by Kristin Franks
Marriott’s Shadow Ridge features spacious guest rooms, and one- and two bedroom villas with fully equipped kitchens and living and dining areas. The resort features a pool with a waterslide and kiddie pool, 18-hole golf course at the Shadow Ridge Golf Club and family-friendly on-site dining at Nick Faldo’s Bar and Grill. Families can visit local attractions including the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, Knott’s Soak City featuring lots of water rides, a wave pool and lazy river, and Boomer’s, which offers bumper boats, mini golf and a rock wall.
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Our Editor Loves
- One- and two bedroom villas
- Pool with waterslide
- On-site dining
I picked this resort from a review I read by JovanaV, since we were traveling to Palm Desert with our 4 small grandchilren ages 5, 4 and 2, 2 yr olds and wanted to find a location where there was enough for them to do and I can tell you they loved everything about this resort, from the kidding pool, splash pad, to the water slide, they even loved swimming in the big pool. So much to do, they have an activities center with fun activities and arcade machines, a mini golf course and they even played movies at poolside on select nights which was cool.
The only complaint I have about the pool area, is that there were quiet a few teen aged kids at the splash pad which made it hard for the little ones to enjoy it with out getting knocked down.
Other than that, we loved the room and the grounds, loved that the parking was close and it is centrally located, with a walmart just down the street. We will return to this resort.
We shared a two bedroom unit with our daughter's family including her two year old son. What a perfect spot! OUr unit had a large balcony that overlooked the golf course that was visited by a roadrunner! I was able to snap a picture of the bird! The children's pool was busy and a bit crowded as you would expect for a Spring break period. The adjacent activity center had lots of cool projects for the kids. The food at the restaurant was just OK, but there are plenty of good places to eat nearby. We're coming back again with the grandkids!