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Desert Breezes Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   77-955 Calle Las Brisas South, Palm Desert, CA 92211   |  
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Ranked #18 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
Los Angeles, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Relaxing resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed in a one bedroom rental for a weekend. I was pleasantly surprised upon arrival. The rooms are much nicer in person. It was fully stocked with everything that you would need for the weekend. There was no need to leave the premises at all. It is a quiet resort, you don't really see anyone unless you go to the pool area. We took advantage of the grills and barbequed in the evenings. The kids had a blast in the hot tub that was right in front of our room since they had it all to themselves. The only con I would have to say was the loud A/C unit, but after a couple cold ones you cant even hear it anymore.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience at Desert Breezes. We are happy to read that your family enjoyed the 1-bedroom unit and took advantage of the BBQ grills and pool area. We hope you will return to Palm Desert again this summer for a relaxing weekend!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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El Cajon, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The grounds, the studio that we rented were both immaculate. The studio was very clean and well stocked. The location was very quiet and restfull. We were very pleased at the value we received when we booked our reservation.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your review about your stay at Desert Breezes Resort. We truly appreciate your compliments about the studio accommodations and we’re happy to read that you had a very relaxing vacation. We hope to welcome you back to Palm Desert for more quiet and restful experiences.
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Woodinville, WA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Tennis courts are nice and in great condition. Adjacent to courts is nice clubhouse with very large workout area. Pool areas are nice with lots of BBQs that are clean and available for use. Condos need a lot of TLC. They are older and haven't been updated enough. Lighting in shower/bath was poor and hard to see! Not enough hooks or racks for towels. Décor in condo was, well, lacking significantly. No real décor to speak of. Doors in unit were old and had big dings in them. Owners really need to put money back into their units and update them. The pool areas were clean and nice. Location near Tennis Gardens is awesome though.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Desert Breezes and taking time to share your review. We appreciate your feedback about the unit decor because we are always looking for ways to improve our guest experience. We hope you still enjoyed your trip and we're glad you liked the outdoor amenities!
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stay in two kinds of resorts, those with onsite amenities such as restaurants, a convenience store and swim up pool bars, and we also stay at resorts that are more like owning a vacation home in a resort community. Desert Breezes is the latter type. The swimming pools and hot tubs were litterally sparkling clean, and our unit, though not glamorous, was also very clean and well kept, and the bed was comfortable. The grounds had lots of flowers and a beautiful water feature. There are a number of gas grills on the property, and we enjoyed cooking steaks on the grill. We had everything we needed at Desert Breezes for an enjoyable vacation. Our unit, #174 was on the second floor and looked out over the main swimming pool and the pond with fountain. This was a great view and it was nice to wake up in the morning and pull back the drapes to see the brilliant blue sky, pretty grounds and the mountains in the distance. Although we came during a cold spell, it was warm enough to lay out by the pool in the afternoon, and there were plenty of pool chairs.

On our last trip, we stayed at the condos at Westin Mission Hills. Clearly that is a more glamorous resort connected to a great hotel with far more amenities, nevertheless we really enjoyed our stay at Desert Breezes and would recommend this resort to anyone who does not require a four star hotel type atmosphere.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Great to hear you enjoyed our clean swimming pools and room accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Hemet, Ca.
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Spent a week here during the spring time. Beautiful property, really enjoyed our stay. Helpful staff & clean well appointed rooms. Easy access to the pool area, great grills for BBQ's. Nice & quiet!! Would go back again!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Traveler,

Many thanks for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the pool area, BBQ's, and property overall. Your comments about the staff are also much appreciated and will be shared with the supervisors as we pride ourselves on superior customer service. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
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Fort Collins
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

First, I want to make it clear that we like Desert Breezes...a lot. Much thanks to SFX. Our tastes tend toward the simple. If it's roomy, clean, quiet, light, good shower, good kitchen, good staff, great location, great grills, good pool, nice grounds.....we're happy. And Desert Breezes qualifies beautifully in all these respects. However a couple of (hopefully helpful) things should be noted.

1.At the first visit it's difficult getting through the entry gate. Without the electronic pass, one must enter 004 (or something like that) to open the gate. The instructions are on a panel, but the plexiglass cover is so weathered it's hard to see and read. These directions should be emphasized in a pre-visit email or letter.
2.We were in an upstairs unit, and the steps coming down can be hazardous at night. There are ground lights at the side of a few steps, but these created shadows on the other steps and made descending dicey. Some sort of overhead lighting would be very helpful. Absent that, a reflective tape or paint border on each step would really help.
3.Avocado carpeting. Really? (OK, no biggie, but indicated some dating).
4.The Wi-Fi system ($15 per week) was dicey. I kept getting thrown off and prompted for another access number. When I finally contacted the vendor's help desk, they walked me through the fix, and it turned out mine was not an unusual issue. It would be very helpful if management would include a "Wi-Fi Help Sheet", perhaps prepared by the IT vendor, with the check-in materials.

As mentioned, we like Desert Breezes a lot. We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay, and we look forward to returning.

Zach and Peggy Kaplan

Room Tip: As mentioned, the stairs can be dicey at night and inconvenient if you have heavy stuff. We were in...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Traveler,

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review on Desert Breezes and providing feedback on what we can improve at the resort. Your suggestions will be addressed with our Director of Resort Operations and we hope you will visit us again soon in the future.
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Palm Desert, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in an upstairs 1 B/R unit. Bathroom was soooo small. When last updated no one checked the work. Tile grout is all over the place. Had a bad hair dryer and the staff left a replacement on the dining room table. I guess I was supposed to install it myself. Carpets are very dirty and frayed around the edges. The noise from the next door heating/AC unit is really loud, even in the bedroom. The bathroom exhaust fan sounds like it has bad bearings in it and needs to be replaced. I suggest the owners tell the management to spend some money and use better fixtures on the doors, floors ETC; and check the work.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Dear Tony,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Desert Breezes Resort. We truly appreciate your open and honest feedback regarding your stay with us. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience you experienced in regards to maintenance issues. Rest assured we will be contacting our maintenance staff to look into these details further. During your next stay with us, please do not hesitate to call the front desk and inform them of the situation as they will be happy to accommodate your needs.
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Additional Information about Desert Breezes Resort

Address: 77-955 Calle Las Brisas South, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Desert
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Breezes Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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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