Marriott's Canyon Villas3.5 out of 5.0
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While not a villa, the suite is comfortable and well stocked with what would be necessary to fill in small meals. Then property has a number of pools and family oriented activities. The property is located near a shopping area with a variety of restaurants. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms clean
We exchanged one of our weeks at the Royal Sands for a villa at Marriot. Huge mistake!!! The room (not a villa!) was small, cramped and not very well equipped. No maid service unless you're willing to pay an extra $35-$40 per day. Very little in the way of amenities (Thank goodness for a nearby Albertsons!) and the faux rock formations around the grounds were in ill repair and hideous to look at. Never again! If we have be stay somewhere there, it will be Motel 6 before we stay at this place that should be ashamed of using the word "luxury" anywhere in it's advertising.
Stayed for just one night with family for a "staycation". Had 2 young teenage boys, a toddler, a newborn and 4 adults and we ALL fit very comfortably into a 2 bedroom villa! Loved that the villa included everything we needed to include soap for the dishwasher and washer/dryer, plenty of coffee for the coffeemaker, etc. We stayed a Saturday/Sunday and the pool (main pool off of the lobby) was surprisingly not crowded. There were plenty of people but the pool was roomy and had sections that allowed for groups to stay together without taking up the entire pool. The pool bar/grill was good; enjoyed cold poolside beverages and breakfast burritos one morning. Other amenities and areas were clean and plentiful. Got smores kits one night from the lobby and enjoyed making smores by the fire while playing ping pong, corn hole, shuffleboard, etc. Spacious, clean and great for the entire family! Close to lots to do at Desert Ridge (although we never left the property because there was enough to do there!)
We are Marriott Gold members and when we made the reservation at a place which name included Villas we expected just that. We arrived around 839pm (1130 eastern time), so we were tired. We had planned to stay 2 nights and then continue on to San Diego for a conference. We asked for a quiet room. What we got was the building closest to a very busy and noisy road.We were dropped off by my brother and therefore did not have a readily available car. The room was the equivalent of an old small hotel room. Only one place to eat at the whole resort. Needless to say, we moved to the JW Marriott the next morning where the experience was completely the opposite , a wonderful change !
This beautiful timeshare has units for rent as well as those into which you can exchange. Each day is packed with offered activities for all ages and yet, you can veg by several pools. Very nice place for children. Pool-side food and beverage. One caution - it's easy to get lost with the rotaries and landscaping. Come in off Tatum and you should be fine. Took us 5 (out of 7) days before we weren't lost coming in. The JW has a fantastic "Lazy River" where you can sit in a tube and float around on a river-like setting. Lots of fun.
This was our second time staying here. Just as good as the first time. Villas are great and well maintained. Staff was helpful and friendly. Amenities were great. We actually bought another week in the Marriott Vacation Club program this time.
I only have limited experience of Marriott timeshare resorts. We are based in Europe and I have been to Paris, Marbella and Majorca (twice). And in the USA we have been to Palm Desert (twice). But in terms of sheer comfort and modernity this one beats the others. Funnily enough the photographs of the place are not that enticing or attractive. Big grey blocks is what you get the impression of. But its not like that once you are there. The two bed apartment we had was large (I reckon about 100sq. M) and had recently been refurbished to a high quality standard. Kitchen equipped to a high standard and with the washing and drying facilities we used much less of the stuff we had brought with us than we thought we would need. Admittedly the outlook was not very interesting over scrubland. But some of the apartments have interior courtyard views and some over the golf course. To us it didn't matter much because we only sat on the terrace for a short while during breakfast. We had a small pool area out the back of our block and this was occupied by only a few (nice) people with whom we could exchange some words and views and give a nod to when we saw them somewhere else. I enjoyed the morning water aerobic session. As usual three men and a dozen women- but it was fun that I never do at home. Praise to Tyson- he is a great instructor. Weather became very hot for May whilst we were there (108F) and so I sat up to my neck in the pool quite a bit or under the shelter of the plentiful umbrellas by the poolside. There is a supermarket not a mile away where everything you might want to buy to eat in , is available. We ate out most evenings but had lunch and breakfast in the apartment most days. Panne and Vino- Italian restaurant suggested to us by sheet we got at reception is worth a visit. Good Italian food- not expensive.A bit of a drive away though. We went to the presentation to get our $125. No hassle- in fact we bought what they call an encore - a four day vacation at a very reasonable price of about $800.. which we will use sometime in the next year or so. I am of the opinion that if you don't like this Marriott at Canyon Villas you really are in the wrong place doing Marriott timeshare stays altogether. This was excellent for what it is. Sure - if you want to pay $500 upwards for more luxury -it ain't that , but it was certainly good enough for us. I suggest you request upper floor of three because there is no-one above you. Try for Courtyard view because its prettier than scrubland . Or golf is probably good too. But you can't always get what you ask for. We had dinner at Roy's in the main Hotel complex and blew the $125 from attending the presentation. As Londoners- where we probably have some of the best variety and value of restaurants in the world- we have to say that we find that eating out in the places we visited in Arizona is either not that good or the better places are expensive. However, as we are not large quantity eaters we did learn that often enough we could order one main course and split it between us. Canyon Villas- you can't not like it. Oh- and the staff are lovely. Helpful, polite, service everywhere was impressive.
My son owns timeshare with Marriott, and invited us to a one week stay at canyon villas. My husband and I have never been to Arizona, so that in itself was a wonderful experience. Canyon Villas was a beautiful and peaceful resort. It was clean, updated, and quiet. The pool area was well maintained with a outdoor cafe that was open for lunch, drinks etc. there were activities to sign up for if you wanted to keep busy. When you check in ,the desk will give you an itinerary for the week. There was salsa making, wine tasting, etc. The grounds are maintained beautifully, there are courtyards with all kinds of beautiful cactuses and flowers, and there are barbecue grills in case you want to cook out. I would highly recommend canyon villas to anyone for a vacation destination. I almost forgot to mention ,the staff at the desk, and the staff running the events were friendly and helpful.
We exchanged a last minute time share week to come here. Studio room was small but worked for us to have breakfast in our unit. No cooking facilities in this room. Convenient location to highways and Desert Ridge shopping center very near.
Canyon Villas is really a place of rest and relaxation. The pools, the villas, and the staff make the condos a wonderful place to vacation. With a golf course at your fingertips and the JWMarriott next door what more could you ask for? We can't wait to return for our fifth visit.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in Northern Phoenix 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.
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.
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88% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 756 reviews