A rugged desert landscape and temperate climate set the stage for a getaway to Scottsdale no matter the season. Whether you choose to travel solo, with a companion, or in a group, this Arizona destination offers countless activities paired with lavish accommodations.
For a honeymoon, anniversary, bachelorette party, or a quiet weekend away, Scottsdale resorts remain a top choice because of their extraordinary comfort and first-class service. We sifted through a lineup of properties and selected the best luxury resorts in Scottsdale.
From $219/ night
Travel to Andalusia, if you will, when you book a stay at the Omni Scottsdale. Situated in the Sonoran Desert, this impressive resort and its serene setting suggest the ultimate escape from life and all its stresses. The interior features dark woods, warm colors, and rich textiles while outdoor spaces capture the essence of the Mediterranean. Catch an afternoon of rays by any of the three pools, or relax under one of the luxe poolside cabanas. For foodies, the Omni boasts a selection of excellent spots to eat and drink – Prado for fine dining, Mbar for cocktails and tapas, Centro for light bites and libations, and Crave Cafe for artisanal food and takeout items. And if you’re counting calories, Joya Terrace at the resort’s spa assumes a healthier approach to food and beverage. For the outdoor enthusiast, take a 15-minute stroll to the base of Camelback Mountain and hike to the top where you’ll happen upon unparalleled views.
From $173/ night
Harken back to 1950s Hollywood when you book accommodations at this lively, retro resort situated in the heart of downtown Scottsdale. Walk to the Marshall Way Arts District, the Soleri Bridge, and Old Town in minutes. Stay in the ‘hotel’ where spacious guest rooms offer modern furnishings and local art or upgrade to the ‘tower’ for a special occasion or an extended stay. Tower suites offer all the comforts of home including full kitchens, walk-in closets, washers and dryers, and private balconies. When the mood strikes, savor a craft cocktail in the lounge or taste one of Chef Russel LaCasce’s creations at Zuzu, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as brunch on weekends. Opt for a massage in the VH Spa, or chill out by one of two pools where cabanas and daybeds are available to rent for a more intimate experience.
From $297/ night
Paradise Valley is the setting for this upscale resort and spa that promises a heavenly haven to recoup and recharge. Reconnect with the earth as you explore the rugged terrain of Camelback and painterly desert panorama. Depending on the size of your party and budget, stay in the casitas, suites, or casas, which can easily accommodate eight to ten people. After you sip a cocktail at Jade Bar, allow Chef Beau MacMillen to whip up one of his signature dishes at Elements while you watch the sunset and sky transform. And if you’re still not relaxed, burn off some steam at one of Sanctuary’s five Deco-Turf tennis courts; or opt for a luxury facial or harmony massage at Sanctuary Spa, after which you can rest in the meditation garden.
From $230/ night
Soak up the beauty of the Sonoran Desert as it lingers in the background. The outside moves inside the Southwest-inspired guest rooms, suites, and casitas at this AAA Five-Diamond property. With seven pools, a hot tub, and splash pad for the whole family, Aquaphiles feel right at home at the Phoenician pool complex. The Oasis Pool Bar and Grill serves up tropical cocktails and poolside sandwiches, salads, and snacks. Find a 27-hole championship golf course, spa featuring hot stone rituals and body treatments, and a 24-hour fitness center. Eat and drink at J&G Steak House, Il Terrazzo, and Relish Burger Bistro, and sip cocktails in the Thirsty Camel Lounge while you listen to live music.
From $236/ night
Located moments from the Cattle Track Arts Compound – an artist cooperative consisting of jewelers, potters, blacksmiths, printers, and performers – the Andaz allows guests to soak up the natural surroundings and get in touch with their creative side. Through its artists-in-residence program, Andaz Resort & Spa makes classes, tours, concerts, culinary tours, and other events available to hotel guests. While Andaz’s desert-inspired bungalows promise a tranquil escape, the Scottsdale Waterfront, Old Town, and Taliesin West (Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and school) are a quick jaunt by car. For dining, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen prepares local fare and mixes craft cocktails, and the Turquoise Pool Bar is a scenic spot to mingle while quaffing classic drinks. After a morning hike, indulge in the serenity of the Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary. Treat yourself to a customized body, hair, or nail treatment that uses botanicals and aromatics, leaving you refreshed for the remainder of your time in Scottsdale.