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Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Mountain Shadows set the benchmark for desert luxury and distinctive design when it first opened in 1959. Now, it’s been completely re-envisioned from the ground up. The brand-new resort is set in the shadow of Camelback Mountain in the serene town of Paradise Valley, an affluent community of Scottsdale, Arizona. Contemporary design is infused with a dash of the 1950's modernism that the original resort was famous for. Mountain Shadows features 183 guest rooms. Savor American fare that’s delightful in its simplicity at Hearth ’61 restaurant, bar and living room. Head to The Citizens Club for fitness classes, organic drinks from the juice bar and relaxing afternoons poolside. The Short Course offers 18 holes of par-3 golf, with options for the novice player and the experienced golfer. After a round, visit Rusty’s for grille fare and brews inside and on the patio. Desert and mountain views throughout the resort set the tone for a stay that’s relaxing yet invigorating.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Golf course
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Great View
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Offers & Announcements:Spring Training Package


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64Somewhat walkable
Grade: 64 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
64Room tips
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Surprise trip. Nice views if you face the mountain. Even though we faced the road, it was not an issue. A little noise but nothing that bothered us. Very friendly and helpful. Valet gentlemen were terrific!! Housekeeping accommodated some simple requests. Would return.
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Response from AmandaFahey, Public Relations Manager at Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale
Responded 1 week ago
Our friendly staff is always working to enhance the guest's stay and experience, hope to see you again!
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Hotel's Favourite
We stayed for 5 nights to attend a wedding in Scottsdale. We found the resort to be superb. Great room, excellent, welcoming, helpful and hospitable staff (all of them!). Nice pool, gym, great bar. Attended the monthly Supper on Sunday Club and had a great value 4 course meal
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Response from Skyler_Scott6, Public Relations Manager at Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale
Responded 24 Jan 2019
Thank you for the wonderful five-star review! We are so happy to hear that you experience great customer service and spectacular views throughout your stay. We appreciate the recommendation and hope to see you again in the future.
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We were in town for a business convention. The hotel was pretty busy however check in was simple and hassle free. Our king room was awesome. Better than we expected!! Comfortable and spacious room all together. Sexy shower too. (See photos). Nice size TV and desk/bar area.
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Response from AmandaFahey, Public Relations Manager at Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale
Responded 1 week ago
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and our spacious rooms! Hope to see you in the future.
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I'll start by saying that I didn't pay the bill here (I know it's not motel 6 prices) as I was hosted by my company that I work for, but I had a wonderful stay. The property felt smaller than it was (in a good way). The food was excellent, both the business catered lunches, the
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Response from AmandaFahey, Public Relations Manager at Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale
Responded 1 week ago
Happy to hear you had a good stay! Our guests are very important to us and so is the atmosphere we create for them.
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We had business meeting here for about 50 pp. The property size was such that we didn’t feel “gobbled up” like at larger hotels. Several weddings were there during our stay and the venue is lovely. Staff was excellent and customer service top notch. We used the shuttle to take
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Response from AmandaFahey, Public Relations Manager at Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale
Responded 1 week ago
Happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Mountain Shadows, and utilized The Short Course!
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View of Camelback Mountain
view from my room patio to the Mountain
There is shuttle service but I don't know if they go to Old Town. The resort is so beautiful that I didn't want to leave!
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We have a Tesla Type X that will take you to both hiking trails on Camelback Mountain, Sanctuary and El Chorro. Occasionally we can go to the Scottsdale Fashion Square mall but it is based on availability, please ask the bell captain with the date and time you are interested in...
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Is the pool heated?
Yes, they are heated to approximately 85 degrees year-round.
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As far as I know you can use the Spa at the Sanctuary regards Anna
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Is this a good resort to bring our two teenagers?
Sorry for the late response. Hard to say, I too have 2 teenagers. They would have things to do but not a huge resort and nothing within walking distance but hiking. Definitely would stay there for short trip but not for more than 2-3 nights .
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"I would probably not take a room that was just over the hotel lobby bar. it has a patio that is open late an we were pretty noisy."
"Be sure to plan time to spend on the property - and be clear about your needs and preferences, as they make every attempt to fulfil them."
"ALL Rooms are great"
"Prefer first floor rooms that open up to the pool area"
"Ask for a room with a view to camelback mountain. And, see if a room with a balcony is available. Wooza."
US$218 - US$653 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesArizonaCentral ArizonaParadise Valley
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