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Resort Report: JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

JW Starr Pass Marriott Tucson Resort

Nestled in the Saguaro covered foothills of west Tucson, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa offers a peaceful getaway in a secluded desert environment. Enjoy three nine-hole desert golf courses, a full-service spa, a nightly complimentary tequila toast, a lazy river with waterslide, and natural trails for hiking + biking.

Scroll through our comprehensive Resort Report for answers to frequently asked questions.

ROOMS

Choose a standard guest room, a 1-bedroom suite, or a 2-bedroom suite. The decor is southwestern, with sandy tones against white bedding and backdrops.

In-room amenities include:

  • Plush robes
  • High-speed internet
  • Flat screen TV
  • Mini bar
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Down comforters
  • Designer duvets
  • Walk-in shower
  • Separate bathtub

ON-SITE ACTIVITIES

If you enjoy golf, Starr Pass Golf Club offers three, nine hole championship golf courses, that were redesigned by Arnold Palmer in 2003.

The resort features a collection of outdoor water features and pools including the multi-level reflection pool overlooking the city lights and the Starr Canyon Lazy River where guests can meander in an inner tube and glide to their heart's content. The Monsoon Falls Waterslide offers lots of excitement for all ages (the 175 foot slide plunges into the 85 degree water below!). A separate lap pool is also available for a daily fee or with purchase at the spa.

Hiking and biking are obvious recreational choices since Starr Pass is located right at the base of Tucson National Park. Complimentary, guided morning hikes are offered daily.

The newly renovated full-service Hashani Spa offers an array of massage, body, and facial treatments for men and women, private pool, cabanas, and fitness center.

KID-FRIENDLY

Kids, 15 years old and under, play golf for free after 3:00pm when accompanied by a full paying adult.

The lazy river and waterslide will likely account for hours of water play. Note that the waterslide has a 42" height requirement and tandem riding is prohibited. For little ones, there is a small splash area.

The children's menus offer pretty standard fare (cheese quesadillas, hamburgers, pb&js, etc) for $9-$14.

ACTIVITIES

What fun things are there to do near the resort?

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort is semi-secluded. If you want to visit Tucson-area attractions, you're looking at a 20-40 minute drive.

If you do have the urge to see the sights, consider the following options.

DINING

There are several different dining options on-property at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass.

Primo offers patio dining, is open for dinner, and includes an extensive Mediterranean menu replete with locally grown and organic ingredients, many from the restaurant's garden

Catalina BBQ Co & Sports Bar serves award-winning smoked meats and barbecue, and other Southwestern specialties for lunch and dinner.

JW Market is a vibrant new market offering a selection of locally-inspired snacks and products from Tucson purveyors, as well as flatbreads, artisan breads, and sandwiches, plus wines and beers on tap.

Signature Grill offers a menu inspired by a trio of cultures, combining Native American, Mexican, and Cowboy influences. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with patio dining.

Salud is your casual bar stop for happy hour and the nightly tequila toast. Appetizers are available on the menu.

If you prefer to dine poolside, you can order salads, sandwiches, tacos, wraps, and cocktails at Plunge.

There is also a full-service, on-property Starbucks.

Great restaurant options to consider off property include: Agustin Kitchen (4.8 miles away), Maynards Market (5.9 miles away), and 47 Scott (6.2 miles away). Again, Starr Pass is in a very private location. Expect to drive 20-40 minutes to most area attractions and restaurants.

RATES & DEALS

What is the best month/season to visit?

Weather-wise, your best bet would be to enjoy the heavenly winter and spring months – November through mid-April.

That said, you can enjoy spectacular rates in the warmer months. Summer is the optimal time for a staycation if you are a local.

EVENTS

Can I host an event or have my wedding at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass?

Yes! Starr Pass offers outdoor spaces as well as spacious ballroom options. The conference area includes 81,000 sq ft.

SNAPSHOT

  • ADDRESS: 3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson
  • PHONE: 520-792-3500
  • CHECK-IN TIME: 4:00pm
  • CHECK-OUT TIME: 11:00am
  • PEAK SEASON: winter
  • OFF-SEASON: summer
  • PARKING: Self-parking for $10/day; Valet Parking for $20/day. For local residents coming to dine, parking is provided at no charge.
  • WIFI: Complimentary with Daily Resort Fee
  • RESORT FEE: Yes. $35.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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