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
We stayed at the Hermosa Inn for a couple of nights for our summer getaway, and had an amazing visit! The casita was comfortable and relaxing, and the pool was glorious. Bikes are free to borrow for a morning ride down the canal. The restaurant (LON’s) was some of the best food and cocktail we’ve ever had. But the best part was the staff- all extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend!!
We were not disappointed in visiting Conde Nast's 'Best Hotel in the Southwest & West' Hermosa Inn. One notices immediately the peacefulness of the expansive property, the separation of the casitas, the beautiful gardens and singing of the birds. One feels that they are on a large Hacienda of a different time. The rooms are true perfection in both decor and beauty. The oversized shower was a special surprise as well as the extremely comfortable bed. In today's world this hotel is both unique and a very good value for those wanting to rest body and soul.
Probably not a fair review since our group has been to the Hermosa several times over the past several years.
Nicest staff, beautiful grounds, comfortable rooms.
Lons' restaurant is wonderful with great service and an expansive wine list. Treat yourself to one of the dinners in their wine cellar.
We go during the summer when sane people avoid the Phoenix area. The Hermosa always has a summer special that keeps us coming back. The pool is wonderful with great poolside service. No reason to leave!
If you need to leave the grounds, there is shopping and numerous restaurants close.
Look forward to many future visits
Beautiful setting, excellent service! We decided to eat dinner in the Last Drop both nights we were there, and Hayden and Tyler made us feel very welcome, like old friends even though it was our first visit. They both went above and beyond and were excellent knowledgeable bar tenders. We will for sure be back!
Recently I took advantage of off season pricing and stayed at this Inn. I had longed to give it a try for years and it did not let me down. Great sanctuary, perfect location for where I was working, peaceful, very personal and professional service. The room was a haven, quiet, perfect bed. Restaurant food was wonderful. Will certainly stay again.