Miraval Arizona Sunrise Room Review
Hyatt’s Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona has been an aspirational property since Hyatt acquired it in 2017. It is an inclusive resort in that meals, some classes, airport transfer and tips are included. In addition, you get $175 resort credit per night that can be used for classes or spa treatments.
The cheapest night I could find at the Miraval (mid-week in low summer season) was $749 + tax. Much of the year is $1,000+ per night. Using points, one night for one person is 45,000 points (additional 20,000 points for second guest).
I booked my stay (during COVID) through a promotion: buy one night with points, get the second night free. So my four night stay cost 90,000 Hyatt points. However with the current World of Hyatt promotion, I received 25% of my points back. So my entire four night stay cost 67,500 points — or 16,875 points per night. I find this to be an excellent points value for a stay with a number of inclusions.
After booking with one of their Experience Planners, I was encouraged to sign up for classes and spa treatments before they booked up. I also asked about using a Suite Upgrade — the person I talked to didn’t think it could be used with the promotion, but let me know I would be upgraded to a Sunrise King Room which is the top tier room (non-suite) available.
The Miraval Arizona is located about 45 minutes north of the Tucson Airport at the foot of the Santa Catalina mountains. It is about an hour and 45 minutes south of Phoenix.
Miraval isn’t the type of place that would you stay and make day trips from. To get the full experience, you want to stay on property.
Arrival & Check In
The Miraval offers free transit from/to the airport in a shared shuttle van. At the bottom of the escalator and before baggage claim, a staff member was waiting for me with a Miraval sign. I was the only passenger and had only carry on bags, so we went straight to the van.
The driver gave me a welcome tote bag that included a schedule, water bottle, hand sanitizer, pen, a mask, and a sleeping bag for my phone. Miraval is a no digital device property; though you can use your phone in your room and designated areas.
Unfortunately our shuttle van got rear ended on the way to the property. No injuries and the property was very apologetic even though it wasn’t the driver’s fault.
When we arrived at the property the general manager greeted me and let me know she had booked me a complimentary massage for that evening.
I then checked in and was offered a tour. My luggage was taken to my room.
Sunrise King Room
The Sunrise King Rooms (referred to as the 600 Village) are located at the south eastern edge of the developed portion of the property. They are the newest of the standard type room. The rooms are arranged 3-4 units per building similar to the style of town homes (or books on a book shelf) so each room has at least two outward facing walls.
I was assigned room 611. The door had a seal showing that it had been cleaned.
As you enter the room, the bathroom is on the left. A hall leads down to the bedroom with a closet on the left.
The king bed is against one wall facing the TV. I found the bed to be one of the most comfortable I’ve ever experienced and the sheets are unbelievably soft. The walls of the room are a red sandstone finish and all the colors of the room compliment the desert landscape. The room feels luxurious and modern.
Under the TV are a set of drawers as well as a mini fridge with water filter. A coffee maker is also supplied. Next to the TV and in front of the glass wall is a table with two chairs.
Next to the bed is a sectional couch with arm chair.
Each room even has a bed for your phone (you are given the sleeping bag for your phone at check in).
The entire back wall is made of glass with two large sliding panels. This leads out to the large covered patio with seating and a gas fire pit. The expansive views of the nearby mountains provides the backdrop.
Back down the hallway is the closet and then bathroom.
The wifi internet in room is extremely fast. Probably the fastest I’ve ever seen in a hotel.
The bathroom of the Sunrise room is a work of art. A wall of windows lets in a ton of natural light. A dual vanity sink sits under a large side lit mirror.
The toilet and shower are each enclosed with a frosted glass door. The shower has controls opposite the shower head and wand.
In front of the window is a free standing deep tub.
Outside the glass wall is the outdoor shower. Two small up lights make the outdoor shower usable any time. Metal beams are the only ceiling so plenty of light streams in.
Should you want more privacy while in the bathroom, there is a frosted glass sliding door that can close off the bathroom from the rest of the room.
The bath products are Zents branded specifically for Miraval. I found them to be decent but with the high standards of the rest of the property, I would have expected a step or two up in quality.
Dining, Activities, and Property
Continue reading about the Miraval Arizona in my post on the Dining, Activities and Property here.