Royal Palms Resort & Spa

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Royal Palms Resort & Spa

5200 E Camelback Rd,
Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Setting: Desert,

Classic Luxury

Activities & Dining:
Golfing, Tennis, Spa, Gym, Swimming

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Royal Palms Resort & Spa

The Royal Palms was restored in 1996 and since that time has enjoyed a new wave of accolades with the completion of its new Monte Vista Enclave.  Once called the modest Valencia Wing, this newly revamped "enclave" offers a variety of rooms and suites with superlative comfort and delightful southwestern flair. Returning guests quickly discover that this vibrant property remains a top pick in and around Phoenix.

Guests arrive through imposing gates and are greeted by a cadre of valets in front of the main building's large mahogany doors. Inside, a small, residential-style room with French windows and a fireplace houses the registration desk. Once guests are checked in, bellhops guide them through the mazelike property to their rooms.

Outside, traditional Moorish and Italianate tiles, 16th-century fountains, reflecting pools and outdoor fireplaces mark the elegant villa, and silhouettes of date palms and orange trees punctuate the horizon. Verdant landscaping fringes the paths, fountains, casitas and original mansion. (This is understandably a favored site for weddings.)

Public rooms show eclectic art and antiques, some dating from the 14th century. T. Cook's is locally renowned for its rustic Mediterranean cookery taken straight from Barcelona and Tuscany. Under the caring eye of a charming maitre d'hotel, it nestles beneath a peaked ceiling, and heavy drapery ensures intimacy. Alfresco dining is also available on the patio, and the Cabana Grill beside the pool provides guests with a casual setting throughout the day.

The spacious cocktail lounge features piano or guitar music several nights a week in season. Guests spill onto the charming patio (heated when necessary). The bar—the former Cigar Bar—may have outlawed smoking, but guests can still unwind here with a cocktail and admire the lovely leather floor, beside the fireplace.

Upholstered chaise longues, umbrellas and stately palms surround the large oval pool, which has Camelback Mountain for a backdrop and a corner bar for drinks.

A tennis court and a 24-hour fitness center with outdoor cardio equipment are also on hand, but meditative relaxation and spa treatments are the focus here rather than exercise. The spa features a watsu pool, six treatment rooms, a rock room with Vichy showers and a grotto waterfall shower.

A large library, an elegant boardroom and plenty of outdoor function space add options to the business center and meeting rooms, the largest of which seats 100. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available everywhere in the resort. Valet parking is complimentary, but guests can self-park as well.

When considering the complimentary parking and Internet access, guests must first discount the fact that the hotel charges a $22 resort fee, which includes the aforementioned features, as well as local phone calls, fruit bowls, turndown service, daily newspapers, shoeshine, access to the spa—sans services—and all gratuities.

Lodgings display an attractive amalgam of southwestern and Mediterranean influences. Many of the rooms boast antiques, artifacts, and fine tile and trompe l'oeil accents. The newest units in the Monte vista Enclave are a mix of standard and deluxe accommodations, and a dozen suites. Of the latter, the new Spa Suites are the ones to request; these boast big beautiful baths and deluxe amenities, such as Egyptian cotton bedding and exclusive Neroli toiletries.

All rooms have new plasma screen TVs, cordless phones and hair dryers. The 62 Casitas cluster around attractive courtyards and have canopied beds, fireplaces and French doors opening to walled patios with fine mountain views. Room service is round-the-clock. Pets are not permitted.

This hotel's consistently high service standards, regular maintenance and richly appointed eclectic accommodations make it one of the region's most delightful for romantics.

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  • Computer
  • Copier
  • Free local calls
  • High speed internet connection
  • Newspaper
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Business center
  • Computer rental
  • Flip charts
  • LCD/Projector
  • Meeting/board rooms
  • Overhead projector
  • Whiteboard
  • Incoming fax complimentary
  • Network/internet printing available
  • Outgoing fax complimentary
  • Wireless connectivity
  • On-site business center
  • On-site business center is staffed
  • Local calls
  • Long distance calls
  • Business services
  • Slide projector
  • Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Desk with electrical outlet
  • Exercise gym
  • Express check-out
  • Family plan
  • Game room
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Accessible facilities
  • Health club
  • Heated pool
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Massage services
  • On-Site parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Photocopy center
  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Public address system
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Security
  • Spa
  • Technical concierge
  • Valet cleaning
  • Dry cleaning
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Whirlpool
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Accessible parking
  • Public area air conditioned
  • Efolio available to company
  • Individual Efolio available
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Complimentary coffee in lobby
  • Front desk
  • Telephone jack adaptor available
  • Continental breakfast
  • Full american breakfast
  • Lounges/bars
  • Barber shop
  • Parking fee managed by hotel
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Lunch served in restaurant
  • Dinner served in restaurant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Children's play area
  • Early check-in
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • Train access
  • Baggage hold
  • Late check-out available
  • Turndown service
  • Lobby coffee service
  • Children welcome
  • Pets allowed
  • Catering services
  • Business center
  • Secured parking
  • Racquetball
  • Tennis court
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing board
  • Heated guest rooms
  • Interior corridors
  • Private bath or shower
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Meeting rooms

Virtuoso Rate Includes:

• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests (up to a $20 credit per person for two people), not valid for room service
• One $100 Resort Credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
• Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
• Complimentary Wi-Fi

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