Resorts in Tucson, Arizona

Resorts in Tucson, Arizona
Known for its rich culture and postcard-image sunsets, Tucson offers an array of outdoor adventures, from the low-lying Sonoran Desert to the soaring mountains often referred to as the Sky Islands. Land of eternal sunshine and mild winters, Tucson's outdoor playground is always open. Featuring five mountain ranges that encompass the city, opportunities for hiking and mountain biking for all skill levels are endless. If you are planning on visiting Tucson, consider staying at one of the exceptional resorts that offer an array of guided activities and close proximity to Tucson's panoramic mountains.

JW Marriott Star Pass

Situated just minutes from downtown Tucson, the JW Marriott Resort offers a relaxing atmosphere with fun for the entire family. Featuring 575 guest rooms and 35 suites with a private balcony or patio and in-room amenities that include high-speed Internet access, flat-screen TV with premium channels, in-room laptop safe, coffee maker and refrigerator with stocked mini-bar.

This destination resort features a 27-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Facility and luxurious spa packages offered by the Hashani Spa. Outdoor enthusiasts can step right out their hotel room door to bike or hike first-class trails set within the Tucson Mountains or spend the day exploring Saguaro National Park west. Adventurous guests looking to rent equipment or take a guided hike should visit Southwest Trekking at the concierge desk of the resort.

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Tucson, AZ
(520) 792-3500

Canyon Ranch

The Canyon Ranch is an all-inclusive resort set among the pristine Sonoran Desert in Tucson. Highlighting an acclaimed Health and Healing Center, guests of this exclusive resort can get a personalize physical evaluation as well as massage therapy, acupuncture and diet analysis with highly trained nutritionists or registered dietitians. Boasting a serene haven for complete relaxation, Canyon Ranch's guest rooms include feather beds, luxury Italian linens, HDTV, DVD stereo/CD player, mini-refrigerator, high-speed Internet access and in-room coffee service. Guests may choose from deluxe or executive rooms fitted with one king- or two queen-size beds or luxury suites that have one, two or three bedrooms, full kitchen, living room and private patio with washer and dryer. Additional resort amenities include two outdoor pools, outdoor fitness classes, spacious clubhouse for gathering and hearty meals served in the main dining room.

Outdoor enthusiasts can join in on an array of recreational activities in a group or individually. Canyon Ranch offers guided hikes or mountain bike rides throughout the Santa Catalina Mountains. If you want something less rigorous, take a casual walk around the ranch's 200 acres.

Canyon Ranch
8600 E. Rockcliff Road
Tucson, AZ 85750
(800) 742-9000

Westward Look Resort

Westward Look Resort is nestled among the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northern Tucson. Set near the Sonoran Desert, this luxury resort started as a quaint hacienda-style home built in 1912, the year Arizona became a state. Today the Westward Look Resort has integrated the property into the surrounding natural environment, including nature paths and native plant life throughout its 80 acres of land. It offers 241 guest rooms; 204 of these rooms feature suite-sized floor plans with a bedroom and separate sitting area. In-room amenities include high-speed wireless Internet access, 42-inch flat panel TV with premium channels, all natural bedding, private balconies or patios, turn down service, waffle-weave bathrobes and in-room climate control. Travelers arriving with pets may reserve one of Westward Look's pet-friendly rooms.

Hiking and biking enthusiasts have access to two on-property nature trails and are only a half an hour drive from the rugged trails of Mt. Lemmon and Sabino Canyon. After a long day on the trail guests can enjoy soothing massage from the Sonoran Spa and a dinner from Westward Look's GOLD restaurant, winner of a AAA Four-Diamond award.

Westward Look Resort
245 E. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85704-6296
(520) 297-1151

Article Written By Patricia Poulin

Patricia Poulin is a freelance writer based out of the western slope of Colorado. Poulin's travels and insight have chronicled in print media resources, such as "Inside Outside" and "Breathe" magazine. She is also a regular contributor for other various publications including "USA Today." Poulin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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