Near the Old Town Historic Museum are some impressive metal sculptures of Cactus, Horses, etc.. Old town is a great place to walk around and shop and eat. There are so many fabulous places to eat I would recommend a Dawn. Come to old towne Scottsdale for some fine dining and boutique shopping. Camelback mountain hike is definitely not easy, but so worth it!! #hiking #trail There are a lot of cool little stores in Old Town. One window was featuring this clever art of Fruits and Veggies come to life. Just at dawn, the sun made these lovely rays reaching skyward. I love old doors from the southwest . The original building dates back to the 1800's Not quite the shot I wanted, but it is still neat to see the dawn hit this cactus. This place was shown on the Food Network View from the very top of Camelback Mountain. Really great for those who enjoy climbing. Don't miss getting your picture taken with the Cowboy Sign ! Only problem is you have to time it with the cross-walk crossing light because in order to take the picture you have to stand in the street.
Not sure they really thought it through when they put it in.
#cowboy # scottsdale Brunch at Il Terrazzo Restaurant inside the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale Arizona. Mexican Bird of Paradise flowers with bee. Shot in a small area of desert near the Courtyard Marriott. This is by far the best crepe (nutella and banana) I have ever tasted. The owners are French-guess it makes sense! Camelback Mountain. Walking around in Old Town Scottsdale, saw these beautiful clouds lit up by the setting sun. One of my favorite hotels, anywhere. Unfortunately it's in a rather ordinary city (Scottsdale), so typically I'm only here on short golf trips. That said, if you ever find yourself here, this place is the best. Swanky, sexy, 50's/60's, rat pack type vibe, with great, very stylish decor and great rooms. Also, one of the coolest pools around. Love the Ho! Brunch at Il Terrazzo Restaurant at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. A place where families can make some of the best memories! Colors of the desert Camelback mountain! Tough climb but worth it! Wine | Best winery location in town! The southwest meets Indian heritage permeates the Arizona landscape Old Town in Scottsdale. The whole area is preserved like how it was back in the Cowboys time. Very nice! Fountain Sunrise over the desert Shot at a pull off on East Shea Boulevard, near Fountain Hills. This rainbow lingered for over 30 minutes. Echo Canyon Mountain sitting behind Omni Scottsdale Resort in Paradise Valley is the best place for hikers who stay the resorts near by. Climbing on the top of the mountain looking over Phoenix city the views are incredible.#TakeHike Travel Photo I've never had good BBQ outside of Texas, KC, Memphis or South Carolina. This is pretty darn awesome BBQ!! Just had DElish lunch here after scaling Camelback Mt just down the road. Wandered outside and noticed a fab patio with little fire lamps and cozy blankies at the ready for evening bevvies at the foot of the scenic mountain. A truly delicious triple decker red celvet cake. Their Mexican food is also delicious! Look at the amazing Phoenician Resort from Camelback Mountain yeah it's nice. It has it all a golf coarse, pools, restaurants. Have an amazing time! At the annual Parade Del Sol Parade in celebration of Arizona's birthday. Fantastic happy hour menu! Drink specials and great food items at a discount. They even do happy hour all night, every night, June through August to offset the slow season.
This is the sesame glazed pork belly with baby beets, wasabi and horseradish. Delicious dish! One of the coolest places to stay and eat in the Scottsdale or Paradise Valley Arizona. The property is one of the oldest in the area with a rich history. Classic Arizona style is worth the trip. Very old door in this quaint small inn The famous Camelback of Phoenix Dark mood-lit interior space opens into an equally appealing white tented outdoor patio in back. Yummy Mission marguerita adds sangria to the traditional cocktail. Food great. Grilled corn with Spanish cheese was notable as well as short rib tacos. Omni Scottsdale Resort is a magic and stunning place with delicious food you should not miss if you have a vacation in Phoenix, Arizona. #Aquatrove Travel Photos #Pattern Travel Photos Beautiful golf course Jalapeño cornbread Enjoy Phoenix's biggest attraction Camelback mountain. Everybody as you can see climb to the peak. View over nearby mountains from the main building at Sanctuary Resort and Spa. This is your view at Breakfast... Gorgeous and dramatic scenery walking the trails through the Sonoran desert just north of Scottsdale, AZ! An antique ice cream parlor from 1958. Think most of their furniture and ornaments are still original. Such an interesting neighborhood, too. It's located in the Old Town area. Amazing dinner, a must for anyone in Scottsdale AZ. Perfect sunset views! Beautiful day enjoying the railroad park One of the best brunches of my life in Scottsdale, AZ. #foodiefinds One of my favorite places on earth. Cactus Loved this hike! It's as hard as it's beautiful.. and so worth it! #hiking #phoenix #az Golfing at the Phoenician 11/2016 #lifeatexpedia In the late 1800s, Phoenicians enjoyed the wonders of Arizona Falls, gathering there to picnic, socialize and dance near the cool water. Utilizing the flowing water of the canal to produce power, Arizona Falls was also the site of the first hydroelectric plant in Phoenix. Originally built in 1902, the plant was rebuilt by SRP in 1911, began delivering power again in 1913 and was eventually shut down in 1950.
Arizona Falls, formed by a natural 20-foot drop along the Arizona Canal between what is now 56th and 58th streets, reopened in June 2003 as a restored hydroelectric plant and neighborhood gathering place where visitors can learn, interact and reflect.
The new Arizona Falls combines art, history and technology to generate clean electricity from the canal's waterfall.
2013 This is inside an art piece called A fun day at the park! Swimming pool perfect for a refreshing dip in the dry desert air of Sonoran Desert. Really nice family park with a carousel, a train the kids can ride, other train attractions, and plenty of space for kids to run around in. Camelback Mountain, Cholla Trail The ritzy side of Phoenix, Scottsdale is full of places to explore, excellent food to eat, small shops worth exploring, and other sightseeing opportunities. A couple stops won't begin to uncover all that Scottsdale has to offer, plan to visit more than once to enrich your experiences here. Spring 2016 For all the foodies in Phoenix Arizona, try out the roast chicken at Bandera. You will not be disappointed! Girl's weekend Public art installation that is suspended above the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale Arizona. Made from 50,000 colourful ripstop nylon streams attached to monofilament, this lightweight kinetic sculpture harnesses wind currents to rise and fall dramatically. On display from Nov. 17, 2017 to March 5, 2018. Lovely fountain at the Embassy Suites in Scottsdale. #facade #architecture #fountain #scottsdale #arizona #maricopacounty #usa #travel #travelbug #wayfarer #gadabout #nomad #nomadlife #wanderlust Resort along the golf course Awesome dessert at Wildfish! Camelback Mountain - people hiking/running here are in way better shape than me. Great place for a hike. Looking at Phoenix at sunset! brewery with great food and dog friendly! Located in downtown Scottsdale and crossing over the Arizona Canal this bridge is all about the sun - solstices, equinoxes and the shadows cast by the noon sun! Cool ice cream parlor - like stepping back in time. Life finds a way Itadakimasu!!! #foodie #epicurious #epicurean #porkchops #potatopurée #travel #travelbug #gadabout #wayfarer #nomad #nomadlife #wanderlust #scottsdale #arizona #maricopacounty #usa Living life large on a golf course!! The coolest little hotel outside Scottsdale. This is one of the many cacti filled pathways around the grounds. #roadtrip Going back in time for a yummy treat!
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Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Swimming pools

