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Luxury Hotels & Best Resorts in Scottsdale/Phoenix Area

Scottsdale luxury hotels and resorts are world-famous, but It's official now! Conde Nast readers have chosen the following Scottsdale resorts as tops in the country: The Sanctuary as #27 on their list of Top 100 Resorts in the World, and the Sanctuary again as #1 on the list of Top 50 in the US, Copperwynd took #8, The Four Seasons at Troon North took #13, The Phoenician #22, you can't get much better that this. The Hermosa Inn one of our favorite hideaways get #71 for one of Top 100 Hotels for U.S. It doesn't get much better...what would say if we told you that you can book these luxury hotels and resorts right here at the best rates, guaranteed! Plus you can view photos, videos and get other client's reviews.

Just imagine staying in some of the best resorts in the world, let alone Scottsdale. We live here and visit all the Scottsdale hotels and resorts, you'll get exclusive photos as well as best rates. Find large and small luxury resorts, including Phoenix resorts. Get unbiased resort reviews and video tours when you visit our links of Scottsdale's top resorts. 

Scottsdale luxury hotels and resorts are easy to find, dream resorts dot our Arizona desert landscape. We suggest the Royal Palms or The Hermosa Inn as prime examples of small luxury resorts. Another hidden away gem is Copperwynd, on the border of Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. The Sanctuary is another great choice. Prepare to be dazzled and amazed, not only by our selection, but by discount rates and availability for any Scottsdale resort. Phoenix and other Arizona resorts are available as well, all with best prices for your stay. 

Exclusive photos, our newest resorts, Wild Horse PassJ.W. Marriott Desert Ridge, and the Kierland Resort and to add to the mix, a new Native American Resort and casino Fort McDowell Radisson Resort has just opened it's doors. Great golf and spa additions to the Scottsdale scene. Remember we visit all the properties we list! 

Arizona Biltmore

One of the original Arizona golf resorts, an outstanding historic luxury resort, originally believed to be designed by  Frank Lloyd Wright, and now in dispute. But you will see all his touches never-the-less. See exclusive photos of this 1929 Phoenix Resort on Biltmore page! Still considered one of the best resorts in Phoenix Arizona.

The Boulders Take the video tour and see the Boulders and get an idea of how this resort is set a world apart. Tucked up in northern end of Scottsdale, it is a world apart. You'll find luxurious accommodations in the middle of awesome scenery. And the boulders which surround you are millions of years old. The casitas are blended into the countryside and the desert awaits. Plus you'll never have to leave, as there is find and casual dining, tennis, pools and The Golden Door Spa to keep you there. A superior Scottsdale golf resort offers two outstanding Jay Morrish designed championship golf courses. This is truly a unique and romantic resort. Stay here if you can! Or just have lunch, you don't have to stay at the club to indulge your senses with a tour. A must-see resort!

Carefree Conference Resort
This comfortable Carefree property offers 297 guest accommodations with upgraded guest rooms and casita suites. The hotel blends the casual elegance of a full-service resort with classic western ambiance capturing the flavor of grand old Arizona. This golf resort lies within a short distance to approximately 20 first-class golf courses.

Copperwynd Resort - Fountain Hills
a true small luxury resort with just 42 rooms, a hideaway on the border of Scottsdale with Fountain Hills. Beautiful appointments, outstanding restaurant and spa.

When you want to get away from it all get away to Copperwynd

Fairmont - Scottsdale Princess
one of our most famous resorts. Spanish in style, true Scottsdale feeling. Two golf courses, three award-winning restaurants, four swimming pools, seven tennis courts, and a full-service spa and health club. The 18-hole golf courses are used to host the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open.

Marriott Camelback Inn Resort

Camelback Inn Marriott resort now, has been a favorite from way back when! An original Scottsdale golf resort, it remains elegant with wonderful food and ambiance. Located in the heart of Scottsdale on Lincoln Road at the base of Mummy Mountain. Their pueblo style casitas are my favorite. A "standard" King size room is large and very comfortable, with small kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave. The decor beautiful. Even standard rooms are luxurious here! Also check our review of their dining room. The Chaparral on the restaurant page. 

Intercontinental Montelucia Resort & Spa  on the site of the former Doubletree La Posada 

In the shadow of Camelback Mountain, a getaway that revels in the mystique of Spain. One of the most elegant, sophisticated resorts in Scottsdale. The 31,000 square foot Joya Spa is not to be missed. Book it here at big savings!


Doubletree Paradise Valley 

Towering palms, lush foliage and sparkling fountains welcome you to the 22-acre oasis aptly named Paradise Valley.  A totally separate world yet just minutes from the Borgata and  historic 'Old Town' Scottsdale. 

Princess Resort Scottsdale

Scottsdale golf resort home of the TPC golf course and the Phoenix Open, (now FBR Open). Now a Fairmont property, it is built in the Spanish colonial manner and decorated in a stylish southwestern motif, the rooms are huge, exquisitely furnished, and have lavish ceramic tile baths with whirlpool tubs and large separate showers. Many rooms have private balconies or a patio overlooking ponds or desert vegetation. Super restaurants like Hacienda on site.  Close to all the new exciting stores and restaurants on Bell road. Also very convenient to Mayo Hospital New! Water Slide for the kids!

Four Seasons Resort

A Scottsdale Resort for all seasons, located In North  Scottsdale, stay in the midst of the Sonoran Desert with outstanding views and luxury. A top spa and access to Troon North golf. Romantic hide-away! A skyline city view and the smell of  pinon wood burning with the biggest stars overhead will blow you away! Their Crescent and Acacia Restaurants are tops and for a change of venue or just a hamburger - you can go across the road to Greasewood Flats, a throwback to the wild, wild west. The oldest stagecoach stop in Arizona.  Delight in the desert!

