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Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Ranked #7 of 173 Hotels in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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58 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The BEST!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Spent a one night "staycation" and if surpassed our expectations. We love this hotel! Waiting for summer rates & their amazing deals! Spa is in my top 5 here in AZ! The prices are well worth it. Lounge is great, live music, apps are plentiful to choose from. Zucca chips are fabulous!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marci W
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Justin L, Manager at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you Marci! We love that you chose Royal Palms for your recent staycation with us and look forward to seeing you again very soon!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Just a very nice, quaint and charming property with beautiful grounds! We stayed one night and had the best spa services we have experienced in some time. If anyone has the chance they need to do the citrus ritual and add an additional massage at the end. Absolutely awesome treatment! As mentioned the rooms are very very nice and the staff was welcoming and their service was pretty much as great as great can get. I would totally recommend this property to all of my family and friends and even though we live in Phoenix we will be back.

Room Tip: Ask for a spa room
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brian P
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Justin L, Manager at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you Brian! We are thrilled to learn that you not only enjoyed your stay with us, but also chose Royal Palms as part of your anniversary celebration! We appreciate the time taken to leave us the great note.
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Toronto
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I totally agree with all the recent reviews of this old world, charming property. When you arrive, you are "home" and surrounded by calmness and light. Perfect for couples or just a few friends looking for the ultimate in pampering and attention. The staff is almost invisible, but always there to help and make your stay entirely what you want it to be. The rooms and amenities are luxurious and yet quaint. You can feel yourself let go of stress the second you step out of your cab or car. So many little "secret" gardens and nooks and crannies where you can read, or text privately. This hotel is on my top five list of chillax. I will be returning to this oasis many times and bringing my companions.

Room Tip: Go with your budget...there isn't an "economy" room in the entire complex, just bigger...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hypnotique
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Justin L, Manager at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
We are always happy to hear such things - and appreciate you taking a quick moment to share your thoughts with us. We look forward to welcoming you back at Royal Palms sometime again soon!
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Bradbury, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We got our room on Expedia and it was a discount and maybe that is why they stuck us way in the back with a terrible view out of the bedroom only of some bushes and a wall. It was like a dark hole with noisy people above us. There are beautiful rooms in this hotel, I could see them, the grounds are gorgeous. We just didn't get one of them. I called the front desk and asked to be moved and was told they had nothing any better. There was only one sink for both of us. a very uncomfortable couch and a little TV in sitting room, Also the pool is very small and was crowded and cold. I recommend that you eat at T Cooke's and take a walk around the property and enjoy the grounds but don't stay here unless you want to spend a lot of money,,Like $600 a nite

Room Tip: bring a lot of money
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laine B
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Glendale, Arizona
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566 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I live part time in Phoenix so I've never spent more than a weekend here, but I can vouch for the rooms, the spa, the restaurant and the grounds as being as nice as any intimate resort I've ever stayed at. The restaurant is open to the public so there is often a crowd for special occasions but even then it is worth any wait you might encounter. A little hard to find, it hides in plain sight on Camelback Road at the foot of it's namesake mountain. It's worth the trouble if gracious living is on your mind.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank denisx
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Justin L, Manager at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
We appreciate the kind note. We are happy you chose Royal Palms for your local romantic getaway and hope to see you again for your next staycation!
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Second time staying here. This small (119 room) resort nested against the Cambelback Mtn range is steeped in ambiance. Quiet romantic, accommodating and luxurious the staff couldn't be more responsive. The spa is exquisite and well attended with separate areas for hot tub steam and sunning in privacy. The food is acceptable but the wine list is lacking in variety or excitement. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is $50 which is 4x the store. A great place to get away for a few days. Golf is right down the road at the Phoenician if that's your thing.

Room Tip: If you want a tub make sure you ask for one. We had a handicapped room so no tub.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travlinflamingo
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Justin L, Manager at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you! We love that you chose Royal Palms for your special girls getaway and happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to see you and all of your friends again very soon!
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Gold River, California
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

I have traveled the world and this place is on top of my list. My daughter and I stayed here a couple of weeks and it was fabulous. The staff is incredible, the food at Cooks Restaurant is fabulous our suite was incredible. It was my daughters birthday and they surprised her with a wonderful treat of chocolate strawberries, champagne and a lovely desert with Happy Birthday written in Chocolate. I can't say enough about this Fabulous Resort!

Room Tip: Corner suite was large, sunny and had a beautiful vies of the mountains.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MarzieJoy
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Justin L, Manager at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review, we appreciate the very kind words!
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Additional Information about Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Property: Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Address: 5200 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018-3020
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix > Camelback East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Phoenix
#1 Spa Hotel in Phoenix
#2 Luxury Hotel in Phoenix
#3 Business Hotel in Phoenix
#3 Romantic Hotel in Phoenix
#8 Green Hotel in Phoenix
#12 Family Hotel in Phoenix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Palms Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Manor of Taste, Royal Palms provides an engaging and unforgettable journey for all senses. Built in 1929, this enchanting Spanish Mediterranean mansion offers 119 artfully appointed casitas, estate rooms and villas. On every stroll through winding cobblestone pathways guests will discover romantic nooks, crackling fireplaces and splashing courtyard fountains. Intimate and tranquil, Alvadora Spa indulges the senses with natural beauty and the finest spa amenities. T. Cook's crafted, thoughtful and bold approach to food, complemented with The Mix Up bar's inventive mixology, is yet another reason to make Royal Palms a must-see destination. ... more   less 
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