The Sexiest Stay
What it is
An 197 room hideaway with a 24-hour al fresco pool, complete with 13 private cabanas stocked with robes and flat screen tv’s.
What it isn't
Southwest-overkill. You won’t find any rawhide in your clean-lined room.
What we think
Scottsdale is a veritable Vacationland—where golf courses and spas seemingly outnumber Starbucks. But that doesn’t mean you want to sleep in suburban territory. Enter the W Scottsdale, where the on-site sushi restaurant has perfected Omakase (a Japanese tasting menu); DJ’s spin into the wee hours at Shade Lounge, where fires flicker; and you can chillax with VIP bottle service as live musicians play in the Living Room Lounge & Bar. If it doesn’t feel like your granddad’s Scottsdale, that’s because it isn’t.
You're here because
You require three things on vacation, and they’re surprisingly hard to find these days: a fluffy robe, 24-hour room service, and a mini bar. Check, check and check.
Happy hours can be decidedly sad—but not at Sushi Roku, where everything from ahi tostadas and wagyu beef skewers to sea bream carpaccio with black pepper ponzu is included on the marked down menu. One sip of your prickly pear margarita and you start looking at Scottsdale real estate. You could live here.
Fronting the glimmering Arizona Canal in Old Town Scottsdale, just two miles from 2,707-feet-high Camelback Mountain and one mile from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.