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Welk Resorts Palm Springs
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Cathedral City
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great restful resort”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We exchanged our time share week for this resort and were happy we did. It's clean, quiet, big rooms, great staff. However, median age of guests is maybe 65, which was fine with us, but could be a challenge for people with kids. We old folks like our quiet pool! The location of the resort is great. Did not eat at the country club, which is adjacent to the resort. Grounds are beautiful, mountains surround the entire place. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Ask for a golf course view so you can see more than the parking lot from your patio.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Our trip was so perfect. We were there mainly to enjoy the warm weather around the pool and to be able to relax and read our books. The staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Each day they have a featured casual meal available for purchase, as well as a pool walk up restaurant for drinks, salads, sandwiches, breakfast. It closed rather early and I would have preferred it stayed open until 5pm. The rooms were quite large and very comfortable. There are plenty of activities for kids and it is located on a golf course. There is a restaurant in the country club if you desire a more formal meal. Our kitchen was well stocked and laundry rooms were located in the clubhouse. We had such a relaxing time and were attended to so well, I've already made a reservation for next year.

Room Tip: I requested a room close to the pool on the bottom floor and had no problem. We arrived early and t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

From the moment we arrived at the Desert Oasis Resort, we were immediately taken care of and given a very warm welcome by the staff. We asked for a pool view room and were given one on the west side on the second floor...What a nice location!!! Upon entering the room, we were pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness of the room....we had a kitchen, dining room, living room plus a separate room with a bedroom and bathroom. It was like having our own oversized one bedroom condominium. The villa was spotless and very inviting. A nice addition to the villa was having a large balcony that was accessible from the bedroom and living room. This definitely was a nice home away from home and I would highly recommend this resort to anyone visiting the Palm Springs area. Also, the grounds of the resort were well groomed and beautiful plus the swimming pools were a nice addition to an incredible vacation.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Our experience was excellent from arrival to departure. Everyone was courteous, and very helpful in every way possible. Service was available all the time and if we were missing something or needed something it was not too much trouble for the resort to provide it for us.
The one bedroom unit was perfect for me and my husband and the living space felt very much like being at home.
The TV's were excellent and Time Warner Cable service is great! Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

Room Tip: We like to view the Golf Course, our request was for a ground level room overlooking the golf course...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

This was the 2nd Welk property that I have visited with the other being Escondido/San Diego. To say I was not impressed would be an understatement. The place looks like an old hotel that was converted to timeshares. The location of the resort is another problem as I would say that it is located in the "armpit" of the Palm Springs area. The average age of resort guests was about 70 years old and they seemed to be annoyed with any children playing in the pool area. The only positive was the resort staff. Each and every member I had contact with was extremely helpful and went out of their way to make sure every thing was done right. I would definitely look for other options in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Whittier, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

My family and I were not very pleased with our stay. To start our room was near a busy street so it was noisey and we can hear all the upstairs noise. The front desk people would mostly hang out in the office with thier cell phone. But in general the resort felt more like an average hotel. The pool wasn't very inviting cause it was small and the rec room was a little run down. To be honest this so called resort also felt like a senior complex and not a family resort so i will never bring my family here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the street and select a room on the second floor with golf course view. Bec...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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los angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Our second floor 1 bedroom unit was in excellent condition, roomy and very comfortable for our family of 2 adults and two children. The kitchen appliances and all furniture was in excellent condition and there were two flat screen TV and DVD players (one was a large screen). The bedroom and bathroom were large and clean and very nice. There was also a roomy balcony with a chaise and chairs. It was a great and very comfortable unit. There was a nice family pool and a smallish adult pool. The kids enjoyed the games room with the WII, pool table and 25cent popcorn. It is easy to spend a week in this place. The wireless internet was great (for a hotel).

Not so great were the two crickets and some small bugs. Be careful of parking in the sprinkler zone. No washer and dryer for some reason but they do have a midweek unit cleaning and pool towel exchange is available.

This is one of the better timeshares with updated furnishings and a relatively small and convenient size. I am rating it 5 stars as our family really enjoyed our stay but its definitely a 4.

You will need a car to get around; shopping is 5-10 minute away

Room Tip: Second floor rooms have a nice balcony, first floor has a patio. Request a golf course view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Welk Resorts Palm Springs
Address: 34567 Cathedral Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-6637 (Formerly Desert Oasis Resort)
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Cathedral City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Cathedral City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Welk Resorts Palm Springs 3.5*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Welk Resorts Palm Springs boasts 350 days of sunshine a year, with an average yearly temperature of 75 degrees. With breathtaking panaramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains, the resort is located 10 minutes from Palm Springs in Cathedral City, California. Swim in a large pool or lap pool, soak up some sun, or enjoy championship golf and tennis at our adjacent Cathedral Canyon Golf and Tennis Club, including a restaurant with locally inspired cuisine. Experience luxurious vacation villa accommodations that include full kitchens, living and dining areas, and private bedrooms with king beds. Activities Center includes fitness room, billiards, air hockey, darts, and Ping-Pong tables with planned activities and classes for all age groups. An arcade is next to the Activities Center. And when you’re ready to explore, nearby Palm Springs offers plenty to see – You won’t want to miss the Aerial Tramway, The Living Desert, Indian Canyons, Knott’s Soak City, Children’s Discovery Museum and Air Museum, world-class dining and shopping, including the popular Cabazon outlet, thrilling casinos, and more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Desert Oasis Hotel Cathedral City
Desert Oasis Cathedral City
Welk Resorts Palm Springs California Desert/Cathedral City, CA

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