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Hotel California

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424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Apologies for the lateness of this review. We spent a wonderful five days here back in June at the end of a hectic three week road trip. We wanted a quiet, relaxing place where we could completely unwind after our travels. We were not disappointed. This place is beautiful! We were greeted like old friends by Lucy, (with a very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a find! Admittedly our sole criteria for staying was the name - echoes of THAT song running through the brain as we drove all the way across the Mojave to reach here. And was it worth it? Within seconds we were relaxed with a beer during what is normally the worst part of a stay - the check in.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a special place! We were made to feel at home as soon as we arrived. The rooms (we had two as we were staying with our teenage daughters) were spacious and comfortable, the bathrooms were lovely, the pool and hot tub were divine, the large kitchen was incredibly well kitted out, there was a constant supply of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just visited Hotel California again, this time for 10 days and we enjoyed every moment of it. The hotel itself is small, well appointed and offers the facility to cook one's own meals (which we did every breakfast and most dinners), evening barbeques are pleasant with the BBQ fired up by the ever willing staff and a pleasant bottle... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some people say never go back as places are never as good as you remember them. Would the Hotel California be as we remembered?….we stayed here two years ago and loved it so much….but perhaps our memory was faulty. So we came back for 4 nights in August….and YES…our memory was faulty. Hotel California was even better than we remembered.... More 

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HotelCaliforniaMngr, General Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

So lovely to have you stay with us again, Paul. Loved getting to see you and Sue. So glad we lived up to your memories and expectations. Hope we see you both again next time your travels bring you to California. Cheers, Lucy :) More 

Newport Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a difficult review to write because the staff we dealt with -- Jay and Betty -- were nice folks. The problem was the photos of the hotel didn't match real life. You'd think I'd learn by now that photos almost always make a place look better than it is, and Hotel California's photos are great. But the photos... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved Hotel California. Lucy, Larry & Mike were wonderful hosts from the time we arrived to the moment we left (sending us off with frozen water to keep us cool!). Sadly we were only here for one night. The hotel has a beautiful setting around a lovely swimming pool and hot tub. We had two rooms. In fact my... More 

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Soest, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 2 years we came back and it was like we have never been away! Larry, Jay, Mike and Betty treated us as friends. This hotel is not about the property itself, it´s about the people who run it. And they are something special! And again, we have met so many interesting people from all over the world that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from another wonderful stay at the Hotel California. Twice a year we take a long weekend getaway to Palm Springs and have been staying at this quaint hotel for about 3-4 years now. We love the intimate size of the property, the warm welcome and the consistency in quality and service provided by this hotel. This is... More 

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Arcadia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The level of hospitality is wonderful, The quality is great, and uniqueness Is absolutely amazing. If you want to experience something great this is a must!! My Husband and I needed a mini getaway from the home and children. This was absolutely perfect. Quiet, great amenities and Jay at the front desk was funny, helpful and so attentive.

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