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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Traditional Southwestern casitas and gourmet eats at the foot of beautiful Camelback mountain

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Hermosa Inn
5532 N Palo Cristi Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 432 Reviews
Just lovely!
Reviewed 4 days ago

This hotel is really beautiful! The room is spacious with an upscale rustic look. Beautiful hardwood floors and a fireplace. The grounds are so lush with perfectly placed plants and trees.The restaurant is also a must with exceptional food and service in a lovely setting.The staff is very welcoming and accommodating.We will definitely return.

Spectacular Desert Gem
Reviewed 7 days ago

Beautiful property. Accommodations were Arizona romantic and cozy but up to date modern. Staff provided some of the best service I've encountered. Restaurant and food was exceptional and still affordable. Would make any traveler happy and also a fantastic staycation. Lovely spaces for weddings and events and numerous meeting rooms each with their own unique characteristics. Loved walking the property. Pool and spa area you don't want to leave. Quite, intimate, property with spectacular views and located in the heart of town close to everything.

Romantic Venue for Your Intimate Wedding! 5 Stars!
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was the planner for a small wedding here in November and it was beyond wonderful! The staff can not do enough for you and Liz Dodd's is accessible and on top of her game as Catering Manager. Liz gave us answers in a timely fashion and was available for anything we needed. This venue is a gem in the desert with amazing views, first class food and top notch service. "Events By Sloane" loved planning this wedding at this property and you will love it too. Quiet- Intimate- Perfect!

Hermosa Inn - wonderful stay!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Hermosa Inn three nights in November. My husband's conference at the Biltmore was a short bike ride away. The Biltmore was full so we chose the Hermosa Inn. We're so glad we did! We loved our room and service. It was quiet, clean and very pleasant. The landscaping and grounds are lovely and well groomed. The pool was nice. The staff was gracious and had good recommendations about dining and activities. We did enjoy three meals at on site Lon, two at the bar (one inside and one outside by the fire) and one in the dining area outside. Incredible food and service. Bicycles are available for guest use by the valet kiosk. We definitely plan to return in the future.

Tranquil Inn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I began our Arizona trip in this lovely Inn. It was a perfect first stop after a full day of travel. It was very peaceful. Once settled we took a bike ride along the canal which was relaxing. This was followed by a drink in the cozy bar and an an excellent meal in the first rate restaurant. The staff, especially the host in the restaurant, were gracious and accommodating. In fact, the host went out of his way to get us information on The Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, which he highly recommended we see. (We did go see it and appreciated the tip as it wasn’t on our list of things to see in Sedona.)