Resort Report: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort Arizona | Resort Report: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Among the top luxury resorts in Arizona, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a AAA Five Diamond resort in north Scottsdale. Conveniently located off of the 101 near Bell Road, the family-friendly resort boasts six heated swimming pools, five restaurants, two fitness centers, two golf courses, a spa, three boutiques, and a kid’s club.

Guest Rooms

Standard guestrooms feature warm, earthy color tones and sophisticated touches, such as stone walk-in showers, private patios, and a work desk in every room. Most standard guest rooms have either a king or two queens and sleep up to 4 people.

If you have a bigger family or are traveling with a group, you'll want to book a spacious casita, which sleep 6. Another option for a bigger family would be to book two connecting rooms in the Sunset Beach wing.

Hotel Activities

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has plenty of activities for people of all ages and stages. On the expansive property you will find six heated swimming pools, five restaurants, two fitness centers, two golf courses, a spa, three boutiques, and a kid's club.

The Sonoran Splash Pool is a particular favorite for families since it has a beach-entry pool, a splash pad, and two big waterslides. Kids must be 42" or taller to ride the slides.

The Sunset Beach Pool also holds big appeal since there is white beach sand to play in. With palm trees swaying and plentiful lounge chairs, you'll feel like you made a trip to the coast.


Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is one of the most family-friendly resorts in Arizona. The swimming pools and waterslides described above hold obvious appeal, but kids will also be drawn to the Trailblazers Kids Club. Parents can drop their kids off between 9:00am and 1:00pm for a curated experience of games and activities ($45 per child). In the afternoons, families are welcome to drop in between 1:00pm and 5:00pm to play air hockey, foosball, video games, or crafts (free use for hotel guests).


There are five restaurants 0n-site at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess:

  • Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina ($40-$185+ entrees)
  • La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval ($26-$46 entrees)
  • Ironwood American Kitchen ($15-$50 entrees)
  • Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar ($18-$48 entrees)
  • The Plaza Bar ($20-$32 entrees)

Kids 5 and under eat free at all Fairmont restaurants (one child per paying adult).

Breakfast and Lunch are only available at Ironwood American Kitchen and Toro. Dinner is available at all restaurants, dependent on the season. Call ahead to confirm hours.

Children's menus are available at all resort restaurants. Children's entrees range in price from $10-$16. Kids (12 and under) who dine at Bourbon also have the option of ordering off the adult menu for 1/2 price.

* If you enjoy walking while on vacation, it's a short trek (1-2 miles one way) to Chick-fil-a, Dick's Sports Goods, Harkins Theatres, Panda Express, Red Robin, Starbucks, The Container Store, and Whole Foods Market. Note that you will have to cross several large intersections.

Fairmont Gold

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Gold Double Guest Room | Resort Report: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Fairmont Gold is an upgraded room category in the Fairmont system. In most Fairmont properties, it is a wing or floor of rooms (similar to a concierge floor or club level at other places). Because Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort is a sprawling property, Gold is its own section in the northeast part of the property.

The Fairmont Gold Lounge at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a luxurious add-on that will make your trip even more comfortable and stress-free. The Lounge features deluxe complimentary breakfast every morning (7:00am-10:30am), complimentary coffee and beverages all day long, complimentary evening canapes every afternoon (4:00pm-6:00pm) as well as complimentary desserts (4:00pm-8:00pm). The Lounge is elegantly decorated for the Christmas season and the service is top-notch. The Gold Lounge and all its benefits are available to anyone staying in a Gold room. We highly recommend that you upgrade to Gold if you are able.

Nearby Activities

There is so much to do in Scottsdale! Attractions abound in this sun-filled city. Read our full Road Trip Guide to Scottsdale for ideas. You might also consider visiting Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament or Tempe, AZ.

5 Tips for Your Upcoming Stay at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Here are some of our top tips for getting the most out of your upcoming stay at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess:

  1. Upgrade to Fairmont Gold for a decadent and delightful experience. The Fairmont Gold Lounge will make your trip even more comfortable and stress-free. The complimentary breakfast is filling and delicious, the canapes are enough for a light dinner, and there are plenty of included drink options (sparkling water, soda, fruit juice, coffee, tea). Alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase.
  2. courtesy shuttle runs to Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland Commons (two lovely shopping centers), 10:00am-4:00pm daily. This can also be a great option to try a new restaurant in the area. We recommend The Greene House.
  3. If you have children (ages 3-12), consider stopping by the Trailblazers Kids Club. The recreational space is open to families from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Activity options include air hockey, foosball, video games, and arts & crafts.
  4. Note that reservations are not required at the resort's restaurants, but they do often sell out - especially on weekends and during the holidays. To avoid long wait times, book your table in advance.
  5. Visit Fairmont Princess Scottsdale during a holiday. The Princess is one of the best resorts in Arizona for programming and events. Christmas at the Princess is absolutely magical with 3 million dazzling LED lights and displays, a 6,000 square-foot skating rink, Frosty’s Ferris Wheel, Christmas Carousel, Polar Glide ice slide, a 4-story Christmas tree, and an official meet-and-greet with Santa.

Resort Snapshot

  • Address: 7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  • Check-In: 4:00pm
  • Check-Out: 11:00am
  • Parking: Overnight valet service is $38 per evening. Self-parking is offered at $25 per night.
  • Peak Season: February through April
  • Off Season: Summer (late May to early September)
  • Phone: 480-585-4848
  • Distance from Tucson: approximately 2 to 2.5 hours
  • Social Media: Follow Fairmont Scottsdale Princess on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. Use hashtag #atthechristmas.
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