Fodor's Expert Review Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, Arizona, 85253, USA Fodor's Choice

This luxurious boutique hotel is the only resort on the north slope of Camelback Mountain; secluded mountain casitas have chic modern furnishings, which contrast with the breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain, the Praying Monk (from some vantages), and the setting western sun. Bathrooms are finished in modern details with elegant sinks and roomy tubs. An infinity-edge pool, Zen meditation garden, and Asian-inspired Sanctuary Spa make this a haven for relaxation. The hotel's restaurant, elements, is a local hot spot for sunset cocktails and award-winning cuisine.

PROS

  • inner-city getaway with mountain seclusion
  • unparalleled views of Camelback's Praying Monk rock
  • unparalleled views of Camelback's Praying Monk rock
  • secluded location in one of the most bustling areas of Phoenix
  • great restaurant, pool, and spa

CONS

  • walking between buildings can mean conquering slopes or flights of stairs
  • not kid-friendly
  • grounds very dark at night

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Romantic, Trendy, Views
Sophisticated
Central
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 480-948–2100 | 800-245–2051

HOTEL DETAILS

116 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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