Top Hotels in Phoenix and Scottsdale
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Sun seekers, foodies, shoppers, golfers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts converge in Arizona for the good life. And local hotels and resorts deliver in spades: shimmering pools, cool bars, endless views, and some of the best accommodations around.
2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
The Arizona Biltmore resort was built in 1929. One of the first and still one of the finest resorts in Phoenix, it remains a unique architectural gem. Frank Lloyd Wright was the consulting architect, and his work has been well maintained. The...
3701 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
As its name suggests, the Bespoke Inn is one of the more eccentric accommodations in downtown Scottsdale. This compact bed-and-breakfast, opened in 2013, has just four rooms. Each is decorated with homey, eclectic details that reflect the...
6850 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
A 10-minute walk from downtown Scottsdale, the Hotel Valley Ho, its name most likely inspired by the long-ago repurposed Westward Ho, once the area's premier hotel, has the kind of riches-to-rags to riches story that makes the crowd hanging around...
7500 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, USA
5200 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
With its palm-lined entrance, oasis-like courtyards, and proximity to the Sky Harbor Airport, the Royal Palms draws both business and leisure travelers, especially business travelers who've managed to work a few days of leisure into their...
The Boulders, Scottsdale, AZ 85266, USA
Nature may have spent 12 million years creating the rock formation that is the centerpiece of this 1,300-acre Hilton Curio Collection resort in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert, but late-coming humans have done a commendable job of adding the...
5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, USA
The Hermosa Inn, a boutique hideaway, features 34 romantic, hacienda-style accommodations and casitas on more than six acres of lush desert landscaping in Paradise Valley. Each deluxe room and suite has been individually decorated in a warm...
6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
This Scottsdale megaresort opened in 1988 as an Americanized vision of European style, which explains the white marble in the lobby, the mother-of-pearl tiles lining one of the pools, and the eleven Steinway pianos (including one in each of the...
4000 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
The Saguaro Scottsdale is among the handful of downtown Scottsdale hotels that embrace the urban Southwest vibe. Although it began life as a 1970s chain motel—evident in its blocky structure and the compactness of most rooms—this...
5700 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, USA
When your travels bring you to Scottsdale there is no other place to stay than Sanctuary. The name sums it up best. Located on Camelback Mountain yet right in the heart of Scottsdale, you'll be hard pressed to leave your bungalow. Don't miss...
300 East Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340, USA
I have really been spoiled by the sunsets we get in the Phoenix area. The colors are so beautiful, the mountains glow red before transitioning to purple and the sky appears to be on fire at times. When I got married I told the florist I wanted...
7277 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Business travelers might help keep it quiet enough during the week, but when the weekend rolls around, the W Scottsdale earns its rep as a party hotel. By day, a young, trendy, and sometimes noisy crowd hangs at WET, the rooftop pool, keeping well...
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