Scottsdale Journals

Weekend at the Phoenican Resort

A March 2005 trip to Scottsdale by lgarcia45

Quote: A weekend at the Phoenican Resort on Camelback Road.

Weekend at the Phoenican Resort

Overview

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The spa is full-service and even features some New Age-type activites. A trail nearby (inquire at desk) goes to the top of Camelback Mountain, but beware! It is tougher than it looks, and you will need lots of water regardless of the time of the year. Phoenix is dry as a bone, so my advice (from a resident of a humid area) is to drink lots of water throughout the day. I was so parched, I even woke up in the middle of the night for a drink. Another must is Chapstick and a hat if you plan to be outside for any length of time. Quick Tips: A Hertz rental site is available on the grounds. We visited the Heard Museum in downtown Phoenix, known for its Native American collection, as well as Sedona, ...Read More

The Phoenician

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Hotel

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The Phoenican off Camelback Road is a world-class resort featuring a spa and renowned golf course. Accommodations are either in the main body of the hotel or "casitas" (little homes/condos) set amongst the Sonoran desert landscape. We were in a casita. Casitas can be either on the first floor or second, there being four to a unit. Linens are as soft as a baby's butt, with a 300 count, and there is an expansive balcony/patio with chairs and chaise lounges. The window treatments are adjustable shutters. The TV is larger than your standard hotel and the bath sumptuous. Tubs are marble and the toilet had a bidet. The shower had the most unbelievable shower head I've ever seen in a hotel. It drenches you w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 6, 2005

The Phoenician
6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
(480) 941-8200

Heard Museum

Attraction

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The Heard is a museum concentrating on Native American art/artifacts (mostly Arizona tribes)derived from the collection of the same said family as well as the late Senator Barry Goldwater. Goldwater had one of the world's largest collections of Kachinga Hopi dolls and donated them in 1964 to the Heard. Some of the dolls, based on Hopi religious figures and legends, are over 100 years old. The museum also features modern works by Native Americans. A section is designed especially for children. There is a better-than-average (albeit the day we were there, slow) cafe with cuisine from the Southwest. Our lunch tab for two, including dessert, was $31. Admission was $8. A gift shop features jewlery certifia...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 6, 2005

Heard Museum
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
(602) 252-8840