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“Thanksgiving in Scottsdale” 5 of 5 stars
Review of JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa

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JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   5402 E Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Paradise Valley
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Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Thanksgiving in Scottsdale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We stayed at this resort for one week during the week of Thanksgiving. It started with a Sunday brunch upon our arrival which had everything you could want. The seafood bar was unforgettable. There was sunshine,good food live music and great service. Found out lots of families go there for Thanksgiving week, we didn't see any evidence of them until Thanksgiving day, which had another buffet with all the trappings.
We had great service at the spa. Steamed, massaged, took a yoga class and hiked up Mummy Mountain which was right next door. There was friendly dessert wildlife everywhere, (rabbits, birds friendly types). There were indian statues every where by artist Dave McGary, they were life size with great detail. We visited his gallery in the arts district and had a chance to meet him and his wife. Shot some video and pictures. He has an interesting story to tell. His work is just stunning! Google him before you go his work is everywhere at the resort.
Down side...We had to come home!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

First I just want to just say that from the time we arrived to the time we left the staff was amazing! We were on a girls trip for my friends 50th birthday, and the staff couldn't have made her feel more special. From checking in and upgrading our room from a one bedroom to a 2 bedroom suite, then chocolate covered strawberries delivered to our room that say'd "Happy Birthday", to a special birthday dessert delivered to our dinner table and last but not least a birthday gift bag filled with goodies waiting on the door when she got back from her spa treatment. They really know how to spoil you! The grounds were absolutely beautiful, the food at the restaurants were delicious, and the spa was very relaxing. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect stay! Thank you to all the staff for such a wonderful experience. We have already decided to make this an annual trip!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

I've heard about the Camelback all my life and finally at age 67 I got to stay here. I came with a convention.

Everything about the hotel was wonderful: great service, good food, lovely surroundings, wonderful beds, large rooms. I loved it.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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171 reviews 171 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is an old hotel that has been continuously updated. I went there for a conference. They initially assigned us to what the desk later described as the room they only assign when full but were good about moving us when we complained about the noise. They even didn't charge us for one night out of 4.
The outdoor restaurant/bar is a good place to eat and drink. The menu for one of the restaurants is not very interesting, we didn't eat at the steakhouse which may be better.
There is a good pool for the guests.
We spent an afternoon at the spa which is extra.
The concierge was extremely helpful and would book taxis and restaurants.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We stayed here several years ago. We went back for pre-dinner cocktails in their cozy bar/lounge.

There is outdoor seating with heaters/firepit if you prefer that. The entire Inn is Southwest Country in design...a really nice feel to it. It just makes you want to stay.

They have a great Happy Hour with discounted drinks/food. Drinks were VERY good and reasonable for the atmopshere. Fireplaces were on and romance was in the air :)

Next time we go to Scottsdale, we will return here. All good. 5 STARS.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Temple Hills, Maryland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Excellent service, delightful meals however, outside of Vegas, I'm not big on "theme" hotels. The idea of cottages is great however, however the southwest motif did not impress this east coast girl. I did notice a glass sitting outside of my room upon checking-in. That same glass remained outside my room throughout the three days I stayed at the establishment; made me question the cleanliness of the resort.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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La Jolla, CA
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We really like this place. It doesn't hurt that the weather is perfect. Breakfast out on the terrace is great, and the buffet includes the most beautiful berries I have ever seen. The grounds are well cared for and lovely. And a cocktail on the terrace with music is a perfect start before dinner. And in the evening, just after sunset, the bunnies come out, enchanting any children around, and the adults too.

We are enjoying the pool - nicely laid out, great service, not too crowded. They have floats that you can use in the pool - very nice in the heat. And they came around with complementary frozen grapes to relieve the heat.

Our room is large, with a king sized bed, two closets, a small kitchen, couch, chair with ottoman, and a lovely patio. We had one small problem with our room - outside light wouldn't come on, and they fixed it in seconds.

It is Thanksgiving week, and we were given an activity book, with a day by day schedule of things - managers reception, cooking class, tour of the grounds, things for kids to do. Tomorrow I try the power walk at 7AM, to work off the calories that I will replace with Thanksgiving dinner. The spa is lovely, with lots of services. There is also a fitness room that is well equipped, both with treadmills and climbers, as well as therapy balls, weights, mats, and weight machines.

Parking is ample, and near your casita, regardless of where you are on the vast grounds. I expect we will come back again, and bring the whole family next time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Address: 5402 E Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Paradise Valley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Paradise Valley
#1 Romantic Hotel in Paradise Valley
#2 Luxury Hotel in Paradise Valley
#2 Spa Hotel in Paradise Valley
#3 Business Hotel in Paradise Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 453
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unrivaled among Scottsdale resorts, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa remains faithful to its storied history while boldly embracing the future. Located on a breathtaking 125-acre campus beneath Mummy Mountain, this stunning luxury resort features a hacienda style entry, casita guest rooms and impressive amenities that leave guests with the thought of "In all the world, only one..." In addition to 24-hour room service guests can indulge in the fresh restaurant offerings including Rita's Kitchen, R Bar, featuring live music and inviting fire pits, or the famed BLT Steak. Golfers will enjoy 36-holes of championship golf at Camelback Golf Club or instruction from the Advantage Golf School. Spa-goers can unwind at award-winning Camelback Spa with a signature spa treatment, or poolside beneath a cabana while overlooking Camelback Mountain. When you are ready to discover the local area, allow the professional concierges to compliment your interests with the perfect activity or attraction. It's easy to understand why families, business luminaries and leaders alike return to Camelback Inn year after year. ... more   less 
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