Our Mini Family: Our Weekend at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa


Nov 9, 2015

Our Weekend at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

Adam and I have lived in Arizona for almost 4 years now, and we just finally made our first trip down to Tucson this past weekend! Exploring Tucson has been on our travel to-do list, and I'm so glad we packed our bags last weekend and finally made our way to southern Arizona. Today, I'm sharing the details from our hosted weekend down at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa.




As we arrived, we immediately fell in love with how beautiful the neighborhood was! The sprawling mountain range was stunning, as was the desert landscape. During check-in, we were given an itinerary and had reservations which included a pre-booked couples massage at their Sonoran Spa, as well as dinner reservations at their award-winning restaurant: GOLD.





All weekend long, we had breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert! I swear, it was like I had truly seen a genuine desert landscape at a hotel for the first time. Westward Look landscapes did not disappoint--lush with natural plants and gardens, its 80 acres of grounds set in the foothills of Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains were kept up to maintain an authentic Southwestern charm. 



Our Casita Junior Suite felt welcoming and did not take away from the natural beauty of the desert landscape around us. Earth-toned furnishings and regional art decorated our little slice of home for the weekend. 





Adam had been looking over the room service menu since we were getting hungry, and not even a few minutes later we received a welcome dessert plate of cinnamon chocolate nachos! YUM!



Saturday morning, we woke up like giddy children on Christmas morning. We couldn't wait for our couples massage! Although this was Adam's first massage (excluding the ones I try to give him at home), it certainly won't be his last. Both of us experienced serenity at the Sonoran Spa! We both left the spa feeling relaxed and rejuvenated! 



After our visit to the spa, we decided to check out the rest of the resort! We ended up sitting by the pool to enjoy a few drinks for a little bit since it was such a stunning view! I just wish it had been warmer outside, then maybe we would have had the courage to jump in the pool (mind you, it was probably like 75 but that is way too cold to go swimming for a Phoenician!)



Having walked around the resort a bit more and gone exploring, we decided to head to our room to relax for a bit until dinner. We had reservations for 6:30 dinner and stayed until just after 8pm. The waitstaff at GOLD was forgiving, however, we were rather disappointed with our meal overall; Adam and I waited over 45 minutes for our filets and were told that our order was put in after a large party that came in after us. Our waitress had only checked on us once the entire 45 minutes. Although it was not a good experience, I am confident that with a little fine tuning and better restaurant management, GOLD could be a hit!


Adam and I both ordered the filet and both of our steaks came out overcooked and chewy on the outside, as well as very undercooked on the inside. We did enjoy the wide selection of wines that were offered at GOLD. Adam opted for a nice Cabernet Sauvignon, and I opted for some Pinot noir. Also, their fresh bread was tasty and held over our appetites until dinner came. 


I would recommend if you visit GOLD that you refrain from going when they have weddings going on, since that did seem why we had to wait for our steaks (and why they ended up being overcooked on the outside, and undercooked on the inside). 


Our final morning at Westward Look was spent relaxing in our room, as well as in the lobby by the fire!


 Southwestern decor filled the hotel lobby area, and it felt very lovely and welcoming even for being in such a public space!



Some other things that we think would make Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa a stellar place to stay: setting expectations for your housekeeping that it's not appropriate to come to do actual housekeeping (not to be confused with turndown service) at 10 o'clock at night. Also, we ended up having an issue with our room phone after we checked in, and they had sent someone to fix it late at night as well. With some fine tuning, this resort could be a really fabulous place to stay. Overall, Adam and I did enjoy ourselves but it was not our most favorite weekend getaway.


Thank you to Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa for hosting us! We're very grateful that we had the opportunity to enjoy these accommodations in exchange for sharing our experience on our blog and social media!

14 comments :

  1. Those nachos! Wow! Looks like a great place.

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  2. Wow! What a gorgeous place! It looks like you had an amazing time!

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  3. Looks like a lovely place, despite the bad experiences.

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  4. Beautiful place! Would love to visit Tucson soon!

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  5. It's good to see honest reviews! The hotel looks awesome but still is good to know that not everything is Disneyland right!... by Looking at those gorgeous photos I would definitely keep this in mind and visit! Looks awesome!
    XOXO

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    1. The grounds and the landscape is just stunning! And thanks Camila!

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  6. I love Arizona! Looks like you all had a great time! Next time we head north I'll keep this in mind . :)

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  7. Thanks for the review, we have family in Tucson so I may have to check this out on our next trip.

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  8. Wow, those nachos and dinner items look fantastic! I've never actually been to Tucson, but it looks like it's climbing up on my list. I need a great getaway for these cold winter months. Love it!

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  9. Looks like a great time (& a couples massage, how awesome is that?!?). I'd love to take a getaway like this sometime.

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