Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Phoenix, USA

A mountain retreat with views over Paradise Valley

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At a glance

105 rooms

A stunning resort and spa set in the shadows of Camelback Mountain, high above the Sonoran Desert. The Sanctuary Hotel provides a tranquil retreat with amazing mountain views, farm-fresh cuisine with Asian accents, a spa with a meditation garden and five championship tennis courts.


Paradise Valley, Arizona. Close to Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter house, Taliesin West. 8 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.


Things to enjoy

Spa with Asian inspired treatments, meditation garden, yoga, pilates studios, restaurant, bar, tennis courts, swimming pools, tennis courts, cycling, hiking, mixology demonstrations, hummingbird sanctuary.

Number of floors: 1

In detail

This red desert resort with cool pools and vast views envelopes you in a seductively tempting programme of Asian-inspired spa treatments, yoga, pilates and meditation. The Sanctuary Hotel’s Mountain and Spa casitas have contemporary furnishings with stunning panoramic views of the mountain and Paradise Valley.

Ten minutes from The Sanctuary Hotel and you are in Scottsdale with its galleries and boutiques. Or, simply stay in The Sanctuary and dine at elements restaurant and forget the world until you are rested enough for a range of exhilarating outdoor pursuits such as hiking, golf, cycling or horse riding.


Sanctuary offers 105 luxurious contemporary design mountain and spa casitas that make the most of the spectacular mountainside setting with breathtaking panoramic views. Features range from outdoor balconies and kitchen alcoves to wood-burning fireplaces and private outdoor soaking tubs. Friends, families or business groups may prefer the comfort of a private mountaintop home, a collection of exquisite estates located at the resort.

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Mountain Vista Casita

Mountain Vista Casita features breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain and Paradise Valley and spectacular contemporary design with unique wood block flooring, glass-tiled dry bar. Luxurious oversized bath tub and travertine marble and glass shower. Hi def flat screen TV. and wireless Internet. 500 sq. ft.

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Mountain Vista Suite

Mountain Vista Suite offers one or two bedrooms with great views of Camelback Mountain and Paradise Valley. Features striking contemporary redesign with unique wood block flooring. The living-dining area features sleek yet comfortable furniture. Hi-def flat-screen TV, kitchen alcove and limestone dining table. Spacious bath with separate travertine marble shower and oversized bathtub. 1000 sq. ft.

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Spa Casita

Spa Casita features a comfortable sitting area enhanced by a dramatic view patio. Contemporary Asian furnishings include stained concrete floors and sheer flowing curtains on floor-to-ceiling windows. Walk-in closet and a spacious bathroom with two sinks, an oversized bathtub and separate glass and tile shower. 650 sq. ft.

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Spa Casita Suite

Spa Casita Suite offers a separate sunken living room with a lava rock gas fireplace, vessel sink and wet bar and vibrantly coloured sitting area. Outdoor Japanese inspired soaking tub, spacious bathrooms with two sinks, separate shower and vanity as well as large walk-in closets. Valley views from the patio which surrounds the bedroom and living room. Contemporary Asian design. 1000 sq. ft.

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Casa Montana Private Home

Warm, old-world Spanish-inspired decor greets you with a view like no other. This recently remodeled 3,500 sq.ft. home offers four large bedrooms, six full baths, three wood-burning fireplaces, and a billiard room with a spacious bar area and pool table. The property is enhanced by a private pool, whirlpool spa and scenic patio for entertaining. Rooms feature a master bedroom and adjacent private study, a king size bedroom and two rooms with double beds.

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Casa del Sano Private Home

Designed by George Christiansen, one of the Valley's most honored architects, the recently remodeled Casa del Sano has all the fearures both classic and modern furniture with upgrades such as a large, flat screen TV. All these features are enhanced by stunning views of Mummy Mountain and Paradise Valley.

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Casa Five Private Home

Both indoors and out, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the sunrise above the mountain and the nighttime twinkle of the Valley below. Five bedrooms and five and a half baths comprise a specious interior, recently renovated. The home also features an array of entertainment areas, including a sectacular stone-paved, multi-level patio, complete with plush, comfortable seating and a cozy fire-bowl for evening lounging. A pool, hot tub and private tennis court round out the amenities.

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Casa Nine Private Home

Panoramic views abound at this magnificent 4,800 sq.ft. retreat with a serene courtyard, stunning flagstone fireplace room and kitchen. Features in the main residence include a home office and a grand master suite, plus an extra bedroom with separate bath. The separate guest casita offers a kitchenette and two additional bedrooms, each with its own bath. Outdoors are two fabulous swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar. Terraced below are the second pool and Jacuzzi tub. Lush landscaping with sculptures and breathtaking views complete a perfect setting.

