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Marriott's Canyon Villas

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The villas are close to being a typical hotel room only with a refrigerator on steroids. The layout could be bigger for a two bedroom or with adjacent rooms that open to each other. We took a one bedroom from an owner and paid much less than the advertised rate. The parking is covered and the course close by, but a shuttle is needed for use of the JW. It is a quiet property and good for exploring nearby Cave Creek. Nice place with good amenities.

Where do I start ........ Construction at the pool meant we had to travel to the JW Marriott and pay higher prices for food and drink and use of the adjacent hotel pool. Noisy construction throughout the resort. Noisy neighbours upstairs. I see these are complaints made in recent reviews. All the hotel does is apologise, but they don't do anything about it!!! It appears that if they say sorry then everything is okay. Cleaners knock on your door at 8am or 8pm to clean your rooms ....... And that is if they turn up at all. You have to ask them to change your sheets and even when you ask they don't do it!!!!!! A very average resort for top dollar prices!!!

This property is very nice. We have stayed at many Marriott Vacation Club properties and therefore we are judging it against those properties. While very nice, the view we experienced is not that great. We had a ground floor villa with a view of the golf course but in front of our patio is a gravel utility road. Easy access to much of what Phoenix has to offer and good shopping nearby. The golf course looks very nice but I am not planning to play on this trip.

Pros: - Nice rooms and kitchen - Theoretically a lot of pools and kids activities, but all were under construction. - Nice location to restaurants and shopping, but about 20 minutes from Old Town, Butterfly Wonderland, the train park, etc. Cons: - Our room was on Tatum, and the road noise was audible even with all doors and windows closed. We did not use the balcony because it was so loud. - No housekeeping for the four nights we visited. When requested, they did bring us clean towels. We took out our own trash. - Employees were polite, but uninformed and not problem solvers. This was our biggest issue, details below: We saw online that there would be construction into early February, so we called before we booked. They promised us that no pools would be closed, just some pool decks would be closed, so we booked early February instead of late February. The week before our arrival, we received an e-mail stating that the children's pool and main pool (a big reason we booked for our 1 and 3 year olds) would be closed our entire stay. When we complained, we were offered a free cancellation, which does not help much when I have four flights booked for those dates. There was a shuttle to the JW Marriott pools across the street, but our room was so far from the main building that our 3 year old took 15 minutes to walk to the shuttle, so we just drove each day. The JW was nice, but I paid for pools on site and for children's pools. Upon checkout I noted that our stay was just alright, was asked why, and stated the closures and our undesirable room location. I was told "Yes, I'm sorry, at least you had nice weather." Everyone acknowledged the issues, no one worked to solve or pay for our inconvenience. Many guests had similar complaints as we did. I would consider going back, but only if I could be guaranteed in writing a room away from the highways and that there would be no construction. We were told whatever we wanted to hear by employees. Don't trust what they tell you unless it is in writing.

Stayed here for 3 days and it was an amazing property. The villas are fully stocked with everything in the kitchen that would be needed to cook! The pool was great and having access to the JW Marriott's amenities and facilities as great as well! We never felt crowded in the villa with lots of room in the living room and bed rooms. The location was great too, not far from old town scottsdale lots of restaurants and bars. Overall a great getaway for a couple days and will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great spot in scottsdale!

We own here and always count the minutes until our return This time definitely some hiccups Check in less then smooth - the options we were given overlooked either the road or construction No MOD available Finally had reservations manager convince us that construction was minimal Miss our full golf course views Unit excellent but for the first time in a time share really hear our upstairs neighbors At 3 am OUTSTANDING SUPER BOWL party So fun!! Also Marriott Hotel pool access is fabulous

We thoroughly and surprisingly loved this Marriott and the Phoenix/Scottsdale location. Location: Having never visited the area, we were concerned that the location was too far from popular sites. No worries! We went to Papago Park one day as well as Heritage Square to eat at Pizzeria Blanco and experience the hype. This was fine but we were glad to return to our "area." From other reviews, you know that the Desert Ridge Marketplace is nearby and is a great place to get groceries, dinner (we liked Barrio Queen), and necessities. However, we were also close to the Kierland Commons dining and shopping complex and Pinnacle Peak Park (nice hiking area by the Four Seasons Troon north). In addition, we liked that the hotel was close to the highway to Sedona (don't miss- but you know that) and the awesome cowboy experience we did with Western Destinations (concierge can get you a good rate). If you have kids they will love this! Hotel: The rooms were great- large kitchen island and otherwise the usual Marriott 2 bedroom facilities and layout. There was some construction going on but the main pool was still open. We loved the large pool-like hot tub at night (located at southern end of the property) with the adjacent fire pit, the fun programming throughout the day (especially the siging cowboy and s'mores at night), and overall beauty around the resort. The check-in and pool bar areas small but this did not bother us. You can also expect the usual Marriott activities like shuffleboard/bocce, etc. The JW Marriott is within walking distance (or drive/take shuttle). Here, I felt like I was at a Hawaiian resort (minus the ocean, of course). Maybe it was the onsite Roy's restaurant, but the resort grounds are expansive, beautiful, and included plentiful (and comfortable) seating at outdoor eateries all inside a courtyard type setting that included the huge pool area. My kids are used to Marriott Vacation Clubs and they were very impressed with the real hotel experience (and the higher quality food options that accompany a hotel). This two for one experience is not readily available at MVC. Overall, I cannot say how pleasantly surprised we were with the vacation as a whole. The hotel's location is really booming and the people are happy and optimistic. We were plenty busy with our day trips and hiking adventures but also loved relaxing at this comfortable, reliable Marriott. I usually do not write reviews anymore, but since I use trip advisor so much I figured I should reciprocate and help those that might be needing a push towards one resort vs. another. Have a great trip and if you live somewhere cold like us, you will be dreaming of purchasing a condo here!

Marriotts Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge - This location is Perfect. Close to all kinds of Restaurants. Great pool area, Nice rooms. We were able to use the facilities at the JW Marriott across the road which was great. Lazy river, great drinks, nice grounds.

The resort offers many activities throughout the week, wine tasting, exercise classes, painting, salsa making, and many children activities. It is in walking distance to the JW Marriott. Renovations are being made to Canyon Villas and the pool is closed at this time, but the JW pool can be used. It is also located to Desert Ridge Marketplace and High Street. Both areas have many good restaurants and shopping. We were in a lock-out unit and it was rather small. It did have a nice size refrigerator and small sink and microwave. The room was very clean and new looking. The staff was friendly and accommodating.

A number of renovations are taking place throughout the property., No hot tub near main pool is working. The rooms and colors have been updated which is nice .. Had the lockout ground floor facing pool.. The backside on a higher floor would have had beautiful sunset views. Staff are super helpful.

5220 E Marriott Dr Phoenix AZ

Hotel highlights

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

Located 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% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 832 reviews