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Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Scottsdale, ArizonaEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Inspired by southern Spain's Andalusia region, the 253-room Montelucia is set at the foot of Camelback Mountain and surrounds a happening pool scene.
With its graceful plazas and arcaded walkways, this 35-acre retreat located at the foot of Camelback Mountain so resembles an Andalusian pueblo blanco that you'll forget you're in Arizona. The 253-room property is filled with unexpected amenities (a fleet of bicycles; an old-fashioned ice cream parlor), which helps to lures a younger crowd to the fountain-filled courtyards and cabanas around the Kasbah pool. You won't find Arizona's golf set here. Instead, stylish sybarites divide their time between the whimsical 31,000-square-foot Joya Spa, where a three-foot crystal is set beneath a ceiling painted to resemble the Moroccan night sky, and Prado restaurant, for live flamenco music on weekend evenings.
Wake up before the sunrise to hike Camelback Mountain. This challenging trail starts a few miles from the hotel, and a walk to the starting point avoids the crowded parking scene.
New chef Michael Cairns is known for serving regional ingredients at Prado restaurant. The signature dish? The chef's tagliatelle—house-made pasta with pork sausage, local greens, legumes, charred tomatoes, and chili.
Arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) which is approximately 13 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 30 minutes of travel time.4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- 3 Outdoor Pools
- Adults-only Pool
- Private Cabanas
- Spa on property
- Beauty Salon
- Wellness Treatments
- Yoga + Fitness Classes
- Private Patios/Balconies
- Outdoor Ceiling Fans
- Outdoor Chaise Lounges
- 42" LCD HDTV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Stocked Refreshment Bars
- Sunken Bath Tubs
- Luxury Showers
- Dual Shower Heads
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Spa Cuisine
- Poolside Bistro
- Bar + Lounge
- Outdoor Dining
- In-room Dining
- 2-person max occupancy in the Camelback Mountain View room
- 3-person max occupancy in the Oasis Poolview Suite
- 2-4 person max occupancy in the Oasis Poolview Guestroom
Why We Love Scottsdale
Travelers to Scottsdale can browse the 100-plus downtown art galleries, take rigorous hikes on Camelback Mountain, and check out rare native plants at the Desert Botanical Garden in Papago Park, just 20 minutes away.
7216 E. Shoeman Lane.
Dinner for two $50.
Where to Drink: Loud, lively, and undeniably cool, Citizen Public House is an indoor-outdoor gastropub serving craft beers, cocktails, and bar snacks such as bacon-fat heirloom popcorn. Try the signature Citi-Zen cocktail, made with pear vodka, ginger liqueur, and house-made sweet and sour.
7111 E 5th Ave.
Drinks for two $10.
Best Day Trip: The Apache Trail, an old stagecoach route once used by the native Indians to cross the Superstition Mountains, is considered one of the most scenic drives in the United States. Head out on the 48-mile drive that leads past several lakes, Tonto National Forest, and Three Bar Wildlife Area, home to bighorn sheep and mountain lions.
Why Go Now
May 6-July 8, 2012
Free Sunday Night Concert Series
Locals head to McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park for this popular summertime music series.
7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale.
May 19-20, 2012
Arizona Barbeque Festival
Foodies compete for bragging rights during this barbecue-filled celebration at Salt River Fields.
7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale.
May 26-September 1, 2012
Desert Flashlight Tours
Nighttime tours of the Desert Botanical Garden take place on Thursday and Friday nights during the summer.
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix.