Best Places to Stay in Phoenix: 2013

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Coming our way? If you have a trip to the Valley of the Sun on the agenda, recommendations are in order! Whether you’re looking for a casino to gamble the night away, take a dip in a party pool or kick back in a top lobby bar – these are the top places to stay and play in the Valley.

These are the winners of Best Of Our Valley 2013 in the Resorts category – the best of the best in Arizona. The winner each category this year will be featured in Arizona Foothills Magazine’ s March 2013 issue, a tell-all guide to the coolest people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents. The winner with the most total votes will be featured on the cover of Arizona Foothills Magazine’ s Best Of issue (but we aren’t telling who won the cover just yet!). All those who won this year can download their 2013 Winners logos here.

To nominate a business, person or item for the 2014 contest, e-mail bestof@azfoothills.com by September 1, 2013. 

Best Casino

WINNER: Talking Stick Resort and Casino

Casino Arizona at 101 and McKellips
Harrah’s Ak-Chin
Gila River Casino-Wild Horse Pass
Ft. McDowell Casino
Gila River Casino- Lone Butte Casino
Gila River Casino- Vee Quiva

Best Dog Boarding Facility

WINNER: Raintree Pet Resort

Sonoran Desert Pet Resort
Villa La Paws
Camp Bow Wow
Animal Medical & Surgical Center
Applewood Pet Resort
Tailwinds Pet Resort
The Happy Dog Inn
Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic

Best Downtown Phoenix Hotel

WINNER: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Westin Phoenix Downtown
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
The Clarendon Hotel
Hotel Palomar Phoenix

Best Lobby Bar

WINNER: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch

W Scottsdale
The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
Hotel Valley Ho
Montelucia Resort and Spa
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
The Phoenician
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
The Saguaro

Best Movie Theatre

WINNER: Harkins

iPic
AMC
Studio Movie Grill
Ultra Star
Picture Show Movie Theatre

Best Party Resort Pool

WINNER: W Scottsdale

Hotel Valley Ho
Montelucia Resort and Spa
Aloft Tempe
The Saguaro

Best Relaxing Resort Pool

WINNER: The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

Montelucia Resort and Spa
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Best Resort

WINNER: Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa

Hyatt Regency Socttsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
W Scottsdale

Most Luxe Accommodations

WINNER: The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
Montelucia Resort and Spa
Hotel Valley Ho
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa
Millennium Scottsdale Resort
Fairmont Scottsdale Resort and Spa
The Phoenician
Copper Wynd Resort
Saguaro
El Dorado
The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix
Montelucia Resort and Spa
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
The Phoenician
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Fairmont Scottsdale Resort and Spa

 

2 Comments »

  1. Stefanie May 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    This is a great list of places to stay! Very helpful for anyone thinking of taking a trip to Arizona. I like how you’ve broken the list down by features. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Karey Johnson August 23, 2013 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    I really appreciate the variety of this magazine I’m very proud of my daughter Hannah,who is a part of this majestic magazine!

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