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
This was just an overall good experience. 2 bed 2 bath suite with fireplace, kitchen, etc. The restaurant/bar on premises was good. The housekeeping staff were excellent. Good location. Very nice golf course. Yeah, it was just a really good place to stay.
We were in a building we have liked in the past, but the end unit gave us some different views. My husband and I like to walk different directions around and out of the resort. The fitness center by the Enclaves offered light weights for me to use. The recumbent bikes were okay, but not my favorites. I used the par course outside that fitness center to continue therapy on my knee. The bars were very useful. I went to two aqua fit classes, since I like the instructor and prefer the Chuckwalla pool. We noted that the kitchen cabinets are in poor shape, and kitchen space for prepping meals is a bit limited. There were enough pots and pans to suit me.
We went to the beer social, which offered two different local beers and French fries-a free weekly event held at the Enclaves.
This is a very large resort, and it was apparent that not all the rules are being followed. It must be a very difficult resort to manage.