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4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas
4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas
4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas

Guest reviews

4.7/5 Exceptional
166 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Contactless check-out


Explore the area

Popular LocationDesert Willow Golf Resort1 min walk
Popular LocationHovley Soccer Park6 min drive
Popular LocationRancho Las Palmas Country Club12 min drive
AirportPalm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.)23 min drive

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  • Studio

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStudio
  • Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • 1 bedroom
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsPremier Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 688 sq ft
    • 1 bedroom
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed
  • Room, 2 Bedrooms

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 1151 sq ft
    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 6
    More detailsRoom, 2 Bedrooms
  • Room Selected at Check-in

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 452 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsRoom Selected at Check-in

About this area

Palm Desert

Located in Palm Desert, Embarc Palm Desert is next to a golf course and near the airport. Empire Polo Club and Desert Willow Golf Resort are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit El Paseo Shopping District and The Gardens on El Paseo. Travelling with kids? Make time for Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, or head to an event or a match at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Practise your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as ecotours in the area.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Desert Willow Golf Resort - 1 min walk
  • Hovley Soccer Park - 6 min drive
  • El Paseo Shopping District - 9 min drive
  • McCallum Theatre - 9 min drive
  • Rancho Las Palmas Country Club - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Palm Springs Station - 23 min drive
  • Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.) - 23 min drive


  • Cork Tree - 8 min walk
  • City Wok - 9 min walk
  • Eureka Burger - 8 min drive
  • Cafè Italia - 9 min drive
  • Mamma Gina's Restaurant - 9 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire condo to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Embarc Palm Desert

4.5-star, family-friendly condominium resort, walk to Desert Willow Golf Resort
4 outdoor pools, a health club and outdoor tennis courts are available at this smoke-free condominium resort. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a spa tub, spa services and a children's pool. Each condo provides a sitting area and a fridge, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and a TV with cable channels. Guests can appreciate conveniences, such as a microwave and a coffee/tea maker, and other amenities include a balcony and a DVD player. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Embarc Palm Desert offers 78 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features DVD players and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable televisions are provided. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of SafeHome (VRMA - USA), SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • 4 Outdoor pools
  • Umbrellas
  • Hot tub
  • Spa services


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Combined bath/shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Sitting area


  • TV with cable service
  • Games room
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Picnic area


  • Laundry facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • No lifts
  • Wheelchair accessible (with limits)
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Phone
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • In-room massages
  • 24-hour front desk

Location highlights

  • Next to a golf course
  • Near the airport

Things to do

  • 9 holes of golf
  • Health club
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Fitness facilities nearby (discounted access)
  • Tennis on site
  • Yoga classes on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Bike rentals on site
  • Golf nearby
  • Ecotours nearby


  • 78 rooms
  • 2 floors
  • Built in 1996
  • Access via exterior corridors



Check-in between 4 PM and 10 PM


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.95 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Weekly housekeeping provided; fees apply for additional cleaning

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Contactless check-out is available
The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeHome (VRMA - USA) sanitisation guidelines; the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitisation guidelines; the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitisation guidelines; and the Sanitary Protocol (UNPLV - France) sanitisation guidelines
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

Property is also known as

Club Intrawest Palm Desert Condo
Club Intrawest Palm Desert
Hotel Intrawest Palm Desert
Intrawest Palm Desert
Club Intrawest - Palm Desert Hotel Palm Desert
Embarc Palm Desert Condo
Club Intrawest - Palm Desert Hotel

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Embarc Palm Desert and receive a full refund?
Yes, Embarc Palm Desert offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Embarc Palm Desert cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Embarc Palm Desert?
As of Aug 3, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Embarc Palm Desert on Aug 4, 2020 start from CA $216, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has 4 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 4 PM to 10 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
This family-friendly Palm Desert condominium resort is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Desert Willow Golf Resort and Hovley Soccer Park. San Jacinto Mountains is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Embarc Palm Desert

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities

    I couldn’t have been happier! This world is so crazy right now and this vacation is just what we needed. We stayed at the marriot desert villas and quickly changed over to Embarc. Marriot closed most pools pushing tons of people to the only two open and limiting us to 2 hours a day!!!! When you get your 2 hours there were at least 15 employees walking around in what looked like long sleeve scrubs and face masks. It made me feel on edge and not relaxed one bit. We left and went to Embarc. They aloud us to be responsible adults and socially distance ourselves when needed. But honestly they kept all pools open so for the majority of our stay we would have an entire pool to ourselves. I think the max we ever saw were 3 other families and everyone kept their distance. There wasn’t an employee in sight nor did we need one. The resort provides you with everything you need in your room. Pool towels are in your room, you have a kitchen for food and drinks. The staff was incredible and the property was spotless. If i had one complaint it would be the bed was super cheap and uncomfortable and the sheets were very rough but the next time i stay I’m just going to bring my own sheets....problem solved! We found our new Annual family vacation spot ! And our adults only place when we want to travel kid free!

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities

    What an incredible place! Peaceful and low key. Plenty of things for the kids to do. We absolutely loved the movie theater! What a great break from the heat! With covid they did an incredible job. The pools were nearly empty and when there were other families everyone managed their distances without the need of staff or crazy rules. I appreciate that this company aloud us the basic right to self regulate without tons of crazy rules and notices listed everywhere. For a solid week I felt safe and wasn’t constantly reminded of the sad world we live in. Thank you for this much needed family vacation, I’m forever grateful. I couldn’t recommend a property more!

    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

      5/5 Excellent

        This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
        Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2020