At this monumentally proportioned resort with two golf courses, convention groups, families, and golf fanatics wander through a towering lobby, which sits, airport-terminal style, at the hub of several large room wings. (There are nearly 1,000 rooms, comfortably if conventionally furnished.) The lobby looks out into an extravagant pool area, with all sorts of different places to sunbathe and a long lazy river for the kids to float around endlessly. There’s a shopping mall nearby, with a collection of chain restaurants next to it, and the Musical Instrument Museum is close, but other major shopping or dining areas are 15 or 20 minutes away.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 E. Marriott Blvd., USA
Our Rating Neighborhood North Phoenix Phone 800/835-6206 Prices High season $299–$499 double, $499–$699 suite; summer $159–$199 double, $359–$399 suite. $35 daily resort fee. Valet parking $29; self-parking $10. Amenities 7 restaurants; 4 lounges; babysitting; bikes; children’s programs; concierge; 2 18-hole golf courses; health club and full-service spa; 2 Jacuzzis; 5 pools; room service; 8 tennis courts; Wi-Fi (included in resort fee) Units 950 Web site JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Map5350 E. Marriott Blvd. USA Phoenix
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