ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN: Your oasis in Phoenix lies just a 15- minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Bell service swiftly takes your luggage and leads you to the reception desk, where attendants welcome you with a refreshment. The night of my check-in I arrived quite late, so staffing was limited but so attentive. I received a map of the property to ensure I’d be acquainted with the area the next morning. As soon as the check-in was completed, a wonderful bellman took me on one of the property’s golf carts and delivered me to my room.
GUEST QUARTERS: During my stay I enjoyed a stunning Camelback Mountain-view room. When I arrived, I instinctively went to the patio door and opened it, and even at night I had a gorgeous night sky and mountain view. If you’re on the ground floor, be careful not to let night critters in; you’ll see a reminder on the door near the handle. When you come back to your quarters after indulging in the amenities, you will enjoy one of the most comfortable beds you’ve likely ever experienced. The rooms are quite spacious; I had plenty of room to spread out. A big bathtub entices you to draw a bubble bath to relax the night away.
SERVICES/AMENITIES: As expected from an Omni resort, you will find all the luxury and comfort you could want. The Phoenix property boasts two pools: one kid-friendly, another adults-only. Choose from a great array of Spanish delights for dining on property. Lastly, do not forget to enjoy a spa session. I did not have the time during my stay, but Joya Spa inspired by Sylvia Sepielli, a 31,000-square-foot pampering haven, is popular even with locals.
If you feel like getting away to Europe but don’t have the time, this is an excellent stand-in. The Andalusian inspiration across the property definitely transports you.
Dining on property is a fantastic experience. I tried both Taqueria Central and M Bar. Neither disappointed — highly recommend!
If you have time, fit in a hike at Camelback Mountain. In summer, plan for mornings before the heat gets too intense. Concierge service will help you choose the best time to hike depending on the season.
OMNI SCOTTSDALE RESORT&SPA AT MONTELUCIA
4949 E. Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
tel 480 627 3200
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