Find the best place to stay — Palm Desert

Where to stay around Palm Desert?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,388 holiday lettings near Palm Desert. From 3,214 houses to 1,937 condos, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Palm Desert is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Palm Desert?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Palm Desert:

  • Spanish Walk: 113 holiday homes
  • Park Palms: 80 holiday homes
  • Bighorn: 67 holiday homes
  • Cahuilla Hills: 22 holiday homes
  • Spanish Walk: 118 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Palm Desert?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Palm Desert. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • El Paseo Village: 6,705 holiday lettings
  • Palm Desert Country Club: 6,612 holiday lettings
  • Palms to Pines Plaza West Shopping Center: 6,750 holiday lettings
  • Club Intrawest - Palm Desert: 6,675 holiday lettings
  • Westfield Palm Desert Shopping Center: 6,758 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Palm Desert listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Palm Desert?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3,214 houses in Palm Desert. Our other popular types of Palm Desert holiday rentals include:

  • Condos: 1,937 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 456 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 76 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Palm Desert?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5,109 holiday homes with pool available in Palm Desert. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Palm Desert, California, USA your home away from home

    Palm Desert is a very desirable place to visit or live. Just down the road from the city of Palm Springs, it offers modern golf course villas and a beautiful shopping district. It is particularly popular with retirees and winter snowbirds with its sunny winter climate. Surrounded by the San Jacinto Mountains, it is in the heart of the Colorado Desert.

    Things to Do in Palm Desert, California

    Golf is a major activity and many holiday villas in Palm Desert are built on golf courses. The PGA West Golf Course nearby hosts many prestigious golf tournaments. Famous golf courses in the area include La Quinta Resort and Club, The Quarry designed by Tom Fazio and the Arnold Palmer Golf Course at the Silver Rock Golf Resort. Shopping is another popular activity with many designer names and national chains having a presence in Palm Desert. Tennis and swimming can be enjoyed in the local area.

    Places to Visit Around Palm Desert, California

    Palm Springs, just 14 miles from your Palm Desert holiday villa, has a pleasant main street for strolling, shopping, dining and people watching. It is also the source of the natural thermal springs that gave the town its name. There are several health spas in the area for treatments as the waters are known to be good for treating skin complaints and arthritis. Neighbouring La Quinta is another pleasant place to visit with shops and high-end restaurants. In March it hosts the annual La Quinta Arts Festival outdoors. Those wanting to hike in the mountains or take a ride on horseback should head to Indian Canyon. For a special trip, Jeep tours are an adventurous way to experience the Santa Rosa Mountains and see the San Andreas Fault.

    Weather in Palm Desert, California

    Palm Desert holiday rentals enjoy a typical desert climate with warm winters and hot summers. The average summer temperature is 89°F (32°C), but temperatures above 108°F (42°C) are possible and sometimes they exceed 120°F (49°C). After darkness however, the daytime heat is quickly lost. Winters are very pleasant in Palm Desert with highs ranging from 72-85° (22-29 °C). The area boasts 348 days of sunshine and less than five inches of total rainfall annually.

    Travel to Palm Desert, California

    The nearest major airport to Palm Desert holiday rentals is Palm Springs International (PSP) Airport. It has regular flights from many American airlines particularly during the winter season which starts in October. It is a pleasant 12 mile drive from the airport to Palm Desert along the quiet 111 Highway. For international travellers, the Los Angeles-Ontario (ONT) International Airport and San Diego International (SAN) Airport are both within easy driving distance of this sunny destination.

    Sightseeing in and around Palm Desert

    Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Palm Desert a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
    • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
    • Rancho Las Palmas Country Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
    • Desert Willow Golf Resort (3 mi / 4.8 km)
    • Classic Club (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
    • Wet'n'Wild Palm Springs (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)

    Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Palm Desert

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Palm Desert. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
    • Palma Village Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
    • Civic Center Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
    • Cahuilla Hills Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
    • Palm Desert Cross (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
    • Hovley Soccer Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)