Stayed at the Esmerelda for five days with my family. We came mainly to enjoy the pool and relax and we were not disappointed. The pool area is very scenic and well maintained. The pool staff was very attentive and friendly. We went to the spa, it was okay but a little overpriced. We found the restaurants to be good but overpriced, especially the breakfast buffet. There are so many options in the Indian Wells/ Palm Desert area for dinner my recommendation would be to dine there. We had four people in our room and it was adequate, clean but nothing extraordinary. We did upgrade to a pool view and it was worth the money to us. Would definitely stay here again.