Mountain View California Westin Hotel
The Palm Desert, a major growth hub in the Coachella Valley, has been a major contributor to the population, which swelled to an estimated 31,000 this winter. This makes it the second largest metropolitan area in Southern California, behind Palm Springs.
The high mountains, which extend on three sides, and the south - sloping valley floor contribute to a year-round warm climate during the warm winters in the western United States. The surrounding mountains form a thermal belt , which leads to an average annual temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.6 degrees Celsius). The University of California maintains a weather station located in the thermal baths. There is also a synagogue, the Palm Springs Jewish Federation for the Desert, based in Palm Springs, which serves an estimated 35,000 Jewish people.
The Palm Desert Corporation began developing real estate in 1948, and the area took its current name in 1951. The city is the birthplace of rock music, a genre that has been strongly influential internationally since the early 1990s. Many bands from Palm Springs are credited with having brought the rock and metal subgenre known as stoner rock to life.
The development followed the opening of Target and other national anchors, including Target's first U.S. retail store in Palm Springs in the early 1990s. Goods also promoted new retail and commercial areas, as well as the development of the Palm Desert Shopping Center in 1999, the first of its kind.
Palm Desert has seen more residents fill up - largely because of their arrival in affordable, highly prized homes. 18.9% have children under 18 living with them, 48.5% are married couples living together, 40% are non-family, 7.7% have a housekeeper with a husband and 4.6% have no wife or husband. The majority of households in Palm Desert (68.2%) are married couples, and more than half of them have children (18-9%) who have children under 18 years of age living in their own homes, as well as some other households.
In Palm Desert there are 37,073 residential units, of which 28,021 are owned - occupied and 15,171 (65.6%) by tenants. The census shows that 98.0% (0.2) live in non-institutionalised group quarters, 98% of households with children under 18 years of age (18-9%), 210 (1.4% are institutionalised) and 4% in residential homes.
The median income per household in the city is $48,000, and the median income per family is $58,183. The age distribution of the population is: 27.6% are 65 years or older, 27% are under 18, 9.5% are 18-24 years old and 7.7% are 25-34 years old, while the racial composition of this city was 50.1% white, 49.2% black, 5.8% brown and 4.4% Hispanic. More than a third (33.3%) of the inhabitants of the Palm Desert live below the poverty line, including 1.9% of people of color, 2.0% of Hispanics and 1% of African Americans.
I enjoyed the buffet a lot, but I skipped lunch because I was still full after my big breakfast. I'm not sure what to do. I'm not sure I'd pay $30 per person for the day, and I don't have a price that includes a buffet at that price.
Every time I needed help at the front desk, I was surprised that only one or two employees worked and there was always a huge queue of customers waiting. Fortunately, I am an SPG Gold member, so I could not go over the standard line to the "SPG Gold" or "Platinum" desks, which offer a much better service than the standard "Standard" desk in the lobby.
This was due to construction work in the off-season, but it was a huge time saver and felt like no other guest had to wait in a long line. This year I wanted to try something different and decided to try the Westin, always thinking it would have a nice terrain. From my point of view, the advantage is that it is only a few blocks from my house and not too far from the beach.
I booked a room with mountain views and initially upgraded to SPG status, but on the second day I actually asked to move it down into that category. I found myself on the terrace and the noisy waterfall right in front of my room and asked to move it down one category.
The rooms are not as large as the Hilton Waikiki, but they are still large and well designed and also more luxurious. They are slightly more expensive than most other hotels in the area ($1,000 / night), but it is still a good deal more than the average hotel in Hawaii.
The pool is fantastic and we spent most of our time there, but due to the many guests we felt the pool area was crowded. We never had a problem finding a pool chair in the middle of the day, as we did at the Sheraton, and we didn't have any kids running around, as other reviewers have mentioned.