Marriott's Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge

5220 East Marriott Drive | Phoenix, AZ 85054 [See Map]
#25 in Best Phoenix Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating N/A Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 459 reviews
Property Type Resort hotel with 252 rooms, 3 floors
Style Traditional
Best For Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

You won't be starved for entertainment at Marriott's Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge: Along with multiple outdoor pools, this Marriott property also boasts a biking trail, tennis courts and access to two 18-hole golf courses at the Wildfire Golf Club (located less than half a mile south of the resort). Care to venture off the resort? The villas are located less than a mile north of the Desert Ridge Marketplace, an open-air mall. The Canyon Villas don't offer much in the way of fine dining, but you can take the free shuttle to the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa to experience that property's various restaurants and bars; stick around the JW Marriott if you're in the mood for a rejuvenating treatment at the spa. Meanwhile, guest rooms at the Canyon Villas feature minifridges and private balconies or patios, while one- and two-bedroom villas boast full kitchens and separate living and dining areas. Past visitors suggest asking for a room with a view of the garden or golf course to avoid the noise that often drifts from the pool area. If you're a Marriott Rewards member, you can earn or use points here for perks like complimentary nights.

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A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 459 guests have reviewed the Marriott's Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 459 reviews)

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  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Located in the Sonoran Desert, the hotel offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and landscape. Active outdoor options for hiking and exploring include the Cave Buttes Recreation Area, 6 miles northwest, and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, about 12 miles southwest. For guests looking to shop, Old Town Scottsdale is about 20 miles southeast.

  • About 20 miles south to downtown Phoenix
  • Around 22 miles south to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The villas are spacious and bright, featuring ample living and dining space. The typical villa has two bedrooms and two baths, and can sleep up to eight people. The villas offer views of the mountains or golf courses. Villas include two balconies, fully equipped kitchens and master suites with separate bath tubs and showers. Select units can be split into two units, the second with a kitchenette. Marriott's Canyon Villas also offer 325-square-foot guest rooms with king-sized sofa beds, shower/tub combos, minifridges and coffee makers.

  • TVs throughout; DVD player in living area
  • In-villa washer and dryer
  • Complimentary Internet access

Standard room size:

1,280 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


Guests looking for a quick bite to eat can stop by the hotel's Canyon Springs Bar & Grill located by the pool, which serves sandwiches, burgers and salads. There is also the Marketplace Express which has snacks and sundry items. Those looking for more dining options can visit sister resort JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and take advantage of its various eateries.

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The property features a heated main outdoor pool and a children's outdoor pool and splash pad. There are also whirlpool spas for spa guests. Towels are provided and guests can get drinks and snacks at the poolside restaurant, Canyon Springs Bar & Grill.

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Guests are welcome to use the spa at sister Marriott resort, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The 28,000-square-foot spa features 41 treatment rooms and a wide variety of services.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The hotel offers a children's pool and splash pad, and cribs for guest rooms.

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The hotel's fitness center offers weight and cardio equipment as well as complimentary fitness classes. There is also an eight court tennis pavilion and biking trail for outdoor recreation.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The hotel does not have meeting rooms, but does have fax service, a public notary and overnight delivery/pickup.

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available



Guests are allowed access to the amenities at the adjacent JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, which includes the Wildfire Golf Club. Wildfire features two 18-hole courses, club rentals and a club house and restaurant.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


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5220 East Marriott Drive | Phoenix, AZ 85054 [See Full Map]