The top hotels in Scottsdale all provide unique amenities and experiences; finding one that best matches your lifestyle can be the key to choosing a resort.
Active travelers might prefer staying near Camelback Mountain and Taliesin West – Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright himself – while foodies will appreciate being close to top restaurants and bars.
1. The Phoenician
The Phoenician Hotel blends Old World luxury and Sonoran desert design inspiration to offer an unparalleled resort experience. Situated at the base of Camelback Mountain, its expansive acreage features cacti-dappled lawns, statue fountains spouting water from their grounds, and curvy pools surrounded by lush gardens – not to mention luxurious marble-accented rooms featuring flat-screen TVs with STAYCAST streaming, iHome docking stations, Italian linens, as well as spacious vanities with separate showers & Roman-oval tubs!
At this Scottsdale resort, guests have eight options: innovative grilled flavors at J&G Steakhouse, light bites at Mowry & Cotton, and poolside Mediterranean at Kalio Kabobery. It’s no secret why Presidents and Heads of State visit when visiting Scottsdale; its spa and golf course are among the world’s finest, thus making this resort one of the premier places for relaxation and recreation.
Business travelers tend to keep the W Scottsdale relatively peaceful during the week, while on weekends it becomes known for hosting a lively party atmosphere. Trendy crowds gather at Wet, the rooftop pool, to dine on American, Mediterranean, and Italian dishes while sipping cocktails and craft beers from Wet’s bar.
Near Old Town, this boutique retreat is ideal for couples and friends looking to have fun in Arizona’s sunshine. Its 3,000-square-foot zero-edge pool serves as a popular gathering point, featuring a full pool bar and plenty of loungers; spa and sauna facilities can ease travel fatigue; black rock trails provide opportunities for hikes while multiple championship golf courses and tennis courts help strengthen friendships among guests.
2. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort
This Scottsdale resort hotel provides an unexpected oasis in the desert landscape. Lush palm trees and cacti bloom across its property, while sparkling fountains and pools give off a sense of magic. Just a short drive from Phoenix, with access to Jeep, Hummer, and hot air balloon tours of Sonoran Desert. Plus, it provides year-round children’s programs, spa services, and 27 holes of golf at Gainey Ranch Golf Club!
The main resort features ten pool areas, including a 2.5-acre water playground featuring three 3-story water slides, a sandy beach, and various restaurants, bars, and lounges.
KidTripster Tip: Spa Avania offers luxurious treatments in 19 treatment rooms. Choose between personalized treatments or the spa’s Signature Experiences, such as Himalayan Salt Room or Aromatherapy Journey, for your customized treatments or signature experiences, such as Himalayan Salt Room.
While on our stay, we enjoyed playing tennis on-site and experiencing exceptional dining at SWB (serving Southwestern dishes from Wednesday to Saturday), Alto Ristorante Bar and Noh (which specialize in Italian food and wine, respectively) as well as Canyon Market, which offered grab-and-go breakfast, snacks and lunch options.
One of the resort’s hallmarks was its commitment to showcasing Native American culture. You can see dancers performing every Friday night in the fountain courtyard and visit the Native American Cultural Center to learn about nearly two dozen tribes recognized by the federal government.
3. Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Built for relaxation, Scottsdale Plaza Resort is an excellent option for travelers looking to experience authentic Arizona. Situated on 40 sprawling acres in Scottsdale’s scenic desert landscape, its five pools, 24-hour fitness center, and full-service spa/salon make the resort an idyllic setting for family vacations, romantic getaways, or milestone celebrations.
The resort features 404 guest rooms, suites, and lodges featuring open-air corridors and private exterior entrances for an added sense of privacy. Accommodation options range from basic hotel-style rooms with walk-in stone-tile showers to two-story houselike suites with beehive fireplaces and multiple patios; higher-end suites/lodges include kitchens/spa baths. Other standard amenities include flat-screen TVs with cable programming, mini-fridges, Keurig coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet access as concierge services/newsstands; those interested in exploring nearby shopping/dining can use our complimentary area shuttle.
