The 1930s adobe home of cowboy artist Lon Megargee sits in the center of this boutique desert hideaway, technically in Paradise Valley but just a half-mile off the Camelback Corridor. There’s not a golf course in sight, and it’s not a resort, though there’s a pleasant pool. But if you are looking for a) luxury and b) a quiet place to chill in the evenings, this is for you. There are 35 rooms on just 6 acres, set amid quiet walkways, cactus gardens, towering mesquites, and fountains. Most of the rooms were redone in 2015; they are spacious, with arching wood skylights, big bathrooms with large walk-in showers and deep bathtubs, and patios right outside. (I’ve stayed in boutique hotel rooms in NYC smaller than the patios—or the bathrooms, for that matter!) The setting, amid sprawling desert mansions, is a great place for a morning bike ride, and the restaurant, Lon’s, will take care of you.
The Hermosa Inn
5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd.
Our Rating Neighborhood Paradise Valley Phone 800/241-1210 Prices High season $429–$519 double, $559–$659 suite; summer $149–$299 double, $259–$349 suite. Pets accepted ($75 each). $30 daily resort fee includes parking. Amenities Restaurant; lounge; babysitting; bikes; concierge; fitness center; 2 Jacuzzis; outdoor pool; room service; Wi-Fi (included in resort fee) Units 43 Web site The Hermosa Inn
Map5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd. Phoenix
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