Golf Course Closure - Mid May – November 2016
The Firecliff Course at the Palm Desert Golf Resort will close for course and bunker renovations in mid-May, with an anticipated reopening in November 2016. The 18-hole Mountain View course will remain open and available for play during this time. For questions about the closure, please contact the Golf Shop at the Desert Willow Golf Resort at 760-346-7060.
Villa Construction - Through December 2016
The resort is undergoing the development of additional villa buildings at the south end of the resort. While you may see and hear some activity related to these projects, rest assured we will do everything possible to ensure you have a rejuvenating vacation experience.
New Alcohol Policy
Small, personal coolers (30 quart maximum) may be brought into the swimming pool areas. But, please note effective July 1, 2015, personal alcohol including beer, wine and liquor of any sort is prohibited at any of the resort’s swimming pool areas. As a reminder, personal sound systems are also not permitted in the pool areas.
Thank you for your cooperation in our continued effort to provide the best poolside experience for all Owners and Guests.
We are committed to making our facilities, amenities and services accessible to guests with disabilities. Accessibility features in your villa are guaranteed only if confirmed during the reservation process and indicated on your confirmation.
Guests must be 18 years or older with photo identification to check in.
Alcoholic beverage service is restricted to those 21 years or older with valid photo identification. Please note that effective July 1, 2015, personal alcohol including beer, wine and liquor of any sort is prohibited at any of the resort’s swimming pool areas.
Owners/guests of The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert enjoy discounted golf access to the two championship courses, Firecliff and Mountain View, located at the adjacent Desert Willow Golf Resort. Guests also receive access to the two championship courses, the Pete Dye Resort Course and Gary Player Signature Course, located at The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in nearby Rancho Mirage. In addition, you may also access the 14,000-square-foot Spa at Mission Hills at The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa.
Please contact the Westin Concierge at 760-636-7050 prior to your arrival for assistance with tee times.
Vistana Signature NetworkTM reservations made during the Home Resort Reservation Period or the VSN Float Period are subject to the following cancellation policy and may be cancelled by calling Owner Services prior to the arrival date of the assigned reservation. Failure to cancel a confirmed reservation prior to the arrival date will prevent the restoration of StarOptions for further use.
Reservations may be cancelled 61 days or greater prior to arrival with no cancellation fee or Usage Restriction.
Reservations made 60 days or less prior to arrival may be cancelled through the following day after making the reservation (before the end of hours of operation, Eastern Time) with no cancellation fee or Usage Restriction. After this grace period passes, cancellations and modifications to the reservation – including changes to the arrival or departure date or to Villa type (other than releasing one side of the lockoff for reservations confirmed during the Home Resort Reservation Period) — will incur cancellation fees. Subsequent usage will be restricted to reservations within 60 days of the new requested arrival date for that Use Year and will not be eligible for StarOptions Banking or Starpoints conversion.
Reservations not affiliated with Vistana Signature NetworkTM may be subject to cancellation fees or use restrictions. Please contact Owner Services to inquire about the cancellation policy that applies to your reservation. External exchange guests should contact their external exchange company for the applicable cancellation policy.
Check cashing services are available to Owners and guests with valid identification. There is a limit of $200 per stay.
We invite you to check in after 4 p.m., and request that you check out before 10 a.m. local time. However, if your arrival or departure does not coincide with our schedule, the Front Desk will be happy to receive your bags while you enjoy the surrounding resort facilities.
Owners, is someone else enjoying your villa or do you need to make other changes to your reservation? Be sure to contact Owner Services and provide your guest’s name prior to their arrival to authorize their check-in or any other modification to your reservation. Rental by an VSN Owner of units reserved using StarOptions (other than a vacation period at your Home Resort) is prohibited. Violation may result in the suspension of an Owner’s right to reserve within VSN until compliant. External exchange guests should contact their external exchange company to obtain a guest certificate if someone else will be checking in. Please also let us know if you’re checking in after your scheduled arrival date, so we can plan properly.
For security purposes, keys will only be given to the name on the reservation. You will be asked to provide a valid government or state-issued photo ID at check in.
Tee times, as well as dining, transportation and excursion recommendations are available at the Concierge Desk. Should you need assistance prior to your arrival, please contact the Concierge at 760-636-7050.
We require a credit card to secure any charges, which you may charge back to your folio. The system will hold these funds until check-out.
