Marriotts Shadow Ridge I-The Villages offers family-friendly condo-style villas with thoughtful perks for the ideal Palm Desert vacation. Ideally located near Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs, our resort is perfect for exploring popular attractions, including the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Springs Air Museum and Joshua Tree National Park. Work on your swing and tee off from our Shadow Ridge Golf Club. Take a cooling dip; our resort boasts four pools, an interactive water playground and a waterslide. Discover other resort activities such as our kids club, sport court and miniature golf. Grab a bite to eat or a refreshing beverage at one of the poolside bars, or stop by The Marketplace for a snack. After a full day in Palm Desert, unwind in a spacious villa with a full kitchen, separate living and sleeping areas, a flat-screen TV and a washer/dryer. Connect with friends and family during your vacation using complimentary Wi-Fi. Find tranquility at Marriotts Shadow Ridge I-The Villages.

Property Information

Year Built: 2001
Last Renovation: 2008
Floors: 3
Nonsmoking rooms: 427
Total rooms: 427
Total rooms and suites: 427


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 13

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 407 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful vacation property, lots of amenities and great location

    We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful vacation property, which is conveniently located in a great area of Palm Desert. We stayed in the 'guest' suite which worked well for just the 2 of us, and we appreciated the kitchenette for snacks and drinks. The Enclave section is smaller and less congested than the main area which seemed to be busy with family activities. The fitness center was well equipped and we enjoyed the Enclave pool with plenty of chairs, covered seating an a large screen TV. We mostly dined off property since they're much offered for dining options other than the pool bars.

    May 23, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice retreat space

    We stayed at this property for a girls retreat and were happy with all of the space the unit offered. The other amenities were geared toward families so we didn't use much and we went off property to eat as well but there were many options close by. The front desk staff was really helpful in directing us to local places too. Everything was super clean both in the room and around the property.

    Feb 09, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Keeping up standard expected in Marriotts

    We often stay for a few nights in Marriott timeshares rather than Hotels.. This is one of their best in terms of "apartment size". Great location. Maintenance is good but please on next makeover drop the cool 1960 look!! WE had outstanding views over mountains for our balcony.

    Jan 27, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great for families - something for everyone!

    Well - we've been owners for almost 14 years now and every visit is just a dream. To address some of the reviews below, this is a timeshare facility as well as hotel, so no amenities like room service or daily housekeeping. More like the best of an AirBnB with huge benefits and none of the guesswork! All one bedroom units have a fully stocked kitchen and there are great grill areas throughout the grounds to BBQ. Lots of grocery stores nearby so we take advantage and stock up at the beginning. There are a few snack bars on site, but for a night out, Palm Desert and Palm Springs have plenty of great options. The grounds themselves are really beautiful - so many great little areas to explore! We don't golf, so can't speak to the courses, other than the fact that they are pretty to look at. For us, it's the pool areas and the add-ons. There's a great full gym at the main building (including Saunas), but we use the cute little Gym right at the Enclaves area. Pools are - well - spectacular. Main pool in the Enclaves area was down for our visit (well - not heated and VERY cold). That would have been really disappointing if we were travelling with kids as it's a great pool with a beach entry. That being said, it was a little chilly while we were there (January) and not many people were actually using the pool, so the other one (right next to it) worked out fine. The main pool area was gorgeous as usual and the third, kind of secret, "Quiet" pool (always about 5 degrees warmer than the others) was great. Hot tubs at each pool area. The daily activities are great - we did the (free) morning Yoga every weekday, but there were multiple other fitness classes/nature walks/craft activities available. Sometimes there's a small fee for the crafts for materials. Tennis and Pickleball courts are great and there's a couple of fun mini-golf areas and some basketball mini-courts as well. Bike/Raquet rentals on site and very reasonable. There's usually a combination of seniors and families staying there and we have always found it a pretty friendly crew! I would say it's a great options for families - something for kids of all ages. My son learned to swim here and even though he's a big surly teenager now he still makes sure to say "hi" to the turtle statues he used to climb on as a little kid. For us, it's an ideal family holiday that gets better every time.

    Jan 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Delightful vacation property

    Shadow Ridge - the Enclaves is a lovely Marriott vacation club property. Extremely well maintained, with friendly staff. The grounds are extensive, with lots of opportunity for walking as well as many different kinds of outdoor recreational activities. The pool area in the Enclaves is called Snakebites, and has two pools, a children’s pool/play area, a hot tub and a poolside restaurant. There are other pools and restaurants on the property that are also available even if you stay in the Enclaves area. Mountain views are abundant. Restaurants, groceries, gas stations, shopping are all nearby as the property is centrally located between Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and other towns. Nearby parks offer hiking. And Palm Springs has some delightful mid century modern neighborhoods. Joshua Tree National Park is less than 45 minutes away, and the PS Aerial Tram is nearby too.

    Dec 10, 2022
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319