Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

5700 East McDonald Drive | Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 [See Map]
#2 in Best Phoenix Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 923 reviews

U.S. News Review

Its name describes this resort perfectly: Sanctuary. And its location, lodged on the side of Camelback Mountain, is rife with opportunities for both rejuvenation and physical activity. No wonder this hotel has seen its fare share of Hollywood heavyweights passing through its doors. Guest rooms are bright and beautiful, with exposed brick walls, deep soaking tubs and fantastic views. But for most travelers, Sanctuary's highlights are located outside the rooms. Guests lounge in (or by) the infinity pool and watch their worries drop off the edge of the world. And for an extra dose of pampering, travelers head straight to the resort spa, which boasts a bevy of Asian-inspired treatments. And now, visitors can sip a variety of cocktails made from premium liquor and local ingredients at the new Jade Bar before enjoying a meal at Elements, the hotel's famous restaurant run by chef Beau MacMillan. And although Sanctuary does charge a $30 resort fee per night (to cover parking and Internet access) on top of the general room rate, most guests felt that was a reasonable amount to pay.

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Awards Received

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Lonely Planet Recommended
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 923 guests have reviewed the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 923 reviews)

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Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

5700 East McDonald Drive | Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 [See Full Map]