Arizona’s Best Resorts

We have the dish on the trendy, luxury and family friendly best resorts in Phoenix, and while since we all know Phoenix is known for its resorts, this list simply compiles the best there is. From the five-star Phoenician to the trendy Camelback sanctuary, packages can be found to accommodate girlfriend getaways, family adventures and romance. Don’t forget to call the resort and ask for current specials, you’ll always find unbeatable incentives to book your stay today. Find the best rates May through August and when our temperatures outside become ideal, the tourists flock in peak season from September through April.

The Brat Pack: The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Collection Resort often promotes nostalgic themed packages. The historic Biltmore has played host to Presidents with a classic art deco beauty. Bringing luxe to patrons with fine linens, silvers plates and meticulous gardens. A must is to see and be seen at the extravagant Sunday brunch. Visit for details and information.

The Princess Diana: Saving the best for last is the resort of royalty, dignitaries and well – the President. The Phoenician is well hidden in North Scottsdale, far from gawkers and vast in lush greens. Grab your clubs and look for the Obamas. The best time to stay at reasonable rates is off-season and it is definately easier on the federal deficit. Turn your vacation into a destination to remember at Arizona’s largest and most prestigious resorts. Visit for details and more information.

The Mediterranean: Looking to travel abroad? Stay close with all the inspired influence of Spain’s Andalusia region with a visit to the Intercontinental Montelucia Resort and Joya spa, nestled in the hills of Paradise Valley. One of the Valley’s newest resorts accommodates with a vibrant theme and suites at every price level. Enjoy your stay at their two pool, trendy restaurants and poolside cocktail lounges. Visit for details in addition to don’t want to miss packages, details and more information.

La México: Not ready to cross the border but looking for lush tropics and rustic charm. The Royal Palms is one of Arizona’s most enchanting resorts. From the flagstone drive to the rich yellow stucco, the Royal Palms embraces its Latin influences in the décor, archways and hospitality. Don’t miss an afternoon by the fountain in the Mansion Courtyard or the inviting blue pool. The cabanas mirror the resort with a romantic charm. If your looking for a relaxing weekend, visit for more information about the rustic resort, award winning T. Cooks and the world renowned Alvadora Spa.

The Malibu: Sleek and simple, the Camelback Sanctuary offers great summer rates when they’re not tending to celebrities to the likes of Justin Timberlake and Brittany Spears in peak season. Spend your vacation lofting in the infinity pool and dining on fresh farmed, Asian inspired cuisine at famed Elements. This boutique resort and spa is a tranquil hideaway beneath the Camelback Mountain. Visit for availability and information.

The Marilyn Monroe: Hotel Valley Ho reinvents retro in this renovated 1956 chic resort. On the grounds, locals are always at play visiting Trader Vics, Café ZuZu and the infamous VH Spa. For a inclusive vacation, visit for vintage and trendy events, live music by the pool and a plethora of specials.

The Golfer: The adventurer will find The Boulders resort perfect for their next vacation or staycation. They have much more to offer than stunning views, The Boulders was voted best for golf in’s Best Arizona Hotels poll. Superior views surround the two courses designed by award-winning Jay Morrish. The courses were carefully designed around the massive boulders to present a rigorous game for newbies and pros alike. The Waldorf Astoria Collection is also home to Latilla casual dining while the ladies indulge at the Golden Door family of Spas.Start packing and head out and visit the best the Sonoran Desert has to offer. Visit for reservations and more information.

The Swiss Family Robinson: Family adventure awaits at Hilton Pointe Tapatio Cliffs resort. A nostalgic family resort, well known for its lush acres of pools, water slides, and waterfalls. Grab the kids and climb into a tube for a wild or lazy stay under the cliffs. Family friendly rates start at $119 per suite. Visit for details and more information.

30. August 2010 by Shelley Schadowsky
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