Fodor's Expert Review Royal Palms Resort and Spa

5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, Arizona, 85018, USA Fodor's Choice

Once the home of Cunard Steamship executive Delos T. Cooke, this Mediterranean-style resort has a stately row of the namesake palms at its entrance, courtyards with fountains, and individually designed rooms that feel more like mini casitas than basic hotel rooms. The lush landscaping makes the resort feel cozy, intimate, and private. Only the busy pool will persuade you otherwise. The restaurant, T. Cook's, is renowned, and the open-air Alvadora Spa packs a lot of pampering into a relatively small space.

PROS

  • great for romantic getaways
  • houses a cozy cigar lounge
  • impeccable service
  • houses a cozy cigar lounge, renowned restaurant, and open-air spa

CONS

  • expensive
  • only one pool
  • and it's small
  • only one pool, and it's small
  • it's really easy to miss the entrance off of busy Camelback Road

QUICK FACTS

Resort
RomanticService
Intimate
Central
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-672–6011 | 602-840–3610

HOTEL DETAILS

119 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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