Although some people think that Scottsdale is just another suburb of Phoenix, this Arizona city is a travel destination all its own Scottsdale is the prime place to be if you enjoy great shopping, golf, spas, delicious food, and luxury accommodations. It also has a history that celebrates the wild west and is the perfect place to get into a healthier self-care routine. The resorts in town cater to couples looking for romance, families looking for fun, and business travelers in search of some rest and relaxation. Here are eight wonderful hotels to choose from when you visit Scottsdale, Arizona.
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One of the very best decisions you could make while planning a trip to Scottsdale is to stay at the Canyon Suites at the Phoenician. This 60-room boutique hotel is at the base of Camelback Mountain and is Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond resort. There are many signature activities offered here, including the opportunity to borrow an acoustic Martin guitar, relax in the infinity pool, browse books in the library, use complimentary bikes, and explore the two-acre cacti garden with 250 varieties of cacti. While staying here, you can also make reservations to fly high on a trapeze, learn how to make the perfect cocktail from master mixologists, go on a golf cart safari around the property, and hike up Camelback Mountain on a guided hike. Guests here enjoy a daily continental breakfast, have access to daily morning yoga, can use in-room Wi-Fi, and can use a chauffeured car service to nearby locations. There is a daily resort fee of $40 for these kinds of amenities, and there are multiple dining options on site.
The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is another top pick for accommodations because of its family-friendly vibe and beautiful 27-acre resort. You’ll be surrounded with Native American culture and impressive mountains when you stay here and indulge in the hotel’s many amenities. All of the guest rooms have private balconies or terraces, there’s a kids’ program for little travelers, an onsite fitness center, pool, and spa onsite. There is a $29 plus tax resort fee required for each night of your stay, and this includes the use of perks like bike rentals and poolside activities. In fact, there are 10 swimming pools, 20 fountains, 45 waterfalls, and a 30-foot waterslide here to soak up the sun. Meanwhile, the spa offers an extensive treatment menu, and the exclusive Gainey Ranch Golf Club is one of the top courses in the Southwest. For dining, there are eight onsite restaurants and plenty of fresh Southwestern cuisine.
This DoubleTree Resort is also a great place to stay in Scottsdale if you’re looking to be in the downtown area and only about 12 miles from the airport. There are two outdoor pools, a health club, tennis and basketball courts, and a spa at this resort. You’ll also be very close to the dining, shopping, and nightlife options of the city when you stay here. There’s a free shuttle that will take you to Old Town Scottsdale, and all rooms have private balconies or patios to give you lovely view of the Arizona landscape. Family-friendly options include high chairs, playpens, and children’s menus. This is also a very accessible hotel that welcomes and accommodates guests of all abilities.
The Omni in Scottsdale has 293 spacious guest rooms and suites, 24-hour business and fitness centers, six dining outlets, and three pools with 23 cabanas. It’s also at the base of the famous Camelback Mountain and is inspired by a picturesque Andalusian village. This is a romantic destination that has a Moroccan-inspired spa and culinary flavors inspire by Spanish and Mexican traditions at the restaurants. This resort is about 15 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Other perks of staying here include three pools, access to championship golf courses, in-room Wi-Fi, complimentary bikes, bocce ball, pet-friendly rooms, and daily fitness classes.
Scottsdale’s Four Seasons hotel is a romantic option surrounded by iconic saguaro cacti and Pinnacle peak. Come here to get active in the outdoors with hiking, mountain biking, and golf at the Troon North Golf Club. Alternatively, you don’t have to leave the resort property at all to have an amazing vacation, thanks to the onsite spa, bi-level pool, and delicious Southwestern cuisine at the restaurants. Dining and drinking options include the modern Spanish steakhouse of Talavera, the American comfort food of Proof, and poolside fare at Saguaro Blossom. Here you can also enjoy poolside cabanas, on-site boutique shops, cocktail-making classes, a 24-hour fitness center, children’s pool, and yoga classes.
The Phoenician is a Luxury Collection Resort in Scottsdale has 450 spacious guest rooms, 107 elegant casitas, 26 luxurious suites, and two presidential suites. The aforementioned Canyon Suites at the Phoenician is a division of this resort, but there are 645 rooms in total here. The Phoenician offers upper pools and a lounge deck, a center island with cabana and lounge seating, a kids’ zone with a suspension bridge and treehouse, and a new bar and grill with Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. There’s a great fitness center, activity center with games, and tennis and basketball courts here too.
This award-winning resort and spa is a golf and spa destination that offers a complimentary shuttle to the resorts two 18-hole golf courses. The spa has 32 treatment rooms and a lap pool, while there are also pet-friendly accommodations that have kitchenettes and private pools. In total, there are 427 rooms and 26 suites on this two-story hotel, and onsite and valet parking are available for $10 daily.
For a pure oasis of tranquility, book a room at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, which is ideal for romantic getaways. Here you’ll find historic estate—style casitas and villas, views of the mountains, and award-winning Mediterranean cuisine. The resort also offers spa therapies, yoga classes, tai chi lessons, poolside cabanas to guests who want to soak up the luxury of Scottsdale.