The Palm Springs Marriott are not located in Palm Springs proper, but instead in nearby Palm Desert. This is just fine by most, as it opens up room for the 36 splendid golf holes and all of the other fine facilities. An upscale 4 star retreat, the Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa offers plenty for its guests to enjoy, and a fine location in the Coachella Valley is among the main perks. The added resort fee allows guests to take advantage of the majority of the extensive facilities, and you can also pay extra to indulge in some onsite spa sessions.
The Palm Springs Marriott, as this Desert Springs hotel is often referred to as, is only about a ten-minute drive from Palm Springs proper. This means that guests will be close to all the fine things that downtown Palm Springs has to offer, such as a tempting array of shops and restaurants. It might be hard to leave the Desert Springs Marriott grounds, however, as there are so many enticing ways to stay busy. After you drive up the palm-lined road, check in at the gorgeous marble lobby, and put your bags in your room or suite, you might head straight to the pool area. The resort has five outdoor pools, and all of them are heated. Five outdoor hot tubs complement the lovely pools, and poolside food and beverage service is available. Plenty of lounge chaises can be found on the pool patios, and if it's not too busy, you should have luck finding a shade-bearing umbrella to sit under.
Many guests at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa have golf and tennis in mind, and for good reason. Both the Palms Course and the Valley Course are impeccable, and if you want to work on your game before you tee off at one of them, driving ranges are available. It is also possible to take golfing lessons. Clubs can be rented if needed. There are twenty different tennis courts to choose from. These courts include clay courts, hard courts, and grass courts. Seven of them can be lit, allowing for evening play.
The Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa boasts a fine spa that specializes in a full range of treatments, including body wraps, facials, and manicures. There's even a spa restaurant, which offers healthy food to help rejuvenate both body and mind.
The facilities at the Palm Springs Marriott offer something for everyone. If you like to workout, there's the complimentary fitness room. This room can come in extra handy if you overindulge at one of the hotel's restaurants. East meets West at the Japanese-inspired Mikado, while the LakeView Restaurant features both spa cuisine and upscale California favorites. If you're not sure what you want for breakfast, the LakeView Restaurant offers a tempting breakfast buffet. There's also the onsite café if you just want to grab a coffee and a pastry. Other facilities that help to make the Desert Springs Marriott such a fine Palm Springs area base, include a tour desk, a game room, a business center, a shopping arcade, a small collection of bars and lounges, and more than 50,000 square feet of event space.
When considering a stay at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa, you will most likely find yourself wondering about the rooms and suites. There are more than 800 total guest units to choose from, and while they aren't overly luxurious, they are hardly anything to sniff at. Plush bedding figures among the standard amenities, and you'll also have a CD player at your disposal for when it comes time to relax. Granite, limestone, and marble from Italy can be found in the elegant bathrooms, and you won't have to worry about bringing a hair dryer or cozy robes.
Rounding out the in-room amenity highlights are a work desk, a large flat-screen TV, and high-speed Internet, which is available for an added fee. The terraces that each room or suite offers are also worth mentioning. They provide excellent views of both the golf course and the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains. Comfort is the name of the game in the rooms and suites, and the soft, elegant decor only helps to create a relaxing and soothing environment.