Marriott Shadow Ridge Villages - Disappointed. No alcohol at the pools
PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA -- That's right folks. New rules. No alcohol at the pools. ...but wait, what are all those people buying at the bar? ALCOHOL! But no, YOU are not allowed to bring ANY of your own. Nope. Not even cans! Walkie talkie, badge wielding guys in red shirts giving shake-downs of peoples coolers isn't cool. Especially when so many adults are simply enjoying the family-like atmosphere, like we are, and being very responsible (like adults should). Here's a crazy thought, pay those same guys to spot people getting out of hand and ask them to leave. You'd likely get applause from the hundreds of RESPONSIBLE people there! Instead, responsible parents have to explain to there kids why the "cops" were talking to them and asking them to leave!
...Here's another crazy thought: Although I was there with my family and 20 other families from my kids school. We're not coming back. Too many other choices. Buh bye!