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
Gorgeous hotel but designed like a community not just one big hotel building. The spa was incredible as was everything else at this JW property. Service was on par with what you’d expect from a JW resort but that management emailed before my stay asking if I had any preferences or was celebrating anything special for my stay made the experience that much better. Did I mention they also reached out after to confirm the experience was JW quality? Very classy personal touch by their management team.
We planned a 6-night stay at the resort for a much-needed family getaway. The resort did not disappoint. From the moment we arrived, we felt like valued guests. Our oversized casita easily fit 2 adults and 2 teens (and lots of stuff). We loved having the mini fridge available. The beds and bedding were very comfortable (though 2 queens would have been better than 2 doubles with pullout couch). The shower was awesome (great water pressure and very spacious) and we liked having two sink/vanity areas. The Jackrabbit pool area was beautiful and peaceful with a great view, and the servers (especially Ashley) were attentive and friendly. We loved having chips and guac every day! Happy hour at the R bar was also great-the Desert Pear Cosmo was especially delicious. The Starbucks on property was very convenient. We had the breakfast buffet at Rita's kitchen one morning and the food was terrific-our server Gigi was delightful. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful and made our stay extra special. The resort grounds are well-maintained and beautiful. We loved this resort and can't wait to return!
Went to Paradise Valley for business and, thanks to the resort, I felt like I was there on holiday! The moment I stepped into my "casita" I felt not just the weather warmth, but the warmth of this lovely resort. My casita was comfortable and quiet - lots of peace to sit and concentrate on business. All staff I came in contact with were pleasant and hospitable. Drinks each night at the bar were delicious (especially the prickly pear cosmo) and their chicken enchilada was downright scrumptious. Thank you for a wonderful stay and experience. If I'm ever back in the area I will absolutely stay here again.
The JW Marriott Brand is know for its luxury and service but the personnel at this resort go above and beyond. Had an issue at checkout and Mary LaFond is to be commended. She was attentive from day one and the rest of the stay was flawless. A resort’s value is in its people and Mary makes this 5 stars.
We have stayed here several times over the years with the last stay a few years back. While we have always enjoyed the inn our last stay felt a bit tired.
This trip my wife, college age daughter and I had my mother along for her first visit to the Grand Canyon. We decided to stay our fist two Nights and our last at the inn before flying east.
I am most happy we did. The vacation planners at the resort were awesome upfront ,set us up with great connecting rooms with super views of camelback.
The girls day at the spa was excellent and our meals dinner- Lincoln and Rita’s were excellent and a breakfast and lunch at sprouts very nice.
We enjoyed the main pool , the spa pool and on our final night we had the good luck of staying in a suite with private pool-great! Excellent room service breakfast, easy on site car rental convenience nice and a great bell staff made the stay really convenient with my mother.
The resort was well maintained , with a friendly staff and truly quality high end accommodations. We travel extensively and stay at primarily high end resorts and the camelback not only did not disappoint but assured we will indeed return. The tremendous summer rates are beyond a great value. This resort is really good with a relaxed feel to boot. The type of place we really enjoy .