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“A step above a Residence Inn... but for vacationers!” 4 of 5 stars
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Marriott's Shadow Ridge II- The Enclaves
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   9003 Shadow Ridge Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92211   |  
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Ranked #15 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
Napa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A step above a Residence Inn... but for vacationers!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

I stayed here for a couple of nights and got some facts to share with you...

What's the difference between Shadow Ridge I and Shadow Ridge II? Shadow Ridge II is newer... maybe these were built in 2005?? I heard the layouts are pretty much the same as Shadow Ridge I and everything is the same except that you are far, far away from everyone else - meaning you are at the last building and trust me, it's pretty far from the front desk and golf course. If that doesn't concern you (like myself), then go ahead for more privacy.

I stayed in the studio with the thought of having a washer/dryer inside as I read on TripAdvisor that they do. This is not true for studios, but probably the 1-brm and 2-brm do. A studio here is well.... just a studio. This is just a step above a Residence Inn, but with looks of a high-class apartment with a full size stainless steel fridge, microwave, deep tub and a 32" LCD TV that swivels to face either your bed or the small sofa.

You'll get some goodies with your stay such as dishwashing soap, coffee condiments (but not coffee), a small bottle of shampoo and a couple of standard hotel bar soap... Once you run out, you're on your own!

Things to bring:
- Conditioner
- Skin Lotion
- Instant Coffee
- Bottled Water
- Snacks

I would highly recommend staying here. It is pretty convenient with a Costco close by as well as a Bristols Farm for grub. :)

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Irvine, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

We stay at desert spring villa for 2 nights and enclave for one night. We like enclave much better. It is a newer property. The swimming pools are very nice and beautiful. They have good pool and playground for the kids. We had 2 bedroom condo, maybe the condo is a bit smaller but we like the layout better. We stay at the condo very close to the swimming pool on the 3rd floor, got big French door and windows. The patio furnitures are more upscale then desert spring. Little less people Are here. From now, we will choose to stay here then desert spring villa. Also try the restaurant Shermans. It is down the road on country club dr. We love that place.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We have visited the Enclaves 5 times in the past 4 years all the way from Scotland. A great resort always kept in first class order whether it be the condos, the golf course or the pools. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Booked again for May and September 2012.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for a week on an Interval International timeshare exchange. Found the resort employees to be helpful. There is a shuttle service around the property and the three year old condos, while smallish, are nicely furnished. We had a main floor unit where we sat outside watching the hummingbirds land on the bougainvillea.

Don't let them put you in one of the handicapped units, unless you need that type of accommodation. They initially had us booked into one, but we were able to move the next day and they waived the cleaning fee for us.

Room Tip: Ask for a south facing main floor condo overlooking the pool area
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nokesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011 via mobile

This is a time share. The rules are different. Maid service is minimal. They make your bed, they do not change linens. No refills on coffee service. One tiny bottle of shampoo and 2 bars of soap. Just so you know what to expect. That said, the grounds are beautiful. The swimming pools are large and diverse. The area is peaceful and quiet. There are over 900 units. A shuttle is available 24 hours. The complex is huge!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hexham
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

These apartment / condos are finished to the VERY highest quality. They are that well equipped, most families would have no problem in actually living there! All the rooms are spacious with fixtures and fittings that are sumptuous and plentiful. Our condo had an extra section that our son and his partner could occupy independently at the same time as we occupied the main accommodation, but with a linking door for access. The kitchen & dining area was equipped with every feature you could want or need (except for a maid!), including full cooking range, oven, microwave, HUGE fridge/freezer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, automatic washing machine, tumble drier - the list just goes on and on. The living area had comfortable furniture , a DVD player and large flat screen TV. The bedroom had an enormous king size double bed, loads of closet space and a large flat screen TV. The bathroom had plenty of vanity space, double sinks and a large walk in show (big enough for a family of 4!). The second apartment also came well equipped with similar amounts of hardware, but obviously with about a third of the floor space. The pool we overlooked was always busy, but without being obnoxious, with plenty of sunbeds and pool towels supplied. So glad we invested in this property - love going back, time and time again. Only disappointment was Faldo's bar & Grill on the golf course. The course itself is excellent - very forgiving, but Faldo's just doesn't cut it in terms of variety of menu or value for money. Having said that, Palm Desert & Palm Springs has you spoiled for choice at every turn. And the weather - OMG!

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking pool have fabulous sunsets. 3rd floor best.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

We stayed 9/3 - 9/10/11, and it was really quiet. I was swimming at 7p.m. - 8p.m. There was nobody around me. I guess the best time to stay here is right after labor day week.
Villa #4300 was close to pool, and I really like the newer villa room except no bath tub.
(Two gigantic shower head was good, but I like soaking bath tub better.)
The Enclave has an elevator in each wing.

Room Tip: Recommend close to fitness gym (small) villa and third floor if you want to enjoy both mountain view...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9003 Shadow Ridge Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Desert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Desert
#12 Romantic Hotel in Palm Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Shadow Ridge II- The Enclaves 3.5*
Number of rooms: 940
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southern California's magnificent mountain ranges serve as the breathtaking backdrop for Marriott's Shadow Ridge II-The Enclaves. Spacious two-bedroom villas overlook rolling fairways and sparkling lakes weaving throughout the landscape. Beautiful master suites feature a king bed while the separate living and dining areas and fully equipped kitchen offer convenience and comfort. Swing by the Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott and then try your luck on the championship course. Then relax at Nick Faldo's Bar & Grill. Recreational activities include a pool, whirlpool spas, children's pool and waterslide, tennis courts, activity center and game room, 24-hour fitness center with steam room and sauna. ... more   less 
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