Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
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5700 E. McDonald Dr.
Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253
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Reviewed by Kim Grant

Whether lit by the glimmer of the sharp Arizona sun, the twinkling stars blanketing Paradise Valley, or the soft glow of votive candles in the bedroom, the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain seems to be consistently cast in its most flattering light. Ironically, if it weren't for some mega-watt star power, this lovely desert resort may not have existed at all.

In the 1950s, several Hollywood stars (John Ireland, Joanne Dru, and Sydney Chaplin among them) joined forces with architect

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CottageHotel SuiteStandalone Room
Recreation & Amenities
ATVing/4WD,Biking,Fitness and Beauty,Golfing,Gourmet Dining,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Shopping,Sightseeing,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Tennis,Wildlife/Nature Programs
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Situated on 53 acres, high above the valley, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain recalls the era when the finest resorts were elegant and intimate. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain offers its guests unparalleled privacy and peace. Every aspect of the property blends into the ageless mountain setting, yet guests enjoy the most modern of pleasures and conveniences.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain provides a unique resort experience, offering stunning, panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valley below. Terraced high on Camelback Mountain, this tranquil setting is secluded, yet close to upscale shopping, dining and world-class golf. The Sanctuary Spa provides a relaxed, luxurious retreat with an Asian-inspired design and philosophy includes indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a fitness center with a movement studio, meditation garden, a therapeutic Watsu pool and a shaded, outdoor lap pool. The resort also offers Arizona's largest infinity-edge resort pool, six newly resurfaced tennis courts and hiking and biking trails. Sanctuary was recognized as "Top Resort in the United States", "27 World's Best of the Best" Readers' Choice Awards, 2006.

A daily Resort Fee of $14.00/night plus tax will apply per room, to be paid directly to the property upon check-out. This fee includes access to the spa facilities. To ensure you are able to take advantage of our spa services, please book your spa treatments two weeks prior to your stay. Please note: Summer Pool Policy - Effective Friday, June 6th through Sunday, September 1st, Sanctuary Camelback Mountains infinity edge pool is exclusively adult-only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 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.

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