Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I 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 I

One of three Marriott properties surrounding 36 holes of rolling golf course in Palm Desert (in the greater Palm Springs area), the Marriott Desert Springs Villas I is a perfect place for families, providing all of the comforts of home in spacious villas as part of Marriott's Vacation Club. Its sister property, Marriott Desert Springs Villas II, offers the same amenities, but in smaller configurations, making this location our favorite of the two. Each property shares a check-in desk in the main clubhouse.

Villas are outfitted with two bedrooms, dining areas, breakfast bars, living rooms, and full kitchens, as well as in-villa washers and dryers. The villas are best suited for
... more families who need a lot of space and are staying for a week. Scattered throughout both villa properties are a number of pools, but the main pool, the Palmeras Pool, is the star attraction. For family games, children's activities, a movie theater and a teen lounge, The Shade is the place to be. Although the only onsite dining is a bar and grill open for lunch and afternoons at the Palmeras Pool, guests who don't want to cook or BBQ at the many grills across the resort can easily pop into the neighboring JW Marriott Desert Springs, which offers four restaurants.

Villas I turned 25 in 2015 and received renovations during that time. Its sister property, Villas II, is the newer property, and began undergoing renovations in early 2015. In combination, there are 638 villas with 1,276 rental configurations on the resort's 55 acres.

For more information, read about Marriott Vacation Club Resorts and Hotels. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Seven pools
  • Suites with full 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+
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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The villas are located in buildings 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 feature two double beds, sleeping a total of four guests, mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, dishware, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.

One-Bedroom Villas
One-bedroom villas feature one king bed and one sofa bed, sleeping a total of four guests, with all of the same amenities as standard guestrooms, but with full kitchens, too. A washer and dryer, DVD player and an additional TV are also located in one-bedroom villas. One-bedrooms connect to make the two-bedroom villas.

Two-Bedroom Villas
Spacious two-bedroom villas feature a main door leading into a foyer with two doors leading to separate spaces. 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 for six and a sunken living room with a wraparound couch with a queen sofa bed and a chair. 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, which can be locked off if only needing the one-bedroom suite, is a room with two queen beds, a kitchenette with a mini-fridge and a microwave, a bathroom with a separate shower and tub, and a chair. These rooms are sometimes available as standalone rooms, but as the property is a timeshare resort with nightly rental programs, most often the rooms are only available as a second bedroom option. While the locked foyer means families can keep the doors open between rooms for a full suite, kids may still close their door, so be sure to keep a key on you just in case!


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