Best hotels in the West

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25 best hotels in the West

Check in at our favorite weekend hotels and you're instantly on vacation. Relaxed, pampered, smitten by the scenery

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Photo by Rachel Weill

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Scottsdale, AZ

Built into the hillside overlooking Paradise Valley and Camelback Mountain, the 53-acre resort is that special type of Southwest hotel: cushy and super luxe on one hand but with a "spiritual, almost Zen-like" feel on the other. Not to get too hippie-dippie, but there's something magical about the red rock hills–and the hiking trails, pool, tennis courts, and outdoor patios are all designed to let you soak it in. $235/$520; 105 rooms & suites; sanctuaryoncamelback.com

SCORE: 79

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