Area Attractions

Whether sun-drenched or star-covered, Phoenix is ready to be explored. Royal Palms Resort and Spa puts you in the heart of the city, close to vibrant Scottsdale, national parks, some of the country's most iconic golf courses, a thriving nightlife scene, and top destinations including the Desert Botanical Garden and Scottsdale Stadium. At our resort, take part in a curated calendar of lively activities including daily fitness classes, mixology lessons at the Mix Up Bar, and weekly history and art tours of the mansion and grounds. During your stay, embrace desert living like a local.

Royal Palms Resort and Spa

5200 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85018



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Resort Activities

Fitness Classes

Individual yoga and tai chi classes are bookable by appointment with pricing based on group size. To ensure availability, please contact us at least 1 day prior to your preferred date. Complimentary Group Yoga is offered every Friday – Sunday at the Alvadora Spa at 8:50am, space is limited.

Mixology Classes

Shaken or stirred? Discover the secrets to creating fantastic cocktails at Mix-Up mixology class. Schedule your class at the Front Desk, with availability daily, 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Learn from expert bartenders and sample a signature craft cocktail before you go.

History Tours

Uncover the fascinating history of our 90-year-old resort, which was built in 1929 as the winter mansion of a wealthy New York financier. Explore the Royal Palms estate on an intriguing guided tour by texting: +1 602 833 0227 to schedule a time, or explore on your own with tour materials available at the front desk.

Hiking + Walking Trails

Explore the nearby mountains and trails with our complimentary hiking kit, available to all resort guests. You’ll be set and ready for your adventure with prepackaged water, snack, sunscreen, cooling wipes and other items essential for a successful hike. Or, for your outdoor adventure, discover the surrounding neighborhood on two wheels. Complimentary bikes are available to check out during your stay. Please contact the Front Desk for more information and reservations.

Lawn Games

Before dinner, after the pool or just lounging for the evening, test your skill and competition with our lawn games. Feel playful with bocce ball, giant jenga, cornhole or giant connect four. Board games are also available for resort guests to check out, please text the Front Desk for more information.

Live Music at Mix-Up Bar + Lounge

Wrap up the day with live music from local artists. Enjoy a craft cocktail, light bite or settle in for dinner on the patio. Friday & Saturday | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Pool Days

Create the perfect day at the pool with one of our daybeds or cabanas. Soak up the sun and enjoy luxury relaxation, with a circular lounge bed, two pool chairs, a mini fridge, an overhead fan and shade curtains. Daybeds/Cabanas Available 8:00am – 10:00pm Cabana Café is open from 10:00am – 5:00pm Limited availability, recommended to reserve in advance, text our Front Desk for more information and reservations.

Art & Culture

Shemer Art Center & Museum

Enjoy contemporary sculptures and paintings from local artists in this intimate gallery, located in a vintage, Mission-style house that’s a three-minute walk from our resort. Attend art classes and browse unique souvenirs in the gift shop.

Desert Botanical Garden

Stroll through a tranquil wonderland of towering cacti, colorful wildflowers, and vibrant succulents. Follow nature trails through five themed gardens and find workshops, tours, concerts, and cocktail parties—all just 10 minutes from our resort.

The Musical Instrument Museum (The MIM)

The Musical Instrument Museum is the largest museum of its type in the world. The collection of over 15,000 musical instruments and associated objects includes examples from nearly 200 countries and territories, representing every inhabited continent.

Taliesin West

Taliesin West is a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona. Wright’s beloved winter home and desert laboratory was established in 1937 and diligently handcrafted over many years into a world unto itself. Deeply connected to the desert from which it was forged, Taliesin West possesses an almost prehistoric grandeur. It was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of the architect’s creations.


Kierland Commons

Shop at more than 70 specialty boutiques at this open-air, Main Street-style shopping center with an upscale ambiance. Discover top-ranked restaurants and designer brands like Athleta, Anthropologie, Sur La Table, BCBG, and Tommy Bahama.

Scottsdale Quarter

Indulge in eclectic, high-end shopping at this award-winning outdoor mall. Enjoy dinner and a movie or stroll around a relaxing courtyard with misters and splash zones for the kids. Shops include Lululemon, Nike, H&M, Restoration, and Apple.