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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we got into Arizona, it was 113 degrees. Maybe that's part of why Sanctuary seemed like such a shockingly transformative place. It's tucked into the side of Camelback Mountain. The "camel" towers above it like a mascot/spirit animal/sunset framing device. The grounds are lush with native desert flowers and cacti. We spent Monday morning in the infinity pool and... More

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to review your visit. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time during your stay despite the heat. We are very happy you had such a great time lounging at our infinity pool, but happy you didn’t quit your jobs. We wouldn’t want that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my second stay here. Went in July this time, but still enjoyed time outside. I'm not one to repeat visits, but I would go again if given the opportunity. Beautiful grounds, close to everything, great food, exceptional service. Very well done!

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

Thank you for choosing to return and stay with us a second time. It’s always a huge compliment when our guests decide to return. Glad you were able to enjoy the beautiful setting despite the July heat. Thank you so much for the kind words about our staff. We are very glad to hear they helped give your stay that... More

New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to do a quick extended weekend getaway in late June to Sanctuary to get away from the San Francisco cool temperatures and enjoy some good old fashioned hot weather. The rates at the end of June were awesome and we ended up reserving a one bedroom suite (Mountainside casita villa) that included a Living Room,... More

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit. We are delighted that you had such a fantastic and memorable experience. It sounds like you had a very relaxing visit, which is great to hear. We are glad you enjoyed the room and lounging by the pool. Glad you enjoyed both elements and jade bar during your... More

Phoenix
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sanctuary is a truly great resort - its not just a place to stay; it is a destination that combines great lodging, incredible food, a topflight bar/lounge area, and without doubt the best view in Phoenix area - and one of the best views anywhere. We were there with a big group and all enjoyed the experience. We did not... 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 write a review about your recent experience at Sanctuary. We are truly honored by what you have to say about our resort. It is great to hear that you not only took advantage of, but also had a great experience at elements and jade bar during your visit. We very happy... More

Las Cruces, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrating out 46th anniversary called for a special location and new experience. Driving up to the Sanctuary was the first of many pleasant experiences. No typical hotel entrance at this resort. A private get away in the midst of a metro city. Non conformity, laid back, discreet, inviting are terms that describe my first impressions. The staff was phenomenal! From... More

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Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful visit and a fabulous anniversary. We are very glad the staff took superb care of you throughout your stay. It’s great that you were able to experience the bar and elements in full swing and that you not... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting and a great value in the summer. The pool is wonderful. Great views. The staff is very friendly, and exactly what you would expect in a high end resort setting. The food, spa and workout facilities are all top notch.

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Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a momentous occasion with us! We are delighted to hear that you both had a wonderful time and that our staff took great care of you. We are honored that you would choose to celebrate with us and we are glad we did not disappoint. Tell your wife Happy Birthday for us! We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In my opinion: that a hotel lives up to its reputation, or that a hotel doesn't pretend to have more, or be more than it can deliver-- is the basis by which my wife and I rate our hotel experience. This hotel passes with flying colors!!!!!The staff is delightful (they obviously want to be there and want to satisfy their... More

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

Thank you very much for choosing to stay with Sanctuary during your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that lived up to your expectations and that our staff took wonderful care of you during your stay. Thank you for your kind words about our staff, it means a lot to each and every one of them that our guests... More

Huntington Beach, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entire experience was way beyond all expectation's. Staff was friendly and efficient. Food was incredible weather we ate in out room or in elements restaurant itself. The view from everywhere on the property was breathtaking. I would recommend this resort to everyone.

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to write a review about your experience. We are delighted to hear your stay exceeded all expectations and that the staff took excellent care of you. We are very happy enjoyed your meal elements and in-room. We are always very honored when our guests recommend our... More

Rosina Lardieri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a great place. I've stayed several times and the staff and facilities are just phenomenal. Every thing about the place is chic and stylish and they really go the extra mile to make your stay memorable in everyway. We love the mountainside casitas, they have great decks and fabulous views. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and abound... More

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

Thank you for choosing to return to Sanctuary and stay with us again. There is no greater compliment than a returning guest, especially one who speaks so highly of our property. We really appreciate your kind words about our resort and staff. We completely agree that one of the things that makes the resort special is the privacy it offers.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The attention to detail and personal service from the staff was outstanding. The rooms were huge and had every amenity you could ask for. The beds were like heaven. The spa was the most wonderful escape from reality with really interesting services, the walking meditation with Cindy Nichols was life altering and restaurant was hands down the best I've experienced... 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 very glad to hear that our staff took excellent care of you and made your stay something special. It sounds like you had a pretty wonderful time all around, which is what we always want to hear. Glad you were able to take... More

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Additional Information about Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Business Hotel in Paradise Valley #2 Spa Hotel in Paradise Valley #2 Luxury Hotel in Paradise Valley #3 Romantic Hotel in Paradise Valley
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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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