Must-see hotels in The Southwest

  • Mabel Dodge Luhan House

    Taos

    Every inch of this rambling compound, once home to Mabel Dodge Luhan, the so-called Patroness of Taos, exudes elegant-meets-earthy beauty. Sleep where…

  • Four Seasons Hotel

    Las Vegas

    Having completed a total makeover in 2016, Four Seasons, Mandalay Bay's second hotel-within-a-hotel, offers luxuriously appointed, as-new rooms, furnished…

  • Lodge at Red River Ranch

    Southwestern Utah

    In the grand tradition of Western ranches, rooms here sport open-beam vaulted ceilings, timber walls, Navajo rugs and wood-burning fireplaces. Details are…

  • Briar Patch Inn

    Arizona

    Nestled in nine wooded and grassy acres above Oak Creek, this bucolic and peaceful B&B hideaway offers 19 handsome cabins with Southwestern decor and…

  • Blue Swallow Motel

    New Mexico

    Spend the night in this beautifully restored Route 66 motel listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, and feel the decades melt away…

  • Shash Diné EcoRetreat

    Grand Canyon Region

    Experience the beauty of the Navajo land from up close at this family ranch, where Baya invites visitors to stay in a traditional hogan, covered…

  • Spruce Hole Yurt

    New Mexico

    To experience a bit of wintery mountain magic, ski or snowshoe 2.5 miles to this deluxe backcountry yurt. You'll need all your own gear, sheets and…

  • El Paradero

    Santa Fe

    Each room in this 200-year-old adobe B&B, south of the river, is unique and loaded with character. Two have their own bathrooms across the hall, the rest…

  • Inn at Halona

    New Mexico

    This exceptionally friendly inn, across from the museum behind the Halona Plaza food store, is the only place in New Mexico where visitors can stay in the…

  • El Vado

    Albuquerque

    The white adobe walls of this revamped Route 66 motor court darn near glow as the sun rises, when you might just catch hot-air balloons rising almost…

  • Inn at 410

    Flagstaff

    This fully renovated 1894 house offers 10 spacious, beautifully decorated and themed bedrooms, each with a fridge and bathroom, and many with four-poster…

  • Bliss Bungalow

    Nevada

    In a town full of motels, the Bliss Bungalow is a breath of fresh air. Housed in a restored 19th century house, each room has its own bathroom, top…

  • Lincoln Hotel

    Utah

    Stay in tastefully remodeled suites with modern kitchens, hardwood floors and exposed brick walls up on the 2nd floor of the 1906 Lincoln Hotel…

  • Torrey Schoolhouse B&B

    Southwestern Utah

    Ty Markham has done an exquisite job of bringing this rambling 1914 schoolhouse back to life as a B&B. Antiques and country elegance contrast with the…

  • NoMad

    Las Vegas

    The NoMad has taken things to truly a ridiculous level: it's a hotel within a hotel within a hotel. It's a good thing the rooms are exquisite, most with…

  • Torchlight Inn

    Park City

    Right off the traffic circle, this seven-room inn charms with elegant and inviting contemporary spaces, gas fireplaces and flat-screen TVs. There's also a…

  • Buffalo Sage B&B

    Southwestern Utah

    Up on a bluff west of town, three exterior-access rooms lead out to an expansive, upper-level deck or ground-level patio with great views. The owner's…

  • Washington School House

    Park City

    Architect Trip Bennett oversaw the restoration that turned an 1898 limestone schoolhouse on a hill into a luxurious boutique hotel with 12 suites. How did…

  • Dinosaur Inn

    Utah

    The locally owned Dinosaur Inn provides the kind of down-home hospitality that you'll rarely get at a chain motel, and the clean retro-accented rooms make…

  • NOBU Hotel

    Las Vegas

    This exclusive boutique hotel within Caesars Palace is one for lovers of Japanese design from the traditional to the modern. Rooms are in high demand and…

