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Courtyard Palm Desert
Ranked #15 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not bad”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The location is good. The lobby is new and on-par with the newest Courtyard line but the room was not. It was clean and comfy but not as modern as the courtyard I stayed in the night before. Reina, the front desk clerk was awesome and delightful. The pool area was really nice, spacious and well maintained. I would stay there again but prefer the newly renovated courtyard.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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JohnathanKennedy, General Manager at Courtyard Palm Desert, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thank you for staying with us while in Palm Desert! We appreciate you taking the time to post a review for us. We hope you enjoyed your stay in the desert and hope to see you again soon!
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Southern California
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686 reviews
105 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Upon checking into the hotel, I was surprised that I was not upgraded (being Gold) I had to ask. Having said that all my questions and concerns were answered and or addressed. The lobby looks brand new but that is were it stops, the rooms need some updating although they are clean and spacious (I stayed on the ground floor). I found myself having to ask for basic items that come in other Courtyards I have stayed in and to the credit of the hotel they were addressed and taken care of in a timely fashion, but I shouldn't have had to ask for them. The smoke alarm was chirping and even though I was fixed very quickly; why wasn't that caught by housekeeping. With so many choices in the Palm Desert area I don't know if I would be so quick to come back here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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JohnathanKennedy, General Manager at Courtyard Palm Desert, responded to this review, 5 October 2013
Thank you for choosing the Courtyard in Palm Desert and for sharing your experience. I do apologize for the inconveniences that may have occurred. I will look into the matter personally to ensure that we our housekeeping department and maintenance are properly checking and reporting items to their managers. We do upgrade our members when we have availability however we do have limited availability. I hope that you will provide us another chance in the future to better serve you and your family. Thank you for staying with us and I hope you have safe travels.
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Business travel to the area and this is a nice spot to stop. No breakfast included though. Nice desk to work with. Food for sale in the hotel. Nice newer location. Will stay again. Staff friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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JohnathanKennedy, Manager at Courtyard Palm Desert, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Thank you for choosing the Courtyard in Palm Desert and for sharing your great experience. Our top priority is to ensure all of our guests feel welcome when staying with us. We hope to see you again next time you are in Palm Desert!
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Summerville, South Carolina
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107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

This is a well kept property and if passing through this area it's a decent choice. However, if you're planning to visit the area for "fun" it's a bit out of the way. There was no refrigerator just an ice bucket and when it's 113 degrees that's a bit of a drawback. The ironing board could use a new pad; I don't like that cross pattern on my clothes. The air conditioning was very noisy but in that heat it worked well and that's what counts. There's no real restaurant here either but there's a very limited "cafe". Applebee's is next door and it was open. Morton's is close by and so is The Cork Tree but they didn't not appear to be open during the summer. There's a Ralph's market and a Rite Aid in the same complex as the two restaurants and they were handy for drinks and snacks. The room was clean and made up fairly early which was nice. No real issues but I wouldn't go out of my way to stay there again. I did get a very good deal though when booking early so if that's a criteria for you watch for their specials. From that perspective it was a great place for the money.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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San Diego
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

I stayed here for a weekend. The front desk staff was really very friendly, helpful and efficient. The pool was nice(staying in the summer, this is important). There is a VERY NEW shopping complex that you could probably walk to. I would definitely recommend this place and I hope to stay there again soon.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 June 2013

This hotel is small, clean and had friendly staff. They have a very small pool and water seemed kinda unclean by late afternoon with so many people going in and out. Our room was clean but housekeeping forgot to clean the toilet. It had some yellow urine spots from previous guest. It's just human error so I decided to wipe them out myself. I would stay here again if I need a place just to sleep in a clean and affordable room.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Burbank, California
1 review
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Reasonably priced property, close to the interstate but a ways from the center of town. Friendly and attentive staff, clean room with balcony and comfortable bed. Room was a bit on the small side, however, and cable TV was spotty. Otherwise, a decent choice.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Courtyard Palm Desert
Address: 74895 Frank Sinatra Dr, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92211-2055
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Desert
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Palm Desert 3*
Number of rooms: 151
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Marriott Palm Desert
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