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“Very nice”
Review of Embarc Palm Desert

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Embarc Palm Desert
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

We are intrawest memebers and always like coming here.

There are a bunch of pools. Nice pool chairs . The family pool is nice if you have a big family or friends coming , you can fire up the 2 bbq's beside the pool and so on.

Check-in and staff around are all nice and great.

if you require food or groceries there is a store just at the bottom of the hill where you can pick up stuff.

rooms are great, nice and big, good showers, kitchen fully stocked .

Just rememeber to bring your sunscreen

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We recently stayed for 3 days and we enjoyed it so much! The rooms have plenty of space with all the necessary to enjoy your stay as if it were home...all furniture and appliances were in perfect conditions and what I liked the most was the bed in our room! Oh I really appreciate when hotels think in having a nice and comfy place to sleep :) my kid stayed in a sofa-bed and usually those are very uncomfortable but even that one was good.

I loved also the friendly personnel who works there, they were all kind and helpful.

The Club have beautiful spaces for family recreation, we enjoyed the pools and the lawns/ gardens are awesome, they make you enjoy even more the beautiful nature around plus the awesomeness of the sunrise/sunsets of Palm Dessert.

I also recommend to take advantage of the daily workout sessions, I had the opportunity to attend the one for Yoga and I liked it very much.

Besides, the club is located very near to restaurants and groceries stores (btw I loved Ralphs Store which is just around the corner and it has great products and awesome service attitude!)

I definitely recommend Club Intrawest!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Picton
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72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

What's not to like about Club Intrawest in Palm Desert? The staff remember you from a year later! The rooms are spotlessly clean and have every convenience you could need. The lawns are well watered and manicured and the ground staff very friendly. A good selection of pools for families plus games room, theatre. Very very close to shopping centre. Has a gym but my only grumble there would be they need more free weight equipment but that's just picking. Lovely place that doesn't feel like a hotel resort. You actually feel at home.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Mason, OH
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Stayed here May 19th thru 25th. We had a two bedroom on the first floor. I am a HGVC member. Not much I can add to all the other positive reviews but...

I loved the fireplace on the patio. It was basically very quiet except I could hear the people above me walking a few times in the AM and PM. There was a bug issue in one of the bedrooms - spotted one a day. Yoga and Zumba classes cost $10 each. They had a Memorial Day picnic and it cost $10 a person. I will say there were a billion remote controls for the tv/dvd and some of them did not work.

The beds were comfy and the room clean. As people have mentioned some of the bathrooms were HUGE. Mine was average but the shower had the best water pressure EVER!!! It had a bench made into the wall so I could shave the legs, etc. LOVED it!!!

The staff is by far the best I've come across in my travels. Very welcoming. They are laid back but attentive. Special shout outs to Solina and James. They went above and beyond.

As others have said, this is not a party place, this is a place where you and your girls, your sweetie or family can stay and just relax.

I will be back to club!

Room Tip: We stayed in 14-1 & 3. it was close to the pool and the grill.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Yorkton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

our family stayed there and did not want to leave. beautiful grounds tennis courts, so cool you can borrow a tennis racket and balls, they think of everything. it was fantastic stay. super excellent fantastic.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Member's Club that allows hotel stays aswell. Very nice property with comfortable accomodations.
Right on the golf course - great outdoor bbq's and multi pools. Good Location in Palm Desert with full grocery store and restaurants within walking distance

Room Tip: no room service or restaurant - nice to have cooking options and fridges.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, CA
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110 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed with friends who had reserved a 2-bedroom unit using vacation club points. The unit was very nicely appointed, very clean and comfortable. The outside dining area, with a fireplace and nearby grill, was lovely and perfect given the weather, but the dining table itself was quite wobbly. There is no dining table inside the unit -- just a small bar in the small kitchen. But it's certainly adequate for a few days. The living room is also quite small, but the bedrooms are spacious. Great location for attending the tennis tournament.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Embarc Palm Desert
Address: 1 Willow Rdg, Palm Desert, CA 92260-0619 (Formerly Club Intrawest - Palm Desert)
Location: United States > California > California Desert > 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
#5 Family Hotel in Palm Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Embarc Palm Desert 4.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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Also Known As:
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Hotel Intrawest Palm Desert
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