The check-in process at The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel in the greater Phoenix area, clues you into the elevated experience that awaits. After being transfixed by the grandeur of the lobby with its soaring ceilings, marble flooring, relaxing fountain and modern art, you will gently come back to earth when your personal ambassador escorts you to your room, versus the typical front desk, for a private check-in.
An intimate enclave among the glamorous, 300-acre The Phoenician, A Luxury Resort Collection, the 60-room Canyon Suites offers the best of both worlds. It feels as if every staff member knows your name and can cater to every whim but you also gain access to the amenities of the larger resort and more. Private pickleball lessons? Check. Doughnut decorating? Check. And let’s not forget the guided bike tour through Old Town Scottsdale. Plus, at this Marriott Bonvoy property, you can use points for your stay.
There’s much to love at Canyon Suites and its big sister property, but below, we detail our favorite parts below:
Scottsdale’s Best Poolside Views
Nestled against Scottsdale’s iconic Camelback Mountain, Canyon Suite’s infinity-edged pool affords views of soaring red rocks dotted with verdant saguaro cacti. As you float while watching the local quail population flit about, it’s calming, a sensory reset for your nervous center. Unlike the louder, more party-centric scene at the Phoenician pools, the Canyon Suite pool dedicates itself to Zen. Hot tip: request a room facing the pool for the best vistas.
Even if you’re not one to regularly splurge for poolside cabana reservations, the experience at Canyon Suites might change your mind. With the fairy-godmother-like attendant dedicated to ensuring your comfort and the cabana’s private shower and restroom, you’ll never want to leave. A “gratitude toast” strikes a celebratory note to kick off your cabana day.
Boutique Service, Resort-Style Amenities
With only 60 rooms, Canyon Suites is a bona fide boutique hotel. However, with just a short stroll to the grounds of the larger resort, you can play a game of tag on the splash pad with your toddler; zone out with a Phoenix Rising body scrub and massage at The Phoenician Spa; feast on indulgent lobster mac and cheese at The Phoenician’s fine dining outfit; J&G Steakhouse; tee up for a round of 18-course golf; or enjoy a concert of dueling pianos at The Phoenician Tavern.
The intimacy of the Canyon Suites provides an advantage. It’s all about the bespoke experience, from the complimentary weekend happy hour with craft cocktails and daily upscale breakfast buffet to the priority reservations at the Five-Star spa and complimentary transportation in a Mercedes.
A Convenient Location
A five-minute drive to Old Town Scottsdale and high-end Fashion Square mall, Canyon Suites is ideal if you’re keen for retail therapy, plus there are prolific art galleries and a weekly ArtWalk. It’s also a mere 15-minute drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, so the notion of a quick weekend getaway becomes only that much more appealing.