The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa has 950 beautifully appointed, non-smoking, guest rooms and suites including 81 suites. Nightly turndown is complimentary and USA Today or Wall Street Journal is delivered weekdays to each guest room and the local paper is available on weekends. Each guest room offers: coffee maker, complimentary coffee/teas, large closet with 2 bathrobes, iron/ironing board, lap-top sized safe with power source, hair dryer, lighted make-up mirror, full length mirror, tiled bathroom with granite counter tops, separate tub/shower, private patio or balcony, 2 phones (one is cordless), CD/Radio, 2-line phones, voice mail, Wired For Business (high speed internet access-currently @ $12.95/24-hour period, exclusive of tax, which includes 800 access, local, and domestic long-distance phone calls), fully stocked mini-bar, refrigerator, sitting area, 27” flat screen television in armoire, and each is approximately 450 square feet. In addition, the resort is in full compliance with all ADA rules and regulations.
Our event space is the grandest in the Grand Canyon State! Our 125,000+ gross square feet of meeting/foyer space includes:
• Grand Canyon Ballroom - 33,000 square feet, divisible into 13 sections. The 3 middle sections are 7,700 square feet each, with 10 breakout salons each at 990+ square feet.
• Grand Sonoran Ballroom - 26,000 square feet, divisible into 11 sections. The 3 middle sections are 5,700 square feet each, with 8 breakout salons each at 1,110+ square feet.
• Grand Saguaro Ballroom - 25,000 square feet, divisible into 4 sections total. There are 3 sections, each 8,300 square feet, with one end section divisible in half. (Opening in early 2008)
• Wildflower Ballroom - 5,400 square feet divisible into 3 sections.
• Pinnacle Peak, Conference Suites, and Boardrooms – 3 Pinnacle Peak rooms are approximately 1,335 square feet each, 8 Conference Suites are approximately 1,025 square feet each, and two Boardrooms are 730 square feet each.
In addition to 24-hour In-Room Dining, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa boasts nine highly acclaimed restaurants/lounges dining options:
*Ristorante Tuscany…an elegant Northern Italian restaurant, where Tuscany’s provincial cuisine and urban elegance mesh wonderfully! Open for dinner only daily.
*Blue Sage…serves a variety of contemporary Southwestern and American dishes with the city’s best margaritas! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
*Blue Sage Marketplace…offers quick ‘to-go’ boxed meals with an array of wines, beers, sodas, and snacks for your daily activities or guest room take-out.
*Meritage Steakhouse…offers a relaxed, yet sophisticated, atmosphere overlooking the spectacular views of the emerald green fairways and McDowell Mountains. Open for continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily and located at our Wildfire Golf Club.
*Roy’s…offers Hawaiian fusion cuisine featuring fresh local ingredients, European sauces, and bold Asian spices focusing on fresh seafood. Open for dinner only daily.
*Spa Bistro…located in the Revive Spa overlooking the Sanctuary Pool, it offers creative selections for the health conscious guest. Open for breakfast and lunch daily.
*Just A Splash Pool Bar and Grill…relax poolside, or take a float around the Lazy River, while enjoying our signature salads, burgers, and tropical drinks. Open for lunch daily.
*Vista Lounge…located in the lower lobby of the resort overlooking the Sage Court, pools, and McDowell Mountains, the lounge offers a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere great for networking. Sip your favorite libation while enjoying great company. Entertainment is offered nightly.
*Starbucks…everyone’s favorite! More than ‘just coffee,’ it is a place to relax, escape, and enjoy your surroundings. This café offers both indoor and outdoor seating with fireside tables. Open daily until 6pm.
‘Revive’ your mind, body and soul after your event in our Revive Spa. Our 28,000 square foot luxury spa facility offers 41 treatment rooms, Health Club, Movement Studio, Spa Bistro, Spa Salon, Spa Boutique and Sanctuary Pool with 9 cabanas. It is truly one of the Valley’s most prestigious and luxurious Spas!
