If your idea of traveling well includes private pool-side cabanas, plush bedding, sun-drenched casitas, and world-class spa amenities, Phoenix's best luxury hotels won't disappoint.
For the best of historic Phoenix, head to the posh Arizona Biltmore, a peaceful oasis in an otherwise busy stretch of midtown. The Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture is gracious and elegant, and the grounds are impeccable. Guest suites are spacious and private, and the spa features several treatments that integrate indigenous desert flora.
In north Phoenix, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa is a sprawling sanctuary loaded with luxurious amenities. A grand lobby, splashing fountains and palm-tree lined lanes set the tone for a relaxing retreat. Guests are invited to lounge around open fire-pits, or simply relax in the comfort of their private suites. The hotel offers several dining options, a championship golf course, and a water park with four acres of waterways.
If downtown Phoenix is your destination, book a room at the Westin Phoenix Downtown. This sophisticated modern hotel features spacious guest rooms with floor to wall city views. This urban oasis also has a Lapis pool and terrace on the roof, giving travelers a quiet urban sanctuary in the heart of the city.
For boutique charm and history, make your way to Paradise Valley for a peaceful stay at The Hermosa Inn. This signature boutique hotel, which was once home to cowboy artist Lon Megargee, offers spacious rooms and private casitas, award-winning dining and rustic yet elegant southwestern ambiance.