by Kristin Franks
Indian Wells, CA
The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa is located at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains featuring spacious guestrooms and suites with balconies, two on-site restaurants, three pools, including a kiddie pool, a spa and an on-site golf course. Families will enjoy the casual indoor and poolside dining at Cava, and with a paid adult entrÃ©e kids eat for free. Camp Oasis offers supervised activities for children ages 5-12 including arts and crafts, tennis, swimming, golf and much more. The resort offers more family fun with the Nickelodeon Getaway. Nickelodeon Getaway offers weekend activities for families including movies, character breakfasts and meet and greets, crafts and live poolside shows. Looking for more activities and attractions? Venture out to one of the many nearby attractions including the Children’s Discovery Museum, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Indian Canyons, Canyon Jeep Tours, Palm Springs Air Museum and the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens.
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Our Editor Loves
- Spacious guestrooms and suites with balconies
- Casual on-site dining at Cava where kids eat for free
- Nickelodeon Getaway with character breakfasts and family activities
Hotel was great. Rooms were nice. Gym was excellent. Loved the pool. It was about a 2 mile walk to Starbucks and shopping, which I loved to do everyday. We didn’t notice any construction while we were there, but we did get a note that they were shutting off the water between 1-3 one day. We were at the pool during that time so it was not an inconvenience at all.
We recently attended a large conference held at the Renaissance. Overall it was extremely well managed and well run considering the huge number of attendees. Food choices were great. Service generally good. Rooms comforatble (see belwo for details). Conference rooms comfortable.
Large TV with easy to use guide
Shower in the tub very good
2 sinks in bathroom
Parking relatively close (in deck)
Can't darken room from sunlight (louvers don't do the job)
No slippers - only 1 robe
Pipes in walls made noises
No in room recycle
I believe there are upcoming renovations that can correct some of these issues. But overall kudos to the hotel for making this conference work so well.