Arizona is a state with diverse natural beauty, cool and hip cities like Sedona and Scottsdale, and a lot to do ranging from hiking and rock climbing to golfing. The state offers travelers a lot to explore, and it’s almost impossible to do it all in just one short road trip. So instead of driving through, settle into one of these comfortable, relaxing boutique Arizona hotels, and take your time to truly discover the beauty of Arizona.
Experience Affordable Luxury at Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains
A stay at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains puts you just a short drive away from the restaurants and nightlife of vibrant downtown Scottsdale, while also being able to relax in your own little oasis near the area’s best golf courses. Rooms have a great view of either the mountains or the hotel’s pool area, and include luxurious beds with triple sheeting. Dine at the on-site AGAVE Southwest Bar & Grille, or take advantage of the hotel’s fully equipped fitness center, outdoor pool and whirlpool.
Explore Downtown at Aloft Scottsdale
Aloft Scottsdale is centrally located in Old Town Scottsdale, which is the trendiest area of the city. Discover cool cafes and restaurants during the day, and head out to lively bars and clubs at night. Aloft Scottsdale even offers a local shuttle to help get you around. The modern rooms have comfortable bedding and cable TV to help you relax after a long day of exploring, or you can take it easy in the hotel’s bar and bistro or outdoor pool.
Unwind at Amara Resort & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel
Discover quirky and beautiful Sedona from the equally quirky and beautiful Amara Resort & Spa. Rooms include pillow-top mattresses, HDTV, oversized desks, and cozy bathrobes. Step outside to unwind in the hotel’s salt-water pool and hot tub, or lay out on the sun deck. If you want to explore outside the hotel, you’ve picked the perfect place, as dining and nightlife are just a ten minute walk away, and Sedona’s popular Pink Jeep tours of the red rocks are a seven minute walk away.
Get a Luxurious Cottage at L’Auberge de Sedona
L’Auberge de Sedona offers visitors luxurious cottages and lodge rooms so guests can enjoy space and peace in the middle of Sedona’s beautiful natural landscape. Book this hotel if you want to splurge a little, but get a great value for your money, with cozy cottages that include Italian linens and Internet access. Some even include gas fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. Enjoy the on-site hotel restaurant or get rejuvenated at the hotel’s spa. Outside the hotel, you can get active with a round of tennis, horseback riding, or hiking.
Enjoy Arizona Nature at the Sedona Real Inn & Suites
The comfortable Sedona Real Inn & Suites are perfectly positioned to help you explore some of Arizona’s best natural landmarks, including Devil’s Bridge, Bell Rock, and Cathedral Rock, all of which are within a ten minute drive from your door. Even though the landscape is rugged, the rooms are cozy, with quality linens, free Wi-Fi, and HDTV. The on-site spa treatment rooms and outdoor pool are also there to help you kick back and relax.
Photo by Ai Long.