  • Panguitch House

    Southwestern Utah

    The nicely simple, new B&B rooms in this renovated red-brick home are an excellent alternative to a motel. The price is more than right and the friendly…

  • Aria Las Vegas Resort

    Las Vegas

    Aria's sleek resort hotel has no theme, unlike some of the Strip's other megaproperties. Instead, its 4000-plus deluxe rooms (520 sq ft) and 560 tower…

  • Element Las Vegas Summerlin

    Las Vegas

    Westin's foray into the niche fitness-and-lifestyle market has come to Summerlin. Enjoy Element's complimentary healthy breakfast options, evening…

  • LINQ Hotel

    Las Vegas

    Launching onto the Las Vegas Strip in late 2014, LINQ, formerly the Quad, has cemented its position as a solid all-rounder. Its fresh, white rooms have…

  • Motel DuBeau

    Flagstaff

    Built in 1929 as Flagstaff's first motel, the DuBeau has clean, well-run accommodations. In addition to private rooms, which all have refrigerators and…

  • Thunderbird Hotel

    Las Vegas

    Nestled between the north Strip and Fremont St, this retro renovated job is an instant winner with its great rates, funky fresh rooms with chunky,…

  • Sorrel River Ranch

    Moab

    Southeast Utah's only full-service luxury resort and gourmet restaurant was originally a 1903 homestead. The lodge and log cabins sit on 240 lush acres,…

  • Aria Sky Suites & Villas

    Las Vegas

    A cut above the rest, Aria's Sky Suites & Villas go the extra mile in terms of service levels and standard inclusions. Being a 'Sky' guest buys you status…

  • Phantom Ranch

    Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

    Bunks at this camp-like complex on the canyon floor are in private cabins sleeping two to 10 people and four hiker-only single-sex dorms, each with five…

  • Indian Garden Campground

    Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

    Located 3040ft below the South Rim, and a 4.6-mile hike along the Bright Angel Trail, lovely Indian Garden sits along a creek surrounded by cottonwoods,…

  • Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

    Greater Phoenix

    At sunset, scan the lonely horizon for the eponymous wild horses silhouetted against the South Mountains. Owned by the Gila River tribe and nestled on…

  • Palomar Phoenix

    Phoenix

    Shaggy pillows, antler-shaped lamps and portraits of blue cows. Yep, the 242 rooms of the Palomar are whimsical, and we like it. Larger than average and…

  • Andaluz

    Albuquerque

    Albuquerque's finest historic hotel, built in the heart of downtown in 1939, has been modernized while retaining period details such as its stunning…

  • Jerome Grand Hotel

    Arizona

    This former hospital looks like the perfect setting for a sequel to The Shining. Built in 1926 for the mining community, the sturdy fortress plays up its…

  • Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

    Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks

    Families love this activity-rich ranch on 4000 acres on Zion's eastern side. Guests can hike, bike, canyoneer, climb, swim, play sports, ride four…

  • Caesars Palace

    Las Vegas

    In 2016, Caesars celebrated turning 50 by (how else?) throwing a bunch of money into shaking off some gaudy and making itself look fabulous. Almost 600…

  • Cliff Lodge

    Wasatch Mountains

    The splashy black-glass-and-concrete 500-room Cliff Lodge is like a cruise ship in the mountains, with every possible destination-resort amenity – from…

  • Bryce Canyon Lodge

    Bryce Canyon National Park

    Built in the 1920s, the main park lodge exudes rustic mountain charm, with a large stone fireplace and exposed roof timbers. Most of the 'sunrise' and …

  • Motor Lodge

    Arizona

    Set three blocks south of Courthouse Plaza, the 14 snazzy bungalows here form a bright and welcoming horseshoe around a central driveway. Inside the rooms…

  • North Rim Campground

    Grand Canyon National Park

    Operated by the NPS, this campground, 1.5 miles north of the Grand Canyon Lodge, offers shaded sites on level ground among the ponderosas. Sites 11, 14,…