World class tennis; if you love the game you’ll love these 11 courts, with Wimbledon-quality grass, seven hard courts and two Australian Open–style Rebound Ace surfaces, many lighted. There’s player matching, lessons, clubhouse and even an automated practice court
While luxury resort dining is notoriously overpriced, the casual tavern in the golf clubhouse offers great, hearty food at very reasonable prices — a nice oasis from vacation sticker shock
The wellness center is a first-rate facility across the board, and it also offers unique off-site guided hikes, including one up Camelback Mountain
Impressive, $25 million art collection
What To Know
The extensive daily list of exercise classes and guided walks is great, but if you don’t have a spa or salon treatment you’ll be charged a daily fee
“Free” Internet is part of a staggering $29 daily resort fee that doesn’t include much else — add another $29 per day if you want valet parking
The service doesn’t always match the excellence of the facilities, and the front desk is easily overwhelmed, especially since the Phoenician hosts a lot of large name tag–wearing corporate groups
Parking on site
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Camelback Mountain sleep with opulent rooms, a bevy of world class resort facilities, and marble as far as the eye can see
Southwestern style meets Italian grandeur. This huge resort blends a few different influences, and common spaces such as the main lobby are full of polished marble and European elegance, while Southwestern details such as patterned mosaic tiles, terra-cotta and Spanish tile roofs are interspersed throughout. The hotel's art collection is large and diverse, with highlights including outdoor sculptures, French tapestries and Navajo rugs.
Bed and Bath
Guest rooms are spacious (averaging 600 square feet) and all feature private balconies or decks. Beds are clad in a mix of Italian covers and Egyptian cotton linens, while the furnishings are elegant but understated and fit the Southwestern setting, with upholstery in muted taupes and smooth brown wood surfaces. Thick wool carpeting is an unusual touch in a region known for tile floors, but most of the 'wow' factor comes in the grand Roman bath-style bathrooms, which have oval Italian marble soaking tubs and large walk-in showers. The bathrooms also feature lighted makeup mirrors and toiletries from the Phoenician’s own spa line.
The Phoenician takes the concept of a full-service resort to the next level, with everything you’d expect at a large luxury property and then some. The 27-hole golf course is first-rate and very enjoyable, and it also has its own full clubhouse with dining facilities, a large pro shop, many lesson and clinic options, and a large, sophisticated practice facility. The world class tennis center is even more impressive, and the Centre for Well-Being has a state-of-the-art 24-hour gym, a large schedule of daily classes and a full-service spa. There’s an audio guided tour of the resort’s $25 million art collection, a brochure and self-guided tour of the two-acre cactus gardens, daily free wine and cheese tastings, loaner bikes, a family activity center with games, video games and even a movie theater, and nine pools — two shaped like grand pianos — plus a 165-foot water slide and cabanas.
In the Area
A visit to Old Town Scottsdale, one of the few pedestrianized areas, is a must; it's full of shops and Southwestern restaurants and bars. Scottsdale is a spring training mecca for baseball fans, and in January it hosts the most highly attended golf tournament on earth, the PGA's Phoenix Open. Major nearby attractions include the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Heard Museum, the nation’s top facility focused on Native American arts and culture. The most popular daytrips are to the Grand Canyon (by car, helicopter or both) and to the famed Red Rocks, vortexes and galleries of charming Sedona; several tours are offered by renowned Pink Jeep Tours, which has been in business for half a century.
The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale
6000 E Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
How to Get There
The preferred airport for The Phoenician is Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) - 9.2 km / 5.7 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.