Enjoy the comforts of home at Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I. Our premium vacation ownership resort showcases family-friendly amenities and a prime location in the beautiful Coachella Valley, minutes from Palm Desert, CA. If you're 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 Water's Edge Pool Bar & Grill or break a sweat in the fitness center. Kids of all ages love our Palm Desert resort, boasting an on-site recreation center, The Shade, as well as table tennis and bike rentals at clubTHRIVE. Choose between our guest rooms and one- and two-bedroom vacation rentals. All of our guest rooms feature kitchenettes and queen beds, while our condo-style villas include fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers and master suites with king beds and oversized soaking tubs. Unwind on a spacious patio or balcony in your accommodation and connect to complimentary Wi-Fi. Your 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

4.0 606 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful Winter Visit

    OUr family of four recently completed a great winter visit in January to a 2 BR 2BA villa in Desert Villas !. Our villa was clean and well equipped. As we had a toddler we used the playground which is a bit small for the size of the property. Other than that we walked over to JW Marriott to eat a couple of times. No doubt our visit was enhanced because we were assisted by a wonderful woman at checkin from Guest Servicdes named Brooke. Brooke was the best person I have encountered in this situation and went above and beyond to make our stay there simply fabulous. I hope she is recognized by Marriott for her competence and kindness.

    Jan 27, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stay!

    My husband and I took our two kids, both in their early-20's, as a late Christmas gift. We had a very good time. However, the resort is quite sleepy. There is no night life at all for the younger guests. We had a 2 bedroom booked, which was a full condo and a separate suite for them. We had everything we could possibly need for our comfortable night stay, however, there is zero housekeeping. We were given enough whatever we needed by sending a simple text. This was our third visit to this property and we won't hesitate to return.

    Jan 09, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    An absolute dream in the desert

    We had the most amazing stay at Desert Springs I. From the moment we checked in we were treated with the best hospitality. All of our requests were honored and the staff went above and beyond during every interaction. The property grounds are meticulously cared for and were an absolute pleasure to walk. Our villa was in building L. The only thing that I wished for was that the 2nd bedroom was accessible from the main villa but other than that our stay was perfect. There is plenty of nearby shopping and the location was central to a lot of our excursions. The renew stretch and yoga classes at The Shade were really excellent! We can’t wait to go back to Palm Desert and Desert Spring Villas. Thank you for the memories ✨

    Jan 08, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Loved this property!! Felt very safe with the gated security and the patrols. We walked over to the JW Marriott along the path. Took about 5 minutes. It is well lit and even in the dark was not a problem. I also really liked that there was laundry detergent and dishwasher tabs in the unit. Our suite was ground level and had a beautiful view of the golf course.

    Dec 16, 2022
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Choice property with good location

    We stayed in a downstairs one bedroom villa overlooking the golf course facing the JW Marriott resort. Spacious unit with two patios, all the amenities we needed, comfortable, clean, elegant decor and quiet location. We rode bikes through the property and over to the big resort to look around and took the shuttle at night for dinner over there. A few minor maintenance issues but didn't spoil our stay. Would stay again.

    Dec 09, 2022
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