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Review of JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

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JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Paradise Valley
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Birthday Celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

To my surprise, a friend had alerted the Vacation Planning staff at this hotel that it was my birthday. When we arrived, at the room that seemed more like a casita, we found a fabulous piece of double chocolate cake with birthday wishes on top.

Room Tip: Ask for view of Mummy Mtn.
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Green Features: We only stayed one night but I believe there was an option to not have the sheets changed everyday.
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Beautiful property is a very scenic location. Staff was very attentive and the room was huge, well-appointed and had everything needed for a comfortable stay. AZ in August is not an ideal time to visit - so hot! - but for a business conference, it all worked well. Rita's restaurant was excellent for breakfast and dinner, BLT Steak house was solid, with very good service, but just ok food for the very high prices.

Room Tip: The property is very large - you might want to request a room near the pool if you expect to use it...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

We spent a fantastic weekend at the Camelback Inn. The property is absolutely gorgeous. The staff is kind, wonderful and exceeded our expectations. The Spa is first class. The restaurants and the food are amazing in particular R Bar Happy Hour and Rita's Brunch. BLT offers a great happy hour, as well, and a superb fine dining experience. The rooms are renovated, clean and charming.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

This is the place to unwind and relax after a long flight from the UK. The beds were out of this world, generous in size, so so comfortable with super soft sheets and lots of pillows. The bedroom was huge with a sitting area and patio doors leading onto a private terrace.

Dining in the Steakhouse restaurant was amazing. The best steak ever and wonderful deserts. Breakfast in the morning was beautifully laid out and presented and couldn't be faulted.

Service throughout our short stay was exceptional. Our only disappointment was that we hadn't booked for more than one night. We will definitely stay longer next time if only to experience those beds again!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, IL
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49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

This is a beautiful facility. Each room or group of rooms is a little southwestern style building so that the hotel is actually a little village of buildings on the side of a mountain. There are fountains and pools throughout as well as lots of plants, so the grounds are very enjoyable. It is a very peaceful, quiet place to relax and enjoy. The Spa is also great and we enjoyed massages there. It has a restaurant at the spa and separate hot tub/plunge pool/sauna for men and women. The grounds also has two restaurants: Rita's and BLT Steakhouse. We ate at BLT twice. It is a little pricey, but very enjoyable with a great wine selection. Everything on the menu was good. Rita's, on the other hand seemed disappointing to us. The food was mediocre and the service was nothing special either.

The front desk seemed very inexperienced and took a long time to find rooms for us even though we had reservations.

Overall a great experience and there is a full service Starbucks in the main building, so my wife was very happy with that.

Room Tip: Some of their rooms were recently flooded by flash floods. You might want to ask for a second floor...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Plainview, New York
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

The Camelback Inn is everything you would expect from a JW Marriott property. The service is impeccable, the property and landscaping is awesome and the rooms are unique compared to a traditional resort.

Instead of the traditional hotel layout with blocks of rooms off a corridor, the resort is spread out over many acres with small casitas style buildings. The rooms are decorated in a southwestern style with a bedroom/sitting area, shower/bathroom and dressing area with sink/mirror which makes it easier for more than one person to get ready at a time. The rooms also have mini refrigerator which is a plus when traveling with kids. The rooms are tastefully done and the beds were very comfortable.

The main pool is near the center of the resort so it is fairly short walk from most of the rooms. The pool has towel service, a full service restaurant for lunch and poolside drink service. There are also cabanas for rent that had TVs, couches, lounge chairs, refrigerators, etc. I believe the prices were $100 Monday thru Thursday, $150 Friday thru Sunday and $200 on holidays.

There are a few restaurants on the property, BLT which is a steakhouse, Rita’s which serves southwest foods (tacos, fajitas, etc) and a restaurant at the Spa. We ate a Rita’s twice and the food was good.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this resort.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

After just two days and one night, I’m hooked on the Camelback Inn. Each Staff member encountered was genuinely kind.
A few good points:

Attend Sunday brunch. Innumerous number of delicious items catering to anyone’s taste, the mimosa is included in the price. Ask for a to-go cup for the walk back to the room.

If you plan on having a spa treatment, ask for a room close to the facility. The area is quiet and makes for an easier walk back to the room.

Use Uber to return to the Airport. It was about a 25 min drive (in traffic) and cost me $21 dollars. Compared to 40 for the hotel transport.

Overall, one of the best hotel experiences I’ve had to date. I will be retuning soon for another spa weekend.

Room Tip: The property is very spread out. If you want silence, stay towards the back of the property away fro...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Address: 5402 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4118
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Paradise Valley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Paradise Valley
#2 Luxury Hotel in Paradise Valley
#2 Spa Hotel in Paradise Valley
#2 Family Hotel in Paradise Valley
#2 Romantic Hotel in Paradise Valley
#3 Business Hotel in Paradise Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 453
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unrivaled among Scottsdale resorts, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa remains faithful to its storied history while boldly embracing the future. Located on a breathtaking 125-acre campus beneath Mummy Mountain, this stunning luxury resort features a hacienda style entry, casita guest rooms and impressive amenities that leave guests with the thought of "In all the world, only one..." In addition to 24-hour room service guests can indulge in the fresh restaurant offerings including Rita's Kitchen, R Bar, featuring live music and inviting fire pits, or the famed BLT Steak. Golfers will enjoy 36-holes of championship golf at Camelback Golf Club or instruction from the Advantage Golf School. Spa-goers can unwind at award-winning Camelback Spa with a signature spa treatment, or poolside beneath a cabana while overlooking Camelback Mountain. When you are ready to discover the local area, allow the professional concierges to compliment your interests with the perfect activity or attraction. It's easy to understand why families, business luminaries and leaders alike return to Camelback Inn year after year. ... more   less 
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Jw Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort And Spa
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