JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix

Posted On April 4, 2011 

Matchless service, nonstop recreation, and timeless luxury describe the memorable charm at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge resort. Nestled close to Phoenix, this desert mountain retreat in the Sonoran Desert is the tempting home of not only the luxury rooms, but also houses the largest ballroom of Arizona, extraordinary restaurants, a rejuvenating spa, championship golf, spacious pool facilities, four acres of pools, waterslides, the exciting Lazy River, serpentine pools, and chic event venues. And all this spectacularly resides in a striking desert setting.

As soon as just step in the JW Marriott Desert Ridge hotel, you are welcome with a ready to hug grand lobby, eye catching floor-to-ceiling windows, great floral arrangements, dashing fountains, live orchids, royal pathways edged with palms, and shimmering waterways. Well, all these enticing features are always expected in the largest luxury resort and that this desert hotel is for the state of Arizona. So, why not experience the unique grandeur in the Phoenix’s McDowell Mountains?

JW Marriott Desert Ridge is easily accessible from off the Loop 101 as well as from the Sky Harbor Airport. And nearby this resort are big shopping centers.


There are 950 rooms at the JW Marriott resort & spa all nicely tucked in a building of five storeys holding three sections carved in the shape of U. The suites as well as rooms offer the vistas of the mountains, pools, gardens, waterways, and ponds of the hotel, furnished patio or balcony, and signature bedding. Within each of them, you can expect cushioned chairs, high-speed and TV Internet for free, CD player, video games, radio, VCR rentals, DVD player, marble-floor bathrooms, separate tubs, glassed-in stall showers, granite-and-wood vanities, wall-size mirrors, bathrobes, refrigerators (on request), premium television channel(s), cable/satellite television channels, pay movies, hypo-allergenic bedding, AC, complimentary newspaper, climate control, curtains, voice mail, multi-line phone, wake-up calls, turndown service, in-room massage, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, in-room childcare (surcharge), electronic/magnetic keys, electronic check-out, iron/ironing board, desk, cribs, housekeeping, rollaway beds, and mini bars.

All of them are totally free of smoking.


• Event catering  • Express check-in and check-out  • Concierge desk  • Gift shops or newsstand  • Multiple conference/meeting rooms  • Valet parking  • Self parking (surcharge)  • Valet parking (surcharge)  • Exhibit space  • Self parking  • Elevator/lift  • Limo or Town Car service  • Doorman/doorwoman  • Dry cleaning/laundry service  • ATM/banking  • 24-hour front desk  • Banquet facilities  • Audio-visual equipment  • Air-conditioned public areas  • Ballroom(s)  • Internet access in public areas – high speed  • Internet access in public areas – surcharge  • Internet access – wireless  • Lounge  • Restaurants  • Shoe shine  • Tour assistance  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby  • Supervised child care/activities  • Shopping on site  • Business center  • Multiple small meeting rooms  • Porter/bellhop  • Safe-deposit box – front desk  • Multilingual staff  • Room service (24 hours)  • Security guard


• Steam room  • Hair salon  • Golf course  • Tennis  • Swimming pool – outdoor  • Sauna  • Spa tub  • Health club  • Full-service health spa  • Fitness facilities  • Beauty services  • Golf – driving range  • Pilates classes/instruction  • Yoga classes/instruction  • Running  track/path  • Aerobics  • Golf – miniature  • Hiking/biking trails  • Bicycle  • Personal watercraft  • Mountain biking  • Horse riding/rental


At this desert oasis, your taste buds are free to choose from a variety of options. The indoor/outdoor Blue Sage restaurant and lounge, you are greeted by the chandeliers, two-tone yellow arches, wood floor, and domed ceilings for memorable three meals with buffet or à la carte daily. Lunch will include vegetarian enchiladas, sandwiches, and burgers. Even beverages as well as snacks are offered here and you savor right in front of the Blue Sage Marketplace.

Roy’s run by the famous Roy Yamaguchi from Hawaii, you will enjoy the Pacific Rim fusion as well as the sushi bar. The décor here engulfs white as well as purple linens, orange chandeliers, yellow walls, and fireplace if you are outdoors. In dinner, do taste its chocolate soufflé.

Ristorante Tuscany is where you savor the main courses at night under the domed wood-trimmed ceiling and on the terrace next to the fireplace. If you are health conscious, explore the Spa Bistro that features indoor/outdoor arrangements, smoothies, juices, blueberry buckwheat pancakes, lavender creme brulée with wild-strawberry jam, and salads until afternoon.

Just a Splash by the pool offers lunch/dinner menu, tropical drinks, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and pizza along with the live shows on the weekends. Alternatively, be at the indoor Starbucks featuring two fire pits, desert botanical gardens’ vistas, sandwiches, and pastries.

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