10 Best Scottsdale Resorts: Follow Your Bliss to These Top Scottsdale Retreats

It's not hard to figure out why so many people come to Scottsdale: great weather, golf, shopping and dining make this a popular travel destination. But it's Scottsdale's impressive roster of world-class resorts that have made this perennially sunny city a favorite destination of celebrities, families, and world-weary travelers of all stripes.

For Old World elegance, magnificent gardens, and all the privacy you could ever want, book one of the luxurious private casitas at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa.

If you're looking for the perfect blend of serenity and energy, enjoy a respite at Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain. This luxurious boutique resort, perched atop iconic Camelback Mountain, offers guests unrivaled views of Scottsdale and the surrounding desert landscape.

If you prefer to stay within short distance of downtown Scottsdale shops, restaurants and other amenities, FireSky Resort and Spa provides both tranquility and stimulation in the heart of the city.

For a family-friendly resort getaway, the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, Westin Kierland Resort and Spa and the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offer a host of kid-friendly amenities and activities. 

Looking for the best views in town? Check out our top pick, Talking Stick Resort, a casino resort with great fine dining, golf, spa amenities, and some of the best views in the city. 

No matter where you choose to stay, Scottsdale resorts offer the perfect escape, blending world-class dining, spa amenities, recreational attractions with the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert.


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 Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, offers a luxurious and natural retreat in the scenic Sonoran Desert just outside Scottsdale. Guests enjoy endless views of 1,300 acres of Sonoran Desert and up-close encounters with 12 million-year-old...  Read More



If privacy and luxury is what you crave, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa offers the perfect escape. The property consists of 119 private casitas set amidst lush gardens scented with citrus trees and exotic flowers. Stone paths invite guests to...  Read More



Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is a AAA Four Diamond Resort featuring a full-service spa, championship golf, upscale shopping, and award-winning dining. Every room includes a private balcony, many offering magnificent views of the surrounding...  Read More



This AAA Five-Diamond resort consistently tops the lists of the best resorts in the Valley. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is home to Willow Stream Spa (ranked as one of the best spas in North America by Travel + Leisure Magazine), four...  Read More



This 27-acre resort is situated near downtown Scottsdale, but you'll feel far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city at this oasis of tranquility. Framed by the scenic McDowell Mountains, Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa boasts several...  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 relaxing desert getaway. Guests are invited to dine at...  Read More



FireSky Resort and Spa is located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, near museums, shopping, and the excitement of vibrant Old Town Scottsdale. Step inside this luxurious resort spa and get swept away by the lobby's stone fireplace, airy...  Read More

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
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Atop iconic Camelback Mountain, this world-class boutique resort overlooks the city of Scottsdale and the surrounding Sonoran Desert. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is the perfect place to recharge and rejuvenate, featuring 53 acres of desert...  Read More

Talking Stick Resort
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Talking Stick Resort is one of Scottsdale's newest and swankiest resort hotels. The resort features nightly entertainment, world-class dining, spa services and a popular casino. The fifteen-story hotel is the tallest structure in Scottsdale,...  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.

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