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Marriott's Canyon Villas
Ranked #22 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 9, 2013

My husband and I were delighted with the full kitchen, washer/dryer, bedroom with comfortable bed and best-ever huge bath tub. Our room (3005) was an end unit on the first floor that backed onto a lovely couryard with a fountain, palm trees, tables and chairs and grill. The location in north Phoenix made for a shorter trip to Sedona and the Grand Canyon and quick access to hiking in Cave Creek. The only criticisms are the poor lighting throughout the villa and the most uncomfortable living room furniture.

Room Tip: Rooms are given at check-in,despite your reqest. W e were pleased with our room anyway.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Returned from a week's stay at Marriott's Canyon Villas in Jan. The property was well maintained but we only got to enjoy the pool and public areas 1 day due to the cold spell Phoenix was having during our week there. Although I emailed our lodging preferences as requested prior to our arrival, none of our requests were met. Requested 3rd floor overlooking the golf course and close to the main pool area. We were given a 1st floor condo next to the "quiet pool" which is actually a large jacuzzi. We were as far from the main pool as you can get and overlooked a construction fence. Don't understand why they bother to ask your preferences if they don't plan to try to meet any of them, especially when they didn't seem to be full. The unit itself was a nice setup, spacious with comfortable beds. The living room sectional needed to be replaced as it was uncomfortable to sit on and had definitely seen better days! We enjoyed happy hour at the JW across the road and a few nights at the fire pit close to our room. Overall our experience was average. Didn't have much interaction with staff. We were in unit 2311 and staying as Marriott Gold members on our points which may be why we were stuck back in a less than desirable unit .

Room Tip: If you can get a 3rd floor room it would be more quiet as we could hear people above us walking arou...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank 961karenkk
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MVCI_Executive, Guest Relations Manager at Marriott's Canyon Villas, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2013

We regret we were unable to honor your room requests. Unfortunately the resort was at 90% occupancy during your stay and Marriott Vacation Club owners receive first preference on room requests.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

And I will return, but I'm crossing my fingers the villas are a bit more updated next time.

We put in a request for a specific building didn't get it....but I do understand "request" is just that. Our unit was on the 2nd floor and there must have been a bunch of kids on the third floor as we heard major footsteps day and night. Furniture is getting worn and dishwasher needed to be adjusted so racks roll in and out.

That said, this is a great resort with JW Marriott amenities as part of the package. There was a huge convention at the JW so property was practically empty if you dared brave the pools and lazy river in the chilly weather.

Activities as we know from previous visits were lacking a bit, but that wasn't a huge factor. We enjoyed dining at the JW and Desert Ridge shopping is a 1 mile drive or just a shuttle trip away.
White Tiger Yoga wellness was a great week long option that we would choose again. Brett was a great instructor and a super people person....even if you couldn't keep your balance. Life long lessons were a great take away benefit. Brett is the best!

Overall, we'll be back....it's a great location with a beautiful property to relax at.

Room Tip: Only a top floor....too much noise in the middle.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank mom98wmu
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We just finished a week at the canyon villas. The resort is beautiful & great location. The very best part of this week ended up being the fitness classes with Brett. He was amazing. If you can, be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to attend his classes. He had a great package deal so you could go to all of them for the week. We had no intention of doing this & my husband has had 3 total hips so are always careful with what he can do. It was amazing for both of us. His classes are low impact stretching and aerobic and yoga &Tai Chi intro. We got great workouts and learned routines that we can do when we get home. Brett was Great! With a smile on his face all the time he makes learning fitness fun even when you are working up a sweat. A great way to start our day and at the end of the week go home feeling more rested mentally & physically, more fit, and a plan for fitness when we get home. All of the exercises are done with socks or barefoot and you don't need any special clothes....except a swimsuit for the water exercises if you do those.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Mark N Deb M
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Recently stayed at the Marriott Desert Ridge - in the villa's - for the 4th time in the past 5 years. The hotel itself in beautiful and well maintained and updated, but nothing has been done to the villa's in all this time. They are run-down, dated and sad. We loved the amount of space you get - perfect for a family - but found the colours, decor, general state of things to be old and depressing. After making this our go-to spot for so many years - we will now be looking elsewhere...unless they do an update. We visited friends staying at the villa's at the Westin Kierland while we were there and loved it. Modern, cool, updated and with so many upscale shopping and dining choices within walking distance - it's an easy decision for next time.

Room Tip: Third floor overlooking the golf course is the way to go!
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We have visited Phoneix 3 times, our first was the Hotel Valley Ho-nice but not for us, we are middle aged and the constant loud pool music scene was just terrible, but the hotel is nice and close to everything. Second visit was Westin Kierland Commons, lovely hotel grounds, golf and shopping close by. This yr. we chose the Marriott Canyon Villas. An excellent choice, we check our bookings constantly after booking on line and were happy to see the price for a one bedroom drop twice and in the end booked a 2 bedroom to have the extra bathroom and bed in case one of us is snoring too much...lol. IT WAS HUGE, we got the 2 bedroom by pre paying for a total of $212 a night, they gave us a one bedroom and studio lock off. We have a kitchen and a half!!!. Lovely quiet room overlooking children's pool. We went early January and while the temperatures were cooler (low to high 60's) we loved the sunny days, blue skies and it felt wonderful after leaving Alberta Canada with our cold long winter days. Our one bedroom was HUGE, big living room, full kitchen, large bathroom with a seperate tub area and sink and a second area with a huge shower, sink area etc. VERY QUIET at this time of yr. No line ups for anything, no one at pool we laid out at the kids pool a few times to get a bit of sun. There was everything in the kitchen and extra kleenex, toilet paper, dishwasher soap was in the room already. Grounds are lovely and well taken care of. There is a larger pool with small poolside food area in the middle of the property, that area is or would be noisier so we would not want to have stayed there. Getting a golf course view would also be nice. Small playground area for children, sand volleyball area, and 3 pools in total on the property.Patio lights decorate some of the grounds areas. Great area to be in-big plus was it was so quiet you didn't need reservations to eat anywhere. Use of the JW Marriott for everything was perfect, more pools, very good restaurants-Meritage-wonderful service great steak, Roys-eating outside with lit torches and heaters on great food and service. Close to Desert Ridge outdoor box store mall with tons of shopping including movie theatres, Target, Khols etc all 5 min away by car. There is a van to take you around but our car rental was so cheap that it worked out great to have our own transportation. Went to the property ownership talk-didn't buy but hey we got golf for 2 of us free and saved $100 each!! Also will take the talk again next yr getting the same rooms at a bit cheaper price and free golf again:) Very helpful and friendly staff. It sure is nice to get on a direct flight out of Alberta and in 3 hrs you are in a warm and sunny climate-sure breaks up the winter.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Stayed here twice so far once, with sister and once with husband. I always check availability here first when using my Interval timeshare to trade for my home unit. Second stay received a an extra week and decided to try Tucson, Varsity Clubs of America resort, should have stayed here for second week. Very large, comfortable, two Bedroom, full kitchen, even laundry within the suite. Stayed in the building farthest from the entrance, view is not terrific but very quiet, away from the main pool. The hot tub is excellent, like a small pool but with no kids. Location is perfect, easy access to freeways to get around Phoenix, north to Sedona and Grand Canyon, lots of shopping/groceries nearby. Stayed in Nov 2010 and Feb 2011, but dates to pick do not go that far back.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 5220 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054-6150 (Formerly Marriott's Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge)
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix > Desert Ridge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Phoenix
#13 Family Hotel in Phoenix
#66 Business Hotel in Phoenix
Price Range: $228 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Canyon Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 252
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