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18 Best Luxury Resort Spas in Scottsdale, AZ

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The Phoenix area is renowned for its magnificent spas. Whether you’re dreaming of a spa vacation in Arizona, or you want to book a day spa experience, grab a fluffy robe and prepare for some pampering as we count down the 18 best luxury resort spas in Scottsdale!

Moorish design at Joya Spa in Scottsdale, AZ
Moorish design at Joya Spa (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

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How This List of Scottsdale’s Best Spas Was Curated

As a local resident and spa connoisseur, I felt it was my duty to visit every one of these Scottsdale spas and share the most unique treatments and outstanding resort features with you. I have been scrubbed, massaged, oiled, cleansed, exfoliated, and polished. I toured hammams, salt rooms, spa cafés, and relaxation rooms. I floated in swimming pools, sipped signature smoothies, and attended a guided meditation. This detailed and curated collection of hotel spas is the result of my “hard work.” Enjoy!

One of the best spas in Scottsdale, Joya Spa at the Omni Montelucia
Indoor hot tub at Joya Spa at the Omni Montelucia (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

1. Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia

Topping this list of the best spa resorts in Scottsdale is Joya Spa. Inspired by Southern Spain’s Moorish architecture and warm hospitality, you’ll feel like you’ve escaped to Andalusia at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.

Before entering the spa, you’ll stroll along the Alhambra Walkway, modeled after the Generalife Gardens at the Alhambra in Grenada, Spain. Once inside, choose among five types of Healing Stones and set your intention for your day. (I chose Aventurine for Prosperity, Career, Steadiness, and Protection.)

Joya Spa's Whisper Zone
Joya Spa’s Whisper Zone (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Plan to spend your whole day at the 31,000-square-foot Joya Spa. You will want to soak in the indoor hot tubs, relax in the saunas and steam rooms, and cool off with a cold déluge shower.

A sumptuous Whisper Zone room replete with cushy beds and gauzy nets provides a place to unwind. Be sure to pick up a few slices of delightfully sweet organic mango slices to munch. If you’re feeling active, make use of the onsite fitness center, too.

View of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix from the Joya Terrace Pool
View of Camelback Mountain from the Joya Terrace Pool (Photo credit: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia)

Joya Terrace Pool

Leave plenty of time to spend at the Joya Terrace Pool, reserved solely for spa guests. Incredible views of the famous animal-shaped Camelback Mountain are not to be missed.

Enjoy a poolside menu of tacos, sandwiches, and salads. You can also purchase a cocktail or mocktail. Might I suggest the Pretty in Pink Mocktail made with fresh grapefruit, guava, and soda water?

Why Choose Joya Spa

  • This is the best luxury spa in Scottsdale in my opinion with incredible theming, service, and views of Camelback Mountain from the rooftop spa pool.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 20.
  • Salon: Yes.
  • Spa pool: Joya Terrace Pool for spa guests only.
  • Sauna: Yes.
  • Steam room: Yes.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes.
  • Recommended treatment: CBD Bliss Massage with Hot Stone Upgrade (50 or 80 minutes).
  • Reserve: Joya Spa or read Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia reviews.
Women's water garden hot tub with fountains at Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
Women’s water garden hot tub with fountains at Spa Avania (Photo credit: Hyatt Regency)

2. Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale and Spa at Gainey Ranch

Make sure to pack your bathing suit because the water elements at Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa will make you flip. Gender-specific water gardens feature a whirlpool spa with flowing fountains and a cold plunge pool.

French Celtic Mineral Pool

The real star is Spa Avania’s palm-surrounded, 24,000-gallon French Celtic Mineral Pool. It is infused with a balance of minerals like magnesium, sodium, and potassium to leave your skin refreshed, whereas regular chlorine pools dry out the skin. The Lotus Pond at one end of the pool adds to its beauty.

The poolside food menu features healthy options like a Go Green Salad as well as more indulgent dishes like a Strauss Burger with white cheddar. In addition to adult beverages, you can order healthy shots of cold-pressed juices.

Mineral Pool at Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch
French Celtic Mineral Pool and Lotus Pond at Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Himalayan Salt Room

Spa Avania is also home to the Himalayan Salt Room, the only salt room in the Valley of the Sun. The walls are coated with pretty salt crystals and medical-grade salts are diffused into the room. An individual or duo “halotherapy” session consists of inhaling micronized salt air particles and allowing the salt to powder your bare skin.

This treatment results in anti-inflammation for clearer skin, better breathing, and overall wellness. Esthetician Regina Salas, swears by the efficacy of this unique experience and says it helps relieve her lupus symptoms as well as heat rashes experienced by visiting vacationers at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch.

