I think the hotel is more beautiful than the online photos show. It is a gorgeous property, very clean with wonderful touches.
OVERALL: It's a beautiful place to be, it smells wonderful and everywhere you go there are glass water jugs with a variety of light flavorings such as cucumber, tree fruit and pineapple and mint. There are several restaurants and I had a wonderful chicken salad on multigrain bread with homemade chips outside in the shade at Plunge. There's a nice Starbucks one level down from the lobby. There are a couple of cute shops on site with Starr Pass attire and gifts. While we were there they offered a complimentary tequila toast every day at 5:30. There are many comfy outdoor spaces to lounge on couches and in chairs with or without fire. It's peaceful and heavenly! The golf course looked nice and they were setting up for weddings while I was there.
ROOM: The room was very clean, elegant and spacious with wonderful linens, bed, television, giant, clean, beautiful bath with separate shower and big tub, nice-smelling lotions/shampoos, blow dryer. A/C worked well. It was nice and quiet.
POOLS: They have at least three pool areas: a nice big double pool with plenty of chairs, umbrellas and a towel cabana; a lazy river that I didn't try but it looked like lots of fun; and a small pool off the spa area.
SPA: I loved this spa. I had the best massage I've ever had. When I came out, there were three other clients who all said they, too, had had the best massage they'd ever had. I highly recommend! It's 50 minutes for $150 (they add in the service). It smells wonderful in there and there's also a whirlpool, steam room, showers, lockers. Once you purchase a service you can come and go all day and use the amenities while you're working out, between pool visits, whatever. There's a nice workout room and fitness/yoga type room. They provide towels, robes, blow dryers, hairbrushes, combs, shampoo, creme rinse, sunscreen. There are all kinds of special touches such as hot tea and nuts to snack on, water and iced tea, and a pot pours bar where you're invited to fill a small bag with cinnamon, lavender, anise stars, white sage or whatever you want. (There's also a salon for manicures, pedicures, hair, but I didn't try those services.) The customer service is very nice!
I began the day by taking advantage of the complimentary hike offered at 6am nearby. It wasn't much exercise, more a botanical tour, we probably went about 1/2 mile in 45 minutes, but I enjoyed it very much. You can sign up with the tour company for other hikes, bike adventures, etc, or just hike the 1-1/2 mile loop by yourself
Right after the hike every morning, they do a brief Indian prayer ceremony which was very enlightening and charming. I enjoyed that a lot, too.
Someone mentioned a complimentary yoga class on the back lawn at 7:30a so I rushed to that next, it was a nice class, not too hard, not too easy.
Then a massage and I heard there was zumba at 11am and I took that class, too. Again it was okay for beginners. Nice instructors!
My only tiny constructive comments are: I think WiFi should be complimentary. It's pretty expensive, I think like $16 for 24 hrs. You can get it free in the lobby and Starbucks, though. Also, the front desk ladies were very nice but they didn't mention certain activities and when I heard about some things and asked, they didn't know (for ex I asked what exercise/fitness classes were offered). I asked if there was a master sheet that showed everything and the young lady said, "what would you like to know?" and I said well, I'd just like to see everything that's offered, don't you have a list of some kind? She told me there should be one in my room and I told her there wasn't one, but she didn't offer to provide me one and I kind of had to pry it out of her hands, maybe they were running out. I just think a lot more people might have wanted to take yoga and zumba etc if they had known. I also heard another guest say the front desk told her the hike was at 6:15 (instead of 6a) so she was late and missed it. Maybe the whole list should be provided and pointed to upon check in. It looks like there's a lot to do.
I can't imagine anyone wouldn't be pleased with this property for atmosphere, cleanliness, activities, space, elegance and appearance. I highly recommend it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- JW Marriott Starr Pass Tucson Resort & Spa blends seamlessly into its tranquil yet animated mountaintop setting, as natural as the surrounding desert itself. Our resort in Tucson merges surpassing luxury and personal service with ample family-friendly recreation, an incredible array of dining options, three nine-hole desert golf courses, entertaining traditions, free Wi-Fi in the lobby and patio, plus supreme indulgences such as our Hashani Spa. Complementing the natural surroundings, our fabulous array of multi-level swimming pools, waterslides, lazy rivers, and dancing fountains are fun for all ages. With spectacular views, exciting activities for the entire family, and a landscape laced with nature trails throughout for hiking and biking, you'll make memories that will last a lifetime. Immerse yourself in our AAA Four-Diamond resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jw Marriott Starr Pass Resort And Spa
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- Marriott Starr Pass Hotel
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