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The Phoenician

6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Kristi
Kristi
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May 14 2014
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"Perfect for Active Families"

The Phoenician is an impressive resort in terms of its size and the unending list of activities that it offers for families.

Rooms
Rooms are spacious with plenty of room for a family of four. Bathrooms are large  and could use a refresh though families with small children will appreciate the separate bathtub. The beds are extremely comfortable and it was difficult to make ourselves get up in the morning.

Grounds
The grounds are expansive and there is lots of green grass areas for kids to run and for lawn games. Some activities are spread out from the main hotel area and shuttles will take guests around if they prefer not to walk. Rabbits and birds are commonly seen nibbling on the vegetation.

Pools
The pool area is tiered so the kids/family area is separated from the adult/more quiet areas. The pools are a highlight. Besides the kids' pool there is another for basketball and volleyball and the very fun lily pad that the kids spend hours trying to cross. The pool has graduated steps so non swimmers can sit with their parents. The new Surge waterplay area is geared toward toddlers and non swimmers and provides an additional pool play area besides the small slide. During school holidays and weekends there are scheduled pool activities and games as well as movie nights.

Activities
There is so much to do here with kids of all ages - even teens - that it's challenging to fit it all in. There are scheduled activities like a Birds of Prey show and marshmallow roasting and an activity center by the tennis courts. The center is not supervised and kids can play ping pong, pool, foosball or watch a movie in the 12-seat movie theater. There are scheduled movie nights or you can check out a movie and watch when you want. They also have xbox and video games. The activity center is a 5-8 minute walk from lobby and is a perfect hang out spot for tweens and teens.

Restaurants
We tried almost all of them. Relish, by the golf course is casual with burgers, great prickly pear margarita and homemade soda. It has a nice patio area with golf course views. The Ice cream parlor in the main hotel has more casual breakfast, sandwiches and also drinks and ice cream. The Signature Phoenician crunch ice cream and Phoenician ice tea (Arnold Palmer with prickly pear syrup) are not-to-be-missed. Il Terrazzo is the upscale restaurant with inside and patio seating. The bread bar with homemade breads and pesto and  balsamic and olive oil and olives is irresistible. Kids up to 12 get half off the menu prices but receive full portion. If you're participating in the Kids Night Out kids' club, parents receive a 25% discount on food.

Kids' Club
We didn't use the kids' club and while there are lots of video games and computers, the staff take the kids out for koi feeding, birds of prey and dive-in movie but no swimming.

updated: 09/29/16 by Kristi
 
Description

Location.
The Phoenician is a business friendly Scottsdale resort in the suburbs and close to Shemer Art Center, Camelback Mountain, and Scottsdale Fashion Square. Additional points of interest include Scottsdale Waterfront and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Resort Features.
Dining options at The Phoenician include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a golf course. Also located on site are an outdoor pool, a children's pool, outdoor tennis courts, and a spa tub. The property's full service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This Scottsdale property has 14864 square meters of event space consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Business services, concierge services, translation services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a fitness facility, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands.

Guestrooms.
583 air conditioned guestrooms at The Phoenician feature minibars and CD players. Balconies offer golf course, city, or mountain views. Beds come with Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. 40 inch LCD televisions have cable channels, video game consoles, and pay movies. Also included are safes and windows that open. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding, extra towels/bedding, and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.



Notifications and Fees:

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check in or check out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • Resort fee: USD 29 per accommodation, per night (effective 7 September 2011)
Hotel resort fee inclusions (may be listed elsewhere in this description as complimentary or available for a surcharge):
  • Spa access (may be limited)
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 26.00 per night
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 62.00 (one way)
  • Late check out fee: USD 100.00
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 15.00 per night
  • In room microwave fee: USD 15.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

 
Property Information

Check-In: 4 PM
Check-Out: noon

Number of Rooms: 583
Number of Suites: 0
Pets: yes
Recreational Facilities:
Fitness Facility

Services:
In house Restaurant
In house Bar
Room Service
High Speed Internet

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