The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort – Marana AZ
15000 North Secret Springs Drive, Marana AZ
The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort is located about 35 minutes north of Tucson in a secluded valley. The private drive up Secret Springs Drive through the high Sonoran Desert was spectacular. The building is understated with the hue of the building matching the rocky mountains beyond. Walking into the the lobby, ahead of you the space is open to the terrace, the swimming pool, and mountains beyond. This procession is magical day or night.
The resort offers a Spa, several swimming pools, a water slide, bocci ball in a citrus grove, horseshoes, hiking along several trails, petroglyph viewing, and staff Rangers with assorted snakes, turtles and other wildlife.
You can spend all day on various adventures, or just relax on the terrace and read a good book or be mesmerized by the changing sun and shadows on the mountains.
Of course the hotel and it’s high end amenities were memorable, but what was most impressive was the staff. From the first “Welcome” to the final “We hope you had a great stay” each and every staff member was perfect. Honestly friendly, pleasant, helpful, efficient, interesting, and anticipating my every need – all while greeting me with my name. It was pretty impressive.