Surrounded by lakes and mountains, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is located in Palm Desert, Calif. The resort is three miles from the El Paseo shopping district and five miles from the Living Desert nature preserve.
Renovated in 2007, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa lobby features a 60-foot bar with a cascading waterfall backdrop. This smoke-free resort offers concierge services. A conference center is available, composed of 33 event rooms for a total of 21,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Wireless Internet access in public areas is complimentary. Recreation includes two 18-hole championship golf courses, 20 tennis courts, five pools, three spa tubs, and a children's activity center (surcharge). Gondolas guide guests around the vibrant resort via its waterways. The Spa at Desert Springs offers a fitness center, separate men's and women's lockers, exercise classes, a spa shop and a salon. Spa treatments include massages, scrubs, wraps, bronzing and facials. The resort offers 7 dining options, including the Rockwood Grill Restaurant serving children's menu, breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, the Blue Star Lounge tapas bar & restaurant, and the Mikado Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar featuring knife-swirling chefs who chop, juggle and joke while preparing dinner. The poolside Oasis Bar & Grille serves light meals. Among its many awards, the resort made the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List in 2005.
The 884 guestrooms of the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa feature balconies or patios, two-chair desks and dining tables, and sofas or reading chairs with ottomans. Décor includes crown molding and walnut-colored furniture. Minibars, coffeemakers, multi-line phones, and complimentary weekday newspapers are provided in each room. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, granite vanities and limestone showers, tubs and floors. Beds offer pillowtop mattresses, down comforters, 300-thread count, triple sheeting, and extra pillows. Rooms include CD players, DVD players, and high-definition LCD televisions with cable service, ESPN, and HBO. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access are available for a surcharge.