Himalayan Salt Room at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale's Spa Avania
Himalayan Salt Room at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale’s Spa Avania (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose Spa Avania

  • It is the only spa with a salt room in Arizona and offers the French Celtic Mineral Pool, arguably the best spa pool in Scottsdale.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 19.
  • Salon: Yes.
  • Spa pool: French Celtic Mineral Pool for spa guests only.
  • Sauna: Yes.
  • Steam room: Yes.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes.
  • Recommended treatment: Himalayan Salt Room session (30 minutes) and Bespoke Facial (60 minutes).
  • Reserve: Spa Avania or read Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch reviews.
Sculpture of the resort's symbol, a phoenix bird hanging from The Phoenician Spa's lobby
Sculpture of the resort’s symbol, a phoenix bird hanging from The Phoenician Spa’s lobby (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

3. The Phoenician Spa at The Phoenician

With gold and white décor throughout, The Phoenician Spa oozes elegance. The cushy co-ed Relaxation Room offers fruit-infused water, a selection of teas, trail mix, and chocolate-covered fruits. To truly unwind before or after your treatment, though, sink into a soft chaise in the Quiet Relaxation Room.

Indoor hot tub with Scottsdale mountain views at The Phoenician Spa
Indoor hot tub with mountain views at The Phoenician Spa (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Don’t skip the “personal spa ritual” at this spa with an indoor sauna, steam room, hot tub with a mountain view, and cool shower.

My Sonoran Wellness Scrub, Massage, and Wrap was the ultimate in relaxation from head to toe. Massage Therapist Kristy Medina describes this service as the choice when you want to, “go big or go home.”

In addition to six pedicure chairs and four manicure stations, The Phoenician is home to a Drybar for blowout and updo hair styling.

Top off your luxurious Phoenician Spa experience with a dip in their aptly named Rooftop Pool. Order Mediterranean cuisine to your lounge chair. A popular poolside drink among guests is the Lavender-Chambord Lemonade but I couldn’t resist the Fruit-Infused Frosé.

The Rooftop Pool at The Phoenician Spa, one of the best spas in Scottsdale
The Rooftop Pool at The Phoenician Spa (Photo credit: The Phoenician)

Why Choose The Phoenician Spa

  • This is the most luxurious spa in Scottsdale with beautiful décor, plenty of spa amenities, and the lovely Rooftop Pool.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 24.
  • Salon: Yes.
  • Spa pool: The Rooftop Pool for spa guests only.
  • Sauna: Yes.
  • Steam room: Yes.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes.
  • Recommended treatment: Sonoran Wellness Scrub, Massage, and Wrap (110 minutes).
  • Reserve: The Phoenician Spa or read The Phoenician Resort reviews.
Soothing desert aesthetic at The Spa at CIVANA Wellness Resort, a top spa near Scottsdale
The soothing desert aesthetic at The Spa at CIVANA Wellness Resort (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

4. CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa

Located just outside Scottsdale in Carefree, CIVANA is a true destination spa and wellness resort. Book a stay here for personal growth and yoga classes, guided meditations, outdoor adventures, and unique spa services.

CIVANA is one of two Valley of the Sun spas that offer Watsu, a massage that takes place in a pool of water. Energy and Eastern Therapy options include Reiki, Thai Massage, and Craniosacral therapy. Meanwhile, my Revive to Thrive treatment was a blend of Ayurvedic massage and dry-glove exfoliation that left me as calm as a cloudless desert sky. Enhance your treatment with Tuning Fork acoustic therapy or Sound Bowl Healing.

Aquatherapy Circuit at CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa
Aquatherapy Circuit at CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Another stand-out feature at CIVANA is the dreamy indoor Aquatherapy Circuit. This indoor space offers hot and cold plunge pools, a whirlpool hot tub, a sauna, and a cold déluge shower.

CIVANA’s Spa Pool provides pretty views of the Black Mountains. Food is served to your lounger like tacos, sandwiches, and their popular Desert Guacamole with corn chips and crudité. Wash it all down with a Prickly Pear Sangria or healthy Green Goddess Smoothie.

For overnight guests, CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa provides 70+ complimentary fitness, personal growth, and spiritual classes each week. Examples include Introduction to Feng Shui, Gratitude Meditation, Kundalini Yoga, and Barre Bootcamp.

CIVANA's Spa Pool in Carefree, Arizona
CIVANA’s Spa Pool (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa

  • This is a true destination spa and wellness resort with unique spa treatments, fitness and personal growth classes, and an impressive Aquatherapy Circuit.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 22.
  • Salon: Yes.
  • Spa pool: CIVANA’S Spa Pool for spa guests only.
  • Sauna: Yes.
  • Steam room: Yes.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes.
  • Recommended treatment: Revive to Thrive Massage and Body Treatment (60 minutes).
  • Reserve: CIVANA Wellness Resort or read additional CIVANA reviews.
Co-Ed Grotto Waterfall Pool at the Fairmont Scottsdale's Well & Being Sp
Co-Ed Grotto Waterfall Pool at the Fairmont Scottsdale’s Well & Being Spa (Photo credit: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess)

5. Well and Being Spa and Sisley-Paris Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

A local favorite, Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess provides a wealth of wellness amenities. Within the separate men’s and women’s locker rooms, you’ll find a Swedish dry sauna, wet steam room, cold and hot plunge pools, a Swiss shower, and a eucalyptus inhalation room.

