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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeff Vadheim—the chatty, affable proprietor of this guesthouse—will tell you everything you need to know (and then some) about the history of the only official B&B in the city of Phoenix.
Book a villa at this 1,300-acre resort that includes 36 holes of championship golf, superb tennis, and six restaurants. In the spa enjoy the site-appropriate treatments like the turquoise body wrap, which involves honey, blue cornmeal, and a rain stick.
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.
Sleek attitude defines this completely refurbished downtown hotel that, until recently, was better known to the authorities than to paying guests.
Set on 316 acres of Sonoran desert outside of Phoenix, the 950-room JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort boasts palm-tree-lined walkways and four acres of pools and waterways.
Well-heeled travelers have heard of the Royal Palms, but this inn—a smaller, equally charming spot—is just under the radar.
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.
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.
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.