Top 10 Romantic Experiences

Royal Palms Resort and Spa, recognized as one of the Most Romantic Resorts in the US.

The Royal Palms Mansion, Built as an Act of Love.
In 1929, Delos Cooke built the original mansion as a winter home for the love of his life, Florence Cooke.

The mansion was built in 1929 as the grand estate to Delos and Florence Cooke.  The couple set out to the Sonoran desert, to build their winter haven, El Vernadero, as a romantic getaway.  This living landmark now serves as the perfect secluded retreat for all who visit.

During your visit with us, discover the story of Royal Palms past, present and future.  Join us every Saturday for guided history and art tours.  Kindly contact our concierge or dial (800) 672-6011

We invite you to explore our historic estate and share it with the world.  Our Instagram History Map will guide you through our most popular historic sites on property.  View Map here 

Learn more about the story of our historic estate Here.

With an intuitive nature and exceptional attention to detail, we take pride in personalizing every romantic getaway in uncommon and unforgettable ways.

The Royal Palms Resort and Spa's gifted Concierge acts as your personal attendant to all things romantic. Bringing to life your dream proposal, honeymoon or anniversary, they are experienced in providing you with an unprecedented level of personal attention and unique services during your stay at our romantic resort in Arizona.

For more information or to start planning your custom Romantication© experience, contact: or (800) 672-6011.

Intimate Spaces
Lush landscaping, winding walkways, fountains and fireplaces, help make Royal Palms the ideal setting to begin or rekindle the romance with your loved one.

Welcome to Royal Palms Resort and Spa, where winding, cobblestone pathways lead to romantic nooks with crackling fireplaces.  On every stroll through this historic resort, guests will discover new treasures from the owners’ worldwide travels, along with the ever-changing sights, sounds and fragrances of citrus groves, exotic flora and splashing courtyard fountains. Explore all there is to discover at Royal Palms Resort and Spa.

Allow our property map to be your guide as you explore our historic estate.

Do Not Disturb Menu
Heighten romance in the comfort of your guestroom with our specialty selected romance menu.

View a variety of options to enhance your Royal Palms Romantication, View Do Not Disturb Menu here. 


Do No Disturb Menu:

Rose Petal Turndown: Your rose petal turndown will include vibrant floral petals, along with a bottle of champagne, and chocolate dipped fresh fruit. $55

Rose Petal Drawn Bath: Heighten romance during your stay and experience your large deep soaking bathtub scattered with floral petals while enjoying chocolate dipped fresh fruit. $65

Chocolate covered strawberries and champagne - $45 Bottle of wine and charcuterie board - $55

Decadent peanut butter chocolate dessert with small pot of freshly brewed Illy coffee for two- $25 (substitute for glasses of wine for additional $10)

Flights $15 per flight:



bright cherry aromas


ripe apple, peach, pear, lemon zest


honeysuckle, tropical fruit, toasted oak




poached apple, brioche lemon


crisp peach, guava, melon, apple


rose petal, peach, apricot




peach nectar, fresh garden basil


freshly squeezed orange juice


handcrafted, fresh squeezed juice


Menus available 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Kindly pre-order your menu items through our concierge by dialing 5522

Prefer to dine in the luxury of your room? Please refer to in room dining menus for all day dining options.


Kindly email us at or dial(800) 672-6011 for assistance.

Alvadora Spa
Experience an ultra luxurious couples Citrus Ritual in our one of a kind Aqua Dolce treatment room.

The Forbes Four Star Alvadora Spa boasts Mediterranean-inspired treatments featuring warm-weather elements like citrus, eucalyptus, juniper and lavender. Alvadora’s treatments are centered on the nurturing essence of the Mediterranean, soothing the spirit, renewing the body and enriching the mind.

Known as Alvadora’s Signature Ritual, the Citrus Ritual is perfect for couples seeking pure romance.  The treatment begins with a full body exfoliation on heated stone tables while water gently cascades from above. Continue to relax in our garden tub and private patio area which features our raindrop shower. This ritual is completed with a gentle orange blossom moisturizing lotion application.


Book your treatment today here  or speak to one of our representatives today (602) 977-6400



Via Cappello Private Dining for Two
Whether you are celebrating an Anniversary, proposal, or just because; allow us to arrange a one of a kind unforgettable evening for you and your loved one.

