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“Great tennis cts; very average condos.... need a lot of TLC!”

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Desert Breezes Resort
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
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

Room Tip: We liked being on the second floor with the valulted ceiling and a nice view over the pool and water...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed November 29, 2013

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 reviewResponded 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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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We recently spent 2 nights in a studio room for a weekend getaway. The room was comfortable, clean, and well appointed. The staff are extremely helpful and courteous. Several pools gave us the option of relaxing in an adult-only area, and the tennis courts are a wonderful plus! The resort's grounds are beautifully manicured with a large pond and fountain. I would definitely stay here again in a more interior unit because the resort is near the intersection of two busy streets, and we could hear the traffic noise from our room that was one of the units nearest the intersection..

Room Tip: Rooms on the north and west side of the resort are furthest from the busy street.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Desert Breezes! We agree, it is the perfect weekend getaway to relax. We hope you will come stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Our adventure began with the excitement of a quiet vacation. DB gas always delivered and our anticipation grew as we neared the resort. As an owner since the '80's we knew we could count on having a QUIET resort to unwind and chill. Much to our dismay the first day was a nightmare of blasting music from a group of over 12 people crowded into one unit that drove away every one from the pool with their music I invading the peacefulness we all expected. When calling the front desk they were more concerned with our unit number than taking care of the situation. We worked all day to find ways to deal with this issue that did not seem was going to be corrected. We spoke with several other vacationers and they were afraid to complain because of the aggressive nature of this group making the other guest miserable with the noise. We all left the pool area in disgust as management did nothing. While this is my first day on a much needed holiday we will see come Monday if anything further will be done to handle this sad situation with the front desk safely tucked behind their desk and my husband trying to talk with the party group to no avail. I will be posting again with results of our vacation being cut short and party group winning with their total disregard to others space or???? If we wanted blasting music shaking the walls we could have stayed in Lake Havasu, AZ where that is a daily occurrence.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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TradingPlacesTPI, Manager at Desert Breezes Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

We apologize for the factors contributing to your vacation being disrupted and thank you for your comments. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to address your specific concerns. Please email us at dbr@tradingplaces.com with your name, dates of stay, and unit number so we can resolve these issues in a timely manner.

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Address: 77955 Calle Las Brisas S, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92211-8265
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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
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Ranked #3 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Palm Desert
Price Range: $96 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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