Hotel Valley Ho

Built in 1956, the Hotel Valley Ho was a destination for such Hollywood greats of the time as Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Bob Wagner and Natalie Wood and more. In an ideal location just 7 miles from airport and a mile from 5th Avenue Shops and restaurants. World-famous Trader Vic's is on site and the Cafe ZuZu is one of my favorites for comfort food. Home made ice cream and chocolate sauce!

Hip and happening the Young road warriors love it!


Hermosa Inn

An early Scottsdale property, totally redone, a romantic small luxury resort. Quiet and tucked away, but convenient to Downtown Scottsdale and Phoenix. A perfect view of the "Praying Monk" on the nose of Camelback Mountain from the Courtyard (see photo at left). the dining room besides having outrageous food has ambiance to die for. A page right out of the "old" west. 

Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch

One of my favorite Scottsdale Hotels. Just to walk through the spectacular pool area at night with giant oleanders crowning everything is worth the visit. The pool area is pretty great during the day as well! There's a sand beach, and a two and a half story water slide for the kids. One of the great Arizona resorts kid friendly, as well as a number one Scottsdale luxury resort. Canals complete with gondolas give an entrancing feel to the desert. You get a free ticket for a gondola ride when you dine in one of their wonderful restaurants, Vu ultimate for gourmet dining and Sunday Brunch, Ristorante Sandolo for great Italian fare and arias with dinner. And now home to a new multi-million Spa Avania with YogaAway™ program. Outstanding mountain views. At night catch the strains of flamenco or steel drums in the lobby. Centrally located and close to the New Shops at Gainey Village.

The Inn at Eagle Mountain

a Unique golf resort, on the Northeast border of Scottsdale in Fountain Hills. The setting is gorgeous...and the golf tremendous. Plus other great golf in the immediate vicinity. The clubhouse is very upscale and great for food or drinks. Eagle Mountain is ranked #1 Public Golf Course by Ranking Arizona 2006.
A resort with privacy and splendor. You might want to try one of the Theme Suites. Wild West - Cowboy Items and Memorabilia and  Hacienda - Style of Old Mexico are just two of the choices! All suites have kiva fireplaces, two-person whirlpools. Indulge yourself.

Legacy Golf Resort

Great for golfers! An all suites Scottsdale golf resort, opened in 1999. Complete with an 18 hole golf course, spa treatments, health club, pool and all the amenities. Plus private balconies, kitchen facilities (so you don't have to go out) a restaurant and a lounge. Ambiance, convenience, this place has it all.

Marriott Mountain Shadows has closed and is being turned into a multi-million dollar residential area - sad, but true! The Executive Golf Course remains open.

the Phoenician, a beautiful resortThe Phoenician famous Phoenix Resort

One of our 5 star resorts in Scottsdale, and one of the finest spas and resort hotels in Arizona. Voted #3 in the country. Elegance with a capital E. A majestic setting on the site of the original Jokake Inn. Mary Elaine's is one of the very best restaurants in town with city lights view and an ottoman for your purse! The golf course is spectacular.  Close to other wonderful  restaurants and shops. 

View Historic Jokake Inn (original property that Phoencian stands on today) 


Famous for it's Mist Spa, Zen Meditation Garden and 21 Tennis Courts. On Scottsdale Road close to shopping,

Ritz Carlton Hotel

a true luxury hotel with best location in Phoenix. Bistro 24 a top restaurant, club lounge, pool, fitness center, saunas and massage rooms. Across the street from one of the finest shopping areas in Phoenix/Scottsdale area, The Biltmore Plaza. Can't miss with this elegant hotel.


Hidden away. Romantic, totally restored old hotel to it's former grandeur and mystique. Just 100 plus casitas with charm and privacy make this a very special Scottsdale boutique resort. Just great for a romantic atmosphere. T. Cooks well known for it's superior food. The epitome of  Spanish Colonial ambiance. A real must on anyone's list!

Sanctuary on Camelback
Sanctuary on Camelback...service sets it apart, now #1 of Top 50 U.S. Resorts by Conde Nast Readers. Exclusive spa resort overlooking Camelback Mountain, up close and personal as the photo to the right displays! The old Jon Gardiner Tennis Ranch will never be the same! Even though The Sanctuary dates back to the times when Hollywood stars would escape to the desert for the winter months, they wouldn't recognize it now. Enjoy one of the best destination spa resorts in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale Marriott At McDowell Mountain

One of the newer Scottsdale resorts, but already a great favorite. Tucked into McDowell Mountain Preserve, it's a great location for serenity and convenience. If you're coming to town for West World functions, this is a good place to stay. 

Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center

totally renovated to the tune of 25 million an oldie is a goodie once again, Centrally located with access to two on property golf courses as well as others in the area. Your resort fee includes  local and 800 telephone calls, USA Today daily, overnight parking, complimentary early morning lobby coffee bar, use of the Fitness Center facilities, complimentary 1-hour tennis court use, and in-room high-speed Internet access. You get our Best guaranteed rate!


W HOTELS, known for their sophistication world-wide and Scottsdale W Hotel lives up to the name and the image.

Escape extraordinary suites and rooms with scenic views of Camelback Mountain and other desert landscapes. Be sure to try the Acura Experience, a complimentary service with a personal driver. Book the W HOTEL today!

Kierland Resort - home to the Kierland Golf Club, for a stay to remember check out more info. Find our exclusive photos and get reviews.

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