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Review of Embarc Palm Desert

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Embarc Palm Desert
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
514 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Nice Property”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

We rented a one bedroom unit in early April. We were in a second floor unit with a large terrace overlooking the golf course. The terrace has a lovely table on it for dining or enjoying a glass of wine. The living area is spacious, for breakfast there's a "counter" with 4 stools. The kitchen includes the basic equipment including a four burner gas stove top, fridge, dishwasher, ice maker. There's also a microwave. The bedroom was a bit "small" but the bed was comfortable. The living area included a large sectional sofa. The one strange thing - the access to the next door unit was via an oudsite corridor that runs along the bedroom - noisy. Overall good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

This place is absolutely the best. The décor and architecture are so impressive. If you have an appreciation for the details…this is the place. I also was so impressed with the common spaces – great amenities and because there are so few units, they are never crowded. We were there in peak season and the hotel was 100% occupied, but we often felt like we had the place to ourselves. And with separate adult only areas, I didn’t have to worry about my kids having too much fun in the pool, arcade or private movie theatre. I could go on and on…truly one of the best places I’ve ever stayed. AND THE STAFF IS EVEN BETTER!!!!!

Room Tip: If traveling with kids, ask to have your unit near the "family pool".
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Just got back from ten glorious days here. We've been members since 2000 and never been disappointed at the quality of the product and the service. Really first class. The place was full but so peaceful and relaxing. Full marks also to Saul and his team that maintain the grounds so well. Never done the desert before but can thoroughly recommend it. Not too bad a journey for us Brits. Bit of a long flight to LA but its only an easy two hour drive and you're there. Don't be put off by the fact that most of the drive is urban. Once you drop down in to the Coachella Valley its like another world . Plenty to see and do as well as sitting round the glorious Club pools!

Room Tip: If you going without kids ask for a unit around the adult only pool (18+)
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Pound Ridge, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2012

My husband, 15 year old daughter and I just returned from a week at the Intrawest Palm Desert, our first time in the area. The staff at the resort were friendly and accommodating. The setting at the edge of a open area with unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains was spectacular. I particularly enjoyed the desert landscaping and the architecture of Intrawest. The 1 bedroom suites were nicely appointed with warm, playful colors and a comfortable living area; taking an outdoor shower while gazing up at the snow on Mt San Jacinto was a uniquely pleasurable experience. The adult pool area was a serene place to be after a day of hiking in the canyons and at Joshua Tree National Park. The only complaint we had was with the relatively soft mattress and the light that filtered in through the shutters in the morning. We look forward to returning to Intrawest in years to come.

Room Tip: In the future we will probably request a first floor unit to make better use of the patio area.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Our first trip to Palm Desert and we didn’t want to leave. From the absolutely amazing staff – to the large one bedroom rooms – with the large patio it was paradise – to the other fabulous guests it was one of the best hotel stays ever!

Can’t wait to go back :)

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

This was our first visit to Club Intrawest and we were impressed. We had a one bedroom condo which was spacious with a great kitchen. Although there was not a large refrigerator, there was a bar sized refrigerator, a separate freezer, and a separate ice maker. All of these appliances were of a good size. The kitchen also had a stove and convection microwave with more than adequate counter space. There was a rain shower in the bedroom, as well as another tub and shower in the bathroom. Every thing was very clean with house keeping service once during our stay. The adult only pool was a great feature with very comfortable chaise lounges that included cushions. The fitness center was very good with new equipment and not very crowded. The furniture and bed were very comfortable and the grounds were immaculate. There is a nice patio with table outside and a great surprise was the gas fireplace.

We did have a few very minor maintenance problems, basically we needed some instruction on how to work things. Pat from maintenance helped us on two occasions. He was to our condo within a half hour and took the time to instruct us on the intricacies of the appliances. He was very helpful and pleasant. He gets our nomination for employee of the month. Thanks Pat.

We have been visiting Palm Desert for about 13 years and we certainly intend to return to Club Intrawest. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to return.

Room Tip: Rooms at the end of the property are near the adults only pool.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oregon USA
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2012

This is not our first trip here. It is cheery and well located next to Desert Willow golf course in Palm Desert. It is not a "Four Seasons" experience...but it is not intended to be. Nice condos...having all the stuff you need to survive a week or two if you want to cook for yourself (not the food...you have to shop for that)...BBQs, pools, hot tubs, and nicely manicured grounds.

This is a typical Intrawest Property...very nice.

Room Tip: This is a time share with Club Intrawest but Hilton Vacation Club has reciprocal arrangement and I a...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Embarc Palm Desert
Address: 1 Willow Rdg, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-0619 (Formerly Club Intrawest - Palm Desert)
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 Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm Desert
#5 Family Hotel in Palm Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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