On Camelback Mountain

Set on 53 acres on Camelback Mountain, this boutique resort about 4 miles from Old Town Scottsdale offers views of Paradise Valley and the mountains beyond.

Rest and rejuvenation

The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa features a full-service salon, meditation garden with reflecting pool, water-therapy pool, and lap pool.

Casitas, candlelight

The 105 suites and casitas at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa offer valley views, high-speed Internet access, Mascioni linens, and complimentary candlelight turndown service.

Languages Spoken

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The centerpiece of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is an extensive spa with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms containing a private treatment suite for 1 or 2, a movement studio, and meditation garden with reflecting pool. Guests can choose from hair and nail care, and dozens of massages, scrubs, wraps, and other treatments based on Indonesian, Japanese, and European philosophies. The spa is open to guests 16 and older; in-room services are available.

Also on site, 4 pools include a large, infinity-edge pool, a 25-yard lap pool, and poolside bar. 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. Daily classes in the movement studio, such as yoga, Pilates, aerobics, and indoor cycling, are available. Guided tours, including rock climbing and nature walks are offered as well (surcharge).

Indoor and outdoor event space totals 9,000 square feet (836 square meters) including 7 meeting/conference rooms totaling 3,200 square feet (297 square meters). The resort also offers wireless Internet access (surcharge), 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free valet parking is available on site.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 2002 
  • Free self parking 
  • Steam room 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 297 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Terrace 
  • Free long-term parking 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3200 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 5 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 105 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Wedding services 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Free long-term parking, Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Pay movies 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Frette Italian sheets 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

elements - Modern, minimalist setting with stone and wood accents. American cuisine; Asian accents. Emphasis on local ingredients and seasonal selections. Menu includes Soy Braised Pork Belly and Grilled Salmon with Greens, Somen Noodles, and Snow Peas. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

jade bar - Adjacent to elements. Wines by the glass, martinis; specialty cocktails. Patio dining available. Secluded setting, open fire, Paradise Valley views.

edge - Lounge adjacent to elements. Features elevated patios with Paradise Valley views. Serves specialty cocktails and small plates.

Nearby Things to Do

The extensive spa—open to guests 16 and older—offers indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a private treatment suite for one or two, a movement studio, and a meditation garden with reflecting pool. The resort also offers a large, outdoor, infinity-edge pool. There are also six tennis courts and tennis clinics; private lessons are available for a surcharge. Biking and hiking trails are located nearby; guided hikes and mountain bike rentals are offered (surcharge).

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, guests 15 and under are not allowed to access the infinity pool. There are 2 satellite pools that families with children 15 and under are free to enjoy.

A variety of classes includes aerobics, yoga, and Pilates. The fitness center has cardio machines with built-in TVs and headsets as well as strength-training equipment. Private training and private health and nutrition counseling are available (surcharge).

At least 8 golf courses are within 5 miles of the resort, and dozens more are distributed throughout the Scottsdale-Phoenix area. Horseback riding is available nearby.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Mountain biking on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

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.

  • Number of treatment rooms 12 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Sports massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100.00 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No cribs (infant beds) available
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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 30.00 and USD 50.00 for adults, USD 30.00 and USD 50.00 for children (approximately)
  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 100.00 per pet, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Camelback Mountain Sanctuary
  • 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
  • Sanctuary Resort Camelback Mountain

We should mention

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

Awards & 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.

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