Enjoy the comforts of home at Marriotts Desert Springs Villas I. Our premium vacation ownership resort showcases upgraded amenities in the beautiful Coachella Valley. If you are in the mood to explore The Living Desert Zoo and Wet N Wild Palm Springs are close by. Take a dip in one of seven swimming pools, enjoy an al fresco bite at The Waters Edge Pool Bar and Grill or break a sweat in the fitness center. Kids of all ages love our Palm Desert resort, boasting an onsite recreation center, The Shade as well as table tennis and bike rentals at clubTHRIVE. Choose between our guest rooms and one and two bedroom desert vacation villas in Palm Springs CA. All of our guest rooms feature kitchenettes and queen beds while our condo style villas include fully equipped kitchens, washers, dryers and master suites with king beds and oversized soaking tubs. Unwind on a spacious balcony in your accommodation and connect to complimentary WiFi. Your unforgettable Palm Desert vacation awaits.

Property Information

Year Built: 1988
Floors: 2
Nonsmoking rooms: 236
Total rooms: 236
Total rooms and suites: 236


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 13

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 630 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A very pretty and comfortable place

    A very pretty, well maintained, comfortable, quiet and clean place. The housekeeping does not come every day, but you can ask for any amenities you are short of and they are supplied promptly. Parking spaces near each villa, if you have a car. A pleasant experience overall. I am planning to visit the Coachella Valley again and will book a room in this resort again - I hope that means something!

    Feb 01, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Very disappointing visit. Have been coming for years and often booking through Marriott directly which means some additional benefits like cancellation and housekeeping since they charge a much higher price when booked like a hotel. This year we are told tidy service will be every other day, not daily and the time cannot be booked. So on day two we are expecting a tidy service. Literally nothing is done but the garbages are changed. Dirty dish rag in kitchen, still sitting there, dirty towels and bath mats still sitting there, beds the way we left them. So “tidy” service is walk in, rip out garbage and leave. I’m told if we need new towels to text and request them, they don’t do that. If we want dirty towels removed we must bag them and text or call to have them picked up. Remember we are not owners and not paying owner prices, we are paying a premium hotel like rental. Requested a notepad of paper, sorry we don’t have any. Tried to set up Netflix, apparently the whole resort was having “Netflix”issues. very difficult to teach a person. Everything is automated or by text. Tried to reach tennis and simply could not get them through villas, hotel or via voicemail. Just completely on your own. Zero customer service. Shuttle took 25 minutes. Everything just seems like a cop out. They are using Covid changes to reduce their customer service costs by offering less service and then charging more! Pathetic. This resort was never a service gem, but ripping people off is not acceptable. Essentially, prepare to do the same amount of housework as you do at home but pay a premium to be there. When asking about tidy service I was told, one runner comes in to do garbages and another makes beds and not at the same time. They do NOTHING else. Our beds were untouched so not sure on that? Be prepared for sub par experience in terms of service and dated sub par units to boot. Some of the less appealing aspects of marriotts timeshare units were easier to stomach when they at least offered a bit of service. Now, not so much.

    Dec 28, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Beautiful property. The villas are perfectly done and have lots of space. The golf course is stunning and all surrounded by stunning mountain views. The staff is so helpful and seems genuinely happy. The marketplace has everything you need to supply all your wants and needs.

    Dec 14, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spacious updated 2-bedrooms on the golf course

    What a great vacation spot. A perfect location down the valley from Palm Springs but near enough the 10 that you have access. 1,700 sq foot 2-bedroom condos with lock offs perfect for two couples or a family and parents. Great service and access to the impressive JW Marriott next door.

    Nov 15, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spider infested room!

    We thought we were going to have a peaceful birthday weekend and ended up in a nightmare. We found and killed several spiders in our room. When one the size of my hand (literally, see picture below) appeared INSIDE on the glass patio window, we bolted out of the room. This was the place of nightmares! Unfortunately the customer service matched the room. They refused to comp our room as it matters what day you report this. Do yourself a favor and find another place to stay.

    Oct 05, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319