The Co-Ed Grotto Waterfall Pool is Fairmont’s version of a hot tub, located in a pretty plant-filled courtyard. It features three soothing waterfalls.

In addition to 20 spa treatment rooms, there’s a salon for nails and hair. Plus, day spa guests are invited to use the spa fitness center and can pay an additional fee to take part in fitness classes like TRX or aerial yoga.

The sprawling 65-acre resort features six swimming pools including the Well & Being Rooftop Pool. It’s reserved exclusively for spa guests and members. This is a popular spot, so you are encouraged to order any food and drinks promptly.

Sisley-Paris Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Sisley-Paris Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (Photo credit: Fairmont)

Sisley-Paris Spa

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is actually home to two of the best spas in Scottsdale. Within the Well & Being Spa resides the ultra-luxury, French-themed Sisley-Paris Spa with seven additional treatment rooms. Sisley-Paris is famed as a high-end, results-driven skincare company.

Not only are guests of Sisley-Paris invited to experience any of the Well & Being Spa amenities but also, they are treated to exclusive perks. Sisley-Paris guests may partake in complimentary espresso drinks and glasses of Champagne plus they are served French bites like macarons and chocolates.

Poolside lunch at the Well & Being Rooftop Pool at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Poolside lunch at the Well & Being Rooftop Pool at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose the Spas at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

  • A wealth of wellness amenities including the Co-Ed Grotto Waterfall Pool, a rooftop pool, and not one but two spa options.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 27.
  • Salon: Yes.
  • Spa pool: The Well & Being Rooftop Pool is exclusively for use by spa guests and members.
  • Sauna: Yes.
  • Steam room: Yes.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes.
  • Recommended treatment: The Well & Being Signature Journey Massage (60 or 90 minutes) or Sisley’s Supreme Anti-Aging Facial (90 minutes).
  • Reserve: The Well & Being Spa or Sisley-Paris Spa or read Fairmont Scottsdale Princess reviews.
View of Camelback Mountain from outdoor relaxation area at The Spa at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort
View of Camelback Mountain from the women’s outdoor relaxation area at The Spa at Camelback Inn (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

6. The Spa at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa

No detail is overlooked at The Spa at Camelback Inn. Start your spa experience with the Intention Setting Ritual. Grab a paintbrush and write with water on a stone a word or phrase that encompasses what you’d like to experience during your spa day. For example, “calm” or “more joy.”

Then pour a glass of Intention Water. Infused with various minerals to achieve different aims, choose from such water options as Balance, Happiness, Inspiration, or Fitness.

Chill out in an indoor relaxation room or a stunning outdoor space with views of Camelback Mountain and Downtown Phoenix. Colored pencils and coloring sheets will keep your hands and mind content while you wait for your esthetician or massage therapist. Trail mix, candies, and iced tea are available, too.

Indoor hot tub at The Spa at Camelback Inn in Scottsdale
Indoor hot tub at The Spa at Camelback Inn (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Enjoy a Finnish Sauna, Turkish steam baths and whirlpools, and solariums at the Spa at Camelback Inn. Plus, an outdoor heated lap pool offers food service from the onsite Sprouts Spa Café. If visiting with friends or as a couple, go all out and book a poolside cabana for the day.

Day spa guests may use The Spa at Camelback Inn’s fitness center. Meanwhile, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa guests choose from fitness classes like Restorative Yoga with Guitar or Circuit Training 101.

In addition to all the accouterments needed to get dolled up following your service, you’ll find salt hand scrubs at the sinks in the locker rooms. It’s these little extras that make this spa stand out among the best luxury resort spas in Scottsdale.

Spa pool at The Spa at Camelback Inn
Outdoor pool at The Spa at Camelback Inn (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose The Spa at Camelback Inn

  • Attention to detail, picturesque landscapes of Camelback Mountain, and an abundance of spa offerings.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 32.
  • Salon: Yes.
  • Spa pool: Lap pool for spa guests only.
  • Sauna: Yes.
  • Steam room: Yes.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes.
  • Recommended treatment: Restorative Massage (60 minutes).
  • Reserve: The Spa at Camelback Inn or read JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort reviews.
View of resort pool and Fountain Hills at ADERO Scottsdale Resort
View of Fountain Hills at ADERO Scottsdale Resort (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

7. The Spa at ADERO Scottsdale Resort

Formerly CopperWynd Resort, this hotel expanded from 32 guest rooms to 177 when it opened as ADERO Scottsdale Resort in 2020. Officially zoned as part of Scottsdale, the property possesses unbelievable, sweeping views of the McDowell Mountain Range and the city of Fountain Hills.

