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Club Intrawest - Palm Desert
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA 92260   |  
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Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

This place is absolutely the best. The décor and architecture are so impressive. If you have an appreciation for the details…this is the place. I also was so impressed with the common spaces – great amenities and because there are so few units, they are never crowded. We were there in peak season and the hotel was 100% occupied, but we often felt like we had the place to ourselves. And with separate adult only areas, I didn’t have to worry about my kids having too much fun in the pool, arcade or private movie theatre. I could go on and on…truly one of the best places I’ve ever stayed. AND THE STAFF IS EVEN BETTER!!!!!

Room Tip: If traveling with kids, ask to have your unit near the "family pool".
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  • Stayed April 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Just got back from ten glorious days here. We've been members since 2000 and never been disappointed at the quality of the product and the service. Really first class. The place was full but so peaceful and relaxing. Full marks also to Saul and his team that maintain the grounds so well. Never done the desert before but can thoroughly recommend it. Not too bad a journey for us Brits. Bit of a long flight to LA but its only an easy two hour drive and you're there. Don't be put off by the fact that most of the drive is urban. Once you drop down in to the Coachella Valley its like another world . Plenty to see and do as well as sitting round the glorious Club pools!

Room Tip: If you going without kids ask for a unit around the adult only pool (18+)
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Pound Ridge, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

My husband, 15 year old daughter and I just returned from a week at the Intrawest Palm Desert, our first time in the area. The staff at the resort were friendly and accommodating. The setting at the edge of a open area with unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains was spectacular. I particularly enjoyed the desert landscaping and the architecture of Intrawest. The 1 bedroom suites were nicely appointed with warm, playful colors and a comfortable living area; taking an outdoor shower while gazing up at the snow on Mt San Jacinto was a uniquely pleasurable experience. The adult pool area was a serene place to be after a day of hiking in the canyons and at Joshua Tree National Park. The only complaint we had was with the relatively soft mattress and the light that filtered in through the shutters in the morning. We look forward to returning to Intrawest in years to come.

Room Tip: In the future we will probably request a first floor unit to make better use of the patio area.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Our first trip to Palm Desert and we didn’t want to leave. From the absolutely amazing staff – to the large one bedroom rooms – with the large patio it was paradise – to the other fabulous guests it was one of the best hotel stays ever!

Can’t wait to go back :)

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

This was our first visit to Club Intrawest and we were impressed. We had a one bedroom condo which was spacious with a great kitchen. Although there was not a large refrigerator, there was a bar sized refrigerator, a separate freezer, and a separate ice maker. All of these appliances were of a good size. The kitchen also had a stove and convection microwave with more than adequate counter space. There was a rain shower in the bedroom, as well as another tub and shower in the bathroom. Every thing was very clean with house keeping service once during our stay. The adult only pool was a great feature with very comfortable chaise lounges that included cushions. The fitness center was very good with new equipment and not very crowded. The furniture and bed were very comfortable and the grounds were immaculate. There is a nice patio with table outside and a great surprise was the gas fireplace.

We did have a few very minor maintenance problems, basically we needed some instruction on how to work things. Pat from maintenance helped us on two occasions. He was to our condo within a half hour and took the time to instruct us on the intricacies of the appliances. He was very helpful and pleasant. He gets our nomination for employee of the month. Thanks Pat.

We have been visiting Palm Desert for about 13 years and we certainly intend to return to Club Intrawest. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to return.

Room Tip: Rooms at the end of the property are near the adults only pool.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oregon USA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

This is not our first trip here. It is cheery and well located next to Desert Willow golf course in Palm Desert. It is not a "Four Seasons" experience...but it is not intended to be. Nice condos...having all the stuff you need to survive a week or two if you want to cook for yourself (not the food...you have to shop for that)...BBQs, pools, hot tubs, and nicely manicured grounds.

This is a typical Intrawest Property...very nice.

Room Tip: This is a time share with Club Intrawest but Hilton Vacation Club has reciprocal arrangement and I a...
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  • Stayed February 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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Mission Viejo, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

We went to this time-share property on one of those cheap rates if you go to the 90 minute presentation deals. This property has been around for about 13 years but they are keeping it well maintained. The one bedroom suite was well laid out with a large living room/kitchen. We had an upstairs suite with a nice balcony and outdoor fireplace. The room was well equipped with a full kitchen. Everyone was very friendly and we did not require any assistance as everything in the room was functional. There are several pools with the most comfortable lounges we have ever tried. This was generally an older and international crowd. We saw very few children. After our 90 minute presentation we decided not to purchase. The buy-back feature was enticing but the price seemed high compared to other timeshares we have visited and purchased. The only thing this place lacked was carpet in the room. You probably would not care in the summer but in the winter it gave it a bit of a cold feeling. Over all it was very nice.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA 92260
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 Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm Desert
#3 Family Hotel in Palm Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Club Intrawest - Palm Desert 4.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vacation Homes custom-built for the Desert. Club Intrawest is a private vacation club. From time to time, Guests are invited to stay at the Club on a nightly, cash basis. Club Intrawest -- Palm Desert is your desert home. Ideally located next to the Desert Willow Golf Course, Club Intrawest -- Palm Desert is serene and secluded. Peaceful, spacious and seemingly one with the desert surroundings, the Vacation Homes at Palm Desert take full advantage of the year-round warm weather. Enjoy both family and adult-only pools, 2 tennis courts, a basketball court and private movie theatre. The Vacation Homes are built in a series of 'Haciendas', each surrounding a pool and hot pool area, and a barbecue deck. Spacious Vacation Homes feature full kitchens and fireplaces on the terraces. ... more   less 
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