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Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa

44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, California
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6 Reviews for Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa

July 02 2015
2 families found this helpful
"Amazing Oasis for your Family"

The dry heat of the dessert might seem intimidating for some but you can find solace in the oasis that is Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa. Once we parked at the resort we were quickly met by a valet in a golf cart who arrived to swoop up on our luggage and our family to deliver us directly to resort doors. The clean and inviting lobby offered quick service as well as cool water and warm cookies. Check in was quick and easy and we were able to head directly to our rooms.

Renaissance resorts are known for their elegant style and welcoming community feeling. The grand hall offers a nightly hosted happy hour, dining options, bar service and open seating areas. The pool area was amazing, with large waterfalls, poolside misters, and umbrella shades as far as you can see. The main entrance to the pool begins with a sandy beach where the children can be creative with unlimited sand castles. You can find families lounging throughout the pool. With numerous nooks and shallow areas the pool offers families their own hideaways.
Tip: Make sure you get out to the pool area early and claim your chairs. Although there are many spaces, and the pool attendance will bring you umbrellas wherever you are, you may end up quite far away from the pool itself.

When we arrived to our suite we were amazed at the size and the amenities. Our rooms over looked the pool towards the San Bernardino Mountains, which made for a fantastic view. The living area had a flat screen TV, a couch that pulls out into a bed, a desk, and doors that shut to the master bedroom. The bedroom had a bar with a refrigerator, a large TV and a full restroom. We also had an adjoining double queen room for my 4 and 6 year old daughters. This room had a bath tub in addition to all the standard amenities. It was great to have extra space for the children and it made down time easier to accommodate.

We were able to dine in the main restaurant, CAVA, one morning. We decided to partake in the breakfast buffet. The buffet offered all your usual breakfast items, but some things worth mentioning were their customize juice bar where you could juice your own vegetables and fruits. They also had an omelet bar and pancake/waffle station. They were offering a promotion while we were there; adults chose the buffet the children would get to eat the buffet for free, which is a great value!

I also took the opportunity to visit the Esmeralda Spa. This spa offered a serene setting including: steam room, hot tub, and relaxation. This was a full-service spa that offered services from hair care to full body massage. I selected the Signature Massage where I was able to customize my specific needs, Carlos was my masseuse and he did an amazing job! I highly recommend attending the Esmeralda Spa if you have time; there is no better way to relax!

The resort also offers a Kid's day camp on the weekend. This takes place in a room just outside the pool area. There are several activities for you to choose from throughout the day. They also allow for drop also adults can partake in some of the less child friendly activities. In addition to the camp they also host several family friendly activities such as "Dive in Movies". These are popular family films play near the pool area.

The Renaissance was located in a great area of Indian Wells, it is directly across for the Living Dessert and just a block from a market square with great grocery and dining options. We were able to explore the surrounding areas including the Westfield mall and the Palm Spring Aerial Tramway. The location of the resort is great for enjoying all the greater Palm Springs area has to offer.

We had a great time at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa. My family will forever remember the wonderful times we shared at the pool and on the property. We look forward to returning to the resort in the future!

This review is based on a complimentary stay. I received no other compensation and the business owner did not state any requirements that I express a particular point of view. The opinions I express are entirely my own.

November 23 2014
0 families found this helpful
"Deserves another 1/2 star.. "

But I am using my "smart" phone. Anyways,  the room was perfect - even though I requested a room adjacent to the pool... I had the best view of the golf course, which was more quiet for naptime. Every single staff member I came across was very helpful and sweet to my 2 small children BUT no more Nickelodeon characters. And I did not notice the extra charge for using this site (we don't get out much. I just thought other people may miss it too). My family would definitely come back!!! Possibly during weekdays when the pool isn't as crowded. Saturday poolside still wasn't bad (about 2/3) but Sunday sun people equaled about 4. Spend some time here!!! Kiddo activities for 4 hours (with an extra fee) and plenty of exploring to do in the area... Outlet mall is only  a few miles away!

April 02 2011
1 family found this helpful
"Absolutely Beautiful"

This resort is SO beautiful.  I love it here.  We have stayed here before we had our daughter and after.   I have a two year old daughter.   She likes to sit at the pool and watch everything going on.  She loves to be in the pool and just relax in the sun.  There are 3 pools, one is a wadding pool one has a sandy beach.   The rooms are beautiful and the service is top notch.   The weekend we went there wasn't any kids stuff going on, but we all enjoyed ourselves and will be visiting again this summer.

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December 23 2010
3 families found this helpful
"Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa"

We wanted to make this trip special for our (almost) three year old little girl as these are her final days as an only child. I heard about the Nickelodeon Getaway at the Renaissance Esmeralda just outside of Palm Springs. This sounded like the perfect way to make our daughter feel special but also give mommy and daddy a chance to relax before the arrival of our newborn baby.

