Experiencing Great Hotels in Intriguing Places

The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort – Marana AZ

15000 North Secret Springs Drive, Marana AZ


This slideshow requires JavaScript.


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.

It was a great couple of days there. Make sure you enjoy the Spa. I have a separate blog post on my guest room. The restaurants were pretty good as well!

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Website


9 responses

  1. Pingback: Core – Dove Mountain AZ | Traverse360 Restaurants

  2. Pingback: Ignite – Dove Mountain AZ | Traverse360 Restaurants

  3. Pingback: Turquesa Latin Grill – Dove Mountain AZ | Traverse360 Restaurants

  4. Pingback: South Mountain Community Library (2012) | Traverse360 Architecture

  5. Pingback: Quincie Davis Branch Library (2005) | Traverse360 Architecture

  6. Pingback: Tree-Ring Building (2013) | Traverse360 Architecture

  7. Pingback: Meinel Optical Sciences Building (2006) | Traverse360 Architecture

  8. Pingback: Pima County Courthouse (1930) | Traverse360 Architecture

  9. Pingback: Mission San Xavier del Bac (1797) | Traverse360 Architecture

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s