From world-class museums and cultural sites to great outdoor activities like hiking and biking in South Mountain Park, there’s no shortage of things to do in Phoenix. These Phoenix hotels give you easy access to the best of the city and its surrounds.
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The upscale Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort isn’t just a hotel property — it’s a landmark location for celebrities and travelers that’s stood the test of time for nearly a century. Guests can’t miss the property’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced architecture on this site that’s spread across 39 acres with 700-plus guest rooms featuring a flat-screen TV — some with a private patio or balcony or a full kitchen — as well as more than half a dozen refreshing swimming pools (and a 65-foot waterslide!), multiple restaurants, two championship golf courses and the luxurious Tierra Luna Spa. It’s a great spot for children and adults to enjoy a relaxing and adventurous vacation.
The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is perched on 316 acres of scenic Sonoran Desert, offering fantastic activities and entertainment on-site. There’s an on-site spa, a golf course, multiple places to dine, an assortment of dining options, and acres of open grounds for exploring. But this property’s unique claim-de-fame might just be that it hosts the most pickleball courts at a luxury resort in the country (17 world-class courts) or the recent installation of AquaRidge WaterPark — an enormous, 140,000-square-foot pool experience featuring the only dual-person vertical wall tube slide at a resort west of the Mississippi.
The Phoenician is a AAA Five Diamond resort set on 50 acres at the base of Camelback Mountain — but feels both approachable and upscale at the same time. Modern Southwestern artwork adorns the walls of each clean and spacious guest room, which also hosts luxurious bathrooms with Italian marble accents, large bathtubs, and plush bathrooms for lounging. The property boasts an unparalleled spa known for its incredible, luxurious facilities, as well as an 18-hole golf course, a state-of-the-art athletic center featuring tennis courts and pickleball courts, and of course, an exceptional, multi-tiered pool complex.
The historic Royal Palms Resort and Spa sits in a great location between the upscale neighborhoods of Biltmore and Scottsdale City and dates all the way back to 1929. This resort feels like a charming Spanish Mediterranean mansion with classic European architecture. There are more than 100 casitas, estate rooms and villas to spend the night in between walking the romantic cobblestone pathways and discovering the magical little touches on-site like blooming gardens, sparkling fountains, cozy nooks, and fireplaces. There’s also a well-appointed on-site spa, as well as a restaurant and bar.
This tranquil property is just a short ride from downtown Phoenix but lets guests become educated on authentic Native American customs and traditions in an immersive experience. It was designed to be an accurate representation of the Gila River Indian Community’s heritage and culture. Guests can enjoy unique experiences including a locally sourced five-course dinner inspired by the people of the Gila River Indian Community at Kai, get a spa treatment, explore some of the hiking trails just behind the property, or play a round of golf. Or, rent kayaks and pedal boats at The Adventure Club to explore the property’s river (which is closed to the public) that reaches a mile from the property.
Found Re Phenix is in an awesome location near the Roosevelt Row district in downtown Phenix. This property feels like a bohemian, eclectic boutique spot to spend the night close to this trendy neighborhood, just waiting to be explored. Each room offers its own style and contemporary, unique artwork and emits an industrial chic vibe. The property also features an on-site restaurant serving a tasty selection of hearty food.
This newly revamped downtown Phoenix property is just a five-minute walk from the convention center and an array of trendy bars and restaurants — and it’s currently considered Arizona’s largest hotel boasting more than 1,000 rooms. Inside, guests will enjoy a stylish and modern design. Discover the new, open public “social areas” which include soundproof booths, and a “community table” for people to gather. There’s also an upscale signature restaurant, a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, and an outdoor pool.
This trendy boutique property is located at CityScape in the heart of downtown Phoenix, in close proximity to Chase Field and the Phoenix Convention Center. There are more than 240 rooms and suits with a contemporary design and views of the skyline and mountain landscapes, beyond. Guests can dine at the on-site restaurant which serves American cuisine, or visit the newly opened rooftop bar. There’s also a pool terrace and in-room spa services for those seeking to relax.
Cambria Hotel Downtown Phoenix is perched in the center of downtown, close to landmarks like Arizona State University, the Phoenix Art Museum, and Historic Heritage Square. The property feels like a modern, buzzy spot to spend a night with an eclectic character and youthful, artsy deign. There’s an on-site restaurant and rooftop bar which boasts gorgeous sights of the city. Guest rooms feature modern technology and urban-inspired artwork, making an overnight stay feel like a vibrant and memorable experience.
Phoenix observes Mountain Standard Time year-round — and doesn’t recognize daylight savings time, which means the state doesn’t fall back or spring forward. As a result, Arizona is on the same time as its neighboring state of California from March to November.
How far is Sedona from Phoenix?
Sedona is about 115 miles from Phoenix, which is typically about a two-hour drive.
How far is Tucson from Phoenix?
It’s about 112 miles from Phoenix to Tuscon, which typically takes just about one hour and 45 minutes to drive.