You’re headed off to Arizona home of the Grand Canyon, half a dozen national parks, and monuments. You could spend an entire year there exploring without getting bored. Though if you’re planning a visit, you’re going to need a hotel. Here is our list of the top hotels in Arizona:
Right in central Arizona, Sedona, is a painting come to life, with the flourishing red rock formations surrounding the town. Enchantment resort is right in the middle of it, giving you views of Boynton Canyon that you can see from your deck. You can watch the sunrise and set all you like, listening to the wild as the day goes by.
The rooms at Enchantment Resort are designed to give off the Arizona feel that guests want. With stylish chic decorations that look as if they were pulled from a movie, you can get into the spirit of things with these rooms.
Though the guest rooms are amazing, the newly redesigned private casitas & suites take the cake. Sitting at the bottom of Boynton Canyon, hosting 218 casitas and suites, is the brand-new refurbished rooms. They redesigned it to have a southwest motif, which is inspired by Sedona’s iconic landscapes. A few fun things about these suites & casitas are:
- A fireplace
- Private deck or patio
- Built-in gas grill
Moving on from the rooms, let’s talk about dining. Like everything else in the resort, the restaurants there all have an incredible view of the red rock formations. All dishes are inspired by the ingredients of the southwest, these restaurants provide an experience that you won’t forget.
There are two restaurants featured at the resort and one wine tasting restaurant. All of the amazing, but we can start with the restaurant Che Ah Chi.
Che Ah Chi is the place to go if you want a signature Sedona restaurant experience among the red canyon walls. With its Native American influence and locally grown ingredients, you’ll have a lot to look forward to. For instance, it’s breakfast and juice bar, which is full of a lot of fun stuff, or you can head on over for dinner to find some savory meals.
Tii Gavo, which means “a gathering place,” is somewhere that you can meet up with family and friends over a nice meal. It has a selection of regionally inspired dishes and is suited for every kind of palate that it may come across. You can take a seat indoors in the homey atmosphere, or you can take your meal outside under the setting sun.
View 180 is your ticket to the dramatic skies and sunsets that Sedona is famous for. You can look over the sweeping canyons as you sip on delicious wines and hand-crafted cocktails. It’s a great place for any sort of meet-up.
The rest of the resort is just as immersive and exciting as the food. There is a lot of activities that you can look forward to, a popular one for example is mountain biking. Whether you’re a regular biker or not, you’ll get a kick out exploring Sedona, it’s going to be fun having the wind whip through your hair as you look around the scenery. A good thing to note about it is that you can also rent a bike from the resort, and you can have a guide take you through if you’re looking for a little more insight on what you’re looking at.
Along with mountain biking is a plethora of other things to do, like visiting Camp Coyote, going golfing, visiting the Grand Canyon, tours, stargazing, tennis, etc. There is a lot of fun and relaxation that you can have when you visit Enchantment Resort in Arizona.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Right in the east of Phoenix is the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, it’s a bit of a mouth full, but it has a lot to offer if you’re interested in visiting. The resort is located in the Sonoran Desert, right in the middle of the beautiful foothills of Pinnacle Peak, and full of the famous saguaro cacti in their backyard. The resort is full of vibrant Native American art, history, and lore, ready for you to experience. The nature that surrounds the resort is ready for your outdoor adventures to begin.
The rooms at Four seasons rooms are designed to feel like a home away from home. A spacious room that comes with a lot of amenities that you and the family will enjoy with your stay. It comes with either a king, queen, or twin beds in each room, and you get one full bathroom for your enjoyment. A few special amenities are:
- Private patio or balcony
- One sofa bed, one rollaway, or one crib
- A fireplace
Moving onto dining the four seasons has plenty of options to pick from, it boasts three different restaurants, a bar and lounge, and room service.
Talavera is the modern Spanish steakhouse, the place that flavor comes to life in each savory dish. Its surrounded by desert views when you either sit inside the stylish interior or if you sit outside on the breathtaking patio that has spectacular views. Their signature dish is the De Mariscos, which is clams, mussels, lobster, and carabinero prawn, crafting a delicious-looking bowl of fresh food.
The next restaurant is the Proof. This one features the comfortable American classics, like fried chicken and waffles, to single-barrel bourbons. It’s the perfect place to go after a hike outdoors or horseback riding. It’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all opening at various times which you can check out on their website. Also, a fun little note is that this establishment comes with a full bar, which is open every day from 9 PM – 10 PM.
Saguaro Blossom is a poolside kiosk that serves delicious kale salads, juicy burgers, and savory ceviche. It’s opened every day from 11 AM – 5 PM, so there’s plenty of time to eat after a fun day at the pool. It also comes with snacks, cocktails, and ice-cream sandwiches for dessert.
The Onyx Bar & Lounge is a little more adult-themed, serving handmade cocktails and small plates as you watch the sunset at the terrace or the sandstone-inspired bar. This one is open on Thursday – Sunday from 4 PM – 10 PM.
