Phoenix is known for its world-class golf, sunny skies, and natural wonders. But over the past few years, it has also become an attractive tourist destination. In May 2023, Census data reported that Phoenix is now the 10th largest metro in the country, with over 5 million residents. Fortunately, Phoenix hotels and high-end resorts cater to those looking to take advantage of all the city has to offer. Some of these hotels are located in the neighboring city of Scottsdale, which is only 20 minutes away from downtown Phoenix. The downside, though, is the cost of staying at some of these resorts.
While Phoenix certainly has opulent offerings, deciding to stay there is tricky, as it comes at a high price tag. Let's take a look at the most expensive hotels in Phoenix.
The Arizona Biltmore is a Waldorf Astoria Resort. Rooms start at about $250 per night and climb all the way to $1,200 per night for two-bedroom suites. A number of resort activities are offered at the Biltmore, from workout classes to water fitness to history tours. There are also many pools and dining locations for guests to enjoy.
A fun fact is that the Biltmore's architecture was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and sits on more than 39 acres with over 700 guest rooms. There are also two golf courses and a 65-foot waterslide for the children (and adults!) to play on.
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
The Royal Palms resort and spa is technically located in Scottsdale, which puts it about twenty minutes outside of Phoenix. Designed as a Spanish Colonial Revival villa, the 1920s-era home offers rooms, suites, and villas, too. The rooms begin at $220 a night. Villa options, like the 1,700-square-foot presidential villa, start at $1,384 per night.
The resort is extremely relaxing and includes the four-star Alvadora Spa which comes with eight treatment rooms. There are also eight-foot waterfall showers for you to relax under afterward.
Another hotel nearby downtown Phoenix is the Andaz Hotel. Rooms start at about $200 per night. According to the hotel's website, the Andaz offers art-inspired bungalows and studio suites with a mid-20th-century influence. The Harper House is a 1,400-square-foot villa that costs $800 a night. The Girard House, meanwhile, comes in at a steeper price of $1,969 each night.
The resort itself sits on 23 acres which offers a beautiful view of Camelback Mountain. The resort offers a range of exciting activities, which include an interactive and immersive experience of music, art, nature, and community through local artist-led initiatives.
JW Marriot Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
The JW Marriot Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa is a five-star resort in Phoenix. The resort comes equipped with three pools, 17 pickleball courts, two 18-hole golf courses, and a spa called Revive. Guest rooms with one king bed come in at $339 per night. The suites are about $500 but offer a range of fun offerings. The Peloton suite, a JW Marriot specialty, includes a Peloton in a yoga nook, a sitting area, a balcony, and a bedroom area.
In total, the resort and spa has 869 guest rooms and 81 suites.
Four Seasons Scottsdale
The Four Seasons in Scottsdale is another great destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. The hotel scored excellent ratings in all categories: location, cleanliness, service, and value. The word visitors think when they visit the Four Seasons in Scottsdale is luxury. Rooms typically go for about $290 per night, depending on how far out you book.
Visitors frequent the pool, and also take advantage of the free parking that comes with your stay. A number of tourist attractions are within close proximity to the Four Seasons, so guests can explore popular sites like the Taliesin West and The Promenade.
So, no matter where you stay, options abound in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. But fair warning, these gorgeous offerings also come at a steep price.
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