Oro Valley has long been one of the best places to live in Arizona. This small town north of Tucson is a great community so no wonder people from all over the nation love to come here. We’ve put together this list of the best resorts in Oro Valley just for you.
When you type Oro Valley into one of the many hotel comparison sites you’ll get tons of results. There are countless hotels in and around Oro Valley so it might be hard to navigate the list. This is why we’ve decided to make this guide for the best resorts that you can find.
You will notice that there are no numbers like 1st, 2nd, etc on this list. This is because we’ve only selected resorts in Oro Valley that are good to visit and that are loved by travelers. Each of them offer something different and we believe they are not necessarily above or below each other.
Of course, we could always put the flashiest, most expensive, and most exclusive hotel as our number one but that would assume that every single one of our readers are millionaires. This is not the case, so rather, we’ll help you by introducing each resort and what they excel at so you can make an informed decision.
El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort
For many travelers, the name El Conquistador means THE Oro Valley resort. We don’t blame them as it’s easy to make the association. The El Conquistador Tucson is right off the main center of Oro Valley and offers excellent facilities for a perfect stay.
The El Conquistador is located in a very nice area and is close to all the major attractions in these parts of Arizona. Whether it’s hiking, sightseeing, or state parks you want to see; you can easily reach them from this resort.
But even if you don’t want to set foot outside of the resort grounds you’ll be entertained. There are multiple outdoor pools and even a waterslide waiting for visitors. You can stay fit in the resort’s own fitness center, tennis courts, or golf courts.
The whole design of this resort is very much an ‘Arizona upscale neighborhood’ which elevates the atmosphere. We loved the individual rental units that are nice from the inside and have everything you would expect from a resort rental.
El Conquistador Tucson is a great overall pick for families, couples, and even business travelers. The location means easy access and the endless stream of entertainment will keep you busy.
WorldMark Rancho Vistoso
The WorldMark Rancho Vistoso resort is located around the hills of Oro Valley providing excellent vistas of the surrounding area and the city.
This is a small resort that’s especially popular among families as they have spacious rental units that can fit you and your children as well. However, it’s not a strictly family resort as there are studio units available as well for couples who are looking at a romantic break in Oro Valley.
Once again you have a set of pools where you can cool down in the Arizona sunshine and you have your fitness activities like tennis or a small basketball court.
WorldMark Rancho Vistoso is a simple no hassle resort that provides plenty of space and entertainment for everyone while keeping the vacation affordable.
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is north of Oro Valley and it’s a great couple’s retreat resort in the area. You can enjoy Oro Valley and the surrounding area while back at the resort you can indulge yourself in some wellness treatment.
The rooms and apartments of Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa are well equipped and if you are after an upscale experience you can get one of the rooms with a private hot tub or even a private pool.
A relaxing experience is the name of the game at this resort so we recommend this one for those couples who are planning a SPA and Wellness retreat in Arizona. They’ll get plenty of that in here and more as it’s an excellent resort.
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa
Another excellent Wellness Resort near Oro Valley is Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa. They have all the facilities to make you feel relaxed and to make you unwind from the busy days and more.
It’s an upscale hotel meaning the room options range from basic to luxurious with a private hot tub and views from your own deck. However, even the most basic of rooms have nice interiors and comfy beds which is important for a resort.
The swimming pool of this resort is highly rated by travelers and it’s definitely a swimming pool that is better than what most other hotels and resorts have.
Of course, the main attraction is the SPA, and let us tell you they have one of the best wellness experiences around Arizona. Definitely, a place we can highly recommend.
Omni Tucson National Resort
Omni Tucson National Resort is a great golfing resort near Oro Valley with plenty of other entertainment options as well.
If you love golfing you’ll really be happy with this resort. They have a total of 36 holes which will keep you busy until the end of your vacation.
Those who are looking for more can enjoy the pool, tennis court, and spa facilities that are available to guests of the resort.
We are especially fond of the interior design of the rooms. There’s just something rural about leaving the wooden beams visible on your ceiling and it’s a style we will always like.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
If you are after luxury, then The Ritz-Carlton of Dove Mountain will be something you enjoy. This is a five-star hotel with all the variety of amenities you would expect from a luxurious place.
This resort offers an exclusive environment that is especially great for couples and upscale travelers. You’ll feel like owning your own mountain retreat near Oro Valley.
You have a choice of multiple pools, picturesque vistas, and luxury dining when you choose The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Hotel. It is the place if you want an ultimate romantic experience and if you want all your friends to be envious of your vacation in Arizona.
Of course, as a five-star hotel, the amenities don’t end here. There’s on-site golf, a spa, a hot tub, a fitness center, and a game room among many others. It’s an amazing place to experience the area and definitely one of the more luxurious resorts near Oro Valley.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
At Loews Ventana Canyon Resort you can experience local life in Arizona. Feel like a resident of an Oro Valley community as you enjoy a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This is an upscale luxurious resort that’s especially good for a family vacation. You get multiple pools to cool down, tennis courts to play a few games, and even their very own golf course that you can enjoy.
Simply put you can easily spend a vacation without stepping outside of your resort grounds. We especially love the suites they have as all of them have plenty of space and amazing views from the balcony.
Of course, regular rooms are spacious as well with nice bathrooms and comfortable beds. Every visitor receives a daily credit they can spend on the resort grounds. It’s a great way to enjoy the resort’s restaurant and try something new every night.
Canyon Ranch Tucson
Finally, we have the Canyon Ranch Tucson as one of the most unique resorts on this list. Instead of being a regular resort, this is a health/wellness adventure.
No stay is the same at the Canyon Ranch. Every visitor will enjoy their own journey as they discover their body and cleanse their minds under the guidance of the excellent staff.
There are multiple ways to enjoy this hotel depending on your needs and lifestyle. You’ll get plenty of support from qualified coaches and health professionals to make sure that you have a transformative journey and that you leave Canyon Ranch Tucson as a new person.
This resort is more than a resort. It’s a place for health, wellness, and spiritual transformation. All this in a luxurious environment where you can kick back and relax. It’s one of the most unique experiences that you can have but be aware this all comes with a hefty price tag.