$269 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 3, 2014 Check-out: Oct 5, 2014

Royal Palms Resort and Spa - Destination Hotels & Resorts

5 stars
5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
128 reviews
Great 20 year anniversary location

We enjoyed our company without the kids. After 20 years and five kids, we deserved it! We hiked,... See full review

  • ICE Fredster
  • Nov 26, 2013
Great customer service

My wife and went to Phoenix in mid May for a family function. We arrived at the hotel late due to a... See full review

  • Dexterboy
  • May 21, 2013
Old-world private grandeur at the base of Phoenix’s Camelback Mountain
Find old world Mediterranean estate grandeur at this resort ranked number one in Arizona by Travel + Leisure magazine. Discerning travelers flock to the base of Phoenix's Camelback Mountain. The hotel has glorious gardens and courtyards with winding stone pathways, patios with fireplaces, and mountain views. Amenities include high-end dining at T-Cook's and a full-service spa. Personal planners are available and typical of the extras that mark this getaway
Highlights
  • Private estate ambiance, minutes from world-class shopping, galleries and golf
  • In-room spa services and 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Rooms

There are 119 guest rooms, casitas, and villas set amidst exotic gardens and secluded patios.  Rooms are decorated with antiques, tiles, fireplaces, marble bathrooms, woven rugs, hardwood furniture, and warm colors with leather and silver or bronze accents. Suites have master baths with soaking tub and separate shower. Alvadora Spa suites and villas have a fireplace, large soaking tub, steam shower, patio or balcony and available in-room spa treatments. Villas feature grand scale furniture, stone floors and fireplaces, private patios and butler kitchens. Some villas have dining rooms and indoor-outdoor showers or claw-foot tubs.

Features

Alvadora Spa is a Mobile four-star spa with 10 treatment areas, a Watsu massage pool, water therapy and a full-service salon. The on-site T. Cook's restaurant boasts seasonal Mediterranean dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The resort also has a 24-hour swimming pool and fitness center. A daily fee (no tips) gives guests access to the fitness centre and spa, twice-daily housekeeping service, Wi-Fi, 24-hour business center, and four incoming faxes.

Transportation
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (17 minutes)
  • Phoenix-Mesa Airport (45 minutes)
Attractions
  • Old Town Scottsdale (3.2 mi/ 5.2 km)
  • Desert Botanical Garden (6.1 mi/ 9.8 km)
  • Taliesin West (15.9 mi/ 15 km)
  • Phoenix Zoo (6.2 mi/ 10 km)
Business and events
  • More than 20,000 square feet of meeting space, most of which open onto patios or gardens
  • Each meeting room comes with staff members and a Conference Services Manager

 

Policies and fees
  • A daily fee gives guests access to the fitness center and spa, twice-daily housekeeping service, Wi-Fi, 24-hour business center, and four incoming faxes
  • A resort fee of $28 USD per night (plus tax) will be charged at check out

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

33.5045 -111.9684
Area served
Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ
Nearby airports
(PHX)Royal Palms Resort and Spa is located at the base of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, only seven miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Area description
Conveniently located between the prestigious Biltmore area and popular downtown Scottsdale, Royal Palms Resort and Spa is ideally situated for business and leisure travelers. 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.

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Royal Palms Resort and Spa - Destination Hotels & Resorts Rooms

