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.
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.
Located a stone’s throw from the 18-hole Stadium Course, which hosts Phoenix’s only PGA tournament, this Fairmont hotel is popular with golf enthusiasts as well as families and couples who relax by the pool, unwind at the award-winning Willow Stream Spa, and dine at restaurants by notable chefs M
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.
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.
Located in Phoenix Mountain Park, Pointe Hilton Resort Squaw Peak is an all-suite mountainside resort with a Spanish-Mediterranean-design.
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.
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.
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.
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.