At the resort, guests can take advantage of an assortment of on-site dining options, from casual poolside cafe Cabana and JD’s Bar and Grill to The Market for quick meals on the go – providing convenient snacks, sandwiches, and beverages!
Other highlights at the property include five outdoor pools, a sauna, and a full-service spa offering massages and body treatments; five tennis courts, a fitness center; a business center offering meeting spaces/conference equipment/coffee shop/salon; as well as meeting spaces/conference equipment in Paradise Valley within 5 minutes driving; as well as OdySea Aquarium at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick within 10 minutes car ride – making for a very relaxing stay! Located just 5 minutes away from McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park/Paradise Valley Fashion Square/Business Center within 5 minutes driving, it boasts meeting spaces/conference equipment/meeting spaces/conference equipment plus a coffee shop/salon to add even more amenities for business center clients while Paradise Valley itself offers five tennis courts/fitness center to enjoy massage treatments/body treatments from full-service spa along with five tennis courts/fitness center, as well as meeting spaces/ conference equipment as well as a coffee shop and salon services/Scottson Airport, being just 10 minutes car ride away. In contrast, OdySea Aquarium/ Salt River Fields @ Talking Stick, an easy 10-minute car ride away, are both attractions easily reached via car ride!
4. Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town
Old Town Scottsdale welcomed its inaugural new hotel in over a decade on October 1, with Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town debuting as its inaugural new property since 2008. Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town offers vibrant Southwest energy mixed with mid-century modern sophistication – featuring an expansive rooftop bar and lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with Technogym equipment, a ground-floor signature restaurant, and spacious guest rooms that combine contemporary elegance with impeccable design.
Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town seeks to inspire and connect through its vibrant color scheme that draws upon Arizona’s rich landscapes, featuring wood and metal tones in a mix of wood tones and hues from Arizona. Dallas-based Studio 11 Design was responsible for its interior design; furnishings feature local materials like wood, plaster, and tile and feature-rich crimson and deep gold colors for an upscale yet welcoming ambiance.
Cobre is the property’s signature restaurant, featuring carefully curated culinary options with touches of the Southwest, including artisanal breakfast items, locally made specialty coffee creations, and all-day offerings. Outrider Rooftop Lounge on top of the hotel elevates Scottsdale’s social scene by serving craft cocktails, upscale bites, and breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain.
Occupying what may be Scottsdale’s prime location, guests are only steps or bike rides away from top dining, shopping, and entertainment offerings such as Western Spirit: Scottsdale Museum of the West; Scottsdale Stadium; Fashion Square as well as Old Town via Canopy bikes for exploring galleries and museums or simply soaking up some sun at Scottsdale Arts District during sunset time.
5. Hotel Adeline
Formerly the Days Inn and Choice Hotel, this Scottsdale hotel in Old Town Scottsdale has undergone an exciting transformation into a stylish boutique. A newcomer to Old Town Scottsdale, the 4.5-acre contemporary urban retreat draws visitors seeking unique social experiences for leisure and business travelers. Offering bustling public spaces and restaurants and an inviting pool scene featuring lawn games and 213 stylish guest rooms, create an oasis of modern living in Scottsdale.
Arizona resort at its finest! Situated at the base of Camelback Mountain, this breathtaking property offers guests endless ways to appreciate Arizona’s desert terrain’s natural beauty and timeless elegance. From relaxing at one of their world-class spas to playing one of their championship golf courses – this legendary destination truly caters to everyone!
Relax in spacious casita-style living, four relaxing pools, and an enriching day spa. The property’s rich history can be found throughout its walls – featuring Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture and breathtaking desert landscapes for an authentic Southwest experience.
Phoenix-based boutique hotel brings eclectic style and energy to Old Town Scottsdale. Boasting 213 elegant guestrooms, a restaurant, a whiskey bar, and a lively pool area – Good & Proper, Selfmade, and Freestyle are onsite eateries offering creative cuisine and spirits selection. Guestrooms are designed for maximum comfort, with fine furnishings and finishes to help you unwind after an exciting day in Old Town Scottsdale.