The Best Hotels to Book Near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona

Enjoy mountain views from the pool at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Phoenix
Enjoy mountain views from the pool at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Phoenix | Courtesy of Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia / Booking.com
Nick Dauk

The Valley of the Sun is no breeze-through city. With year-round sunshine and an amazing climate, Phoenix deserves days upon days of exploration. From the oh-so-relaxing spas to the great golf courses and picturesque hiking trails, there’s plenty to keep you busy here. See as much of Phoenix as you can by making one of these hotels within a 20-minute drive of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport your base – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport

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Crowne Plaza Phoenix - Phx Airport, an IHG Hotel
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No need for a rental car when you stay at Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport. A free shuttle will bring you from the airport to the hotel, and the Valley Metro Light Rail right outside your suite will take you throughout downtown. Why not sleep in and have a few margaritas by the pool before bouncing around the museums, rooftop lounges and restaurants downtown? There’s no rush at Crowne Plaza – the staff will get you to your gate in no time.

2. Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at the Buttes

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Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes
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Heading into Phoenix to catch an Angels spring training game? Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at the Buttes is adjacent to Tempe Diablo Stadium. Grab a box of Cracker Jack from the Market Cafe, or settle in for a few beers at the Top of the Rock Restaurant before the players take the field. If you’ve got kids staying in your double room, give them a night of fun with a stop at the World of Illumination theme park next to the stadium.

3. Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Airport

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Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Airport
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No need to share a dorm at Arizona State University; you can tour the ASU campus and still make an early flight when you stay at Courtyard by Marriott. Spend a few lazy hours in the pool, before you knock back a Starbucks from the lobby and step onto the free airport shuttle. You can even get a quick gym session in at the 24-hour fitness center so your long-haul flight home doesn’t interrupt your weekly workout routine.

5. Royal Palms Resort and Spa

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Outdoor courtyard at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, with dining tables, many cushioned seats, central fountain and decorative plants
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Looking for a long weekend of relaxation? Royal Palms Resort and Spa caters to your needs. Some rooms feature rainfall showers and deep soaking tubs that’ll turn you into a pleasant prune, while the villas have crackling fireplaces to warm you up in the evening after cooling down on the outdoor patio. The Alvadora Spa doubles down on comfort by pampering you with reflexology sessions, citrus grove facials and orange-blossom body bluff treatments.

6. The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale

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Outdoor seating area at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale
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Most people would find it difficult to resist the three-level pool complex and tantalizing spa at the Phoenician – but you’re not most people, you’re a golfer. The par-71 Phoenician links challenge you to lower your handicap and take on the Sonoran Desert. The 19th Hole will have a cold Arnold Palmer waiting to rehydrate you – or a John Daly if you’ve come in under par. With a pro shop and PGA professional instructor on site, you’ll be ready to take on TPC Scottsdale in the morning.

7. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

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Stunning infinity pool with palm trees and a desert rock backdrop at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Phoenix
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You won’t believe that the Sanctuary’s 53 acres (21ha) of natural bliss are only 20 minutes from the airport. Your private Paradise Valley villa will dazzle you with Camelback Mountain views and personalized amenities like a private pool. The Villa Luna is especially captivating with its panoramic mountain views, oversized soaking tub and a deck that’s ideal for enjoying meals cooked up in your gourmet kitchen. One night at Sanctuary, and you’ll redefine what first-class traveling really is.

8. Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

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Living room at Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia
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Did you feel the desert heat the moment you stepped off of the plane? Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is ready to cool you down. Three pools, one of which is on the roof, will leave you as refreshed as one of the Joya Spa body treatments. As the sun sets, you can catch the evening breeze on the chaise of your private patio before heading in for a luxurious soak in the sunken tub.

Check out some other great hotels based in the city of Phoenix, bookable now with Culture Trip. There are plenty of fun and unusual things to do, or simply rent a bike for the day, before checking out the best restaurants on offer.

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