When it comes to catching some sun, there is nowhere better than the state of Arizona.
And where else is better to relax than in a resort? Allow the sun to warm your skin and melt away your worries as you take a dip in the pool or perfect your back swing on a golf course.
Not sure where to start?
Not to worry! Below are 20 of the best resorts in Arizona that are ready to take your bags and let you put your feet up.
Whether you are staying for a weekend or for an entire week, each resort is ready to make your vacation unforgettable. Make memories with the family or enjoy some alone time, it is completely up to you.
Let’s get into it!
1. The Canyon Suites At The Phoenician, Scottsdale
Starting off is The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician. Located at the bottom of Camelback Mountain, there is something new to discover at every turn. While it is going to cost you a pretty penny, the incredible amenities and more than helpful staff is worth it.
The Canyon Suites all include floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the golf course or desert setting, private terraces, and mattresses with Frette Italian linens.
Along with the 18 golf courses, you will find tennis courts, a fully equipped spa, and a luxurious infinity pool.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the 8 dining options inside the resort. Not to mention you can bring your pet along to join in on the fun!
2. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana
You will find this luxurious yet wholesome resort just outside of downtown Tuscons. Tucked away in the hills of Marana is The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. It is a trendy yet traditional resort that caters to various lifestyles.
Lounge by the pool, enjoy a round of golf and book yourself in for a relaxing massage at the in-house spa. All are included with the resort fee.
Now, when it comes to food you simply have to make a reservation at the Core Kitchen and Wine Bar. Here you can enjoy some classic pub food before enjoying some live music as you bask in the moment.
3. L’Auberge De Sedona, Sedona
Less than a mile north of the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in central Sedona, Arizona, the L’Auberge de Sedona provides visitors with a tranquil retreat without giving up an in-town setting.
Take in the sights as you lounge along the banks of Oak Creek before heading to your luxury guest room. For those who require a little extra space, the resort also offers private cottages with porches or patios and fireplaces.
At L’Auberge De Sedona you can really become one with your inner self. Through immersive experiences, revitalization retreats, and focused healing you can let yourself feel free in this safe environment to become the best version of yourself.
4. Boulders Resort & Spa, Scottsdale
Each room at Boulders Resort & Spa is equipped with a private balcony or patio that allows you to take in the breathtaking view of the mountains before you.
And once your brain comprehends the beauty it is looking at, you can order some tasty room service and curl up in front of the wood burning fire with a glass of wine.
Additionally, there are four pools, two golf courses, two restaurants, and two golf courses where you can practice your swing.
For the more adventurous guests, there are plenty of outdoor activities to be done in the mountains. From rock climbing to star gazing there is plenty to see and do.
5. Canyon Ranch, Tucson
In need of some TLC? Canyon Ranch is considered to be one of the best all-inclusive resorts in all of Arizona. Perfect when you need a break from reality.
In addition to numerous other amenities in-room and outside, the 150-acre site offers a wide range of exercise classes, health programs, and wellness consultations.
Once you have unloaded your bags and are ready to really relax, enjoy a stroll through the Sonoran Desert. Or take a bike ride on the rural country trails that surround the ranch. To rinse off, take a dip in the pool.
You cannot leave without checking out the 80,000-square-foot spa. Ready to take care of your every need.
6. Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria, Phoenix
Since 1929, Valley of the Sun visitors have been welcomed by the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, which is arguably Phoenix’s most historic hotel and has hosted famous people like Irving Berlin and Marilyn Monroe.
This Waldorf Astoria hotel rises above the Camelback Corridor and offers visitors two outstanding golf courses, an award-winning spa, seven tennis courts, and seven swimming pools. This is the perfect place to bring the kids or enjoy a special anniversary.
Inside this remarkable hotel are six restaurants, various retail outlets, and various activities. You will never be bored at the Arizona Biltmore.
7. Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Tucson
Is life getting you down? Treat yourself to a weekend at Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa. Sitting on the edge of Catalina State Park, you can enjoy a moment to yourself in this secluded slice of paradise.
