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
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...
7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA
The relatively youthful Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, with its fountained plazas and Mexican colonial–style architecture spread over 65 acres in North Scottsdale, doesn’t have the history some of its neighboring resorts do, as it...
5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, USA
The Hermosa Inn, first opened in 1936, has the kind of history that a cowboy keeps under his hat. With 43 rooms and casitas spread across six acres of Arizona desert in the upscale Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley, the inn was originally the home...
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
300 East Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340, USA
Although the Wigwam is a historic Arizona resort, with an Old Southwest look and feel, the history here has nothing to do with cowboys and Indians, but cotton and car tires. Originating in 1918 as company lodging for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber...
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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