A visit to the Arizona Inn lets you totally step off the world for a brief time. To say it another way, it is a resort that is at once refined and relaxed, and anticipates the visitor’s every need. When is the last time you were greeted with “Oh you are sooo lucky to get to spend more time with us,” when you told the housekeeper you had a late check-out? I have travelled 150 thousand miles a year in some of my positions, and I have never had a housekeeper who was inconvenienced by my timing graciously tell me she was happy for my good fortune to stay a bit longer in her world.
My husband’s career also involves a lot of travel, and so many of the comfort details of our room resonated with both of us. He noticed the Grohe fixtures as soon as he stepped into the shower…they are luxurious, and deliver a spa-quality shower. The refrigerator is big enough to hold all the cold drinks we keep on hand in the Arizona, and the coffee bar is not in the bathroom…definitely a big plus. One of the nicest features of the suites is the roomy walk-in closets to hold all your travel and business gear out of sight, allowing you to enjoy the peacefulness of the individually appointed living spaces. The adjustable lighting for is cleverly adaptable for both reading and relaxing.
And then there was dinner. It was a bit late for a large meal, so we opted for the casual Audubon Bar. As we stepped into the vintage room, Bill sighed with a big grin, “You had me at Piano Bar.” Experienced wait staff presented a menu with a large enough selection to be interesting to a variety of palates but not overwhelming. Drinks were reasonable, service was flawless.
The property covers 14 secluded acres, so it is easy to forget you are in the heart of one of the Southwest’s major cities. The pool is a secluded enclave, a far cry from the noisy, brash splash parks in so many resorts. The rooms have restful outdoor patios for reading and enjoying an evening breeze, and the indoor and outdoor common spaces are truly representative of the finest in high desert living. When you retire for the evening, the walls in the rooms, by design, are two bricks thick, keeping the rooms a pleasant temperature, and blissfully quiet.
I have travelled the world, worked, entertained and dined with internationally known statesmen and women. I am a proud three-generation Arizonan, and of all the resorts in the Southwest, I would recommend the Arizona Inn over any other Resort. It provides the rare opportunity to step a bit back in time, relax to your bones, feel pampered and appreciated, and soak up Arizona living at its best.
Ask for a room with a courtyard. They are all wonderful and the outdoor privacy is wonderful.
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