We’ve compiled a list of the top hotels in Scottsdale, ranging from upscale city spots to untouched natural hideaways, perfect for a weekend getaway.
Book your next stay at Andaz Scottsdale (hyatt.com), where you can check into your own personal bungalow. Featuring mid-century modern touches, spacious bathrooms, and private patios, these bungalows are the ideal oasis for enjoying the gorgeous desert scenery. Although you may be perfectly content to lounge around in your private space, wander over to the resort’s restaurant, Weft & Warp Art Bar and Kitchen, for an Arizona-inspired meal.
The rich history of the Arizona Biltmore (arizonabiltmore.com) is just one of many factors that make this luxury hotel a standout. The resort opened in 1929 and is one of the only existing hotels in the world with a Frank Lloyd Wright influence, due in part to its design by a student of his. Although recently renovated to include brand new pools, bars, a spa, and fitness center, its historical roots and architecture have been carefully preserved. Celebrate its grand reopening on May 1, 2021.
Seek out a golf getaway at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (fairmont.com), home of the annual Phoenix Open tournament. Whether you’re an amateur or pro, you’ll find the beauty-designed greens to be the perfect antidote for melting all cares away. Afterwards, satisfy your hunger at one of the four upscale onsite restaurants.
It’s impossible not to be at complete ease at Four Seasons Scottsdale (fourseasons.com). The backyard of the resort showcases stunning views of far-stretching valleys and the famed Pinnacle Peak. Not only can the 5-star resort’s nature be enjoyed, but explored as well. Set out on a private-trail hike, Jeep tour, or even a hot air balloon ride to make the most of your stay.
Set on 125 acres of Sonoran Desert terrain in affluent Paradise Valley, the resort is home to 453 newly renovated guest casitas and suites each with a garden patio or balcony, 36 holes of championship golf, six tennis courts, a 32,000-square-foot spa, four swimming pools, and seven restaurants and lounges. JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa embodies the spirit of the Southwest with its peaceful desert setting, private grounds for hiking and meditation, and more.
The distinct architectural features of Mountain Shadows Resort (mountainshadows.com) complemented by stunning views of Camelback and Mummy Mountains make this retreat otherworldly. After being completely rebuilt in 2017, Mountain Shadows has reemerged as a modern must. With pools looking like something straight out of a Slim Aarons photoshoot, Mountain Shadows Resort is an experience you can’t miss.
As soon as guests step through the palatial front doors of Omni Montelucia (omnihotels.com), they’ll feel as though they’ve been whisked away to another world. With its bubbling fountains, decorative tilework, and ceiling-stretching arches, this Spanish-style resort is your ticket to pure bliss. Finish off your trip with a visit to the Joya Spa, where you’ll find a variety of pampering services to suit your every need.
Step into the spirit of sophistication at Sanctuary (sanctuarycamelback.com). While the upscale architecture of this hideaway is enough to leave you in awe, the surrounding views of Paradise Valley truly take the cake. Soak up the splendour of it all at Jade Bar while sipping on a drink of your choice—believe us, the list is quite extensive!
W Scottsdale (marriott.com) is sitting pretty in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale awaiting your arrival. This spunky hotel is the life of the party with its vibrant interiors and close access to all the best downtown Scottsdale has to offer—think art, shopping, golf, and nightlife. If you want to be in the thick of things in the city, W Scottsdale is the place to be.
Experience a stay unlike any other at The Boulders (theboulders.com) nestled in the north side of Scottsdale. Like the name suggests, this getaway is home to distinct boulder formations, and 12-million-years-old ones at that. To ensure preservation and emphasize the natural beauty of the unique environment, the resort has left the landscape virtually untouched while working minimal architecture into the terrain. If you’re looking to become one with nature, The Boulders is exactly that.
Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, The Phoenician (thephoenician.com) captures a unique contemporary-meets-traditional feel. The resort weaves elements of nature throughout the grand halls, creating an experience that achieves the best of both worlds. No detail has been overlooked at this sprawling sanctuary, so you can be sure your stay at The Phoenician will be unmatched in service and unforgettable in all other aspects.
Situated in the Sonoran Desert is The Westin Kierland (marriott.com), a grand resort just moments away from shopping centers, dining, and lots of entertainment. Play a round of golf at the resort’s 27-hole course designed by distinguished Scottsdale golf architect Scott Miller, or book a cabana for an elevated poolside lounging experience while the kids enjoy the Adventure Water Park.
Photography by: Courtesy of The Phoenician