Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly condominium resort with 4 outdoor pools and health club


This family-friendly Palm Desert condominium resort is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Desert Willow Golf Resort, Palm Desert Aquatic Center and Classic Club. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and The Gardens on El Paseo are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Property Features

4 outdoor pools, a health club, and a spa tub are available at this smoke-free condominium resort. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, massage/treatment rooms, a children's pool, and concierge services are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 78 condos provide conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include balconies, DVD players, and microwaves. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property Amenities

Property Amenities

Embarc Palm Desert features 4 outdoor swimming pools, a health club, a spa tub, and a children's pool. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This luxury condominium resort also offers spa services, barbecue grills, and an arcade/game room. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Embarc Palm Desert is a smoke-free property.

  • Free WiFi 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Health club 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Picnic area 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Total number of rooms - 78 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Year Built 1996 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Weekly housekeeping provided 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Refrigerator 
  • DVD player 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Balcony 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Television 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Stovetop 
  • Cable TV service 

Nearby Things to Do

4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Property Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Weekly housekeeping provided; fees apply for additional cleaning
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Property Name

  • Club Intrawest Condo Palm Desert
  • Club Intrawest Palm Desert
  • Intrawest Palm Desert
  • Palm Desert Club Intrawest
  • Palm Desert Intrawest
  • Club Intrawest - Palm Desert Hotel Palm Desert
  • Hotel Intrawest Palm Desert
  • Club Intrawest Palm Desert Condo
  • Embarc Palm Desert Condo
  • Embarc Condo

We should mention

Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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4.7 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
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5 out of 5
Posted Feb 19, 2017
Convenient location close to a big supermarket but yet very secluded and quiet. Beautiful room. Loved the terrace and the outdoor shower. Great staff. Will definitely be back.
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Quiet, comfortable, convenient

4 out of 5
by from Florida
Posted Feb 7, 2017
Pros: Location, quiet, cleanliness.
Cons: Larger TV
Location: Golf, tennis, great restaurants, shopping, nearly anything one would like to enjoy on vacation or for temporary living is very convenient..
A very nice, well maintained property, with pools, tennis and hiking available from your unit. Super safe, quiet, and comfortable with an excellent, well trained staff. No bars, clubs, golf or restaurants on the property, but all are within minutes. Thanks for a great stay!!!
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Very relaxing holiday

5 out of 5
by from Canada
Posted Feb 3, 2017
Pros: Clean, quiet and friendly staffs.
Cons: Wish there is a restaurant or deli on site.
Location: Other than golfing, there is not a lot to do especially after sunset, which was around 5:30 when we were there.
We had a two bedroom suite that backed onto the adult swimming pool and there are two golf courses close by. The room and the entire complex is very clean and quiet. Will definitely go again.
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Great resort

5 out of 5
by from Los Angeles
Posted Jan 9, 2017
Very quiet and calm place. Loved it! Clean rooms and nice amenities. Secure and close to everything. Will go back here next time.
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Peaceful and relaxing

4 out of 5
by from san diego
Posted Nov 21, 2016
Pros: Peaceful and lots for kids to do that is free!
Location: We enjoyed running to the market and using one of the many barbecues. There is nothing close by though , no restaurant on property
The place is great. Beautiful peaceful and relaxing. But, our room was not ready at 430 when we arrived and then the shower was not cleaned and it was gross. They sent someone over to clean but just a hassle after waiting like 40 minutes while they cleaned originally. you have to take your trash ?? That's bizarre and gross since they make you get out and cleaning crew comes right in. makes it feel like camping? The bed was very soft and uncomfortable. the kids pool had part of a dirty diaper floating in it? Super gross But those were the bad things, the rest was nice. Kids loved movie theater and arcade. We walked the grounds and never saw another person so that was very nice. It was a nice family get away
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Great quiet and central Palm Desert location.

5 out of 5
by from Los Angels, Ca
Posted Nov 30, 2015
Pros: Wonderful varied recreational facilities maintained very well.
Cons: kitchen utensils
Location: Accessible to everything.
Beautifully maintained property with great amenities for the entire family. Accessible to everything you might need or want. We had a great experience with our entire family of 13. We highly recommend Club Intrawest Palm Desert.
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I will be staying here again, one day

5 out of 5
by from B
Posted Aug 10, 2015
I was very impressed and I had a lot of fun. Great location, clean big rooms. Loved that it had lots of bbq, pool and games for everyone. Only complaint would be that the showers were very strange. They were placed in the corner of the bedroom and had no door. Had to make everyone sit in the living while someone took a shower. over all I give it an A
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Desert Resort is pleasant with minor issues

4 out of 5
by from Los Angeles
Posted Aug 3, 2015
Pros: Movie theatre, BBQ's near by, friendly staff, rooms, on site grocery store.
Cons: More attention to the lighting for ping pong table and maintenance of pool table. Upgrade, enlarge, or add more pools to accommodate ratio of guests.
Location: Great location and close to restaurants.
Our overall rating is a 4 is due to a few minor details - First off this resort had 4 pools - 2 family and 2 over 18 yr. The 2 small family pools became too crowded even for off season for the family ratio visiting. The movie theatre and exercise room were perfect but the game rooms were a bit dated. Loved the basketball court but the lighting at night was not working correctly and one light was broken. The pool table was old and left out in the rain and did not function normally. No chalk and only two sticks in which one tip was broken. The ping pong table was great except for that there was not any proper lighting at night. The old table had nice lighting and the nice ping pong table had poor lighting. The guest suites were roomy and comfortable and had everything you would ever need. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had a pleasant stay other than the few minor details we mentioned.
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Beautiful location, spectacular grounds!

5 out of 5
by from Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
Posted Jan 1, 2015
Wonderful stay from check-in to check-out. Staff were amazing! Kids loved all the pools. Room was lovely, very comfortable and spacious for a family of four. Loved our stay and hope to return.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2015 by Club Intrawest
We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.
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Relaxing resort

5 out of 5
Posted Oct 13, 2014
Pros: size of room. amount of pools
Cons: Need a restroom at family pool near buildings 12 and 14
Location: Great location. Golf course right there as is shopping center with Ralphs grocery store
Enjoyed our visit. Room was great. Only negative was having to walk upstairs to our second floor room to use the restroom because there is not one at the family pool.
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