If you are traveling with children, we are happy to provide you with cribs, highchairs and rollaway beds upon request. These items are limited in supply and therefore not guaranteed. Charges may apply. To make arrangements, please contact Owner Services up to 24 hours in advance of your arrival. External exchange guests, please contact the resort directly.
Rollaway beds are limited to one per villa and are not available in the One-Bedroom Villa (smaller one-bedroom) due to space limitations.
Should you check out prior to your confirmed departure date, the unused portion of your reservation will be forfeited. StarOptions are not refunded for late arrival or early departure.
Allow us to arrange your grocery needs from the very first day of your vacation. Simply contact the Concierge via telephone at 760-636-7050 to place your order at least 72 hours prior to your arrival. For a nominal fee, we will equip your villa in advance with all of your favorite treats, beverages, sandwiches, breakfast foods and fare for the grill.
Seven nights or more: For your comfort, your villa will receive a restorative mid-week refresher if you are staying for at least seven nights. If you are staying for more than a week, an additional housekeeping service will be scheduled during the check-in process. This will also apply to external exchange guests.
Less than seven nights: Midweek service is not provided for stays less than seven nights.
Additional Housekeeping Services: Additional housekeeping services, including daily service, are available. Please arrange directly with the resort prior to your arrival. Fees apply.
Housekeeping Fees: A charge will be automatically applied to your villa folio for the second or more reservations (based on transaction date not arrival date) within a single Use Year associated with a single Vacation Ownership Interest.
Complimentary Internet access is available in your villa and throughout the resort. The Business Center also offers Internet, computer, printing and faxing services (fees apply).
Complimentary self-parking is available to Owners and external exchange guests at the resort. Recreational vehicles, trailers and oversized vehicles cannot be parked at the resort. Please contact the resort for information about alternative parking.
To ensure your comfort and safety, and to maintain the quality of your villa, our vacation ownership resorts do not allow pets on the resort grounds or in the villas, with the exception of service animals that may be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The resort includes several pool areas for your enjoyment: an outdoor whirlpool spa, main pool, family pool, and a flume pool with waterslide. All waterslides require that riders be a minimum of 48 inches tall. Partner riding is not permitted. Small, personal coolers (30 quart maximum) may be brought into the swimming pool areas. But, please note effective July 1, 2015, personal alcohol including beer, wine and liquor of any sort is prohibited at any of the resort’s swimming pool areas. As a reminder, personal sound systems are also not permitted in the pool areas.
Smoking of any kind — including electronic cigarettes — is not permitted inside villas, but is permissible on the villa patio or balcony. If signs of smoking are detected in your villa, a $250 fee may be applied to your folio. Additionally, smoking is not permitted in the pools or on the pool deck areas.
The resort also observes local and state smoking ordinances that may prohibit smoking in some public places.
Unforeseen events or circumstances beyond our control may result in last-minute changes. As a result, villa assignment or special requests will only be confirmed during the check-in process.
Changes to the arrival or departure date or to villa type (other than releasing one side of the lockoff for reservations confirmed during the Home Resort Reservation Period) will result in a loss of priority for fulfilling special requests.
Please note, for floating villa Owners, reservations confirmed during the Home Resort Reservation Period do not guarantee specific floor, building or villa number assignment. Additionally, reservations made through Vistana Signature Experiences do not guarantee view, floor, building, or villa number assignment, even for Home Resort Owners.
The SPG® Kids Pass program is an all-inclusive dining program created with our youngest guests and their parents in mind.
For a flat daily rate, children ages 12 and younger of Starwood Preferred Guest® members can enjoy all-inclusive access to a variety of dining options, including children’s menus, buffets (when available), and beverages at select participating resorts.
To take advantage of the SPG Kids Pass program, sign up when you check in or anytime during your stay.
Redeem your Starpoints® from the Starwood Preferred Guest® program for in-hotel indulgences. Simply ask which Instant AwardsSM are available when you check in. Additionally, Starpoints may be earned for qualified charges at the resort.
Starpoints® from the Starwood Preferred Guest® program may be earned for qualified charges at the resort. As a villa property, we are unable to offer select SPG® member benefits for Ownership reservations, including complimentary room upgrades, Suite Night Awards™, 4 p.m. late check-out, SPG Your24™, complimentary weekday newspaper, and Gold and Platinum welcome amenities.
Please note that the information contained on this page is subject to change without prior notice.