The Spa at ADERO guests are welcome to use ADERO’s substantial 5,300-square-foot Wellness Studio, two tennis courts, and six pickleball courts. Wellness classes ranging from Aqua Fitness and Yin Yoga to Pickleball Clinics are reserved for overnight guests and spa members.

With only six treatment rooms, The Spa at ADERO offers a surprising array of spa amenities including an indoor whirlpool spa, modern locker room, swish relaxation room, aromatherapy options, and Revive Café.

There is not a dedicated spa pool, but day spa guests are welcome to spend time at ADERO Resort’s 2,200-square-foot family pool, their 1,000-square-foot adult-only lap pool, and an outdoor mountainside hot tub.

Relaxation room at The Spa at ADERO  Scottsdale Resort
The relaxation room at The Spa at ADERO Scottsdale Resort (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose The Spa at ADERO

  • Sweeping resort views, a huge fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and a surprising array of amenities and services for a spa this size.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 6.
  • Salon: No.
  • Spa pool: Day spa guests may join overnight guests and spa members at a family pool or adult-only lap pool.
  • Sauna: No.
  • Steam room: No.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes.
  • Recommended treatment: Amethyst Massage or Amethyst Facial (50 or 80 minutes).
  • Reserve: The Spa at ADERO or read ADERO Scottsdale Resort reviews.
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge's on-site garden
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa’s Garden (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

8. Revive Spa at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa

You shouldn’t have any problems booking a treatment at Arizona’s largest spa, Revive Spa at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. In addition to 41 treatment rooms, it’s got everything a spa-goer could want from a hot tub, sauna, and steam rooms to a fitness center and expansive nail and hair salon. Meanwhile, the resort property has lots of amazing swimming pools and a lazy river, making it a favorite resort for parents.

Revive Spa’s oils and lotions are made from plants and herbs harvested from JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa‘s own on-property garden. Some of the ingredients are used in the dishes served at the Spa Bistro, too. Hotel and spa guests can also take yoga classes right on the faux grass in front of the garden.

The palm-lined Revive Spa Pool is just for spa guests and unlike some spas, is outfitted with an abundance of loungers and rentable cabanas. Two poolside hammocks are also available for your lazing pleasure.

Trying to decide which service to book? Spa Concierge Stephanie Gorans recommends the Turquoise Massage, which she describes as, “a very Arizona treatment with burnt sage and turquoise stones.”

Hammock at Revive Spa Pool at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
Hammock at Revive Spa Pool at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (Photo credit: JW Marriott)

Why Choose Revive Spa

  • This is Arizona’s largest spa with all sorts of spa amenities including a swimming pool surrounded by palm trees.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 41.
  • Salon: Yes.
  • Spa pool: Revive Spa Pool for spa guests only.
  • Sauna: Yes.
  • Steam room: Yes.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes.
  • Recommended treatment: Turquoise Massage (50 minutes).
  • Reserve: Revive Spa or read JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa reviews.
Beautiful grounds at Four Seasons Scottsdale
Beautiful grounds at Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

9. The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

What really makes Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North shine is its beautiful Sonoran desert landscaping, views of Pinnacle Peak Mountain, and over-the-top customer service.

Plus, The Spa at Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North delivers results. I received their Cryotherapy Energizing Facial, which uses cold purified air to reduce puffiness and detoxify. It’s the only spa in Arizona that offers this advanced treatment and I swear it made me look more youthful with tighter, more even-toned skin. My esthetician said the results should last about a month.

There is no spa pool at Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North, but day spa visitors gain access to the resort’s beautiful bi-level pools. You never know when an attentive staff member will stop by with complimentary homemade chocolate-dipped granola bar bites, frozen grapes, or strawberry smoothies. Meal service from Saguaro Blossom restaurant can be served to your lounge chair, too.

Multi-level pools at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, free for use by day spa users
Multi-level pools at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Tennis court with Camelback Mountain view at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney's Resort
Tennis court with Camelback Mountain view at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa (Photo credit: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort)

10. The Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort and Spa

Previously the Paradise Valley Tennis Club, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa now offers three tennis courts, four pickleball courts, and a selection of fitness and wellness classes for overnight guests and spa members. Pilates Reformer classes are offered as well as Power Walks, Water Fitness, Aerial Yoga, and even Paddleboard Yoga in a resort pool. Some classes require an extra fee.

The Sanctuary Spa includes a lap pool, steam room, coed Quiet Room, workout facilities, and 18 indoor-outdoor treatment rooms that open to a courtyard when the weather is pleasant. When you book a day spa treatment midweek, you may access the resort’s Main Pool, too.

