JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Set on 125 lovely high desert acres
- The historical 1930s-esque lobby with original adobe touches and Southwestern art
- Two championship golf courses nearby and a luxe spa
What To Know
- Six on-site eateries including BLT Steak
- Free WiFi in the lobby and gardens
- The hotel is pet friendly
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Sprawling over 125 desert acres, this is one of Scottsdale’s original resorts opening in 1936 and becoming Marriott’s first resort in 1967. While it has been updated through the years it maintains its retro charms starting in the perfectly preserved adobe lobby with exposed beams, leather furnishings and a massive fireplace. Southwest style is on order in 453 casita-style rooms, all of which have balconies or terraces. Guests have access to the Marriott-managed Camelback Golf Club a few miles down the road, and after a day on the links a treatment at the chi-chi resort spa is a must. Dinner is served in six on-site eateries, though BLT Steak is the best of the bunch.
In the Area
Explore novelty shops, Navajo jewelry stores and art galleries along East Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale, a 10-minute drive from the resort. (Start by drooling over Rita’s selection vault at Razzle-Dazzle Bead & Jewelry.) For real-deal cowboy boots and buckles, hit up Saba’s. A 27-hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson, The Phoenician pairs a challenging experience with the breathtaking scenery of the Sonoran Desert for a golf experience that’s peerless. Scottsdale is also a baseball town, so be sure to enjoy a ball game at Chase Field (in nearby Phoenix), home of MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks.
How to Get There
We stayed in a casita which was spectacular, very luxurious. The carved bed and décor had a southwestern motif. From start to finish we were greeted with helpful people who answered all our questions and made sure we were comfortable. The setting was so peaceful and beautiful.I would highly recommend the Camelback Inn to family and friends.
I am a Marriott fan - I always stay in a Marriott property wherever I travel. I do have a couple of favourites and the JW Marriott Camelback is one of those special favorites.
Each room has such character and charm. The public spaces are just magical. The Resort makes you feel like you’re in a small village ..... not a hotel. The restaurants , service, spa, grounds , pools are all part of the wonderful experience ...... put it on your bucket list
I liked this place a lot. The scenery was awesome. They have a very good restaurant for breakfast on site and the resort is in close proximity to Scottsdale’s downtown area. The resort is all seperate bungalows. Very cool place, I’d definitely stay again. The staff was very freindly.
We stayed in one of the sun deck casita rooms and it was nice and spacious but could really use some updating. The grounds were beautiful and very well maintained. We ate at the restaurant and it was very good especially the guacamole!
4 of us got massages and we all enjoyed them very much. The spa was very nice. The restaurant at the spa was good as well. We had breakfast there one morning.
The hotel location is close to everything and very centrally located.
We stayed at this resort for the 2nd time, as we loved our first visit so much. Our room was not ready when we checked in at 4:30, but Meredith at the front desk took care of us and made it right! As our room was not ready until after 6pm, we had to cancel our dining reservation at a Scottsdale restaurant. Meredith was very understanding of our displeasure, and went above and beyond to make our stay special. We loved the beautiful room with an amazing view of Camelback mountain, and the food and drinks at the resort are wonderful as well, especially in the setting of the outdoor patio area. We will definitely return on our next visit to Scottsdale.