This visually breathtaking place was the Valley’s first hip resort, and I still like the contemporary rooms here better than those at other hip hotels around town—and so do the celebrities who stay here. Located high on the back (i.e., northern) flanks of Camelback Mountain, the lushly landscaped property has unforgettable views across Paradise Valley, especially from its restaurant and two bars. The extremely spacious guest rooms are divided between conservative deluxe casitas and boldly contemporary spa casitas, which are absolutely stunning, with dyed-cement floors, L-shaped couches, and streamline-modern cabinetry. Bathrooms are huge, and some have private outdoor soaking tubs. The resort’s spa is gorgeous.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
5700 E. McDonald Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood Paradise Valley Phone 800/245-2051 Prices High season $599–$899 double, $759–$999 suite; summer $209–$379 double, $309–$479 suite. $36 daily resort fee includes valet parking. Pets accepted ($100 fee). Amenities Restaurant; lounge; bikes; full-service fitness facility; Jacuzzi; 4 pools; room service; full-service spa; 5 tennis courts; Wi-Fi (included in resort fee) Units 116 Web site Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Map5700 E. McDonald Dr. Phoenix
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