Estate Guestroom
Our newest collection of Estate guestrooms offer a residential ambience accented by deep, vibrant colors and bold patterns; upholstered headboard; stylish leather chair with ottoman; working desk and taupe-colored walls. The master baths in the Estate Collection feature soft cream marble stone throughout complemented by hints of amber glass tile, rustic wooden vanity, soaking tub and separate shower. The Estate Collection includes either a king or two double beds.
Montavista Terrace Guestroom
Our newest collection of Montavista Terrace Guestrooms feature views of the majestic mountainside, the garden courtyard and reflecting pool. These custom-designed rooms have terraces/patios overlooking the Montavista courtyard; French glass doors, stylish leather chair and ottoman; working desk and impressive upholstered king headboard. The creative design elements reflect a sense of enchantment and mystique in part, through the interplay of fabric, finishes and whimsical rich colors. The master baths feature marble stone complemented with hints of amber glass tile, rustic wooden vanity, soaking tub and separate shower creating a sophisticated yet warm residential ambiance. The Montavista Terrace Rooms offer either a king or two double beds.
Valencia Suite
Our collection of Valencia suites offer a residential ambience accented by deep, vibrant colors and bold patterns; upholstered headboard; stylish leather chair with ottoman; working desk and taupe-colored walls. The Valencia Suites offer the additional separate living room with flat screen television. The master baths in the Valencia Collection feature soft cream marble stone throughout complemented by hints of amber glass tile, rustic wooden vanity, soaking tub and separate shower. The Valencia Suites offer only one king bed and a queen sofa pull out bed.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Camelback Mountain: 0.7 mi
  • Desert Botanical Garden: 3.3 mi
  • Wrigley Mansion: 3.6 mi
  • Papago Park: 3.6 mi
  • Phoenix Zoo: 3.8 mi
  • Pueblo Grande: 4.1 mi
  • Octane Raceway: 4.2 mi
  • Piestewa Peak: 4.2 mi
  • Phoenix Mountain Preserve: 6 mi
  • Arizona Science Center: 6 mi
  • Heard Museum: 6.4 mi
  • Phoenix Art Museum: 6.6 mi
  • Phoenix Children's Museum: 6.7 mi
  • The Rosson House: 6.7 mi
  • Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center: 6.9 mi
  • Camelback Mountain: 0.7 mi
  • Desert Botanical Garden: 3.3 mi
  • Wrigley Mansion: 3.6 mi
  • Papago Park: 3.6 mi
  • Phoenix Zoo: 3.8 mi
  • Pueblo Grande: 4.1 mi
  • Octane Raceway: 4.2 mi
  • Piestewa Peak: 4.2 mi
  • Phoenix Mountain Preserve: 6 mi
  • Arizona Science Center: 6 mi
  • Heard Museum: 6.4 mi
  • Phoenix Art Museum: 6.6 mi
  • Phoenix Children's Museum: 6.7 mi
  • The Rosson House: 6.7 mi
  • Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center: 6.9 mi
  • St. Mary's Basilica: 6.9 mi
  • Chase Field: 7 mi
  • Phoenix Symphony: 7.1 mi
  • US Airways Center: 7.2 mi
  • Orpheum Theater: 7.3 mi
  • Wells Fargo History Museum: 7.3 mi
  • Phoenix Theatre: 7.6 mi
  • Arizona Capitol Museum: 8.4 mi
  • America West Arena: 8.5 mi
  • Western Destinations: 9.3 mi
  • Phoenix - Mesa: 10.1 mi
  • South Mountain: 10.5 mi
  • Musical Instrument Museum: 11.3 mi
  • South Mountain Park: 12.8 mi
  • Jobing.com Arena: 17 mi
  • University of Phoenix Stadium: 6,995.8 mi

Dining

T. Cook's Cigar Lounge
Rated "Best Resort Lobby Bar" in Phoenix, this is the perfect place to enjoy a fine selection of cigars, aged port wine, small-batch bourbon, cognac or single-malt scotch. Light dining available. Nightly entertainment. Open seven days a week from 10AM.
T. Cook's
Recently voted #1 Phoenix restaurant by Zagat's Top US Hotel and Restaurant Guide, T. Cook's has received the highest ratings from both national food critics and locals for its select seasonal dishes, fire-roasted specialties and elegant surroundings. Mimicking the colonial Spanish architecture and atmosphere of the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, the a la minute Mediterranean cuisine is simply superb. With ingredients hand selected by Executive Chef Lee Hillson, our award-winning chefs create tempting menus featuring a wide variety of artistic and intriguing dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Reservations are strongly recommended. All major credit card are accepted. Gift certificates available.
Cabana Grill
Casual dining located at the poolside patio or in a private cabana, the Cabana Grill serves appetizers and light lunches, Mediterannean specials and refreshing beverages. Dining available 11AM to 5PM with beverage service from 10AM to 7PM.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Distinctive boardrooms. Private salons. Inspiring outdoor fountain areas. Royal Palms offers more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space. Indoor spaces feature oversized, picturesque windows, allowing your group to enjoy the invigorating Arizona sunshine. Or create a truly memorable event utilizing intimate patio and garden venues, nestled among secluded orange groves and ornate fountains. And with audio-visual support on-site, you can be confident that you will have everything you need for a flawless meeting. Food preparation for all catered events at Royal Palms is unique among the most conventional hotels and resorts. Because we specialize in smaller groups, we are able to prepare "a la minute." This means that the food is not pre-prepared and is not held in warming ovens prior to serving. As a result, the dining experience is the freshest in presentation and product, allowing guests to feel as though they are honored guests of a grand estate.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (128)

Ratings and reviews for Royal Palms Resort and Spa - Destination Hotels & Resorts

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
128 out of 128
Amenities:
4.6
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.4

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ICE Fredster
Miami. Florida
Nov 26, 2013

Great 20 year anniversary location

We enjoyed our company without the kids. After 20 years and five kids, we deserved it! We hiked, shopped, ate great food at T/Cooks and took a little romantic getaway to Sedona.....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Old Town was fun

