JW Marriott Desert Ridge


The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is a luxury resort that serves as the centerpiece to the Desert Ridge community along with its two 18-hole golf courses at the Wildfire Golf Club. The resort includes 869 guest rooms and 81 guest suites, seven restaurants & bars, a concierge club, and at one time the largest conference space west of the Mississippi with 29 meeting rooms and 241,106 square feet of ballroom space. All within a sprawling, six-story building with four expansive wings; each themed after the elements Earth, Fire, Water & Sky.

The resorts grounds showcase the beauty of the Sonoran Desert, with incredibly lush landscaping, a botanical garden, scenic walking and hiking trails, an array of water features, and several lakes. The pool grounds consists of five heated pools, including a lazy river & water slide, and three Jacuzzis. Activities include everything from harvesting vegetables in the garden to Segway riding, and everything in between.

Although day passes to the pool are not available, as summer is the slow season, guest suites are offered a exceptional rates; often as low as $99/night. This makes it perfect for locals and residents of Desert Ridge to take advantage with a relaxing “staycation”, right in their own backyard.