Best Resorts in Arizona

AAA 2017 Five and Four Diamond Resorts in the Phoenix/Scottsdale Area

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AAA Arizona has been serving our state since 1927. Probably originally best known for their automobile services, like 24-hour roadside assistance, they also provide other services. One of those services is a rating system of hotels and restaurants.

Phoenix, Scottsdale and other surrounding communities are well known for providing the traveler with luxurious boutique accommodations. Whether you are visiting the Valley of the Sun with your family on holiday, or you are traveling to the Southwest desert for business, you can use this time to escape, relax and enjoy.

AAA rates lodgings throughout the United States based on a scale of One Diamond through Five Diamonds. Here is their description of the two best rankings. Hotels with one of these two ratings are ones that I'd definitely recommend.

  • Five Diamonds
    "Renowned and often world-famous properties with the highest standards of service and hospitality in the industry."
  • Four Diamonds
    "Accommodations displaying a high level of service, hospitality and a variety of amenities and upscale facilities."

Best Resorts in Greater Phoenix - AAA Five Diamonds

There are currently five resorts in Arizona, four of which are in Scottsdale, that qualified for AAA's highest ranking of Five Diamonds. The number in parentheses next to the resort name denotes the year that the property made this category rank for the first time. Even though these resorts provide a premium experience, they all have summer special packages to attract both visitors and locals to enjoy the luxury and amenities they offer.

Canyon Suites at the Phoenician (2007)
Scottsdale
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The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (1991)
North Scottsdale
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Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (2001)
North Scottsdale
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The Phoenician (2004)
Scottsdale
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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (2015)
Marana (Southern Arizona)
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The Best Resorts in Arizona - Four Diamonds

If one of the Five  Diamond resorts is just not in your budget at this time, or you are scheduling a business meeting and the Five Diamond resorts are booked, you can certainly have a wonderful resort experience at any of the Valley's Four Diamond-rated hotels. If you visiting one of these upscale facilities for a business conference, there are also many amenities that your family will enjoy when they travel with you.

These are arranged alphabetically, by city name.

The Boulders Resort & Spa
Carefree
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Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Chandler
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Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
Chandler
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Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort
Flagstaff
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Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa
Glendale
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    The Wigwam
    Litchfield Park
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    Hermosa Inn
    Paradise Valley
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    Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
    Oro Valley (Southern Arizona)
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    Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
    Paradise Valley
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    Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
    Paradise Valley
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    Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
    Phoenix
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    Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
    Phoenix
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    The Camby
    Phoenix
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    Hotel Palomar Phoenix CityScape
    Downtown Phoenix
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    JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
    North Phoenix
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    Royal Palms Resort & Spa
    Phoenix
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    Sheraton Grand Phoenix
    Downtown Phoenix
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    Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino
    West Phoenix (Laveen)
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    The Westin Phoenix Downtown
    Downtown Phoenix
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    DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley-Scottsdale
    Scottsdale
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    FireSky Resort & Spa
    Scottsdale
    (Note: This resort has been replaced by a different resort.)

    Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
    Scottsdale
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    Hotel Valley Ho
    Scottsdale
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    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch
    Scottsdale
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    JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
    Scottsdale
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    Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains
    Scottsdale
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    Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
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    Talking Stick Resort
    Scottsdale
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    The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
    Scottsdale
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    The Westin Kierland Villas
    Scottsdale
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    W Scottsdale
    Scottsdale
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    We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center
    Scottsdale
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    Adobe Grand Villas
    Sedona
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    Amara Resort and Spa
    Sedona
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    El Portal Sedona Hotel
    Sedona
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    Enchantment Resort
    Sedona
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    L’Auberge de Sedona
    Sedona
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    Tempe Mission Palms
    Tempe
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    Arizona Inn
    Tucson
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    Casino Del Sol Resort
    Tucson
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    JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa
    Tucson
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    Loews Ventana Canyon
    Tucson
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    The Lodge @ Ventana Canyon
    Tucson
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    The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
    Tucson
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    Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa
    Tucson
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