Want To Get Away From It All For A While? Check Out These Hotels In Palm Desert!

Nothing quite like finding the perfect hotel in the area you wanna stay in and our list today is sure to help you find what you’re looking for!

Palm Desert, part of Calirfornia’s Coachella Valley, and home to many vacation spots from California natives and those alike! From golf courses, museums, stellar restaurants, great shopping spots, and of course a wide-expanse of deserts and parks like the ever popular Joshua Tree! Joshua Tree National Park is a protected area in California known for its unique rock formations and true-picturesque landscapes! And since Palm Desert is a quick ride from Joshua Tree, it’s safe to say that all of these hotels in Palm Desert are also a quick skip away from this gorgeous park and other amazing attractions!

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1. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

For the views and the amenities, that’s what this hotel in Palm Desert excels at!

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Treat yo’ self with a great suite and an even greater view! Image courtesy of the JW Marriott Desert Springs Instagram page.

74-855 Country Club Dr | Palm Desert | marriott.com 

Welcome to the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, where all are introduced to the wonders of extreme comfort and luxury right in Palm Desert, California! Less than an hour outside the center of Joshua Tree, the JW Marriott is here to make your stay as best as can be with their many accommodations. Enjoy any of their five pools, schedule a day at their top notch spa, get your skills in golf honed by heading out to play in their championship golf courses, try your hand at tennis, or spend a day inside at the JW Entertainment Zone (aka a really awesome arcade).

Now that you know what to expect, why not talk just a little about their rooms and how your stay will go! See the Santa Rosa mountains in their Vice Presidential Suite, enjoy your own living room space in the Griffin Suite built for families, get up in the morning to a stellar view in their Signature View suite, or enjoy one of their many Guest Rooms built to make your stay a part of their four star excellence. 

“Hands down one of the best places we've stayed. From the cleanliness to the friendly staff who went above and beyond our entire stay. Beautiful views, great amenities, and excellent food. We will definitely be back. Thank you to all the staff for your hospitality and friendliness.” -Yelp Review

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2. HOTEL PASEO, Autograph Collection

“The first new luxury hotel in Palm Desert in over 30 years”! You heard that right!

45-400 Larkspur Ln | Palm Desert | hotelpaseo.com 

You heard the subtitle right, this is Palm Desert’s first new luxury hotel in 30 years, and what that means is you get to experience all the fresh and exciting things offered both “in-house” and around the area. Also less than an hour outside the center of Joshua Tree, Hotel Paseo is a little less known around the area but its popularity is rising with its great service and features. With views of the gorgeous mountain landscape from almost every room, your stay is made to make your vacation one you won’t forget! 

With amenities and activities like daily morning yoga in the backyard, 24/7 fitness center, golf courses, spa-style showers, bathroom kits, a brand new on-site restaurant called the Larkspur Grill that’s all California centered cuisine with a twist, and much more are all here to make your stay great!

(Plus, Hotel Paseo is located near the iconic El Paseo District where you’ll find a number of upscale shops, restaurants, nightlife, and more)!

“This was an absolute fabulous experience. From the front desk staff to the other guests who were obviously happy to be there as well. It's certainly makes the experience exceptional when everyone you pass in the lobby and on the property is smiling and genuinely happy to be there.” -Yelp Review

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3. The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert

Here to make your vacation one to remember, and even one to come back to!

75 Willow Ridge | Palm Desert | marriott.com

With everything you need, The Westin Desert Willow Villas is here not just to make your stay excellent but to also enhance your experience of Palm Desert as a whole! A little over a half an hour away from Joshua Tree where you can explore the beautiful rock formations and get a view of a gorgeous desert sunset. Along with great Palm Desert locations even closer to the hotel, this Palm Desert Resort also has a great many things to see and experience like their golf courses, three sparkling pools, a 159 foot water slide (!?), and more! 

While their hotel room options consist of the 1 Bedroom Smaller Villa, 1 Bedroom Villa, and the 2 Bedroom Villa, each addition is spacious and a little version of “home” away from home. From your day out seeing all what Palm Desert has to offer, coming back to any of these rooms will sure make you happy to be staying at The Westin Desert Willow Villas!

“I had a wonderful stay last weekend .  Kudos to Leo at the Mirage pool.  He was super cool, friendly, helpful and smiled in the heat training another person on staff while serving others!  Truly a great guy on staff  and one that deserves to be recognized.” -Yelp Review

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4. The Chateau at Lake La Quinta

Creating a new hotel experience in Palm Desert just for you!

