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Best Palm Desert Family Hotels

Desert Hawaiian 6-bed/4.5-bath Estate, Huge Pool/spa, 1/2 Acre, Walk to El Paseo
Great for families
5/5 Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Families like: private pool, waterpark, kitchen, games and toys
Great stay!
"Had a great time at this house! Pool decking is a little rough for the kids, but otherwise a great set up for a group week away."

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

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Desert Hawaiian 6-bed/4.5-bath Estate, Huge Pool/spa, 1/2 Acre, Walk to El Paseo
Embarc Palm Desert
Great for families
4.5 out of 5
1 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA
The price is $199 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
4.7/5 Exceptional! (220 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, game room, outdoor tennis courts, bicycle rentals
Travelers say...
"First time here and I loved it. I will definitely return, highly recommend."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Embarc Palm Desert
Sonoran Suites of Palm Springs at the Enclave
Great for families
3 out of 5
35751 Gateway Drive, Palm Desert, CA
4.5/5 Wonderful! (154 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, kitchen, extra beds/cribs, washer and dryer
Familyn of 5 stranded
"They took our money in full payment and called us the night before check-in to tell us that they overbooked and had nowhere for us to stay. We were left stranded… Family of five. 4000 miles away from home and couldn’t change your airfare. The town was booked solid. Terrible experience will never ..."

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2018

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The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
Great for families
4 out of 5
75 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $195 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,004 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, waterslide, kids club, kitchen
Travelers say...
"Nice accommodations."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
1091 Pinehurst Ln, Palm Desert, CA
The price is $199 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
4.4/5 Wonderful! (606 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, kids club, playground, miniature golf
Travelers say...
"We had a nice time at the Marriott. Only issues were ants in our kitchette and our sons car being hit by a golf ball and a dent put in his hood. My husband is working with Marriott to have it fixed."

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I
Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
1091 Pinehurst Ln, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $189 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,081 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, playground, bicycle rentals, laundry
Travelers say...
"It is a very nice place to stay. It is clean and peaceful and just really nice all around. Really enjoyed my stay here and if I ever do decide to go back to Palm Springs I will definitely be staying here again! Great hospitality!"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II
Marriott's Shadow Ridge
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
9003 Shadow Ridge Road, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $186 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,741 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, waterslide, kitchen, playground
Travelers say...
"My husband and I loved the activities offered during our stay. From bicycling to ceramic painting it was an overall great, and peaceful experience. 1000/10 recommend!"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Marriott's Shadow Ridge
Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Desert
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
74900 Gerald Ford Dr, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $110 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
4.4/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"Very clean. Hotel was comfortable and well taken care of. Would stay there again"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Desert
Marriott's Shadow Ridge II- The Enclaves
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
9003 Shadow Ridge Road, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $186 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,010 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, waterslide, kitchen, playground
Travelers say...
"We like staying at this property, this was our first time coming in October it was pleasantly more quiet. Kids activity center was awesome. Great service and staff everyone was exceptionally nice and accommodating"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Marriott's Shadow Ridge II- The Enclaves
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Great for families
4.5 out of 5
74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $297 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 30
4.3/5 Excellent! (973 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, miniature golf, outdoor tennis courts, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"I halls need to be vacuumed more often. That was the only thing I really noticed."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Inn at Deep Canyon
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
74470 Abronia Trl, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $89 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
4.3/5 Excellent! (968 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, laundry
Travelers say...
"Friendly staff. AC broke the first night and they fixed it right away. Easy late checkin procedure. No room service due to covid, but we were able to request trash pickup and new linens. Used the pool and hot tub, and both were very clean."