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dexterboy
New York
May 21, 2013

Great customer service

My wife and went to Phoenix in mid May for a family function. We arrived at the hotel late due to a delayed flight and were greeted by a very courteous bell staff who parked our rental car and cheerfully carried our bags to our room. The staff was extremely accommodating and eager to assist. The hotel grounds and room were spotless and very well kept. The food at T Cooks was top notch and we dined there at least four times during our five night stay. I highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

T Cooks restaurant was very good.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nancy B789
St. Louis, MO
Apr 21, 2013

Single Retreat

First rate service, calm and relaxing.. Amazing property and a first rate spa. Wonderful experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Superbiztfaveler
Business
Boston
Mar 10, 2013

Royal Palms is amazing

Staff was very professional and courteous Room was phenomenal. Overall very lush and very well maintained Wish I could have stayed longer!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Great bars in Scottsdale. Kelly's Place rocks!

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Laura from Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Canada
Feb 19, 2013

Not Royal at all

The amenities of the hotel are minimal; has tons of rooms, but small facilities. The resort itself is nice, but not outstanding. Don't expect to get much out of the resort fee you are charged daily. There is a tiny pool and about 50 chairs around it.So it is very crowded. The SPA is small as well and does not offer much other than lockers and a relaxation area (which consists of 2 couches and 2 large tables with beverages). There is only one restaurant and they the receptionist screens you (much like they'll do at the airport) and if you are well dressed and over 50, you'll get a good spot and a good waiter. If you are not a seniour or well dressed, they'll send you to the back where they have the worse tables and bad service. The staff pretends that they care, yet they don't do anything to exceed your expectations. My only good experience is the breakfast menu on Saturday: the cheff prepared the best eggs ever. However, the waiter was super rude, brought orange juice with a mosquito flying on it and after bringing the eggs and coffee, brought us the check (he didn't even wait for us to have a bite!). All the staff in that resort treat you like they are doing you a favour as if you didn't pay the $600 (tax and resort fee included). The rooms have thin walls (I heard everything that my neighbout was saying at all times); the shower has an opening on the ceiling that lets the light come into the entire room very early in the morning, so bring a mask and earplugs if you want to sleep. I would not recommend anyone staying here. If you haven't travelled much around the world, then maybe you will think that this hotel is awesome. But I have stayed in 5-star hotels all my life, have travelled around the globe and this is not a 5-star hotel at all. It is overpriced and on check-out day, expect the cleaning staff to take a peek at your window several times because they can't wait for you to be gone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Fashion Sq its pretty close to the Royal Palms; you are must likely to go as you'll get bored at the resort pretty easily. Shops are really good! Not price wise, but there is lots of variety.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Very Happy Vistor
Washington, DC
Jan 2, 2013

Awesome!

The Royal Palms Resort is beautiful. The facilities are absolutely gorgeous. All the staff is wonderful....everyone of them! Perfect! It Doesn't Get Any Better

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sedonajd
Middletown, CT
Oct 8, 2012

Great Experience

This is our second time back, and as last time we enjoyed everyday. I can't speak highly enough about the staff, they go the extra mile to make sure that we are not just guest but part of their family. The rooms are comfortable and well maintained. The only disappointment this time was the bar/lounge the food/appetizers were ok, cocktails/wine appeared a little expensive. Service was good. We will be returning soon, and again stay at The Royal Palms, it home away from home!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

AJ's worldwide market has everything, from bagels to wine, fresh fruit, for the morning snack.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
little k
Business
H.B., CA
Sep 12, 2012

excellent service, VERY HELPFUL

kind people and very accomadatinG. I felt very safe traveling alone as a single woman

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

AJ's store has a little of everything for total endulgence

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MHBK
NJ
May 15, 2012

Can't wait to get back there!

We travel - alot. We have stayed at the best hotels throughout the world. Royal Palms tops our list. The resort is beautiful, scenery is stunning, restaurant is outstanding, but the most impressive element is the staff. Every single person made us feel right at home. It doesn't get better than this!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JJVVCC
South Carolina
Sep 2, 2011

Summer Getaway

Maybe it was because it was their slow season but the Royal Palm did not live up to it's reputation. Rooms were in need of some updating (carpet frayed and worn, shower head leaked and sprayed in all directions, etc). Understanding it is a resort but come on, $6 for a beer? Very overpriced! Staff was very attentive. Jose at the pool rocked this place! Always had our water glasses filled, umbrella moved, dry towels, etc. He needs to be recognized by management. All in all we had a good time but not feeling like the value was there compared to some other newer resorts in the area. Spa was great however. Maybe that is the saving grace for the Palms. Sasha was outstanding!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Anywhere but T Craigs. Overly priced for the fare received.

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