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Marriott's Shadow Ridge I-The Villages
Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Westfield, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Loved this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Was out there in September. It was hot but surprisingly not as hot as I thought it would be. This resort was great. We had a great two bedroom corner unit - it had everything you needed and more. Great view of the mountains. Best vacation in awhile. Loved the area. A lot of great restaurants. Great places to take in - Palm to Desert Hgwy,, Palm Spring Tram, Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stay at Shadow Ridge every year when we come to town for our family getaway. Husband loves the golf course, and the kids are always content with the pool and the scheduled activities. Location is great because it's close to the city center in Palm Desert, but also close to the freeway if you plan on going to the outlets or Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

We enjoyed the expansive room with wifi and 2 great televisions to watch our movies. Almost any location on this resort has great views and close proximity to various pools. The food at the grill was excellent and the service also. There were 2 pool tables in the bar area. Used by families not pool sharks. We played the Nick Faldo course, it was wonderful. They were very polite about my 15 pound, trained service animal. I was amazed at how well they dealt with the Americans with Disabilities act and they followed the protocol in a non-demeaning way. We will definitely go back for a visit.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Stayed here at least ten times, on golf trips. Always comfortable and friendly fast service for any needs. Nice pool area and activities if you have kids. Great golf at the Faldo course on site. On site grill restaurant , good food at a reasonable price. If your part of the interval time share, great price for the room. Will be back here again always a great time in Palm Springs

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

I love this brand from hotels to resorts. First class in all ways. Well done.
This resort-timeshare is spectacular. Why?? because it has the back drop of mountains and it is on "reclaimed desert". Get up early and look and photograph the mountains at sunrise..wow!
The apartments are fully equipped,free wifi, outdoor balcony; well controlled aircon.; clean; well maintained throughout; helpful staff and more!
The resort boasts a fantastic 18 hole Nick Faldo designed golf course..cheap to play from my experience.There are multiple pools and courts. It is really is beautifully laid out.
Kids are really well catered for.
Great for a family holiday and for golf groups.
Not cheap but you get a lot of resort.

And you are not far from Walmart, Costco ..within a few of kilometres.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Outstanding facility, with golf and many activities. Beautiful, huge, and extremely well maintained. Staff could not have been more helpful. Good location, near shopping and dining. Excellent experience.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Emailed the hotel 2 weeks before arrival with some preferences. We booked 2, 2 bedroom villas, and asked that they were both next to each other, a high floor, and near the main pool. Advised that all our requested will be taken care of, and that's that.

When we arrived, we were given our room cards, a map to where they where, and left to our own devices..... Great so far. There was six of us altogether..... Me and my partner, my brother and his fiancé, and both mine and my partners mum. Turns out, one villa was a completely different building, so our group will be separated..... Not happy with this, we marched to reception to get this sorted.... Lots of apologies, and a solution of sorts.... They said they had no empty villas back to back.... Or near each other, not until 2 days..... We agreed to this, and left. Exhaustion got the better of us with the long flight and drive from the airport.... Two days later, the villa was exchanged and that's when the holiday started.....

Everything is amazing, can't fault anything, except for the above..... The grounds and pool area are kept very clean, the staff at the main pool bar were great, mostly served by Dustin who was amazing. Spent so much money on the cocktails.... $10 a pop wasn't cheap..... But with the heat, they went down great, and each one tasted great.

Our rooms and facilities were superb.... Parents had an over flowing toilet, but was thankfully dealt with promptly. Our iron broke too..... Things are a bit dated, so maybe that's why things kept breaking, but didn't dampen our stay....

Only main issue is the wifi at the main pool.... Keeps dropping off, so if the hotel reads this, invest in a signal booster or a couple more routers.

Will be back next year, that's a guarantee..... Weather, service, rooms A+++

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Marriott's Shadow Ridge I-The Villages
Address: 9003 Shadow Ridge Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92211-2057 (Formerly Marriott's Shadow Ridge)
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Desert
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Desert
#7 Romantic Hotel in Palm Desert
#8 Family Hotel in Palm Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Shadow Ridge I-The Villages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 427
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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