This up and coming small city close by to Phoenix shares all of the state capital’s advantages but trumps even that city in terms of its liveability and sheer trendiness. This is a happening place - and this is reflected in the best places to stay in Scottsdale.
Described by the New York Times newspaper as a “a desert version of Miami’s South Beach” and famous for its “late night partying and buzzing hotel scene”, Scottsdale's slogan is “The West’s Most Western Town.” The irony is that the city was named after the army chaplain Winifield Scott who founded it in the 1880s!
So where are the best places to stay in Scottsdale to enjoy all that the city has to offer? Here are our gurus’ select picks…
A trendy spa resort just outside Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona. Rooms are extremely comfortable, understated and elegant. The designer pool areas comes complete with sandy beach and bar. Free use of luxurious on-site spa and yoga classes ensure you will unwind in style.
Modern hotel in Scottsdale boasting two picturesque outdoor swimming pools, a spa offering desert-inspired treatments, and a delicious Mexican restaurant. The rooms are bright and colourful, and feature a balcony with pool or city views. The bar serves over 100 whiskeys and there are poolside DJs.
The ultimate luxury resort, overlooking the spectacular Paradise Valley and Camelback Mountain. The elegant and opulent rooms range from suites, to casitas, to private villas. Elements restaurant is truly an unbeatable experience. Chic, sophisticated and unique.
This Arizona desert setting features two pools, spa, fitness and business facilities. Cream linens, wood furnishings and private balconies in each room as well as all the mod-cons. Saguaro Blossom is poolside and Talavera is steakhouse inspired. Head to Onxy Bar and Lounge for cocktails.