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Top Hotels in Phoenix

Arizona Biltmore

The only Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced resort in existence today, the 740-roomArizona Biltmore ... more

2400 E. Missouri Ave.
Phoenix , AZ
602-955-6600; 800-950-0086
Tags: luxury | expensive | historic | swimming pool | tennis
Cave Creek Tumbleweed Hotel

Cave Creek, a town about 30 miles north of downtown Phoenix, boasts a history rooted in cattle ... more

6333 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek , AZ
Tags: budget | swimming pool
Fairfield Inn and Suites Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix is in the midst of an urban revival and this reliable, central pick is an ideal ... more

2520 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix , AZ
Tags: budget | swimming pool | breakfast included | wi-fi
Hotel San Carlos

This 1927 property, listed as one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic ... more

202 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix , AZ
Tags: budget | historic | swimming pool | trendy
Hotel Valley Ho

If you’re after retro chic, make the Hotel Valley Ho your abode in Scottsdale. Originally ... more

6850 E. Main St.
Scottsdale , AZ
Tags: moderate | swimming pool | trendy | pool bar
InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa

Over $300 million and five years of work have brought the heart of southern Spain to the desert. ... more

4949 E. Lincoln Dr.
Paradise Valley , AZ
(888) 627-3010
Tags: luxury | expensive | swimming pool | wi-fi
JW Marriott Camelback Inn

One of only three resorts in the country to remain on AAA Five-Diamond list since the award’s ... more

5402 E. Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale , AZ
480-948-1700; 800-582-2169
Tags: luxury | expensive | historic | smart splurge | swimming pool | tennis
Pointe Hilton Resorts at Tapatio Cliffs

Encompassing 400 acres and 584 two-room suites, the Pointe Hilton woos guests with flower ... more

11111 N. 7th St.
Phoenix , AZ
Tags: family | moderate | swimming pool | great value
Quality Suites Tempe

Centrally located to the attractions, restaurants, and nightclubs of Mill Avenue in Tempe, this ... more

1635 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Tempe , AZ
Tags: budget | swimming pool | breakfast included | jacuzzi | wi-fi
Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain

Scottsdale and neighboring Phoenix are all about relaxation and, consequently, upscale resort ... more

5700 E. McDonald Dr.
Scottsdale , AZ
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart splurge | smart luxury winner | tennis
Sheraton Downtown Phoenix

Opened in fall 2008, this 31-story hotel – the largest in Arizona – is the cornerstone of an ... more

340 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix , AZ
Tags: moderate | swimming pool
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

Located on the Gila River Indian Community, this AAA Four-Diamond resortshowcases the cultures ... more

5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
Chandler , AZ
602-225-0100; 800-325-3535
Tags: family | moderate | swimming pool
Talking Stick Resort

The 15-story Talking Stick Resort’s 496 rooms and suites overlook sparse mountain-and-desert ... more

9800 E. Indian Bend Rd.
Scottsdale , AZ
Tags: gambling | weekend getaway | moderate | casino
The Buttes

Stunning city or mountain views and avant-garde architecture can be enjoyed only 4 miles from ... more

2000 Westcourt Way
Tempe , AZ
Tags: family | moderate | swimming pool | great value | tennis | jacuzzi
The Clarendon Hotel

This value-packed, stylish Phoenix mainstay (opened in 1974, it was fully renovated in 2004) ... more

401 W. Clarendon Ave.
Phoenix , AZ
Tags: swimming pool | great value | trendy
The Phoenician

Occupying 250-plus acres (including a private cacti garden) at the foot of Camelback Mountain, a ... more

6000 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale , AZ
Tags: luxury | family | expensive | editor pick | smart splurge | tennis | art
W Hotel Scottsdale

Scottsdale has officially transformed from Old West kitsch to international hotspot, and the W ... more

7277 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale , AZ
Tags: luxury | expensive | swimming pool | trendy
Zenyard Guest House

Amidst the mega-luxe resorts and non-descript chains that define the Phoenix hotel scene, this ... more

830 E. Maryland Ave.
Phoenix , AZ
Tags: budget | great value | inn

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