Scottsdale has easily become one of my favorite places to travel to year-round! With that being said, I’ve stayed at a fair amount of hotels and wanted to share a list of my top 14 luxury hotels in Scottsdale.
There’s so much to do in and around this desert town and finding that perfect place to stay is so important in making the trip memorable. Scottsdale has a number of luxury hotels and resorts to choose from, so if you’re looking for a splurge for the ultimate relaxing vacay, you’ve got options!
Hopefully with this guide will help you narrow things down. Be sure to check out my Things to do in Scottsdale: Travel Guide and all of my other Scottsdale travel guides so you can plan an epic trip!
Let’s get right into the list of my favorite luxury hotels in Scottsdale…
14 Luxury Hotels in Scottsdale
The gorgeous luxury Four Seasons is 5 minutes away from Troon North Golf Club, and offers a private balcony or terrace in each room.
This adobe-style resort features 2 outdoor swimming pools, 3 restaurants, and tennis courts—there’s so much to do here.
The first restaurant is the poolside restaurant Saguaro Blossom that serves fresh salads and light snacks like nachos or quesadillas. They also serve a wide variety of drinks—the pina colada is a must-try!
The second restaurant is Talavera, a modern Spanish-style steakhouse that offers a wide selection of meat to seafood dishes. It’s recommended to try their signature dish De Mariscos that has clams, mussels, lobster, and carabinero prawns.
The third restaurant is the Onyx Bar & Lounge that has Southwestern-inspired small plates and cocktails. While you’re there you can take in the views at sunset of Pinnacle Peak.
I loved staying at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort—you can read more about my stay in my what to do in Scottsdale during your post-panny trip guide here.
Each room will have either a view of the mountains or a view of the stunning pool. The Bungalows and Suites each have a private entrance and patio to give you that secluded feel.
My personal favorite is having the option to swim in 1 of the 3 outdoor pools. The resort is designed with a gorgeous mid-century modern feel with chic desert vibes.
If you’re looking for a way to unwind I highly recommend the Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary for the most luxurious spa treatment.
Definitely take advantage of the amazing dinners at Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen—everything is so delicious. Enjoy your meal with a backdrop of Camel Back Mountain.
The resort is located only a few minutes from Downtown Scottsdale and the Desert Botanical Garden. Have fun exploring these two popular tourist spots.
The Omni Scottsdale is another one of my favs! I stayed here a few summers ago and I loved it.
This resort has beautiful Mediterranean vibes and it feels like you’re staying at a Spanish villa. If you’re traveling with a family you’ll be happy to know that there are 3 pools.
The first pool is kid/family-friendly, the second one is an adults-only pool, and the third pool is exclusively available for those that booked a spa treatment.
If you can, I highly recommend treating yourself to a massage at the Joya Spa. From the plunge pool to the sauna to the relaxation room to the massage, you’ll be in heaven.
For dinner head over to the Omni’s restaurant Prado for American and European-style food. I had the seafood pasta and it was incredible.
The ADERO Scottsdale is nestled in an oasis surrounded by views of the Four Peaks and McDowell Mountains—it’s breathtaking.
Staying at the ADERO means being immersed in the Sonoran Desert and nature. If you’re looking for adventure head-on hikes at the on-site trailheads.
If you’re looking to get your workout on while you’re vacationing, you have to spend time in their amazing athletic studio that features a spin room. You can also spend time out on the tennis courts or at one of the championship golf courses at SunRidge Canyon—located 5 minutes away.
When you’re done exercising, book an appointment at The Spa at ADERO for a massage treatment featuring the healing benefits of amethyst and minerals from the Scottsdale desert.
Enjoy a nice meal at the on-site restaurant CIELO that offers a unique farm-to-table experience with a scenic mountain view. Have a modern American-style dinner with delicious cocktails.
Also, take advantage of the SkyTop bar that’s an outdoor cocktail lounge with panoramic views.
The gorgeous Phoenician luxury collection resort is another popular luxury hotel in Scottsdale—stay here for the most unforgettable stay surrounded by the Camelback Mountains.
