Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
What We Love
- The incredible Joya Spa, with its glam rooftop pool and Moroccan-inspired design
- The public spaces all take advantage of the gorgeous Camelback Mountain views
- Three pools, two of them adults only
- A choice of three restaurants, plus an all-day café
What To Know
- Reservations are required for the spa
- The hotel does a brisk business in meetings and weddings
- The spa terrace pool is for spa guests only
- Pets are allowed (fees and limitations apply)
- A $25 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Nestled at the base of picturesque Camelback Mountain in the exclusive enclave of Paradise Valley, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is an intimate oasis, inspired by the exotic locale of Spain’s Andalusia region. Recently re-branded as an Omni property, this iconic Scottsdale resort boasts a primo position just outside of town with jaw-dropping views of craggy, imposing Camelback Mountain. Guest rooms and suites are lavish, with four poster beds, luxe marble bathrooms and an earthy palette designed to reflect the surrounding desert landscapes. Both starry-eyed couples on romantic getaways and families on vacation are well catered to, with plenty of room to stretch out thanks to three pools (two stay open until midnight), multiple restaurants, and the enormous, fully-immersive Joya Spa, with a style reminiscent of Spain’s Alhambra palace.
In the Area
Join a guided hike or strike out on your own to see some of the Sonoran Desert’s starkly beautiful landscapes up close. Picturesque Camelback Mountain is a convenient five minute walk from the resort with various types of trails. Pinnacle Peak is ideal for horse-riding and rock climbing, while Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve has over 120 miles of trails. See even more of the area’s indigenous flora on a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden, where you’ll encounter all manner of otherworldly plants and flowers. Then hustle back to Montelucia for free wine tastings at Prado restaurant– be sure to taste local drops, as Arizona now has its own well-regarded nascent wine scene.
How to Get There
Absolutely beautiful location and setting. Perfect for our anniversary weekend getaway. Disappointed that nothing was offered to help make the anniversary extra special. Also disappointed that a government rate on the room wasn't honored due to their occupancy. Otherwise, everything was great. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The private balcony was perfect for relaxing with a drink. We would certainly go back for another visit.
I stayed at this hotel for a conference and had the best conference food I have ever had. The service was wonderful (when the conference needed to begin, a lady walked around with a xylophone!). The rooms were nice and comfortable and the pools looked amazing. It was a wonderful stay.
I had high hopes for this Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa especially after reading some of the positive reviews, but I had a disappointing stay and experience at the Omni Scottsdale, and I would not recommend it. The front desk staff provided the wrong information, and as a result my stay was negatively impacted. When I spoke with the front desk manager, she did not provide a friendly response. I read some of the “Terrible” reviews on TripAdvisor, and I would have to agree with many of them. I do not intend to return to the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa.
I’m writing this review to help others who may notice a pattern with the Omni.
This is a fine hotel, though having stayed here for a conference recently, I am not impressed with their transparency and business practices.
The conference organizers had apparently agreed to add a “Porterage / Bellman” fee to every attendee’s bill. I’m all for paying for services rendered, but I did not use the bellman services during my two-night stay, so was wondering why this was on my bill.
When I called the hotel to ask about my $10 fee, the manager gave me the runaround about how he could not refund this fee and I would need to talk to the conference organizer. Note that an industry trader organization (i.e. not my company) organized the conference and did not mention the fee on their website, nor did the hotel mention the fee at the time of booking.
$10 multiplied by the number of guests who stay at this hotel for corporate events adds up to a lot of money. My guess is that corporate conference guests don’t notice or care about extra fees (because the bill is being expensed…). I wonder where the money goes. Probably some of it to the bellmen, of course.
My wife and I stayed here 5 days for a couples trip. The hotel, rooms and grounds are definitely 5-star worthy. You walk a bit between buildings, pools and common areas, but I always appreciate that in a resort and the grounds are world class. The other element of this property I would also describe as world-class is the spa. We love spas and this is top-3 I have ever encountered (the other 2 are Encore-Las Vegas and Nemacolin Woodlands in Pennsylvania).
The location is also fantastic and the rooms are above-average for a 5-star property. The restaurants are also very good. The only negative is that both pools can be a little crowded, but it's Phoenix in May, so that is to be expected. Overall, a fantastic experience and, in my opinion, on par with the Boulders and better than other 5-stars in and around Scottsdale.