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Best Marriott Hotels to Play Pickleball

by Mary Melnick

Oct 24, 2022

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Add some friendly competition to your next family trip to a Marriott resort. With pickleball one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, many Marriott properties now feature new pickleball amenities for travelers of all ages and experience levels.

 

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JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Situated on the desert vistas and majestic mountains of Phoenix, Arizona, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa offers a variety of luxury amenities, including a spa, championship golf course, multiple pools, lazy river and plenty of dining options. The newest amenity, 17 lighted pickleball courts, sees guests gravitating toward the sport. Families can take advantage of the hourly court times, group instructions, one-on-one instruction and a certified pickleball instructor.

 

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Located in Coachella Valley, Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa offers spacious, pet-friendly suites; the signature Westin Heavenly bed; luxury amenities; and breathtaking views of the mountains and desert landscape. Make time to check out 12 pickleball courts where you can engage in clinics and workshops with on-staff professionals, or participate in matches with the family.

 

Mauna Kea

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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Say aloha to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, an oceanfront paradise located on the soft, white-sand beaches at Kauna’oa Bay. The hotel features spacious accommodations and award-winning recreation. With an increase in demand for pickleball, four new pickleball courts now grace the resort’s Seaside Tennis Club. This year, all courts will be resurfaced with Rebound Ace to provide guests with the best playing conditions.

 

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa offers stunning views of the San Diego skyline and Coronado Bridge, as well as an idyllic retreat. The resort features eight pickleball courts, allowing you and your family to bring out your competitive sides for some friendly games of the fastest-growing sport in the United States.

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