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“Delightful Stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

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JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Paradise Valley
Certificate of Excellence
Maryland
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54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Delightful Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

While an elegant resort, the Camelback Inn has the feel of a summer camp. The campus is dotted with pods of 8-12 units, all with spacious rooms. The grounds are a wonderful mix of cacti, bushes and desert blooms. The staff is accommodating to a fault and the spa is excellent. And while it is a tad warm in August, it is also a tad (or more) less expensive. A very pleasant off-season experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Burr Ridge, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is our 4th year in a row coming to the Camelback Inn and will continue to stay here as long as we are able to come. There are many luxurious places to stay in the Scottsdale area but we wouldn't even entertain the possibility of staying anywhere else. Quiet, relaxing, gorgeous surroundings and outstanding customer service. We just love it!!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vienna, Virginia, USA
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

My wife and I visited this resort in April 2013 with our two children, ages 10 and 12.

I’m convinced that the Camelback Inn is the resort that every other Marriott aspires to be. We stayed here for five nights and had a wonderful time. The staff were friendly and helpful from the moment of our arrival to our departure. Housekeeping came every day, but they were never intrusive and managed to schedule their visits when we were out of the room.

The grounds were well-kept and spotless. The pool is not huge, but we enjoyed it on several afternoons. It is heated and lighted, and in the evenings it was almost deserted. I enjoyed the pitching green near the resort entrance.

The food was really outstanding. We ate at Rita’s for each breakfast and for three dinners. The tableside guacamole and the fajitas were perfect. The breakfast buffets were delicious with lots of variety. The kids usually ordered from the adult menu, the children’s portions were more appropriate for a 6- or 7-year old.

We will definitely plan to return here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Resort_Leadership, Manager at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thanks for the wonderful feedback. We look forward to your return!
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San Tan Valley, AZ
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

we made an overnight stay, to re-aquaint ourselves with this great hotel. Last time we visited, they were in the midst of renovations, (with minimal disruption), this time it was all complete and even better.
Considering the age and history of this resort it is amazing how well it has been maintained, and updated over the years, with Wi Fi, flat panel TV etc. Best of all the staff remain consistently polite and helpful, and make you feel most welcome. The restaurant food was excellent, and the quality and service justified the price.
While we don't live too far away, we will certainly return for special occasions.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Resort_Leadership, Manager at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thank you for your comment! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

All around fun for our whole family. Accessible to surrounding amenities but also loads of fun in the pool and on the trails. Twice the catch of the day on the dinner menu blew us away, and beat the nearby Elements Restaurant twenty times over.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank salehfam
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

This Marriott has a drop dead gorgeous setting but the service does not match. The staff is ok but not much more and certainly not what the price should bring. This is not the first time Ii have had this experience at Marriott lately so I wnder if theymhave cut their training programs back too much.

Unfortunately Marriott seems to have decided to go more generic at all of its hotels. If you notice, they all now provide Starbucks coffee rather than some of the better local brands. It feels like they just want to do what is easier for them.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gsutter
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Geneva2009
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542 reviews
141 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Location: great (about 10 - 15 minutes from the key shopping areas: down town, Biltmore, Fashion Mall and Scottsdale Quarter)
Pools, table tennis, fitness, tennis, jacuzzi, bike rentals, Starbucks, putting and chipping range on property.
Concept of casitas: be careful about the location (ask for property map to avoid noisy or too far away casitas - you might need a car to go for breakfast...)
For the last two years the property is undergoing "refreshing". This leads to noisy (sometimes as early as 7am :-( ).
The airconditioning is always a problem (we stayed now the third time there).
Breakfast buffet excellent, service sometimes a little slow but very polite
Resort fee (25$) will always be added. This covers (officially) internet, etc. - for me illogical to charge a resort fee (why not just indicate the daily cost per room...)

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Address: 5402 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4118
Phone Number:
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:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Paradise Valley
#2 Romantic Hotel in Paradise Valley
#2 Family Hotel in Paradise Valley
#2 Spa Hotel in Paradise Valley
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Paradise Valley
#3 Business Hotel in Paradise Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn 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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