Nickelodeon Getaway
Upon arrival we were greeted by Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer. This was the perfect start to our fun-filled weekend. Click over to view a short video of my daughter when she first saw Dora.

After spending some time with Dora we decided to hit the pool for some sun and relaxation. My husband and daughter enjoyed swimming and playing on the sandy beach while mommy enjoyed a (virgin) margarita by the pool. The resort grounds are truly beautiful with fire pits, palm trees and a poolside bar. It was quite relaxing!

We had just enough time for dinner before attending the mass sliming show hosted by Nickelodeon. Good times were had by everyone. Children were invited to compete in a game-show style competition culminating with the  popping of slime-filled balloons over their heads. This was followed by a pool-side or "dive-in" movie. It was the perfect ending to a fun filled day!

We made it an early night and retired to our luxurious room. We arrived to find another surprise waiting for us. Dora had stopped by and left a special backpack loaded with a Dora themed items including a book, pillow case and photo album (Spongebob Squarepants themed backpacks are also available). My daughter was so excited to receive all of these extra special gifts. We read her a the good night story and she fell fast asleep.

The next day was our character breakfast with Dora and Spongebob. The food was great and the children really enjoyed themselves. While my husband took boo boo out for more fun at the pool, mommy was treated to the Mellow Mama Prenatal Massage at the Spa Esmeralda.  This was the perfect way to be pampered after 36 weeks of pregnancy.

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December 23 2010
2 families found this helpful
"Another Family Friendly Marriot"

We stayed here over Thanksgiving weekend this year and it was very relaxing.  We had the Thanksgiving buffet at their restaurant (Cava) and it was delicious!  I mean seriously delicious!  

My children loved the pool area - it's large, there is a seperate kid wading pool, or the kids can use the beach entrance.  Yes, beach.  They have a man made beach just for the little ones.  They also loved the Nickolodeon activities they hotel put on (evening movies, noontime "game show", crafts and a meet the character breakfast.  My kids are 4 and 3, but the Nick stuff (except the character breakfast) was really geared to 7-9 year olds.  They got slimed at the gameshow!  

My only gripe was that the pool was not heated enough.  We barely used it because it was too cold for me and my husband.  

Oh, and one more thing I would recommend.  Sit out by the firepits at night and order the chocolate fondu dessert.  That was super fun for the kids.  

And as usual for Marriot hotels, the rooms were big, clean and well appointed.  Make sure you use your AAA card and get that rate.  

December 23 2010
1 family found this helpful
"All a family could ask for"

At the Esmeralda, there is all a family
could ask for, including a “sand” beach,
three swimming pools, lots of space to
spread out, and family-friendly rates. Up
to five guests are allowed in each spacious
room. Here is the place to kick
back and relax. Dad can try the links,
and Mom can indulge in the stunning
Spa Esmeralda. Or, if there’s a babysitter
on hand, parents can have a “couples”
treatment in one of the private suites.
Kerstin Florian products are used here.

updated: 07/02/15 by ebickford

Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa is located close to Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, and The Gardens on El Paseo. Additional points of interest include El Paseo Shopping District and Desert Holocaust Memorial.

Resort Features.
Dining options at Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa include a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The resort serves buffet breakfasts (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, outdoor tennis courts, a health club, and a spa tub. The property's full service health spa has body treatments, facials, and beauty services. This 4 star property has a 24 hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, technology support staff, and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. The property has 5478 square meters of event space consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Business services, wedding services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, a children's club, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free property.

560 air conditioned guestrooms at Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Balconies offer golf course, city, or desert views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and signature bedding. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium satellite channels and pay movies. Safes, windows that open, and blackout drapes/curtains are also provided. Guests may request refrigerators, in room massages, and hypo allergenic bedding. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.

Notifications and Fees:

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check in or check out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A 11.25 percent city/local tax will be charged
  • Tourism fee: USD 0.30 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 28 per accommodation, per night
Hotel resort fee inclusions (may be listed elsewhere in this description as complimentary or available for a surcharge):
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • In room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 12 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per day
  • Fee for high speed Internet (wired) in business center: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in business center: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Breakfast fee: USD 22 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Property Information

Check-In: 4 PM
Check-Out: 11 AM

Number of Rooms: 560
Number of Suites: 0
Handicap Accessibility: yes
Recreational Facilities:
Kiddie Pool
Fitness Facility
Indoor Play Area
Outdoor Play Area
Children Activity Programs

In house Restaurant
In house Bar
Room Service
Child Care
High Speed Internet

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