Royal Palms Resort and Spa

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16 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

With its palm-lined entrance, oasis-like courtyards, and proximity to the Sky Harbor Airport, the Royal Palms draws both business and leisure travelers. Full review →


Andrew Harper 90.0

Gracious Spanish-Mediterranean hotel at the base of Camelback Mountain, a few minutes’ drive from Biltmore Fashion Park and the galleries of Old Town Scottsdale. Full review →



Drive up the cobblestone driveway to the hacienda-style buildings, and the feeling of seclusion makes it hard to believe that the center of Scottsdale is only minutes away.


Condé Nast Traveler 89.5

"The epitome of romance," this cruise line executive’s former summer retreat, at the base of Camelback Mountain in an area once populated by citrus groves, centers on a 1929 Spanish Revival villa Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

This Mediterranean-style resort has a stately row of the namesake palms at its entrance, courtyards with fountains, and individually designed rooms. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide 92

Intimate and tranquil, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa is a boutique hideaway with quiet pathways. Full review →


Frommer's 34

This gorgeous little hideaway has the feel of a Spanish villa and is so romantic and beautiful that... you might imagine that you hear flamenco music. Full review →


Gayot 48

This boutique resort is so luxurious and tastefully designed that it makes you feel as if you've been dropped into the middle of an Architectural Digest photo shoot. Full review →


Insight Guides

The Royal Palms is especially atmospheric, with towering palms, Spanish mission-style rooms, and an open-air spa. Full review →



The Sonora Desert stretches out in every direction from the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, but the property itself bears a closer resemblance to a Mediterranean mirage.

If you’re looking to go above and beyond, the resort employs a Director of Romance who can produce flamenco guitarists or flocks of white doves upon request.

Lonely Planet

It's a hushed and elegant place, dotted with Spanish Colonial villas, flower-lined walkways and palms imported from Egypt. Full review →


Oyster 5.0

The five-pearl Royal Palms Resort and Spa is an opulent resort tucked away in a lush garden setting near the majestic Camelback Mountain. Full review →


Star Service Tick 5

This second-tier temptation actually sits at the top of many visitors' Top 10 lists, its small room count, deferential service and deluxe desert mien a magnet for knowledgeable travelers Full review →

For travelers able to avoid the latter trio and stomach the annoying resort fee, this very well may be the answer to affordable bliss in this desert destination.

The Telegraph 9.0

This five-star luxury boutique hotel is Spanish old-world charm in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Today, the atmosphere at Royal Palms continues to be one of serenity thanks to meandering paths that lead to intimate courtyards, lush gardens, and gurgling fountains. Full review →


Zagat 4.5

Midway between Old Town Scottsdale and Biltmore Fashion Park, this "elegant", "luxurious" Arcadia hideaway with "Mediterranean styling" is "perfect" for a "romantic getaway".

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Royal Palms Resort and Spa

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5200 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Contact (602) 840-3610
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  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
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  • Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning

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