Desert Deals: The Best Hotels in Phoenix, Arizona



Where to Stay in Phoenix

Ah, Phoenix – the “it’s often over 100 degrees but it’s dry heat so it’s not really that hot” capital of the world!

Whether you’re headed to Arizona for the great golf, fantastic natural surroundings, or just to relax and unwind, everyone needs a place to cool down in the desert! Fortunately, Phoenix is known for having some of the most delightfully luxurious resorts & spas in the western United States.

Keep reading for our favorite places to stay in Phoenix, Arizona!




Best Hotels in Phoenix, Arizona

To summarize, here's a handy chart of our recommended Phoenix hotels. All include free wifi and are known for comfort, great locations and great customer service.


Best Phoenix Hotels – Summary Comparison Chart

Name Location Best For Price
JW Marriott Phoenix Arizona Desert Luxury Check rates:
Arizona Grand Resort Resort All Check rates:
The Camby Phoenix Biltmore Luxury Check rates:
Arizona Biltmore Biltmore Luxury Check rates:
Royal Palms Resort  Camelback Mountain All Check rates:

Below is more information about each hotel and why we recommend it!




JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Located about halfway between downtown Phoenix and the gorgeous Tonto National Forest, the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is a truly a luxury oasis in the Arizona desert!

With a whopping 11 room and suite options including everything from stunning desert views to private balconies, the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa has something for everyone from business travelers to couples to the entire family!


What makes this one of the best hotels in Phoenix, AZ?

Though calling the Desert Ridge Resort & Spa a luxury oasis certainly does this property justice, the number of amenities and activities available throughout the resort might make a self-sustaining ecosystem a better moniker!

With 6 top-shelf dining options, a spa focused on indigenous flora and fauna, and two championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo, the Desert Ridge Resort has something for everybody!

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Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

Designed to feel more like a residence and less like a typical resort, the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa make it easy to understand why guests keep referring to the property as their home away from home.

The all-suite resort offers one- to three-bedroom suites and can keep everyone in your party entertained with a championship golf course, water park, 6 restaurants and spa all on the premises!


What do we love this Phoenix hotel? 

The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa – with good reason – prides itself on being the best venue for Arizona events. With an incredible 16 private outdoor venues that can accommodate as few as 60 or as many as 2,000, the Arizona Grand is perfect for everything from small gatherings to large-scale weddings and events!

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The Camby, Autograph Collection

Serving as “yin” to the “yang”’ of Phoenix’s storied desert resorts, The Camby is one of Phoenix’s newest luxury boutique hotels. Offering trendy design, chic restaurants, and a hip rooftop bar and lounge scene, it’s easy to see why this Phoenix boutique has already earned an AAA Four Diamond Award!


Why stay at this hotel?

Though many put a premium (and understandably so!) on the seclusion of Phoenix’s desert resorts, The Camby is definitely a hotel for guests wanting to be closer to the action!

Located in the famed Biltmore neighborhood of Phoenix, The Camby offers its guests super-convenient access to everything from the main Phoenix business district to the first-class shopping found at Biltmore Fashion Park!

Check rates: and Expedia

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Arizona Biltmore

Located in the heart of uptown Phoenix, the Arizona Biltmore has been gracing its guests with the best of southwestern luxury for over 86 years.

Voted by Thrillist as Arizona’s most beautiful building (you read that right: not just Arizona’s most beautiful hotel, but its most beautiful building), the Arizona Biltmore and its multiple rooms and suites, 8 swimming pools, private terraces, and spacious meeting venues will give you one of the best luxury hotel experiences anywhere in the Southwest!


What makes this one of the best hotels in Phoenix, AZ?

There’s little about the Arizona Biltmore that’s not the best, but one of the greatest things the Biltmore does is offer an array of accessible packages despite having the lofty Waldorf Astoria brand.

My personal favorite? Check out the “Pool Hair, Don’t Care” package including luxuries such as credit toward the Cabana Club, access to a 92-foot waterslide, and even homemade salsa and guacamole demonstrations!

Check rates: and Expedia

Read reviews: TripAdvisor




Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Opened over 85 years ago as a couples’ getaway the estate currently housing the Royal Palms Resort and Spa is truly a secluded treasure among Phoenix and Scottsdale resorts.

With a four-star spa, one of the country’s most awarded dining locales in T. Cook’s Restaurant, and over 20,000 square feet of meeting space, the Royal Palms Resort delightfully pairs its near-century old charm with the best of modern luxury.

Even better?

It's part of the Hyatt Unbound Collection, so hotel loyalists can use their points!


What makes this one of the best hotels in Phoenix, AZ?

Nestled between the Biltmore district of Phoenix and downtown Scottsdale, the Royal Palms does its gorgeous surroundings justice by housing one of the most beautiful estates anywhere on this list.

Whether you’re taking in the award winning spa, numerous citrus groves, fireplaces, or splashing courtyards, the Royal Palms is a truly beautiful ground that will make you remember why it started as a couples’ retreat in the first place!

Check rates: and Expedia

Read reviews: TripAdvisor




And that's it! Our guide to Arizona's best hotels to make the most of your stay.

Whether you're looking for the best location in town, family hotels for kids, or a luxurious hotel for couples, these top hotels in Phoenix are sure to please.


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