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Lincolnshire, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one week at this resort, and loved it- of course the weather was great (very warm) but the pools were nearby, and the decks were open and cool. We stayed in a one bedroom, with both an indoor as well as an outdoor shower! It was very unique. There was yoga offered twice per week, and my...

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

Dear Ann T, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Embarc Palm Desert. I am glad to hear you had such a wonderful stay. See you soon! Amy Kolk.

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Probably (with Zihuatanejo) the nicest Embarc resort! Beautiful condos with lots of space and nice amenities. Service is very friendly and location is nice and quiet, right on the Willow Ridge golf course.

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

Hello Steve T, Thank you so much for your great review. I am thrilled to hear you enjoy Palm Desert, and other Embarc Resorts. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards, Amy Kolk

Ocean, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great service, quiet surroundings, loved the pool and hot tub. The second bedroom is separated by a hallway from the main unit, making it quite private. Sorry there is no table in the kitchen, as we like to play cards with friends; but there is one on the outside patio. Also, we would love to have some handles in the...

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

Dear Lvrocean, Thank you for your great review. We look forward to seeing you back soon! Amy Kolk.

Blue Mountains
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We've been to this property and have loved it every time. It's wonderfully quiet and well kept. Michael at the front desk was so pleasant and welcoming. We usually stay in a 2 bedroom lock off but this time stayed in a 2 bedroom unit. The kitchen in the lock off was never great but manuerving around the 2 bedroom...

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

Dear Bargara H, Thank you for your review to the Trip Advisor community. I am thrilled to inform you we are remodeling all of our vacation homes at the moment. Everything in the vacation homes will be new and fresh, including Jenn Aire gas ranges and ovens, and new microwaves, which is much easier to use. We have completed 4...

Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 14 February 2017

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 6 February 2017 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 5 February 2017

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 February 2017

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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: $168 - $696 (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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“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
“There are no elevators so if that is an issue, be sure to ask for a ground floor unit.”
BellinghamBeachbaby, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“three bedroom units are awesome..”
kenpearl, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“second floor end unit”
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