Going to UC Riverside - Palm Desert for the first time? Hotels-Rates can make sure you find the best hotel in Palm Desert, CA. Hotels-Rates can provide detailed information on services offered, convenience to neighboring locations and nearby points of interest. Our comprehensive hotel database shows that there are 23 hotels in Palm Desert within 5 miles of UC Riverside - Palm Desert, with the lowest rate for those hotels being $72.34. If you’re looking for things to do in Palm Desert, we think you might like the Annenberg Theater, which is fewer than 10 miles from the school.