Watsu treatment pool at The Sanctuary Spa in the Phoenix-Scottsdale Metro Area
Watsu treatment pool at The Sanctuary Spa (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Expect standard spa and salon services but look for unusual treatments at The Sanctuary, too, like Lymphatic Massage, Cupping, Zen Shiatsu, Reiki, and Nidra Sound Voyage meditation with singing bowls. It’s also one of the only luxury resort spas in the Valley that offers Watsu water massage therapy.

Sanctuary Spa is particularly proud of its traditional Thai services that can’t be found elsewhere in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. Book a Thai Massage, Tok Sen (including foot bath, massage, and vibration therapy), or Luk Pra Kope (with herbal poultice massage).

Indoor/outdoor treatment rooms at The Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney's Resort
Indoor/outdoor treatment rooms at The Sanctuary Spa (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose The Sanctuary Spa

  • Unusual treatments like Watsu and traditional Thai spa treatments plus a focus on fitness and wellness with tennis and pickleball courts for overnight guests and spa members.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 13.
  • Salon: Yes.
  • Spa pool: Lap spa pool plus access to Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort’s Main Pool for weekday day spa treatments.
  • Sauna:
  • Steam room: Yes.
  • Whirlpool spa:
  • Recommended treatment: Traditional Thai spa treatments or Watsu Massage.
  • Reserve: The Sanctuary Spa or read Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort reviews.
Palo Verde Spa and Apothecary at Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Bungalows
Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows (Photo credit: Andaz)

11. Palo Verde Spa and Apothecary at Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Bungalows

The Apothecary differentiates Palo Verde Spa from other luxury resort spas in Scottsdale. Aromatherapy plays an important role in every spa service. In fact, every treatment starts with an aromatherapy foot soak with a custom blend of scents and oils made just for you. As an add-on, you can even choose to make a special aromatherapy oil blend to take home with you.

Although it’s a small spa with only four treatment rooms, Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary provides a lot. There’s a steam room, outdoor spa hot tub, locker room with showers, and cushy salon for hair and nail services. Plus, you can book an open-air treatment in the Palo Verde Massage Cabana.

Share the adult-only Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary Pool with spa members and Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows guests. Plentiful pool chairs and rentable cabanas are impressive for a spa pool. Snacks, lunch, and libations are available.

Day spa guests may also use the fitness center. Meanwhile, overnight guests and spa members can take advantage of fitness and wellness classes like yoga, meditation, sound healing, and even birdwatching.

Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary Pool in Scottsdale, Arizona
Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary Pool (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary

  • Aromatherapy treatments and an impressive selection of offerings for a boutique spa.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 4.
  • Salon: Yes.
  • Spa pool: Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary Pool, shared with spa members and overnight resort guests.
  • Sauna: No.
  • Steam room: Yes.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes.
  • Recommended treatment: The Desert Ritual Body Treatment (120 minutes).
  • Reserve: Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary or read Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows reviews.
Hot tub at Agave, The Arizona Spa
Hot tub at Agave, The Arizona Spa (Photo credit: Westin Kierland Resort)

12. Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

Agave, The Arizona Spa prides itself on providing a personal touch, especially for celebrations. When commemorating a birthday or anniversary, spa guests receive a celebratory glass of bubbly or sparkling cider plus a gift bag of spa goodies.

Relax in a dry sauna, steam room, and indoor spa hot tub before or after your spa or salon treatment. Then swim in The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa‘s adult-only Aguamiel Pool with its lap lanes and abundant pool chairs. An outdoor hot tub is available for soaking, too.

Westin Kierland Resort's Aguamiel Pool in Scottsdale
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa’s Aguamiel Pool (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose Agave, The Arizona Spa

  • Personal touches, especially for celebrations.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 27.
  • Salon: Yes.
  • Spa pool: Aguamiel Pool, shared with adult hotel guests.
  • Sauna: Yes.
  • Steam room: Yes.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes.
  • Recommended treatment: Agave Enchantment Experience Body Treatment with your choice of massage or facial (80 minutes).
  • Reserve: Agave, The Arizona Spa or read The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa reviews.
AWAY Spa and Revive Spa at W Scottsdale
AWAY Spa and Revive Spa at W Scottsdale (Photo credit: W Scottsdale)

13. AWAY Spa at W Scottsdale

Located among the nightclubs in Old Town Scottsdale’s District, AWAY Spa at the W Scottsdale is Scottsdale’s party spa. A lively atmosphere and discount group packages make this spa a favorite for bachelorette parties and girlfriend getaways.

This spa’s motto is “Detox, reset, and refresh.” Upon arrival, guests receive a tangy Detox Elixir shot made with orange, lemon, passion fruit, prickly pear, mint, and lime.

