Updated: June 14, 2015
Fairfield Inn Palm Desert:There are essentially 4 or 5 smaller towns that are next to Palm Springs that have hotels/motels you can stay at. Palm Springs offers some great accommodations, but I have found that Palm Desert is closer to the golf courses and tennis centers that I use. Nearby towns like Rancho Mirage and Indio also have small hotels and resorts you can stay at if you need a place. When I travel to Palm Desert in March each year for the Pacific Life Open, the Fairfield Inn has all the things I need. A complimentary breakfast, close to restaurants and shopping centers, and a pool/spa. The rates on the hotel are reasonable compared to the nearby resorts of the Hyatt and Marriott properties. Fairfield Inns are mid-range hotels offered by Marriott but certainly give you the basics. With rates starting at $150/night with continental breakfast included, the Fairfield Inn makes sense for the average traveler. The location in Palm Desert allows for easy access from the Palm Springs airport or you are an 1 1/2 hours from Ontario airport. I prefer to fly into Ontario since the rates are about half as much as you pay to fly into Palm Springs airport.
As for the hotel, the rooms are spacious, the beds are comfortable and the amenities are 3 to 4 stars in my mind. In terms of the hotels actual location, there address is 72322 Highway 111 Palm Desert, California 92260 USA. The local phone number is 760-341-9100 or you can always call Marriotts reservation 800 # at 1-800-228-2800 for bookings over the phone. The map of Palm Springs (below) is a good indicator of where the various cities are located within the region. Interstate 10 will lead you to the Palm Springs area whether you are arriving from Nevada or the Los Angeles region.
The Fairfield Inn Hotel in Palm Desert is located right off Hwy 111 near the Fred Waring Drive intersection. You are no more than about 6 miles from the I-10 freeway and maybe 15-20 minutes from downtown Palm Springs. The official website for the Fairfield Hotel Palm Desert is located HERE. Online reviews are very positive for this location and I have found the staff to be more than friendly over the years and the overall hospitality very good. My only complaint is that the hotel often fills up fast for peak weekends and events and getting a room is becoming harder each year. Perhaps an expansion is due for this location