Housing & Travel

Host Hotel

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, California 92260 USA
Phone: +1-760-341-2211
Fax: +1-760-341-1872
Online reservations

The APSA 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California, where APSA has negotiated a discounted room rate of $269 USD per night for a single or double room occupancy. Rooms and rates are based on availability and subject to state and local fees/taxes (Palm Desert occupancy taxes currently 11%, Riverside County Tourism Business Improvement District Assessment tax currently 3%, Tourism Marketing District tax, and California Tourism fee of $1.00 per room, per night, in effect at the time of check-in). Be sure to make reservations by March 29, 2018, afterwards, the discounted room rates may not apply. 

To reserve a room at the discounted rate, call the Toll-Free Reservation Center at +1-877-622-3140 and identify yourself as an APSA Annual Meeting attendee. Click here to make your reservation online.   

All reservations require a first night room deposit, or guests can guarantee reservations with a major credit card. Your credit card will not be charged prior to arrival. Make any necessary cancellations at least 48 hours before the scheduled date of arrival to avoid a cancellation charge. Discounted room rates are available three days before and three days after the meeting dates, based on availability. Hotel check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m.

The usual required Resort Fee of $35.00++ will be reduced to $1.00++ per day, per room for APSA 2018 Annual Meeting attendees. Resort fee includes the following:

  • Local & Long Distance Domestic phone calls
  • Daily In-Room Enhanced Wi-Fi
  • Spa Fitness Center Access
  • Spa Fitness Center Class or Activity
  • Self-Parking
  • Mini-Golf
  • Daily Golf Bag Storage
  • Daily Golf Range Usage
  • 1-Hour Hard Court & Racquet Rental
  • All Lawn Games
  • Welcome Blue Star Lounge Citrus Cooler 4-6 pm Daily

Housing Scam Alert

Unauthorized third parties are contacting previous annual meeting attendees and offering discounted hotel rooms for the APSA Annual Meeting. These solicitations ask for credit card information and have resulted in fraudulent charges. Do not share your information and end the call.

The APSA meeting hotel will never call to solicit your business.

If you have been approached by anyone offering a special hotel rate or hotel room for the APSA Meeting, please contact Brenda Howe.


The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa parking will be complimentary for APSA 2018 Annual Meeting attendees. This complimentary parking will be included in the required $1.00 Resort Fee.  


Complimentary high-speed internet will be available in all attendee guest rooms (included in required $1.00 Resort Fee).


The Spa at Desert Springs is conveniently located in the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. The Spa at Desert Springs features a vast 38,000-square-foot facility with 48 treatment rooms, salon, bistro, VIP suite, fitness facility and saltwater pool. An extensive treatment menu incorporates ancient healing methods and exotic ingredients from locally grown citrus and dates.  Reservations are required. Click here to learn more about The Spa at Desert Springs and to book your reservation or call +1-800-255-0848.


Hone your skills in style at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa’s Desert Springs Golf Club.  Designed by legendary course architect Ted Robinson, the two 18-hole championship golf courses feature creative, challenging holes and a remarkably picturesque setting in Palm Desert. Click here to learn more about the Desert Springs Golf Club and reserve your tee time or call +1-760-341-1756.


Hotel Restaurants

Blue Star Lounge
Blue Star Lounge boasts modern California fare and a picturesque terrace setting. The restaurant’s outdoor fire pits provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere.  
Open for lunch and dinner. 
Dress code: Casual

Costa’s Nightclub
Visit Costa’s Nightclub for an exciting night in Palm Desert. Cost's has a live DJ and a vibrant, lively ambiance. Open only to guests 21 years and older, and cover charges apply on nights featuring live music.  
Open Friday and Saturday. 
Dress code: No bathing suits

Fisherman’s Landing
Fisherman’s Landing is one of the Palm Desert area’s finest seafood restaurants. Enjoy perfectly prepared seafood, fresh produce and decadent desserts.  
Open for lunch and dinner. 
Dress code: Casual

Mikado Japanese Steakhouse
The Mikado Japanese Steakhouse celebrates the central tenets of Samurai tradition. The knife-wielding chefs use fire and steam to craft innovative cuisine, using only fresh, locally sourced ingredients.  
Open for dinner. 
Dress code: Smart casual

Oasis Poolside Bar & Grille
No shirt? No shoes? No problem at all. Enjoy live music and a casual poolside setting at Oasis Bar & Grille, which serves quintessential American dining. Stop by for a cocktail or a light meal after a day of relaxation in Palm Springs.
Open for lunch. 
Dress code: Casual

Rockwood Grill
Rockwood Grill serves mouthwatering American Cuisine with a creative restaurant menu, a scenic garden setting and an array of specialty beverages.  
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dress code: Smart casual

Breakfast Served in Rockwood Grill
Buffet breakfast, fee from: 28 USD
Continental breakfast, fee from: 19 USD

Jump-start your morning in Palm Desert at Starbucks®. The on-site coffee shop serves specialty coffee drinks and teas, as well as a selection of sweet treats, snacks and light dining options.  
Open for breakfast and lunch. 
Dress code: Casual

The Lobby Including The Lobby Bar and The Sushi Bar
The stylish lobby features an elegantly appointed bar and a first-rate sushi restaurant. Unwind with a craft cocktail, or tantalize your taste buds with delicious sushi and other Japanese classics.  
Open for dinner. 
Dress code: Casual

Local Restaurants

There are plenty of outstanding restaurants in the Palm Desert area. View the hotel’s list of recommended nearby restaurants.  

Ground Transportation

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is approximately 12 miles SE from the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. The estimated taxi fare is $50 (one way). Visit the City of Palm Springs, California official website to view the recommended ground transportation service providers.     

Car Rental

Avis is the official car rental service for the APSA 2018 Annual Meeting. An advanced reservation is recommended. Use this link to receive special APSA pricing.