Driving time to the Grand Canyon: 3 hours, 39 minutes
This 250-acre Starwood resort and conference center is a luxury property ideally situated on the edge of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix’s Sonoran Desert. The massive property makes a striking first impression, with its lush green landscaping, waterfalls, koi ponds and palms set against a rugged backdrop. Meanwhile, communal interiors have an old-world luxury appeal with marble floors and chandeliers. For activities, there is a USGA 27-hole golf course and pro shop, 11 tennis courts with various surfaces and a winding cactus garden for beautiful sunrise walks.