The red rocks of Camelback Mountain loom over architecture inspired by Spain’s fabled Alhambra at the Montelucia, one of the newer Valley getaways. There are splashing fountains, a restaurant serving excellent Mediterranean cuisine, and a spa inspired by the hammams (public baths) of Morocco, all just a mile or two north of the Camelback Corridor. Guest rooms, which continue the Spanish/Moroccan themes, are divided into five different “villages.” If you like peace and quiet, ask for a room in the Bocce Garden Village (and have a bocce court right outside your door). The social-minded should opt for a room in the Kasbah Village, close to an open-air lounge and the main pool. Throughout the property you’ll see fascinating Spanish antiquities, including two giant amphorae in the entry courtyard and huge wooden doors that lead to the resort’s ballroom.
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 E. Lincoln Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood Paradise Valley Phone 888/627-3010 Prices Jan–Apr $395–$845 double, $695–$4,000 suite; May–mid-June and mid-Sept–Dec $245–$625 double, $545–$3,000 suite; mid-June–mid-Sept $145–$425 double, $345–$2,000 suite. $24 daily resort fee. Children 18 and under stay free in parent’s room. Valet parking $19. Pets accepted ($100 fee). Units 293 Amenities 5 restaurants; snack bar; 2 lounges; babysitting; bikes; children’s programs; concierge; exercise room and access to nearby health club; 2 Jacuzzis; 3 pools; room service; full-service spa; Wi-Fi ($13 per day) Web site Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
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