The Four Season Resort Scottsdale at Troon North opened in 1999, and since its $20 million renovation in 2016, the resort and golf club have continued to wow guests. In 2022, the Four Seasons Scottsdale won the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Four Star Travel awards. Moreover, the resort was crowned Arizona and the United States Leading Resort at the 2022 World Travel Awards. The resort’s unique Adobe architecture perfectly harmonizes with its high-desert surroundings.
The resort’s location makes for an easy long weekend or week’s vacation, with the resort a 20-minute commute to Scottsdale Airport and 30 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Sitting amid Phoenix’s historical “Valley of the Sun,” in the upper reaches of the great Sonoran Desert, the resort is flanked by stunning rock formations, rolling hills, and arroyos. Scottsdale receives more than 330 days of sun annually, making the resort great any time of the year.
2. Attentive Staff
The Four Seasons Scottsdale’s world-class resort staff and concierges will make your stay unforgettable. Guests leave the Four Seasons with great memories of warm and friendly staff members ready to accommodate their every need. The team of multilingual concierges will help families plan day trips and excursions, making guests feel welcome throughout their stay.
The Four Seasons Scottsdale has three main pools for a multitude of visitors. Whether traveling as a family, solo or as a couple, there is a pool for you. Guests can wind away the afternoon at the split-level main pool, the purpose-built kids’ pool, or the private cabana pool. Moreover, the possibilities are limitless, with private plunge pools available for three different guest accommodations.
4. Rooms & Suites
A wide variety of rooms are available at The Four Seasons Scottsdale, with unique comfort on all levels. Finished in the Sonoran adobe-style architecture, guests can choose from accessible rooms with private patios, adobe casitas with gas-burning kiva firepits, or spacious, luxurious suites of all kinds. Furthermore, some casitas and suites have a plunge pool option for guests seeking more privacy.
Why not spend a couple of hours after dinner to take a peak at the Cosmos? With the Sonora Desert’s uniquely low light pollution, the Four Seasons Scottsdale offers year-round access to nature’s dazzling night show.
6. Kids for All Seasons
If you plan a family vacation, the Four Seasons Scottsdale brings endless fun for children and pets. Cats and dogs are welcome guests; the resort offers feeding bowls, pet beds, and treats. Moreover, the resort offers a complimentary Kids For All Seasons program where children can enjoy their own shallow pool away from their parents’ worries. Kids between five and 12 enjoy free access to the kids’ club, with games rooms, XBox terminals, and a cinema room.
The food at The Fours Seasons Scottsdale does not disappoint. Food lovers can enjoy paella at the contemporary Talavera, with its dramatic desert views and eclectic Spanish menu. If you want simple, traditional resort bites at Saguaro Blossom’s poolside restaurant, there is no shortage of options. Moreover, American comfort food bar Proof serves gastro-pub classics and a long list of locally brewed craft beers. Finally, the Onyx Bar & Lounge serves handcrafted cocktails and breathtaking sunset views of Pinnacle Peak.
The surrounding Sonora high desert has plentiful world-class hiking trails to explore, and the Fours Seasons Scottsdale’s concierge service will help outdoor lovers plan some awe-inspiring day trips. Lucky guests can trek among the prickly pears, sagebrush, and Chamisa plants on one of many hiking trails, such as Pinnacle Peak, Tonto National Forest, or the Pima Dynamite Trail.
Who can forget the world-class North Troon Golf Club? The Four Seasons Scottsdale’s two world-class Monument and Pinnacle golf courses offer 36 challenging holes amid giant granite boulders and sweeping high desert scenery. The beautiful Arizona weather gives golfers perfect year-round conditions at two of the country’s most luxurious, championship-ready courses.
Finally, after a long day at the pool, hiking the surrounding trails, or after 18 holes on one of Troon North’s fantastic golf courses, Four Seasons Scottdale’s guests can unwind with one of many wellness opportunities. Whether visitors want to hit their morning routine in the gym, relax with a facial treatment, or decompress with a personalized massage, the Four Seasons Scottsdale’s elite-level spa and wellness facilities will win favor with all clients.
Casandra Karpiak is a travel writer and owner of Savoteur. A Toronto native with Danish roots currently residing in British Columbia, her travel writing has been seen on The Associated Press wire, MSN, FOX, CBS, NBC, Entrepreneur, 24/7 Wall St, Times Daily, and many more. When she’s not traveling, she can be found at hockey arenas all over BC cheering on her two young sons.