This place is seriously incredible with 9 pools, a golf course, a spa, and 8 restaurants you have so many options to choose from.
The rooms are luxurious with Italian linens, marble accents, and Southwestern artwork—and many have views of the Sonoran desert.
Treat yourself to a spa day that includes a sauna, a vitality tub, a post-treatment lounge, and a rooftop pool. If you’re really feeling it go for a quick workout at the Athletic Club gym that has everything you could need to get the best session in.
For meals, they have so much variety starting off with the Phoenician Tavern that serves lunch and dinner pub style. Then you can try Thirsty Camel for views of the desert while eating Mexican-style food.
If you’re out golfing you can grab a bite at the 19th hole for breakfast and lunch while enjoying some refreshing cocktails. When you’re at the pool have Meditteranean food from Kalio Kabobery along with smoothies and drinks.
Finish off at their famous J&G Steakhouse for classic steak and seafood dishes. They offer a seasonal menu so you’ll get something new to try the next time you come.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain is a stunning luxury hotel that overlooks Paradise Valley. The resort is conveniently located 10 minutes away from Old Town Scottsdale, Desert Botanical Gardens, and Taliesin West.
The on-site restaurant Elements is run by chef and Food Network star Beau MacMillan. They specialize in American farm-fresh cuisine with Asian accents on a seasonal menu.
After, grab a drink at the infamous Jade Bar where they serve fun and delicious cocktails featuring hand-selected premium spirits with farm-fresh local fruits, herbs, and juices.
You can even take a private mixology class with Bar Chef Christiaan Röllich—so fun! The prices for these classes start at $55 per person.
There’s so much to do here like spending the day out at the pool overlooking the mountains or getting a spa treatment done with a zen meditation garden to explore after.
Take advantage of the Pilates, yoga, and meditation classes offered at the fitness center. I especially want to try their stand-up paddleboard yoga class.
The JW Marriott is a five-star resort and spa that offers garden terraces, desert trails, outdoor pools, and a complimentary shuttle ride to 18-hole championship golf courses.
The resort is decorated with a Southwest boho-chic aesthetic—it’s so Instagrammable. Many of the suites have their own private pools, which is super nice when you’re looking for privacy.
Some of the guest suites also have their own sun deck patios to soak in the rays and get your tan on.
Book an appointment for healing at the Camelback Inn Spa. They offer many different treatments that include a spiritual awaking to unlock creativity and personal growth.
Enjoy dinner at the on-site Lincoln Steakhouse and Bar that serves locally sourced American cuisine and craft cocktails.
If you’re not in the mood for a classic steak dinner, head over to Rita’s Cantina Bar for traditional Mexican food and drinks.
The Hermosa Inn is a stunning Southwestern-style luxury hotel with 6 acres of lush desert landscaping. There’s an outdoor pool, 2 hot tubs, and an art walk to see the Inn’s artistic origins.
The rooms have a rustic modern feel to them with huge walk-in showers, fireplaces, and private patio spaces.
Have a nice dinner at Lon’s where you eat in an adobe decorated dining room with stunning views of the desert. They serve an American-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner using fresh ingredients from their own garden.
When you’re done exploring the hotel make a quick drive over to Biltmore Fashion Park Shopping Center to treat yourself and bring home souvenirs.
This is another resort I stayed at a few trips ago while I was exploring Scottsdale. I absolutely loved staying here!
The resort is decorated with a stunning mid-century modern feel and is nestled right beneath the famous Camelback Mountain. The rooms are so spacious with breathtaking views.
The on-site restaurant Hearth ’61 serves up delicious, modern American cuisine. I had the most decadent dinner and drinks there with my sister—we loved it!
I highly recommend ordering lamb chops, gnocchi, scallops, and chocolate cake. Along with their wide selection of cocktails.
If you want to get a quick workout in, take a class at the infamous Citizens Club for fitness classes and organic drinks from the juice bar.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a massive luxury resort designed with Spanish-style architecture surrounded by the Sonoran Desert.