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

Inn at Deep Canyon
4 Seasons at Desert Breezes
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
77955 Ent Las Brisas, Palm Desert, CA
4.3/5 Excellent! (78 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, outdoor tennis court, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"The apt was great, better than the pictures. Very clean and spacious. Too bad the pool was closed (which they informed us about prior to the trip)"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

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4 Seasons at Desert Breezes
Desert Breezes Resort
Great for families
3 out of 5
77955 Calle Las Brisas S, Palm Desert, CA
4.3/5 Excellent! (993 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, outdoor tennis courts, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...
"The property was amazing but I do feel that customer service from the front desk reps could be more courteous and friendly. The vibe was not entirely welcoming. Overall we had a lovely stay."

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2021

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Desert Breezes Resort
Holiday Inn Express Palm-Desert, an IHG Hotel
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
74675 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $119 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
4.2/5 Excellent! (977 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, outdoor tennis court, extra beds/cribs, games and toys
Travelers say...
"Easy arranging late arrival. Phone attendant gave me driving directions pleasantly late at night. Bed comfortable. Breakfast hood and eating accommodations best I've encountered. Some noise in room above from footsteps abated."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Palm-Desert, an IHG Hotel
Shadow Mountain Resort
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
45750 San Luis Rey Ave, Palm Desert, CA
4.2/5 Excellent! (632 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, babysitting, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"Great property"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

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Shadow Mountain Resort
Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert
Great for families
3 out of 5
74895 Frank Sinatra Dr, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $116 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,185 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travelers say...
"Yes"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert
Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
74695 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $132 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
4.2/5 Very Good! (972 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"Close to shopping, restaurants, and the Indian Wells Tennis Center for the BNP Paribas. Our room was clean; linens were fresh & clean; had small fridge & microwave which came in handy. Staff were courteous & friendly. Great offerings for breakfast! I'd stay here again next time we come to the ..."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort
Residence Inn By Marriott Palm Desert
Great for families
3 out of 5
38305 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $134 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
4.2/5 Very Good! (972 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, game room, outdoor tennis courts
Travelers say...
"Nice and clean"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

Residence Inn By Marriott Palm Desert
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert
Great for families
3 out of 5
36999 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $132 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,003 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"Dirty towels in bathroom cupboard — yuck."

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert
Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Desert
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
74700 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
The price is $169 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
3.5/5 Good! (990 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"The property is old but in great condition and some area’s has been remodeled, excellent location and wonderful staff!"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Desert
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Where Should We Stay in Palm Desert?

The relaxing destination of Palm Desert is a great choice if you've been considering a vacation with the kids. The zoo, festivals, and golfing are just a few things that make this an attractive vacation destination for families. Fly into Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), which is the closest airport, or Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.), which is located 10.1 mi (16.2 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where to stay in Palm Desert, you might want to consider one of the 42 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.

Families on vacation have positive things to say about these accommodations:

Marriott's Shadow Ridge: Offers 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 3.5-star condo resort.

Desert Breezes Resort - Features 3 outdoor pools, free parking, and laundry facilities. The overall comfort and quiet location make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

Desert Hawaiian 6-bed/4.5-bath Estate, Huge Pool/spa, 1/2 Acre, Walk to El Paseo - Offers in-room kitchens, an outdoor tennis court, and a barbecue grill. Guests like the overall comfort at this vacation home.

Twin Palms: Luxury 6-bed/5-bath, 1/2 Acre, Heated Pool & Spa, Walk to El Paseo - Features in-room kitchens, an outdoor tennis court, and a barbecue grill. This vacation home is popular with guests for its central location.

When Should We Visit Palm Desert?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family vacation. Use these tips to decide when to grab the kids and head to Palm Desert.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 107°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 45°F
  • Driest months: March, August, January, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.43 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, December, January, and August, with an average rainfall of 0.51 inches

What Should We See and Do in Palm Desert?

While you and your family are visiting Palm Desert, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, El Paseo Shopping District, and The Gardens on El Paseo. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like River, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and Palm Springs Air Museum.

Palm Desert is also well-known for the:
  • Golfing
  • Live music
  • Seafood
  • Theater
  • Festivals

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