After reading all the negative reviews I was wondering if I should change my plans.
Fortunately, I found the JW Desert Ridge to be a pleasant surprise. The entire staff at the hotel was helpful and courteous. The rooms are a decent size with a balcony.Oversized bathrooms. Although the hotel is now 7 years old, the rooms are nicely kept. Beds are very comfortable. I was lucky to a have great view of the pool and golf course. Pools are very nice. Lazy river is great for everyone. Lunch by the pool is fine. They did have some great salads. I found the drinks to be moderately priced compared to other places I've been to. We had a free massage and breakfast package with our room which was a plus. The spa was great. Decent gym with a half dozen treadmills, bikes, etc. Breakfast is expensive, $22/person for the buffet. It is good when the breakfast is free. Otherwise, there is a starbucks and another place to just get cereal. WE did not have dinner in the hotel, but I was told by a friend that the food was very good. We ate at two great restaurants. The Ocean Club in Scottsdale and Donovans Steakhouse. Both are pricey.
All in all, the JW Desert Ridge is a great place to relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Without peer among resorts in Phoenix, Arizona, award-winning, AAA 4-Diamond JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa welcomes guests to its stunning 316 acres in the Sonoran Desert. Our captivating resort takes you to a place where luxury, personal service, invigorating recreation and excellent dining are in abundance. Guest rooms and suites feature private balconies or patios with dramatic desert vistas, mountain views, and tech-friendly amenities. This premier resort also impresses with the award-winning Revive Spa and championship Wildfire Golf Club, home to the LPGA Founders Cup. Relax and enjoy the company of friends and family indoors or outside on one of many patios with our inviting fire-pits overlooking the resort's waterways. Among the leading North Phoenix resorts, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is your one-stop vacation haven. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jw Marriott Desert Ridge Resort And Spa Phoenix
- Jw Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Phoenix Hotel Phoenix
- Jw Marriott Phoenix
- Marriott Phoenix
- Phoenix Marriott