A sprawling Sonoran resort with something for everyone
The venerable and one-of-a-kind JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, resides comfortably on 125 acres of Sonoran Desert hillside in direct view of the intriguing and colorful Camelback Mountain, in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Guests are introduced to the peaceful desert setting as they enter the resort along a gently inclined, tree-lined roadway. Turn by turn, guests see more and more of the lush landscape of grass, desert and native flora blooming in reds, purples and yellows, until the first white, staircase-like casita rooftops come into view.
Friendly and prompt attendants stand ready at the arrival circle. From here, the resort stretches in all directions over the irregular desert terrain and rises slowly toward Mummy Mountain. Around the corner is a putting green and down the hill is a short pitch-and-putt course, immediate reminders of the resort’s two 18-hole championship courses — including the new $10 million Ambiente Golf Course — just three miles away. The property also offers six tennis courts, three outdoor heated swimming pools and whirlpools, and seven restaurants and lounges, and an Old West town. Its award-winning 32,000 square-foot-spa features an entryway adorned with Paolo Soleri bronze bells and wind chimes that come alive with every breeze.
Camelback Inn is famous for its adobe style casita guest rooms, each with their own private entrance and garden patio or balcony. There are 453 guest rooms at the resort, including 27 suites, seven with private pools and 28 with sundecks.
The private grounds encourage hiking, exercise and mediation. Walking paths provide a scenic adventure and lead guests past indigenous plant life, gardens, sitting areas and dramatic full-size bronze statues by artist Dave McGary. Notable stops include the outdoor dining and entertainment area at the main building. Here, guests can gather at tables or lounge in comfort beside fire pits and water features in a terraced garden courtyard of stone, wood and greenery. Live music fills the air every evening.