Hotels in Scottsdale
Scottsdale hotels can cater to those interested in a family outing, a sumptuous romantic getaway or an exciting nightlife adventure. For luxury hotels in Scottsdale look no further than The Phoenician and Royal Palms Resort & Spa, both of which are on the 2014 Travel + Leisure Top 500 list. The Phoenician has recently undergone a $90 million makeover and looks better than ever. The hotel’s 2-to-1 staff-to-guest ratio leaves you feeling well attended despite the massive property--three golf courses, nine pools, 11 tennis courts, and seven restaurants. The Royal Palms Resort & Spa rests at the base of the iconic Camelback Mountain. Originally designed as a winter villa for a New York City financier in the 1920’s, the Royal Palms still retains its old world glamour. Private patios, terraces, and courtyards afford covetable views of the mountains and the resort’s dramatic landscaping with fragrant bougainvillea, Egyptian palms, and gurgling fountains.
For more adventurous travelers, Rancho de los Caballeros is the perfect opportunity to experience the glory of being a cowboy in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, 75 miles outside Scottsdale. Open from October to May, and the dude ranch has over twenty thousand acres of land to explore with hiking, horseback riding, ATVs, skeet shooting and team penning. They have a number of packages including one for families and one that’s ladies-only.
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.
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.
The lobby of this artsy hotel is snow-white and every room contains a perfect red apple.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.