Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

5700 East McDonald Drive | Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 [SHOW ON MAP]
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  • Reputation: EXCELLENT
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels


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  • Pets Allowed
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  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

How it Ranks: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa ranks #2 out of 599 Phoenix Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.

Our Take: 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 $20-per-night resort fee (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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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 599 hotels in Phoenix, 39 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Phoenix. The 10 closest to Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa are shown on the map below. These include JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa (0.8 miles) and Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia (1.0 miles).

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Nearby Things to Do

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is 0.9 miles from the #1 ranked Phoenix attraction, Camelback Mountain. Of the 12 top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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