I spent 5 days/4 nights at The Hermosa Inn, the first 4 days for a business meeting, the last added on for pleasure. My wife joined me for most of the stay. Overall, our experience was very good.
The Hermosa Inn is a small, quiet place, tucked away in a residential neighborhood. It is quite unlike many of the large, brash resorts that dot the area. We had a casita with a fireplace. The room was spacious and comfortable. It was one of three casitas grouped together in a gentle curve, facing a garden and outdoor jacuzzi. I was not in any of the other rooms, but those that we're not casitas appeared smaller and were organized in a straight line. I'm confident those guests also greatly enjoyed their experience, but I was particularly glad to be in a casita.
We dined at Lon's, the inn's restaurant, on one occasion. Our meals were excellent, as was the service. My spare ribs were superb. You will spend about $150 for a dinner for two (glass of wine, salad, entree, dessert), and likely more depending on how much wine you drink.
My wife had a wonderful facial treatment at the spa. Her only disappointment was the price, at $140, was more than expected She looked and felt great (but I thought she looked great before too). I'd recommend spending that money on another dinner at Lon's instead.
The grounds of the inn are beautifully landscaped, with sculptures along pleasant walking paths. I found a chair in one of the gardens and spent hours with a good book.
All of the staff - reception, housekeeping, kitchen, waitress - were always professional, friendly and helpful.
Finally, because this is off the between track, there is nothing within close walking distance. All shops and restaurants are a short cab ride away, which the staff is happy to arrange.
Overall, we had a very pleasant experience and I hope to return some day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ranked among the top hotels in the Southwest, the AAA Four Diamond Hermosa Inn is a jewel of a hideaway surrounded by an exclusive neighborhood in Paradise Valley, and minutes from Scottsdale and its many attractions. Handcrafted in the 1930s by cowboy artist Lon Megargee as his residence and art studio, the Inn's adobe architecture has kept its "authentic Arizona" character and charm. The 43 newly renovated guest casitas are nestled in a garden setting with breathtaking vistas of the lush desert and Camelback Mountain. Accommodations reflect the southwestern design of the original Casa Hermosa (beautiful house) and most include deep soaking tubs, beehive fireplaces and private patios. The culinary centerpiece is LON's at the Hermosa, a AAA Four Diamond restaurant with a Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator serving globally inspired Arizona fare. The restaurant is complemented by a subterranean wine cellar, a celebrated outdoor dining patio, and its bar and casual dining counterpart LON's Last Drop, named after one of Megargee's iconic paintings, many of which are displayed throughout the resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hermosa Hotel Paradise Valley