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Welk Resorts Palm Springs
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Cathedral City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 13, 2009

My one-week stay here at the Desert Oasis was perfect. The weather the first part of the week was perfect - in the 80's. The resort had many activites for both young and old - daily walks, pool, water aerobics, tennis, golf, painting, jewelry making, DVD rentals, etc. The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout the stay. The one bedroom unit is large in size and I had a beautiful view of the golf course. The decor is alittle outdated but it didn't deter from the size and cleanliness of the room. The pool was beautiful and there is an adult only pool too. Each day they had different events at the pool - BBQ, ice cream float, build your own sundae, happy hour, etc. Cathedral City is located pretty central so you can get to Palm Springs one way or Palm Desert/Indian Wells the other. Thursday night there is a street fair in Palm Springs - nice little outing. Also on Sat/Sun there is a swapmeet at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert - fun too. Overall, the stay was perfect and I would recommend this resort to both couples and families - there was a combinaton of both while I was there.

  • Stayed: September 2009
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Reviewed October 3, 2009

Big rooms with good air-condition, nice kitchen. Bathroom was excellent. The personal was very friendly and helpsome.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2009

We booked two rooms in the Desert Oasis for a family (two kids ages 1 & 5) weekend trip to Palm Springs.

We enjoyed our stay because the resort is not overcrowded and has a family atmosphere.
Both rooms were spacious and clean with one facing the pool and the other facing the golf course. Throughout our stay we came into contact with different staff members who were all friendly and courteous.

The adjacent golf course is also a plus; the fairways were well kept and the greens were dry and rugged but overall it is a great place to relax and play without overcrowding. The staff in the pro shop was also friendly and flexible with tee times.

The resort is centrally located between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage which is more convenient because you do not have to drive to far to dine or shop. If you want to BBQ there are several propane grills available and several supermarkets within less-than a five minute drive.

Over all this is a great location for the children to have fun in the pool and to play a couple of rounds of golf for the weekend.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 22, 2009

We were a little apprehensive before reaching this resort, as the photos made the apartments looks a little old and jaded, but we were very pleasantly surprised on our late night arrival.
We arrived very late past 9pm - but were fortunate enough to get a pool side room. It was immaculate inside and out, cleaners there 24/7 - it really was spotless. The pool was just fantastic, couldn't get the kids out of it. The kids programmes and rooms were great, table tennis , pool, free internet, dvd hire and popcorn! a great touch. There is a pool side bar but not open for very long, though we had no problem bringing our own food and drink to the pool side. We booked the poolside bbq one night and that was great. Plenty of people about in the day, very friendly bunch. Nowhere you can walk to but always a pleasure to drive and see the mountains. Thoroughly enjoyable stay. cathedral city is very central to everything - palm springs, indian wells etc. A must do is the tram way a thoroughly fantastic experience. Would definately return here - in fact wish we were back there right now.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2009

We just stayed in this resort last weekend for one night (Saturday). I found this location through Hotwire and paid $107/night. The rooms were quite spacious - we had a 1 bedroom suite. We've stayed a the Westin Villas in the past, and those were quite a bit nicer, but this place is a great value. The furnishings were in good condition, although the decor felt a bit dated. The kitchen had teal green tiles in it and needed to be modernized. The suite was immaculate - not a speck of dust or grime. We would definitely stay here again. If you want 'fancy' or 'upscale', this probably isn't the place for you, but if you want a good value, check it out.
By the way, ask for a room with a view of the golf course or the pool - we had a view of the parking lot. The pool is nothing special, but it works!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2009

We have stayed at the Welk Resort in Escondido, so we gave the Desert Oasis a try. This resort is a smaller and older property, but the property is well-maintained and clean with friendly staff, especially the front desk. Our room was clean and nicely furnished. The maids clean your unit once a week, and they come in once a day to empty your trash. We were lucky to get a room in one of the remodeled units with a great view of the golf course. I understand that they haven't completed the remodeling of all the rooms. As for amenities, they have one main pool, but situated steps above the snack bar is the adult only section. This is a gated narrow area with a 3-lane lap pool. and on one end of the length of the pool are the lounge chairs and there's some tables and chairs in another small section there. We played bingo once and joined the Welk-um champagne party and the Activities Info Breakfast. We played horseshoes once, which is located right outside the pool, and we played a couple games of billiards in their rec room. Cathedral City is between Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs where there's lots of shopping and dining options. Rent a car and venture out - there's lots of places to go to hike or go for nature walks, like the Joshua National Park or the Agua Caliente Indian Canyons; and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a must, as far as I'm concerned. If you're a golfer, this is the place for you because the golf course is very pretty, and the cost is cheap - I think they said it was $15 for a round of golf after 3:00pm, and that included the golf cart. Made us want to take up golf. Overall, it was a nice week.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2009

We had planned a weeks vacation at the Desert Oasis with our kids. On our arrival we were assigned a room facing Cathedral Canyan Dr which is a busy four lane road. After a fairly sleepless night due to the noise of passing cars I went to the front desk and asked to me moved to another room. The response was "we don't really do that as it makes more work for our cleaning staff".
The concierge also spent a large amount of time trying to convince us to go to the timeshare presentation even after I said that I wasn't interested. We also got a call early the next morning after check in again asking if we wanted to go to the presentation.
As a result of the poor service we decided to leave after one night and found something better. Would not recommend this resort.

Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
5  Thank PCDVC
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Additional Information about Welk Resorts Palm Springs

Address: 34567 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-6637 (Formerly Desert Oasis Resort)
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Cathedral City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Cathedral City
Price Range: $143 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Welk Resorts Palm Springs 3.5*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Welk Resorts Palm Springs boasts 350 days of sunshine a year, with an average yearly temperature of 75 degrees. With breathtaking panaramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains, the resort is located 10 minutes from Palm Springs in Cathedral City, California. Swim in a large pool or lap pool, soak up some sun, or enjoy championship golf and tennis at our adjacent Cathedral Canyon Golf and Tennis Club, including a restaurant with locally inspired cuisine. Experience luxurious vacation villa accommodations that include full kitchens, living and dining areas, and private bedrooms with king beds. Activities Center includes fitness room, billiards, air hockey, darts, and Ping-Pong tables with planned activities and classes for all age groups. An arcade is next to the Activities Center. And when you’re ready to explore, nearby Palm Springs offers plenty to see – You won’t want to miss the Aerial Tramway, The Living Desert, Indian Canyons, Knott’s Soak City, Children’s Discovery Museum and Air Museum, world-class dining and shopping, including the popular Cabazon outlet, thrilling casinos, and more. ... more   less 
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Desert Oasis Hotel Cathedral City
Desert Oasis Cathedral City
Welk Resorts Palm Springs Cathedral City, California Desert, CA

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