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
I've stayed at The Hermosa Inn since I discovered this boutique gem in 2010. I always stay here for pleasure travel. Beautiful grounds with spectacular flowers, an award winning restaurant (LON's), attentive staff, and highly attractive guest rooms. Nice and quiet too - no kiddies!
We adore the Hermosa Inn for its the welcoming staff, gorgeous grounds, comfortable rooms, terrific restaurant, prime location, excellent perks, free parking... We've judged it our #1 hotel in the area, maybe even in the entire US! See you next spring!!!
Beautiful, secluded grounds with amazing landscaping; charming southwest architecture and interior design, quiet, intimate, clean, and relaxing. Room very comfortable, bath a bit small in the older Rancho units. The on-property restaurant, Lon's, is one of the best restaurants in the city, and lovely to dine at twilight on the patio. The best filet mignon around. Hermosa is expensive but worth it, a very special place. Feels like a private enclave, not a resort or hotel.
There are so many great hotels in Scottsdale, we did not know which one to pick. This is a smaller boutique hotel that offers the finest quality. The landscaping is unreal and the food and service was perfection. The ambiance cannot be beat. You will not be disappointed!
Look on further if you love Arizona and enjoy a beautiful tranquil setting! The Hermosa Inn calls themself a “boutique hideaway“ and they truly are. Gracious staff, beautiful gardens, a lovely pool and charming casitas make this the perfect spot to relax. All this is complemented by superb dining facilities with a large outdoor patio.