Meeting Location and Housing

Meeting Location

JW Marriott Desert Ridge

5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85054 USA
Tel: 480.293.5000
Tel (Toll-Free): 1.888.236.2427

Sold Out
The ACT hotel block is sold out. Please contact ACT Headquarters to be added to the wait list and receive information regarding alternate housing options nearby.

JW Marriott Desert Ridge, an award-winning resort, is set on 316 acres in the Sonoran Desert where Phoenix meets Scottsdale and features sweeping views of the McDowell Mountains. Conveniently located just 20 minutes north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the grand resort is the centerpiece in the Valley of the Sun's burgeoning northeastern corridor. The hotel features Four Diamond service, five sparkling pools, a lazy river and waterslide, and the Wildfire Golf Club, with its Palmer Signature Course and Faldo Championship Course. Satisfy every craving in the restaurants and bars, from casual poolside fare to fine dining. All the resort guest rooms boast lovely views through oversized windows, pampering bedding, plush robes, and luxury amenities. Some rooms offer private walkout balconies with striking mountain, pool, or golf club views.

Housing Accommodations


Meeting Rate

Government Rate
Government rated rooms are sold out. Those seeking government-rated rooms will need to contact ACT Headquarters or 703.547.0875 ext. 1443 to request to be added to the wait list.

Resort Fee
The hotel resort fee has been waived for guests who book within the ACT room block. The resort fee includes:

  • High-speed guest room internet and local phone calls
  • Complimentary self-parking or $10 discount on valet parking ($19)
  • Unlimited “Fitness on Demand Classes” in Revive Spa
  • Dinner appetizer from Meritage, an Urban Tavern or Stonegrill; one per entrée purchased with a maximum of two per room; up to a $12 value each
  • Wildfire Golf Driving Range access with unlimited balls and use of clubs; proper golf attire required
  • Golf bag storage at Wildfire Golf Club access
  • Use of tennis facilities; includes up to four racquets
  • Two-hour bike rental, based on availability; up to four bikes

Housing Deadline
September 22, 2019

Online Reservations: ACT has reserved a guest room block at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge at a special discounted rate of $245 per night. Attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodations. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.57%) in effect at the time of checkout. Please note that the room rate is for single or double occupancy; there may be additional charges for more than two adults in a room. The room rate is offered three days before and three days after the ACT meeting, based on availability, for reservations made before the cutoff date. Please note that guest room reservations at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge will be taken until the block is sold out or the cutoff date of September 22, 2019, whichever comes first. Room reservations received after September 22, 2019, or after the block is sold out, cannot be guaranteed at the discounted rate. Check-in time is 4:00 pm, and checkout time is 11:00 am. Basic-tier wireless internet is included in the room rate.

Reservations at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge can be made online by accessing the ACT reservation website. If you would like to make your reservation over the phone, please call 1.888.236.2427 and mention the group name “American College of Toxicology” to receive the meeting rate.

Sold Out
The ACT hotel block is sold out. Please contact ACT Headquarters to be added to the wait list and receive information regarding alternate housing options nearby.

Hotel Parking

All ACT attendees will receive complimentary self-parking and a reduced valet parking rate of $19 per day. Overnight guests can use their hotel room key to exit the parking lots. Local attendees should ask for a paid chaser ticket at the hotel’s front desk before departure. You will need your original parking ticket and the chaser ticket to exit the parking lots.

Airport Shuttle

The JW Marriott Desert Ridge does not offer shuttle service to the airport.

Deposit and Cancellation Policies

A credit card guarantee is required to hold each individual’s reservation. A deposit equal to one night’s stay, plus tax, is only required if a credit card is not available and will be applied to the first night of the reserved stay. Should you need to cancel your reservation, 72-hour advance notice is required to avoid a charge of one night’s stay and tax.

BUYER BEWARE of Possible Hotel Reservation Fraud

We have been made aware that unauthorized companies are contacting ACT exhibitors and registrants offering hotel reservations at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. These “unofficial” housing companies are aggressively pursuing exhibitors and attendees to book hotel rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. Unfortunately, some past attendees have fallen prey to these companies and have been relocated with little or no warning, lost their significant deposits, not been given the type of guest rooms they thought they had booked, or not been given the hotel they thought they had booked. This has caused great hardships to these individuals.

ACT does not work with an official housing company. Please be sure to make your reservation directly with the hotel. Reservations made through anyone other than the hotel or their reservation center will be at your own risk. Please note that the JW Marriott Desert Ridge does not solicit reservations or credit card information by phone. If another housing company trying to sell hotel rooms contacts you, please notify ACT Headquarters.