The term "desert oasis" is marketed so often in the Palm Springs hotel biz that the term has little meaning. One exception, however, is the AAA 4-Diamond-rated JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa.
It is surrounded by waterways where you can spot pink flamingos or jump on one of the gondola rides that depart from the hotel lobby. There are also four pools and a 38,000 square-foot spa with its own saltwater pool.
The hotel was built for conventions but with a wealth of kid-friendly activities, a huge tennis complex and two 18-hole golf courses -- it also feels like vacation.
Rooms are clean and modern and many have balconies with views of the lake or the Santa Rosa Mountains. However nothing is free here; guests are responsible for a steep resort fee, and the rest of the stay might feel like a minefield of hidden fees. Business guests billing their employers won't mind, but leisure travelers certainly will.
Downtown Palm Springs is 25-minutes away by car, and the legendary Joshua Tree National Park is a 40-minute drive away.
From the press:
“You wouldn't know that you're in the middle of the desert at this resplendent resort” – U.S. News & World Report
Infant cots / cribs
Golf course (on-site)
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
Nightlife / entertainment
24-hour front desk
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: between USD 19 and USD 28 per person (approximately)
Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
Self parking fee: USD 25.00 per day (in/out privileges)
Valet parking fee: USD 34.00 per day (in/out privileges)
Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
Resort fee: USD 39.90 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
Fitness center access
Sporting facilities or equipment
Nearby fitness center access
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The Palm Springs International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the resort. Los Angeles is a two-hour drive.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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