Marriott’s Wildfire Golf Club features two 18 hole Championship Golf Courses designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo. The Palmer Signature Course is a playable, scenic experience with expansive fairways. The Faldo Championship Course offers a slight variation from the typical desert-themed courses. It features generous fairways, large bent grass greens and tee boxes.
The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is woven into the Sonoran Desert where northeast Phoenix converges with North Scottsdale. The resort offers majestic views of the scenic McDowell Mountains and is conveniently located within easy access of the Loop 101. We are located within walking distance of the Desert Ridge Marketplace which offers an array of exciting upscale dining and shopping venues. Complimentary shuttles
Hotel Reviews for JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
4.5out of 5Based on 912 guest reviews, Very Good
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“Well-suited for Families”
May 19, 2013
MrsHermesMA, Fairfax, Virginia | Trip type: Couples
We stayed here for Easter and had a great time. We checked out bikes, played tennis, swam in the pools and floated in the lazy river. IT WAS BUSY. There...
We stayed here for Easter and had a great time. We checked out bikes, played tennis, swam in the pools and floated in the lazy river. IT WAS BUSY. There were a lot of families here. Wristbands were required to enter the pool. My husband couldn't handle the children and went to the spa pool (for $25) and loved it. They have several pools here and my father and I enjoyed one with music, floating in the pool enjoying our cocktails and my mother lounged in the grass area with her cocktail.
With the exception of poolside hot dogs (gourmet NY style -thank you very much), we didn't eat here but we did have a lot of cocktails and they were fantastic. We ate at local restaurants and probably could have walked to them. They have a Starbucks in the lobby.
We checked in to playing a round of golf or hitting range balls and the golf pros were incredibly rude so we skipped that.
The room was great and up to the JW standards. It had a beautiful bathroom and a nice sized tub. Overall, it's a great JW but because of the "child pandemonium" (as my husband called it) we will probably not visit this property during a holiday. That being said, it would be a great property for a family with children. « less
“Great service, hotel, pools and golf course!”
May 18, 2013
Hrocks, Cleveland, Ohio | Trip type: Family
What else could you want? We have stayed here a couple of times and have enjoyed every aspect of the resort. First of all, it is an enormous property. However,...
What else could you want? We have stayed here a couple of times and have enjoyed every aspect of the resort. First of all, it is an enormous property. However, you never feel the mass of humanity in a 950 room hotel. The layout is perfect, and the outdoor facilities are widely spread out. I think there were about four pools and a great lazy river. Food, especially breakfast is excellent! We play golf every day, and really enjoy the two courses on property. A real winner in every respect! « less
May 18, 2013
The JW offers desert class with an awesome pool, great food, and the most friendly and helpful service. The lazy river is a must. Rooms are very comfortable with awesome...
The JW offers desert class with an awesome pool, great food, and the most friendly and helpful service. The lazy river is a must. Rooms are very comfortable with awesome bathrooms and quiet AC units.
Already trying to find a reason to come back! « less
“Gorgeous resort with some of the slowest service I've ever seen”
May 16, 2013
Rstoner, Burlington, New Jersey | Trip type: Business
So first I'll state the obvious, this place is absolutely gorgeous. The grounds are pristine, and the number of pools is every child's dream. I was recently here for work...
So first I'll state the obvious, this place is absolutely gorgeous. The grounds are pristine, and the number of pools is every child's dream. I was recently here for work and brought my daughter and mother in law along for some quality bonding time. Check in was relatively quick although nothing special. When I visited the front desk the next day to request turndown service (which never actually happened) the evening manager saw my daughter and immediately produced a stuffed animal. I would say that was the highlight of the service we had while staying here. There was always something to keep us entertained whether it was one of the pools, or visiting the herb garden we didn't get bored. That said, I have never in my life encountered service that was sooooooo slooooooow. At both the outdoor dining patio and the lobby lounge I think we waited at least 20 minutes before a server even came to greet us. Once the server finally did arrive there was no apology made for the ridiculous wait....and let's be clear, it wasn't crowded, there was only one other couple dining at the time. Perhaps they're trying to give an authentic "dying of thirst in the desert" experience. Would I stay here again??? For work, probably. For a leisurely trip where I want to be waited on hand and foot, I think I'd keep searching for another desert oasis. « less
“BEAUTIFUL, HUGE HOTEL WITH LOVELY AMENITIES”
May 15, 2013
Busymom4Whitby, Whitby | Trip type: Family
The whole family stayed in this hotel when we accompanied my husband for a company event recently and just loved it. We were there 5 years ago and it is...
