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Very Good 2006 Reviews
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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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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


4.5 Very Good 2006 Reviews
Definitely not a 5 star resort
Reviewed 10 hours ago

My husband and I decided to take a weekend break to celebrate our 25th anniversary at the Sanctuary. Unfortunately, it was not what we expected. The property is very pretty, immaculate and mostly adults. Our room looked like a concrete box with no ventilation. The walls reminded me of dorm rooms. The furnishings were nondescript and the AC was set to a minimum of 68 degrees! We had to call maintenance in order to lower the temperature. The bathroom was pretty with a glass metallic wall and a large tub but the amenities were average, not what one expects at a 5 star resort which usually include toothbrush kits, mouthwash etc. The shower did not have a rain shower nor a hand-held which one expects at a spa resort. We had to constantly complain about getting housekeeping and turn down (which did not include any goodies left on the pillow). Jeff and Edgar at the front desk tried. And to top it off they knew it was our 25th anniversary and all we received was a "happy anniversary", not that we expected anything but it is customary to receive a complimentary drink or fruit basket etc...bad form. The infinity pool is beautiful but the pool deck is too small with not enough chairs for the guest. We together with others had complain about the lack of space, therefore we could not enjoy the pool! My husband and I travel the world and we know what to expect from a 5 star resort. The management need some lessons on how to run a 5 star resort.

Wonderful, adult orientated resort in the heart of Paradise Valley
Reviewed 14 hours ago

Terrific place that offers a smaller, more intimate environment vs. the big factory resorts in the area. Lovely room, friendly staff, great on-side dining options. The infinity pool is stunning, it could benefit from some additional deck space. Very well appointed on-site gym and spa. Convenient golf options with Camelback and Phoenician basically right next door. Spectacular views.

Wonderful service with a great experience over all! We didn't want to leave.
Reviewed 4 days ago

The facilities and employees at the Sanctuary were truly invested in your experience. That was visible throughout our stay and it was so refreshing... We had a bulb our in our room and another flickering and they replaced it within minutes. I don't normally get excited about lodging as I travel across the country every week, but this place was exceptional!

Wedding weekend
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful weekend at The Sanctuary! From the gentleman at the front desk to the Spa personnel, the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful.

The property is gorgeous with multiple pools and beautiful views. We had dinner two nights at the Jade Bar-very good food and drinks too- try the Honzo if you like old fashions! The Elements restaurant was also really good food-we had two breakfasts there-again with excellent service.

Our room was very comfortable and chic-overlooking the mountains. The bed was super comfy and the bathroom layout great with awesome toiletries.

It was also very mice to have a golf cart ride to and from our room to the main building as it does get very dark at night-and they were there within minutes.

I hope we make it back to The Sanctuary next year!

Beautiful upscale property
Reviewed 5 days ago

The property is beautiful. Rooms very private, upscale. The grounds we perfectly manicured. Staff was right on top of anything you needed. The restaurant was very very good. A perfect stay. The area is very residential so very quiet. Close to everything!!!