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

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Swimming pools
Business center
Laundry facilities

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.

Languages Spoken

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Hotel Amenities

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.

  • Express check-in 
  • Lazy river 
  • Picnic area 
  • Waterslide 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Children's club 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Business center 
  • Express check-out 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 22399 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 8 
  • Total number of rooms - 950 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 60 
  • Year Built 2002 
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 6 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 241106 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Lazy river  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms:

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Long-term parking (surcharge), Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Towels included 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Fireplace 
  • Balcony 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • 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 - 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.

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

Spa Services

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


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

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

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

This property's pool will be closed on May 26-27, June 16, July 3-4, July 7-8, July 14, July 28, August 3-4, August 11, and September 1-2, 2018. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 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.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 29 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 29.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 10.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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