On an incredible Arizona road trip, what better way to take a break than in the heart of the Sonora Desert, at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain? This luxurious resort (and one of the most affordable Ritz-Carltons !) nestled in the heart of the saguaro-populated mountains offers an exceptional setting for lounging by the pool, hiking, star-gazing, golfing and family fun!
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain - Location
Just 30 minutes from Tucson, the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain offers an exceptional setting, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. This hotel is a true haven of peace in the midst of a desert landscape emblematic of the American Southwest. Nearby, some 30 km of hiking trails wind through Saguaro National Park. Finally, the location of The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain lends the resort a character that invites relaxation, exploration and contemplation of Arizona’s flora and fauna.
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain - Reservation and check-in
At the time of booking at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, holiday prices were particularly low in terms of points. Obviously, I’d done it in advance, but I was able to use my one-night-free certificate obtained with my Marriott BonvoyMD American ExpressMD* Card, combined with some 5,000 extra points. So, the room I was able to get for this price in points was the King bed room with a view of the mountains.
At check-in, thanks to my Titanium status, I managed to get upgraded to the same room category, but with a view of the canyon! By the way, the check-in at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is impeccable. From the imposing gate indicating arrival at the resort, to the tour of the hotel and room led by the valet assigned to our room: everything is worthy of a memorable stay!
Earning Marriott Bonvoy points
The best way to earn Marriott Bonvoy points for free stays at over 8,000 hotels worldwide is to hold the Marriott Bonvoy® American Express®* Card (and/or the Marriott Bonvoy® Business American Express®* Card).
In addition to the exceptional welcome bonus of each of these two cards, you’ll earn 2 points per dollar on all your purchases and 5 points per dollar at Marriott establishments. And every year, you’ll receive a free hotel night certificate (worth 35,000 points) and 15 Elite nights toward your Marriott Bonvoy status.
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain - Canyon View Room, King bed
Located in the pavilion overlooking the canyon, the Canyon Viewfeatures a vestibule, spacious bathroom and Ritz-Carlton comfort. The sober decor is perfect for relaxing, and the balcony, though small and not very intimate, invites you to contemplate the majestic canyon.
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain - Breakfast and restaurants
Although breakfast is not offered with elite status at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, a discount is still available depending on your status level. That said, the To\Go restaurant offers the option of a buffet or an à la carte choice, with a fairly varied offering.
As for other catering options, these are quite diverse. Whether you’re in the mood for a steakhouse at the Core Kitchen and Wine Bar, creative cocktails at the Ignite Lounge and Bar, or Latin American cuisine at the Turquesa Latin Grill, we’ve got you covered!
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain - Pool, spa and Ritz Kids
The infinity pool, the Ritz Kids area and the spa are THE main reasons why I enjoyed my stay at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain. Nestled in the heart of the canyon, the pool and whirlpool offer unrivalled relaxation. What’s more, in theRitz Kids area, you can climb to the top of a large slide and enjoy an exceptional panorama of Dove Mountain… before sliding down to your child’s heart’s content!
All in all, the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain is a great value for money choice. This is probably one of the least expensive hotels in the Ritz-Carlton chain. Whether you’re a couple or a family, you’ll be delighted, and the resort’s team will provide you with a memorable experience in the heart of the canyon and the saguaros.