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The Ultimate MDW Staycation Guide, Presented by Expedia

Jimmy Kontomanolis for Expedia | May 24, 2018 | Lifestyle Best of The Best Stay National

Mentions of Scottsdale might bring to mind visions of mountains and golfing, but there's much more that our city has to offer. The New York Times once described downtown Scottsdale as “a desert version of Miami's South Beach,” and that description certainly rings true; luxury experiences abound throughout Scottsdale, with fine dining, upscale spas and a booming nightlife scene. We teamed up with to bring you the ultimate Scottsdale staycation guide. In addition to the first-rate hotels listed below, find more Scottsdale hotel options at
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

The west gets a cosmopolitan touch at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, where the hotel blends in flawlessly with its surrounding environment. But don’t let the adobe casitas fool you; behind its doors, the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale provides endless luxuries perfect for a romantic getaway. Enjoy a rejuvenating couple’s massage in the privacy of your casita or on your terrace, and be sure to reserve a “celestial picnic” under the stars, complete with champagne or wine. Don’t miss out on Southwest flavor with dinner for two at one of the property’s three restaurants is the perfect way to round out a romantic evening.

The Hermosa Inn

The Hermosa Inn is a self-proclaimed “boutique hideaway” in Paradise Valley, and the resort is a paradise indeed. Originally created in the 1930s as a private escape for famed artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee, the hotel still keeps true to its artistic origins. Guests are invited to take self-guided tours throughout the property featuring original works by Megargee. There’s also more art to be seen beyond the hotel; visits to the nearby Phoenix Art Museum or The Heard Museum of Native Culture and Art will provide the art enthusiast with plenty of inspiration.

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Ideally located in the heart of Scottsdale, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is a true oasis in the desert. After a $10 million renovation in 2015, the hotel was transformed into a modern-day destination, boasting two restaurants and a bar, an outdoor pool and enhanced guest rooms. The hotel’s Luna Spa has also become a premier destination for indulging the mind, body and soul; from relaxing massages to revitalizing facials and full body treatments, the Luna Spa provides a serene experience to renew your spirit.

Copperwynd Resort & Club

Located at over 2,500 ft. elevation in the McDowell Mountains, the CopperWynd Resort & Club provides breathtaking mountain views. The resort also overlooks the SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, named among the best courses in Arizona by Enjoy a two or three-day golf package, which include personalized sessions with expert Movement Specialists to improve your performance. And after an afternoon on the course, treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience at Flourish at CopperWynd, with scenic mountain backdrop that will be the envy of your Instagram followers.

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