The Hermosa Inn has been named Arizona’s #1 Best Resort Hotel in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2023, in addition to making the T+L 500, a directory of the 500 best hotels in the world.

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“We are honored and humbled to have our hidden gem earn multiple accolades in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards,” said Noel Fulton, Managing Director of The Hermosa Inn. “We sincerely thank our incredibly supportive guests and community for voting, and our remarkable team for providing outstanding hospitality while creating authentic and memorable guest experiences.”

The T+L World’s Best Awards 2023 is an essential, trusted source of inspiration and guidance as discerning travelers plan to set out on trips around the globe. More than 165,000 T+L readers completed the 2023 survey, an increase of 25 percent over pre-pandemic voting levels, casting more than 685,000 votes for 8,500 unique properties, including hotels, cruise lines, destinations, and more. 

The Hermosa Inn moved to the top spot from #2 in 2022 with the following praise:

Artist Lon Megargee built this property in the 1930s as a one-bedroom studio for his private use. Later, he opened it to the public as a guest ranch in the desert. While Megargee may no longer own The Hermosa Inn, his presence lingers throughout the space — his original artwork graces the walls and the property’s bar pays tribute to him with its name: Lon’s Last Drop Bar. The Hermosa Inn features 43 hacienda-style guest rooms (or casitas) that have Southwestern flair — some come with indoor fireplaces and private patios. Guests love the property’s self-guided art walk and Blue Door Spa Suite. They can also borrow a bike to explore the nearby Paradise Valley and Arcadia neighborhoods. One T+L reader says, “The charm and historical aspects of this property are truly an Arizona gem in the desert.” Another reader calls out the property’s “unique ambiance” while one fan notes it’s conveniently located near great restaurants, shopping, and hiking. (Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak, for example, are just five minutes from the hotel.)

The hotel looks forward to celebrating with its beloved guests by delivering a complimentary bottle of bubbly upon arrival for stays through August 31, 2023. Use code ‘celebrate’ while making a new reservation, not valid with any other offers.

The full results will be published in the August 2023 Travel + Leisure and