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What We Love

  • The lovely mountain and desert views around nearly every turn
  • Spa Suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows, private patios and outdoor tubs
  • The in-room herbal bath, a blend of Thai herbs and sea salts
  • A spa with classes that focus on wellness
  • The newly refurbished restaurant and two bars, all with views of the stunning Arizona scenery

What To Know

  • The infinity pool is adults-only Friday-Sunday from June 6th to September 1st
  • Arizona’s dry heat is famous — drink lots of water
  • Downtown Scottsdale is about 10 minutes away
  • The resort has a tennis facility and a fitness center; golf is available off property
  • An $30 (plus tax) per night resort fee will be collected upon purchase by Jetsetter; it covers amenities such as valet parking and WiFi


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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bedroom at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa


The Review

When you stay at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley, you’ll be next to a golf course and convenient to Camelback Mountain and Shemer Art Center. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Scottsdale Fashion Square and Scottsdale Waterfront.

Make yourself at home in one of the 105 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Satisfy your appetite at the resort’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Paradise Valley? This resort has 3200 square feet (297 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
5700 E McDonald Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States


Second time didn't disappoint
Robert B

This was my second visit to Sanctuary the past 2 years.
My wife and I stayed for 5 wonderful nights.
The entire staff simply cant do enough for you.
From the time we checked in and Ryan took us to our room, Wyatt at the pool, Micaela and Cory in Jade, to Ryan picking us up at 5:30am to leave, (there are so many others to mention as well) the trip was just beyond words.

Cant wait to return next fall!!

Lovely, Depending on What You Want

The rooms are lovely. However I found the bathroom area extremely dark to the point it was hard to apply makeup. The makeup mirror was not lighted. Room service was a mixed bag. Everyone was polite, but if you called to request something response may be immediate, or hours could go by. The spa treatments were amazing. Every person that worked there was a talent and we truly felt pampered, and "loosened up!" Loved the Quiet Room where you could truly zen out. The Resort is used by locals under membership, which is fine... unless you were looking for a more zen place.
Early in the morning I went outside & heard the drums of Native Americans in the distance... that was a special treat.
Elements Restaurant was very good although we had a later reservation and felt a bit ignored. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived, which of course can happen, but we were ignored and sat fuming in the corner watching people who seemed to arrive after us taken to be seated. It turned out the people at our "reserved" table ran a bit long. Again, understandable, but with more communication they could have avoided our annoyance. To make up they kindly offered a complimentary appetizer, which was nice. The waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable, but once the food came we felt a bit ignored and had to hail someone down to find our server.
The other wish is that they had more on the menu, or an additional lesser restaurant. We had the same appetizers 3 days in a row from lack of choice.
Everyone that worked there was kind and helpful. I feel a bit like a spoiled brat bringing up minor infractions. 4 Stars is pretty amazing and some of what stopped me from the 5 could have to do with my own expected visions. This is a highly rated resort and my expectations may have been a bit too high.

Sanctuary lives up to it's name
David S

If you find yourself truly needing to escape the everyday, Sanctuary is the place where can can go and you never have to leave the grounds to get world class service from food, to spa to drink to working out. Great staff. They know just how much to get involved to make y0ur stay fantastic and just how much privacy you need. Highly recommend this for a couples retreat.