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A Few from Arizona

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by Gunnerisac, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Haven't posted for a while so I thought I'd give you a bit of a travelogue of some truly outstanding hotel/inn in Arizona.

    We spent a week just visiting some old haunts (favorite hotels) in Tucson and Sedona and found a superb, new one in Phoenix/Scottsdale -- The Royal Palms.

    Here are few from each hotel/inn:

    The grounds of LaPaloma, Tucson:
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    One of LaPaloma's pools:
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    A view from the lobby:
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    Some desert flowers:
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    A one day trip to Sonoma to see some friends and to stay at our favorite place, L"Auberge. It is in the middle of Sedona on Oak Creek Canyon.

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    L'Auberge has rooms and log cabins by Oak Creek.

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    The cabins are not very rustic!! Here's a picture of the smaller one we had:

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    Of course the red mountains are a beautiful backdrop to the hotels beautiful trees:

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    We found a new place in Phoenix/Scottsdale right below Camelback Mountain -- The Royal Palms. What a place!. Originally a private residence of the roaring '20s it was converted into an inn and the had a $26 million renovation/expansion about five years ago. Truly a great find!
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    The hotel has impressive spanish architecture and beautiful grounds:
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    The place is gorgeous --here's the walk to our room:

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    The pool is especially appealing in Arizona in May.

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    If you'd like to see more, here's a link to the gallery:

    http://www.pbase.com/paulcasi/arizona_2007

    PaulC
     
  2. haze2

    haze2

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    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Looks like a great vacation. I live in Phoenix and have stayed at the Royal Palms when I wanted a vacation without leaving town!
     
  3. I can see why! We like the Hermosa too, but the Royal Palm is special.

    PaulC
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Paul that looks like a truly great place.
    Very nice images
     
  5. Thanks, Gale.

    It's hard not to get good shots in such beautiful places.

    PaulC
     
  6. KrysiaG

    KrysiaG Guest

    Everyone is spectacular. I couldn't choose my favorite if I had to!
     
  7. You're right -- that's why we did them all/. Next time though, we'll spend two weeks.

    Paul C
     
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