I stayed here with my wife on a 4 day golf vacation in April 2010. The hotel is very nicely designed and decorated to fit into the surrounding landscape. It doesn't look like a typical Ritz, and it shouldn't since it's located in the Arizona desert. Our room wasn't ready upon arrival but we were offered a room to use until ours was ready, and we were given free wireless access for our entire stay due to the inconvenience. We had club level access but rarely used it, who wants to sit in a club lounge on their holiday? The staff are exactly what you would expect at a Ritz, always friendly and helpful. The restaurant was very good, although we found the menu a little small. The golf course is the most difficult I have ever played, 7200 yards from the middle tees with insanely fast greens. It was fun but beat me up a lot more than I'm accustomed to as a 9 handicap.
The hotel location isn't terribly convenient to Tucson, but we had little reason to go into Tuscon and didn't mind the drive when we did. Tucson is not a terribly attractive city so we were quite happy to be outside it. The Spa is outstanding, we had massages and my wife had a facial she enjoyed. It has a nice private pool for spa guests only. We didn't use the hotel pool but the families who did looked to be enjoying themselves.
The scenery is beautiful with the cactus forests and mountain views. The hotel is nicely manicured and has many hiking trails in the surrounding area.
We wouldn't hesitate to go back to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is Tucson's finest luxury resort, nestled in the high Sonoran Desert against the Tortolita Mountains. Featuring a destination spa, adventure programs that can restore your soul, world class hiking, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, indoor and outdoor dining including True American Cuisine at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar, and richly appointed accommodations in a striking canyon setting, this resort is a place where adventure and a gracious spirit come to life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Hotel Marana