Best Resorts in Phoenix: Summer Choices

Vacationing in the Phoenix, Ariz. can be one of the most enjoyable experiences a traveler can have. Glorious weather, loads of natural and cultural attractions and surprising affordability make the Valley of the Sun a perfect spot for an unforgettable getaway. Golf courses in and around Phoenix are some of the best in the nation, and many are part of stunning resorts. Dozens of options for a combination of great golf and amazing accommodations are available in every quadrant of the Valley.

Legacy Golf Resort

One of the nicest places to stay is the Legacy Golf Resort, situated at the base of South Mountain in Phoenix. It’s close to Sky Harbor Airport, downtown and nationally renowned sports venues. The hotel’s championship 18-hole golf course complements the 328 spacious suites, pool and deluxe health center. The 6,908-yard golf course, with a par 71, was designed by legendary architect Gary Panks. Native plants have been meticulously incorporated into the course, according to shellhospitality.com.

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

Casino resorts in the Phoenix area are unique and embrace the beautiful desert environs that surround them. One of the best gaming resort properties in the Southwest is the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, a luxurious place adjacent to the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa where you can relax, unwind and enjoy award-winning restaurants. A 10-story tower, with 242 magnificently appointed rooms and 100,000 square feet of Las Vegas-style casinos, overlooks pristine mountains and the expansive grounds. Before you go, know all about the games in the casinos. You can learn more here.

Royal Palms Resort

Looking for the ultimate spa vacation? Try the Royal Palms Resort and Spa located in Phoenix right on the Scottsdale border. There you’ll find the Alvadora Spa, where signature relaxation awaits. Guests adore the watsu pool, where they can enjoy a water massage. Native herbs and minerals are found in many of the products used in the spa. In addition to enjoying the salon and fitness center that features yoga and Pilates instruction and meditation classes, guests can opt to stay in the Alvadora Spa Villa, a two-bedroom with a sitting room suite located next to the spa and pool. Each bath includes a tub and a steam shower, according to royalpalmshotel.com.

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in central Phoenix is exceptionally family-friendly; the hotel offers a program just for kids. Coyote Camp features arts and crafts, cooking and educational activities related to Arizona's history and folklore, according to pointehilton.com. The Hilton Vacation Station program is specifically geared for families that stay there during the summer months, according to familytravelnetwork.com. There is a miniature-golf course and video game room. This resort is home to River Ranch, a waterpark with a waterfall, super-fun waterslide, a tubing river, large lagoon pool and a sports pool. In addition, four other swimming pools on the property and four tennis courts are available to guests. While the kids are at Coyote Camp, parents can enjoy Different Pointe of View, the on-site restaurant. It offers Italian and French cuisine.



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