Here are the Top 10 resorts in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?

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Here are the Top 10 resorts in Arizona, as featured in the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona:

350 rooms or more


1. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Background: Set against the backdrop of the McDowell Mountains, this AAA Five Diamond resort reflects its Southwestern setting with a mix of Spanish colonial and modern architecture, expansive plazas, lush gardens and lagoons. With 750 guest rooms, including newly renovated guestrooms and suites, six pools, Well & Being Spa and golf at the adjacent TPC Scottsdale. Dining includes Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda and Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar by Richard Sandoval, Ironwood American Kitchen and The Plaza Bar. For groups, the resort has 315,000 square feet of meeting space, featuring the Palomino Conference Center and new Copper Canyon Western Town.

Strengths: “Bold. Fresh. Iconic. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess maintains a history of guest experience through continuous upgrades, upholding a 5 Diamond AAA rating for the most consecutive years of any resort in Arizona, each year reinvesting in its facility to ensure top of class product for years to come.”

2. Talking Stick Resort

3. JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

4. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

5. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

6. The Phoenician

7. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

8. Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

9. Great Wolf Lodge

10. The Scottsdale Plaza Resort

218-349 rooms


1. Hotel Valley Ho

Background: Hotel Valley Ho blends classic mid-century design with modern amenities in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale’s arts and entertainment district. Each of the 241 guest rooms and suites offer the latest in technology, large bathrooms with most featuring separate bath tubs and showers, private patios or balconies, private bars, and a collection of residential suites and lofts that have full kitchens, washers/dryers and all the conveniences of home. Enjoy seasonal American fare at ZuZu, revitalizing treatments at VH Spa and seasonal entertainment and handcrafted cocktails at OH Pool + Cabanas.

Strengths: “Our company is locally owned and operated. Being an independent hotel, without a brand affiliation, allows us to be creative and unique in how we approach our programs and how we convey the highest levels of hospitality to each and every guest and patron.”

2. Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

3. Enchantment Resort

4. The Boulders Resort & Spa

5. Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa

6. The Wigwam

7. Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

8. W Scottsdale

9. The Camby Hotel

10. Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

217 rooms or fewer


1. Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Background: Welcome to Royal Palms Resort and Spa, where an original Spanish Colonial Revival villa is met with rejuvenating spa services, world-class cuisine, and sweeping desert landscapes. Once a 1920s-era winter home, today the luxe resort beckons guests to enjoy a laid-back retreat at the base of Camelback Mountain.

Strengths: “Our staff takes great pride in welcoming new and returning guests to the resort for a special occasion, a restful stay, and everything in between. They are passionate in crafting customized, memorable experiences for all, and ensuring their visit objectives are exceeded.”

2. Gold Canyon Golf Resort

3. Hermosa Inn

4. Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

5. L’Auberge de Sedona, A Destination Hotel

6. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

7. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

8. The Scott Resort & Spa

9. CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa

10. ADERO Scottsdale