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Updated 1-17-18

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All educational sessions will take place at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, in Palm Desert, CA.


General Information - Conference Hotel

ReservationsJW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260 USA
Tel: +1-760-341-2211
Fax: +1-760-341-1872
Toll-Free Reservation Center: 1-888-538-9459
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Hotel Reservations

Hotel RoomAPSNA has secured a $270.00 plus taxes USD rate for single/double. Rooms and rates are based on availability and subject to state and local fees/taxes. To reserve a room, call the Toll Free Reservation Center at 1-888-538-9459 and mention you are attending the APSA Annual Meeting. A credit card guarantee is required to hold your reservation, however the hotel will not charge the credit card if cancellations are made more than 48 hours prior to arrival.

Hotel Services

Valet Parking
Valet parking, fee: 34 USD daily

On-site parking, fee: 8 USD hourly, 25 USD daily

  • Hourly self-park fees apply non-guest
  • Overnight self-park included in daily resort fee
  • Electric car charging stations: 12, Complimentary

The Spa at Desert Springs
Find the essence of rejuvenation while visiting the hotel here in Palm Desert. The Spa at Desert Springs features 48 separate spa treatment rooms, a saltwater pool, a beauty salon and a selection of innovative spa packages.

Complimentary Resort Fitness Center

  • Cardiovascular equipment

Desert Springs Spa Fitness Center

  • Cardiovascular equipment
  • Free weights
  • Fitness classes: Fee
  • Fitness services: Call spa for up-to-date fitness schedule
  • Special guest privileges: Access incl. w/spa treatment; $20 gym only per day

Hotel PoolSwimming

  • Spa Outdoor Salt-Water Pool (Included In Spa Treatment Price)
  • The Springs Outdoor Pool Family Pool


  • Jogging/fitness trail
  • Miniature golf
  • Sauna
  • Sport CourtĀ®
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Family & Children's Activities

  • Putting Green: 18 hole putting green (fee required)
  • Lawn Games: variety of lawn games, basketball, volleyball, badminton (fee required)

Babysitting Services

  • For children ages 4 - 12. Please contact hotel for information and rates

Hotel Restaurants

Hotel RestaurantThe following restaurants are available on the property of JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa.

Buffet breakfast
Continental breakfast

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

Mikado Japanese Steakhouse
Cuisine: Japanese
At Mikado Japanese Steakhouse, the central tenets of Samurai tradition are celebrated. 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

The Lobby Including The Lobby Bar And The Sushi Bar
Cuisine: California
The stylish hotel 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

Oasis Poolside Bar & Grille
Cuisine: American
Enjoy live music and a casual poolside setting at Oasis Bar & Grille, which serves quintessential American dining. Enjoy a cocktail or a light meal after a day of relaxation in Palm Springs.
Open for lunch
Dress code: Casual

Costas Nightclub
Visit Costa's Nightclub for an exciting night here in Palm Desert. The Nightclub offers a live DJ and a vibrant, lively ambiance. The Nightclub is only open to guests 21 years and older. Cover charges apply on nights featuring live music.

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

Fisherman's Landing Seafood
Fisherman's Landing is one of the Palm Desert area's finest seafood restaurants. Enjoy perfectly prepared seafood, fresh produce, and decadent desserts.
Dress code: Casual

Cuisine: American
Jump-start your morning in Palm Desert at StarbucksĀ®. 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.

Getting to the Hotel

Area Airport

Palm Springs International Airport - PSP

  • Airport Phone: +1 760 318 3800
  • Airport Website
  • Hotel direction: 12.2 miles SE
  • This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
  • Estimated taxi fare: 50 USD  (one way)
Other Transportation

Bus Station

Train Station

Rental Car

  • Hertz (available at hotel)

74855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, California 92260

Phone: +1-760-568-6200