JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

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4.5
#4 of 4 resorts in Paradise Valley
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Discover our award-winning hotel located at the base of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. Our luxury hotel, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, prides itself on providing guests with attentive service, deluxe amenities, heated outdoor pools, garden terraces, and desert trails in the Sonoran Desert. Take our complimentary shuttle to our 18-hole championship golf courses, or treat yourself to a refreshing massage in our tranquil day spa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Kids pool
Valet parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Hiking
Mini golf
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Location

5402 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4118
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,645 reviews
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Nestled in a prime Scottsdale location, the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa offers stunning views that some guests adore. While the spacious rooms and beautiful grounds, along with a selection of pools, are often lauded, there's vocal dissatisfaction regarding the dated decor and some cleanliness issues. Though service is generally commended for its attentiveness, inconsistencies arise. Guests have called out the hotel for not providing the expected value, pointing to steep fees and service that sometimes misses the mark. The atmosphere strikes a balance between tranquil and vibrant, catering to varied guest preferences.
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Mixed
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Hrocks wrote a review Feb 2020
Cleveland, Ohio127 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is totally unique. It is not your normal hotel. It is comprised of many "Casitas", or small cluster units. Most are ranch style, however there are some units that are on a second floor. Some have private swimming pools. We have had both in our stays at this property.

Some of the distinctive elements of this property are the very peaceful environment, both day and night. There are no discernible noises common in all standard hotels, regardless of cost. Because you're in Paradise Valley, you are away from street lights and the hustle and bustle of urban life. At night, it's very dark and the stars and constellations light up like LED's in the sky.

We had the golf package which included breakfast for two. Both of the Camelback courses were in excellent condition. Rita's Kitchen was fabulous! The made to order omelets, selection of meats, fruits, breads and bakery were off the charts. The service is typical Marriott---excellent. We often ate at Lincoln's, a bar with a great happy hour menu. It has a number of community tables and a few individual tables and an interesting mix of clientele. There are other more formal dining areas, but we enjoyed the ambiance here after golf. There are a couple of really great fire pits to hang around when the sun goes down and it gets cool in the desert. It's just a great place.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Almost any are great.
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tcfranco28 wrote a review Jan 2020
Chicago, IL8 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 4 nights and couldn’t have had a better experience. Check in was wonderful, and our room was great. Most of the room suites are first floor units that share a courtyard w 6 or 7 other units. We had no issues with noise from any of the surrounding suites. While I hate resort fees as much as the next guy, the $40 fee included parking and other perks. We used bikes on a couple mornings, borrowed golf clubs for my kids to use the chip and putt, and went to the driving range at Camelback Golf Club as well. We didn’t play tennis or basketball, but other guests we spoke with enjoyed those facilities a great deal. The pool was warm, and my kids had a blast in it each day. The spa was expensive, but my wife spent a few hours there and really enjoyed the service and the facilities. The Lobby area had a lot of fire pits and places to relax, and the views of Mummy Mountain from the back deck were unreal. Parking spots are very close to the units, which was great for loading and unloading bags. Golf cart shuttles will take you back and forth if needed, but we enjoyed walking the property to get from place to place.

We will definitely return to this resort, and were very happy with our stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Donna G wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York143 contributions25 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm giving this place 5 stars based on available services during the COVID pandemic. There were disappointing aspects of this trip but I cant blame the resort for being cautious and responsible.

The resort itself is very pretty with the mountains in every view. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful when we needed help. At the time of the trip the resort was basically shut down from Monday - Wednesday. Most restaurants, spa and gift shop were closed these days. I arrived late Saturday night and left first thing Thursday morning so we didn't get to enjoy any of those amenities. The gym is by appointment only so if you plan on using it you need to make a reservation. There was no live music that we were aware of even though the website said it was everyday.

The pool was nice so we wound up spending every afternoon there. The weekends were busy so finding 2 chairs together was tough but the weekdays were wonderful. The pool staff came around starting at 11AM for drinks and food. Their service was exception, the best we had anywhere during the trip.

The food option was pretty simple and was the same as the open restaurant so we ate off property every night for a change of pace. Prices were a little high in my opinion but if thats your only option, you suck it up. Breakfast started at 7AM and all was very good. It came quickly and the portions were big. There is a Starbucks on property if you prefer that.

