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Very Good 2118 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 2118 Reviews
Great place to really relax
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to really relax. The staff went out of their way to make the stay great. If you go enjoy spending the day at the infinity edge pool. The facilities were great but what made it really great was the staff. They really took care of my wife and I. The food was also great.

Overnight stay at the Sanctuary Camelback
Reviewed 4 days ago

We could not have been more satisfied. What a beautiful modern resort and the location could not have been more perfect tucked by the mountain. The staff were very friendly and eager to make the experience memorable. The spa and fitness facilities were were were perfect with great attention to details. I hope to return soon!

20th anniversary staycation
Reviewed 5 days ago

This resort is top notch! Couple small issues with A/C not working as good in the bedroom area as we would have liked and patio bathtub missing the plug, but overall, we felt pampered and had an excellent stay. The service level is impeccable. They really make you feel special!

Cool Boutique Resort in the Hot Beautiful Desert
Reviewed 7 days ago

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain is our go-to destination in the Phoenix area. The weekend adults only pool with accompanying floats is perfection. The fitness class offerings are trendsetting and absolutely fantastic. Each type of room has it's own allure. We stayed in a Spa Casita this time and loved the space. From the color of the sheers to the art on the walls, the whole hotel evokes cool modernism without being sterile and cold. Try Aerial Yoga while there. The cinnamon roll at Sunday brunch was beyond delicious!!!!

Horrible Service
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has gone downhill. We were all so disappointed and never going back. Some of us had booked rooms for the weekend. We also booked a cabana at the adult pool to enjoy more of the resort. First we got scolded over one of us bringing in lemonade drink with him. Like it doesn't come from the hotel. Absolutely ridiculous. Not to mention the cabanas are so small, the TV is a total joke. The staff over-billed us be hundreds. Instead of 2 bottles of Veuve they charged us for 3, added the tip they wanted and didn't disclose that so we tipped on top of it. We complained and still are waiting on the amended bill. So far nothing. Very poor customer service, lousy pool environment. We will go to some of the other resorts from now on. I highly recommend you skip the Sanctuary unless you want to be treated like outcasts. I forgot to mention that the bathrooms are so gross, super stinky and dirty.