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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley

5-star5 stars
5700 E McDonald DriveParadise ValleyAZ85253United States of America

Luxury resort with 3 outdoor pools, near Camelback Mountain
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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley

from $759
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Mountain Vista Casita King)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Mountain Vista Suite King)

About Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley

This 53-acre Scottsdale resort is on Camelback Mountain, 2.2 miles from Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Hotel Features.
Recognized on the Conde Nast Gold List and the Travel & Leisure 500, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa has tennis courts, a health club, 4 outdoor pools, poolside bar, a spa tub, and a steam room. Pool loungers are available. The infinity-edge pool is provided to guests age 16 and older on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; exceptions to this rule apply during certain holidays. The onsite spa at this 5-star property offers 12 massage and treatment rooms and beauty services such as body scrubs and wraps. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, wireless Internet access (surcharge), and 7 meeting/conference rooms totalling 3200 square feet. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Complimentary valet parking is available on site. Pets allowed (maximum weight 50 pounds).

Amenities featured in guestrooms include DVD players, iPod docking stations, flat-panel TVs with cable service and premium channels, in-room safes (accommodate laptops), air conditioning, and ceiling fans. All guestrooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers. Premium bedding includes Frette Italian 300-thread count linens, down blankets, and duvets. Beds have pillowtop mattresses. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guestrooms are all nonsmoking.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 105 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free valet parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 5
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Tennis on site
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 8
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3200
  • Conference space size (meters) - 297
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 2002
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Sanctuary Spa is an intimate retreat offering a menu of Asian-inspired treatments in 12 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms. Enhanced by modern architecture and a breathtaking setting, the spa's relaxing meditation garden, boutique, reflecting pond, and Watsu pool provide a tranquil experience. Spa services and classes in the state-of-the-art fitness center and movement studio include Pilates, meditation, Yoga, and fitness and nutrition consultations. Body wraps and scrubs are also offered in the spa's 12 treatment rooms.

It is best to book spa treatments two weeks prior to the stay. Guests may contact the resort using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking via this Web site.

Awards and affiliations

  • Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.
  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley’s small print

Also known as

  • Camelback Mountain Sanctuary
  • Sanctuary Resort Camelback Mountain
  • Resort Sanctuary
  • Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Paradise Valley
  • Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort
  • Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort Paradise Valley
  • Sanctuary Camelback Resort
  • Sanctuary Mountain Resort
  • Sanctuary Resort Camelback


The resort's infinity-edge pool is only accessible to guests aged 16 and over on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 2 satellite pools are available for those under 15. This policy might not apply during some holiday weekends.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 30.00 and USD 50.00 for adults, and USD 30.00 and USD 50.00 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100.00 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley


  • Camelback Mountain - 40 min walk
  • Phoenix Zoo - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square - 3.6 mi / 5.7 km
  • Scottsdale Waterfront - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Old Town - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km

Getting around

  • Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Scottsdale, AZ (SCF) - 20 min drive
  • Phoenix, AZ (DVT-Phoenix Deer Valley) - 29 min drive
  • Mesa, AZ (MSC-Falcon Field Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Mesa, AZ (AZA-Phoenix - Mesa Gateway) - 43 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Free extended parking

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 97 reviews

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley
Fantastic getaway, with gorgeous mountain backdrop
You can't beat the fantastic site of The Sanctuary, with the gorgeous mountains as backdrop. The staff is very welcoming & helpful and both pools are wonderful- loved the Lap Pool. It's also conveniently located to shops & other restaurants, which is a good thing because the food at the Sanctuary is the one thing that needs improvement.
Paulette, us2 night trip
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley
Beautiful with great service
Amazing grounds, and our suite was large with a great view. The service was more than expected. Wonderful room service with great food - not the norm even in a 5-star hotel. Beautiful and convenient location. I will visit again.
Glenda, us2 night trip
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley
It was a fantastic trip. My only disappointment was the gym was very dated
Douglas, us2 night romance trip
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley
Very Relaxing
Great get away spot. Visiting family, but decided to pamper ourselves as well. Loved the real wood fireplace and the fact that the jacuzzi was open all night. :) Great for couples.
Kyle, us2 night romance trip
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley
What to do in Phoenix during the summer
Excellent. The beauty of the setting as a back drop to such a nice comfortable facility was all you could hope for.....
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip

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