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“Club Intrawest at Palm Desert.”
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Embarc Palm Desert
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
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“Club Intrawest at Palm Desert.”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Excellent facilities & accommodations with beautifully landscaped grounds, this Club is a peaceful retreat overlooking the Desert Willow golf course, with mountains in the background.

James and his staff are great! It should be noted that the staff turn-over here is very low, so maintaining the familiarity & service of a private member club, is successfully accomplished.

For those seeking elegant activity, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort is a short walk [about 1k.] with a variety of restaurants & bars.

If your seeking a youthful “spring break” sort of buzz, this is not the destination for you.

Cheers, Graham.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

We stayed at club intrawest last month. We had the exact same experience as the other comments, no early check in and the 2bedroom condo was really a one bedroom plus a studio. They are obviously only wanting families, this makes you overpay for more than you need, therefore, the value just isn't there. The rooms are nice and well equipped.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

wow, i was surprised by the quality of the rooms and cleanliness but don't stay here is you are looking for that extra special vacation, not suit up for families and no flexibility for late check-outs or early check-ins. no extra towels no smiles, very plain property.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Victoria, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Spent the first two weeks of March 2013 here at the time of tennis tournament. We were bowled over by our apartment. Felt better than home! Every cooking utensil, wine glass provided. Dishtowels, detergent.....this goes beyond the norm. Luxurious rooms - the outdoor shower was in constant use. Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

My wife and I called that we would arrive early and arrived with groceries needing refrigeration, which the front desk was only too happy to provide. But early arrival was not to be provided, so we "suffered" by the great main pool for two hours. The 1BR suite we stayed in was on the second level overlooking the family pool. There is a large open air terrace that you enter before entering the main suite. The terrace is very large and has a gas fireplace should the night get cool. Our suite had 2 showers-one in the bathroom and another (open air) just off the bedroom and terrace. The grounds are very well maintained and scores of golf courses surround us, including the Desert Willow course that is immediately adjacent and that surrounds the property. The grounds include 4 pools, more hot tubs, 2 tennis courts, and an outdoor basketball court. The family pool was all ours each morning until 11 or so. There is plenty to do and see in the Palm Desert area and our stay was most enjoyable.

  • Stayed April 2013
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

A few friends and I stayed at club intrawest during the Coachella music festival. We had the two bedroom 'vacation home' and it was perfect!!! lots of showers and super comfy beds! our stereo wasn't working on the first day so we called and told the front desk. Then Pat (maintenance man) brought us a new stereo and set it up right then and there. Also, he replaced a lightbulb that went out. Such an awesome and friendly man. we probably should have brought him to the festival with us! Ralphs is walking distance along with some other shops/restaurants. The pool was nearby and not crowded at all. it was a great stay, we will be back soon.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Canada
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

I went with my family.We had an amazing stay here.We got a two bedroom which was perfect.The pool areas were well managed and kept clean.I was disappointed in the lack of kitchen supply's,etc forks,plates,pancake flipper,bowls.It was also difficult to fit all our food in to the mini fridge.Figuring out the microwave conventional oven was difficult and a bit of a bother.We enjoyed cooking mostly on the barbeques located around the pools.The staff at the front desk were mostly friendly and had good suggestions on restaurants around the area.In the lobby they had a great selection of movies to choose from new and old.Overall it was a Fantastic trip and we will be coming back as soon as possible.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: 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
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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