The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • A recipient of the prestigious (and rare) AAA 5-Diamond award and Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star award since 2015
  • A cacti-filled, middle-of-nowhere vibe -- 35 minutes north of downtown Tucson by car
  • Good for both couples and families -- there's plenty to do (golf, spa, waterslide and more)
  • Expect Ritz-style prices (resort fees alone are an extra $50 per night, which includes valet parking), but the service is exceptional

Enjoyed This
(12 Member Ratings)
"The pools were awesome for families to enjoy. "
27. Jul 2017
Chandler, AZ, USA

Map & Directions

The Tucson International Airport is 45 minutes by car from the resort. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is 90 minutes away by car.

Rooms & Rates

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In a state dotted with lavish desert resorts, only a few have received the prestigious AAA 5-Diamond award. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is one of these winners, and likely the most unique, with a remote location amid a sea of giant cacti.

It's a 35-minute drive north of downtown Tucson by car (or 45 minutes from the Tucson airport). The property set-up is more like a modern mountain lodge compared to the Southwestern casita style that dominates much of the Arizona resort scene. While the design is sleek with clean lines, it blends well with the surrounding natural landscape. Rooms are high-end but comfortable -- each includes a deep soaking tub and private balcony.

Couples and those traveling as a family will be happy here. For adult peace and quiet, there's poolside cabanas, fire pits, 27 holes of manicured greens and treatment rooms within the spa. There's an on-site kids club, splash pad and 235-foot waterslide that shoots down the mountain through boulders and cacti.

Past guests rave about the impeccable service and friendly staff. In return for pricey rates and resort fees, guests can expect 5-star treatment. Resort fees are $50 plus tax per night and cover fitness classes, valet parking, Wi-Fi, use of mountain bikes, tennis courts, guided walks and more.

Guests should know that the resort's serene location means that the closest shopping and dining is at least 20 minutes away by car. The hotel offers a solid variety of excellent dining and drinking options, with five restaurants ranging from sushi to pub grub to Latin fare.

From the press:
  • "Yet despite all of its positive aspects, guests say it's the staff's friendliness that truly makes their stays memorable" -- U.S. News & World Report
  • "You'll feel like you've stepped into the wild, wild, west" -- Conde Nast Traveler



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet Included in nightly resort fee.

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking A Parking Fee applies for Valet Parking; $26 per day, plus tax.  Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

The minimum age to check-in is 18,

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Crib available on request; free of charge.
Extra bed available on request; free of charge.

Pets: Pets (dogs only, max weight is 25lbs) are allowed on request and will be charged a non-refundable fee of $125 on check out.

Fees: A Resort Fee of $50 (subject to tax = $57.28) per night applies and includes:

  • Overnight valet parking
  • Unlimited and enhanced guest room high-speed Internet access
  • Daily group fitness class located in Movement Studio (i.e. Yoga or Pilates)
  • Access to golf driving range and putting green (club rental included)
  • Unlimited use of specialized mountain and road bikes
  • Recreation activities such as Guided Morning Walk, Desert Friends Experience, family board games, bocce ball, horseshoes and more
  • Unlimited use of tennis courts (equipment rental included)
  • Evening mixology class
  • Selection of daily newspapers
  • 24-Hour use of computer and printing services in Business Center
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details:

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(12 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The pools were awesome for families to enjoy.
Other Comments
There are no affordable food options. Next time, I will pack a couple basics (cheerios, misc snacks) for the kids.
Teresa 27. Jul 2017 Chandler, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The service
Other Comments
Rooms and food options were fair, but the property and service far outweighed anything lacking. Service like you would only expect from a Ritz.
Tami 24. Jul 2017 Phoenix, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms, resort and staff were exceptional.
Jessica 13. Jul 2017 Oakland, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
swimming pools
Other Comments
AC inside of the hotel was set way too low. It was freezing inside of the hotel room and the halls leading to elevators.
Joanna 30. Jun 2017 Crystal LakeCrystal Lake, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Joseph 27. Jun 2017 Alto, NM, USA
Enjoyed Most
Customer service
Rick 26. Jun 2017 Phoenix, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, hotel service, outdoor activities
Other Comments
Amazing service by hotel staff! The location is gorgeous and so serene. Loved everything about the resort! We will visit again no doubt.
Candace 19. Jun 2017 Chandler, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staffs were excellent. Beautiful location.
Daisy 03. Jun 2017 Frisco, TX, USA

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