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Palm Desert California Hotels & Motels

Only hotels in Palm Desert are listed below. Search for the cheapest discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Palm Desert, CA for your business or personal leisure travel. We list the best Palm Desert, California motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Palm Desert area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Palm Desert hotels. Group booking? Search Palm Desert Group Hotel Deals

The Palm Desert center is around the area of Downtown Palm Desert.

Palm Desert offers the welcoming feel of a small town in a picturesque setting that seems built for tourism. Stunning art and architecture sit alongside rolling mountains and towering palm trees. Whether you're looking for poolside relaxation and spa pampering, or adventurous explorations at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center or Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, you'll find plenty of attractions to fill your days in this part of the Coachella Valley. More from this guide...

Palm Desert Hotels/Accommodations

Shadow Mountain Resort & Club 45 750 San Luis Rey, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 20 suites
  • Hotel could use some updating
  • Old condo
From$99
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Hilton Garden Inn Palm Springs / Rancho Mirage 71700 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Website ~0.85 miles west of Palm Desert
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 120 rooms
  • Most guests were unhappy with the view
  • Good minibar
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Palm Desert in Palm Desert
+1-800-997-5148
72322 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Economical Resort property
  • 112 rooms in property
  • Rooms are ok
  • Comfortable
International Lodge : 74380 El Camino
+1-888-690-5247
74380 El Camino, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 52 rooms in hotel
  • Pool is good
  • Wifi quality could be improved
From$33
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Inn at Deep Canyon 74470 Abronia Trl, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Inexpensive Suburban hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Great pool
  • AC needs updating
Embassy Suites Palm Desert 74700 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • You will enjoy impeccable accommodations and first-class amenities when you stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel Palm Desert. This hotel is equipped with everything that you could ever want or need to make your stay a comfortable one. Enjoy a soothing night's sleep in one of the 198 well-appointed guest rooms. Soak up some sun on the sundeck or soothe your muscles in the heated swimming pool or whirlpool tub. Work out with some of the finest fitness equipment in the state-of-the-art fitness center. If you need to attend to business, make use of the hotel's business center. Nearby, you will find many of Palm Desert's sights and attractions. Try your luck at the Fantasy Springs Casino, or view the animals and plants at the Living Desert Zoo.
  • Affordable Resort property
  • Free breakfast
  • Amenities are not the best
  • Strip mall across the street
Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert Rancho Mirage / Go in Palm Desert 74675 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Average beds
  • Professional service
Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort - Palm Desert 74695 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast
Indian Wells Resort Hotel
+1-888-690-5281
76 661 Highway 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210 ~1.82 miles east of Palm Desert
  • Three Star property
  • 29 suites in hotel
  • Great shopping
  • Good service
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa - Rancho Mirage 41 000 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 ~1.90 miles northwest of Palm Desert
  • 4 star Resort property
  • 450 rooms in hotel
  • Pool in need of cleaning
  • Little to no alcohol
From$129
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rancho Mirage in Rancho Mirage 71730 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 ~2.07 miles northwest of Palm Desert
  • Mid-scale Resort hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Most guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
  • New mattresses
Marriott's Desert Springs Villas Ii : 1091 Pinehurst Ln
+1-888-690-5247
1091 Pinehurst Ln, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 62%
  • Almost all guests thought the service was professional
From$130
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Desert Springs JW Marriott 74855 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • As soon as you ride down the palm-tree-lined path that leads up to the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa, you will know that you are in for an exceptional experience. This Palm Desert hotel combines first class accommodations with premium amenities to make your stay an unforgettable one. Dine on a gourmet meal and sip tasty cocktails at the on-site restaurant. Practice your stroke one of the resorts two golf courses. Treat yourself to some retail therapy at the resort shops. Bathe in the sun and cool off with a dip in one of the four swimming pools. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa. Nearby attractions include the Aerial Tramway, the Knott's Oasis Park, and the Palm Springs Desert Museum.
  • High-end Resort hotel
  • 883 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Embarcâ„¢ Palm Desert : 1 Willow Ridge 1 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • 4-star property
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa : 44 600 Indian Wells Ln 44 600 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210 ~3.24 miles east of Palm Desert
  • High end Resort hotel
  • 78 suites in hotel
  • Shower can be a problem
  • Friendly service
From$119
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Miramonte Resort & Spa 45000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210 ~3.25 miles east of Palm Desert
  • 4 star Resort hotel
  • 13 conference rooms in property
Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa
+1-888-690-5281
44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210 ~3.33 miles east of Palm Desert
  • High end Resort property
  • Hotel has 7 floors
  • Spacious rooms
  • For 86%, the rooms looked old
From$229
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Courtyard by Marriott 74895 Frank Sinatra, Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • Enjoy a vacation in paradise at the Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert Hotel. This hotel is located right in the heart of Palm Desert and offers all of the comforts of home in this resort town. Relax and unwind in one of the well-appointed guest rooms. Practice your swing on the hotel's putting green. The outdoor swimming pool and two hot tubs are the ideal place to soak away your cares. You will also enjoy some complimentary amenities, including high-speed Internet access and in-room coffee. During your visit to Palm Springs, don't forget to enjoy the many sights and attractions, including first-class spas, an array of golf courses, recreational activities, and fine restaurants and shops.
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Clean rooms
  • Great front desk staff
From$69
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Residence Inn by Marriott Palm Desert in Palm Desert 38305 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • 3 star Golf Course hotel
  • Check in: 04:00pm
  • Great room
  • Tasty breakfast
From$129
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa 32 250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 ~3.94 miles north of Palm Desert
  • High end Resort property
  • Check in time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Great location
  • Bar is ok
From$119
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Marriott's Shadow Ridge in Palm Desert
+1-888-305-3366
9003 Shadow Ridge Rd., Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • Stay in the lap of luxury at Marriott's Shadow Ridge Resort. Breathtaking mountains serve as the backdrop for this luxury resort, where you can stay in either a one or two bedroom villa or a lavishly-appointed guest room. Practice your swing at the Faldo Golf Institute and then dine on a meal at Nick Faldo's Bar and Grill. For some refreshing fun, play in the swimming pool, which features a water slide and water guns, or simply float along in the sparkling waters. There are also many activities to enjoy nearby, including the Aerial Tramway, the Joshua Tree National Park, Knott's Berry Farm, and Knott's Soak City Water Park. Marriott's Shadow Ridge Resort will make your stay in Palm Springs an absolutely unforgettable one.
  • Affordable hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Fantastic service
  • Good gym
From$129
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert 36999 Cook St., Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • Mid-scale Golf Course hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Wonderful housekeeping
  • Good internet service
From$87
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Fairfield Inn & Suites Palm Desert in Palm Desert 74 764 Technology Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 30 suites in property
Hampton Inn & Suites in Palm Desert 74900 Gerald Ford Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • Affordable hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • New lining
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 93%
From$71
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
La Quinta Resort & Club a Waldorf Astoria Resort in La Quinta 49 499 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, CA 92253 ~4.97 miles east of Palm Desert
  • Four-star Resort hotel
  • 796 rooms in hotel
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When to Visit Palm Desert, California

Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley are most comfortable in the late winter and early spring, between January and April. In this season, you can enjoy mild temperatures with average highs in the 70s and 80s, and lows in the 40s and 50s. January, February, and March can be rainy, but the precipitation falls off dramatically in April.

The comfortable weather in these months is no secret, so you'll face stiff competition for the best hotel rooms and spa appointments during this season. Major events abound, ranging from the Tour de Palm Springs and Desert Classic in February to the La Quinta Arts Festival in March, and the White Party and Coachella in April.

May and June are the driest months of the year. Temperatures climb rapidly with highs in the upper 80s in April, mid-90s in May, and triple digits by June. In May, the Palm Springs Cultural Center hosts the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival. June gives way to the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week.

From June through September, average highs top 100 degrees. October's highs are still in the 90s. The temperatures begin to fall into the upper 70s in November and high 60s in December. Fall and winter events include the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade in October, Palm Desert International Dance Festival and Choreography Festival in November, and the Indio International Tamale Festival in December.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Palm Desert, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Palm Desert

Palm Desert, CA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. rate patterns by star rating class in Palm Desert, CA. Browse these charts to calculate the least expensive time to make a reservation in Palm Desert for any future trips.

Luxury Hotels in Palm Desert, California

4 Star Average Prices: $188.70

Luxury hotels are one of the most popular highlights of Palm Desert. With the right accommodations, you'll enjoy so many amenities you may never want to leave the property.

Shadow Mountain Resort & Club is a prime example of the kind of pampering you can enjoy in Palm Desert. This resort boasts four heated salt-treated pools, five whirlpools, a golf course, two restaurants, and 16 tennis courts. Court time is complimentary for guests, and tennis lessons and group clinics are available to help you improve your game. A full-service pro shop is located on-site to make sure you're equipped for the best experience possible.

If you're interested in a different type of recreation at Shadow Mountain, just stop by the front desk for complimentary rentals like pool toys, ping pong paddles, and recreational balls. Guest rooms include kitchens or kitchenettes and living/dining areas for all the comforts of home.

If you're in the mood for spa relaxation, stay at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. The resort includes five pools, two championship golf courses, and a full-service spa. The spa features a soothing saltwater pool and 48 treatment rooms. Services range from facials to foot baths, with everything in between. You'll find numerous on-site dining options, whether you want to enjoy a drink on the terrace at the Blue Star Lounge, enjoy elegant seafood dishes at Fisherman's Landing, or dine on locally sourced ingredients at the Mikado Japanese Steakhouse.

