Tucson: Ritz Carlton resort stays with breakfast or daily credit

Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger

The Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain covers 850 desert acres of saguaro cactus in the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains north of Tucson. The resort, which includes a spa and pool area, has some nice packages with breakfast or resort credits to enhance a fall or winter desert getaway.

The deal: The Ritz Carlton’s website features lots of packages and special offers, but these two turned out to be good values when I tested them. The Bed and Breakfast rate serves up daily breakfast for two at the hotel’s CORE Kitchen or by room service for just $10 more than the standard room rate.

The second one I like is the Autumn Break Package, which includes $100 daily resort credit that can be used for dining, spa services, shopping and recreational activities at the resort. When I checked several dates, the package cost about $50 more than the standard rate, which makes the credit worth $50.

When: The Bed and Breakfast rate lasts through Dec. 31; the Autumn Break through Nov. 30.


Tested: I checked availability on a room with one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds from Oct. 5-7 and here’s how the nightly rates stack up:

--$219 standard rate;

--$229 for the Bed and Breakfast package; and

--$279 for the Autumn Break package.


The rates don’t include tax or the $35 daily resort fee that covers parking, Internet and gym access and other extras. To get the best value, choose a package you know you’ll use -- whether it’s just daily breakfast or the daily credit.

Contact: Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, (800) 241-3333.




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