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“Your spiritual getaway in Paradise”

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Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Paradise Valley
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Your spiritual getaway in Paradise”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

the Sanctuary is a beautiful resort tucked back in Camelback mountain. From the moment you arrive you feel like the stress of the outside world is lifted off of you.

The elements restaurant is amazing and so is the Jade Bar. Try to get the table to the very front left right by the window to witness the most amazing sunsets.

The infinity pool gives a perfect relaxed setting for the daytime and if you feel like being active, there are plenty of workout classes to take. Also there is a lap pool separate from the swimming pool to get your workout in.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Sanctuary. We’re very happy we were able to create a stress-free, relaxing experience for you. Glad to hear you loved the restaurant and bar as well, and that you were able to experience dinner in elements at sunset. It sounds like you had a wonderful experience all around, which we always love to hear. Thank you again for staying with us and hopefully we will see you again next time you make it out to Arizona.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Great Location, Great Pool, Great Rooms and Incredible Service is all you need to feel like a Million Bucks. Take advantage of the First Class Spa and workout area as well as Dining with a View of the Valley. Breathtaking!

Room Tip: Spa Casitas are a great value and close to the Pool and Spa.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Sanctuary during your recent visit. Glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay despite the summer heat. It just gives you even more of an excuse to take advantage of our Infinity Pool. We’re very happy to hear you enjoyed the spa and restaurant as well. Thank you again for staying with us and hopefully we will see you again soon.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Just a beautiful resort -- peaceful, inviting, friendly staff, incredible views, great restaurant and spa. Loved celebrating our anniversary weekend at The Sanctuary. The staff at Elements were very attentive, and the food was incredible. Had a facial and massage in the Spa, and they were amazing as well.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us during your visit. It’s great to hear that you had a fantastic visit. We are also very happy to hear our staff was very friendly. They work very hard to ensure our guests have a magical experience and it’s always great when their efforts get recognized. Glad you got to enjoy a meal at elements during your visit. Thank you again for choosing us and taking the time to review your stay. Hope to see you again if you make it back to Arizona.
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Rooms/Suites are nicely done, simple, modern, and clean, love the bath products! I like where you don’t really notice the decoration, b/c it just seems to all blend in and give off a wave of comfort. The views are beautiful, of the mountains and surrounding neighborhoods. Take advantage of the beautiful infinity pool, spa and gym. The service and staff are impeccable, everyone seems very happy to work there. and the food is amazing, Chef Beau Macmillan is a very fun talented chef and it shows in his food. Absolutely recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Sanctuary. Very glad to hear you enjoyed your room. The views are definitely spectacular and we’re glad you felt the same way. It’s great that you took full advantage of our pool, spa and gym. It’s also great to hear that the staff was friendly, happy and helpful. Thank you again for staying with us and taking the time to review your experience. We really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you next time you make it to the Scottsdale/Phoenix area.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Easy check in and out of the resort. The views from around the resort was amazing. We caught the spectacular sunset while on the way to dinner at Elements (the restaurant at the hotel).

The room was very clean and comfortable. The couch in the room was great to lounge around in. The view from the room was also amazing - we got to see both the sunset and sunrise the next day.

Access to the pools was great - we enjoyed a spectacular morning view of the mountains in the main pool all by ourselves.

Staff was very friendly and the stay most enjoyable - everything was exactly what we were expecting from a resort.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful overall stay. Glad you enjoyed the views as much as we do and that you were able to experience elements at sunset, it makes the dining experience that much more spectacular. It’s also great to hear that our staff was very friendly and took excellent care of you during your stay. We always love to hear that we lived up to our guests’ expectations. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you again if you make it back out to Arizona.
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Sun City West, AZ
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

The Sanctuary Hotel is everything you would expect from a first class hotel. From check in to check out this is a property you will not forget. The views are sensational located in the foothills of the Camelback Mountains which is a prime hiking area for tourists and locals. The scenery around the hotel is amazing.
The service is top notch from the valet service outside and the desk check in inside. All of the employees we met were most helpful and eager to please. You are treated as a special guest. This is the type of place you do not want to leave. If you like to take pictures, this is the perfect spot.
Our suite had a mountain view with a balcony. It was clean and well maintained.The linens and bed were super comfortable and of high quality.
If you are looking for a memorable experience, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us here at Sanctuary. We are delighted to hear that your experience was memorable for all the right reasons. We wholeheartedly agree that the scenery and grounds are spectacular. It’s great to hear that our staff, from the valets to our front desk, did a great job making you feel welcome and valued. There is no greater compliment than when a guest doesn’t want to leave, so thank you! Thank you again for staying with us and recommending us. Hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

From early check in to late check out, Scottsdale Santuary was a marvelous property! The resort amenities and service of the staff has been some of the best I've experienced. The view from the casita balconies of Phoenix at night with all the lights and in the morningsame during sunrise are amazing. The property was quiet and peaceful.

I do have one small suggestion that might be useful. Santuary is nestled up against the north side of Camelback mountain. My girlfriend and I were doing a morning going hike and came across a huge beetle! I think it to be one of those Rhinoceras ones. A lost of all the different types of animals, or reptiles, you might encounter while staying at the resort might my fun and interesting if placed in the room!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you so much for choosing to stay here at Sanctuary. There is no greater compliment than when our guests tell us we have exceeded their expectations, so thank you! We are glad to hear the staff took superb care of you and that you enjoyed the property so much. Thank you for the tip about adding information about the local wildlife into the rooms, we will definitely consider it. Thank you again for stay with us and we hope to see you again sometime soon.
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Property: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
Address: 5700 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-5218
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Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Paradise Valley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Paradise Valley
#1 Family Hotel in Paradise Valley
#1 Romantic Hotel in Paradise Valley
#1 Business Hotel in Paradise Valley
#1 Luxury Hotel in Paradise Valley
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Paradise Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanctuary Camelback Mountain 5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover your sanctuary at the best Arizona resort...a luxury boutique hideaway on Camelback Mountain. Overlooking the spectacular views of Paradise Valley, relax in a mountainside or spa casita. Retreat to Sanctuary Spa for Asian-inspired treatments and exhilarating classes. Taste the award-winning cuisine of elements' by Food Network star Chef Beau MacMillan. Savor the sunset at jade bar or on edge, raising the bar for happy hour. Play tennis or hike in a fabulous setting, lounge by the infinity-edge pool, or indulge in Scottsdale's hottest shopping, cultural attractions and championship golf just minutes away. ... more   less 
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