Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II Review

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1091 Pinehurst Lane, Palm Desert CA 92260
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Editor’s Review of Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II

Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II is one of three Marriott properties surrounding 36 holes of rolling golf course in Palm Desert in the greater Palm Springs, California area. The most budget-friendly of the three resorts, Villas II provides all of the comforts of home as part of Marriott's Vacation Club. Its sister property, Marriott Desert Springs Villas I, offers the same amenities in larger configurations, but these smaller villas are still spacious for families.

Villas have one or two bedrooms with dining areas, living rooms and full kitchens, as well as in-villa washers and dryers. A smaller, more removed villa area called Jasmine Court is located off the end of Villas II,
... more with its own concierge and check-in, marketplace and pool. Scattered throughout both villa properties are seven pools, but the main pool is the Palmeras Pool, located in Villas II, and is the star attraction. For family games, The Shade is the place to be with children's activities, a movie theater and a teen lounge. Although the only onsite dining is a bar and grill open for lunch and afternoons at the Palmeras Pool, guests can easily pop into the neighboring JW Marriott Desert Springs, which offers four restaurants.

Villas II, which opened in 1997, and began undergoing room renovations in early 2015. In combination, there are 1,276 villas in Villas I, II and Jasmine Court on the resort's 55 acres.

For more information, read about Marriott Vacation Club Resorts and Hotels. less
Our Editor Loves
  • All-suite accommodations
  • Full-sized kitchens
  • Kids' activity center and teen lounge
Family Interests
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
Family Amenities
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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We Love the Villas II
Reviewed on 04/07/2013
This was our sixteenth year in row back to the Villas II, not in Jasmine Court. We rent two full units, that sleep eight people each, for a week. This is however only our third year going during Spring Break. The only ...
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The villas are located in 33 buildings in II and 9 buildings in Jasmine Court with 10 two-bedroom units on two stories. Elevators to the second story are not available, so if you have little ones and strollers, ask for a ground floor villa.

Guestrooms
Guestrooms feature one king bed and one sofa bed, sleeping four in total, and come with mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, dishware, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.

One-Bedroom Villas
One-bedroom villas also have one king bed and one sofa bed, sleeping four in total, and come with the same amenities, but also a full kitchen and a washer and dryer.

Two-Bedroom Villas
Villas with two bedrooms are the best for families, as they sleep a total of eight guests, and feature a main door leading into a foyer with doors leading to separate spaces, where families can also elect to only book a one bedroom, locking off the second room. The larger space is a one-bedroom suite with a full-kitchen offering serving and cooking ware, an oven, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher and garbage disposal, as well as a breakfast bar. The open-concept space connects to a dining area and a living room with a sofa bed. A bathroom with a shower is connected to the living area and the bedroom, which also has a private sink and soaking tub. The bedroom features a king bed and ample closet space. Both the bedroom and living room feature large flat-screen TVs, and a full-sized stacked washer and dryer are located near the bathroom. A large balcony or patio is connected to the living room and bedroom.

The second room features a king bed and a trundle bed or sofa bed that can comfortably sleep two kids. The room is outfitted with a kitchenette with a mini-fridge and a microwave, and a bathroom with a separate shower and tub. These rooms are sometimes available as standalone rooms, but as the property is a vacation rental property, most often the rooms are only available as a second bedroom option.

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