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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

15000 North Secret Springs Drive | Marana, AZ 85658 [See Map]
#4 in Best Arizona Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 624 reviews
Property Type Resort with 253 rooms, 5 floors
Style Modern, Rustic
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Hugged by the saguaro-laden hills of Marana, Arizona — 26 miles north of downtown Tucson — this Ritz opts for trendy over tradition, with contemporary art and funky furniture dominating the decor. And though The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain might not deliver authentic hacienda living, recent guests say they're more than willing to skip the Southwestern style and stay here. (Besides, if you're craving a true taste of the region, you can simply make dinner reservations CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar.) The spa and pool area make a great setting for some R&R, while golfers give high praise to the 27-hole, Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Travelers also appreciated the low-key elegance of the guest rooms, where plush fabrics feel homey while high-end features (like deep-soaking tubs and private balconies) feel deluxe. Yet despite all of its positive aspects, guests say it's the staff's friendliness that truly makes their stays memorable.

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Critic Reviews

Frommer's

“Set amid saguaro-covered hills, this luxury resort 45 minutes outside Tucson feels as though it is in a national park. The resort's Western ranch styling, desert landscaping, and access to miles of hiking trails make it a superb place to experience the desert. ”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional

Travel + Leisure

“It's the kind of place where activities are encouraged — there are, for example, 20 miles of hiking trails and 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus-designed golf — but you're never overscheduled.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 624 guests have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 624 reviews)

Guest Reviews: Read most recent guest reviews

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Set in the High Sonoran Desert north of Tucson, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain enjoys and average of 350 days of sunshine and offers a variety of outdoor activities. This resort is the kind of place travelers go to get away from it all and unwind in the sun whether it's on the golf course, by the pool or in the spa.

  • Near Tortolita Mountain Park, the resort is about 30 miles northwest of Tuscon
  • Resort fee of $50 per night includes valet parking, in-room Internet access, access to business and fitness centers, fitness classes and other recreational activities

  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Rooms and suites at the resort boast views of the canyons, pool or landscaped grounds. The accommodations are infused with local decor while retaining the five-star services expected of a luxury resort. Amenities include 400-thread-count linens and down duvets, balconies, flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations as well as marble bathrooms with a separate tub and rainfall shower.

  • A $50 resort fee is charged daily and includes parking, Internet, fitness classes and more

Standard room size:

450 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

The Ritz-Carlton offers a variety of culinary experiences. CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar serves American cuisine for breakfast and dinner in six dining venues. Ignite is a gastro-pub that transforms into a sushi bar with live music from Thursday through Saturday. The poolside Turquesa Latin Grill blends Latin influences and Arizona favorites for a family-friendly clientele, and juicy burgers are the signature at Cayton's Burger Bistro. There's also a spot to pick up coffee and treats to go.

  • 24-hour room service available
  • ToGo option for breakfast, snacks and smoothies

Number of restaurants:

4

Cuisine types:

Asian, American, Mexican
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain offers three pools: the Turquesa infinity pool, the family-friendly Aventura pool and an adults-only spa serenity pool.

  • Aventura pool features a splash pad and 235-foot waterslide
  • Spa pool only for guests receiving treatment or with a $25 daily charge
  • Private cabanas with personalized butler service are available at two of the pools

Number of pools:

3

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The Ritz-Carlton's spa is lauded for its locally based treatments influenced by the Sonoran Desert and the Native Americans that once owned the property where the resort stands. The spa offers treatments for couples, expectant mothers and groups as wel as treatments designed for kids and teens.

  • Spa also has a cafe with health-conscious lunch selections
  • Treatments can be reserved in the poolside cabanas

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

This resort caters to families with an unusual twist on the rollaway bed. Instead of a cot, The Ritz-Carlton invites kids to camp out in the room with a tent. The $99 fee comes with tent setup, a book with activities and information about the region, and a stuffed toy. The hotel also offers educational and entertaining programming through its Ritz Kids program.

  • Ritz Kids offers daily half- and full-day programs for children ages 5 through 12

  • Kids club ($70 to $135 )
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The 24-hour fitness center houses cardio equipment and weight-training machines, but it's this hotel's programming that really stands out. From group classes to guided hikes and mountain yoga, this resort offers a wealth of health and fitness options. Private yoga and personal training sessions are also available.

  • Fitness classes and use of the tennis courts are covered as part of the $50 daily resort fee
  • The resort is surrounded by 26 miles of hiking trails

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs (free)
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain features 20 different meeting rooms as well as two outdoor lawns where events can be hosted. The resort also offers team-building opportunities like hiking and mixology classes for groups.

  • The golf clubhouse also has event space

Number of meeting rooms:

20
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Dogs that weigh less than 35 pounds are the only pets welcome at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. A one-time $125 fee is required.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

The 27-hole, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course is an award-winning facility that lures golfers from all over, including professionals who compete in the Accenture Match Play Championship held here. The course is consistently rated as one of the best resort courses and a top course in Arizona by industry experts like Golf Digest and Golfweek Magazine.

  • Golf course is split into three nine-hole increments

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

The Ritz-Carlton has indoor and outdoor space suitable for weddings. On-site wedding specialists can help with details. Indoors, the three ballrooms can accommodate 150, 400 and up to 700.

  • Brides and grooms are given a complimentary guest room the night of the wedding

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

700
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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