Every day we tried a different activity that was included in the resort fee. We took advantage of renting bikes, tennis equipment and hiking. Check with the front desk about tennis courts, they fill up quickly. Biking was a lot harder than we thought because of the hills so keep that in mind. Bottled water is available when renting equipment. They also offer time at the driving range at the Camelback golf club. It is off property but only about 5 miles away. We weren't planning on golfing that day and wore athletic clothes and felt underdressed for sure. They supply the clubs, water and your own cart to take you to the driving range. We had a lot of fun but would have dressed appropriately next time.

While I was disappointed, what services they could offer were good. The room was beautiful and much larger than I expected.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jaime J wrote a review Jul 2020
Mukilteo, Washington229 contributions90 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a Signature View Casita with 2 Queen Beds. These aren't actually casitas though. There are maybe 10+ rooms attached to eachother in each building. Our room smelled like a musty old motel room and I expressed this to the front desk and we were moved to another room in a different building. That room was carpeted and very tired and rundown. The room we were moved to had new hardwood/tile flooring and was updated tastefully. I was pleased with our new room but still disappointed and didn't feel that the room was up to JW Marriott standards. The property grounds are really beautiful. Considering we stayed during COVID-19 our expectations were different. The Marriott is doing a fantastic job making guests feel safe. The pool and 24 hr fitness were open. Pool service offered drinks and lunch. The Starbucks on site was open so that was a really nice option for morning coffee or a breakfast sandwich. But on a Sunday evening when all I wanted was a glass of wine, there were zero options for ANYthing. Everything on site was closed. Overall, our stay here was just average and not worth the $$.
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Date of stay: June 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Paul B wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our sixth stay here in four years. Pre-COVID was a different experience. This place had all the amenities of a large global resort that 'felt small' and left you with a feeling of 'intimate care'. NOT SO for our stay in November, 2021. The property is focused on the large group wedding venues leaving couples looking for a romantic get-away feeling isolated and forgotten. On property dining reservations are hard to come by + spa facilities are booked out weeks in advance, to include day passes + the on-property Starbucks was having to cut their menu selection in order to serve a large wedding party dining at Rita's cantina on property. We found a few smaller boutique properties in the area that were able to accommodate our Spa needs as well as dining. $650 a night here is better spent at one of the smaller venue properties in this same Paradise Valley location where there is ample staff to take care of all guests. If you have to stay on Marriot points, so be it...if you are spending your hard earned money, go to a smaller venue. We will do so in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Mary LaFond, Owner at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Responded Nov 9, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. I'm disappointed to hear your stay didn't meet your expectations or ours and for that I apologize. We will share your feedback with our team as this will allow us to improve on the service and amenities we provide our guests.
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Robert U wrote a review Jun 2021
Dallas, Texas5 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Used a SNA award to upgrade from a Casita to a one-bedroom suite. Worth the upgrade. The suite was large and recently renovated. It had a separate living area with a pull out sofa where my friend slept. The bedroom was very comfortable and the suite has heavy duty black out curtains to ensure a good sleep. The bathroom was large and spacious, with a separate shower and tub.

I'm Marriott Titanium and chose free breakfast as my amenity. This was a great benefit as my friend and I were able to get one breakfast entrée and one drink each comped; about $60 in total. The rate I chose also had an additional daily $100 credit which could be applied at the restaurant for dinner or at the pool for drinks. Service at the restaurant for breakfast and at the pool for drinks was top notch, friendly, and attentive.

The pool was somewhat crowded but nothing to complain about. The spa looked amazing but unfortunately was fully committed during the time of my stay.

When I arrived the suite wasn't ready, but I was able to store my bags with the amazing bell hop guys at the front. The front desk gave me a pool key to access the pool and have a few cocktails while we waited for the room.

All in all, I loved my stay here and would definitely return for a future stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tour692301 wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The grounds at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn are beautiful and it’s a great location, but rooms are tired and cleaning is horrible. We’ve moved out of one room due to lack of cleanliness. This is our second room and our kids’ socks are black from the floor despite pointing out cleaning issues and asking for the room to be cleaned (which even at these rates they’re only doing every other day)!

