The Camelback Inn, which for some 80 years has represented the epitome of resort luxury in the Valley, runs from Lincoln Avenue in Paradise Valley a full half-mile up to the base of Mummy Mountain; its views of Mummy and Camelback mountains are spectacular. There’s lots of southwestern character here, in what is really something like an apartment village neighborhood; you drive to your room and walk around on streets outside of the main building and gardens. It’s not monumentally constructed, like the Phoenician; the pools and restaurants are on a modest scale. It’s designed for the quiet and serene traveler looking for good basic luxury. Guest rooms are decorated with southwestern furnishings and art, and all have balconies or patios. You golf at the resort’s links a few miles away and get back and forth via shuttle. To my taste, the JW Marriott branding seems a little overdone at a historic hotel with these kinds of rates; you stay on Marriott Drive, drink out of Marriott cups, etc.
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 E. Lincoln Dr., USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Paradise Valley Phone 480/948-1700 Prices High season $335 double, $725–$1200 suite; summer $109 double, $300 suite. $35 daily resort fee includes valet parking. Pets accepted ($250 fee). Amenities 5 restaurants; lounges; bikes; children’s programs; concierge; two 18-hole golf courses; fitness center; 3 Jacuzzis; 4 pools; room service; full-service spa; 6 tennis courts; Wi-Fi (included in resort fee) Units 453 Web site JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Map5402 E. Lincoln Dr. USA Phoenix
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