There’s even a bar set up inside the spa so you can order cocktails and other adult beverages. Of course, I just had to get a glass of bubbly during my Lux Pedi.

In addition to standard spa treatments, AWAY Spa Beauty Bar’s makeup, hair, and nail services make a great choice for glamming up before hitting the town. Swinging chairs in the salon add to the playful atmosphere.

Guests who book a 50-minute+ treatment get access to the W Scottsdale’s swanky WET Deck rooftop pool area and Cottontail Lounge. On Friday afternoons, spa-goers can also book shaded poolside facials and massages. The WET Deck is for grown-ups only on weekends, with rocking parties offered Fridays through Sundays and on some holidays.

WET Deck at W Scottsdale Hotel
WET Deck at W Scottsdale Hotel (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose AWAY Spa

  • Special offers for groups, party atmosphere, and access to the W Scottsdale’s swanky WET Deck.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 7.
  • Salon: Yes.
  • Spa pool: WET Deck access for day spa guests with 50-minute+ treatment, shared with W Hotel guests.
  • Sauna: No.
  • Steam room: No.
  • Whirlpool spa: No.
  • Recommended treatment: The Glam & Go Group Package with unlimited sparkling wine for 2 hours, lite bites, and 50-minute service.
  • Reserve: AWAY Spa or read W Scottsdale reviews.
View of Scottsdale from the rooftop Spa at Talking Stick Resort
View from the rooftop Spa at Talking Stick Resort (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

14. The Spa at Talking Stick Resort and Casino

Find Scottsdale’s only rooftop spa on the 14th floor of Talking Stick Resort and Casino. Expect amazing golf course and mountain views from an open-air space with loungers, comfy couches, and sun umbrellas. The spa’s fitness center and indoor whirlpool spa also offer views worth remembering.

Although you won’t find a spa pool at The Spa at Talking Stick Resort, day spa guests who book a $100+ treatment may request a pass to the resort’s two ground-level pools. The Resort Main Pool offers cabanas, canopy day beds, and VIP bottle service for additional fees. Exciting pool parties are held here on select Saturdays with music by local DJs and EDM artists. The Lounge Pool’s vibe is more mellow with semi-submerged loungers for relaxing in the water.

Whirlpool spa at The Spa at Talking Stick Resort
Whirlpool spa at The Spa at Talking Stick Resort (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose The Spa at Talking Stick Resort

  • Memorable views, pool parties, and a Las Vegas-like atmosphere.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 11.
  • Salon: Yes, for nail services only.
  • Spa pool: Day spa guests share two ground-level pools with overnight resort guests.
  • Sauna: No.
  • Steam room: Yes.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes.
  • Recommended treatment: Anti-Aging Four Layer Facial (60 minutes).
  • Reserve: The Spa at Talking Stick or read Talking Stick Resort and Casino reviews.
Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort in Arizona
Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort and Spa (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

15. Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

The beautiful Spanish-themed boutique hotel at the base of Camelback Mountain, Royal Palms Resort, is home to the Alvadora Spa. Constructed in the 1920s as a private home, Royal Palms opened to guests in 1948. Draped in bougainvillea and filled with frescoes, expect an intimate and elegant feel at Alvadora Spa.

The signature therapy at Alvadora Spa is unique indeed. The Citrus Ritual begins with a full body exfoliation with water cascading from 8-foot-tall rain shower heads above the treatment table. Then enjoy a customized massage. A garden tub and private patio add to the experience. With two specialty waterfall massage tables, this body therapy is perfect for couples.

Courtyard with fireplace at Alvadora Spa
Alvadora Spa courtyard with fireplace (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Soak in a hot tub on one of the spa’s patios or in winter curl up next to an outdoor fireplace in a small courtyard. The luxurious Alvadora Spa offers a steam room and a petite nail salon, too. While there is no spa pool, day spa guests may access the resort’s circular Mother-of-Pearl Pool in the center of the resort.

Circular pool at Royal Palms Resort in Scottsdale, AZ
Mother-of-Pearl Pool at Royal Palms Resort and Spa (Photo credit: Royal Palms Resort and Spa)

Why Choose Alvadora Spa

  • Intimate boutique spa in a Spanish-inspired resort setting.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 7.
  • Salon: Yes, nails only.
  • Spa pool: Day spa guests may use the resort’s central circular pool.
  • Sauna: No.
  • Steam room: Yes.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes.
  • Recommended treatment: Citrus Ritual Body Therapy and Massage (100 minutes).
  • Reserve: Alvadora Spa or read Royal Palms Resort reviews.
VH Spa for Vitality & Health lobby and retail store at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, AZ
VH Spa for Vitality & Health lobby and retail store at Hotel Valley Ho (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

16. VH Spa for Vitality and Health at Hotel Valley Ho

Whereas many Scottsdale spa resorts are decorated with desert and southwestern elements, Hotel Valley Ho feels decidedly different with its playful mid-century modern design and retro-cool vibe, located in the heart of Old Town Scottdale.

