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“Golf Paradise and Baseball - send your wife to the mall” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marriott's Canyon Villas

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Marriott's Canyon Villas
Ranked #12 of 173 Hotels in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Golf Paradise and Baseball - send your wife to the mall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

mother-in-law were more comfortable. Only buildings 2300 and 2400 have non-lockoff 2br units.

Two big groups of guests were the baseball fans in town for Spring training and the golfers here to tee it up in advance of the golf season up North. Look at http://www.cactusleague.com/ for more baseball information. Look at golfnow.com for course information and discount tee times.

The Vacation Club resort was built in phases from 2004-2008 and units are still pretty new and at the higher Marriott standard of this recent period. The main pool is very nice, as a large fake rock formation which provides some shade seating, privacy, and a waterfall. There is a small shack for drinks and food; expect to pay too steep hotel prices for the convenience. But hey, if you care about your budget, buy some 12 packs of pop (beer?) at CVS and some plastic cups. Behind the rock formation is a small private waterfall and sun-bathing area and a hot-tub. This would definitely be the topless area of a European resort, but this ain't Europe. There are two other water areas. One is a two foot deep wading pool called Lizard Lagoon and the other is a small 4 foot deep almost hot-tub pool for soaking and talking. Temp is kept around 90-95 degrees. This is probably Sweeeet in February when the outside temp is 45-60 degrees. A new lounging courtyard has been installed between buildings 2400-2500-2600 and is my favorite place at the resort. Five seating areas are under large sun-sails which provide a filtered shade. There are also two seating areas around fire pits. The courtyard is home to shuffleboard courts, a herb garden, and a stretch of lawn used for Yoga and exercise every morning.

You get full access to the pool, lazy river, restaurants, and spa at the JW Marriott next door. This is a big plus. The Wildfire Golf Club has two courses by Palmer and Faldo. The LPGA has a new tour stop here and the play next week and will play 18 holes using the back nine of both courses. It is a 6-7 minute walk or you could take the shuttle or drive.

The Desert Ridge Marketplace has around 15 restaurants, 30 stores, CVS, Albertsons, a Bank os America and Starbucks. We seemed to be at the Paradise Bakery and Einstein Bagel a lot. I walked both ways to get breakfast in the morning. The shuttle will take you and pick up up. Albertson's and CVS is a must see because the Marriott Marketplace is the smallest I ever saw and prices are always better at a real store.

Unit selection tips: Consider your favorite activities and the temperature/sun direction. The units by the pool are very convenient to the lobby, fitness center, etc. I like the courtyard and the shade. The East facing villas have a golf course view and morning sun. The South facing villas sound like a bad idea after April when temps are 100+. Building 2900 South facing units watch the traffic on the entrance road and the lobby parking lot.


If you have not spent time in Phoenix, pay special attention to temperatures and clothing layers. Mornings are very cool in February and March. We had some days around 60 degrees and some days in the 80's. The air is very dry and we had a lot of allergy problems from dust and spring pollens. (Spring here is the end of February)

This review is only for the second week of my stay. The first week had several housekeeping and maintenance issues.

Room Tip: East for golf course and morning sun.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank D_Bondman
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Corrales, New Mexico
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

We stayed at the Marriott Canyon Villas February 9 through February 13, 2012. This Marriott property is absolutely beautiful. Although it seems to be in the middle of a very busy city, it is an oasis. The grounds are immaculate and appear to be trimmed with nail scissors. The little bunnies on the green lawns in early morning and early evening were so peaceful. Our room/condo was, as usual with Marriott, spotless and welcoming. We couldn't have asked for anything nicer!
Just down the street was a large shopping area with lots of great restaurants and shops, many new to us. It was fun investigating them! And north of the villas is Cave Creek which was a delightful afternoon of walking and exploring.
The temperature in February was perfect - about 65 degrees with lots of sun.
Brian, the concierge, although new was very helpful. Always cheerful, as all the staff was, and looking out for our interests.
Great stay!! Will definitely come again and again!

Room Tip: We were in unit 33, facing the pool. There was a delightful splash of water that was calming and pe...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank 2go4world
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Grosse Ile, MI
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

We checked in yesterday and spent today exploring Canyon Villas and the JW Marriott next door. Staff at both are very friendly and helpful. Ate at the Marriott and were able to charge it to our room at the Villas. Several pools, hot tubs, and restaurants are available with a free shuttle between the two resorts that runs every half hour. My husband and I have a one bedroom suite with kitchen - lots of room and two televisions. Great place for long walks. We don't want to leave!

Room Tip: We are on the first floor facing the golf course south of us and we are pleased. Upper floors may h...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Loves_snorkeling_7
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

My extended family and I visited Canyon Villas and we had a great time. There were 12 of us and we had two 2 bedroom units. The units are beautiful. They have everything you need if you want to save money on meals. The pools are gorgeous. The property is well maintained. The staff is great.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank luv2travel01960
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San Francisco
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88 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

We spent a week here in January and found the facilities very relaxing.

These are vacation villas adjacent to a golf course and across from a large JW Marriott Hotel. Guests staying at the Villas can use the large pool and facilities at the hotel, but there is no need to.....as there are several pools and hot tubs on the Villas property, as well as workout equipment.

The main hotel has a number of restaurants, but there are many restaurants within a mile. These include the usual fast food places and larger restaurants (Macaroni Grill, B&Js, Dave & Busters, California Pizza Kitchen, just to name a few). There are also food stores (Albertsons and Safeway), drug stores (CVS & Walgreens), and department stores (Kohls, Ross, Barnes and Noble,etc) within a few miles.

The rooms of the Villas are clean and comfortable. Noise from the outside and adjoining units are minimal.....reasonable quiet.

The staff were friendly and helpful. They have an orientation program on Mondays that introduce guests to activities on the property and with vendors that can take you on guided tours.

The Phoenix metropolitan area offers many things to do. They have a number of nice museums (Heard, Phoenix Art Museum, etc.) and a very nice Botanical garden. There are number of national and state parks that be seen on a day trip....even the Grand Canyon on a long day trip. There are a number of hiking trails within the Phoenix city limits as well.

It had been a few years since we had visited the Phoenix area.....and we wondered why we waited to so long to come back. This was a nice place to stay and we'd certainly consider it again soon.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Optoko
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Ciudad de México, México
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

We are a family of four and Marriott Vacation owners at Grande Vista - Orlando, FL., That is why we interchange very often with other Marriott properties. In this case, I was disappointed because the property does not have tennis courts or even a better pool. (By the way, the week of 12/11/11, when we arrived, the pool was closed). The JW is very close but you need to walk or drive. I rather like to have all these in the same place. It's a shame.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Darthy
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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

This Marriott vacation villa has a deal with the JW Marriott on the same property. Guests here can use the amenities over THERE. That's the problem. It's over THERE. The towels have the same color so you don't feel like a lowly cousin. However, we had to carry all our stuff over THERE and cut the stay short to come back and get lunch. THEY have the lazy river and the slide. We have a couple of small pools and according to my son, the largest jacuzzi with a waterfall that he's ever seen. The two properties combined is quite nice. But it is a trek to get to the lazy river.

Room Tip: Get the buildings by the pool. There's not much going on here.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank BettyKR
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Property: Marriott's Canyon Villas
Address: 5220 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054-6150 (Formerly Marriott's Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge)
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix > Desert Ridge
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Phoenix
#9 Romantic Hotel in Phoenix
#13 Family Hotel in Phoenix
#66 Business Hotel in Phoenix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott's Canyon Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 504
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