We stay almost exclusively with the Marriott chain, and this was our first stay at a JW Marriott resort. I read the reviews on this hotel, and I was a little concerned about it's "party" reputation. It seems that the worst reviews for this Resort occur around a holiday. I booked the "Spa Getaway" package for one night, and breakfast for two, and a king room with a "Signature View." We arrived over three hours early, on a Saturday, but Daniel as able to check us in early. He got us a room with a wonderful view of the resort and San Jacinto Mountain in the distance. We had the opportunity to have lunch in the Rockwood Grill, appetizers in the Lobby Bar, dinner at Mikado's, a teppan style restaurant, and then a buffet breakfast at Rockwood Grill.
Our stay exceeded our expectations! The grounds were well kept, the staff was friendly and helpful, the room was great, and the room view was to die for. Was the resort crowded? Yes. Was the young crowd there to have a good time? Yes. But, we were able to avoid the crowds when we wanted to. The night life definitely starts after sundown. If you wish a quiet stay, I suggest requesting a room away from the pool side of the hotel. That is where the "action" is, so to speak. The quieter side of the hotel is on the Rockwood Grill side. The covered parking structure is on that side as well.