If you have a family, this is a positively excellent resort - and we have stayed at many timeshare resorts over the years. If you do not have a family, then there are better alternatives for the childless.
The 2 BD unit was spotless and filled with every amenity. The balcony on the master unit was fantastic for breakfasts and lunches. We heard nothing from neighbours, though we were on the top floor.
The pool area is incredible for kids. The family pool is very large and there is a sprinkler area and waterslide. The kiddie pool is very nice. The quiet pool is also very large though I did not use it much.
The recreation center is terrific - there are 2 crafts/day for kids and movies throughout the day. There was even a poker night for adults on Tuesdays.
I am very picky about timeshare resorts and this is my first 5 star review ever.
That said, a childless couple (or heaven forbid, a businessperson) should stay at a neighbouring hotel like the JW Marriott or Renaissance. There are no hotel services that such a traveller would demand. This explains the negative reviews below.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Southern California's magnificent mountain ranges serve as the breathtaking backdrop for Marriott's Shadow Ridge. Spacious villas overlook rolling fairways and sparkling lakes weaving throughout the landscape. Beautiful master suites feature a king bed and oversized soaking tub while the spacious living and dining areas, and fully kitchen offer convenience and comfort. Swing by the Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott and try your luck on the championship course. Then relax at Nick Faldo's Bar & Grill. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott`s Shadow Ridge Hotel Palm Desert
- Marriotts Palm Desert
- Marriotts Hotel Shadow Ridge
- Marriott Palm Desert
- Marriott Shadow Ridge
- Marriotts Shadow Ridge