5200 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ, United States
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NileGuide Expert tip:
This is a favorite hotel destination for couples looking to splurge on the ultimate romantic getaway in Phoenix.
This Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial-inspired resort was originally a mansion commissioned by New York financier Delos Cooke in the late1920s. In its 1950s-era heyday, the mansion and surrounding casitas were known as the Royal Palms Inn, attracting thousands of sun worshipers from around the country looking to relax at the base of scenic Camelback Mountain
. After falling somewhat into disrepair, the casitas and villas were eventually restored to their original stately splendor, and local landscape designers gave a face-lift to the property's lush, inviting palm groves, orange groves, flower gardens, and fountains. This is a stunning older property, with one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Phoenix, T. Cook's
, located on site. Not surprisingly, rates are high at this exclusive resort.