Located in Palm Desert, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is in the desert, minutes from Desert Willow Golf Resort, and close to Desert Holocaust Memorial. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Rancho Las Palmas Country Club and The Gardens on El Paseo.
Make yourself at home in one of the 884 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private balconies where you can take in pool and mountain views. LCD televisions with cable programming are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. While the golfer in the family is out on the course, you can enjoy above-par recreational amenities such as a golf course and a nightclub. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and supervised childcare/activities.
Grab a bite at one of the resort's 7 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Ristorante Mamma Gina transports the tastes of northern Italy, where its parent restaurant stands in Florence, to the stomachs of eager diners. During dinner, the zuppa papa al pomodoro swathes palates in the warmth of herbal tomato flavors ($8.25), and the lemon-vinaigrette-marinated, thin-sliced artichokes of the carciofi empolese gently rouse taste buds to attention ($11.90). Over the crisply baked eggplant of the melanzane al forno, families can bask in conversation or arm-wrestle their grandparents ($23.90). Meanwhile, lunch-goers enjoy a menu of treats such as the grilled panino filetto, a combination of filet mignon and avocado slathered in light mustard dressing ($13.90).
For those who want something traditional, the chef at Paradiso whips up classics such as vegetarian pesto penne, chicken piccata with spinach, and shrimp fettuccine. For those with a more adventurous palate, the chef marries international flavors, creating thin-crust pizzas crowned with red onions and bourbon barbecue chicken, pasta shrimp creole, and hearty meat lasagna. Feasts, accompanied by glasses of local and imported wine and beer, unfold inside Paradiso's romantically lit dining room, which showcases artwork from locals.
In keeping with the 300-year-old Brazilian tradition of slowly roasting skewered meats over an open flame, Picanha Churrascaria overwhelms diners' appetites with never-ending servings of 15 different proteins. Throughout each meal, servers approach tables with long, sword-like skewers of top sirloin, garlic chicken, and leg of lamb, then slice freshly grilled portions directly onto plates until guests signal them to stop. Between platefuls, diners can visit the restaurant's buffet, which features more than 40 salad fixings, a spread of traditional Brazilian side dishes, and cutthroat guards that see to it that no one scoops with their hands.
Mark and Rhonda Nicolino, the owners of Nicolino's Italian Restaurant, have a passion for tradition. Five of their waiters have been setting tables and taking orders here for more than 15 years. Visitors might even meet more than one of them during the course of a meal?Nicolino's servers work without assigned sections, and instead spread their attention throughout a dining area lined with old paintings and family photos.
Mark and Rhonda also want guests to taste their family history: nearly all of their time-tested recipes were handed down by Mark's father?affectionately known as "Papa"?who launched the family legacy in 1969 with a small Palm Springs delicatessen. The menu includes hand-tossed thin-crust pizzas and freshly made pasta drizzled with marinara sauce or tossed with chicken, veal, shellfish, and vegetables. Local California and imported wines allow guests to clink glasses with every home run or croquet riot broadcast on the three big-screen TVs.
Chilean sea bass. Pacific oysters. Lobster. These aren't the contents of an aquarium tank, but rather a sampling of the fresh seafood found on the menu at Oceans. Here, guests sip on premium spirits and selections from an expertly curated wine list, all while diving into dishes ranging from scallops to grilled rib-eye, which is not a fish. Al fresco dining is illuminated by the lights delicately twinkling on the intimate patio, while inside, aquatic-themed decor adds a hint of whimsy to evenings out.