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Casa Ten Private Home

Recently renovated, this multi-level home still features its original floor-to-ceiling glass walls and concrete staircases, with extensive limestone flooring. Four bedrooms, four baths and two powder rooms are complemented by a gourmet kitchen and artful dining area. A billiards lounge and plush living area open onto a deck with a hot tub. The secluded master suite features its own spacious living area with a wet bar and wine refrigerator, plus a private indoor-outdoor shower wit an oversized soaking tub. For the ultimate relaxation, unwind in the hot tub on the surrounding view deck.

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Gallery Private Home

This contemporary hillside home offers four generous bedrooms and bathrooms, a spectacular living-dining-kitchen space overlooking Camelback Mountain and Paradise Valley, and a pool with two decks for sun and relaxation. Each bedroom has its own terrace surrounded by breezy ivory sheers, creating intimate exterior spaces that open to the sunrise and sunset. Sleek new bathroom and kitchen fixtures and finishes offer the latest in refreshing conveniences. This home is wonderful for both renewal and entertainment.

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Hi Lob Private Home

This spacious 3,000 sq.ft. home with a seperate guest house is the "highest" residence on Camelback Mountain. Nestled against the red rocks, the stunning two-bedroom home features floor-to-ceiling picture windows for a spectacular view of Paradise Valley and the mountains beyond. Hi Lob is ideal for entertaining or for privacy, with a spacious living room, dining room, full kitchen, outdoor pool and patio with fireplace. Located in the loft is a magnificent master suite that opens to the outdoor pool and patio area, and an adjacent two-queen bedroom, each with seperate bathrooms.


24 hour valet service. 24 hours room service. Baby-sitting (charge). Bell service. Business Centre. Concierge desk. Daily maid service and turndown. Daily newspaper (USA Today, weekdays and Scottsdale Tribune, weekends) (NYT,WSJ and FT available upon request). Fax service. Full Spa Services. High Speed and wireless Internet. Mailing service. One day laundry / valet service. Personal Wake up call. Phone service. Safe deposit box in every room and available at front desk

Directory of services

  • Bell service
  • Car Parking ( complimentary )
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge
  • Daily maid service
  • Daily newspaper
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Rooms
  • Dogs accepted
  • Hairdresser
  • High speed Internet in public areas
  • High speed Internet in guest rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets Allowed at a charge
  • Pressing service
  • Room service - restricted hours
  • Shuttle service
  • Sommelier
  • Themed Events
  • Turn-down service
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail message system
  • Wake up calls
  • Licenced Wedding Ceremonies
  • WI-FI in public areas
  • WI-FI in guest rooms

On-site facilities

  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique/Gift shop
  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Facility
  • Gym/studio (unsupervised)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jogging trail
  • Luggage storeroom
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets accepted
  • Spa (supervised)
  • Tennis Courts

Family facilities

  • Baby sitting
  • Cots

Languages spoken

  • English


Elements Restaurant - Reservations are recommended. Dress is business casual. Panoramic views. Breakfast from 06:30 to 11:00, lunch from 11:30 to 14:00, dinner from 18:00 to 21:00. American cuisine with an Asian accent. . A RESTAURANT DESIGNED TO PLEASE ALL SENSES. Adjacent to ELEMENTS is JADE BAR + EDGE, featuring secluded outdoor patios with unparalled views. Praying Monk indoor-outdoor dining experience and XII, a interactive journey in the kitchen with a private chef's table.

'Elements' Restaurant

'Elements' Restaurant -Chef Beau MacMillan, Executive Chef. Reservations are recommended. Dress is business casual. Panoramic views. Breakfast from 06:30 to 11:00 / Lunch from 11:30 to 14:00 / Dinner from 17:30 to 21:00. Farm fresh American cuisine with an Asian accents. - - 'Jade Bar' - Features intimate lounge areas as well as an outdoor patio with a fire pit. Premium cocktails and a variety of champagnes by the glass. Reserve wine list available. - - A RESTAURANT DESIGNED TO PLEASE ALL SENSES - The encharmed mood continues at elements, Sanctuary's glass-walled signature restaurant. element offers spectacular views of the valley below and an imaginative menu featuring American cuisine with Asian accents. A unique feature of element will be the Community Table, providing solo diners as well as couples the opportunity to share a table with other guests. - - The restaurant's Jade Bar feature intimate lounge areas as well as an outdoor patio with a fire pit for cool winter nights. Premium cocktails, including a full selection of speciality martinis, vintage ports and single-male scotches, will be offered along with a carefully chosen wine list.

