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“Marriott Desert Springs Villas 1- Excellent resort” 5 of 5 stars
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Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   1091 Pinehurst Lane, Palm Desert, CA 92260   |  
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Ranked #6 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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San Jose, California
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Marriott Desert Springs Villas 1- Excellent resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We stayed in a 2 BR unit in DSV 1 over the Christmas- New Year's week and really enjoyed it. The units have been remodeled recently and the exteriors of about half of the buildings have been painted. These units are the largest timeshare units in the Marriott resort offerings. The grounds were in great shape and the pools on the property were very nice.

Highly recommend this resort.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wilson, Wyoming, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

I stayed here last week in a two bedroom villa with my one year old son and a friend. Having a kitchen is a must for me when traveling with my child, and this one didn't disappoint. The staff was very friendly, and the toddler pool was a big hit with my son. The toddler pool is over in the main pool area in Desert Springs Villas II, so if you don't want to walk or take a shuttle bus, that property may be worth considering instead. The staff was courteous and very helpful when I called about a travel crib (our's was broken on the flight), and a crib was delivered to our room within ten minutes of my call. They also have highchairs available to borrow if needed. Overall a good location, close to shopping and only about 25 minutes from the airport. I would definitely recommend this property for families. We certainly soaked up some sun, and had a brief reprieve from the snow at home!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ohio
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155 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

They ran a $116/N special so we stopped in. Looked like a nice place. Somewhat older but still in good shape. Nice looking golf areas. Well kept area.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

I have been to the Marriott Villas at least 5 times over a 10 year period and have always enjoyed my stay here. This year we came with 6 grandchildren and 7 adults and had 4 lockouts plus the main room. I must say a great deal of money is saved being able to feed all of those folks without having to eat out for every meal. There are many activities for all of those chidren as well as the pools and golf for the adults.

My husband and I went over to the lobby bar at the JW Marriott and had sushi one evening. Our date night was extremely relaxing with very good sushi and a very nice bottle of wine. The entire lobby area is very pretty and relaxing as well. It was a nice break from all of the kids!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

My family and I started staying at the Villas in 1995 and have celebrated Christmas there every other year since then. The upgrades have finally been completed. The bathrooms and kitchens were very dated and beat up looking. The upgrades include granite counter tops, nice wood cabinetry, seamless glass shower doors, new tubs and fixtures. The places look great. The Shade is also a nice place for kids and family. The choice of activities have really been improved. They have Wii, daily scheduled events for kids (cookie decorating) and adults (wine tasting mmm). A great improvement. As owners we are disappointed that the free access to the Hotel Spa and fitness facility have been taken away. This is an amenity that should have been grand-fathered.

There also needs to be a major overhaul to the reservation process. As owners at the Palm Desert Villas we reserve 4 villas everytime we visit and the process to get 4 villas together shouldn't be a problem, but it is like pulling teeth. If this can be done at other Marriot properties why not here?

The weather was great and a great time was had by all.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

We stayed in a room with 2 beds. The ground is wonderfully well kept and beautiful, and the location is very convenient, with the exception of a road construction on Cook. Breakfast buffet at the hotel is a must! It is better, in our opinion, than Wynn and Cosmopolitan buffets in Las Vegas, purely from quality standpoint. The staff is courteous. The pools are heated to 84-degrees, and the hot tub is hot. All in all, it is a great stay!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saginaw, MI
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145 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

What a classy place! Beautiful grounds and excellent service. VERY large villas can accomodate 8 comfortably. HUGE balconies are a treasure (I prefer second floor to catch more sun). Only downside is lack of elevators, so you do have to lug your suitcases and groceries up some stairs if you want to enjoy the second floor view. There is no longer access to the facilities at the adjacent JW other than the restaurants. The spa amenities are available for a daily fee. Parking onsite is free and convenient to the units.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1091 Pinehurst Lane, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Desert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Desert
#4 Romantic Hotel in Palm Desert
#6 Family Hotel in Palm Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I 3.5*
Number of rooms: 472
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palm Desert serves as the exceptional setting for Marriott's Desert Springs Villas. Beautifully designed on 400 acres. Adjacent to the JW Marriott Resort & Spa. Enjoy 36 holes of manicured fairways, exquisite tennis facilities, a lavish European spa and tempting cuisine. On-site, soak up the sun and relax with 7 luxurious pools. ... more   less 
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