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
While not as flashy or ultra-luxurious as some of the resorts in the area (such as The Phoenician or the Four Seasons), the Omni is an excellent choice for large comfortable rooms, good dining and beautiful views. The resort is very spread out so plan on a walk from your room to the front desk, but the mountain views along the way are breathtaking and the landscaping and pools are very attractive. The patio (or balcony) is ideal for a room service breakfast and the oversize bathroom was suburb. I would have liked to have seen larger size bath amenities (they are tiny and were not replenished on our four night stay) and evening housekeeping/turndown service would have been a nice touch for a resort in this category. Overall, however, it was a very enjoyable stay.
The Omni in Scottsdale is one of the top four resorts to check out when you have a trip to Pheonix. You feel bad leaving so soon. This location is off the beaten path with no hustle bustle around. Great views in every direction. I would recommend jumping up at sunrise and checking the colors in the sky.
I would NOT recommend staying here to anyone and will not stay here again. Every representative that I spoke to either didn't know the answer to my questions or answered my questions differently from one another. I called before going to the resort to ask if breakfast was included in our stay (the lady didn't know and asked if I needed anything else). I said YES, please find out the answer. After about 5 minutes she found out the answer was yes. I also asked her whether the hotel had Netflix (she didn't know - it did have Netflix).
When we arrived, the person at the front desk said "May I have your credit card?" (no explanation). It was for the $100 deposit for possible damages. He failed to tell us breakfast was included (I never would have known if I hadn't called!). I was told by another staff member that any charges to the room would be deducted from the $100 and we would receive a refund of the remaining balance (that didn't happen, we were charged just the amount we spent- this was inconsistent information from our final bill). Our key card wouldn't let us out of the parking garage and we had to call using the intercom each time we left the resort. I was happy we were the only ones in the pool area but there were dirty towels and trash laying all around the pool area. I called in the evening from our room about where breakfast would be held in the morning and the phone hung up. I called again and was on hold for at least 5 minutes. I was transferred to a cook who answered my questions (he told me a different breakfast time than the original lady on the phone when I called prior to our stay).
When we went to breakfast, I asked the attendant if we were in the right place for the "included breakfast" and she didn't know. When we sat down at the table (finally knowing we were at the correct restaurant), we asked the waiter what was included in our free breakfast and he said it was $30 per person. The buffet was so expensive that we still had to pay tip and tax, so it really wasn't free. I am extremely disappointed in this experience. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. At least it was clean and well maintained. This was a frustrating stay!
While I was staying in Scottsdale. I was able to Stay at the Omni Presidential Suite. The Omni Scottsdale Resort it beautiful. Loved the southwest . Our suite was amazing from everything in it. Who wouldn’t want there own private pool & spa. Slept like a baby in the great comfy bed. Soaked in the beautiful tub. So much to do on the property. Amazing restaurants, pools and a spa. Thank you Omni for the amazing stay. Staff and service was wonderful...
The Omni was a great place to stay for a long weekend. The not so good...they had a special rate where there were no fees. Free self parking and no resort fee. Well they jack up the price for staying so you save like $5 a day. Call it what it is and just lower the daily rate by the amount you really save. Onto the good...the room and the view of Camelback mountain were exactly what we wanted. The adult pool was great and we had great service each day. Thomas was the best of all. He was very attentive and checked in often. Providing pitches of water was a great touch since it was so hot. If you like to get to the pool early...7am for us, I recommend taking your pitcher with you when you leave, fill it up añd bring water early as service did not start till 11. If you like a few beers in the morning I recommend getting a bucket to go and being it back the next morning too. All of the food was very good as well. We had dinner 2 nights at Centro. The staff there was also awesome. The fish tacos and the Al pastor tacos were delicious as was the three amigos and the carne asada fries(oh my goodness what a serviñg size...so big) the empanada and the breakfast burritos from crave were also excellent!
One tip if you self park...leave your bags with the bellhop at valet. Once you check in they will cart you to you room and explain a little about the place. Well with it!