The Fairmont Scottsdale Hotel, previously known as The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, might just be one of the most famous hotels in the Phoenix area. The Fairmont Scottsdale has hosted guests such as Oprah Winfrey and has held events such as the Annual PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Hotel is an AAA Five Diamond hotel and is located on Princess Drive, hence the previous name The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The Fairmont Scottsdale Hotel was voted as having one of the best spas in North America, the Willow Stream Spa. In addition to their amazing spa they also have an 18 hole championship golf course that would make any golfer drool and two award winning restaurants. Even with all of the awards winning additions this hotel has, room rates still start at a reasonable $200.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Hotel boasts an amazing 649 rooms. All rooms come standard with a separate living area, wet bar, and luxury bathroom. Each room is decorated in a very modern and contemporary southern style. The rooms are a moderate size at slightly under 600 square feet for a basic guest room and up to nearly 4,000 square feet for a rental of their casita. Depending on your selection, the rooms can either have a view of the gardens, plaza, courtyard, golf course or pool. All rooms also come with a small patio and internet access.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Hotel also has four well known restaurants, two of them award winning. The La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval, Bourbon Steak, The Grill, and LV Bistro are located within the hotel. La Hacienda is probably the least known of the restaurants, as it is the newest of all of them. La Hacienda offer Mexican Cuisine, however the décor in the restaurant is very modern with some Spanish influence. A unique feature of La Hacienda is their tequila bar. The tequila bar offers an assortment of 110 different types of tequila. Prices at La Hacienda range from $10-$30. Bourbon Steak is, as you might assume, a steak house. They offer organic and hormone free cuts of beef, which is very rare to find in a restaurant. Bourbon Steak is only open for dinner and offers seating for a full 281 people. Prices at Bourbon Steak range from $14 to $150.
If the Willow Stream Spa and golf course are not enough to keep you occupied at The Fairmont Scottsdale Hotel, then the hotels vicinity to shopping or hiking will help. The Fairmont Scottsdale Hotel is located near downtown Scottsdale, which has the countless art galleries and designer shops. Within 30 minutes from The Fairmont Scottsdale Hotel is the Phoenix Botanical Garden, which has an assortment of over 20,000 desert plants.