Montelucia Resort & Spa

A Spanish-style resort in Paradise Valley
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Inspired by the colorful villages and picturesque hills of Southern Spain, the Montelucia Resort & Spa is an ideal getaway to relax and restore. Located close to Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, the self-contained resort looks out on magnificent views and features award-winning restaurants and a full-service spa — everything a guest needs.

Check in and step into the resort’s expansive Cortijo Plaza, where it’s easy to feel torn between moving on or lingering in a comfortable chair beneath an umbrella. The plaza tower, overlooking walkways, restaurants, private dining and meeting spaces as well as shops are adorned in the sweet sunny color of almond cookie and the rich earthy tone of ruddy oak accented by living green cypress and palm trees. Prominent in the square are the massive olive oil clay jars at the entrance to the Mbar lounge at Prado, but smaller antiques and decorative flourishes in surprising places are found throughout the grounds, revealing the Moroccan influence on the resort’s style.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Montelucia Resort & Spa is inspired by the rich history, whitewashed villages and sun-drenched hills of Spain’s Andalusia region. Greeted with a sophisticated ambiance of a European getaway, guests are welcomed by understated elegance and an unexpected reprieve in the midst of the Sonoran Desert.
  • Close by, guests will find Scottsdale’s best nightlife, shopping, dining, and entertainment offerings. Other local attractions include renowned golf courses, museums, performance art centers, the Desert Botanical Garden, Grand Prix racing school, wilderness trails, and Camelback Mountain climbs along with an endless list of other attractions.
  • Get pampered with a day at the salon and the experience of a zero-gravity chair for a pedicure. The 31,000-square-foot spa offers guests customized treatments such as clay wraps and body polishes — all designed to soothe, relax and rejuvenate.
  • The fitness center features movement classes and Technogym equipment and looks out on a breathtaking view of Camelback Mountain. Who could refuse a spin class with such a view?
Things to Know
  • The best time to visit the Montelucia Resort & Spa depends on the type of experience a guest wants but with 300 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of about 80 degrees, there’s always a great time to visit and enjoy all of the outdoor amenities such as hiking, biking and golfing.
  • The resort’s central location makes it a perfect starting spot for day trips north to Sedona with its beautiful red-rock views or to the magnificent Grand Canyon. Drive south to visit the Old West town of Tombstone.
  • There are 293 guest rooms and suites on Montelucia’s grounds, along with three pools, two restaurants, a bar and lounge, a gourmet food market and a juice bar.
  • Walking Montelucia’s 35-acres seems effortless. Pick a direction and you’re sure to find a wonder. The zero-edge Kasbah pool with its blue cabanas, red umbrellas, and blue-and-white tiled fountain wall is a visual delight.
The Rooms
  • There are 293 guestrooms and suites at the Montelucia Resort & Spa. A standard room is a spacious 450-500 square feet and features a bedroom separate from the living room.
  • Decorated in rich earth tones, the bedroom features a king bed, a flat-screen television and a music hookup that lets guests play their iPod music throughout the room.
  • A marble sink with a generous countertop stands beneath an ornate framed mirror in the bathroom that features a separate bath and walk-in shower.
  • The 100-square-foot balcony is appointed with a ceiling fan and cushioned patio furniture. Rooms offer a variety of views including the resort, Kasbah and Oasis pools, and of course, Camelback Mountain.
  • There are two 2,800-square-foot suites on the property. The Andalusian Presidential Suite features two bedrooms with hand-painted ceilings, marble entryway, direct mountain vistas and a private pool. The Camelback Villa suite offers two bedrooms with a sprawling private event lawn, outdoor fireplace and a stunning mountain backdrop.
The Restaurants
  • At Prado, Montelucia Resort & Spa’s restaurant, the Mediterranean dishes change seasonally in order to offer guests the freshest ingredients.
  • The Branzino (garlic and white bean purée, olives, cured tomatoes, capers), Tagliatelle Arrabiata (garlic, chili flake, organic tomatoes, organic arugula, grana, oregano) and Lamb Lollipops (mint crème fraîche, extra virgin olive oil) are very popular.
  • The Mbar lounge at Prado features high and low stool and bench seating, an oversized marble bar, televisions and a menu of Mediterranean tapas and a comprehensive selection of wines, beers and cocktails. And if you’d like your fare with a bit of fresh air, courtyard seating is available.
  • Guests may enjoy music at the modern and posh Centro near the Kasbah Pool where signature libations and innovative restaurant fare are served. Fresh, health-conscious food along with juice drinks are served at the Joya Terrace and Juice Bar.
  • The Crave Café and gourmet food market serves coffee drinks, house gelato and pastries, to-go food items, a selection of wines and more.
Getting There
4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253
TEL480-627-3200 | 888-627-3010