Mountain Shadows

If you’re looking for an indulgent Arizona holiday amid spectacular scenery with the option of both outdoor pursuits and city sights, look no further than the sumptuous resort of Mountain Shadows.

Set within the welcome shade of Camelback Mountain, this reclaimed mid-century hotel is surrounded by the landscapes of the Sonoran Desert with fabulous golf courses and the sights of Scottsdale and Phoenix a short drive away.

Rebuilt in 2017 but in keeping with its 1950s retro design, the clean white lines and plush contemporary interiors of Mountain Shadows juxtapose with the weathered desert landscape to striking effect. Cool, bright rooms, suites and expansive residences are surrounded by the undulating greens of the hotel golf course, while the two central pools with cabanas are just the ticket for cooling off.

Beyond the hotel’s own spectacular, 18-hole golf course are several others, including championship courses at both Camelback Golf Club and The Phoenician, while hiking trails out in the desert are just a few minutes’ drive away, and cultural pursuits are also close at hand. The galleries and boutiques of Downtown Scottsdale arts district are just a few miles away, as are sights such as Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home, or major museums in Phoenix city centre. That said, Mountain Shadows features its very own gallery, showcasing Arizona artwork and putting on exciting events whereby guests of the hotel can chat with the artists about their work while sipping wine and snacking on canapés.


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Accommodation Options

The choice of accommodations at Mountain Shadows is boundless, from six stylish room categories to eight expansive residences. Rooms are light and airy, many with floor-to-ceiling windows and a private patio or balcony to make the most of the remarkable views. Simple, contemporary décor and bold, modern furnishings in neutral colours, just with the odd splash of colour here and there, further enhance the sense of space creating a welcoming cool retreat from the heat of the day. The Residences offer a further level of privacy and luxury, located in a separate wing with gated entry. Many have kitchen facilities; call on acclaimed hotel chef Charles Wiley if you’d like to dine in the privacy of your own residence. Little extras such as preferred tee times make all the difference to your stay.

Signature (Deluxe & Premium)
signature premium
These 427sq ft rooms come with either a king-size or twin beds. For a small outdoor patio space, upgrade to the Premium Signature.
Garden Room
garden room
The same size as the Signature rooms, the Garden rooms benefit from an ample outdoor terrace along with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Mountain Room
mountain room
Slightly larger at 436sq ft, as the name suggests, these rooms enjoy arresting views of Camelback Mountain from their full-length windows and small private patio.
Cabana Room
cabana room
If you’d like to make the pool the focus of your stay then the Cabana rooms offer direct access from a private patio. At 427sq ft, the Cabana rooms are slightly smaller than the Mountain rooms but make up for it with their extra-large private outdoor spaces.
Immerse Room
immerse room
Really soak up the views as you indulge in a deep-soak bath with views of Camelback Mountain and the surrounding landscape from your third-floor room. These 464sq ft rooms also comprise an open-plan bathroom and small balcony.
Camelback Presidential Suite
camelback presidential suite
Located on the third floor, the presidential suite makes the most of the views of Camelback with not just one but two terraces. The bedroom with en suite bathroom has its own private terrace for intimate sunset views, while leading off from the separate living and dining room through a wall of glass doors is another huge terrace with a choice of lounge chairs and sofas, strewn with cushions. All in, this suite offers 1,123sq ft of indoor space and 633sq ft of outdoor terracing.
Residence Premium King/Queen
residence premium queen
This 427sq ft residence has a king-size bed or two queen-size beds, floor-to-ceiling windows and a patio with seating, looking out over the pool and Camelback Mountain beyond.
Studio Suite
studio suite
This sizeable studio offers 1,000sq ft of floor space including an open-plan bedroom and living area, walk-in closet, bathroom with tub, washer/dryer (select studios only), kitchen and extensive patio strewn with comfy loungers.
One & Two Bedroom Suite
one bedroom suite
The bedroom/s affords a little more privacy in these suites with a partition wall between the two, while the kitchen and living room open out into each other to create an extensive space for socialising. The master bathroom features a walk-in closet and there is a separate guest bathroom leading off from the living and dining space. Soak up the sunshine on the large private terrace. Some suites also include a washer/dryer.
Two Bedroom Studio Suite
two bedroom studio suite
This multiple-room residence comprises an open-plan living room, kitchen, patio and bedroom with en suite bathroom. A separate second bedroom with en suite bathroom and its own private patio leads off from the living room. Some suites also include a washer/dryer.
Two Bedroom Loft
two bedroom loft
Spread over two levels, the loft is a super stylish sanctuary. The first floor is a fully open-plan lounging space. The kitchen and dining area are a point of focus, continue through the glass doors to the patio that wraps itself around the living area. The second floor has a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, an enormous walk-in closet and a private outdoor deck. The smaller second bedroom is also en suite with a walk-in closet.
Penthouse South
penthouse south
The Penthouse South knows no limits. The enormous 3,410sq ft space comprises three en suite bedrooms, an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area including a bar and a study area, a butler’s pantry-cum-laundry room and a cinema with reclining leather seats. There are five private decking areas, the largest leading off from the living area with a further private deck for each bedroom as well as one for the master bathroom to maximise the views from the Jacuzzi tub. 


