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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Phoenix resort with 2 golf courses

McDowell Mountain views

Located in northeast Phoenix near the Scottsdale boundary, this 316-acre desert oasis features views of the McDowell Mountains and offers holidays for golfers, couples, and families. Desert Ridge Marketplace is only a half-mile away.

Pools, lazy river

A four-acre water complex including swimming pools, pool umbrellas, spa tubs, water slide, and lazy river entertains families, while a 28,000-square-foot health-and-beauty spa rejuvenates adults.

Balconies and patios

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa guestrooms feature balconies or patios, desks, high-speed Internet access, TVs with Internet access, separate tubs, and glassed-in stall showers.

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Hotel Amenities

Popular property highlights

Business center
Laundry facilities
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff
Concierge services

Hotel Amenities

Graced by a two-story, skylighted, fountain rotunda, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort's Revive Spa offers 28,000 square feet of pampering in 41 treatment rooms. The spa is divided into women's and men's sides furnished with saunas, steam rooms, spa tubs, relaxation lounges with gas fireplaces, and private terraces with outdoor showers and lounge chairs. Revive Spa also includes a healthful-cuisine bistro and an outdoor lap pool and spa tub shielded by greenery, lined by palm trees, and bordered by sundecks with cushioned lounge chairs. Pool umbrellas are also available.

Private poolside rental cabanas come with ceiling fans, lounge chairs, fruit, and bottled water. Use of the pool and spa tub is offered for guests booking spa treatments, as well as guests age 16 or older who pay daily surcharges for access to the spa's recreation facilities. Use of the spa's fitness center is included in the resort fee. The spa's large, mirror-lined 24-hour fitness center contains cardio machines equipped with entertainment systems, weight machines, and free weights. Tennis courts are onsite and personal trainers are available as well. The spa's exercise studio offers classes such as spinning, yoga, Pilates, and tai chi/qigong, with a complimentary power walk scheduled daily.

The spa's treatment menu includes caviar facial, aroma facial with wildflower footbaths, avocado-lime body wrap, prickly pear body scrub, and hot-stone massage. Other offerings include couples massage, hydrotherapy, reflexology, waxing, and hair and nail care.

For a surcharge, a variety of supervised activities are available for guests, ages 4–12. Reservations are required.

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa offers 17 conference rooms with 240,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space. A business center offers a full line of services, including computers with high-speed Internet connections. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby and near the swimming pool. A gift shop sells resortwear, jewelry, and gift housewares.

Self parking is available (surcharge). RV parking is available (if self parked); valet parking is also an option (surcharge). Complimentary area shuttle available as well.

The nightly resort fee includes the following: High-speed Internet access and unlimited local and domestic long-distance calls in guestrooms; self-parking (or $10 credit for valet); use of driving range, 8 lighted tennis courts, and fitness club; complimentary kids meals for children 12 and under (4 kids maximum) in Tuscany Restaurant when dining with a paying adult; complimentary appetizer or dessert with purchase of an entree from Tuscany Restaurants; and 10% off purchases in all retail stores.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Express check-in 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Express check-out 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Lazy river 
  • Waterslide 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 40 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 950 
  • Garden 
  • Picnic area 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 22297 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 17 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 6 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 240,000 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Children's pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Lazy river  
  • Waterslide  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 12.95 per day )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 12.95 per day )


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • LCD TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Tuscany - Indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar/lounge. Wood floor, two-tone yellow arches, wrought-iron chandeliers, vaulted ceilings. Open for breakfast (buffet and à la carte), lunch, and dinner daily. Lunch choices include barbecued-duck quesadilla, vegetarian enchiladas, mahi mahi tacos, sandwiches, and burgers. Additional dinner choices include beef tenderloin with smoked-cheddar mashed potatoes, smoked-cheddar meatloaf, cedar-plant salmon with mushrooms, and tortilla-crusted chicken. Fronted by Tuscany Marketplace, open from early morning to late evening for sandwiches, snacks, beverages.

