Arizona is known for its natural beauty, awe-inspiring starlit skies, and desert sunsets. Travelers come from all over the globe to spend time basking in the Sonoma sun or stand at the Grand Canyon’s outer rim. Visitors also come to enjoy world-class golf, spas, and the very best in accommodations. Recently, Arizona hotels and resorts got top marks from a national travel reviewer.
Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards
Each year, the well-known travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler conducts a survey of its readers regarding their preferred accommodations and travel destinations. The publication gathers the data and presents its Reader’s Choice Awards based on the information provided. This year’s ratings came from more than 715,000 readers who submitted their responses and evaluated their travel experiences. Reader’s Choice Awards are reportedly the longest-running recognition of excellence in the travel industry.
This year, the travel magazine recognized several Arizona hotels and resorts and two cities as being among the premier destinations in the U.S. and southwest. In the magazine’s 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards for the Southwest and West, three Valley hotels were ranked among the best in both the Southwest and West categories. Five Arizona resorts were named as top destinations in Midwest and West.
Arizona’s Best Hotels
Arizona dominated the Reader’s Choice “Best Hotel in the Southwest and West” category, taking nine of the twenty possible spots. Phoenix’s Cambry Hotel, Autograph Collection located in the upscale Biltmore neighborhood, placed second out of all U.S. Southwest and West hotels. Santa Fe’s Inn on the Alameda was number three. Paradise Valley’s Hermosa Inn, a relaxed hacienda-style resort, ranked fourth on the list. The number seven honor went to Santa Fe’s Hotel Santa Fe, Hacienda & Spa. The Inn of the Five Graces in Santa Fe came in as the readers’ eleventh favorite. Scottsdale’s mid-century modern masterpiece, Hotel Valley Ho, was number twelve in this category. Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in Albuquerque and Las Palomas Hotel in Santa Fe ranked thirteenth and fourteenth. Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe rounded things out as number nineteen on the list.
Top Cities and Hotels in West and Midwest
Readers named Tucson the ninth-best big city in the United States. Santa Fe had the honor of being named the nation’s number two best small city.
The Under Canvas Grand Canyon in Valle, Arizona, was named as one of the top resorts in the Midwest and West. Sedona’s Enchantment Resort was ranked the nineteenth best resort in this category. Scottsdale’s Fairmont Scottsdale Princess came in at number twenty-seven. Sedona’s Amara Resort and Spa was number twenty-eight, and Tucson’s Tanque Verde Ranch was next in twenty-ninth place.
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