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“Charm and privacy” 4 of 5 stars
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Hermosa Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Paradise Valley
Scottsdale, AZ
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Charm and privacy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2003

The best part of this hotel is privacy. It was sold out but i saw very few people. It was very quiet. I felt like I was alone in the desert. I also liked the beds. They were very cozy. It was very peaceful. More like staying at a guest house instead of a hotel. What could change? Some employees from the restaurant on site/room service seemed that they did not like their job or that they were too rushed or understaffed to do a good job. Almost like the restaurant was their priority and the hotel guest were secondary. The restaurant is a popular one. Also, several times we called for certain needs and we had to call again as no one came. But in the end I overlooked these flaws as the charm of the hotel won me over. This hotel is a diamond in the rough with a lot of potential.

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2003

The Hermosa Inn is a wonderful place to stay in Phoenix. It sits a few blocks from Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley. The Inn offers a selection of rooms in a beautifully landscaped setting. Privacy abounds. The Hermosa also offers a relaxing pool. Set in a residential neighborhood, there is no traffic at this retreat. It is conveniently located between downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale. Access to other areas of the metro area make this a perfect place. The Hermosa has a first-class restaurant, Lon's, on site. The restaurant is actually the centerpiece for the Hermosa. It was once the home for the original owner of this estate.The staff is committed to service without intruding on privacy. There is nightly turn-down service, an enjoyable continental breakfast that can be eaten in the restaurant or on the room's private patio, and in-room amenities such as CD player, VCR, and beehive gas fireplace. You can't go wrong at the Hermosa Inn.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2003

Stayed at the Hermosa in the Fall of 2002

An excellent hotel with some wonderful accommodations spoiled by the hotel management allowing dogs in the swimming pool despite a clear notice poolside prohibiting it. I love dogs but not in the pool. Seemed to be a matter of casual indifference when raised with desk staff.

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Address: 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Paradise Valley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Paradise Valley
#4 Spa Hotel in Paradise Valley
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paradise Valley
#4 Luxury Hotel in Paradise Valley
#4 Family Hotel in Paradise Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hermosa Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hermosa Inn is a jewel of a hideaway in the heart of the Valley; minutes from Scottsdale, yet surrounded by an exclusive neighborhood in Paradise Valley. Originally hand-crafted in the 1930’s by cowboy artist Lon Megargee as his private residence, the Inn’s adobe architecture has kept its “old Arizona” character and charm. All 34 casitas are surrounded by spectacular landscaping and beautiful desert vistas. The $2 million remodel of the accommodations retains the legendary personality and intimate atmosphere of the original hacienda, while enhancing the accommodations with upgraded amenities for a more luxurious experience. The culinary centerpiece of the Inn is Lon’s at the Hermosa, the celebrated Four Diamond restaurant renowned for “artful American” cuisine, which is complemented by the Last Drop Bar, aptly named after one of the many paintings by Megargee that can be seen throughout the historic inn. ... more   less 
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Hermosa Hotel Paradise Valley

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