Roy's - Outpost of renowned Hawaiian chef Roy Yamaguchi. Pacific Rim fusion cuisine. Dining room with white and purple linens, dark-wood trim. Yellow walls, orange chandeliers, and fireplace. Outdoor seating with fireplace. Dinner choices include blackened ahi, butterfish with ginger-soy-lemon butter sauce, macadamia-crusted mahi mahi, wood-oven-roasted filet mignon, Asian-pesto steamed chicken, tapenade-stuffed pork chop, chocolate soufflé. Sushi bar.

Ristorante Tuscany - Open nightly for main courses such as veal scaloppini with Madeira-truffle cream and balsamic-braised short ribs with corn soufflé, lobster lasagna, and appetizers such as beef carpaccio. Dining room with vaulted wood-trimmed ceiling, fireplace. Terrace seating with fireplace.

Spa Bistro - Located in health-and-beauty spa. Indoor/outdoor seating. Juice bar. Smoothies. Specialty cocktails. Choices include egg-white omelet, blueberry buckwheat pancakes, salads, spicy yellowfin tuna on green-tea noodles, Kobe-beef burger, miso-sake roasted black cod, tamarind-rum barbecued hanger steak, lavender creme brulée with wild-strawberry jam and vanilla froth. Open morning, afternoon.

twenty6 - Opened in early fall of 2013, twenty6 lounge features the signature JW Marriott wine program and charcuterie. Its bar highlights hand crafted cocktails and local beers while offering fresh, small plates, perfectly presented.

Just a Splash - Poolside restaurant/bar open for lunch/dinner menu offering burgers, pizza, sandwiches, salads, tropical drinks. Live entertainment on weekends.

Starbucks - Indoor seating and patio with two firepits. View of resort's desert botanical gardens. Open morning to evening for coffee drinks, sandwiches, pastries.

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Nearby Things to Do

Graced by desert plantings, palm trees, and blossoms, the resort's four-acre water complex includes a 150-foot-long freeform pool containing a stone-pillar waterfall topped by a fire ring after dark. The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa also contains a 60-by-25-foot lap pool; a 15-person spa tub; a serpentine, 225-foot-long plunge pool bordered by sundecks; a 600-foot-long lazy river; a 100-foot waterslide; and a secluded sundeck with a 26-person freeform spa tub and a firepit. The entire complex is bordered by stone walkways edged with flowers and includes stone waterfalls.

Revive Spa includes a 75-by-30-foot outdoor lap pool and 13-person spa tub. Use of this area is confined to guests age 16 or older who pay daily surcharges for access to the spa's recreation facilities and to guests booking spa treatments. The spa also includes a fitness center with cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights, with personal trainers available. For surcharges, the spa's exercise studio offers classes such as spinning, yoga, Pilates, and tai chi/qigong, with a complimentary power walk scheduled daily.

The resort's two championship courses at Wildfire Golf Club include one designed by golf pro Nick Faldo, a layout with generous fairways and expansive landing areas that feature views of the McDowell Mountains, Camelback Mountain, and Squaw Peak. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the second course wanders through the desert and features undulating bent-grass greens. The golf club includes a driving range, putting and chipping greens, a practice bunker, a pro shop, and a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse with women's and men's locker rooms. Lessons are available.

A tennis complex includes eight lighted courts and a pro shop. One-on-one instruction, daily clinics in season, daily private lessons, matching services, and ball machine rentals are available. Hiking/biking and nature trails wind through the resort's 316-desert acres, with bicycles available for rent. Additional activities include Segway tours, jewelry making workshops, stargazing, watercolor workshops, and dive-in movies (schedule varies).

Some guests may choose to walk to the nearby Desert Ridge Marketplace which features a movie theater, as well as shopping and dining venues. Bowling is available with a half-mile.

Walking maps are available for on- and off-property trails.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Golf lessons on site 
  • Golfing on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Rock climbing nearby 

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 40 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service animals are allowed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 29 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Self parking
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Resort Credit package

Book a stay in the Resort Credit package category and receive a daily $50 resort credit per room.

Credit may be redeemed at Blue Sage Restaurant, Tuscany Ristorante, Meritage Steak house, Starbucks off lobby, room service, gift shop, spa, and golf course.

Credit not applicable toward taxes, gratuity, or alcohol. May not be combined with other promotions. Must book in the Resort Credit package room category to qualify.

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