Phoenix hotels are always busy. High season is between January and April, but summer rates are sometimes less than half the cost. Lower rates listed below reflect this. Check hotel websites for online specials. The hotels below have been grouped into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over US$300)
Moderate (US$100 to US$300)
Cheap (up to US$100)
These rates are for a double room per night, excluding room tax (12.57%) and breakfast unless otherwise specified.
Arizona Biltmore Resort
Since 1929, this has been the place for celebrities, dignitaries and presidents. Spread over 16 hectares (40 acres), structures are interspersed with gardens, nine pools (the Catalina was Marilyn Monroe's favourite) and Irving Berlin wrote White Christmas here. The grounds include: tennis courts, lawn chess, croquet and two championship golf courses. Guests will find earthy-toned, spacious accommodation, large marble bathrooms and excellent service. Light meals are available at a café in the hotel's plaza.Address: , 2400 East Missouri, Phoenix,
Telephone: +1 602 955 6600.
Four Seasons at Troon North
Everything you expect from a luxurious Four Seasons resort. The lobby is a living gallery of desert art. Accented with a desert motif, the spacious rooms include a fireplace and a balcony, often with picture perfect views. Marble bathrooms have deep soaking tubs. Accommodation is in casitas, small villas. Excellent cuisine is accompanied by sweeping desert views at Acacia, a contemporary steakhouse, and the southwest-flavoured Crescent Moon. Amenities include a spa and fitness centre, and two lounges.Address: Scottsdale, 10600 East Crescent Moon Drive, Phoenix,
Telephone: +1 480 515 5700.
With US$25 million worth of art (there is a self-guided tour), this hotel is opulent. The grounds have a large cactus garden, nine pools (some shaped like grand pianos) and a golf course. The hotel's restaurants range from epicurean, with a wine list of 4,500, to an ice-cream parlour and tea court. Airy rooms feature Berber carpeting, Irish linens, as well as rich and oversized Italian marble bathrooms. Not to be missed is its plush spa with a complete treatment menu, and the unusual addition of Tarot card readings.Address: Scottsdale, 6000 East Camelback Road, Phoenix,
Telephone: +1 480 941 8200.
Orange Tree Golf Resort
This hotel complex, on one of Scottsdale's popular golf courses, offers plenty of luxury for the discerning guest with a slightly less discerning budget. The décor is newly renovated and modern, and has 160 suites, all with a balcony or patio. The facilities include fitness and sports centre, swimming pool and golfing lessons. The poolside bar serves lunch and the golf restaurant is an alternative destination for dinner.Address: Scottsdale, 10601 N 56th Street, Phoenix, 85254
Telephone: +1 480 948 6100.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
This luxurious desert retreat's backdrop is in the dramatic McDowell Mountains, and has pools, fountains, falls and lagoons in its own grounds. A plaza and courtyard have a Mexican village style. Rooms are spacious, with a southwest theme and either a patio or balcony. Casitas include butlers. Amenities include a free kids’ club, golf concierge for its famous golf course, five restaurants, five pools, water slides and an indoor/outdoor lounge with live entertainment.Address: Scottsdale, 7575 East Princess Drive, Phoenix,
Telephone: +1 480 585 4848.
The Saguaro Scottsdale
Vibrant colours, handcrafted Mexican furniture and two outdoor pools help give this trendy hotel in Oldtown Scottsdale the va-va-voom factor.
Recently renovated, the hotel boasts 194 guest rooms, each furnished with a pillow-top mattress and 42-inch flat screen TV. Outside, a tropical garden sits between two outdoor pools and a margarita bar, stocking more than 100 varieties of tequila.
Telephone: +1 480 308 1100.
Arizona Golf Resort and Conference Center
Located in Mesa, about 30 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport, this property offers a lot for a little. Rooms are spacious with a bar, microwave, safe and Wi-Fi. Amenities include a championship golf course, pool, four whirlpools, two restaurants, a lounge and fitness centre. A nice little extra is the courtesy van that shuttles guests to and from destinations within 8km (5 miles) of the resort.Address: Mesa, 425 South Power Road, Phoenix,
Telephone: +1 480 832 3202.