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A resort oasis on the edge of Camelback Mountain, close to Old Town Scottsdale
The Phoenician takes up a large chunk of prime real estate on the edge of Camelback Mountain -- an iconic symbol of Phoenix that is popular for hiking. The area is actually known for dividing Phoenix from Scottsdale, so guests have easy access to both for shopping, dining and cultural sights. A car is still needed to get around, but most sights are within 20 minutes or less, including the airport. There is a rental car desk on-site for single day rentals.
This 250-acre Starwood resort and conference center is a luxury property ideally situated on the edge of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix's Sonoran desert. The massive property makes a striking first impression, with its lush green landscaping, waterfalls, koi ponds, and palms set against a rugged backdrop. Meanwhile, communal interiors have an old-world luxury appeal with marble floors and chandeliers. For activities, there is a USGA 27-hole golf course and pro shop, 11 tennis courts with various surfaces, and a winding cactus garden for beautiful sunrise walks. The nine pools have attendants who will regularly deliver towels and pitchers of ice water, and a spa with 24 treatment rooms. Comfortable accommodations include 643 rooms in the hotel, 119 casitas near Necklace Lake, and a number of residential-style suites. Guests have their choice among 10 restaurants and lounges, as well as easy access to both Scottsdale and Phoenix.