Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Rich in Southwestern character and charm, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa epitomizes affluence and the comforts it provides. Initially intended as a winter mansion for a wealthy New Yorker, the resort was designed in a "grand Spanish colonial style," and that splendor remains today. Situated near Sky Harbor Airport, Camelback Mountain, and some of Phoenix's most fabulous shopping centers, the Royal Palms Resort affords guests a high degree of privacy and serenity given its central location.
5200 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Arizona Grand Resort
The Arizona Grand Resort has long been a favorite spot for families, corporate gatherings and romantic getaways. A 7-acre water park as well as an 18-hole golf course and full-service day spa are on-site. Traveling foodies visit the Arizona Grand to experience the wide array of fine dining offered through the resort. The Rustler's Rooste provides Old West cooking and ambiance while overlooking the metro area from its mountaintop perch. Aunt Chilada's, another acclaimed on-site restaurant, offers authentic Mexican dishes to resort guests and locals.
8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85044
The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort features a water park complete with a lazy river, and a children's day camp makes it a favorite for families. The sightseeing tours and mountainous hiking trails make it a hit with active travelers as well. The Pointe's on-site restaurant, the Hole-in-the-Wall, is housed in a former ranch house and still maintains that Old West feel. The resort itself adheres to a Spanish-Mediterranean style befitting the surrounding Sonora desert.
7677 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Article Written By Carly Schorman
Dividing her time between Phoenix and San Francisco, Carly Schorman is a writer and student currently completing her M.A. in religion and philosophy at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has served as an editor for the "Mesa Legend," OCHRE Journal of Women's Spirituality, YabYumMusic.com and has additionally written for S.L.A.M. magazine, eHow, and "Link" magazine.