We spent a week here in early December and loved it! The front desk staff were all excellent and interested in making our stay enjoyable. We booked this as a timeshare Getaway. We love staying at villas like these versus hotels because of their space, full kitchens and great rates. I will try and book Starr Pass Golf Suites if we return to Tucson.
They are all one story. The entire area is beautifully landscaped in desert plants and well tended by staff. There was a spacious great room with fireplace and a large bedroom and separate bathroom and a galley kitchen with all appliances. There was a small balcony off the great room. A big plus was the bed. It was a king tempurpedic, the best bed we've ever experienced at any place we have stayed. These are quite expensive and we were thrilled to have such a quality item. Our view, in unit 63a, was of the golf course, with a long view of the city. Starr Pass is located in the hills southwest of Tucson in a very upscale community of homes. The night lights of Tucson provided a beautiful backdrop to each evening.
We didn't use the restaurant, but were frequent visitors to the fitness center and pool. The outdoor hot tub was closed for repairs the entire time of our stay. The fitness center was well equipped and large, though the treadmills, which I use, were very dated. There was a good variety of equipment in the center. The pool was huge and had comfortable chairs and loungers.
The Starr Pass Golf Course was magnificent, though pricey. Club rentals were an outrageous $69 per round!
There were hiking trails right outside our unit and throughout Starr Pass, but the front desk didn't have good maps. The Marriott Starr Pass Hotel, a beautiful facility, is a short, free shuttle ride from the units. You can't use the pool facility there, unfortunately.
There weren't many, and they were insignificant in the overall picture. The chairs at the breakfast bar were uncomfortable to the point where we didn't use them after the first day. My wife thought the walls were stark and could use some pictures, etc. The main annoyance, though out of the control of Starr Pass, is that the resort lies right under a main flight path to the airport. Planes come in low all day and much of the evening.
*Book golf rounds on golfnow, where I found a rate 70% off the quoted rates at the pro shop. Bring your clubs, though, as rentals are outrageous.
*There are few scheduled activities, so this is not the best place to bring children. In fact, we saw no children the entire week, though it was a school week. However, that fact seldom stops people from taking their kids out for vacations.
*Take the free shuttle to the Marriott, as visitor parking is non-existent.
*You are very close to many outstanding attractions here and the front desk will be happy to assist you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Starr Pass Golf Suites is a Southwest vacation jewel. At the heart of the resort is the celebrated Starr Pass Golf Course a 27-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Facility. Its desert style layout and dramatic terrain challenges golfers of all skill levels. Starr Pass Golf Suites is also perfect for a family getaway, hiking, or those seeking to enjoy the culture and adventure of the old southwest. The magnificent views from your spacious casita include natural desert landscaping drenched in 350 days of sunshine per year. A 75-foot heated Olympic swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness center are just the beginnings of a full array of amenities. Come see all the Tucson foothills have to offer at this southwest getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Starr Pass Golf Hotel Tucson
- Starr Pass Hotel
- Starr Pass Resort