10 Best Hotels in Phoenix: The Valley's Top Desert Getaways

The best hotels in Phoenix combine great amenities, desert-inspired environs and hospitable, impeccable service.

This is what you'll find at the Arizona Biltmore, the city's iconic and historic hotel resort. Stroll across the 32 acres of desert gardens, take a dip in the pool, play a round of golf, or simply take a breather from it all in the comfort of your elegantly decorated suite. The views of Camelback Mountain are stunning. 

The Royal Palms Hotel and Resort, another historic and beautiful resort destination in Phoenix, is conveniently situated on the border between Phoenix and Scottsdale, and it provides ample privacy and calm for travel-weary guests.

Business travelers will want to take note of Aloft Phoenix Airport, a convenient yet stylish alternative to aiport cookie cutter accommodations. This vibrant hotel features a 24-hour pantry where you can grab a quick healthy snack between travels.

If you're planning a stay in downtown or central Phoenix, the Westin Phoenix Downtown boasts spacious guest rooms, many with incredible floor to ceiling views of downtown and the Valley.

Looking for a boutique Phoenix hotel? Stay at the hip Clarendon Hotel in central Phoenix, where visitors gather in the Oasis pool during the hot summer days, and then congregate at the hotel's popular rooftop bar for views of the sun setting over the Valley. The restaurant also has a convenient on-site restaurant, Cafe Tranquilo. 



Colorful and modern, Aloft Phoenix-Airport is a boutique hotel that stands out from the pack of cookie cutter accommodations in this part of town. Relax and mingle in the w xyz Bar, grab a snack in the re:fuel lounge, and enjoy free wifi...  Read More



When you need a break from beige-y, cookie-cutter hotels in Phoenix, downtown's new Found:RE Hotel offers a fresh alternative to familiar chains. The hotel's hallways, walls and nooks are brimming with art created by local Phoenix artists. The...  Read More



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 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



The Arizona Grand Resort is the only hotel resort in South Phoenix and the state's only AAA Four Diamond and M&C Gold Key Award winning all-suite resort. This is a great family destination, featuring a popular 7-acre water park and athletic...  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



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



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 Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel blends the stylishness of a boutique hotel with the amenities of a business-class stay. Guests enjoy a clean, modern hotel with spacious guest rooms, flat-panel TVs and good views of central Phoenix. Some...  Read More



This central Phoenix hotel is located just north of downtown in what is becoming known as Phoenix's midtown museum district. This once-shabby downtown hotel was transformed into one of the city's hippest and most coveted hotel...  Read More


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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.

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