VH Spa for Vitality and Health‘s dry sauna is equipped with the Power of Color. Simply press a button to experience up to seven colors with different chromotherapy benefits. For example, blue is supposed to reduce blood pressure and relax the soul.

In summer, this historic Scottsdale hotel hosts hip weekend parties at their OH Pool complete with a DJ, all-day eats, and signature cocktails by the pitcher. What’s more, if you get a 60-minute+ spa treatment at the VH Spa on the day of a par-tay, then you’re welcome to dive into the festivities with the hotel’s overnight guests. Day spa guests looking to chill will want to relax by the OHasis Pool instead.

OH Pool at Hotel Valley Ho
OH Pool at Hotel Valley Ho (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose VH Spa for Vitality and Health

  • The hotel’s playful mid-century modern design and retro-cool pool parties.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 8.
  • Salon: Yes, for nail services.
  • Spa pool: OH Pool for a party vibe or OHasis Pool for relaxation, both shared with hotel guests.
  • Sauna: Yes.
  • Steam room: No.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes, by pools.
  • Recommended treatment: Istanbul Hammam Experience Massage and Body Treatment (90 minutes).
  • Reserve: VH Spa for Vitality and Health or read Hotel Valley Ho reviews.
This 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air will deliver The Scott Resort overnight guests in style
This 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air will deliver The Scott Resort’s overnight guests in style (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

17. La Vidorra Spa at The Scott Resort and Spa

The Scott Resort & Spa (formerly FireSky Resort) is a pretty and playful hotel in Old Town Scottsdale, bursting with fun touches and photo ops for Instagrammers. Enjoy Cuban-inspired theming throughout the property from the lively music played in the lobby to the lush grounds and rattan and bamboo furnishings. Plus, a convertible 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air begs to be rented by hotel guests wanting to be chauffeured anywhere within a 3-mile radius.

Day spa guests at La Vidorra Spa join overnighters at the resort’s two expansive, bridge-bedecked pools. There, you can order a taste of Havana like a Cubano sandwich or Maté Mojito delivered to your chaise lounge from the onsite Canal Club Restaurant and Bar.

Pools at The Scott Resort
Pools at The Scott Resort & Spa (Photo credit: The Scott Resort)

Girls trips and bachelorette parties appreciate group discounts on La Vidorra’s facials, massages, and body treatments. Although this is the only location on this list of the best luxury resort spas in Scottsdale that does not offer locker rooms, robes are provided in treatment rooms.

For a real treat, splurge on the La Vidorra Experience. It starts with a detoxifying soak in a copper bathtub filled with mineral-rich water. Then enjoy an exfoliating treatment and full-body massage.

Copper tub for La Vidorra Experience at La Vidorra Spa in Old Town Scottsdale
Copper tub for La Vidorra Experience at La Vidorra Spa (Photo credit: The Scott Resort & Spa)

Why Choose La Vidorra Spa

  • Instagrammable property, delicious poolside Cuban cuisine and cocktails, and group discounts for spa treatments.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 6.
  • Salon: No.
  • Spa pool: Scott Resort offers two pools shared by both overnight and spa guests.
  • Sauna: No.
  • Steam room: No.
  • Whirlpool spa: No.
  • Recommended treatment: La Vidorra Experience (90 minutes).
  • Reserve: La Vidorra Spa or read The Scott Resort & Spa reviews.
Salon at Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Salon at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort & Villas (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

18. Salon and Day Spa at Scottsdale Plaza Resort and Villas

For an affordable, easygoing experience, look to the Salon & Day Spa at Scottsdale Plaza Resort & Villas. Great deals are offered to locals and visitors for both salon and spa services.

Manicures and pedicures are popular at this full-service salon with the day spa crowd, but regular Scottsdale customers also come here seeking haircuts and highlights. Body therapies, facials, and massages are on the spa menu, too. Before or after your spa or salon treatment, enjoy two infrared saunas.

Jump into five pools on the 40-acre Scottsdale Plaza Resort & Villas property. Pool parties with a DJ are often hosted on holiday weekends. Day spa guests get access to the Main Pool and hot tub, which are located just outside the Salon & Day Spa.

Main Pool at Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Main Pool at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort & Villas (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Why Choose Salon and Day Spa at The Scottsdale Resort and Villas

  • Affordable, casual spa and salon services with pool access for day spa bookings.
  • Number of treatment rooms: 4.
  • Salon: Yes.
  • Spa pool: Access to Main Pool.
  • Sauna: Yes.
  • Steam room: No.
  • Whirlpool spa: Yes, by pools.
  • Recommended treatment: The Girlfriend Getaway Package for multiple guests includes a choice of a 50-minute massage or facial, plus a Signature Manicure and Signature Pedicure, and a cocktail of your choice.
  • Reserve: Salon & Day Spa or read The Scottsdale Plaza Resort & Villas reviews.
Old Bronze Horse Fountain in Old Town Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Explore More of Scottsdale

Not sure when to go? Discover the best time of year to visit Scottsdale.

