This was our first trip to Palm Springs.Palm Desert, so it goes without saying this was our first to the Enclaves of Shadow Ridge. The entire property of S.R. is very nice, but we had been told via Trip Adv to request certain areas/rooms/sections, and we were glad we did. The property is family friendly, with lots of children. Since we are long past the kids, we sought out the quieter locations. The Enclaves are relatively new and consist of just 3 bldgs.4400 faces the pool directly, 4300 gives a sideways view of the pool, and 4500 is obstructed since it is angled toward the golf course and scrub woods (like an open U). The fronts face the pool, the rear faces a parking area. 4500 is very inconvenient to the parking lot, since it shares the lot with 4300 and the walk is far. Each bldg has 3 levels.
This is a typical time share resort, so bring your own supplies. The layout of each unit is very different from the older Marriott timeshares. It is very modern and the main room is spacious, with the bedroom open to the living room. The bath shower and kitchen are also new style with ss appliances and breakfast table bar instead of d.r. table. The lock-out is small however and feels tight.
The location is great and the entire area is well laid out. It is easy to get around Palm Springs/Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage. There are lots of restaurants, from large chains like Olive Garden and Cheesecake Factory to smaller restaurants. So, the prices range the same way.
Some things to not miss. The aeriel tram ride is spectacular. Temps at the top were 55 with 95 on the bottom. Cant say enough good things about the ride and the view. On Sat and Sunday the College at the Desert has a flea market, so get souveniers there. Thurs nites is a street fair consisting of mostly food vendors and very high end art and craft vendors. There are 6 casinos in the immediate area, and we visited 5. The best food was Fantasy Springs, but the best payouts were at Augustine.
Loved the area, the hotel was clean and the food ran the gamut of choices. Would definitely return to this site. No pressure to buy like some timeshares.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Marriott`s Shadow Ridge Ii- The Enclaves Hotel Palm Desert
- Marriotts Palm Desert