With a focus on well-being, the resort provides a variety of options for physical activity, including mountain biking, Pilates, and yoga, to mention a few.
After a day of being cared for, retire to your cozy room with everything you need to feel like you are at your home away from home.
Enjoy meals created using the ingredients that are found in the land of Tucson. Each meal is made with you in mind and you will never forget it.
8. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess gained its popularity by hosting The Waste Management Phoenix Open every year. However, it is quickly becoming a favorite among travelers everywhere.
This large Scottsdale facility features six pools, several of which have waterslides, as well as a full-service spa. You can also find a range of restaurants onsite that will satisfy your every craving.
The hotel also has a range of different activities on offer for both in and out of the hotel. From enjoying a sunset excursion at the Oudayas harbor or an Ouija craft session. You can simply relax and let the staff take care of everything for you.
9. Royal Palms Resort And Spa, Phoenix
Thanks to its exclusive, opulent atmosphere, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa has attracted numerous VIPs.
The hotel’s guest rooms have vivid, jewel-toned furnishings and huge soaking tubs, giving the impression that they belong in a luxurious Mediterranean house.
Take a reprieve from the scorching Arizona sun in the pool or enjoy a treatment from the open-air Alvadora Spa. No better way to relax if you ask us.
This resort is near downtown Phoenix and Old Town Scottsdale and is situated in the Camelback Corridor. Meaning if you get the urge to leave the resort then there is plenty to keep you busy.
There are plenty of dining options at Royal Palms that are going to have your taste buds going wild.
10. The Hermosa Inn, Paradise Valley
All around Arizona are large resorts. And while they are incredible, sometimes you want to relax in a place that makes you feel slightly more at home. The Hermosa Inn is a gorgeous resort that is perfect for both families and couples.
Whether you are looking to spend the weekend in bed or out in nature this hotel is perfect. It is located in the quiet suburbs of Paradise Valley which is both secluded and central to everything you need.
The hotel’s $35 per night resort charge covers the cost of the bikes that guests can use to explore the neighborhood.
Access to the exercise center, valet parking, free Wi-Fi, and coffee, tea, fruit, morning pastries, and freshly baked afternoon cookies are additional benefits included in the required price.
11. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale
Ready to find yourself on a tropical island but find the cost of travel too much? Hyatt Regency is located in the tropical area of Gainey Ranch which brings together paradise and luxury.
Each room is decked out with flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations but more importantly, there are 10 pools and an incredible man-made beach. You can sip margaritas, sink your toes in the sand, and relax. All without leaving the country.
Dinner can then be had at one of the many on-site restaurants to end the day. We highly recommend dining at the Alto Ristorante E Bar for a wonderful dining experience with the best artisanal cheese and meats. Compliment with a smooth glass of wine.
12. JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass, Tucson
The JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, located on the edge of the Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park, blends the tranquility of a remote retreat with the ease of a suburban setting.
You can experience the luxury that the Marriott name guarantees at a much more affordable price. Take a swing on the golf course or take in the views of Arizona on a hike in the mountains. Whatever you enjoy, this resort and spa are ready to supply.
Another highlight of this hotel is the multilevel pool and the full-service Hashani Spa. All you need is your bathing suit!
13. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows, Scottsdale
In the midst of Scottsdale’s stunning desert terrain, this 23-acre resort offers plenty of solitude.
Your lodgings will have mid century modern furnishings and conveniences like 65-inch flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, free Wi-Fi, and private patios with views of Camelback Mountain.
Lounge by one of the three outdoor pools or come inside for a relaxing spa treatment. When you are ready to eat, head to the Weft & Warp Art Bar and Kitchen. Here you will find a range of dishes inspired by the ingredients grown in the area.
If you are up for a few alcoholic drinks, you can enjoy a few cocktails and appetizers at the Turquoise Pool Bar.
14. CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa, Carefree
The CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa is surrounded by more than 20 acres of Sonoran Desert and runs on the principles of movement, spa, nourishment, and exploration.
It is highly recommended that you make your own customized itinerary that will help you feel revitalized and rejuvenated by the end of your stay.
