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Hipmunk Hotels: 5 Best Desert Hotels in Albuquerque, Sedona, and More

Those planning a trip to the desert in the Southwestern United States have a lot to look forward to. This is an area full of awe-inspiring wonders and one with a diverse range of breathtaking locations, inspiring landscapes, and powerful panoramas.

Just as wonderful as the spectacular scenery is returning to an oasis at the end of a tiring day. There is nothing like retreating to luxury digs in the desert after a full day of outdoor exploration. Get inspired by these five best desert hotels in the U.S.

Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid North

Affordable luxury is easy to find in Albuquerque hotels, and travelers can stay at the Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid North for as little as $100 per night. This is an elegant pyramid-shaped hotel 8.7 miles away from the Old Town.

Rooms come with luxurious linen bedding, marble bathrooms, a granite wet bar, and free Wi-Fi. Upgrade to a suite and enjoy a room with a balcony, kitchenette, and separate living area. A highlight of this hotel is the beautiful atrium that surrounds the lobby bar.

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Canyon Plaza Resort, Grand Canyon

Hotels near the Grand Canyon offer guests some of the most luxurious views in the world. Canyon Plaza Resort is a great choice, as it offers comfortable rooms right by the entrance of one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders.

The resort is one mile away from the southern entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, and guests seeking adventure can choose to take a helicopter ride or even paraglide over the canyon. The front desk staff offer assistance with ticketing and tours.

Cedars Resort, Sedona

Cedars Resort Second is one of the most magical desert retreats in Sedona, as it offers stunning cliff side views over Oak Creek Canyon. This is a property that promotes peace and relaxation, and guests can enjoy the tranquil environment by the outdoor pool or with an in-room massage.

The resort is close to many restaurants, art galleries, and shops. Views from the resort feature natural landmarks like the Giant Thumb and Elephant Rock. The clifftop location means travelers can look down over the canyon from a number of vantage points.

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Phoenix

With breathtaking views of the mountains and desert scenery, the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is one of the most opulent of Phoenix hotels.

This is a true oasis in the desert, as the resort features a water park, a salon, a fitness center, a 10,000-square-foot spa, and three on-site restaurants. Rooms start from $130 per night, along with a $22 daily resort fee.

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno

Luxurious getaways are affordable in Reno, especially at the four-diamond Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Amenities include two spacious pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a large video arcade for children and adults alike. The casino operates 24 hours a day and features over 700 poker and slot machines, 50 gambling tables, and separate poker rooms. The resort also boasts a three-story spa.

Rates during off-season go as low as $60 per night, while rooms during peak season start at $180 per night. There is an extra daily resort fee of $16.95.

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Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging since 2007, with the main aim of inspiring others to embark on their own worldwide adventure. Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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