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Desert Vacation Villas
Ranked #50 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, CA
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28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great place to relax”
Reviewed October 26, 2010

I stayed at the Villas with a group of girls for a long weekend. The condo was large enough for our group to have space to relax and not feel too crowded. People have said that the decor is dated and needs replacing. Everything in our unit was fine and in good working condition, maybe just a little worn in places. The shower in the main bathroom was very cramped, but still usable. The beds in the second bedroom were not the most comfortable, but for a few nights it wasn't too bad.

We spent a lot of time in the pool area and had no trouble finding lounge chairs or tables. Staff were very helpful with any questions we had.

There is a mini mart just 1/2 a block down the street that carries most of the basics that you might need. There are a few places to eat within a few blocks of the hotel, but we didn't check any of them out. The Villas are not close walking distance to downtown Palm Springs, but it is just a short drive. If you like Asian food, you need to check out Wang's. For good sangria, try Azul. For excellent pizza, go to Bill's Pizza - their BBQ Chicken pizza was amazing.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2010

We stayed here for 6 nights in February, with our parents (around age 70). Nice and comfortable 2 bedroom, 2 bath accommodations, although furniture and decor is dated. Pool area is very nice as well. The resort is small (36 units), so does not have as many amenities as a larger resort, but this made it easier to get around - all of the units were very close to the quaint pool area. The resort is on the edge of a lovely residential area, and is close to downtown. Try Rick's Desert Grill, only half a block away, for excellent American-Cuban food.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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san diego
1 review
Reviewed June 25, 2009

My family and I went to Palm Springs May 09. The place was nice and quiet the rooms were a little out of date. everything was okay UNTIL we got home from a long night out went to bed and all I could smell was vicks vapor rub like the sheets were not clean. I got so mad. Then notice tht the villas looked like an old senior home. rallings every where bars all around the bathroom.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
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Canada
1 review
Reviewed October 15, 2008

I am writing a more recent review than what is available to let others know what a clean, well stocked place this establishment is. All the units are two bedrooms and are quite spacious. The kitchen had everything we needed and I am certain if we needed anything else the staff in the office would have been happy to oblige. Even the laundry room was spotless.

The units are quiet also. It would appear the clientelle are more family oriented people thus there do not appear to be too many rowdy motel type individuals staying there. We are so glad we found this haven to stay in while in sunny palm springs.

  • Liked — The unit and size
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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fussydress
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Reviewed June 19, 2008

We stayed for an all expense paid trip as a gift from my in-laws. The gift is absolutely generous because the villas are very nice , roomy, and have fully equiped kitchens.

Unless you're a golfer the only thing to do here is swim in the pool. We enjoy traveling to locations with educational, historical, or cultural value. For the kids the only enjoyable activity was swimming in one of the many pools. We live in hot weather so coming to hotter weather was not something I would have paid for. I don't think I'd ever actually visit the area again.

Whenever we had a problem the staff was very helpful and accommodated our needs.

  • Liked — Spacious villas.
  • Disliked — Nothing to do in the area but golfing & swimming.
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Portland
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13 reviews
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Reviewed March 27, 2008

We had a great experience here. Awesome! The children were so fed up with sharing our space. We were able to spread out in our 2 bed ,2 bath. We stopped at Trader Joe's and made dinner in the fully stocked kitchen. Pool was great. Best value in Plam Springs. Could not recommend it enough.

  • Liked — 2 bed, 2 bath
  • Disliked — office closes at 5pm
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Berkeley, CA
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2008

Three of us, old friends, wanted a comfortable, not too expensive place for our annual get-together in a sunny clime. The Desert Vacation Villas in Palm Springs fit the bill perfectly. We had a 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and good sized living room for $188/night. The property has a pool and jacuzzi, as well as some other recreational amenities that we didn't use. The accommodations are very clean, though a bit worn. Beds are very comfortable. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to stay there again.

Stayed February 2008
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Additional Information about Desert Vacation Villas

Property: Desert Vacation Villas
Address: 250 W Vista Chino, Palm Springs, CA 92262-2930
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Desert Vacation Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All the comforts of home in a resort setting! All condominiums are two-bedroom, two bath, full kitchen with a Queen sleeper sofa in the living room. All master bedrooms have a King bed and private bathroom. Guests bedrooms have either a Queen or two twin beds. Free wi-fi, welcome coffee basket, welcome bath amentities, and a large paperback lending library add to the fun. Two large outdoor bar-b-q's sit next to the pool and the outdoor whirlpool. Free bicycles for exploring the historic Las Palmas neighborhood and the homes of the movie stars. Only minutes from downtown Palm Springs, the casino, world-reknown restaurants, shopping, the unforgettable mountain Tram, the Air Museum and Art Museum, and Thursday Nite VillageFest where the streets are closed off for miles of food, music and fun. Be the star of your next vacation! ... more   less 
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