JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
Set in Tucson Mountain Park, the JW Starr Pass Resort & Spa is southern Arizona’s largest resort, comprising 575 rooms on more than 330 acres. The dramatic landscape lures guests to this desert retreat: the area is dotted with Saguaro cacti, with the Santa Catalina and Rincon mountains beyond (adventurous guests hike Tucson Mountain Park from trails beginning just outside the lobby). There’s something for every member of the family: little ones play in one of four pools or at the resort’s supervised kids’ club, while parents tee up on one of three nine-hole, Arnold Palmer–designed golf courses or have a heated basalt stone massage at the Hashani Spa.
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