Hermosa Inn Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

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Pros

  • Boutique resort with beautiful grounds, close to hiking trails, shopping, and dining
  • Farm-to-table outdoor restaurant and outstanding wine cellar
  • The Last Drop Bar for tapas and cocktails
  • Attractive outdoor pool and Jacuzzi
  • Southwestern-style rooms have mini-fridges, Keurig coffeemakers, and Bose radios
  • Bathrooms have spacious walk-in showers
  • Located in a residential area good for running or walking
  • Massages and facials available at Blue Door Spa Suite

Cons

  • Breakfast not included in the price
  • Need a car to get basically anywhere off grounds
  • No fitness center on-site (though free access to 24 Hour Fitness a mile away)

Bottom Line

Hermosa Inn is an intimate, romantic southwestern retreat, with 34 casita-style rooms on six sprawling acres, surrounded by cacti and flowering plants. The attractive pool has palm trees and cushy cabanas, and the Blue Door Spa Suite offers massages and facials. During chillier nights, guests can use the fire pits and sit back with a glass of wine (try the fire pits facing Camelback Mountain for stunning sunset views.) The higher-end Casita rooms come with cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, and private patios. The lower-priced Rancho rooms are just as tastefully decorated, and most include beehive fireplaces. The area is safe and residential (great for a morning jog), but that doesn't mean it lacks an interesting history. Lon's -- the inn's gourmet outdoor restaurant -- is named after Lon Megargee, a cowboy and artist whose home was once on the property. Lon's artwork is displayed in several areas of the resort, including the Last Drop Bar, where guests can order tapas and cocktails. For wine lovers, Hermosa Inn has been regularly recognized by Wine Spectator; ask for a tour of the extensive wine cellar.

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 Location

A peaceful oasis in Paradise Valley, not far from Phoenix and Scottsdale

The Hermosa Inn is tucked between Phoenix and Scottsdale in Paradise Valley, an upscale residential district with beautiful Spanish-style houses. A car is necessary, and most attractions, including shopping, dining, and hiking, are within easy driving distance. The neighborhood is great for active people: Guests can run, bike, or walk down the canal path to the Biltmore (two miles away) and back.

  • 20-minute drive to Sky Harbor International Airport
  • 5-minute drive to Biltmore Fashion Park
  • 9-minute drive to Camelback Mountain, a popular hiking destination
  • 10-minute drive to Piestewa Peak, a popular hiking destination
  • 14-minute drive to downtown Scottsdale
  • 15-minute drive to Scottsdale Fashion Square
  • 17-minute drive to Pueblo Grande
  • 19-minute drive to Phoenix Art Museum
  • 19-minute drive to the Heard Museum
  • 21-minute drive to the Phoenix Zoo

 Bottom Line

Hermosa Inn is an intimate, romantic southwestern retreat, with 34 casita-style rooms on six sprawling acres, surrounded by cacti and flowering plants. The attractive pool has palm trees and cushy cabanas, and the Blue Door Spa Suite offers massages and facials. During chillier nights, guests can use the fire pits and sit back with a glass of wine (try the fire pits facing Camelback Mountain for stunning sunset views.) The higher-end Casita rooms come with cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, and private patios. The lower-priced Rancho rooms are just as tastefully decorated, and most include beehive fireplaces. The area is safe and residential (great for a morning jog), but that doesn't mean it lacks an interesting history. Lon's -- the inn's gourmet outdoor restaurant -- is named after Lon Megargee, a cowboy and artist whose home was once on the property. Lon's artwork is displayed in several areas of the resort, including the Last Drop Bar, where guests can order tapas and cocktails. For wine lovers, Hermosa Inn has been regularly recognized by Wine Spectator; ask for a tour of the extensive wine cellar.

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Address

  • 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Room Types

  • Casita
  • Deluxe Casita
  • Grande Casita
  • Rancho

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 34
Pool: N/A
Spa: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Address: 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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