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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed a week here in late November, Thanksgiving weekend included and enjoyed the comfortable two bedroom lock off in building 25. We hadn't stayed here for some 5 years and can confirm that the resort has matured in terms of the vegetation, with excellent facilities. The unit was superb, clean and very practical. We used the adult pool, the...

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EmbarcUWE, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Hello Ken, Thank you so much for your great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your family. We look forward to welcoming you home soon. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk.

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Directly across from the larger, noisier Marriot Desert Springs, Outstanding grounds (zero scape), units, overall facilities and staff. Walking distance to Desert Willow Golf Resort ... why stay anywhere else in Palm Desert!

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EmbarcUWE, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Thank you for your review for the Trip Advisor community. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Embarc Palm Desert. I am glad you were able to enjoy such a legendary concert. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk General Manager

Hesperia, California
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My husband & I spent a week here during the Desert Trip week. We thought that it might be real busy during this time, since everything in this area was booked but because the resort is so spread out, we never felt crowded. The resort is beautiful & has every amenity we wanted. Our unit was very clean & comfortable....

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EmbarcUWE, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Dear Judy, Thank you for your great review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the Desert Trip concert, and the peace and tranquility of Embarc Palm Desert. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk.

Reviewed 25 October 2016

As with all Intrawest resorts, the facilities are safe, nearby many attractions and very clean. We weren't lacking anything, except for the fact that the TV wasn't working and I felt that of all the Intrawest resorts, this was the least impressive and probably the most lazily put up. Sandestin and Zihuatanejo's resorts are much better. Amongst other Intrawest resorts,...

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EmbarcUWE, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Dear Kimia A, Thank you for your review to the Trip Advisor Community. I am so sorry you experienced an issue with your TV. Embarc Resorts offers something unique to each location. Many members have their favorite resorts, and they all differ depending on their interests. I am glad to hear however you have found great joy in Zihuatanejo and...

Placentia, CA
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had a very comfortable two bedroom two bath unit with a fully stocked kitchen. It is a beautifully designed resort fitting very well into the desert atmosphere. The pools are plentiful and everything is very clean. There is no restaurant on the facility. Do you have to drive to go anywhere. There are so many Desert cities to choose...

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EmbarcUWE, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review to the Trip Advisor Community. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay, and all of the wonderful amenities our resort has to offer. We hope to see you soon. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk General Manager

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We spent five nights here in October. The TVs in this unit were not working. We had visits from five employees who tried to fix the problem. Not once were we ever contacted by anyone from management. I had to reach out to Hilton GV Club to report the issue. On the 4th day, a tech from Spectrum showed up...

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EmbarcUWE, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Dear Bobemac, Thank you for your review to the Trip Advisor Community. I am very sorry your TV did not work as expected. As you requested, I did follow up and leave a voicemail for you in your vacation home during your visit, in addition to speaking with you at check out. Our Membership has been set up so that...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had a lovely five day visit to Palm Desert. The property is fabulous.... large with many pools - good for adults and children alike. Lots of fun. The units were very spacious and incredibly well equipped - like all Embarc / Club Intrawest properties.

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ClubIntrawest, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Hello Emma, On behalf of the staff team at Palm Desert, thank you for your review. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, and the amenities of your Embarc location here in Palm Desert. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk General Manager

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Our first of many visit to come. As members we are pleased at the overall condition and friendliness of the staff. I love the attention to detail and how attentive the staff have been during our stay. Great grocery store right next door and Starbucks inside. Desert Willow golf course 2min away. Fantastic course with all the latest in golf...

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ClubIntrawest, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Hello Darryl, On behalf of the staff team at Embarc Palm Desert, thank you for taking the time to share your experience here for the Trip Advisor community. Our Members and Team Members truly appreciate your insight and the excellent condition of vacation homes and friendliness of the team you have come to expect. We will see you next time....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We have stayed in many resorts in Palm Desert and Embarc has a lot going for it. Rich southwest colors make up the decor, large master bedroom with claw foot tub a unique indoor+outdoor shower. Beautiful private deck in our second floor apartment including a fireplace - we had one of the larger second-floor units - one bedroom with pullout...

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ClubIntrawest, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Hello VC, On behalf of the staff team at Embarc Palm Desert, thank you very much for your review for the Trip Advisor community. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your trip. We are in the process of adding full gas ranges/stoves to our Vacation Homes. We do hope you were able to enjoy the gas grills surrounding the...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to Club Intrawest now Embarc for the past 14 years. They have seen my daughter growing and always welcome us like we are family. They are quick to resolve any issues, and always with a smile. Interesting note, how many places (Resorts) do you see the manager walking around, many times a day, ensuring people are...

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ClubIntrawest, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sylvain. I am thrilled to hear the team gave you and your family a warm welcome - it is very rewarding for my team and I to get to know our Members and always fun to see children grow into young adults before our very eyes. It is heartwarming to know that we have been...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Golf course
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Embarc Palm Desert

Address: 1 Willow Rdg, Palm Desert, CA 92260-0619 (Formerly Club Intrawest - Palm Desert)
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Desert
Price Range: £117 - £289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Embarc Palm Desert 4.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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Also Known As:
Club Intrawest - Palm Desert Hotel Palm Desert
Hotel Intrawest Palm Desert
Intrawest Palm Desert
Embarc Palm Desert California Desert
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm Desert
#5 Family Hotel in Palm Desert
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“Can't beat the one bedroom terrace units ...”
 of 5 bubbles GdV001, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you request a room near either a family pool or an adult one. We were traveling with kids but were beside an adult-only pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 211EmmaW, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in Building 19 were very close to the adult pool.”
  • Nice patio to have breakfast, lunch or cocktails.
  • To the left is a door and the outside shower. Second floor only.
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Comfortable couch. and to the right is another terrace
  • Clawfoot tub with bath salts, in the bedroom
  • 1-bedroom
 of 5 bubbles BeachBabe8662, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The room described was 29-4.”
 of 5 bubbles JennyL1977, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“The two bed room unit with the lock out in the adult area is great for adults! Both units are well appointed and equipped.”
 of 5 bubbles HenryJLee, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
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