78120 Caleo Bay Drive | La Quinta | thechateau.com

If you’re looking for something a bit more intimate, then The Chateau at Lake La Quinta is definitely the hotel for you! This 24 room boutique hotel has an absolute gorgeous lakeside view (as seen above) and room for any event, a romantic getaway with your partner, a place for the family when you’re headed on vacation, a nice wedding venue, or a trip with your friends while you’re in town for Coachella! The Chateau at Lake La Quinta is a “refreshing” experience, away from all the hustle and bustle of California and to a relaxing atmosphere that makes you want to stay for longer! And if you’re of age you can go to their nine-seated bar overlooking the lake or take a seat around the fire-pits while you take in the main attraction: Lake La Quinta!

Choose between their Deluxe Guest Rooms, Premium Guest Rooms, Superior Guest Rooms, Lakeside Bungalows, or their Accessible Suites for their handi-cap guests! All of these rooms have a variety of special amenities/specialities, so make sure to check their website to get the low-down of everything they have for you! (And with Joshua Tree a little more than 30 minutes away, you’ll get to go on a midday adventure and come back to comfort).

“I celebrated my 30th birthday here. The room we stayed in had a beautiful lake view. The lake has many different kinds of fish...  cat fish, koi, blue gill and we even saw some turtles. We will be back soon. This place is beautiful! There is a Restaurant on premises that is definitely worth checking out!” -Yelp Review

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5. Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II

Award winning service and near so many other spots Palm Desert is famous for!

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Resort Exterior
We mean…just LOOK at that hotel! Come on! Image courtesy of the Marriott official website on the Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II gallery page.

1091 Pinehurst Ln | Palm Desert | marriott.com 

Just 40 minutes outside the center of Joshua Tree, the Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II is here to make your Palm Desert experience one to make you say, “let’s go back soon.” As we mentioned in the by-line, this hotel has award-winning service, so you know that you and your loved ones will be taken care of. 

You can sit back and enjoy that great California weather by one of their seven pools, (and dine at their pool-side bar, the aptly named The Water’s Edge Bar & Grill), play some basketball in one of their courts, see a movie on the on-site movie theater, or let your kids play at the children’s playground!

There’s other fun activities and additions at the Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II, so you’ll have to go and see what they have, you might be even more pleasantly surprised by what you find! You’ve seen the exterior, (photo above), and it’s gorgeous, but let’s give a quick breakdown of the rooms. Similarly to other Marriott hotels, you can expect a choice between the Guest Room, 1 Bedroom Villa, and 2 Bedroom Villa that are all stocked with nice amenities!

“Shuttle drivers are super prompt and helpful. Marco was exceptional helping with a wheelchair and made it seem easy and not a problem. He made the evening better! The resort is clean and lovely. Service at check in and in the lobby bar was top rate.” -Yelp Review

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6. Sands Hotel & Spa

Aethstetic lovers unite and enjoy this stylish boutique hotel!           

When you take cute pictures by the pool and the background makes them better. Image courtesy of the Sands Hotel and Spa official website Gallery page.

44-985 Province Wy | Indian Wells | sandshotelandspa.com

Martyn Lawrence Bullard, one of Architecture Digest’s “Top 100 designers in the world”, has designed the ever-growing Sands Hotel & Spa. Sands Hotel & Spa is located in a prime area, near the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens and El Paseo Shopping District, and just an hour drive away from the center of Joshua Tree National Park! 

With 46 rooms available, Sands Hotel & Spa is a small-er hotel, so if you’re looking for something where you won’t run into too many people, then this might be the spot for you! Plus if you’re feeling hungry during your stay, you might wanna check out their in-house restaurant, the Pink Cabana!

Guest rooms, two suites, and one Presidential Room make up the 46 rooms, and each come with its own unique style from Martyn Lawrence Bullard. You can feel the care in each element of design at this hotel, making your stay something very unique!

“The Hotel was such a welcome of relaxation and peacefulness. There is so much attention to detail and just transports you to another time. Loved it! Overall service at the hotel and at the Pink Cabana was Excellent! This is definitely a Hotel that I would recommend.” -Google Review

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That’s it for the most popular hotels in Palm Desert.

There you have it! Those are some of the best hotels in Palm Desert! And each is only a short drive away from Joshua Tree National Park which is definitely worth a visit. There’s so many lovely places to visit when you’re in the Palm Desert area, so make sure to do your research and find what might interest you when you book a stay at any of these hotels.

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