This is my 2nd review of this property and my 2nd year in a row to stay here. I must also disclose that this is a timeshare location that I purchased about 18 months ago at auction for $13.04 (yes, this is not a typo). So on my first 2 week stay last year, I was pleasantly surprised. This year was the same, with some improvement too. I stayed in a 1 bedroom suite. The property is older (80's) but the grounds are very well maintained. There are 3 pools, and about 10 hot tubs. There is a clubhouse with 5 tennis courts on the grounds too. It is located a 3 minute walk from the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens.
Self contained suites with full appliances: full size refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, blender, toaster, hand mixer and all the cooking implements and dishes one might need for an extended stay. There is also a safe and 2 robes. The suite has a flat screen TV in the living room and an old style TV in the bedroom. The couch is pull out and can sleep 2. The internet used to be a BIG negative, as the bandwidth was very low and they blocked all the good sites like YouTube and Facebook. This is now remedied, but you must pay $15 a week. Parking is still free.
Pool area closes at 10 pm and is now onerously enforced in all hot tubs and pools. Seems a bit early/and or silly to have such rules, but the clientele here go to bed early. Bathrooms toilet areas are very small, large people will have an issue with this (you can barely close the door when you stand in it). The walls are super thin, and you have to keep the noise down, lest others here your personal business.
Don't expect a wild time, just expect quiet times; the average person staying here is at retirement age. All is all, another great couple of weeks. I'll be down again next year in Feb/March.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains you'll find 10 buildings clustered around a beautiful water feature, and surrounded by lush landscaping; Desert Breezes Resort condominiums offer exquisite luxury and comfort. Each Mediterranean-style villa has a fully equipped kitchen and cozy furnishings, and the resort includes multiple pools and spas and on-site clubhouses. It's your perfect home-away-from-home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Breezes Hotel Palm Desert
- Desert Breezes Palm