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- Sanctuary at Camelback MountainMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 6Oct 27, 2013
I often make time to visit the Jade Bar at the Sanctuary because it relaxes me and reminds me to delight in the beauty of life. It’s meant to be enjoyed. I like to sit on the second floor patio and gaze at the majestic Camelback Mountain while sipping a cocktail and munching on apps. I absolutely love this resort. The lighting is part of the lure. Illumination complements every part of the resort. Driving up the path to this sanctuary, you immediately escape your daily routine. There is parking below or a valet to escort you into the lobby. Food Network Chef, Beau MacMillan, leads the culinary team at Elements. While dining, you’ll be mesmerized by the view of the negative edge infinity pool that appears to be emptying right into the mountain. By day, relax in that very pool and roam the grassy grounds. A wedding would be magical. This might just be my number one Phoenix area resort.
- Sanctuary at Camelback MountainJun 05, 2013
I would put the staff of Sanctuary Camelback Mountain in my top 5! Very few places have staff that will try to make eye contact with you and toss you a smile. I appreciate that, makes me feel good like a natural form of valium. The rooms fall into my top 3! The views from the side of the mountain looking down on the landscape below are incredible. Seeing all of the small lights in houses and desert landscaping. I could sit out on the balcony and enjoy a glass of wine all evening. The rooms are chic and stylish, I felt like a million bucks walking into one of their units!
- Sanctuary at Camelback MountainJul 05, 2012
Wow. Just wow. The name of this jaw-dropping resort is actually the perfect description of it. The Sanctuary is nestled right at the base of Camelback Mountain and is surrounded by surprisingly lush desert plant life so all city noise is completely drowned out by the time you reach the valet. The lobby, Jade Bar, and the Elements restaurant all overlook the entirety of Paradise Valley with the gorgeous negative-edge pool down below. I never wanted to leave.
Definitely stop by Jade Bar for a drink. Bartenders here can hold a conversation and are exclusively master mixologists so be sure to ask for a specialty and be amazed.
All of the rooms are located further up the mountain but no need to hike; they offer a chauffeur service right to your door. And the rooms…holy cow! Unlike a typical hotel, these suites are peppered around the property offering legitimate peace and quiet in utmost luxury. I am in LOVE with this resort.
- Sanctuary at Camelback MountainMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
**ENJOYABLE LUXURIOUS RESORT EXPERIENCE**
We spent an entire day at the resort and it was fantastic.
*SPA (see separate review)
The spa was not a 5 star experience. I enjoyed the spas in Vegas way better. I didn't care for their waiting room. I liked waiting in their zen garden. However, it was still NICE, just not great. My 60 min Swedish massage ($150) was good and I liked the fact that I could use the resort's facilities after the spa treatment.
5 stars here. Loved their tennis Director, John. We were given lots of attention. Free equipment, water, and towels. Clean, well-kept courts with shade and chairs.
Pool service was nice. $10+ cocktails and snacks were optional. The infinity pool was pretty. Best to get some lounge chairs before noon.
*RESTAURANT (see separate review)
Solid brunch buffet. For $34, it was worth it. Especially with the shrimp cocktail.
We borrowed bikes and took them to Echo Canyon (see separate review). Took us 10 minutes to get to the head of the trail from the resort. Pleasant ride.
We spent 6 hours total at the resort and enjoyed our time here.
The resort was not perfect (not all staff members were smiling or friendly), but it was a solid resort overall.
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Address:5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Total Reviews:7 Reviews
Dining options at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include 4 outdoor swimming pools. Also located on site are a
There are 105 guestrooms at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Guestrooms have mountain or desert views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses, Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and down blankets. Furnishings include desks and sofa beds. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. In addition to iPod docking stations, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Flat panel televisions have premium cable channels, DVD players, and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include CD players, separate sitting areas, ceiling fans, and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding, extra towels/bedding, and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.
Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.