Royal Palms Resort and Spa

A vintage Spanish Colonial desert escape
Intimate and tranquil, Royal Palms Resort and Spa is a boutique hideaway with quiet pathways, lush gardens, acclaimed cuisine, elegantly appointed guest rooms, villas and casitas, and a storied tradition for providing an exceptional welcome to all guests of this romantic and cozy retreat colored in a golden patina at the base of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix

Stone walkways lead through the resort’s nine acres, taking you through colorful archways and wrought iron gates, past beautiful fountains, courtyards, orange groves and unique private spaces, small sitting areas tucked into the corner of a garden or beside a courtyard fireplace where you can sit quietly and relax. 

Once upon a time, guests and nearby residents would gather at the resort’s Orange Tree Dining Room to hear Frank Sinatra Jr., Tony Martin and Patty Andrews along with local talent.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Phoenix property is located right between downtown and neighboring Scottsdale, so it’s easy to get in a morning hike on Camelback Mountain, go shopping, or hit up any of the many area restaurants.
  • Alvadora Spa is a calm oasis where you can sneak away for a day of pampering, including whirlpool time. Or, just pop in to get your feet sandal-ready. Another way to relax while staying at the luxury resort is to lie by the pool, which is complete with cool cabanas and a bar.
  • The property began as a private home in the 1920s and first had its go as a resort after World War II, opening to guests in 1948. The resort got new life beginning in the 1990s and now includes a mix of historical buildings and fountains, and new luxuries.
  • Going along with the history of the property is a unique design style with a classic Spanish Colonial vibe that includes many courtyards, stucco fireplaces, exposed wood beams and wrought iron-enclosed terraces.
Things to Know
  • Anytime is a good time to visit the Royal Palms Resort and Spa. For the hot summer months of June, July and August, the resort’s grounds offer abundant shade and cool spots, along with a Mother-of-Pearl-tiled swimming pool, private cabanas, a whirlpool spa, a croquet lawn, and a fitness center with yoga and movement classes.
  • Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix welcomes children, and the two best dining options for families with children include the Royal Palms Cabana Grill and in-room dining.
  • The gym at Royal Palms is small but offers all the equipment necessary to get in a workout while at the property. The upper level has several cardio machines and also has large windows that frame views of Camelback Mountain.
The Rooms
  • The guest rooms at Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix are relaxing and luxurious, with an architectural design style that reflects the resort’s Southwest location.
  • The Spanish Colonial style can be found in the stucco gas fireplace, the use of earth tones throughout the room, and the artwork, which includes weathered wood and pressed dried flowers.
  • The rooms also include luxurious and spacious bathrooms, which feature exceptional appointments like marble floors and counters.
  • It’s easy for two guests to bathe, dress and groom at the same time, with a deep-soaking tub, walk-in shower and a separate water closet.
Getting There
5200 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85018
PHX (14-18 min)  
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