Scottsdale resorts often offer discounts on spa treatments and overnight stays in the summertime. Here are fun things to do in summer in Scottsdale.

If you’re considering a fall or winter Scottsdale vacation, then take a look at festive Scottsdale Christmas activities and holiday events.

From hot air ballooning to desert hikes and way beyond, enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities in Scottsdale.

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Which of these Scottsdale luxury spa resorts is most alluring to you? Let us know in the comments below!

A Note from The Travel Mama: I received complimentary services and/or food and beverages from some of the resort spas listed here for the purpose of this blog post. Experience Scottsdale also provided me with monetary compensation for this article. All opinions are mine, as always.

 
About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin, MBA, is the founder and editor-in-chief of the popular travel blog, TravelMamas.com. She is an expert in travel with kids and without. As the author of the book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents how to make the most of traveling with babies and children. Colleen loves sharing tips on hotels, cruises, spas, theme parks, and global lifestyle topics. When she is not traveling the world, she lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

Comments
  1. Sangeetha says

    Oh, I absolutely loved this blog post! The Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia sounds like a dreamy escape to Southern Spain’s charm. The Moorish architecture and warm hospitality make it a perfect getaway. I’m already dreaming of a relaxing spa day in this luxurious resort. Thanks for sharing this fantastic list of Scottsdale’s best spa resorts! 💆‍♀️✨🌴

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Sangeetha – Thank you for your kind words — it means so much to me to hear from readers who connect with my stories and tips! I hope you can visit The Joya Spa sometime soon and you love it just as much as I did!

  2. Fransic verso says

    These are good places but never been to any of them before. I will save these to go there in the future with my partner. Thank you for sharing!

  3. SONIA SEIVWRIGHT says

    Wow, your dedication to exploring every single spa in Scottsdale is truly impressive! It’s great to know that there’s someone out there who has done all the hard work and research to curate a list of the best luxury resort spas in the area. Your attention to detail, from trying out different treatments to exploring various resort features, is really admirable. I can’t wait to check out your list and indulge in some serious pampering!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Thanks so much, Sonia! It was obviously wonderful to experience a variety of treatments at these amazing spas. But this story was extremely time-consuming to research and write. I really appreciate that you noticed the effort and hope you get a chance to enjoy lots of pampering in Scottsdale! 🙂

  4. Monidipa Dutta says

    Wow, this list of luxury resort spas in Scottsdale, AZ is fantastic! The detailed descriptions and stunning photos make it easy to choose the perfect pampering retreat. Can’t wait to plan a relaxing getaway at one of these exquisite destinations. Thanks for the great recommendations! 🌟

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Thanks so much, Monidipa! Believe it or not, this story was a TON of work (and fun!). I’m so glad you find it helpful!

  5. MELANIE E says

    All these spas sound wonderful and are really appealing right now. Sisley’s Supreme Anti-Aging Facial sounds like it would be lovely!!!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Sisley is renowned for its superior skincare so their Anti-Aging Facial is a great choice!

  6. Ntensibe Edgar says

    Nnnniiicccceeeee….I didn’t know this about Scottsdale! The spas here look really good and inviting! I’ll be glad to visit any of them, that you have listed here.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      So many fabulous spas, you could plan a vacation to Scottsdale and visit a different one every day! 🙂

  7. Alita Pacio says

    Wow, this makes me wonder why the area has so many award-winning spas. Looks great!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Alita – Scottsdale caters to vacationers who love luxury offerings like golf, restaurants, resorts, and SPAS!

  8. Wow, Scottsdale has some of the world’s most luxurious resort spas in the world. I would love to visit someday.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Beth – Scottsdale really does have an abundance of luxurious spas! I hope you can visit someday and squeeze in a couple of spa days!

  9. Scottsdale is such a great place to visit. These spas look incredible! I would love to go to any of these!

  10. Richard Lowe says

    Never been to this place, but been to scottdale many times. Maybe on my next time through…

  11. All of them look like great places to stay! I was just looking early for a hotel for a girls night and I will check all of these out.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Luna – You really can’t go wrong! There are options for luxury, wellness, party vibe, and affordability depending on what vibe you seek. Enjoy your girls night!

    • Nikki Wayne says

      Wow! These are all really great and beautiful looking places to stay! Can’t wait to check all of these out

      • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

        Nikki – I hope you enjoy some major relaxation at these Scottsdale spa resorts!

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