Restaurant details
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Opening Hours:
Smoking: No (Non-Smoking)


Experience the intimate retreat of Sanctuary's Scottsdale resort spa, one of the top destination spas in the country. Our luxury spa offers a menu of Asian-inspired services in twelve indoor & outdoor treatment rooms. Enhanced by distinctive architecture and a breathtaking setting, our relaxing zen meditation garden, tranquil reflecting pond, and Watsu pool provide a relaxing Arizona spa vacation. Luxury spa services and classes in Sanctuary's state-of-the-art fitness center and movement studio include Pilates, meditation, Yoga, fitness & nutrition consultations, and more. In tribute to our spa resort's history, Sanctuary also features five championship tennis courts. Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 54th annual listing of their 2012 Four-Star award-winning spas, along with their new website,, which represents the best of the best as guideposts for discerning customers looking for exceptional experiences. Sanctuary is proud to be listed as a Four-Star spa for the third year.

Sanctuary Spa

Spa Treatments
  • Body scrub
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Meditation
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Shiatsu
  • Spinning
  • Swedish massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Watsu

Full spa attended facilities

Spa Treatments
  • Balneotherapy
  • Herbal wrap
  • Shiatsu
  • Watsu


Effective June 6th through Sunday, September 1st, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain’s infinity edge pool is exclusively adult-only on Friday’s, Saturday’s, and Sunday’s. Guests must be at least 16 years or older to gain access. The resort provides two satellite pools on property as an alternative for guests travelling with family members 15 years and younger. Ballooning (nearby). Desert tours (nearby). Fitness centre. Full Spa . Salon. Golf (nearby). Hiking path (nearby). Lap pool. Meditation garden. Movement studio with classes. Rowing machine. Stair climber. Stationary cycle. Steam room. Treadmills. Vitality pool. Watsu pool. Weights


  • Bike Riding - On Site
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting - On Request
  • Croquet - On Site
  • Golf Driving Range - Nearby
  • Freshwater Fishing - On Request
  • Hairdresser - On Site
  • Horse Riding - Nearby
  • Ice Skating - Nearby
  • Jacuzzi - On Site
  • Jogging Track - Nearby
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool - On Site
  • Pitch And Putt Golf - Nearby
  • Tennis - On Site
  • Water Skiing - On Request

Meetings and Business

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain offers a venue setting like no other. 105 Casitas terrace up the north slope of the mountain on 53 acres of lush desert. Incredible views, intimate settings and exceptional cuisine guarantee an unforgettable event.

Business Services

  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Back Projection
  • Digital Projector
  • Blackboard/Whiteboard
  • Broadband Internet access
  • Conference telephone
  • Dance floor/Platform/Stage
  • Data ports
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dolby digital system
  • DVD
  • Exhibition space
  • Flip charts
  • Internet / E-mail access
  • Karaoke
  • Lectern
  • MAC computer
  • Microphone
  • Mineral water/Tea/Coffee
  • Overhead projectors
  • Partitions
  • Pin Board
  • LCD / Plasma flat screens
  • Platform
  • Podium with microphone
  • Projector
  • Scanner
  • Screen
  • Screen pin board
  • Slide projector
  • Television
  • Video conferencing
  • Video equipment / VCR
  • Webcam
  • White board
  • Wireless internet access

Getting there

Hotel Address

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
5700 East McDonald Drive
Scottsdale (Paradise Valley)
Arizona 85253. USA Scottsdale85235USA


Phoenix Sky Harbour. International airport: Taxi USD 20.00 / Limo USD 75.00


Nearest international airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (11 - 20 Km.)
Nearest local airport: Scottsdale Airpark (Less than 1 Km.)


From PHX - Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport - Exit Airport and take 44th Street north. At the curve it turns into McDonald Drive. Go east until you see the sign Sanctuary on the right hand side of the road. If you land at Scottsdale Airport by private plane, exit out on Scottsdale Road by turning left (south) . Go to McDonald Drive and turn right (west) , after crossing Invergordan (stop sign) go 400-500 feet and look for Sanctuary sign on your left.

Near Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Golf, art galleries, horse riding, museums, Taliesin West, Sedona, Tucson, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Scottsdale.

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