If you live in the US, we are pretty sure you considered visiting Arizona, because of the Grand Canyon. This national park attracts visitors from the rest of the world too. It is, after all, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
And yet, the Grand Canyon is not the only natural beauty in Arizona. Although not as famous, Sonoran Preserve and Sedona Desert deserve equal attention with ecological and historical importance. And travelers who prefer city tours and museum hopping will not be disappointed either, thanks to places like Old town Scottsdale and the railroad museum McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.
And all these marvelous reasons for a visit are paired with great hotel choices. In the next lines, you will find our top five.
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia 5*
The first one on our list is a five-star resort that belongs, as the name suggests, to the Omni Hotels and Resorts company. It is surrounded by the Sonoran Desert and is located at the base of Camelback Mountain.
This is a gorgeous place designed to look like a Spanish village and will make you feel like you were transported to Andalusia. Rooms are also carefully decorated, with the old world in mind. Considering its location, it is perfect for a desert getaway, to take a break from the city life, and ideal for those who want to take part in hiking.
After the hike, you can relax in an amazing spa. Or skip the hike altogether and go strength there. If you are a spa user, you will have the chance to visit the rooftop pool as well. Many guests state that enjoying the privacy of their gorgeous private balconies and patios was a great relaxation as well.
Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town 4*
Our second choice also belongs to a world-famous chain of hotels – Marriott. But as opposed to the first one, this one is actually located within walking distance from the Old Town. Also, it has one less star than the previous one.
This hotel offers all the commodities necessary to those who want to spend their vacay dining in great restaurants and enjoying the overall charm of the Old Town. It is also great for those whose best way to relax is shopping therapy, since in the hotel’s surroundings you will find the town’s favorite jewelry store as well as shops with branded clothing, and souvenirs of course. And everything else in Phoenix is still within easy reach.
The hotel also offers a heated pool and a jacuzzi, if you want some relaxation and it is overall perfectly located if you want to combine your shopping and dining with some museum visits. It might not be an architectural jewel, like our first choice, but architecture lovers will be able to enjoy the beauty of the old town instead.
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 4*
Arizona Biltmore is a hotel located in the heart of Phoenix and, as the name suggests, belongs to the luxury chain of Hilton Hotels’ Waldorf Astoria.
It is located in a residential area and has been renovated several times since its opening in 1929. It has more than 700 rooms. It has been the hotel of choice for many celebrities and US presidents. Guests of this hotel enjoy golf and tennis courts or hiking and shopping.
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa 4*
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is all about the one-of-a-kind, luxurious spa. It is located in the area of Tucson, near the Santa Catalina mountains, inside of the Sonoran Desert.
This hotel’s offer is all about well-being and finding the balance. Other than spas, here you can experience pilates, meditation, yoga to relax but hiking, and biking as well if you want to be a bit more active. And, to match the mentioned balance, its restaurant serves healthy but gourmet meals.
For accommodation, you can choose among rooms, suites, casita retreats, and villas all of which offer luxury and comfort. There are also jacuzzis and three swimming pools.
Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain 5*
Another five-star hotel to conclude our list is from the Ritz Carlton chain. It is also in the area of the Sonoran Desert but close to Tortolita Mountain. It is decorated in the southwestern style, which means a lot of wood and leather. Guests can choose between rooms and suites.
This is a great hotel for those who want to enjoy a hike or visit the desert with a guide. It is also perfect for families as it has one of the Ritz-Kids clubs. And it’s a pet-friendly hotel as well, so your furry family is welcome too.
Arizona is truly a great place to visit. And all year round, because in the summer you can truly enjoy the heat, while in winter, the weather is milder and the hotels will have some amazing special offers for your stay. We hope our list will help you choose the most suitable one for you.