We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 71 Palm Springs hotels

Desert Hills Hotel

You added Desert Hills Hotel to your Saves list
601 West Arenas Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Hotel amenities
Desert Hills Hotel
Ranked #14 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Palm Springs
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

137 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this Boutique Hotel last week for six nights, Really great place totally relaxing sat by the lovely quite pool , just a 10 min stroll to all the restaurants and bars you would ever need. The whole package is just great. Reception ,Rachael, Barbera and Jim go out of there way to make you fell welcome and are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Langley, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the last 5 years or so we have stayed in quite a few different types of accommodation, from small hotels downtown to mission style to mid century modern inns and we have finally found the place we will continually return to like so many of the other guests we met. Firstly the owners Jim and Rachel are such good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ellensburg, Washington
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were looking for the quintenssential 50's style hotel and found it in the Desert Hills Hotel. Build in the 50's, the current owners are the third (I think) and it has probably gone through one updating. The property is well-maintained, and Rachel was very helpful booking us a room that would accommodate us and our college-age son. The rooms... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stayed for a week at the end of October with my husband (he had stayed before). It is a charming hotel, spotlessly clean and a delight. We stayed in Room 12, and in the mornings (even in winter) you can sit outside your room and eat breakfast with the sun on your face. The amenities are good - shower room/bathroom... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We have stayed in several hotels around Palm Springs but always wanted to try Desert Hills. Our stay in October was perfect just not long enough ! The immaculate rooms are all different most have kitchens and patios overlooking a sparkling pool and neat gardens. The staff are friendly and easygoing. .the guests were mostly loyals returning to their piece... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have had the pleasure of staying here a couple of times over the past few months and have found it to be wonderfully relaxing and welcoming. The hosts are friendly without being overbearing, they keep up the property and are continually making improvements in the landscaping and pool area. The location is great, just a few short blocks from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kalispell, Montana
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Poole, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
24 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Desert Hills Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Desert Hills Hotel

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): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Palm Springs
#5 Best Value Hotel in Palm Springs
#11 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs

50 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (49)
Pool/beach area (9)
Dining (2)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Room/suite (9)
View from room (2)
Other (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay