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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

5350 East Marriott Drive | Phoenix, AZ 85054-6147  [SEE MAP]Phoenix, AZ  [SEE ADDRESS]

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There are two golf courses on-site
This resort charges for Wi-Fi access
This mammoth resort in northern Phoenix is a major convention and family vacation hub. Though the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa can sometimes feel a little busy when it's hosting a special event, you should have no trouble finding a little peace and quiet. The sprawling property houses tennis courts, two 18-hole championship golf courses, multiple restaurants and several pools (not to mention a lazy river), so there's plenty of space to go around. Should you really require some alone time, you can always head to the Revive Spa or retreat to your guest room, where you'll find a soaking tub, a flat-screen TV and your own private balcony. Be warned that in-room Wi-Fi access costs extra. To help calm any financial worries, keep in mind that since this JW Marriott property honors Marriott Bonvoy points.
Phoenix, AZ
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 950 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Opulent



  • 4.5Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews


It's part of Marriott's JW luxury brand, and mostly lives up to expectations, but prices seem a bit high considering decor is a tad generic and signs of age are starting to show.

Travel + Leisure


Set on 316 acres of Sonoran desert outside of Phoenix, the 950-room JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort boasts palm-tree-lined walkways and four acres of pools and waterways.



The sprawling and busy property includes 4 acres of water fun with a popular 'lazy river,' where you can flop on an inner tube and float the day away.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 3177 have reviewed the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3177 reviews 4.5 (based on 3177 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms include private balconies or patios with views of the desert or mountain range. Accommodations feature beds with leather headboards, gold curtains with blackout liners and wall art inspired by the Southwestern culture of Arizona. Standard amenities include minifridges, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs.
  • Wi-Fi access is $14.95 per day
Nightly resort fee$35

Standard room size448 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is nestled on 316 acres in Phoenix's Sonoran Desert, which is located just north of downtown. Horseback riding, hiking and biking trails, as well as a bowling alley, can all be found within 5 miles of the resort.
  • About 21 miles north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Valet fee decreases to $19 with paid resort fee
  • 24-hour valet parking ($29)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($10)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


There are six dining facilities and a Starbucks at the JW Marriott, and cuisines range from Italian to Hawaiian. Stonegrill is the main eatery, which serves classic American and Southwestern fare. Just a Splash Bar & Grill dishes up light bites like salads, sandwiches, burgers and smoothies poolside, while the Twenty6 lounge features bar snacks, charcuterie and handcrafted cocktails.
  • Spa restaurant serves healthier cuisine
  • Roy's Pacific Rim features Hawaiian-fusion cuisine

Number of restaurants6

Cuisine TypesAsian, Italian, American, Mexican, Spanish

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


There are four pools and one whirlpool at the resort, including a designated kids pool, a lazy river and a waterslide. All pools are heated and towel service is provided.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    The Revive Spa at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa offers treatments ranging from a copper peptide facial to a turquoise cocoon body wrap. The spa includes 41 appointment rooms, female and male indoor relaxation rooms, an outdoor co-ed lounge and the Zen lounge.
    • Bistro located within the spa
    • Spa lap pool is surrounded by palm trees and includes private cabanas
    • Must be 18 years or older to utilize spa facilities

    Services offered:

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


    The Family Escape program is offered daily from 8 a.m. to noon and includes a variety of supervised games and activites for kids ages 4 to 12. The resort also has a family lounge that opens at 1 p.m., and families can go there to watch movies and play games together.
    • On-site dining includes kids menus
    • Family Escape is $45 for the first child and $40 for additional children
    • Babysitting services available
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    There are two fitness facilities at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The resort fitness center is located near the pool's courtyard and is stocked with treadmills, ellipticals and weight-training equipment. The Revive Spa Fitness Center includes cardio and Pilates machines, but is only available to guests who are 18 years or older.
    • Fitness classes available for an additional fee
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The JW Marriott Desert Ridge has a large meeting and event space that can host up to 4,000 attendees. The 241,106-square-foot dedicated meeting facilities include 60 breakout meeting rooms, exhibition space and outdoor event areas.
    • Group offers and packages available
    • Full-service business center on-site
    • Event planners and caterers provided

    Number of meeting rooms29

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


    The Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is the home of the LPGA Founders Cup. There are two 18-hole golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo. The courses are surrounded by cacti and feature mountain backdrops.
    • Rentals and lessons available
    • Golf carts required
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop


    Couples can host their wedding on the Capri-inspired private island on-site, the Ballroom Lawn, which includes views of the Sonoran Mountains, or the Sunset Lawn and terrace. Indoor facilities include four grand ballrooms.
    • Wedding packages available
    • Preferred event vendors provided
    • Wedding concierge can assist with off-site ceremonies and on-site receptions
    • The Grand Canyon Ballroom can accommodate up to 4,000 guests for a reception and up to 2,200 guests for a banquet

    Maximum wedding guest capacity4000

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

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