Ratings based on 1,017 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Fullerton, CA

3 years in a row! Best time!

Posted Aug 22, 2016
Our 10 year anniversary couldn't have been better! Our stay this year was mid Aug. Monday - Wednesday, no crowds, temp. 112°, low 80's at top of tram, nice hiking, Pool, Lobby Bar, Rockwood dinner...THE BEST!!! Rooms clean, quiet, staff very friendly, had dinner at Rockwood for first time and it alone rates 5 Stars!!! It will be hard NOT to come back for our 11th and make 4 years in a row! Worth the splurge!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 23, 2016 by JW, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, thank you for taking a moment to share your anniversary experience. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcome you back for your 11th !!!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Paradise in the desert

Posted Aug 19, 2016
Fabulous hotel in a beautiful setting. We had a balcony overlooking the pools/lake which was great. The pools were a good size and never busy, and conveniently open till 11p.m for peaceful swimming beneath the stars. The boat trip around the lake was fun too. We'll be returning.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 23, 2016 by JW, Hotel Management
hello and thank you for your "five-star" review. very much appreciate and we look for ward to welcome you back soon!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from CA

Excellent stay

Posted Aug 17, 2016
Pros: Super clean, elegant but lively enough for different age groups to enjoy.
Cons: Self parking should connect directly with hotel and not have to walk outside to connect the two areas.
Location: When staying at this hotel, you don't really have to leave because so much to do and enjoy at the hotel itself.
We had a great stay and give our whole experience an A+
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 17, 2016 by JW, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, thank your for your kind words and such a perfect review. We look forward to your next visit.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Wilmington CA

Overall it was Excellent

Posted Aug 16, 2016
The Mattress was Semi Hard. , the pillows case smell like sweat , the Bathroom shrink wasent draining the water good down the drain. Love the balcony view love the Breakfast buffet :) . Love the pools
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 18, 2016 by JW, Hotel Management
WOW!!! Thank you for your review and photos. Very much appreciate! We have shared your comments regarding the challenges with guest room amenities with the appropriate managers. We look forward to your next visit.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from newport coast

Safe

Posted Aug 15, 2016
The hotel is out dated the stff is very rude the rooms are very dirty
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 17, 2016 by JW, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, so sorry to hear your dis not enjoyed your stay. your comments will be shared with the team, We hope we will have the opportunity to better serve your on your next visit to Palm Desert.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 11, 2016
There was a pool party at the hotel over the weekend and it was disruptive to those of us who were not participating in the party. The music was so loud that it affected the entire atmosphere of the hotel. For someone looking for a relaxing getaway, this was not the right place. I wish I would have been given notice about the party before I booked my hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 17, 2016 by JW, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, thank your for taking the time to share your recent stay experience. So sorry to know that you did not enjoyed your stay. We hope we will have the opportunity to better serve you whenever your travels bring you back to Palm Desert.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

JW Marriot Experience

Posted Aug 6, 2016
Pros: I enjoyed the main pool area and the friendly staff.
Cons: I was not able to enjoy a work out in your spa facilities because the hours were very short. Longer hours would be better.
Location: We went to some good restaurants in the area.
It was my first time at the hotel. The ambience was great. Nice pool facilities. My room was close to the pool. Parking was easy to find. We enjoyed the small golf course in front of the hotel. The tennis facilities are nice as well.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 6, 2016 by JW, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, thank you for your review. very much appreciate your comments on the amenities you enjoyed and what can use improvement. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to your next visit.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Is it worth it?

Posted Aug 5, 2016
Rooms and grounds aren't that nice. Maybe a 3 star hotel. There are much nicer other options for a better rate. All it has going for itself is the music at pool on saturdays and a few options for food on-site. $9 can of bud light at pool....really?
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 6, 2016 by JW, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay experience. We appreciate your feedback and hope we will have the opportunity to better serve your in the near future.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Tired

Posted Aug 2, 2016
There were plastic cups and trash in the pond when we walked up to the main entrance of the resort. Seemed to be the overall theme of the property. I saw bits of trash everywhere I looked. Bed linen had small holes and a small stain. One of our pool towels had a huge hole. The front desk was very friendly just seems like the property has been neglected.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 6, 2016 by jw, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding this issue. we appreciate your feedback and will share your comments with the appropriate team.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from W

Exquisite Desert Getaway

Posted Jul 30, 2016
I love the atmosphere of this hotel! Driving in through the palm trees to the massive tropical façade is exhilerating. The valet staff is very welcoming and helpful. The staff at the desk are quick and sweet. The signature room with balcony and view of the pool is spectacular, the desert mountains in the background of the sprawling pools lined with palms trees, and even at night this view is calming. The room service was easy to understand and to order, the food arrived when they said it would, as ordered. I had the caprese sandwich, and was pleased, with coleslaw, which was not very good. My boyfriend had ordered the Marriot Burger and he fell asleep before he could eat it, and the hotel was happy to give us a credit for that in the morning. I snipped a bite of the bacon and a couple fries, yum! I had been worried about the noise level of the hallway because I could hear some doors opening and people running around and yelling during the day, but that ceased. The morning dip in the pool was just delightful! I think I will stay in the Villas next time, I would love to explore this massive resort more!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 2, 2016 by jw, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, thank you for your review and for taking a moment to share your experience. We appreciate learning about the areas of the resort your enjoyed, as well as your comments for the areas that need improvement. Wee hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.