Royal Palms Resort and Spa

5200 East Camelback Road | Phoenix, AZ 85018 [SHOW ON MAP]
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  • Reputation: EXCELLENT
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels


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  • Pets Allowed
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  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

How it Ranks: Royal Palms Resort and Spa ranks #4 out of 599 Phoenix Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.

Our Take: Royal Palms Resort and Spa has drawn many a VIP — including President George W. Bush back in 2004 — because of its intimate, luxurious atmosphere. Guest rooms here look as if they belong in an elite Southwestern estate, boasting vibrant, jewel-toned decor, deep soaking tubs and hand-selected furnishings. Depending on when you visit, the property's pool area can feel a bit crowded (and snagging a lounge chair can be difficult), but it provides much-needed respite from the blazing Arizona heat. The open-air Alvadora Spa is also nice; the outdoor rain shower eliminates any stress that visitors might bring with them. Meanwhile, the outdoor dining area at T. Cooks provides a nice ambiance for the restaurant's bold flavors. Located in the Camelback Corridor, this Destination Resort is just a short drive from Old Town Scottsdale and downtown Phoenix. 

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 599 hotels in Phoenix, 39 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Phoenix. The 10 closest to Royal Palms Resort and Spa are shown on the map below. These include The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort (1.0 miles) and The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician (1.1 miles).

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Nearby Things to Do

Royal Palms Resort and Spa is 1.2 miles from the #1 ranked Phoenix attraction, Camelback Mountain. Of the 12 top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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