Desert Springs J. W. Marriott Resort and Spa

74-855 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert, California, 92260, USA

With a dramatic U-shape design, this sprawling convention-oriented hotel is set on 450 landscaped acres and wraps around the desert's largest private lake. Some rooms in the main building have lake or Santa Rosa Mountains views, balconies, and oversize bathrooms. It's a long walk from the lobby to the rooms; if you're driving, you might want to request a room close to the parking lot. Despite the business vibe, this resort offers many family activities, such as hiking and tennis lessons for kids, a massive pool area, three new restaurants, and boat rides that depart from the lobby. There's also a Ted Robinson–designed 18-hole championship golf course. The spa features a Turkish hammam (bath).

PROS

  • gondola rides on the lake to restaurants
  • Kids' Club daily activities
  • popular lobby bar
  • wonderful spa

CONS

  • crowded in-season
  • high resort fee
  • extra charges
  • business-traveler vibe

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Business, Trendy, Family
Lively
Countryside
Trusted Brand

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 760-341–2211 | 888-538–9459

HOTEL DETAILS

833 rooms, 51 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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