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Embarc Palm Desert

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This trip was our 8th visit, starting with 2 weeks and now a month. We enjoy shelter from the rain and cold at home and retreat to Embarc. The units are clean comfortable and quiet. We stay on the adult side by the adult pools, BBQ on handy immaculate grills just steps away. The staff are gracious, courteous and also...

Thank Bert M
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So quiet and peaceful. Staff was so friendly. Right on a golf course. Great outdoor patio to sit and feels so private with your own firepit. Quiet pools and a real desert feel. 100% happy with decision to stay here. Only complaint - pillows were not good at all.

Thank grumpypuffin
Prescott Valley, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at Time Shares many times in the Desert. First time here at the Embarc and we will be back. Our unit was a 2 bedroom 2 bath on the ground floor. We requested an updated unit with the new addition of a Jenn-air stove with oven and larger island for dining while the outside table was in...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently stayed at Embarc Palm Desert and were surprised at how good the facility is. We had not been there for 12 years, but the rooms and facilities are all really good and make for a most pleasant stay. The gardens and pool areas are nice, and there is a golf course next door which is rally first class....

Thank Peter and Frank... A
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at Palm Desert last week of April and the nicest holiday to date. Started with a warm welcome from Callie at the front desk. She answered all our questions and made us feel at home right away. We had a one bedroom with views of the mountains and gardens. Outstanding property with 4 pools all having a great...

Thank jquilt2017
EmbarcUWE, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are really happy to hear you had the Best Holiday Ever! We are looking forward to creating that same experience again for you on your next visit. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk.

Corona, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some very close friends have hosted us during many of their stays here. Sometime in the last 2 years Club IntraWest sold it and it is now called Embarc. But as far as I could see all of the same great amenities and quality have remained just as good. The rooms we have stayed in feature large King Sized beds...

Thank help32250
EmbarcUWE, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review to the Trip Advisor Community. I am happy to hear you are seeing the same consistent quality and service you can come to expect from Embarc. We hope to see you soon. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk.

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a single person sharing a 2 bedroom suite with a couple on the ground floor, Embarc was the perfect place for a spring break. Dining on the outdoor patio, or enjoying air conditioned comfort indoors, either way we enjoyed the view of the golf course and the nearby pool. The kitchen was fully equipped, the premises were clean -...

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EmbarcUWE, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the serenity and tranquility here at Embarc. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice clean and well appointed resort. Golf just steps away and I believe every room faces a pool. They have adult only pools and family pools. Outdoor barbeques available for all. The rooms were nice with a ipod dock and decent stereo in each. Workout room is small but equipment in decent shape. Tennis courts are an added bonus. Good...

Thank jmariec240
EmbarcUWE, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Hello JMarie240, Thank you for your review to the Trip Advisor community. I am glad you enjoyed Embarc Palm Desert as the relaxing retreat that it is. We hope to see you back soon. Amy.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

embarc is a really nice, family friendly resort. Our family had 2 two bedroom suites. We enjoyed that hey were on the bottom floor so we could walk out on our patio and to the grassy back yard area (worked well as we had a young child with us). They had BBQ areas by our buildings and also pools. The...

Thank Shannon W
EmbarcUWE, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Hello Shannon W, Thank you for your review, and that your families really enjoyed their stay here. I am happy to let you know we are upgrading all of our vacation homes at the present time, and we are adding beautiful Jenn Aire gas ranges/ovens. We look forward to welcoming you back. Amy.

Lincolnshire, Illinois
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

It's always nice to arrive at a place that is better than it appears online! We spent a whole week on this lovely resort with our two teenage boys. The staff was helpful and pleasant. The grounds were gorgeous and our condo was so clean. We loved the outdoor sitting area with our own fireplace, so relaxing .. we ate...

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EmbarcUWE, General Manager at Embarc Palm Desert, responded to this review

Hello BeNice4All, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your vacation here at Embarc Palm Desert with your family, and all of the features and special touches which make our resort so unique. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about 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
Price Range: $172 - $486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm Desert
#5 Family Hotel in Palm Desert
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“We choose a one bedroom lockoff on the ground floor in the adult area.”
BertM44, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“We were in a 1 bedroom top floor with a full kitchen. If an issue with stairs get the bottom suites.”
jquilt2017, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“great views with deck facing pools”
jmariec240, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“One bedrooms are on second level and two bedrooms are on ground level”
AnnT967, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All bottom floor units have two bedrooms.”
lvrocean, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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