10 Best Romantic Hotels in Phoenix: Desert Getaways Built for Two

Whether your idea of romance includes going on a nature hike with your sweetie, or enjoying some of the top restaurants and spas in the southwest, the best romantic hotels in Phoenix offer a memorable getaway no matter your travel style. 

If you want to rekindle your romance, look no further than the Royal Palms Hotel and Resort, an Old World-inspired resort nestled at the foothills of Phoenix's Camelback Mountain. Graceful garden courtyards, stone porticos, bubbling fountains, and graciously decorated guestrooms set the mood for a romantic getaway. The resort regularly offers "romantication" stays, customized romantic packages that include experiences such as private candlelit dinner, couple's massages, and even made-to-order love notes. 

For a boutique stay in one of the city's most historic and unique hotels, book a private casita at the Hermosa Inn, which was once the home and studio of Western artist Lon Megargee. The gracious inn features 34 hacienda-style rooms and private casitas set on six acres of lush and fragrant desert landscaping. The hotel is home to an award-winning restaurant, Lon's at the Hermosa, where couple's can enjoy the popular gourmet brunch. 

If you and your significant other are energized by the the pulse of the city, head to the Kimpton Hotel's Palomar, downtown Phoenix's chic boutique hotel. The hotel has a sexy rooftop bar that's ready-made for late night canoodling. 



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 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



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

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
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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



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



For an urban retreat in the heart of Tempe's bustling Mill Avenue District, the Tempe Mission Palms cannot be beat. The hotel has long been a mainstay on the local conference circuit, thanks to its well-manicured grounds, 303 guest rooms, 24...  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



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



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


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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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