With 6 different pools to choose from and cabana rentals, you’ll be out near the water all day. Book a treatment at their well & being spa—you can even book a throw a spa’rty with your friends or family to get pampered together. Sign me up!
If you’re not great at motivating yourself to get in a morning workout while on vacation, you can even get a personalized workout session with a trainer during your stay to keep yourself feeling good.
When you’re hungry, you get five restaurants to choose from. The first one is Bourbon Steak that serves American-style cuisine made by Award-winning Chef Michael Mina.
Definitely try their signature butter-poached and dry-aged steaks fired over mesquite wood flames or their fresh seasonal seafood with handmade fresh pasta.
The second restaurant, La Hacienda, specializes in Mexican food paired with their tequila bar. Enjoy recipes inspired by Chef Richard Sandoval and Executive Chef Forest Hamrick where they incorporate bold and unique flavors.
If you’re looking for something fun and unique check out the Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar where they have Asian and Latin fusion plates. They have a super cool suviche bar, which serves sushi and ceviche.
For breakfast, eat at the Ironwood American Kitchen for classic American food. You’ll get to try the season’s best produce, pasture-raised meats, sustainable fish, and vegan-friendly options.
Last, enjoy a nice evening at the Plaza Bar with some friends or family drinking finely crafted cocktails while soaking in the views.
Stay at the Westin Kierland Resort and Westin Kierland Villas for the most relaxing stay. Unwind in the desert at this luxury resort.
This is an ideal place to stay if you’re traveling with family. Enjoy the Adventure Water Park located on-site that includes a lazy river, a waterslide, and a FlowRider flow-board simulator.
Parents can rejuvenate in the Agave—a Spa & Salon—where you can pick from massages, facials, and the signature “Tequila & Lime” therapy.
They offer a few different dinner options like Latin American-style at Deseo, American Bar-Style food at Brittlebush Bar & Grill, Arizona-inspired dining at Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Cafe, and Southwestern food at Waltz & Weiser Whiskey Bar and Cantina.
If you’re into scotch, they offer a Scotch Library that has 300 whiskey labels to try.
Stay at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale for a relaxing stay with views of the McDowell Mountains. This is another great option if you’re traveling with kids since they have a water park for them to enjoy and spend hours in.
Pick from 10 different outdoor pools, 4 different tennis courts, a rock-climbing wall, and a putting green for ultimate fun.
If you’re in the mood for Italian, dine in at Alto Ristorante e Bar. You can even have dinner indoors or alfresco on the terrace around the fire pits for a romantic atmosphere.
The Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas has so much to offer from swimming to spa services to the fitness center to the on-site restaurants—the amenities are endless.
There are 4 dining options that include 2 poolside bars, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, and Bluefire Grill that serves Southwest-style cuisine.
Last on our list is the Royal Palms Resort that’s inspired by Spanish-style architecture and based in the Camelback mountains. Although this one is based in Phoenix, it’s super close to Scottsdale so I thought I would include it.
You can enjoy the pool, fitness center, spa, history tours, and mixology classes. You’ll also be located super close to everything like the Shemer Art Center & Museum, Desert Botanical Garden, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Taliesin West.
Dine-in at T. Cook’s that offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They serve a wide selection of meals but they’re most known for their tapas with locally sourced ingredients.
If you’re looking for drinks and bar food, make a stop at the Mix Up Bar. Everything has a contemporary and rustic style.
I love Scottsdale so much that you’ll find me traveling here all the time. If you’re looking for a new domestic travel spot to visit within the United States, I can’t recommend Scottsdale enough!
There are so many luxury hotels in Scottsdale to choose from so I hope this list helped you narrow things down.
Let me know if you think I missed any and tag me on Insta @wtfab if you decide to stay at any of these.
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Some of the most luxurious hotels in Scottsdale are:
– Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
– Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows
– Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa
– ADERO Scottsdale
The best area to stay in Scottsdale is Old Town Scottsdale.
Scottsdale is about 8 miles from the Phoenix airport.