The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert

75 Willow Ridge | Palm Desert, CA 92260 [See Map]
#5 in Best Palm Springs Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating N/A Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 454 reviews
Property Type Resort hotel with 312 rooms, 4 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood, Mountain(s)
Style Traditional
Best For Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

Deep in the arid Coachella Valley — nearly 120 miles east of Los Angeles — sits the Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert. Each of this Westin's one- or two-bedroom guest villas features a flat-screen TV, a private balcony and complimentary high-speed Internet access. The outdoor swimming pool and waterslide offer welcome respite from sometimes oppressive heat, and at the end of the day, recent guests are quick to applaud the light and tasty fare from the poolside Agave Bar & Grill. The villas function more like timeshares than hotel rooms, meaning housekeeping will visit your villa prior to your arrival — don't expect your digs to be cleaned every day unless you specially request it (and pay an additional fee). Because The Westin Desert Willows Villas is part of the Starwood family, Preferred Guest members may redeem Starpoints here.

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Critic Reviews


“The complex is carefully designed to fit into the desert environment, with beautiful stone pathways, decks and floors, and landscaping with palm trees, cactuses, and brilliant flowers everywhere.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 454 guests have reviewed the The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 454 reviews)

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  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Westin Desert Willow Villas are completely surrounded by golf courses, making it a dream destination for golf lovers. The hotel is not as close to other Palm Springs attractions, so guests will likely want to bring a car to explore the area and its surroundings.

  • Downtown Palm Springs and The Palm Springs International Airport are 11 miles northwest

  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking ($15)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The Westin's villas make guests feel at home — each is equipped with a full kitchenette, a dining area with seating for four, living space with a pull-out sofa, a separate master bedroom and an in-unit washer and dryer. Each villa also has its own private patio or balcony, some of which provide views of the nearby golf course or mountains. Other amenities include two flat-screen TVs, a DVD player and a Bose audio system, among other features.

Standard room size:

600 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


Casual American food makes up the dining scene at the Agave Grill & Bar, serving items such as chicken nachos and hot dogs. Those short on time can pick up Starbucks coffee and items like fresh fruit and to-go egg white omelets at the Mountain View Marketplace.

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


With four pools, a 159-foot waterslide and a hot tub, the pool area at the Westin Desert Willow Villas offers guests multiple swimming options. The Mirage Pool Deck includes two levels with a main pool, a family pool, a plunge pool for the 159-foot slide and another with volleyball and basketball nets.

  • Pools open 24 hours per day
  • Children must be 48 inches (4 feet) tall to use the waterslide
  • Lifeguard on duty during the hours of operation at the waterslide only

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar



This property offers the Westin Kids Club for those ages 4 to 12. Broken into two three-hour time slots per day, the club allows children to take part in both on- and off-site activities including T-shirt tie-dying and excursions to the Living Desert. There is also a teen room, a waterslide and a game room loaded with video game console hookups, a pool table, air hockey and opportunities for game tournaments.

  • Game room is unsupervised
  • Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids

  • Kids club ($15 to $45)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The 24-hour WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio features standard gym amenities, including cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Those looking for outdoor recreation can utilize the tennis and basketball courts available to guests.

  • Running maps available, plus fresh water and towels

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


Although the property lacks meeting rooms, the business center can be helpful when work needs to be done. Included are computer workstations, a printer and Internet access.

  • Open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Available technical equipment is subject to additional fees

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available



Desert Willow Golf Resort is adjacent to the property. Guests can test out their skills at the Firecliff or Mountain View courses, both are 18-hole, par-72 golf courses.

  • Concierge can help arrange tee times

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


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