Activity wise the resort has got a lot to offer. It features tennis courts, golf getaways, fitness classes, which feature Zen yoga, Tai Chi, and Ballet Barre, and poolside cabanas to relax at by the pool.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
Terraced right into Camelback Mountain is the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa. It offers spectacular views of the valley it’s surrounded by, allowing guests to gaze at the sky as the sun sets and rises, making the red rocks glow as they sit on their terrace. This resort of leisure and luxury invites you to find a refreshing new spirit of sophistication and relaxation within their walls.
The rooms at the Sanctuary have plenty of options to choose from, and each boasts a unique array of contemporary architecture, and chic interior design, capped with the breathtaking views that are right outside. There are a ton of amenities that you can have in your room, all made for your enjoyment, some of them are:
- HD TV’s
- Full-sized bathrooms
- Private Terrace or patio
The dining at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa has mouthwatering dishes that can cater to every whim. There is one central restaurant, with a bar included
The restaurant is called Elements, a place for guests to indulge in culinary delights and perfect service that delivers an award-winning array of American Dishes. This is the place to go after a day of relaxation and rejuvenation.
The Jade Bar is a contemporary and chic bar that serves delicious libations, you can take your drinks out on the shaded patio that features a gas fireplace, live music, and extraordinary views of Paradise Valley.
Something that is specially featured at the resort is its spa. It’s an Asian-inspired place of rejuvenation, it’s one of the top spas in the country, and is the place to go if you need to unwind. There are twelve rooms dedicated to the spa, each different than the other to fit your needs. Some of the rooms include a Zen meditation garden, a luxurious pool, and a peaceful Sanctum Suite.
Another emphasized feature of the resort is its emphasis on weddings. With their breath-taking views and plenty of room to host, a wedding here would be magical. It can hold up to 200 people for each group, with plenty of amenities for your guests that they’ll all enjoy, valet parking for example.
Boulders Resort & Spa
This resort is considered to be one of the best in the state, located in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert, it’s full of relaxation and fun adventure for your entire group. With the beautiful Scottsdale scenery, guests will be able to make memories that will last. The resort has two main activities that it likes to give guests that we’ll talk about in a moment, but first the rooms.
The rooms at Boulders Resort and Spa are simply perfect, for anyone and any group. They have rooms available for couples, families, single guests, etc. Anything that is required by guests Boulders can serve quickly and efficiently with their amazing guest service. The rooms themselves are designed with a peaceful Arizona décor and themed with warm colors such as maroon to blend in with the surrounding environment, making it just as beautiful as the scenery. My wife wore maroon and had a maroon purse so she blended right into the walls. Some special amenities in the rooms are:
- A wood-burning fireplace
- Private patio or balcony
- Walk-in closet
The dining at Boulders Resort and Spa is truly impressive with its wide range of selections. It boasts four different restaurants, each with its style of food and décor.
The Palo Verde is a dining experience that is full of sophistication and comfort, and as always offers breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert. It serves dinner with mouth-watering breakfast and dinner, a note is that dinner at the Palo Verde is served on Fridays and Saturdays, opening at 5 PM. You can start your mornings with breakfast that serves fresh ingredient-filled meals, such as the Sonoran Sunrise, or the Ricotta Pancakes. It’s the perfect place to take your friends and family, a good place to organize what you’re going to be doing for the day as you eat a delicious meal.
This next one has a strange name, the Spotted Donkey Cantina, a fantastic place that gives a lively atmosphere. It serves Mexican classics and 46 varieties of Tequila. It has a large outdoor patio that has scenic desert vistas, and an expansive menu full of delicious choices. It’s open for lunch and dinner for most of the week, generally Thursdays through Sundays, and open at different times based on dinner and lunch. The menu is also something that your kids will love, as it has plenty of options for them to pick from, it’s fantastic for everyone around the table.
The Grill Kitchen & Bar is a casual yet elegant establishment, hosting a menu that serves a variety of American Dishes. Some of the great things about this restaurant are the exhibition kitchen, the fireplace, and the newly renovated patio seating giving guests a view of the expansive golf course. It is available every day, though guests will have to have dine-in reservations or takeout orders to try out their amazing food.
Last, but certainly not least in this list of culinary delight is the Discovery Lounge. With Comfortable furnishing and a full bar, guest’s spirits can be lifted within this friendly atmosphere. A discovery Lounge is a great place for people to meet up and reminisce on the exciting adventures that they’ve had so far, being able to relax and unwind after the fun they had. It’s open Fridays and Saturdays from 5 PM- 10 PM.
The two main features that the Boulders Resort & Spa boasts are their giant golf course, and like it says in the name, their spa. Full of different courses and expansive fields to play your game, the gold course is perfect for anyone to get away from the rush of ordinary life. Similarly, the spa is also a great place to unwind and relax, it offers stimulating revitalization through massages and facials.