The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

A warm Southwestern retreat near Tucson
Surrounded by saguaros at the foot of the Tortolita Mountains just outside Tucson, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is a luxury retreat in the high desert.

The sprawling resort is a destination in its own right, boasting more than 20 miles of hiking trails, three pools, an idyllic spa featuring eco-friendly and holistic treatments and a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.

With 14 mountain-facing fire pit rooms, an arcade complete with video games and theater chairs, and private stargazing experiences, the Tucson resort is more luxurious than ever. There really is no reason to leave the property. 

The Sonoran Desert is the attraction in this harmonious place where you’ll find every amenity under the sun.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Ritz-Carlton’s polished service is offered at every turn. Staff members greet you by name and are happy to provide directions and offer recommendations for things to do.
  • The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is an indoor-outdoor desert oasis with gorgeous treatment rooms, its own serenity pool and a fireside outdoor hot tub. You could easily spend an entire day of your desert vacation at the blissful spa.
  • Between CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar, Cayton’s Burger Bistro, Ignite bar, Turquesa Latin Grill and To/Go café, your every craving is covered. Each eatery engages guests with regular events like wine experiences at CORE and stargazing nights Cayton’s.
  • The Five-Star hotel embraces its spectacular Sonoran setting in every possible way. We love the extensive ranger program for children, complimentary daily nature walks and how you can plop down around a blazing bonfire at night.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is home to 27 Jack Nicklaus-designed holes of golf. Divided into three nine-hole courses, each hole offers views of the Tortolita Mountains and their mighty saguaro cacti, and several run through a secluded canyon.
Things to Know
  • The rich heritage of the area’s Hohokam Indians and the beautiful Sonoran Desert setting inform the hotel’s design, cuisine and activities, right down to the nightly sunset ritual featuring a Native American flutist.
  • Families with kids love to vacation at the Arizona resort because it’s fun to fly down the 235-foot waterslide, borrow a mountain bike, go geocaching or participate in one of the many organized daily activities.
  • The Five-Star hotel's guests enjoy complimentary club rentals and can enroll in family, individual or group golf lessons that include video analysis with voice-over instruction and graphics.
The Rooms
  • Rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain are generously sized with a standard room ranging from 450 to 511 square feet.
  • Look out for hardwood floors in the foyers, Frette linens on the beds and luxurious bathrooms with glassed-in showers and deep soaking tubs.
  • A rich Southwestern motif is at play with earthy colors, acacia wood and light stone. Suites offer specially commissioned artwork with some featuring custom floor-to-ceiling creations. 
  • Private balconies call for a morning cup of coffee while watching the desert sunrise. Don’t forget to leave those dusty shoes outside your door at night for a complimentary shine.
  • Take advantage of your scenic surroundings by booking one of the brand-new patio fire pit rooms. Savor those mountain views with complimentary s'mores at turndown. 
The Restaurants
  • If you’re interested in a casual but upscale dining experience, walk down the leather-crafted staircase to CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar for American cuisine with a regional twist.
  • Pub fare and handcrafted signature cocktails are featured at Ignite, the Five-Star hotel's lobby lounge and weekend sushi & sake bar.
  • The resort’s spectacular swimming pool and water slide area are the family friendly setting for Turquesa. This poolside grill is the perfect place for lunch, featuring traditional Latin fare and Tucson-inspired plates.
  • Named for the legendary cattleman and poet, Eugene “Cush” Cayton, Cayton's Burger Bistro serves gourmet burgers, shakes, signature entrées and an extensive selection of regional craft beers at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain.
24-hour room service
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
15000 North Secret Springs Drive, Marana, Arizona 85658
TUS (45 min)   PHX (1 h 30 min-2 h)  
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