The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort

Family-friendly elegance in Scottsdale
The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, located at the base of Camelback Mountain, is hyper-luxurious. The rooms and suites feature imported Irish linens and oversized bathrooms with Italian marble. But there is no attitude here. Someone is always around to help or steer you toward one of a number of recreational opportunities, including desert hikes.

A resort within a resort, the Canyon Suites at The Phoenician offers sprawling, luxuriously decorated rooms and a separate pool with private cabanas. As a guest, you're assigned ambassadors, who arrange everything from in-room aromatherapy baths to chauffeured trips into town in the resort's Mercedes.

There's little reason to leave the elegant, comfortable suites (which have DVD players, flat-screen TVs and Italian linen-swathed beds), but the resort's golf courses and full-service spa serve as the primary temptations (editor's note: the courses will be closed for renovations until October 2018 and the spa will reopen in April).
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • As you approach the resort, you’ll see fields of green, proud palm trees and just a touch of the Sonoran Desert in the native plants, not to mention the pools and Necklace Lake. The Phoenician is, in all respects of the word, an oasis.
  • Eight pools — complete with waterslides and those iconic yellow cabanas — dot this sprawling resort with their glittering, bright blue water.
  • The high tea service at this luxurious Arizona resort pulls out all the stops. The crème de la crème of the hotel is rolled out for this service — including a pianist, the finest of china and a world-class view.
  • Down to earth, the staff here pampers, smiles and just about anticipates your every need.
  • Clocking in at a sprawling 250 acres, there aren’t just green golf courses and pools at this luxurious Scottsdale resort. The nearly red rocks of Camelback Mountain form an elaborate backdrop while plants from the Sonoran Desert highlight the area’s natural beauty.
Things to Know
  • While most things are clustered fairly close together on this 250-acre resort, give yourself plenty of time to stroll from place to place — or, even better, schedule a golf cart ride. The staff is more than happy to drive you around the property.
  • A Four-Star resort, The Phoenician isn’t for the faint of wallet. Although the prices are a bit steep, this Scottsdale resort is splurge-worthy.
  • The Phoenix/Scottsdale climate ranges from warm to hot for most of the year. This is the time to slather on the sunscreen and carry a water bottle everywhere you go.
  • With a two-acre cactus garden and a smattering of native plants around the property, you may be tempted to touch that seemingly smooth cactus skin. Let us save you the trouble — don’t.
The Rooms
  • Upon walking into the large rooms at The Phoenician — they average more than 600 square feet — the first thing you’ll notice is the view.
  • The extra-wide glass doors lead out onto a private patio or balcony with a stunning vista of the pool, golf course or cactus garden.
  • The bright tones from the Sonoran Desert are echoed in the neutral hues of the room: soft, sage greens balanced by airy creams and golds. Southwestern-inspired artwork featuring saguaro blossoms — the state flower — or other desert designs hangs in every room.
  • The massive bathrooms take luxury to a whole new level, offering Roman oval soaking tubs, Italian marble floors, double sinks and separate water closets.
The Restaurants
  • The upscale J&G Steakhouse features a changing, customizable menu of fresh meats and fish interpreted by the restaurant’s namesake chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
  • The J&G décor is lovely — enhanced by rich leathers, colors inspired by steak and wine, and natural stone and wood accents — but the view from the spacious patio is even better. If the weather’s nice, be sure to request a seat outside.
  • With breathtaking golf course views, Relish Burger Bistro is a good choice for casual dining, featuring gourmet burgers, classic comfort foods, killer desserts and Arizona’s largest tequila collection.
  • Mowry & Cotton  serve up a spirited drink and beer list with regional fare cooked up by chef Tandy Peterson. The revolving menu will include dishes like charred tuna with pomegranate, pineapple, avocado and crunchy shallots and harissa-braised lamb tacos.
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
PHX (16 min)   AZA (35-45 min)   SCF (18-22 min)  
The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort
The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort
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