At the Westin Desert Willow Villas, you'll enjoy accommodations that have the comforts of home in an elegant setting. The one-bedroom villa features a kitchenette, washer and dryer, rainfall showerhead, and king-size bed. Ample entertainment is on hand with the 37-inch flat-screen television, DVD player, and Bose Wave radio and CD player. Complimentary high-speed internet keeps you connected so you can easily brag about your stay.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Palm Desert

Affordable Hotels in Palm Desert, California

3 Star Average Prices: $127.43

Though Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley are known for their pampering amenities, there are still several options for budget travelers in the area. You don't have to come with a massive budget to take advantage of all that this city has to offer.

The Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort helps you start the day bright with a complimentary breakfast that includes waffles, eggs, pastries, fruit, and yogurt. After your filling morning meal, you can head to the outdoor heated pool to soak up the sun, or work off your indulgences at the fitness center. Guest rooms include cable television with HBO and high-speed wireless internet. An in-room refrigerator makes it easy to keep cold drinks on hand. Microwaves are available as well, upon request.

Guests at the Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert will find amenities tailored to both business and leisure travel. The business center offers printing, copying, and a computer. An on-site fitness center makes it easy to keep up with personal goals, while the outdoor pool is ideal for a little relaxation. A buffet breakfast and free newspaper are available in the morning. Guest rooms include a mini refrigerator and microwave so you can pad your budget further by keeping simple meals or easy snacks on hand.

At the Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Desert, guests enjoy affordable rooms with premium television channels, high-speed internet, microwaves, and mini refrigerators. A hot breakfast complete with waffles is available in the morning. If you're in a hurry, you can grab an On the Run Breakfast Bag on weekdays so you can enjoy an easy meal as you head out the door. An outdoor pool and whirlpool are available when you want to relax.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Palm Desert

2 Star Average Prices: $100.80

2 Star Hotel Prices in Palm Desert

Palm Desert, CA Hotels with Discounts

If you're looking for discounts and deals in Palm Desert, you can find special rates at the majority of the city's hotels. If you're a member of a loyalty program, this is one of the easiest ways to save money, by cashing in or accruing points.

Best Western hotels like the Palm Desert Resort offer discounts for AAA, CAA, and AARP members, as well as government employees and military personnel travelling on business. Stay at a Hilton hotel like the Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Desert, and you'll enjoy 10 percent off for AAA and AARP members. Government personnel, military members, and their families are eligible for discounted rates as well.

If you're looking for a comprehensive package that will help you make the most of your stay, then check out the carefully curated options at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. Add a spa treatment and round of golf to your stay with the Couples Getaway Package, or cater to the whole family with a discounted room and late checkout with the Family Recess Package.

Best Value Options in Palm Desert, California

Value hotels in Palm Desert give you the signature amenities and attention to detail that this area is known for, combined with reasonable prices that can put a Coachella vacation within the means of any traveler.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Desert offers plenty of added value during your stay, both in the complimentary breakfast, and the snacks and drinks at the evening reception. The hotel's restaurant serves lunch and dinner, so you can always find an answer for your hunger pains on-site. Every accommodation in this all-suite hotel includes a separate bedroom, sofa bed, and kitchen with wet bar.

At the Courtyard Palm Desert, guest rooms include complimentary wireless internet and premium channels, including ESPN, HBO, and CNN for easy entertainment. On-site dining is available for breakfast and dinner at The Bistro, while a convenience store offers snacks and other items.

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert hotel is an all-suite destination with fully equipped kitchens and separate living areas for every guest. Complimentary hot breakfasts are available every morning, and evening social hours take place Monday through Thursday. There are more than 120 golf courses within 15 minutes of the hotel. An on-site putting green can help you warm up for them all. A fitness room and pool are on hand for additional recreation.

Free Activities in Palm Desert, California

Palm Desert is best known for its luxury, so you may not associate it with more affordable offerings. However, there are several things that you can do in Palm Desert without spending a dime. If you're looking for the most affordable way to enjoy Palm Desert, plan to arrive over the first weekend of the month anytime from November through May. First weekends are a special celebration here, where you'll find three days of live music and entertainment, special events, and art exhibits.

Palm Desert's natural highlights are free to enjoy as well, from the public parks to extensive systems of hiking trails. Civic Center Park hosts free concerts in the park. Palm Desert's public art scene is always available as well, so you can take in the city's best cultural perks without hurting your budget. Take a self-guided tour of the city, and you can easily fill an afternoon for free.

No matter what tops your agenda in Palm Desert, you're sure to find the city's highlights diverse enough to provide an unforgettable stay for everyone in your party.

What did travelers think of the city of Palm Desert?

Below are reviews of the city of Palm Desert, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Golf Selection"
Score 5.0 / 5

Plenty of golf courses to choose.

Carlos C., from 29-May-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Palm Desert, CA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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