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Marriott's Canyon Villas

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Exchanged my timeshare week for a week at the Marriott's Canyon Villas. Staff was very nice and accommodating and check in/out was very smooth. I have been a Marriott owner for 25 years and I must say the sports offerings at this timeshare were as plentiful as any I have experienced. Shuffleboard, basketball, ping pong, pickle ball, and bocce ball just to name a few! Although the unit was a little "dated" and the views from some of the balconies were not as good as one might hope for, the grounds were immaculate and all units do at least have a patio or a balcony. All in all a very nice experience and I would do it again! PS. The JW Marriott across the street is beautiful and you have privileges there as well.........

To be fair, I was traveling in business so I did not take full advantage of the amenities. However, what I did experience was average. Not good; not bad. The room was a little “tired” and the food offerings in the Marketplace was very limited. Nice location and landscaping.

My wife and I stayed here for 5 days just after spring break was over. The staff is very friendly and check-in was very easy. We stayed is a studio room that had a microwave and 3/4 refrigerator which was adequate for our 5 days. The barbeques worked great for cooking our evening meals. The pool is ok but nothing special. The good thing is that you get to use the JW Marriott pools which is a 10 minute walk or a 10 minute shuttle ride away. This is our second visit to Marriott's Canyon Villas and we will come back. We have stayed other Marriott Vacation Club properties and this property meets all the basic requirements but is not special.

We just checked out today and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Especially Wanda who worked at the Canyon Grill. She remembered our name, room number and what we were drinking every day. Truly an exceptional staff member, The grounds are beautiful and very well taken care of. Even though you are near busy roads it was very quiet and you would think you were in the middle of nowhere. The hotel is conveniently located and there is a large shopping plaza with a grocery store and restaurants nearby. You could walk there if you wanted. There are plenty of places to walk, also. Overall we loved Phoenix.

An unfortunate situation for a friend became a nice opportunity for me to stay at this property vs. a super basic but overpriced hotel during this year's Spring Training. Units were beautifully furnished, well kept and everyone was super friendly. The only drawback, and I felt this was pretty big, was how clearly you could hear the people above. Given the overall construction and quality, I would have thought there would have been more sound proofing/consideration between floors. While I'm sure the person above was simply living a normal life, it sounded like they were on pogo sticks and doing track races, with every movement.

We have owned a Marriott Vacation Club for 10 years. In that time we have coneto expect a high level of service and general resort cleanliness and landscaping. Without a doubt the Desert Canyon Villas exceeded all of our expectations. The grounds are exceptionly well maintained. The staff from the front deck, activities staff the the wait staff is just a step above other Marriott properties. Have to give a nod to 3 people who just stood head and shoulders above. JR who worked around the pool with a big smile and was so helpfully. A older gentleman assumed he was part of the wait staff and ordered some drinks. JR just smiled, said yes sir and asked if he needed anything else and then past the order on. Never said it wasn't his job or that he would get someone to help him, he just serviced the customer. Excellent service. Speaking of excellent service, Wanda and Natalie at the Canyon Springs bar and grill were the most personable and friendly. You felt like you were talking with long time friends when dealing with them. Outstanding service from all three.

Marriott understands hospitality! Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath Canyon Villa condo was clean, comfortable, well equipped, and tastefully decorated. There was an elevator to our second floor unit and luggage carts available at the door. Our unit overlooked a playground court which included a basket ball/volley ball/ pickle ball court and a shuffleboard court. The area recently underwent an update and the grills and firepits were not yet ready to use during our stay, but it was a very short walk to those available in the next building. there were numerous pools including a Splash Pad for young children, canyon pool for active children, a lap pool, and spa pool. We especially liked having a lap pool which was frequented by adults and where water arobics were available three mornings per week. There were numerous activities provided by the Marriott staff for all ages. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. If you are traveling with children, the 3000 to 3300 buildings are the ideal location. the 2900 to 2300 buildings are best locations for adults. One big plus is access to the JW Marriott available to all those staying at the Canyon Villas. the grounds, pools, and restaurants are more upscale at the JW. There was a free shuttle that ran between the two properties every half hour. The only negatives were the sound of children running in the unit above us early in the morning. Ask for a third floor room if you can.

It was our first time here as 'owners' and not sure we'd go back. We were only able to reserve a small studio, no condo-type kitchen. Here are the good points, and there were many- we were in building 2700, great view of the adjacent golf course and it was the building next to the large set of pools. Bed and bathroom were comfy and clean (respectively) The location of the Villas is great. Many restaurants and shopping very close. Down size points- no restaurant on site- only a pool bar and grille. Main pool fills up VERY quickly, get there early and stay, as they swipe towels left behind. There is a shuttle to the JW next door, which has (high end) eateries, and large pool areas. The concierge desk was very helpful, in addition. We met a family who have vacationed here for 15 years- but for us, I think we'd be 'one and done'.

Stayed a week in a 2BR/2BA unit with my wife and 4 college girls. Plenty of room and privacy. The resort is clean, well maintained and the staff was fantastic. The family really enjoyed the pool, cafe and bar and at night the many fire pits. You also have access to the JW Marriott but candidly we liked our resort better. In addition to the resort location was great with many restaurants, bars and shopping within a mile. Highly recommended.

We rented a 1 bedroom unit and were very pleased with our room and balcony. The unit was spacious and clean, and the staff congenial. When we needed a couple of additional supplies, they graciously brought them to our room. The pools were small but fine for us. The splash pool was only appropriate for children ages 1-2, but for older kids, the lazy river and pool at the JW across the street were available. The quiet pool was nice for afternoon siestas, and the grill and bar was good, too. we appreciated the vegetarian selections and the wines. The wait staff there was most cheerful and accommodating, as well. The resort is in a great location--near hiking and walking trails, near restaurants, and near golf. We will return!

5220 E Marriott Dr Phoenix AZ

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Desert Ridge within a mile (2 km) of Desert Ridge Marketplace, Marriott's Canyon Villas is within 2 miles (3 km) of Musical Instrument Museum. This 252-room, 3.5-star condo resort has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Mayo Clinic Hospital is also 2.3 mi (3.8 km) away.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Canyon Springs Bar Grill, the condominium resort's onsite restaurant. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


The 252 air-conditioned condos feature kitchenettes and balconies, and there's space to spread out with sitting areas. TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, coffee makers, and free newspapers.

Property features

Marriott's Canyon Villas features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Other amenities at this family-friendly condominium resort include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 848 reviews