Royal Palms Resort and Spa - Destination Hotels & Resorts

Royal Palms Resort and Spa - Destination Hotels & Resorts
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Address
5200 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
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Reviewed by Kim Grant

There's nothing quite like the romance of the endless Arizona sky. In 1920, New York financier Delos Cooke and his wife, Florence, were drawn to the spacious Valley of the Sun. They decided to build their Spanish colonial mansion—a winter home—here in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. The result, after 90-plus years, several owners, and a multi-million-dollar restoration, is the quietly dazzling Royal Palms. Don't let the modest website fool you; it undersells the property big

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Price Points
$251-450
Room Types
Hotel SuiteVilla
Recreation & Amenities
Fitness and Beauty,Golfing,Gourmet Dining,Shopping,Spa and Massage
Eco-cred
Average
Closest Airport

Privacy remains the ultimate luxury at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Enchanting stone walkways curve throughout the property, inviting guests to indulge in a leisurely stroll amongst the fragrant citrus groves and exotic foliage. Set amidst lush courtyards and blooming gardens, our 119 beautifully appointed casitas, guestrooms, and our new Alvadora Spa Suites-part of our new Montavista Collection-surround as an oasis for guests seeking tranquility and solitude. Each room is resplendent in Old World charm, many appointed with a breathtaking collection of European antiques, tiles and artifacts. Set in the Valley of the Sun, the resort is located in the beautiful Phoenix-Scottsdale resort community, with the majestic Camelback Mountain providing a striking visual backdrop.

Entering the mansion through mahogany and iron double doors, the atmosphere is that of a lavish private residence. Mirroring the Old World charm of the estate, Royal Palms' Four-Star Alvadora Spa is tranquil, warm and intimate. Nationally acclaimed T. Cook's restaurant boasts select seasonal dishes from the Mediterranean and exotic surrounding regions. The resort also offers swimming, a fitness centre and full-service salon.

Conveniently located between the prestigious Biltmore area and popular downtown Scottsdale, Royal Palms Resort and Spa is ideally situated for business and leisure travelers with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport only seven miles from the hotel. Unique ambiance, intimate surroundings and lush gardens evoke the sense of a faraway place, yet the resort is minutes from world-class shopping, galleries, golf and attractions.

In-keeping with our residential estate ambience, we have created a non-tipping environment by implementing a $30 daily resort fee, which includes all bell, valet and housekeeping gratuities. Additional services and amenities included are: fitness center and spa facilities access, property-wide wireless internet, special 10% discount on retail shopping in Alvadora Boutique, 24 hour business center and all local and toll free calls. Due to the limited availability of parking at Royal Palms, for your convenience there will also be daily overnight parking fee of $15, providing secure accommodations for your vehicle and unlimited in and out access privileges.

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