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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 9th visit and this time we stayed for 15 nights. We were concerned that with the new owners, it may have changed. Fortunately it was as nice as it was with our past stays. This is a large resort and although on many days the resort was completely sold out, it didn't feel crowded as the guest...

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

Dear JakobJ, On behalf of the staff team at Embarc Palm Desert, thank you for taking the time to complete a review regarding your recent stay at your resort. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay, and everything met your expectations. That is our commitment to you, as always. See you soon! Amy Kolk.

Bellingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our 10 day stay at Embarc Palm Desert. We had an upstairs end unit with a private patio that had a gas fireplace on it. We were on the mountain view side. The property was very quiet and had several pool and hot tub areas for adults that were not used very much. The BBQs provided by the...

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

Dear BellinghamBeachBaby, On behalf of the staff team at Embarc Palm Desert, thank you for taking the time to complete a review for the Trip Advisor community. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the peace and serenity of this little slice of heaven. We will see you soon. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk.

Federal Way, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations for Embarc thru Expedia for 3 nights and prepaid for all three nights. However, when we arrived they told us they didn't have our reservation and they were full. I had a printed copy of our confirmation but they weren't able to help us. I'm not sure if this was an error thru Expedia or the hotel....

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

Hello Ladyhawk2009, Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. I am saddened to hear you had made a reservation on Expedia, but somehow the reservation didn't come through on our end in our reservations system. That is definitely not the norm for us whatsoever. If we had the space, we would have definitely been able to accommodate....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a current Club Intrawest member (now Embarq) and was afraid that Embarq may not maintain the quality. Everything here was fantastic, from the check in process (I think it was Vanessa----so friendly and helpful) to the outdoor space with an awesome fireplace to the well stocked kitchens with beautiful gas stove.. We were celebrating my friend finishing chemotherapy...

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

Hello Carlen P, On behalf of the staff team at Embarc Palm Desert, thank you for letting us know you had such a wonderful stay, as always. Whether our name has changed, we will always provide the same great service and quality throughout the years you can come to expect from us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a room near the secondary pool and it was heaven. Not many activities but the scenery is just stunning and the rooms are even more stunning. The staff was very helpful and I do not know about the new ownership, but the bracelets to access the doors and pools were so cool!!

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

Hello Serena S, I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. You are right, the scenery is stunning here. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are Embarc (former Club Intrawest) members and have been for more than a decade. The Palm Desert property is lovely and is convenient to all desert activities. The staff tries 100% and deserve kudos for going out of their way to help. They attempted to sign my wife and i up for a "refresher course on using timeshare points"...

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

Thank you very much for your detailed review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay, and will definitely look into the water issue. Water conservation, and all green initiatives are very important to Embarc. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk.

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to this resort too many times to count! The staff is fantastic, always helpful and smiling. Our kids absolutely love the games room and I will admit, I did too. There is a small theatre that shows movies every night at 6 pm for the kids and 8 pm for the adults (you can request movies too)....

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

Dear DaynaR5, Thank you for your great review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed all of the lovely amenities which you can expect from an Embarc location. We look forward to seeing you back very soon. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk.

Aurora, Colorado
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We are new Hilton Grand Vacation members and booked this resort as our first HGV booking. The accommodations far exceeded our expectations! We had a lovely one bedroom unit on the second floor of building 18 and loved it!! The layout of the unit was great with a private outdoor patio and fireplace where we ate most of our meals....

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

Dear Laurie, Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor to share with the community. We do hope to see you back soon. Amy.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stayed a week here in late November, Thanksgiving weekend included and enjoyed the comfortable two bedroom lock off in building 25. We hadn't stayed here for some 5 years and can confirm that the resort has matured in terms of the vegetation, with excellent facilities. The unit was superb, clean and very practical. We used the adult pool, the...

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

Hello Ken, Thank you so much for your great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your family. We look forward to welcoming you home soon. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk.

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Directly across from the larger, noisier Marriot Desert Springs, Outstanding grounds (zero scape), units, overall facilities and staff. Walking distance to Desert Willow Golf Resort ... why stay anywhere else in Palm Desert!

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

Thank you for your review for the Trip Advisor community. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Embarc Palm Desert. I am glad you were able to enjoy such a legendary concert. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

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: $200 - $853 (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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“There are no elevators so if that is an issue, be sure to ask for a ground floor unit.”
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“second floor end unit”
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“If travelling with children, ask to be in a building close to the family environment pools.”
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