat located at the foot of Camelback Mountain so resembles an Andalusian pueblo blanco that you’ll forget you’re in Arizona.
Well-heeled travelers have heard of the Royal Palms, but this inn—a smaller, equally charming spot—is just under the radar.
Located just a stone’s throw from the base of iconic Camelback Mountain, Royal Palms was originally built in the 1920s as the winter home for a New York financier and his wife—a place for privacy and relaxation.
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.
On the ceiling of the resort's east-facing lobby, there are 10 Native American murals—an example of the cultural touches designed to reflect the local Pima and Maricopa heritages.
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.
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.
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.
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.