Hearth '61
Hearth '61

Named after the founding year of Paradise Valley, Hearth ’61 is a celebration of local life and simple, regional ingredients. Breakfast and brunch comprise a choice of eggs alongside cereals and salads while the lunch menu is a tasty array of starters, burgers and salads. For dinner, a different roast is rustled up every day in the stone oven, from Niman Ranch pork chops to roasted monkfish. With full length windows and a large patio, you’ll want to take your meal at a leisurely pace as you marvel at the spectacular desert scenery.

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Rusty’s at the Short Course
Rusty’s at the Short Course

Affording serene views of the golf course from both the indoor lounge and shaded patio, this is the place to come to fortify yourself before or after a round of golf. For the early risers, breakfast is on offer from 6:30am. Burgers, hot dogs, salads and sandwiches are on the lunch menu while happy hour cocktails go down a treat as you ponder that last tricky putt on the 18th green.

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Activities and Entertainment

First and foremost is the golf course, a thing of beauty to behold. The verdant rolling greens punctuated with palm trees and playful water features contrast dramatically with the rugged views of Camelback Mountain. Designed for amateurs and experts alike, this gorgeous 18-hole, 3-par course provides a fun and relatively swift round of golf. So, if you’re looking to channel the inner Tiger Woods in you, then jump in the Tesla Model X courtesy car and head over to Camelback Golf Club, a 36-hole championship golf course offering special rates and preferred access to Mountain Shadow guests. The courtesy car will also drop you off at the challenging hiking trails up Camelback Mountain or, if you’re after a day of pampering, the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. Get acquainted with the local art scene at the hotel gallery, displaying new works every two months, or head into Downtown Scottsdale, a cultural mecca with museums, galleries, fancy boutiques and top-notch restaurants.


The Citizen’s Club incorporates a whole variety of fitness and relaxation facilities. The pools are probably where you’ll want to head first. Set on two levels with a walkway in-between, the water gently cascades from the top pool to the lower one. Take up residence on one of the loungers or, for a more private poolside retreat, hire out one of the cabanas; soak in the hot tub if the Arizona sun isn’t quite at its peak. Then, overlooking the pool is the fitness centre. The wide choice of equipment and inspiring views out over the turquoise water and towards Camelback Mountain are motivation enough, or join one of the 60-minute classes including aerial yoga, Pilates, early morning runs and total body workouts. Whether you’ve been sweating by the pool or in the gym, stop by The Juice Bar for light snacks, a vitamin-packed refresher or something with a little more kick, perhaps!


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