9 of the Best Scottsdale Resorts for Your Babymoon

credit: Catherine Parker

It’s the perfect time to get away for a few days and relax. From lounging by the resort-style pool to a leisurely brunch al fresco to spa treatments, a babymoon is your last chance to indulge in some couple time before your baby arrives. Scottsdale is the perfect place for a babymoon. It offers several resort options, from iconic properties to boutique resorts and those with rooftop pools. Best of all, most offer attached spas to add to the pampering. And don’t forget about the new dad; he can get in a round of golf or arrange a guided hike or mountain bike ride into the mountains.  Here are the Best Scottsdale Resorts for Your Babymoon.

 Best Scottsdale Resorts for Your Babymoon

  • Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Bungalows
  • JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
  • The Phoenician
  • The Hermosa Inn
  • Hotel Valley Ho
  • Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
  • Caesars Republic Scottsdale
  • The Scottsdale Resort & Spa
  • The Scott Resort & Spa

Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Bungalows

This secluded Paradise Valley resort offers a relaxing space for a desert getaway. Tucked away yet conveniently located on Scottsdale Road, the Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Bungalows is perfect for those yearning for a well-appointed resort with modern design cues and artful touches.

Guests arrive at the Guest House for check-in and welcome drinks. The resort’s restaurant, Weft & Warp Art + Kitchen, overlooks the main pool and offers indoor dining, patio seating and take-away options.

The main pool is central to the resort’s 23 acres of landscaped gardens. During the day, it offers a lively scene for sunning and relaxing, with cabanas and food and beverage service from the Turquoise Pool Bar and Grille.

Each of the 185 suites and bungalows draws its design inspiration from legendary artists and architects of the Desert Southwest during the 1950s. The Saarinen Studio King Suite offers 850 square feet of private indoor and outdoor space, including a 150-square-foot private outdoor patio.

My Room at the Andaz Scottsdale

This suite features understated modern furnishings with a pop of wow, like the eggplant-colored Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen. Guests get a sophisticated retreat with a king bed dressed in white linens, a settee with textured accent pillows and a tufted leather dressing bench. The room’s ambiance is calming and features a wood-beamed ceiling accented with a slate-colored hue.

The Saarinen Studio King Suite features a stocked in-room beverage bar with premium drinks, such as canned cocktails and premium liquors. Guests also find a Keurig coffeemaker for the mornings.

The bathing suite offers designer touches like an upholstered seat for the vanity area and a room-length backlit mirror. The lighting is ample, and the bathroom’s skylight floods the space with light.

The expansive shower is built for two and has separate showerheads and controls. It is a focal point of the bathing suite, with white subway tile and Carrara marble hex tile on the floor.

Outside, guests will find an enclosed, furnished patio, perfect for private sunbathing. In front, the suite features an entrance courtyard with furnishings.

Throughout the Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Bungalows, guests will meander through landscaped gardens. The property includes pocket gardens between buildings with lawn furniture or hammocks.

The Palo Verde Spa is located on-site in an enclosed garden with an adults-only pool, a fire pit, and separate cabanas.

It is located at 6114 N Scottsdale Road.

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JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa

This historic 1936 resort is a Flagship Marriott property and exudes a sense of place. Located on 125 acres in Paradise Valley, the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa takes its design cues from the Southwest and the Sonoran Desert; guests will enjoy traditional adobe architecture.

With a $12.5 million dollar renovation complete, the 453 casita-style rooms offer a new look. Each room or suite features a color palette of bronze, stone, weathered woods and quartz. Guests will enjoy modern furnishings and a patio or balcony to savor the surrounding desert scenery.

For mothers looking for a wellness break, the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa features a 32,000-square-foot facility with its own pool, saunas, steam baths and whirlpools.

The pool at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn and Resort is heated. For all-day lounging, the Hoppin’ Jack’s is a newly renovated poolside eatery. The pool features firepits and cabanas.

Golfers can enjoy a 36-hole golf resort at Camelback Golf Club.

The JW Marriott Camelback Inn and Resort offers seven restaurants on the property, so guests can enjoy fabulous food without leaving the resort. The Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar is a favorite with locals and features seafood options and Prime and Wagyu cuts.

It is located at 5402 W. Lincoln Sr.

The Phoenician Pool area in Scottsdale Best Scottsdale Resorts for a Babymoon
The Phoenician Pool area in Scottsdale. credit: Catherine Parker

The Phoenician

As the only AAA five-diamond resort in Scottsdale, si be prepared to luxuriate for your babymoon. With a backdrop of Camelback Mountain, this stunning property originally opened in 1988 but underwent extensive renovation.

The property features a multi-tier pool. The lower tier includes a Mother of Pearl tile detail. The three other pools await, with quiet areas with loungers and cabanas available. If your babymoon includes your soon-to-be big sister or big brother, then head to the Kids Zone, which has an imaginative treehouse and slide.

Set in the Sonoran desert, the Phoenician houses a cactus garden with over 250 varieties tended by a resident horticulturist. It is the closest resort to the Camelback Mountains.

The Phoenician Spa is another must-visit for a getaway. It offers a massage for expectant mothers. Be sure to relax at the rooftop pool after your treatment. There is also a Drybar.

The Phoenician 18-hole golf course is located on the property. The 4,600-square-foot two-story Athletic Club is more than a fitness center. Guests will find a game room with a pool. There are seven outdoor tennis courts and four pickleball courts outside.

Guests can eat inside or out at one of eight restaurants on-site, including the J & G Steakhouse that overlooks the resort. Other options include Mowry & Cotton.

It is located at 6000 East Camelback Road.

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The Hermosa Inn

The Hermosa Inn tops lists from Condé Nast Traveler’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Award and the 2023 Travel & Leisure 500 List. Southwest artist Lon Megargee crafted the resort in the 1930s as a personal enclave.

