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
Visited for 3 days for business trip. Beautiful grounds and very sprawling resort. The rooms are spacious with nice outdoor patios. The interiors are southwestern and a bit dark. Gorgeous cactus gardens and great resort for walking. The birds, however, love to scream at 4am, so sleeping in was tough. Golf cart rides available to and from within resort. If you are looking for a place to stay and remain in a resort this is for you. Good restaurant choices. I wish the Marriott would honor their guests with free water in their rooms. It’s a hike to find water to purchase. I might consider this for a vacation with my family.
I can't say enough good things about our visit to Camelback Inn. We went with another couple to celebrate our 50th anniversaries. We were so surprised to be upgraded to a parlor suite . It was just a dream location with two spacious bedrooms located on either side of a large, beautifully decorated salon suite. All this included a private pool and patio! We enjoyed the happy hours at Ritas as well as the great food at LIncoln's. Lunch at Sprouts was also very good with a delightful waitress serving us. The Spa was a wonderful place giving the best Sonoran Rose facial by Marianne. I can't say enough about the beautiful desert landscaping, the great service and staff. Overall, a memorable place to celebrate our anniversary.
We spent 3 days at this resort. We are so pleased that we chose this location. Downtown Scottsdale is a few miles away and easy to get to. The resort is beautiful with any amenity you could ask for. One day we took advantage of the spa all day. Was well worth the price for the time spent. The most outstanding part of our stay was the friendly and accommodating staff. It was a busy mid-week with a handfull of corporate events and vacationers. There were flash floods in the area due to incredible rain storms one day. Through it all the staff remained friendly and never let the added stress get to them.
Everyone we came into contact with had a smile and a "hello" for us. I would like to name a few outstanding members of their staff that exceeded our expectations during our stay. Roberta at the Concierge Desk, Julio in the Restaurant and Emilia at the Front Desk: thank you for your hospitality.
Cancelled a Thursday September 1 night reservation 6 days prior to stay. Shortly after hitting cancel I saw the hotel requires 7 days to cancel or will be charged. I immediately called the 800# to reinstate thinking family in the area could have a night treat. When I called I was told no worries because I am a platinum member there would be no charge. Relieved I forgot about it then the full reservation showed up on visa. After 2 weeks of emails, opening a case etc I am stuck paying. This hotel does not honor the overall Marriott platinum status terms. They would not even give a voucher for credit. Reservation was for a Thursday night in off season. I now have to go to Phoenix but will not book here.
A nice getaway for a conference. Great food, quiet and dark. Of course we attended when they had one of the biggest rainstorms in Scottsdale in 50 years, but they did their best to accommodate everyone. Credited our bill quickly as the stormed literally delayed people from getting their rooms for several hours. Nice spa and restaurants to ease your stay. I only rated it a four as many parts were not built for rain storms, but since this is a desert, you don’t expect a tropical storm to come thru. Very accommodative staff if there are any issues so kudos to them.