This is our kids’ socks AFTER a cleaning. Yuk!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mary LaFond, Owner at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Responded Mar 22, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. We were disappointed to hear that your stay didn't meet your expectations or ours. We will review your feedback with our housekeeping team as this will allow us to improve on the service we provide our guests. We look forward to serving you on a future visit to Scottsdale.
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mshbnyehud wrote a review Oct 2020
Dallas, Texas1,202 contribution521 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Being a Marriott Titanium status member, I was super impressed with this JW Marriott. Service in all respects is outstanding. The rooms are sizable, including a lovely porch, and we were upgraded to a great Camelback Mountain view (with an exceptional sunrise).

My Marriott status entitled me to free breakfast for 2 persons each morning, including gratuity. It was fabulous!! Don't miss breakfast on Thursday through Sunday when the hotel arranges for a trained hawk (and handler) to shoo away the pesky crows and birds. Outdoor seating for breakfast is delightful.

There is, unfortunately, the now standard $30 plus tax daily resort fee added to your bill, but at least this hotel offers a number of activities to make it worth your while (as long as you use them). You can also get a daily newspaper or two from the front desk (NY Times, WSJ or USA Today).

The pool area is delightful, with great food/beverage services. I did not use the fitness room but the amount and variety of equipment is plentiful.

I look forward to returning to this property again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Request a view room in the high 500's or 600's
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UrielMessenger wrote a review Jul 2020
Bellemont, Arizona4 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel allows guests to walk freely in the lobby and in Rita’s without masks. They have rules but make no effort to enforce them. Other hotels and restaurants refuse service to guests who will not comply with public safety. Not this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Try someplace else
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Papad wrote a review Mar 2021
Chicago, Illinois162 contributions176 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s been a few months but we had a fantastic experience so I wanted to write this review. We were here during Christmas when Covid was at its peak. We were hesitant but we desperately needed a change so we traveled here. The room we had was beautiful with views of the camelback mountain and downtown Phoenix. Breakfast was phenomenal and each table was thoroughly sanitized. The rooms were very private and the occupancy was kept at 30%. Easy drive to Scottsdale area and airport. All in all an amazing stay
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from herb v
West Amwell, New Jersey469 contributions146 helpful votes
The nearest hiking trails are right on Camelback Mountain. A bit of a walk from the JW (maybe 1.5 miles) but the better option - there is very limited parking at the main trailhead. There is no main building, all the rooms are in 2 story casitas - really nice rooms. I am sure some of them look out on Camelback, but all have views of the other hills surrounding the property. About 20-25 minutes from PHX, a few minutes more or less from the rental car center (which is about a 15 minute bus ride from the terminals). Not sure about the stadium. Some nice trails on the mountain with some good rock scrambles along the way. Depending on day and weather can get a little crowded. If you have time and a car, I would head over to McDowell Mountain Regional Park or South Mountain both are really big parks with lots of trails
Jay T asked a question Oct 2022
Santa Barbara, California
What kind of coffee makers are in the two bedroom suites?
Answer from Sally S
glorious Midwest110 contributions50 helpful votes
If you mean the live performer who's there sometimes, there was a solo act fellow with an electrified acoustic guitar (probably an Ovation, if you know guitars), playing things like James Taylor and Carole King, light pop. I think he was set up starting about 1 pm for just a few afternoon hours. It was pleasant, but if you hate any ambient sound you might have been unhappy. I found it appropriate background music--certainly not like a band. It made no negative impression. The guy was talented and low key. He shifted to indoors, in the bar/lounge, for evening hours, but of course this would be avoidable if you don't go to the lounge. I don't remember any unpleasant evening loudness.
Allen B wrote a tip Feb 2024
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything is wonderful!"
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Alex T wrote a tip Dec 2023
Waltham, Massachusetts117 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have the valet guide you to your room via golf cart if you're arriving at night. That resort is a bit of a rabbit warren!"
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Jane E wrote a tip Oct 2023
Napa, California6 contributions8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"our best tip is pick a different resort"
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BrittPBell wrote a tip Sep 2023
71 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Starbucks on site is a lil gem! Rita’s cantina will make a hot dog for children ( not on the menu) ice creams with sprinkles too!"
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Love to stay in resorts wrote a tip Jul 2023
Phoenix, Arizona51 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Grounds are big and it’s a lot of walking ask for particular area if you don’t like walking. Please ask for linens fresh from laundry. "
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Franciscan Renewal Center (0.8 km) and Barry Goldwater Park (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Prado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Rita's Cantina & Bar, and El Chorro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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