What We Love
- The casitas have modern amenities but maintain a historic feel
- Six secluded acres and mountain views
- On-site restaurant Lon’s at the Hermosa located in painter Lon Megargee’s former house and studio
- Many menu ingredients are grown in the property’s gardens
What To Know
- Better for couples
- No on-site golf course; the concierge can arrange a tee time at a variety of local courses
- Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is a 15-minute drive
- Pets are welcome; fees apply
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With only 34 hacienda-style rooms and casitas stretching across six sun-splashed acres, Hermosa Inn is the ultimate romantic desert escape. Tucked into the affluent town of Paradise Valley, the property looks out at Camelback Mountain — a view that instantly puts one in a dramatic state of mind.
Bed & Bath
In addition to plenty of acreage to stretch your legs, the inn sports terra-cotta tile roofs, massive wooden doors and soft, glowing lights that reach up underneath the desert foliage. Each of the rooms is uniquely decorated, but all are variations on a cozy Southwestern theme. A recent remodel equipped most rooms with Waterworks fixtures, freestanding antique pedestal tubs, luxuriously soft bedding and free WiFi.
The on-site restaurant, Lon’s at the Hermosa, is named after artist Lon Megargee, whose paintings captured the Southwest during its cowboy heyday. Lon was a renaissance man (cowboy, bronco buster, stud poker dealer), but the title “commercial artist” stuck the best; his claim-to-fame is the horse and cowboy that still appear inside Stetson Hats. The restaurant, located in Lon’s former ranch house and studio, is Arizona’s only remaining authentic hacienda, full of warm earth tones. Grab one of the tables near a fireplace in the dining room or eat on the patio in the cool evening air, surrounded by desert palms, and listen for the occasional coyote howl in the distance.
How to Get There
Stayed at Hermosa Inn for 2 nights after a busy week in Tucson and Tombstone. We remained on property for entire stay...we were able to check in early at arrival and check out at 12pm on departure, which really amounted to 3 day stay. Our room was beautiful and comfortable, near pool and restaurant but quiet. The gardens are beautiful. Had breakfast and dinner on property. Spent most of our time at the pool and the poolside service was excellent. Our bartenders in the bar were personable and friendly. Would recommend Hermosa Inn.
Very nice resort with a very helpful, friendly staff. Room was very spacious. The pool area was also very nice and the staff very attentive.Good location and not too far from Old Town with lots of bars, restaurants, and shopping.
We loved our stay at the Hermosa Inn. The site was so well taken care of, the rooms nicely spaced out and the style was unique - definitely not a regular hotel setting. Lots of Arizona charm - we want to go back and stay longer!