JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

5402 East Lincoln Drive | Scottsdale, AZ 85253 [See Map]
#11 in Best Phoenix Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1262 reviews
Property Type Resort with 427 rooms, 2 floors
Style Traditional, Rustic
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Sandwiched between Mummy and Camelback mountains, JW Marriott's Camelback Inn is a great place to catch a glimpse of the Valley of the Sun at its finest. Downtown Phoenix is an easy 12-mile drive away, and downtown Scottsdale — full of shops, bars and art galleries — is 5 miles away. With fire pits, numerous pools, 36 holes of golf and tons of patio seating, the hotel provides plenty of opportunities to kick back and enjoy the view. Meanwhile, the Spa at Camelback Inn attracts snow birds and locals alike with its soothing skin treatments, and the food at BLT Steak and Rita's Kitchen draws diners from all over. As for lodging, travelers praise the guest rooms' combination of Southwestern decor and private patios and balconies.

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Travel + Leisure

“Since 1936 this Paradise Valley institution has been a beloved desert getaway. Original adobe bricks, timber-beamed ceilings and beehive fireplaces create a romantic, Western setting, while the world-class spa and BLT Steak offer a bit of indulgence. ”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1262 guests have reviewed the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 1262 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The hotel sits beneath the Mummy Mountain on 125 acres of land. Located in Paradise Valley, this Marriott property offers guests a picturesque setting amid the parks of Arizona. The resort is close to multiple golf resorts and is about 10 miles north of the Phoenix Zoo and 6 miles northeast of the Biltmore Fashion Park.

  • Around 2 miles north of Echo Canyon Park; 11 miles southeast of Lookout Mountain Preserve
  • About 14 miles north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • 24-hour valet parking ($10)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($10)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa offers pueblo-style casitas that have private patios and balconies overlooking Paradise Valley. The rooms have a bright and airy yet rustic feel and offer amenities like pillow-top mattresses, minifridges, microwaves and flat-screen TVs.

  • Wi-Fi for $12.95 a day
  • Pullout sofa beds

Standard room size:

550 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


Plenty of restaurant options are available at the hotel. Guests can enjoy fine dining at BLT Steak, casual fare at Rita's Kitchen and small plates and live entertainment at R Bar. The hotel also offers a breakfast buffet and continental breakfast.

  • Starbucks kiosk
  • Acacia restaurant available at Camelback Golf Club
  • Sprouts at the Spa serves light bites off a healthy menu
  • 24-hour room service

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

Buffet, Italian, American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The resort features two pools, the Jackrabbit heated outdoor pool that's designed for families and the spa pool that is reserved for guests 16 and older who are receiving spa treatments. The JW Marriott also offers an outdoor whirlpool.

  • Towels provided
  • Ample lounge chair seating available

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Spa at Camelback Inn offers a wide variety of treatments, including massages, scrubs, wraps, facials and scalp treatments. The spa has facilities that include Turkish steam baths, solariums and Finnish saunas. Guests must be 16 or older to take advantage of the services.

  • Salon services offered
  • Cellphones prohibited
  • Recommended five- to six-week advance notice for reservations

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


There are no specific programs for children offered at the hotel, but it does have a mini-golf course and a children's pool.

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The fitness center at the hotel features cardio equipment like ellipticals and treadmills, and free weights. The gym also offers fitness classes with the schedule available by calling the hotel's spa services.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


With its many ballrooms and meeting rooms, the hotel can cater to all types of events and conference needs. The hotel offers event catering menus and more than 40,000 feet of meeting space that lets attendees enjoy beautiful views of Arizona’s desert gardens and mountain.

  • Audiovisual technology

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Pets are allowed at the hotel for a $250 nonrefundable fee.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


Camelback Golf Club is 3 miles from the resort by shuttle and is managed by Marriott Golf. The two courses feature a total of 36 holes of championship golf.

  • Driving range and putting green
  • Golf program for juniors

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


The hotel is home to a myriad of locations for the ceremony and reception: Couples can choose to host an event outdoors in the hotel's garden or indoors in one of its event halls or ballrooms.

  • Wedding packages available
  • Audiovisual capabilities for microphones and sound systems

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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5402 East Lincoln Drive | Scottsdale, AZ 85253 [See Full Map]