The whole family stayed in this hotel when we accompanied my husband for a company event recently and just loved it. We were there 5 years ago and it is still well-maintained and gorgeous. The landscaping on the grounds is lovely. The grounds are enormous! The ballrooms are huge with gigantic ceilings - perfect for functions requiring large theatrics. The food was great as were the staff. We loved our jr.suite, which was ridiculously large. All in a all, a very relaxing stay in a beautiful spot. The JW's are always top notch. « less
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Signature View w/Balcony
One king bed or two double beds. Balcony or patio with garden, waterways, golf course, or mountain views. 448 square feet. Desk. High-speed Internet access (included in resort fee). 27-inch flat-screen TV with Internet access via wireless keyboard (included in resort fee). Video-game console. CD player/radio. DVD player and VCR on request. Minibar. Compact refrigerator (on request subject to availability). Bathrobes. In-room safe. Nonsmoking.
JW Griffin Club, Guest room
1 king bed, 2 double beds. Hypo-allergenic bedding available. Desk. High-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge). 37-inch LCD cable TV, with premium channels, including ESPN and HBO. Multi-line speakerphone with voice mail. Pay movies.CD player/radio. Complimentary newspaper. Coffee/tea maker. Minibar. Compact refrigerator (on request subject to availability). Bathrobes. Separate bathtub (deep soaking tub) and shower. Hair dryer. In-room safe. Wake-up calls. Air conditioning and climate control. Turndown service. Rollaway and cribs (infant beds) available. Non-smoking.
One king bed. Desk. High-speed and TV Internet access (included in resort fee). TV with premium cable channels and pay movies. CD player. Minibar. Refrigerator on request. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. In-room safe. Complimentary newspaper.
Two Bedroom Suite
One king bed in first bedroom, one king pull-down bed in parlor, and two double beds in second bedroom. Patio and balcony furnished with chairs and table. View of garden, mountains, golf course, or pool. 1,100 square feet. Parlor and each connecting room have a separate entrance, sitting area, and bathroom with separate tub and shower. Dining/conference table, desk. 27-inch flat-screen TVs. Video-game console. Clock radio/CD player. Complimentary newspaper. High-speed and TV Internet access (included in resort fee). Wet bar and pantry. Minibar. Compact refrigerator (on request, subject on availability). Bathrobes. In-room safe. Nonsmoking.
One King or Two Doubles
1 king bed or 1 double bed. Desk. In-room safe. Cable/satellite television channels. Premium television channel(s). Pay movies. Video-game console. Multi-line phone. Voice mail. CD player. Clock radio. Minibar. Separate bathtub and shower. Bathrobes. Hair dryer. Complimentary toiletries. Iron/ironing board. Complimentary newspaper. Blackout drapes/curtains. Electronic check-out. Turndown service. Refrigerator (on request). Air conditioning. Climate control.
Deluxe Room with Balcony
One king bed or two double beds. Balcony or patio with two cushioned chairs and cocktail table. Views of ponds, pools, waterways, or gardens. 448 square feet. Desk with two chairs. High-speed Internet access (included in resort fee). 27-inch flat-screen TV with Internet access via wireless keyboard (included in resort fee). Video-game console. CD player/radio. Complimentary newspaper. DVD player and VCR on request. Minibar. Compact refrigerator (on request subject to availability). Marble-floored bathroom with granite/wood vanity, glassed-in stall shower, separate tub. Waffle-weave bathrobes. Hair dryer. In-room safe. Nonsmoking.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is 20 miles, 30 minutes from the resort. Transtyle, SuperShuttle, and taxi cabs are all available options to/from the resort from $22++ per person each way up to $60/vehicle (4 pax), depending on selection. Group transportation is available as well.
Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.
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