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Most Popular Booked Palm Desert Hotels

The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert $152
The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert

The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert

75 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA
     
    4.6
    of 5, from 25 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This condo resort features 2 restaurants, 3 outdoor pools, and an outdoor tennis court. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a waterslide, and barbecue grills are available on site. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and get perks like free WiFi.

    Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort $88
    Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort

    Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort

    74695 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
       
      4.1
      of 5, from 98 reviews
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      2 outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the fitness center and free perks like cooked-to-order breakfast and free self parking.

      Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II $135
      Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II

      Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II

      1091 Pinehurst Ln, Palm Desert, CA
         
        4.0
        of 5, from 25 reviews
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        This smoke-free condo resort features 7 outdoor pools, a health club, and a restaurant. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a playground, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Relax with a drink at the poolside bar and enjoy perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

        Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert $109
        Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert

        Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert

        74895 Frank Sinatra Dr, Palm Desert, CA
           
          3.9
          of 5, from 17 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This smoke-free hotel features 2 outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free self parking.

          Marriott's Shadow Ridge $135
          Marriott's Shadow Ridge

          Marriott's Shadow Ridge

          9003 Shadow Ridge Road, Palm Desert, CA
             
            3.9
            of 5, from 13 reviews
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            A golf course, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 outdoor tennis courts are all featured at this smoke-free condo resort. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a waterslide, and barbecue grills are available on site. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 poolside bars and enjoy free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas.

            JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa $309
            JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

            JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

            74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA
               
              3.9
              of 5, from 25 reviews
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              This luxury resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 41 conference rooms, business center, and valet parking. Enjoy a meal in one of the 5 restaurants and perks like free WiFi.

              Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Desert Get Rates
              Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Desert

              Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Desert

              74700 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
                 
                3.8
                of 5, from 50 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This smoke-free hotel features 6 outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the fitness center and free cooked-to-order breakfast.

                Motel 6 Palm Desert - Palm Springs Area $64
                Motel 6 Palm Desert - Palm Springs Area

                Motel 6 Palm Desert - Palm Springs Area

                78100 Varner Rd, Palm Desert, CA
                   
                  3.2
                  of 5, from 5 reviews
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  An outdoor pool is featured at this motel, along with free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace is provided and the front desk is staffed around-the-clock.

                  Places To Go In Palm Desert

                  Welcome, traveler, to Palm Desert. Your journey has landed you here, and new adventures are calling your name. Now that you’ve arrived, you can stay in the safety and comfort of your hotel and watch the world spin past…or you can embrace this new place you’ve come to. Learn its streets. Meet its people. Learn its history. Your hand is already on the doorknob, isn’t it?

                  Things to Do in Palm Desert

                  You’ll not be wanting for things to do in Palm Desert. Explore the downtown area in search of museums and boutiques…or that next delicious meal. What tickles your fancy? A delectable five-course supper at the restaurant you’ve been hearing about? Or perhaps you’d rather read the paper while sipping hot coffee at one of the cafes scattered throughout town. Take in a show at the theatre, or just walk along down the main thoroughfare, watching people wander past.

                  Why spend hours ruminating over what to do in Palm Desert? Let the possibilities wash over you as you explore this new region. Move out on foot and get to know the area on a more personal level. Find that perfect souvenir at one of the smaller shops, or reinvent your entire artistic aesthetic at your new favorite gallery.

                  Is the wind whispering suggestions in your mind? Rent a car and take it out beyond city limits and into the wild blue yonder. Explore the smaller cities and towns past the border, and get to know the stories behind them. Visit a county fair and let childhood memories wash over you as cotton candy melts in your mouth. Sample hand-made jam at a stop on a forgotten highway, or let the hustle and bustle of modern life sweep you away as you lose yourself in the organized chaos of a modern metropolis. Your choices are endless—and so are the adventures to come.

                  When you book your journey with Travelocity, you’re never far from Palm Desert attractions. After all, the money you save when you plan a trip with us is best spent along the way. Whether it’s the roar of the city you crave, or the quiet solitude that comes with a simpler getaway, everything you need to get started is right here.