6 Classic Hotels & Resorts You Wouldn’t Mind Calling Home

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What do you desire from a hotel or resort experience? If we must guess, it’s an outstanding location with spectacular scenery, top-notch customer service and modern amenities—just to name a few. At Classic Hotels & Resorts, you will experience all of what is expected, combined with unique experiences that cannot be replicated anywhere else. Choose from six exclusive hotels and resorts ranging from luxurious, to chic and charming, including The Scott Resort & Spa, Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, The Inn at Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach House, La Playa Carmel and Hotel Carmel. Get ready to cross items off your bucket list and embark on the ultimate getaway.

The Scott Resort & Spa

With a quick search on Instagram, you’ll find their lobby restroom is photographed the most. If we told you the space embodied a distant tropical oasis of yesteryear complete with pale pink and lush leafy palm walls, you’d probably understand why. With the resort’s $15 million renovation, guests can enjoy a brand-new lobby, The Canal Club restaurant and bar, two pools and 14,500 square feet of meeting and event space.

The Scott Resort & Spa purposefully melds disparate energies and origins to create an exotic and nostalgic experience in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Expect to find bright colors reminiscent of old Havana, with the edge and flare of New Orleans, complete with detailed-centric guest rooms and spacious suites overlooking a lush courtyard and Mediterranean-inspired pool.

Stop by The Canal Club, which is beautified with the colors and comforts of 1930s Havana, Cuba for Caribbean-inspired classics with a contemporary twist like Pollo al Horno and Fried Plantains. Don’t forget to order a cinema-inspired craft cocktail or a refreshing glass of wine to elevate your dining experience.

Unwind in one of La Vidorra Spa’s six private sun-washed treatment rooms, while taking advantage of each resort pool, fitness center and additions such as cozy, private bathrooms, slippers and a special blend of herbal teas. Indulge your senses with an 80-minute Indonesian Ginger Scrub and Massage, Vitamin C facial, or La Vidorra Spa Manicure and Pedicure. Take a stroll down Scottsdale Road for upscale nightlife, restaurants, charming shops and Southwest-inspired art galleries—all just minutes from the resort.


Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

If you’re searching for a true oasis in the desert, look no further than the AAA Four Diamond all-suite Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. After a $13 million renovation, guests can choose from 744 one-and-two-bedroom guest suites and villas. Delight in a world-class guest experience, culinary creations and unique recreational activities like the seven-acre Oasis Water Park, equipped with the tallest resort water slide in the Southwestern United States.

Expect to find newly renovated and spacious guest suites featuring one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds, private balcony or patio and separate living room areas with a queen sofa bed as an added bonus. Feel as if you’re at home with new hardwood-style flooring, roomy walk-in shower and soft bedding. Opt for a deluxe suite if you desire convenient access to the Oasis Water Park.

Wine and dine at six unique dining venues serving up savory steaks to authentic Mexican fare. Choose from contemporary comfort cuisine at the Lobby Grill or a rustic steakhouse offering only the finest views of the Phoenix skyline at Rustler’s Rooste.

With more than 120,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor meeting space and event venues to utilize; hosting an important meeting or special event is simple. Choose from 16 private outdoor catering venues that easily accommodate 60 to 2,000 guests. Relish in incredible panoramic views of the city and the South Mountain Preserve from their famous Vista Terrace and The Island Green.

Wash all of your worries away at the spa; guests can choose from rejuvenating facials, therapeutic body treatments and more. Reserve a tee time at their award-winning golf course and lounge at the seven-acre water park in a private cabana. The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa is nothing short of vacation bliss.


The Inn at Laguna Beach

The Inn at Laguna Beach

Imagine… scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, steps from world-class shopping, exquisite dining, fine art galleries teeming with coastal-inspired treasures, and unparalleled nightlife.  This perfect escape exists at The Inn at Laguna Beach.  Sitting on a bluff overlooking Main Beach, The Inn offers 70 cozy and well-appointed guest rooms or suites.

A complimentary wine hour is held daily from 5 to 6 p.m. on the Pacific Terrace, one the best locations in all of Laguna to catch the sunset.

For daytime entertainment, explore one of Laguna Beach’s iconic tide pools and prepare to be amazed at the array of diverse wildlife to discover. Just minutes from some of California’s premier hiking and biking trails with access to surfing and paddle boarding, there are endless opportunities for the outdoor lover and adventure seeker.


Laguna Beach House

Laguna Beach House

It doesn’t get any more coastal chic than this. For a hotel experience that’s effortlessly chill and infused with Southern California surf culture, book your stay at the Laguna Beach House with your furry friends in tow. The hotel is conveniently located within short walking distance to the famed Main Beach and features 36 deluxe guest rooms designed with comfort and coastal flair in mind.

Create a memorable experience with any one of their exclusive packages and specials, including Shape, Surf & Stay for shaping of your own surfboard followed by personal surf lessons and Love in Laguna for romantic additions like chilled champagne and truffles.

Keeping it simple and focused on the outdoors is what Laguna Beach House does best. Join guests for a coffee in the lobby before an all-day excursion and for milk and cookies served in the late evening after Wine Hour. Unwind in the pool and hot tub daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and reminisce by the fire pit.

Before you go, stop by their surf shop to take a piece of the beach home with you. Pick up one-of-a-kind souvenirs like branded T-shirts, limited edition posters and beach essentials.



Hotel Carmel

Big Sur modern meets Carmel-by-the-Sea cottage at the incredibly charming Hotel Carmel. Following a $2.5 million renovation, the hotel opened to the public in March of 2016 and is conveniently located just steps away from Carmel’s Ocean Avenue, where you’ll find renowned shops, galleries and restaurants. Choose from any one of their 30 spacious and inviting guest rooms and suites, with 14 of their 30 guest rooms featuring a cozy private fireplace. Start your day in the Lobby living room with a cup of freshly brewed coffee and a warm bagel with a dollop of house-made cream cheese spread. Grab a bite and watch your favorite sport at Brophy’s Tavern, serving contemporary pub fare, craft beers, fine wines and custom cocktails. Circle up around the courtyard fire pit for a complimentary wine reception featuring Northern California favorites and storytelling with your fellow Carmel-loving travelers.


La Playa Carmel

La Playa Carmel

Recognized as a Historic Hotel of America, this 75-room boutique hotel is located just steps from Carmel Beach, and the enchanting shops, galleries and restaurants of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The landmark hotel features meticulously tended gardens, intimate patios, secluded courtyards and a tranquil terrace swimming pool for guests to enjoy.

It all began in 1905 when artist Christian Jorgensen constructed the once luxurious mansion as a gift for his wife, Angela, who was a daughter to the Ghiradelli family in San Francisco. Back then, the property was home to the first swimming pool in Carmel and boasted spectacular views of Carmel Bay and Pebble Beach to the northwest. In 1983, the late co-founder and CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs famously unveiled the Macintosh computer prototype during a development team retreat at La Playa Carmel.

Wake up to exceptional views of the Pacific Ocean and a gourmet champagne breakfast buffet including seasonal fresh produce and locally-sourced ingredients like fresh pastries, European cheese boards, fruits, juices and made-to-order specialties served in the Library. For vintage-inspired cocktails, light fare and an ambiance evoking a nostalgia for Carmel’s early days, head to The Bar at La Playa Carmel. Wind down in the evening during their complimentary wine reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and savor a freshly-baked cookie and glass of milk available at the front desk from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


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