Arizona luxury hotels include some of the most attractive hotels in the country, with the landmark Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa being one of the very best in the state. The Arizona Biltmore is just one of the Phoenix area luxury hotels that travelers can choose from, however, and between Phoenix proper and nearby Scottsdale, the upscale lodging options are replete. As you move out of the Phoenix area, Arizona luxury hotels become harder to find, though there are some gems outside of the capital. Tucson boasts some luxury resorts that can make for excellent bases in the southern part of the state, for example, and in the northern part of the state, discerning travelers will find a few excellent options among the Sedona hotels.
If you have a resort in mind when it comes to luxury lodging in Arizona, it's hard to beat a stay at the landmark Biltmore Resort and Spa. Offering easy access to both Phoenix and Scottsdale, this renowned resort in the heart of the capital city's upscale Biltmore District has seen a variety of famous guests over the years. That's not the only reason to book a room or suite. Right next door is a world-class golf course with two immaculate courses, and the luxurious spa is an ideal place to seek rejuvenation and relaxation. When it's hot and sunny out, as it usually is in Phoenix, basking in one of the hotel's eight pools is bound to prove attractive, and as far as dining is concerned, the Biltmore boasts some of the best restaurants around. Thanks to the proximity of the Biltmore Fashion Park, some other inviting restaurants will be close by, not to mention some of the most exclusive shops in the state.
When 5 star hotels in Arizona are what you are after and you want to spend your time in the Phoenix area, then nearby Scottsdale is an excellent place to look. Some truly divine golf resorts can be found in this scintillating city, and they include The Phoenician (pictured). This AAA Five Diamond Award-winning resort sits on 250 beautiful acres that are more lush than you might think possible in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. Part luxury resort and part boutique hotel, The Phoenician offers a number of lodging options to fit a variety of tastes and preferences, including 119 luxurious casitas that are akin to upscale vacation rentals. Marble baths and travertine fireplaces are just some of the standard amenities in the casitas. You can also find marble baths in the rooms and suites, as well as a variety of other welcoming amenities. Outside of the guest units at this immaculate luxury lodging in Arizona, the facilities include 27 world-class golf holes, a 22,000-square-foot spa, no less than ten restaurants and lounges, and enviable venue space for weddings and other private affairs.
Scottsdale is full of luxury resorts that put a premium on comfort and service, so finding a good one won't be hard. A few others that deserve a nod include The Boulders Resort, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, and the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. Heading outside of the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, those interested in staying at one of the best Arizona luxury hotels might set their sights on Sedona to the north or Tucson in the south. In Sedona, both the Enchantment Resort and the Adobe Grand Villas cater to discerning travelers, and down in Tucson, the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and the Canyon Ranch Resort have little trouble keeping guests happy.
Set among the stunning red rock formations of beautiful Boynton Canyon, the Enchantment Resort in Sedona blends in almost seamlessly with its Native American-inspired dwellings. The guest units come in a few different shapes and sizes, and all of them are very well equipped and boast sumptuous decors. Many of the units feature kitchens or kitchenettes, while all of them have their own fireplaces.
As for the Adobe Grand Villas Hotel, it mixes a boutique bed and breakfast lodging experience with that of a resort, and the private villas are simply hard to beat when it comes to space, privacy, and comfort. Jetted tubs figure among the villa amenity highlights, and the complimentary afternoon hors d'oeuvres and free pastries in the evening only help to sweeten the deal. One of the best 5 star hotels in Arizona, the Adobe Grand Villas caters to couples and families, thanks in part to the privacy that the villa units offer.
When your search for luxury lodging in Arizona takes you down to Tucson, the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort offers a seductive lodging experience with the Santa Catalina Mountains as a backdrop. Flat-screen TVs, 300-thread-count sheets, and high-quality bath products figure among the amenities in the 398 guest units. When guests aren't relaxing in their rooms or suites, they will have little trouble staying busy between the two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, the two pools, the eight tennis courts, the 7,000-square-foot spa, and the other wonderful facilities.
The Canyon Ranch Resort is one of the other top rated 5 star hotels in Arizona that Tucson visitors can keep in mind when planning a luxurious desert vacation. At this all inclusive gem of an upscale retreat, hiking, golfing, playing tennis, and taking advantage of the 12,000-square-foot aquatic center figure among the top things to do, as does relaxing in the ultra-comfortable rooms and suites. If the rooms and suites aren't large or private enough for your tastes, the 2,700-square-foot freestanding home rental should make for a desirable alternative.