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601 West Arenas Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Desert Hills Hotel
Ranked #14 of 69 hotels in Palm Springs
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We spent just two nights at this fabulous hotel and will be back. The location is fantastic - walk to restaurants and shops (I brought a flashlight for the walk back from dinner as the streets are not well lit). The grounds are beautiful. The mountain and palm tree view as you float in the pool will take away any... More

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Kalispell, Montana
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We just spent 5 nights at Desert Hills, this was our second visit & this time we chose a larger room with a kitchen so we could eat some meals & leftovers by the pool. Unfortunately, we chose Room 15 which although roomy, is the room closest to the hot tub. This means when you're in your room you hear... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We spent 4 nights at Desert Hills. Initially we were a little worried that we may not feel comfortable as the other guests were mainly retired, married couples. However, within a few hours, other guests introduced themselves and we began to feel more at home. Many of the guests re-book a year in advance and consequently, meet up with 'friends'... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Just spent 4 days here. Very peaceful and relaxing, ideal location to explore Palm Springs, go hiking etc. Free use of bikes to get about the place. Immaculately kept grounds and whilst some may feel that it's a little dated as it's not a modern property, we felt it adds to the charm. The other guests were very friendly without... More

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Seattle, WA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I'm a huge fan of Mid-Century architecture, and among the things I like about Palm Springs is the abundance of Mid-Century hotel properties. We stayed at the Del Marcos last year and had a great experience, but it was booked when we decided (a bit late) to head to PS this year. Desert Hills had amazing reviews and is also... More

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed here as part of a week-long Palm Springs / Anza-Borrego getaway. With all the hotel options in Palm Springs, we had a hard time choosing a place. Our priorities were as follows: - A bit away from 'downtown' and preferably quiet - Relaxed vibe - not a party hotel - someplace we'd feel comfortable reading... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I met my family here. It was their pick, so I wasn't sure what we were in store for, but we loved it. The staff is amazing, the decor is perfect (very mid-century, but tasteful), the pool is wonderful and the whole place is at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mnts. It's within walking distance of both hiking and... More

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Spokane WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This place was great! We arrived after the manager was off-duty. All we had to do was pick up a packet with our names on it and get into our room. All the rooms had doors directly onto the pool area which had a pool, hot tub, barbecue, palms for shade, and a pergola for some more shade. They had... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Desert Hills is a great boutique hotel, spacious comfortable rooms, with everything you could possibly need, more like mini apartments, with kitchen, lounge, dressing room, bathroom and large bedroom. More wardrobe space than I have at home! We also had our own private patio in addition to lovely poolside area. Very pretty grounds and fab view of the mountains and... More

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Words cannot express how much my husband and I love this place. We never thought we would find a place that's so comfortable that we would book our return as we were checking out. We've done this the last two times. Just can't get enough. The rooms are cozy and the staff is amazing. It's truly a place designed to... More

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Address: 601 West Arenas Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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The Desert Hills Resort Hotel, tucked up against the rugged San Jacinto Mountains is one of Palm Springs classic boutique hotels. Built in 1957, Desert Hills is situated in the historic district a few blocks from the shops, galleries and restaurants in the heart of Old Palm Springs. The 14 room hotel retains the essence of classic old Palm Springs with rooms and suites reminiscent of the 1950's mid-century modern design. ... more   less 
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