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JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA
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2.81 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,884 reviews)

"super clean friendly awesome view nice pool golf tennis and gym. what’s not to like?"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II
3.5 out of 5
1091 Pinehurst Ln, Palm Desert, CA
The price is $119 per night
2.52 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,884 reviews)
Marriott great

"Would do it again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II
The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
4 out of 5
75 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA
The price is $139 per night
3.05 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,658 reviews)

"They wee awesome in accomodating us with staying in our same room which was next door to our daughter when we extended our stay. On arrival the concierge spoke somewhat broken english and was extremely hard to follow"…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
Marriott's Shadow Ridge
3.5 out of 5
9003 Shadow Ridge Road, Palm Desert, CA
The price is $119 per night
4.22 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,539 reviews)

"Beautiful grounds, would have liked more walking paths"…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Marriott's Shadow Ridge
The Village Palm Desert
2.5 out of 5
74375 El Camino, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $78 per night
0.89 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (345 reviews)

"very friendly manager- lots of character in the property"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

The Village Palm Desert
Shadow Mountain Resort
3.5 out of 5
45750 San Luis Rey Ave, Palm Desert, CA
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0.41 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (553 reviews)
Girls’ Week

"Older place, but quiet. Near everything!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Shadow Mountain Resort
Inn at Deep Canyon
2.5 out of 5
74470 Abronia Trl, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $78 per night
0.97 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (991 reviews)

"This is a cute hotel. My room was next to the entry gate which slammed shut. I was awoken by the slamming after 11pm both nights and early morning. It would be great to put padding on the gate or tightened the bolts to make the closing slower and lessen the slamming. Otherwise, it was a great ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Inn at Deep Canyon
Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort
2.5 out of 5
74695 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $79 per night
1.17 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (2,269 reviews)

"Quite, clean, friendly staff. # 131, 1st floor, facing rear parking lot and parking stalls, resulted in very early wake up due to early departing guest loading and departing. Not good or necessary to put me there, especially when the property was at very low occupancy due to the Pandemic."…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert
3 out of 5
36999 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $102 per night
4.27 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,315 reviews)

"Due to COVID the room I had reserved wasnt available due to limited staffing"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert
Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert
3 out of 5
74895 Frank Sinatra Dr, Palm Desert, CA
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The price is $99 per night
3.83 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (1,563 reviews)
Great Hotel & Staff

"The room and the lobby were large, clean, and extremely comfortable, and the front desk staff was friendly and accommodating. Our only complaints were that the in-room-thermostat is very hard to set, and there was an intermittent high pitched noise all day and night, seemingly emanating from the ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

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Visiting Palm Desert

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Palm Desert, and visitors give high marks for the pristine golf courses. Tourists who journey to this relaxing city can discover its zoo, live music, and seafood restaurants. River, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, and Indian Wells Tennis Garden are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 1849 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Palm Springs
  • The closest major airport is in Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.), 10.1 mi (16.2 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Palm Desert

Well known for its live music, theaters, and festivals, the city's cultural venues include Adagio Galleries and McCallum Theatre. Golfing is a top activity, and Desert Willow Golf Resort is one place to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and El Paseo Shopping District.

In Palm Desert, you'll be able to select from 279 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday getaway. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Embarc Palm Desert - With a stay at this 4.5-star condo resort, guests can enjoy access to 4 outdoor pools and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia travelers love its proximity to shopping and comfortable rooms.
  • Hotel Paseo, Autograph Collection by Marriott - Our customers like the proximity to shopping and comfortable beds at this hotel. With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Palm Desert - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its overall value and helpful staff.

In the surrounding area, popular places to visit include River, 2.1 mi/3.4 km from the heart of the city, and Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which is 4.3 mi (7 km) away.

Dressing for Palm Desert

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 84°F during the day and 44°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 106°F, while the average at night is 58°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 108°F with nighttime averages of 69°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 97°F and nighttime averages of 44°F
  • About 2.36 inches of rain falls on Palm Desert each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 107°F, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 45°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Palm Desert?
Fairfield Inn & Suites Palm Desert is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert and Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Palm Desert, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the top deals on offer in Palm Desert.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Palm Desert?
To find more details about changing or cancelling your trip to Palm Desert, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Palm Desert?
Based on reviews, Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Motel 6 Palm Desert - Palm Springs Area and Holiday Inn Express Palm-Desert-Rancho Mirage/Golf.
What's the best place to stay for families in Palm Desert?
Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas II is a top 3.5-star condo resort on Expedia for families, and features 7 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Other choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Desert Breezes Resort and Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort. Attractions in the area like Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Living Desert Zoo and Gardens are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Palm Desert?
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is a favorite 4.5-star resort for couples, and features in-room massages and pillowtop beds. Another good option for a romantic stay is Lake Front On The Golf Course !!! No Taxes for Stay of 27 Nights or Longer.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Palm Desert?
Inn at Deep Canyon is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a coffee shop for its human guests. Holiday Inn Express Palm-Desert-Rancho Mirage/Golf is another good choice for you and your pet.
Where is the best place to stay close to Living Desert Zoo and Gardens?
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star resort offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. It’s located 3.5 mi (5.7 km) from Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.
What about the best place to stay close to Desert Willow Golf Resort?
One of the top choices for your stay is JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, located next to Desert Willow Golf Resort, and this 4.5-star resort offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Coachella 2019 Efficiency Apartment and Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Palm Desert?
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star resort with 5 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Palm Desert?
Inn at Deep Canyon is a favorite hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish stay, and features an outdoor pool and free breakfast.
What's the best golf hotel in Palm Desert?
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is a top 4.5-star resort that has a golf course and features pillowtop beds. Another good choice is Comfort Suites Palm Desert I-10 if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Desert Willow Golf Resort during your trip.

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