10 Best Luxury Hotels in Phoenix: High Style in the Desert

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. 

Palomar Phoenix CityScape is a newly opened 242 room hotel located at the vibrant CityScape center in downtown Phoenix. The hotel is within walking distance of US Airways Center, Chase Field and the Phoenix Convention Center. The hotel is...  Read More

This historic hotel resort offers guests unrivaled privacy and beauty. Lush courtyards and bright pink blooming bougainvilleas make for an unforgettable sight at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, where Old World charm meets the natural beauty of...  Read More

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
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Sanctuary on Camelback offers luxury, privacy and gorgeous views in every direction, making it the ideal destination for a picture-perfect desert getaway. The boutique hotel has earned numerous accolades over the years for its Asian-themed spa,...  Read More

This historic hotel resort, located in Phoenix's westside in the community of Litchfield Park, offer a private and luxurious getaway. Rose gardens and citrus trees surround the Wigwam Resort and the traditional Territorial Adobe architecture...  Read More


Finding a quiet sanctuary in the middle of downtown Phoenix is not easy, but the Westin Phoenix Downtown invites guests to unwind and relax in the heart of the city's busy business and entertainment district. Located next to the Phoenix...  Read More

The Arizona Grand Resort is the only hotel resort in South Phoenix and the state's only AAA Four Diamond and Gold Key Award winning all-suite resort. This is a great family destination, featuring a popular seven-acre water park and athletic...  Read More

Hermosa Inn
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Bright pink bougainvillea, cobblestone paths, and blooming desert wildflowers set the mood at the Hermosa Inn, an historic inn tucked away in the aptly-named Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley. The rustic elegance of this Southwestern lodge sets...  Read More


The Arizona Biltmore is the oldest resort in Arizona and Phoenix's most iconic hotel resort. Built in 1929, the resort has played host to presidents, celebrities and aesthetically-minded guests for over 83 years now, enchanting visitors with...  Read More

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, nestled next to iconic Camelback Mountain on the grounds of the grand Phoenician Resort, is an exclusive 60-room boutique hotel. Every room and suite features floor-to-ceiling views, desert artwork and plush,...  Read More

This northern Phoenix resort offers luxury and privacy to travel-weary visitors. Tucked away in the hills and mountains of north Phoenix, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa was designed to offer guests the full spectrum of resort amenities....  Read More


Meet Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

She received her MFA in Creative...  More About Patricia

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