The Scott Resort & Spa Claim

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White-washed facades, Spanish tile clay roofs, and lush green foliage make The Scott Resort & Spa seem more like a Mediterranean-style mirage in the desert than a cosmopolitan hotel. Luckily, this one won’t disappear when you arrive.

Turning off the buzzing streets of Scottsdale and pulling in under the grand Porte Cochere, you’re immediately greeted by a friendly bellman and a fresh glass of house-made Cuban mint lemonade. Once you’ve stepped inside the walls of The Scott, the only sounds you hear are birds chirping, waterfalls spilling into a connecting maze of pools, and the faint sound of music playing throughout the lush gardens.

Beyond the oasis-like grounds of the Scott, both the culinary and spa experiences are exemplary. Spend an afternoon enjoying a 60-minute deep tissue massage, followed by a long soak in a copper claw-foot tub. Then, head to the Scott Grill for an amazing, locally-inspired meal by beloved Chef Chris Bailey. Just a mile from Camelback Mountain, the resort is the ideal place to refresh and rewind after a morning out hiking, shopping in Old Town Scottsdale, or simply exploring the greater Phoenix area.