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“A hidden gem”
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Hermosa Inn
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Paradise Valley
Certificate of Excellence
Miami, FL
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“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2010

Fresh, updated and lovely hidden gem of a boutique inn. No neon signs, golf courses, or splash pools here. The Hermosa Inn would not be considered a "hot spot" in Paradise Valley/Phoenix, but if you are looking for a private, unpretentious place to stay for a night or a week, this would be it. Dining at Lons (their restaurant) does seem to be a "hot spot" so make certain to make reservations.

Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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TheHermosaInn, Director of Guest Experience at Hermosa Inn, responded to this review, May 18, 2010
Thank you, Sam87miamiFL, for your comments,

For some resorts, their goal is to be the "hot spot", ours, on the other hand, is to be everyone's favorite hideaway. We wish to meet the expectations of each guest with simple, classical hospitality. Should you wish for a splash pool or golf course, however, we would be happy to recommend a few of our favorites as well!

Thank you again, we look forward to your next visit!
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Braintree, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2010

This is our 3rd visit to Paradise Valley/The Hermosa Inn but first since the renovations of the rooms. The room was fabulous - the bed was to die for! Loved how the bathrooms and enjoyed the fireplace as always. The property was as beautiful as I remembered it from our last visit - the flowers amazing. Was disappointed that they no longer offer breakfast as part of your room rate. Enjoyed the pool as always and love the location out of the main stream of Phoenix. It definitely goes on our list of one of the most favorite places we've stayed. Service was fantastic. Didn't have dinner this time at Lon's but I am sure it is just as wonderful as I remembered from our last visit.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2010

Loved it so beautiful and relaxing!! My husband and I were so happy and loved our room! Very peaceful and clean. Chris who took our reservation was a bit snobby and we had to beg to sit out on the patio for breakfast. It had rained the night before so the had to dry off the table. But what a sunny morning we didn't want to miss it! Otherwise the rst of the staff was amazing and so helpful!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2010

The Hermosa Inn far exceeded our expectations both in the facility and service. The casita had a fireplace in the room and doors opened to a private patio. The grounds were meticulous with flowers and desert plants everywhere. Lon's (the restaurant and bar) has some of the best meals we've ever eaten. And the friendly and efficient service made our stay memorable.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2010

I decided to surprise my girlfriend with a relaxing staycation getaway. It did not feel like we were in Arizona. This was for our 3 year anniversary, and when I first saw the room I thought it was absolutely perfect. You walk into the room and to the right there is a beautiful fire, and when you look up there is a HUGE skylight, that can also be closed if you want to sleep in in the morning. The bathroom was my favorite part of the room. All white tile, and a large tub that was big enough for me and my girlfriend to fit into.....Not the mention that the staff was superb. They left us to ourselves, but I had this feeling that if we needed anything it would be taken care of no problem. Keep in mind that this is in Paradise Valley, so you get what you pay for. This is definately worth the money!!! If you live in Phoenix, or are from out of town, I would recommend the Hermosa Inn and also there restaurant Lon's at Hermosa. Has a lot of history, and if you are local check out there dinner with the chef on Tuesday nights!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Tempe, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2009

We arrived to find out that the property was under massive construction on one side, and guess which side our room was on? There was no indication at all on their website regarding renovations. Our room had a patio with a charming view of a construction fence. I was woken up by construction the next morning, after having gone to bed early since I couldn't get any work done on the wireless internet that was "down."
The restaurant is pretty good but overpriced.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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NewYork
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2009

Stayed @ the Hermosa for Husband's 50th. Although reservations made in advance, & several rooms appeared empty , we were given a room right by the parking lot. We ate dinner @ Lon's Restaurant on premises. The pork was undercooked, which the waitress shined her flashlight on & indicated that it was pink due to being smoked, which I would have believed except for the fact that 3 of the tenderloin slices were white, & the other 2 were pink. She offered to take it back to the kitchen, upon which I was trying to give the 2 underdone pieces to her, but she snatched the entire plate. Upon returning, the pork was overdone, appeared the cook fried each individual piece to a tough shoe leather consistency, not at all indicative of fine dining. Additionally, my husband was halfway through his meal before this travesty appeared from the kitchen, so much for Romance. I'm not sure if it was incompetence, or the cook was retaliating. Rest of food heavily laden with butter & fat. The sorbet for dessert was quite good, as was the salad so I would give them another chance to redeem themselves, however, my husband does not want to ever return.
Following this, we were planning to go take a dip in the heated hot tub / pool. We were told the pool/ hot tub were open 24 hours. However, they were freezing. Apparently they were trying to save $ by not heating them, and ther were bugs floating in pool that looked like it had not been skimmed for several days or longer. The next day when I mentioned this to the manager, he indicated that this was between there busy season & offered me complimentary breakfast which I reflected was already included in our room. So much for trying to satisfy your clientele. Additionally, we were eatting breakfast on the patio, when the maintenance was busy moving furniture & making noise w/ garden equipment. Couldn't that wait until late morning before lunch?
Anyway, do yourselves a favor, fly into Flagstaff insyead of Phoenix & stay @ LA POSADA in WINSLOW, AZ. The rooms are twice as large with couch & chairs, Jacuzzi tubs, Museum interior & HALF THE PRICE!!!! FABULOUS restaurant THE TURQUOISE ROOM,where the chef has a cookbook of his own, and the southwest cuisine is so good people take the train from Albequerque just to eat there!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hermosa Inn
Address: 5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-7599
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:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paradise Valley
#4 Family Hotel in Paradise Valley
#4 Business Hotel in Paradise Valley
#4 Spa Hotel in Paradise Valley
#4 Luxury Hotel in Paradise Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hermosa Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ranked among the top hotels in the Southwest, the AAA Four Diamond Hermosa Inn is a jewel of a hideaway surrounded by an exclusive neighborhood in Paradise Valley, and minutes from Scottsdale and its many attractions. Handcrafted in the 1930s by cowboy artist Lon Megargee as his residence and art studio, the Inn's adobe architecture has kept its "authentic Arizona" character and charm. The 43 newly renovated guest casitas are nestled in a garden setting with breathtaking vistas of the lush desert and Camelback Mountain. Accommodations reflect the southwestern design of the original Casa Hermosa (beautiful house) and most include deep soaking tubs, beehive fireplaces and private patios. The culinary centerpiece is LON's at the Hermosa, a AAA Four Diamond restaurant with a Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator serving globally inspired Arizona fare. The restaurant is complemented by a subterranean wine cellar, a celebrated outdoor dining patio, and its bar and casual dining counterpart LON's Last Drop, named after one of Megargee's iconic paintings, many of which are displayed throughout the resort. ... more   less 
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