There are more than 70 free sessions provided each week, and wellness experts, artists, and authors frequently serve as the instructors.
Now, you do have to sign up quickly as spaces are limited in each class.
You may use the resort’s tennis courts, surrounding hiking trails, a pool, free bikes, two restaurants, and a spa, which provides services like hot stone massages and oxygen facials in addition to Eastern and energy therapies like reiki.
15. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson
The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, which is surrounded by Sabino Canyon in Tucson’s posh Catalina Foothills neighborhood, has 398 roomy guest rooms.
Each suite has a balcony with views of the surrounding desert mountains, as well as Keurig coffee machines, flat-screen TVs, and minibars.
While adults will find plenty of amenities to keep them busy, this hotel is also perfect for kids. From the kids club to the excursions, your kids can have the time of their lives. Right alongside you.
Then when they are in need of some food head to the Flying V Bar & Grill. They will dish you up some incredible Southwestern cuisine that will have your tastebuds dancing like no tomorrow.
16. Enchantment Resort, Sedona
Enchantment Resort is located just 9 miles out of Sedona making it perfectly located for privacy and peace. This resort offers a wholesome experience with a tranquil environment that allows you to relax and indulge.
Take advantage of the resort’s swimming pools, tennis courts, and golf course when you’re not hiking through adjacent Boynton Canyon or investigating the local vortexes.
Additionally, the resort provides access to fitness centers, a yoga studio with guided classes, and a limited menu of spa services at its Spa Suites at Boynton Canyon.
17. Sanctuary Camelback, Paradise Valley
Nestled into the side of Camelback Mountain, this sanctuary is the perfect place to unwind and let your hair down.
The best parts of Sanctuary are outside the rooms. The infinity pool is a popular spot for guests to unwind and watch their troubles fade away.
And for an additional dose of pleasure, visitors rush straight to the resort spa, which offers a variety of treatments with an Asian influence.
Make your way to Jade Bar for a few refreshing cocktails before enjoying a meal at the hotel restaurant, Elements. A true sanctuary for anyone looking to escape for a night or two.
18. Mountain Shadows Resort, Paradise Valley
Located at the front of Camelback Mountain you can see some of the most incredible views Arizona has to offer (for the best caves to explore in Arizona, check here). Not to mention a plethora of indulgent treatments and excursions.
Not only can you hike to explore the mountains of Arizona there are also fitness classes, mixology classes, and meditation courses to help you relax.
When it’s time to eat, you can visit Hearth ’61 for contemporary American dishes or Rusty’s for outdoor dining close to the golf course. Other choices include ordering room service or grabbing some snacks and drinks to enjoy by the pool.
Need a venue for an event? Hire out one of the event spaces at Mountain Shadows Resort for the ultimate experience.
19. Four Seasons Resort, Scottsdale
Nestled in North Scottsdale you have access to the magical landscape of Pinnacle Peak. Four Seasons is known for being one of the most luxurious resort chains in the world. And there is one right in Arizona.
The accommodations are praised highly for their cozy décor and first-rate amenities, which include a private patio with a gas fireplace in the form of an adobe.
Spend your days swimming in the pool, playing tennis to burn some calories, or getting pampered at the spa.
20. ADERO Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale
Sometimes the best hotel is the one secluded away from everything. ADERO Scottsdale Resort is in the Fountain Hills. Over 30 miles away from downtown Phoenix, this hotel is remote and perfect for anyone wanting privacy.
You’ll not only have more privacy, but you’ll also have access to a huge health club with lots of tennis courts and a full-service spa, as well as views of the McDowell Mountains, a restaurant, and the club.
Enjoy making memories with your loved ones by the cozy fireplace in your room or take advantage of the incredible amenities in the hotel. Just relax.
Exploring the mountains or relaxing by the pool can all be done in the state of Arizona. And of course, it is done in style. There are endless resorts to choose from and sometimes it can be hard to select the right one.
Above are 20 of the best resorts in Arizona that will cater to your every need. Pools, golf courses, spas, and unforgettable excursions are all included in your stay. All you have to do is choose!
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