Paradise Valley - Biltmore

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney's Resort & Spa

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Though located in Scottsdale, this hotel manages a remote, secluded feel with casita-style rooms, mountain views and a holistic spa
  • Listed as a 4-Star spa for four years in a row in Forbes Travel Guide
  • Farm-fresh cuisine with an Asian twist is available 24/7
  • The swanky on-site bar serves handcrafted cocktails alongside perfect desert sunset views

Enjoyed This
"We had a wonderful experience at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain. The rooms are modern, clean, and spacious. The resort grounds are well kept and serene."
Aug 28, 2023 - Clayton, CA, USA
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Though located just a 10-minute drive from downtown Scottsdale, The Sanctuary Camelback Resort manages to capture a secluded oasis feel with its modern casita-style rooms, breathtaking mountain views, and top-notch holistic spa and fitness center.

Guests should definitely opt to upgrade to a spa casita for lots of square footage with floor-to-ceiling windows, gorgeous balconies and chic décor. A resort fee is annoying at first but at $14 not too unreasonable for Wi-Fi, valet and spa access, among other things. And the spa is one of the best in the area, holistically focused with lots of treatments, a zen garden, an infinity pool and a movement studio with lots of classes, also included in the resort fee.

The only resort in Scottsdale set on the north slope of Camelback Mountain, it's home to a swanky on-site bar with one-of-a-kind views, particularly at sunset. The restaurant serves farm-fresh fare with an Asian twist 24/7. This is a great option for couples traveling without kids, seeking maximum relaxation with easy access to the city.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)
  • Electric vehicle charging station (on site)


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bedding available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$30 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: If you require a pet-friendly room, please contact the hotel directly before you travel.
Pets are allowed on request.
A Non-refundable cleaning fee of US$100 plus tax, per stay will be charged upon arrival.

Maximum weight: 50 pounds per pet.
Maximum 2 pets per room.
Pets are not permitted in the restaurant, Jade Bar, Sanctuary Spa or the pool area.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$50 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort fee includes:

  • Nespresso Vertuoline in-room coffee and espresso
  • In-room hot tea kettle with assortment of teas
  • Bottled water
  • Valet parking and self-parking
  • Local shuttle service to downtown Scottsdale
  • Access to spa and fitness facilities, including the saltwater lap pool and steam rooms
  • Movement studio classes (excluding Pilates or cycling)

Additional details: Some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details.

The hotel's infinity edge pool is exclusively adult-only (ages 16 and older) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The resort provides two satellite pools on property as an alternative for guests 15 years and younger.

Additional transportation requests, including on-site car rentals, can be arranged with the concierge.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(18 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, Paradise Valley (AZ) (part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World & Preferred Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
We had a wonderful experience at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain. The rooms are modern, clean, and spacious. The resort grounds are well kept and serene.
Other Comments
Aside from the luxurious feel of this hotel, the staff was also amazing, attentive and responsive. Benjamin and Lynda at the front desk were really accommodating. The welcome champagne and dessert for our anniversary was a treat. I wanted to recognize Daisy at the spa front desk and Courtney for all her help with booking our spa treatments and classes. She was so personable and made our stay enjoyable. I will definitely come back to this resort.
Mary Aug 28, 2023 Clayton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely spot for a girlfriends yearly trip. Staff was exceptional and the hotel was great about accommodating our requests (early check-in, late checkout, holding our bags and letting us continue to use spa/gym past checkout due to late flights returning home, etc.). Comfy beds. Great location, car service (into town within 3 miles of the hotel). Excellent dining choices close by in old town Scottsdale. Great trip, even in 110 degree heat! :)
Colleen Aug 15, 2023 PORTLAND, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service and staff was extremely attentive and couteous
Other Comments
our Camelback Casitas was very romantic with breath taking views of the valley, but needed better AC cooling.
mike Jul 17, 2023 Peoria, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed our stay at The Sanctuary. Our room was beautiful, very spacious with beautiful decor, quiet and a beautiful view of Camelback mountain. Our dinner and breakfast at Elements were delicious. We truly appreciated the friendly and attentive care we received from every staff person we met. All in all, a magical experience.
Other Comments
Please continue doing what you do! A beautiful facility is always a pleasure to enjoy. But, kindness and care toward people will always be what brings them back. Thank you for our lovely stay.
Kelly Aug 05, 2023 Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice suite but poor sleep due to a full-length glass window pane with no blind and outside light shining into room all night. Pool area really congested and pity they took away the co-ed hot tub in the spa.
Other Comments
Clearly less attention to detail and cleanliness during summer low season, which does not instill me with confidence to return during the high season. Somewhat lack luster compared to last time we stayed which admittedly was many years ago.
Jeanette Aug 08, 2023 Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful experiences, beautiful property!
Other Comments
We had a fantastic time! Only wish the pool had some shade options while you're in the pool (versus just the umbrellas for lounge chairs)!
Brittany Jul 10, 2023 Washington, DC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was very clean and well appointed. Th grounds are beautiful. The reason for a lower rating is some of food overpriced and limited selection
Cheryl Jun 04, 2023 Rolling Hills EstatesPalos Verdes Estates, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Expensive, but well worth it. Everything was top shelf.
Polly Jun 03, 2023 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

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