The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Relax in a luxurious desert setting at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. This iconic resort is famous for its fabulous spa, pools with waterslides for kids and golf. Willow Stream Spa features a fitness center, outdoor courtyards, a waterfall, meditation gardens and a private pool on the rooftop terrace. Detoxify your body in the eucalyptus steam bath or under the warm, crisp desert sun. Relax after an outdoor massage next to one of four pools.

Golf courses

Resort guests can play golf at a number of nearby courses, including The Tournament Players Club Stadium Course and The Desert Players Club Desert Course.

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The Stadium Course is home to the annual Professional Golf Association Tours Phoenix Open. The green fairways contrast dramatically with the desert vegetation and breathtaking mountains. You can also book tee times at Sunridge Canyon, Wildfire or the more forgiving Kierland Golf Course.


The hotel hosts a number of tennis championships, including the annual Franklin Templeton Men's Tennis Classic and the State Farm Women's Tennis Championship. There are seven courts, all of which are lit for night play.

There are several unique programs for kids, depending on when you go.

Which room to book?

Guests can choose from 650 rooms, including 125 casitas decorated in the elegant style of the Southwest. All rooms have a private terrace or balcony overlooking the resort grounds and expansive landscape.

Try one of the rooms with fireplaces for added warmth and ambiance on cool desert nights.

Great restaurants

There are many restaurants, each offering a special ambiance and cuisine. Marquesa, awarded AAA 5 Diamond and Mobil 4 Star, is the resort's restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine.

La Hacienda is North America's only AAA 4 Diamond and Mobil 4 Star Gourmet Mexican Restaurant. There is also a steak house, The Grill, featuring dry-aged beef, fresh fish and seafood. The resort's main dining room, Las Ventanas, offers American cuisine and is decorated in a Southwestern style with glass walls and tile floors.

Located near Phoenix, Arizona, the hotel offers warm desert climate, beautiful scenery and many recreational activities. In addition to spa and golf, guests can enjoy four heated swimming pools, two water slides, water volleyball, horseback riding, mountain biking, jeep tours and croquet.


Phoenix and Scottsdale offer sightseeing and shopping. For example, Desert Botanical Gardens is a collection of desert plants from around the world. The concierge can also arrange desert jeep and Hummer tours, hot air balloon rides and mountain bike excursions.

Best time to get there

Due to the high temperatures in summer, fall, winter and spring are the best times. The resort is located 32 km from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Cabs and rental cars are available at the airport.

Free luxury BMW Sedan service for Fairmont guests

Here's a great new luxury service to look forward to the next time you stay at a Fairmont hotel: The company announced that it will offer complimentary local shuttle service in BMW 750i sedans at all Fairmont properties in the U.S. The program was first tested in Canada and was very successful, hence the expansion to the United States.

Use this service to play golf at a nearby course, have dinner, or plan a shopping trip to a nearby city. This service is offered to members of the Fairmont President's Club. Membership is free and includes other benefits such as free high-speed and Wi-Fi Internet, Fairmont Fit running apparel and Reebok sportswear, a members-only reservations department, and expedited check-in and check-out.

Plan this trip:

Prices vary by season, starting at $159 in the off-season and $479 in the high season. Be sure to look for spa and golf packages to save money.

Location: 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, 800-344-4758, 480-585-4848