Royal Palms Resort and Spa

5200 East Camelback Road | Phoenix, AZ 85018-3020  [SEE MAP]Phoenix, AZ  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

This hotel boasts a "no tipping environment," as all gratuities are included in the daily resort fee
Parking here requires an additional fee

The 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 and deep-soaking tubs. 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, offering wellness classes as well as a long list of treatments. Meanwhile, the outdoor dining area at T. Cook's provides a nice ambiance for the restaurant's bold flavors. Located in the Camelback Corridor, this resort is just a short drive from Old Town Scottsdale and downtown Phoenix. Royal Palms Resort and Spa is also a member of the Hyatt family, so Hyatt rewards club members can redeem or use points by choosing to stay here.

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Location
Phoenix, AZ
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 119 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Mountain(s)
Style
Opulent, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Solo travelers

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Travel + Leisure

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Unlike Scottsdale's large, sprawling resorts, the romantic Royal Palms is understated, elegant and intimate.

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It's a resort worthy of anyone's stay but is especially welcoming to couples, having been recognized time and again as one of the world’s most romantic escapes.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1896 have reviewed the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1896 reviews 4.5 (based on 1896 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa feature Mediterranean-inspired decor with earth-hued color palettes and jewel-toned accents. Rooms also include leather chairs, free Wi-FI access, flat-screen TVs, Juliet-style balconies and bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs and separate showers.
  • A daily resort fee of $35 plus tax includes access to the business center and the fitness center, among other amenities

Standard room size490 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Originally designed as a getaway for a private financier and his wife, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa exudes romance. The resort is located about halfway between downtown Scottsdale and the Biltmore area, which offers shops and restaurants with a backdrop of Camelback Mountain.
  • About 5 miles north of Desert Botanical Garden and The Phoenix Zoo
  • About 8 miles north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Royal Palm's signature dining venue, T. Cook's, serves seasonal items with a Mediterranean flair. T. Cook's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the restaurant serves a weekend brunch. The Mix Up Bar offers small bites in addition to a variety of specialty cocktails, beer, wine and spirits.
  • $5 happy hour specials are available at the bar Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Live music at the Mix Up Bar on Friday and Saturday

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The outdoor pool at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa provides views of Camelback Mountain. Guests can chill out on lounge chairs or in cabanas.
  • Cabana rentals include poolside dining service
  • Cushioned lounge chairs and umbrellas on the pool deck
  • Pool is open 24 hours a day and is attended from 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Alvadora Spa's eight treatment rooms are where guests can go to relax with a massage, facial or body treatment. Menu options are designed to bring guests closer to nature with options like the eucalyptus scrub. Highlights here include Vichy showers, fireplaces and even outdoor, eight-foot waterfall showers. Some services are available in outdoor treatment areas.
  • Spa is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • 20 percent gratuity will be added to all spa and salon treatments
  • Guests younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

The two-level fitness center at the Royal Palms is open 24 hours a day and features a variety of weight and cardio equipment. The gym also offers complimentary fitness classes like yoga and tai chi, as well as private, 60-minute classes, including yoga, mat Pilates, tai chi and meditation.
  • Advanced registration required for fitness classes
  • Personal training available for a fee
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Royal Palms Resort supplies more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space. Business professionals can host their events in a variety of boardrooms, private salons and outdoor courtyards.
  • On-site business center open 24 hours a day
  • Audiovisual and catering services available

Number of meeting rooms10

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The resort allows pets for a one-time cleaning fee of $150, and pets must be under 50 pounds (75 for two). An additional $100 will be added to the fee for guests staying longer than seven nights.
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Golf

    None
      • Golf carts
      • Golf packages
      • Club rentals
      • Club house
      • Refreshment stand or restaurant
      • Caddie service
      • Pro shop

      Wedding

      Wedding parties can enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for their ceremonies and receptions. The resort's venues range from private courtyards to outdoor areas with views of Camelback Mountain.
      • Catering through T.Cook's is available

      Maximum wedding guest capacity180

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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