Although small in area (15 square miles), Paradise Valley is home to some of the most luxurious residences in the Phoenix area, together with various resorts, golf courses and upscale retail outlets. The town is bordered by Scottsdale to the east and Phoenix to the west, and is delineated by three ranges of hills - Camelback Mountain along the south edge, Phoenix Mountains to the west and Mummy Mountain in the middle. This latter is privately owned, but the other two areas are open for hiking, offering unspoilt Sonoran Desert scenery right beside the urban neighborhood.
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JW Marriott Scottsdale Resort & Spa - Camelback Inn
5402 E Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
The most upscale of over ten Marriott properties in Scottsdale also has a reputation as the best hotel in the whole city, all the more so after a major renovation in 2008. JW Marriott Scottsdale Resort & Spa occupies a quiet 125 acre site along Lincoln Drive in the Paradise Valley area, with the main building surrounded by landscaped grounds showcasing the varied plantlife of the Sonoran Desert. There are two golf courses adjacent, and all necessary facilities for dining, meetings, weddings, business and leisure right on site. Guests have a choice of 453 luxurious rooms, all with a private balcony or patio, and including a variety of suites, some boasting their own swimming pool.