Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort and Spa - Scottsdale, Arizona

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Rooms & Suites: 105

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is situated on 53 breathtaking acres of lush desert on the north slope of Camelback Mountain overlooking Paradise Valley.

Every aspect of the luxury boutique resort and spa blends into the ageless mountain setting, yet guests enjoy the most modern of pleasures and conveniences. The resort emanates serenity, relaxation and tranquility, but is just a few minutes away from Scottsdale's bustling city life.


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Accolades & Articles

Sanctuary has been a Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” and “Reader's Choice” winner since opening in 2001 and is regularly included in Travel + Leisure's “T + L 500” list of World's Best Hotels.

Trip Type

Adventure/Eco/Nature, Culture, Business Meeting, Family Vacation, Golf Getaway, Pet Friendly, Romantic Getaway, Shopping & Fashion, Spa & Wellness, Villas, Wedding


Sanctuary features 105 casitas and five private homes, all offering the ultimate in luxury and sophistication.

Amenities & Services

• Concierge • Optional butler service with private home rental • In-room spa treatments • 24-hour room service • Customized tours • Guaranteed golf tee-time reservations • Daily newspaper delivery • Nightly candlelight turn-down service with relaxing signature lavender linen spray • Babysitting arrangements • Beauty salon/massage appointments • Transportation/airport transfers


Pools: Sanctuary has three pools, including Phoenix/Scottsdale's largest infinity-edge pool. For the ultimate in relaxation, poolside cabanas offer guests a private retreat with ample creature comforts including chaise lounge chairs, cooling fan, refrigerated refreshments, and a television. Private pools are also available to guests residing in Sanctuary's collection of Mountain Homes. Tennis: Sanctuary features five Deco-Turf championship tennis courts, a tennis lounge offering the latest Prince demo rackets, and daily tennis clinics led by tennis professionals with a teacher-to-student ratio of one-to-four. Golf: Guests enjoy access to the premier golf courses in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area through Sanctuary's exclusive golf reservation system and guaranteed tee times. Nature's Playground: For nature lovers, there's the opportunity to visit the resort's Hummingbird Sanctuary where specially-designed feeders attract as many as 400 species of hummingbirds. The resort is also a certified Butterfly Garden, a nod to its landscaping, which promotes the growth of the butterfly population. Neighboring Camelback Mountain is also a favorite hiking and climbing spot for Sanctuary guests.


Sanctuary Spa, an intimate retreat, offers a selection of Asian-inspired treatments in twelve indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, and Sanctum, the spa's private, stone-walled outdoor treatment room. Highly specialized services are reserved for Sensei therapists, who take a multi-dimensional approach to body work and must pass rigorous certification, including in oncology massage and restorative consultations. The Spa's relaxing meditation garden, reflecting pond, vitality pools and Watsu pool inspire tranquility. Sanctuary Spa offers a salon, a 25-yard lap pool and classes in the state-of-the-art fitness center and movement studio. Classes include Pilates, meditation, Yoga, and fitness and nutrition consultations, and are complimentary for guests. Sanctuary Spa also offers a three- or four-day Satori Wellness Retreat, the Phoenix area's first destination spa program designed to help guests jumpstart a healthier new lifestyle.

Weddings, Events & Meetings

Sanctuary plays host to intimate, upscale meetings and private events with flexible indoor and outdoor space. The scale of the resort insures privacy for each meeting group and close proximity to guest casitas and facilities.


While it's easy to revel in the on-site amenities of Sanctuary, there's also much to do off-site. Sanctuary arranges hiking and biking for its guests, golf at Paradise Valley's renowned courses, and trips to world-class shopping, museums and professional sports venues. Sanctuary is just 20 minutes from Sky Harbor International and Scottsdale airports, making it one of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area's most accessible resorts.


Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Airport Distance

9 miles / 15 minutes

High Season

November through April

Getting There

Sanctuary is 9 miles from the Phoenix/Sky Harbor International Airport and just over 6 miles from the Scottsdale Airport. Transportation can be arranged through the resort's concierge.