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

Start your day with energy-boosting exercises that nourish your body and lift your spirit. Find your balance with yoga classes and tai chi lessons, both held every morning at 9:00 a.m. right here at Alvadora Spa. Finish with a massage or facial.

Mixology Classes

Shaken or stirred? Discover the secrets to creating fantastic cocktails at Mix Up mixology class, which takes place every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. 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 every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

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.


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.