This was the third year running that we have been to Palm Desert, we love the area and now that we have found the Desert Villas II it probaly won't be the last. We had booked a one room villa and when we arrived the receptionist recommended the first floor as it would be quieter and would also have a balcony. It could not have been better, it was close to the entrance and well away from the pools. The apartment was spacious, clean and very well equipped. The bed was extremely comfortable. Both the lounge and the bedroom had a large flat-screen TV. The beauty of having an apartment is that we were able to have a proper cup of tea in the morning. We liked it so much that we tried to extend our stay for a fifth day but decided against it as we would not have been able to stay in the same apartment.
One of the main benefits of staying here was that we were able to walk to the J W Marriott Hotel without incurring parking fees. The hotel is superb but I still preferred the Desert Villas II.
The only negative point was that when we arrived we were referred to a Marriott Vacation Club representative who tried to get us to visit the Marriott Shadow Ridge resort and look at their time-share options. The incentive was a $150 voucher. After a few phone calls we decided that it was easier to go along and spend a couple of hours being shown their new resort. It wasn't a particularly hard sell and we were able to leave quite easily with the voucher.
Overall our experience was great and we were sorry to leave. I would definately recommend this to others.