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Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   5700 E McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Paradise Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were a quite few problems we encounters while we were staying this hotel. The first one was the air conditioner problem, the second one was the living room sofa dirtiness, the third one was the ants problem in the bathroom, the fourth one was the living room curtain rail problem and the fifth one was the hotel staff putting... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sanctuary is one of our favorite places on earth! A truly wonderful place to go for relaxation. Our mountain casita suite was fabulous, the infinity pool is wonderful, and the grounds exquisite. The view of Camelback Mountain can't be beat. And the view from the top of the mountain was amazing after our early morning trek to the top. The... More

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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are honored to be one of your favorite places on earth. We are delighted that you had a fantastic visit all around. We agree completely that Sanctuary is the perfect place if you are looking for a truly relaxing getaway. Glad you were able... More

Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All the rooms are half of a cute little cottage! It's like a group of little cottages rather than a big building, definitely didn't have the crowded "resort" feel. VERY relaxing atmosphere from the moment you get there. You're greeted by the most friendly bellhop people who lead you to your cottage in a golf cart. They'll also take you... More

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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It sounds like you had a wonderful stay, which we always love to hear. We are delighted you loved your room and the stunning views of the Valley that our resort has to offer. We are glad you really enjoyed the new jade bar and the... More

Los Angeles, CA
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed this past weekend for the third time. This wonderful place truly cannot be beat. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with desert flowers, so many blooming everywhere. The infinity pool is the perfect place to spend a lovely, lazy day - cool water, great drinks and food and service, comfy lounge chairs (ever notice how uncomfortable are most deck... More

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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent stay with us. There is no greater compliment than when a guest returns to stay with us multiple times. We are delighted to hear you had another wonderful visit. We agree that there is no better place to spend the day, especially a summer day, than lounging by the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed at Sanctuary 3 or 4 times. The most recent stay was, no surprise, fantastic. I stayed in a mountain casita. I have also very much enjoyed the spa casitas. Great views of the valley. Nicely appointed, spacious patio. The spa is one of my two favorites in the US. Excellent therapists, very relaxing atmosphere. At the staff's... More

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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Sanctuary. There is no greater compliment than when our guests choose to return and stay with us multiple times, so thank you. We are very happy to hear you had another fantastic visit. Thank you so much for you kind words about our spa. Glad you were able... More

Gilbert
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our weekend get -away! Many options for spa services, nice fitness room, DELICIOUS food at Elenents and great live music. The location was very secluded and lovely. I really liked that there was a discount for Arizona residents in the summer months. That was a nice surprise.

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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Sanctuary for your recent stay and taking the time to review your experience. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful weekend getaway. Sounds like you took full advantage of all we have to offer, which we always love to hear. Glad you were able to take advantage of our Arizona Resident Special during your... More

Westport, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Each year we visit our son who lives in Prescott. Then we always try and take a few days at the end of our visit to have a mini-vacation in Phoenix before flying home. This year we decided to stay at the Sanctuary. We were blown away! Can't say enough about the beauty of the casitas, the views of the... More

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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Sanctuary for your recent stay. We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful time during your visit. So glad you loved the resort and found the views as spectacular as we do. We are delighted to hear that our staff took such good care of you and made you feel right at home during... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for just one day with the goal to enjoy the spa and do a quick in-town get away. I wish I discovered this wonderful spot years ago! It is exceptional. Food was great. Spa very nice but a bit crowed due to a Living Social coupon special. Pool is small but there is someone nearby for your every need!... More

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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your recent stay. We are very glad to hear you had a great experience all around. We always love having locals visit for stays, dinner or spa. It sounds like you took full advantage of the resort during your stay, which we always like to hear. Thank you... More

West Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The heading says it all; it could not have been better! We have traveled the Phoenix/Scottsdale area a number of times (alway in Summer) and have stayed at most of the premier resorts. I'm not sure we will ever stay at a different resort when we return to the area. You simply cannot go wrong with Sanctuary. It is that... More

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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Sanctuary for your recent stay and taking the time to review your experience. We are delighted to hear you had such a fantastic time throughout your stay. There is no greater compliment than when a guest plans to return. We are glad we were able to help make your visit to Scottsdale/Phoenix a special... More

Celebration, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got from our stay Sanctuary and it was in a word "wonderful"! The resort is absolutely beautiful and it met all of our families' needs. The staff was friendly, especailly those with valet services and bell services. Waking up every morning and looking at the beautiful mountain ranges were a treat for a family from Florida whose highest... More

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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful stay all around. We are glad the staff made you feel at home during your visit. It’s great to hear your family loved the resort and had a fantastic time. Thank you for letting us be part... More

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Address: 5700 E McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Paradise Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanctuary Camelback Mountain 5*
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Discover your sanctuary at the best Arizona resort...a luxury boutique hideaway on Camelback Mountain. Overlooking the spectacular views of Paradise Valley, relax in a mountainside or spa casita. Retreat to Sanctuary Spa for Asian-inspired treatments and exhilarating classes. Taste the award-winning cuisine of elements' by Food Network star Chef Beau MacMillan. Savor the sunset at jade bar or on edge, raising the bar for happy hour. Play tennis or hike in a fabulous setting, lounge by the infinity-edge pool, or indulge in Scottsdale's hottest shopping, cultural attractions and championship golf just minutes away. ... more   less 
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