Looking for a quick getaway in Phoenix or a luxurious stopover on your way to Canyon Ranch Tucson? The Royal Palms Resort and Spa is a MUST STAY.
This beautiful property was originally built in 1929 by Mr. Delos Willard Cooke (New York Industrialist) as a Spanish colonial inspired mansion for his ailing wife. After being owned by several prominent owners, the estate eventually turned into the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, now a 5 Star boutique Virtuoso resort with full spa services.
Upon arrival, I felt I entered a time warp as I walked into this historic Arizona landmark featuring a fragrant orange grove, hidden alcoves, and colorful manicured gardens dotted by water fountains with the flavor of Andalusia. My room’s Juliet-style balcony window overlooked the hotel’s grand entrance. For those that want to relax or enjoy a romantic getaway, you will not go wrong with their spacious bathrooms (mine was just as big as the sleeping/living area) featuring a deep soaking tub and separate shower.
Definitely try the award-winning restaurant, T. Cook’s, one of the best restaurants I have ever experienced. I ordered the recommended duck foie gras and glad I indulged.
Visit in May, as I did, and enjoy hundreds of hummingbirds darting around the garden when dining al fresco for lunch or breakfast. Did I mention breakfast is included with your stay when booking with Santa Barbara Travel? Book with me and I will reward you with a $50 dinner credit at T. Cook’s and upgrade your room based on availability!