Named for Casa di Giulietta, or Juliet’s House, on Via Cappello in Verona, Italy, these “lovers’ corners” at Royal Palms provide magical settings for imaginative and one-of-a-kind evenings.

Your personal and private Via Cappello will include all of the delights you desire, from special flowers to a customized menu.  You will have your choice of several beautiful settings, including the Bell Tower, Garden of Love, Valencia Garden, or one of the estate's many secluded patios and nooks.

Whether it be for an engagement, anniversary, or just because.  Let us worry about the details while you simply enjoy each other.

Book your romantic evening with us today by filling out a Romance Request Here.

Also, feel free to email us at or dial(800) 672-6011 for assistance.

Luxurious Guest Rooms
Choose between a variety of beautifully appointed guest rooms. Add even more romance to your stay and request room features, including oversize tubs, private patios or inviting fireplaces.

Royal Palms Resort and Spa features beautifully appointed guest rooms, casitas and villas set among the lush landscaping of the historic property. The estate efortlessly combines timeless Mediterranean charm with modern luxuries, sublime comfort, and exquisitely appointed accommodations style.

View guestroom details Here  or speak to one of our reservations agents over the phone, (800) 672-6011

T. Cook's Restaurant
Every love story is beautiful. Allow us to be a part of your story and make your special occasion an evening to remember.

Make your special occasion an evening to remember and enjoy an exclusive experience at the Four Diamond T.Cook's restaurant. Dine amongst the romantic ambiance of twinkling candlelight, scenic Camelback Mountain views on one of our two patios, inviting fireplaces and blooming bougainvillea. 

Speak to one of our team members and make your reservations today (602) 808-0766

Romantic Weddings
Inspiring generations of storybook weddings, Royal Palms is the natural choice for couples seeking pure romance.

The intimate feel of the estate lends itself perfectly to weddings, including ceremonies, receptions, rehersal dinners, bridal lunches and showers.  

With distincvite indoor space and exquisite outdoor gardens across nine acres, the estate can accommodate most any event.  

Learn more HERE.  Begin planning your day by contacting our catering team at (602) 808-3113 or

What the Critics are Saying
Don't take our word for it; these are comments from hotel guests and the media.


USA Today Travel - "Enjoy Romantication, a program of customized romantic experiences including private dining, couples' massages, love notes and rose-petal turndowns." 

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AFAR - "It’s a resort worthy of anyone’s stay but is especially welcoming to couples, having been recognized time and again as one of the world’s most romantic escapes." 

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 Travel + Leisure - "The Mediterranean-style hideaway, which sits at the base of Camelback Mountain, features stone courtyards with potted flowers and tiled fountains, and its casitas and villas are decorated with Old World accents. The former private estate is the ultimate couple’s getaway.

View Here - "Look through the gorgeous mahogany and iron double doors to the circular courtyard and at its center, the 250-year-old fountain, and you are instantly transported to a romantic respite that still has the feeling of a couple’s private and intimate residence."

View Here - "Lush gardens and lawns, palm trees, outdoor fireplaces and sitting areas, fountains, and views of Camelback Mountain all contribute to the romantic ambiance."

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Resort Guest Comments

~ “The Via Cappello was unbelievably romantic. The great food, the candles, the rose petals, the fire all added up to a perfect evening. Jarret took such great care of us and gave us our space but always made us feel like he was right there when we needed attention. A VERY special memory.”  Hotel Guest

~ “Our continuing patronage is based on the historic ambiance, natural beauty, and first class experience the Royal Palms has always offered.  Though a long-time resident to Houston, I grew up in Scottsdale.  The Royal Palms has always been a valley landmark synonymous with luxury.  Every time we visit we are reminded of our search for a wedding venue.” Hotel Guest

~ “We had many options for our honeymoon and we know that we made the perfect choice.  Our stay was: relaxing, quiet, pure romantic grounds, fireplace in the room, great food/restaurant on site, a quiet pool, and a great spa.” Hotel Guest

~ “In the Scottsdale/Phoenix are, it’s our favorite hotel.  Beautiful grounds, rooms, ambience and it is very intimate.” Hotel Guest

~ “The staff was professional and personable.  The grounds are amazing, it was the most romantic place that I have ever stayed.” Hotel Guest

~ “The romance team of Whitney & Jennifer did a great job helping me set up our custom menu’s for our special dinner(s), the rose petal turn-downs, and most importantly, just answering all of my questions.” Hotel Guest 


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