The Hermosa Inn still includes design elements that embody the spirit of the Southwest, like hand-crafted adobe architecture, bespoke mesquite furnishings and beehive fireplaces. Megargee’s artwork still graces the walls.

Guests enjoy AAA four-diamond service in each of The Hermosa Inn’s 43 hacienda-style rooms. Most rooms include fireplaces and private landscaped patios. Some casitas share a semi-private whirlpool. Others feature pedestal tubs in their bathing suite.

For al fresco dining, LON’s at the Hermosa is one of the most popular restaurants in Scottdale. It offers five outdoor fireplaces and a water feature. Its menu focuses on traditional roasting methods, smoking and wood-fired entrees that fuse Arizona favorites with global flavors.

It is located at 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd.

Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale
The Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale features many original features. credit: Catherine Parker

Hotel Valley Ho

This 1956 mid-century gem offers a fun atmosphere that attracted Hollywood legends from the 1950s and 1960s to Old Town Scottsdale. This property keeps its modern lines and original details while providing guests with up-to-date amenities.

The Hotel Valley Ho features 241 rooms, including multi-level suites. Some of its rooms overlook the Ohasis Pool, which has cabanas, a bar and a kitchen. It is the center of the activity and one of two pools. On Saturdays, a live DJ keeps the vibe lively.

Couples can enjoy a treatment at the VH Space for Vitality and Health. This property also features the Zuzu, a restaurant serving American cuisine with its Zuzu Lounge. The Hotel Valley Ho even offers a Babymoon Package with a special massage, toiletries and a cactus rattle.

It is located at 6850 E. Main St.

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Set against the northern portion of McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is the site of the former Crescent Moon Ranch. The resort blends with its desert surroundings and offers many outdoor spaces for relaxing. 

The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North draws on the desert for its design cues with a contemporary Southwestern feel. It offers 188 guest rooms, including 22 suites, across 25 separate casita buildings of two and three stories. 

Its interiors are calming, with white adobe walls with modern furnishings that pull from a rich palette of mineral shades. The space infuses Southwestern design elements like kiva fireplaces and viga ceiling beams. 

With four on-site restaurants, guests don’t have to leave the property. Its signature Talavera recalls the culinary heritage of Spain with Paella de Mariscos and Secreto Iberico de Bellota. It features indoor and outdoor seating. For true al fresco dining, visit the Saguaro Blossom.

The outdoor recreation is anchored by a 6,000-square-foot resort-style outdoor pool that is heated for comfort. Golf is located off-site with a complimentary shuttle service. 

The 12,000-square-foot fitness center overlooks Pinnacle Peak and the surrounding valley. It offers outdoor yoga and guided hikes. Hikers will find a trail to Pinnacle Peak Park. The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North offers two tennis courts and four pickleball courts. 

It is located at 10600 W. Crescent Moon Dr. 

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rooftop pool at Caesars Scottsdale Best Scottsdale Resorts for a Babymoon
The rooftop pool at Caesars Scottsdale. credit: Catherine Parker

Caesars Republic Scottdale

The Caesars Entertainment brand is well-known in lodging and gaming throughout the West. However, the Caesars Republic Scottdale property is a new lifestyle hotel without a gaming area. 

For moms who love to shop, this newly opened property is located next to Scottsdale Fashion Square, a luxury retail destination. This 11-story hotel is sleek, with modern lines and furnishings. It offers 265 guestrooms and 28 luxury suites. 

For resort dining, the Caesars Republic Scottdale features two restaurants from celebrity chef, Giada De Laurentiis. Luna by Giada features Italian with bright California notes. 

For lounging, the seventh-floor rooftop pool, Seven, offers loungers with umbrellas, cabanas and a full bar. Its larger pool, the Cleopatra Pool and Bar, is located on the ground level and is shaded by palm trees. 

It is located at 747 N. Goldwater Blvd. 

The Scottsdale Resort and Spa

In the McCormick Ranch community, The Scottsdale Resort and Spa opened in 1976. It is a AAA four-diamond resort, and it is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection.

The  278-room resort is on 17 acres and includes 12 two-story villas with private pools. The rooms offer modern furnishings with a Southwestern palette and rich textures.

On-property dining includes its signature La Fogata, which focuses on Sonoran desert cuisine, and The Madam, a speakeasy. Barnaby’s Cafe and Wine Bar is open from morning until night. If you’d like to lounge by the pool, the Twisted Wine Pool Bar and Grill offers a snack menu and cocktails.

Luna Spa offers services like facials and massages. Other options include body scrubs and couples services.

It is located at 7700 E. McCormick Parkway.

The Scott Resort and Spa

Located in the heart of Scottsdale, The Scott Resort and Spa is the destination for couples that want both escape to a resort and enjoy all the fun in the area. This resort harkens an Old Havana feel with tropical surroundings in the middle of the desert.

The Scott Resort and Spa features lush landscaping with two sprawling outdoor pools. The Canal Club Poolside is the place for cocktails, and there are private cabanas too. It even serves breakfast poolside.

The 3,500-square-foot La Vidorra’s Spa offers six private sun-washed treatment rooms. It offers two different prenatal massages and a couple’s massage, as well as several types of facials.

It is located at 4925 N. Scottdale Dr.

Catherine Parker has a passion for travel and seen all 50 U.S. States. As a former flight attendant with one of the largest airlines, there isn't a North American airport that she hasn't landed in at least once. Since clipping her professional wings after 9/11, she combines her love of the open road with visiting architectural and cultural icons. She is based out of Central Texas dividing her time between writing and restoring a pair of 100-year-old houses. She shares her life with her three kids and her husband.

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