6 Best Rejuvenating Vacation Resorts in Arizona


The best Arizona resorts for rest and relaxation.

I love Arizona. We photographed our last wedding of the 2019 season in November and had the opportunity to soak up some sunshine (and eat the best French toast) at the Arizona Biltmore.

Caleb and I have been trying to think of a vacation for March. The Wisconsin winters are long, dull, and cold and by the time March comes around, we are pretty restless and in dire need of some vitamin C.

One of the places we keep looking at is Arizona. We went to Scottsdale last Spring for a getaway over with our friends Jess & Chris and it was a blast. We rented a condo, ate amazing tacos, and had some quiet time by the pool.

Whether you’re looking to take a trip with your friends or family, looking to go on a weekend getaway with your significant other, or maybe you’re ready to go on a solo adventure, I think Arizona is a fabulous choice.

Whatever you’re in the market for, I’ve rounded up six Arizona vacation resorts that will allow you to soak up some much-needed rest and relaxation while providing you with ample amounts of sunshine.

I searched the internet and read so many travel reviews and that is how I narrowed down the 6 resorts.

6 Best Rejuvenating Vacation Resorts in Arizona

Arizona Biltmore

2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona

The Arizona Biltmore is a dream vacation resort for anyone who takes delight in architecture or history. The Arizona Biltmore first opened on February 23, 1929. The historical resort was designed by Albert Chase McArthur, a Harvard graduate and a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Biltmore is one of the only existing luxury hotels in the world that was influenced by the great American architect and interior designer, Frank Lloyd Wright. Complimentary history tours are even provided for resort guests on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10 AM.

We photographed a wedding here in November and it was SUCH an amazing venue and the perfect way to relax after a crazy wedding season. My favorite part of our time here was relaxing by the pools and taking a bike ride to the nearby restaurants just outside of the resort.

Biltmore Arizona hotel wedding

I liked that the Arizona Biltmore not only provides a rich sense of history to its guests, it’s also brimming with numerous amenities and services. The Biltmore is home to five phenomenal dining options, five dazzling swimming pools, two 18-hole Championship Golf Courses, and two tennis courts. At the award-winning Spa Biltmore, guests can even receive soothing organic treatments.

Staying at the Arizona Biltmore combines the elements of history, luxury, and relaxation.

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, Arizona

UPDATE: 2/18/20 – we just booked our Spring Vacation here!!

AAA 4-Diamond JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is so glamorous! This hotel welcomes you with an unparalleled array of luxurious amenities, including an on-site spa, championship golf at Wildfire Golf Club, five pools, a lazy river, and exquisite dining! Yes! I said LAZY RIVER!! Doesn’t get much better than that, folks!


Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona

The Sanctuary Camelback Mountain is a top Arizona vacation destination and an award-winning resort. The resort is an architectural marvel that provides its guests with an array of services and accommodations.

The world-class Sanctuary Spa implements Asian-inspired treatments for their guests. A highlight of the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain for food lovers is that dining at the resort is organized by the Food Network celebrity and Executive Chef Beau MacMillian.


Enchantment Resort

525 Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona, Arizona

The Enchantment Resort is the perfect Arizona vacation destination for adventure seekers and outdoor lovers. The resort is set on seventy acres, surrounded by the red rock walls of Boynton Canyon.

The terrain is perfect for hiking and there are numerous biking trails to enjoy as well. Whether looking for a peaceful resort getaway to enjoy a mindful hike in the great outdoors or looking for a thrill-seeking mountain bike adventure, Enchantment Resort is the Arizona vacation destination for the outdoor enthusiast looking to combine adventure and relaxation.


Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 

The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is a prime Arizona resort, providing luxury, relaxation, and recreation. The resort is a favorite destination for those who love hiking and biking.

The resort is located within minutes from Echo Canyon, one of two Camelback Mountain trails. After enjoying the scenery surrounding the resort, guests can return for pampering and relaxation at the Joya Spa. A highlight of this resort is the cuisine, inspired by Spain and Mexico.


Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson, Arizona

The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is a dazzling Arizona luxury resort. The resort is situated near the Catalina Mountain Range, providing gorgeous views to its guests. The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort draws in numerous golf and tennis enthusiasts, looking for some rest and relaxation in the Arizona resort setting.

The resort houses four lighted tennis courts that provide pristine mountain views. The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is also home to two Tom Fazio-designed PGA golf courses. The resort is ideal for those looking to enjoy the sport they love while soaking up the sun in a peaceful Arizona resort setting.

If you’re looking for a combination of activity, fun, and R&R, you can’t go wrong with any of these five top rejuvenating Arizona vacation resorts!

Where would you go if you took time off? Drop an emoji in the comment box below hinting your dream vacay and let’s see if I can guess the location! Ready, GO!

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  1. Boyd Stewart II says:

    Loews Ventana Canyon Resort last week constituted the best vacation I’ve ever experienced…it is perfection for your every sense! If offered $10,000 to find one thing to change, I would not be able to collect!

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