Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
What We Love
- The focus on fitness and wellbeing, with a plethora of outdoor activities and a Willow Stream wellness program
- Four bars and four restaurants, three helmed by star chefs Michael Mina and Richard Sandoval
- A multitude of pools offers everything from private cabanas to kids’ slides
- The proximity to world-class attractions like the Sonoran Desert and Grand Canyon
What To Know
- There’s a resort fee of $29 per night that covers a range of amenities, including parking and WiFi
- Family travel is a Fairmont priority, kids are welcome here
- Pets are allowed, with a fee
- Minimum spring break check-in age is 18
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set in tony Scottsdale, land of golf courses and seven-figure real estate, this 648-room luxury behemoth offers many draws, from five gorgeous swimming pools (including one on the spa’s rooftop) to world-class golf and award-winning dining from big name chefs. There’s something here for every traveler: execs will love the 150,000 square feet of upscale meeting spaces, while families will thrill at the plethora of activities aimed at junior jetsetters. Romance-seekers will also find plenty of tranquil corners, couple’s spa treatments, and romantic settings, with the comely backdrop of Arizona’s McDowell Mountains setting the scene.
In the Area
Experience Scottsdale area’s vibrant artistic community up close at Cosanti, the workshop and home of late architect and visionary Paolo Soleri. Take a self-guided art walk in downtown Scottsdale, or visit on Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m., when several of the city’s streets come alive with artist demonstrations, gallery show openings, live music, and samples from local restaurants. Finally, browse for high-end vintage fashion at legendary Fashion by Robert Black, where you’ll find immaculately preserved frocks from names like Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chanel.
How to Get There
Our first visit to AZ and to the resort was nothing short of perfect! The staff was top notch, catering above and beyond to our needs! The restaurants, especially La Hacienda were delicious. And we were so happy to realize that we could rent a car from the hotel Enterprise instead of making a trip back to the airport to rent a car for a day trip to Sedona. We will definitely be back again!
We were lucky enough to spend three nights here for work and thoroughly enjoyed outselves. The outdoor bar in the center of the property was a great spot for drinks and the mexican restaurant (La Hacienda) had the best mole and margaritas (pineapple/serano pepper) and bartender (Jose). Negatives were the slow and unattentive pool service and rooms that could use a refurb. However, if back in Scottsdale, we wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again. Loved the cacti!
This is a 5 star hotel - with great rooms, good gym and excellent restaurants.
The service is first class with staff very focused on looking after you. The one thing is to be prepared for the fact that it is enormous so getting around can be a bit daunting - but don't let that put you off it is really worth a stay.