The Greater Phoenix area is a popular March vacation destination for families on spring break who are looking to get away from the cold winter weather. With perfect temperatures and plenty of activities (including spring training for the Cactus League), Phoenix is a great destination.
On a recent media trip to Phoenix, I had the opportunity to stay at two hotels and tour two others. The first hotel we stayed at was the gorgeous Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, located in North Scottsdale. The AAA Five-Diamond Fairmont offers five separate pools (including an adult-only pool at the spa), four restaurants and bars, and an award-winning spa.
I had a king deluxe room which offered beautiful views in a quiet setting. The room was much larger than king rooms at other hotels I’ve stayed at, with a huge walk-in closet and large bathroom. But honestly, there was no reason to spend much time in the room, given the beautiful surroundings.
On our first night, we stopped in at the on-site Bourbon Steak for cocktails and appetizers (try the french fries cooked in duck fat), before heading to La Hacienda for our evening dinner. Once we arrived, their resident “Tequila Goddess” guided us through a snakebite flight of tequila, complete with rattlesnake head right on the plate. The complementing food was absolutely delicious, especially the ceviche, which I could have eaten all night.
Service at the hotel was excellent. I had no issues with check-in or check-out, and room service was delivered quickly. I do wish that high-speed internet access was included, but you can sign up for the (free) President’s Club for complimentary access.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 East Princess Drive
Photo credit: Jodi Grundig
Disclosure: As part of my greater Phoenix media trip, my stay at the Fairmont, as well as food/drinks at Bourbon Steak and La Hacienda was complimentary.