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JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Paradise Valley
Certificate of Excellence
Santiago, Chile
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100 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

This hideaway in the dessert is amazing. Rooms are large and each are like there own little private villas. Service was top notch and in most cases better than most premium luxury hotels I've ever stayed in. It was literally a flawless stay. The resort is huge but good exercise to get around. I was attending a conference and from start to finish was flawless with exceptional staff all around.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

My wife & I stumbled across The Camelback by accident 15 years ago & we've been back every year since then. Its peace & serenity is unequalled nestling under The Mummy Mntn in Paradise Valley. The 'Casitas' are spacious & very comfortable, the restaurants a joy and the Jackrabbit Pool extremely relaxing & safe for all the Family. However it is the Staff who make it from the front desk, to the bar & restaurant Staff, to the Bell Hops & Conciege, not forgetting the Maids & gardeners. Always a friendly wave & chat, nothing is too much trouble. Even saw a Bobcat stroll past our balcony one evening who seemed to turn & say "Hi folks". Top that! Try it, you'll be back.

Room Tip: Ask for any room 614 to 619 for fantastic views of The Camelback Mountain & unbelievable Arizona...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Prescott, Arizona
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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

We enjoyed this resort a lot. We were upgraded to a 2 bedroom suite instead o a casita suite with a view. We enjoyed the larger suite, but we backed right up to Camelback road and the sound of the traffic was not peaceful. The rooms were nicely decorated in a western theme, and the bed was cozy and totally comfortable. The grounds are lovely, the pool area nice, but be sure to enjoy the spa. The services are excellent but the 2hours I spent in the steam room, then sauna, indoor whirl pool, outdoor pool, and finally outdoor whirlpool were splendid. Blt steak also has a 5-7 happy hour weekdays with cocktails and snacks to love--escargot, popovers, fries worth the calories. Overall we had a great 5 day visit. Marriott service as usual was virtually flawless.

Room Tip: The 2 bedroom suite was great, but no escape from road traffic. For a peaceful stay, ask for a room...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

I stayed in this resort for four days because of a business summit. This place is definitely a gem in the desert. Nothing like I have ever stayed in. It is a totally different experience having casitas as the rooms, huge areas as the hotel space and jackrabbits as your friends! :) You have to definitely see this place, so put it in your bucket list.

There was a lovely old lady in the hotel gift shop where I bought some gifts for my daugther. She had quite a lot of knowledge about the history of my country! It was amazing to have such a knowledgeable chat about my country thousands of miles away from it.

The golf cars are a nice touch if you dont want to walk around but I have never used them. Car parking is not a problem at all, as you may guess. Also, had one night at the Cowboy Cookout in Mummy Mountain and it was really fun.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boise ID
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Stayed for a 4 day conference. The accommodations, catering, pool, and general customer service were all you would expect for a JW Marriott.I especially liked the frozen fruit offered by the pool attendants.
The grounds were beautiful, with bunnies, hummingbirds , and native plants galore.
The weather was just gorgeous, a welcome change heading into fall and winter.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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mclean virginia
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

Of all the hotels ,motels,and resorts I have stayed at in my 69 years of earthly existence most of which were grand,this resort is the pinnacle,the summit.Its layout as casitas instead of rooms in an high rise,sets it apart.The beauty is incredible.The natural starkness invites dashes of vibrant color.The staff are eager to take you anywhere on the golfcarts.Everyone is helpful and engaging.Marriotts usually have fantastic staffs but the one here are as good as the ritz carlton(amarriott brand). The housecleaning staff are exceptional especially the toundown service.Its not one or two maids -its a team!The restaurants -Ritas kitchen,and the pool one-are enjoyable -the tortila soup is beyond words.The waitstaff is professional and very conducive to a fine meal.The staff at the pool are considerate and eager to carry out your wishes.I at times use a cane ,and the young man was solicitous to my needs.This resort is worth every penny it charges.I will be back next year for longer.It has been suggested that i try other exceptional resorts here,but once you have been to heaven why go elsewhere? PS.they have a quaint small chapel here as well.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

The Camelback Inn is unlike any other hotel. Its multiple small buildings are a nice contrast to the big cookie cutter resorts. Rooms are large and comfortable and the updated bathrooms are fantastic. Service was excellent and the pools and public gathering spaces were beautiful. Best part was just sitting on our balcony looking up at Mummy Mountain and listening to the birds. It was the relaxing stay I needed.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Property: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Address: 5402 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4118
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
#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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