Millennium Resort Scottsdale McCormick Ranch Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

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Pros

  • Large lake with boating and fishing
  • Central Scottsdale location next to golf courses
  • Heated pool
  • Rooms have mini-fridges and big flat-screen TVs
  • Lovely mountain views
  • Free shuttle service within a four-mile radius

Cons

Bottom Line

The Millennium Resort feels less upscale, and more run-of-the-mill, than some of the competing Scottsdale resorts in this price range. There’s no Jacuzzi and the standard rooms are bland. On the upside, the pricier villas are suitably luxurious, and the manmade lake -- with a lush shoreline and excellent mountain views -- is unique for a Scottsdale resort.

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 Scene

The only lakeshore resort in Scottsdale is an older property with bland standard rooms, but nice villas and views.

This expansive 125-room, 50-villa resort is family-friendly and centrally located in Scottsdale. A 1980s-style stucco exterior gives way to the lobby with its attractive tile floors and huge windows showing the pool and adjacent Camelback Lake.

The pool and lake give the resort a relaxed, beach-like feel. Grounds are well-groomed and attractive, and the neighboring McCormick Ranch Golf Course offers two 18-hole courses. All in all, it's a decent value, as long as stylish rooms aren't a priority.

 Location

Conveniently set between Old Town Scottsdale and Kierland Commons in North Scottsdale

The Millennium is in central Scottsdale, right on the busy thoroughfare of Scottsdale Road. Despite the traffic, the setting is actually somewhat removed from the action, and there are no other business nearby besides the McCormick Ranch Golf Course. Restaurants and shopping in North or South Scottsdale will require a drive. Free shuttle service is offered within a four-mile radius.

  • 10-minute drive to Old Town Scottsdale
  • 10-minute drive to Fashion Square shopping mall and Scottsdale Waterfront
  • 15-minute drive to the Scottsdale Center for the Arts
  • 15-minute drive to Scottsdale Stadium for Giants spring training baseball games
  • 15-minute drive to Echo Canyon Park, a popular hiking trail
  • 15-minute drive to Scottsdale Airport
  • 20-minute drive to Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural center
  • 30-minute drive to Sky Harbor International Airport
  • 30-minute drive to the Music Instrument Museum in Phoenix

 Rooms

Standard rooms with flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges, plus villas with full kitchens and multiple bedrooms

Standard Room
Standard Room

The standard rooms in the building are plain and solidly mid-range, with blonde wood furnishings and dated bathroom fixtures. But the flat-screen TVs, balconies, and comfortable beds help compensate.

The villas are privately owned and feature varying decor, and are more attractive than the standard rooms. They offer full kitchens, living rooms, and multiple bedrooms. Some of the villas open to the grassy shoreline, offering nice views.

All rooms include:

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 Features

Heated pool (but no Jacuzzi), and the man-made Camelback Lake

Camelback Lake
Camelback Lake
  • Heated pool
  • Boating and fishing on Camelback Lake
  • McCormick Ranch Golf courses next door with preferred guest rates
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Tennis courts
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Jogging or biking paths
  • Bikes on loan
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour front desk staff
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Safety deposit box big enough for laptops
  • 13,000 square feet of meeting space
  • $15 daily resort fee that covers daily newspaper, local calls, Wi-Fi, fitness center, tennis courts, boat and fishing pole use, and shuttle service

 Food

Two restaurants, a pool bar, and room service

  • The Pinon Grill serves Sonoran cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A four-course prix fixe meal is offered for $29.
  • Diamondbacks Bar and Grill serves American dishes such as the Chicken Cobb Salad ($14) and Mac n Cheese Burger ($8) for lunch and dinner. Entrees range from $6 to $15.
  • Coyote Cabana Bar serves drinks and small bites beside the pool from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Room service available 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Many dining options are available nearby in Scottsdale

 Bottom Line

The Millennium Resort feels less upscale, and more run-of-the-mill, than some of the competing Scottsdale resorts in this price range. There’s no Jacuzzi and the standard rooms are bland. On the upside, the pricier villas are suitably luxurious, and the manmade lake -- with a lush shoreline and excellent mountain views -- is unique for a Scottsdale resort.

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Address

  • 7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253, US

Room Types

  • 2 Bedroom Villa
  • 3 Bedroom Shoreliner Villa
  • 3 Bedroom Villa
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Plus Room
  • Superior Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 175
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Address: 7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253, US
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