Romantic Hotels in Scottsdale

by Cicely A. Richard

Scottsdale is located in the Sonoran Desert, bordered by Phoenix and the McDowell Mountains. The city features a mixture of downtown and wilderness terrain. Romantic hotels in Scottsdale give couples the option of staying within walking distance of urban entertainment or semi-secluded mountain accommodations. The city appeals to couples who enjoy outdoor recreation and art lovers. They can walk more than 60 miles of trails or visit more than 80 art galleries.

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AAA Five Diamond Hotels

Camelback Inn, a JW Marriott Resort & Spa, features Southwestern-style architecture and landscaped property dotted with saguaros. A stone water fountain can be found along its stone entryway. The Camelback Inn Romance Package includes accommodations in the casita guest room, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, dinner for two in Rita’s Kitchen, and a buffet breakfast for two. The resort also has a fitness center with personal training, spa services and two 18-hole golf courses. Casita rooms contain kitchenettes, private patios and bathrobes. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess boasts views of the mountains and cottonwood trees. Its Couples Celebration Package includes overnight accommodations, champagne and credit to Willow Stream Spa. The concierge desk helps guests make dinner reservations and find tourist attractions. The casita signature room has a gas fireplace and refreshment center.

AAA Four Diamond Hotels

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa sits on a 27-acre property with the McDowell Mountains as its backdrop. Its Amour Package includes spiced chocolate truffles, champagne and a full breakfast. Spa Avania at the resort provides bride-and-groom packages that offer massages, facials, body scrubs and stress reduction classes. Hotel concierge helps couples customize spa packages, as well as hot air balloon rides. Its 2.5-acre water playground has 10 swimming pools and two poolside bars. Select suites have fireplaces, wet bars and indoor/outdoor terraces. Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains features Mediterranean architecture in shades of yellow and red. Its Escape Romance Package includes luxury accommodations and dinner and breakfast for two at Zambra Grille. Hotel amenities are local restaurant delivery, room service and a concierge desk. Rooms have marble bathrooms, Internet television and Anichini Italian throws.

Boutique Hotels

Hotel Indigo Scottsdale is located in downtown Scottsdale and features modern outdoor and indoor furniture. The color palette consists of blues, greens and browns, creating a soothing atmosphere. The Indigo Interlude Romantic Getaway Package includes deluxe accommodations and a bottle of wine. On-site amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and complimentary shuttle service. Guest rooms showcase murals of the Arizona desert, hardwood floors and glass showers. Gainey Suites Hotel features warm colors in all the rooms and a desert garden. Adjacent to the lobby, the Hearth Room has a fireplace, high ceilings and French doors. The Suite Couples Romance Getaway includes suite accommodations, a complimentary full breakfast buffet, an evening reception of wines and beer, house champagne, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Suites contain marble countertops, hardwood floors, kitchens and digital entertainment systems.

Reservations and Packages

The Scottsdale official tourism website provides updated information about romance packages featured at area hotels and resorts, as well as their ending date. It also lists more than 90 restaurants and events. Travel tools let visitors make hotel reservations and purchase event tickets.

About the Author

Based in Tucson, Ariz., Cicely A. Richard has been writing since 1996. Her articles have been published in the “Arizona Daily Star” newspaper and “ForeWord Magazine.” Richard earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Louisiana State University. .