10 Best Hotels in Scottsdale: From Spa Sanctuaries to Chic Desert Hideaways

Scottsdale is well known for great golf, shopping, dining, and of course, some of the most posh hotels in the Southwest.

One of the best hotels in Scottsdale is the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. The large property is beautifully landscaped with native desert flora, palms and flowers, and most guest rooms have private patios. The resort also boasts a championship golf course, full-service spa, several restaurants and bars, and a lake complete with gondolas.

If you're in town for business, check out the Hyatt Place Scottsdale. The guestrooms are spacious and comfortable, and the hotel offers numerous amenities for a stay that is both productive and relaxing. Guests on the go will appreciate the 24-hour pantry stocked with quick snacks and drinks, a 24-hour business center and a nice pool area for after-hours relaxation. 

When you need to get away from it all, head to Sanctuary on Camelback. The boutique hotel resort overlooks Paradise Valley, giving guests unrivaled city and mountain views. The hotel is also home to Sanctuary Spa, an Asian-inspired oasis of calm. 

For a chic downtown stay, head to the Hotel Valley Ho, which has been charming visitors since the swinging '60s. The hotel has a uniquely retro mid-century vibe, a lively pool scene, and great service to boot. 

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
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This luxury boutique hideaway on Camelback has been a personal sanctuary for Hollywood celebrities, honeymooners, and solo travelers seeking a unique retreat in the desert. The resort overlooks Paradise Valley, offering spectacular views of the...  Read More

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
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This posh Scottsdale boutique resort and spa seeks to recreate the essence of southern Europe in the heart of Scottsdale. Montelucia is inspired by the rich history and sunny climes of Spain's Andalusia region. The resort is at the foothills of...  Read More



The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is nestled at the foothills of Pinnacle Peak, where luxurious Southwestern-style casitas create a warm, comforting ambiance perfect for a perfectly relaxing desert getaway. Guests are invited to...  Read More



Luxury is here to stay at the Westin Kierland Resort Spa in Scottsdale, which celebrates the essence of Arizona through traditional Southwestern design, ambiance, and hospitality. Surrounded by mountain ranges and city views, the resort and spa...  Read More



This Scottsdale Klimpton brand boutique hotel plays on the theme of four elements: fire, water, earth and air. You'll see this motif carefully integrated throughout this luxury resort and spa. The hotel lobby and living room area features a...  Read More



For travelers seeking a low-key stay in Scottsdale - without sacrificing convenience or comfort - look to the Hyatt Place Scottsdale. The hotel offers spacious guestrooms, a free hot breakfast, 24-hour pantry with grab-and-go snacks and drinks,...  Read More



This highly acclaimed Scottsdale resort offers visitors one of the most scenic desert escapes in the Southwest. Green cottonwoods, looming palm trees, and surrounding mountainscapes set a dreamy desert mood that is impossible to resist. Escape...  Read More

Gainey Suites Hotel
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This all-suite hotel was remodeled in 2008, providing guests with stylish boutique accommodations at a fraction of the cost of more expensive Scottsdale resorts. Gainy Suites Hotel offers many of the same amenities you'll find at larger resorts,...  Read More



Located off busy Scottsdale Road on a quiet city lane, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale stands as a sumptuous oasis of calm and comfort against the background of the McDowell Mountains. This 27-acre Scottsdale hotel resort is home to the...  Read More



Where is the hippest place to stay in downtown Scottsdale? Although others may be vying for the title, Hotel Valley Ho continues to be Scottsdale's preeminent hip hotel. Built in 1956 and reopened in 2005, the hotel has a long and storied...  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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