My husband and I stayed in a studio room with the two double beds. We had family who owns a timeshare here and they were in a two-bedroom unit. So I booked a studio for $127 AAA rate. Great price.The room was OK, but I was disappointed in a few things:
1. The "kitchenette" is just a counter with a small fridge underneath and a microwave, toaster and coffee maker on top. There is no sink, so it's hardly what I would call a kitchenette.
2. Although the rooms have been redecorated, they still smack of the 70s with the textured walls and ceilings and old, ugly tile in the bathroom/shower. Plus, the tile grout was black and yucky.
3. The shower head was terrible.
4. The only bed configurations are two doubles. No queens or kings.
We could have stayed at Villas II and had a King bed, but I thought it would be a bonus to have access to the JW Marriott resort. In actuality, I would have been fine not going over there. I really don't care for that main pool. It's huge, crowded, noisy and has a frat party or college spring break vibe. Of course, a lot of people like that sort of thing. But if you prefer a little bit of class and relaxation, I don't think you'll enjoy the main pool.
All in all, it was a decent hotel room for the price. But really nothing to be impressed with in my opinion. And again...I'm just referring to the studios. If you have the full two bedroom unit or even the one bedroom suite, that's a whole different story.
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- Palm Desert serves as the exceptional setting for Marriott's Desert Springs Villas. Beautifully designed on 400 acres. Adjacent to the JW Marriott Resort & Spa. Enjoy 36 holes of manicured fairways, exquisite tennis facilities, a lavish European spa and tempting cuisine. On-site, soak up the sun and relax with 7 luxurious pools. ... more less
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