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Desert Hills Hotel

601 West Arenas Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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new york
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57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We used to like this place but not anymore. We needed to cancel because of a medical emergency. We were told by the manager they would not refund our money. Even though there were still other empty rooms available. We then asked if we could have a credit to use the room some other time and were also told no.... More 

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Desert H, Owner at Desert Hills Hotel, responded to this review

No matter what the circumstance, we general go out of our way to work with customers that are unable to make their reservation, wishing them well while looking forward to a future stay. The traveller explains that they were not given complete leeway on their reservation deposit because of a ‘medical emergency’ and that they were charged a one night... More 

Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a pleasant and relaxing holiday at the Desert Hills. The rooms are clean and spacious. We stayed in room six which featured a quaint kitchen and was stocked with the appropriate necessities. The Inn is very well kept and clean, offering a pool and lovely spa as well as a well stocked communal pantry for... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

after a fabulous wedding at Colony 29, I stayed at Desert Hills for a couple of nights to enjoy the peace and quiet of the desert. These people are fabulous. I couldn't have found a nicer hotel to stay. In fact, all the guests were so nice, too. Downtown was within a couple of blocks. The tennis club was next... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed how close this boutique hotel is to downtown Palm Springs - just 3 walkable blocks. Very quiet Tennis Club neighborhood in which it is located. Great mountain views from rooms on the south and north sides. Great staff, too!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is one of the best places to stay on Palm Springs- small, quiet, clean, (no children/ no pets) and convenient location. Desert Hills is located about 4 blocks west of Palm Canyon on Arenas Rd. and an easy walk to the Tennis Club or Spencer's as well as the heart of downtown PS. Hotel offers gorgeous "foot of the... More 

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Northern Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This hotel is wonderful. We stayed 15 years ago and it's taken a while to return but wasn't it worth it!!! Firstly arrived late in the evening and have to say thanks to Abby and Johanna (the 2nd management) in room 2 for helping us to get checked in. What can I say about this beautiful place, it's quiet, relaxed... More 

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Langley, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

As promised after our Christmas 2014 visit (see long review February 7, 2015) as soon as we parked the car and walked through the gate with our luggage it just felt like we had come home, particularly since we had the same room (#6). We were late arrivals and as promised our room was unlocked with the lights on and... More 

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Oak Hills, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Needing some R&R, we decided to head off to Palm Springs for a 3 night get-away. We usually stay in the historic "Tennis" district near downtown, and I'm SO glad my husband remembered the name of this little gem. No kids, no pets, and no smoking allowed….just peace and quiet. We called and talked to Barbara, the most wonderful manager... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I really don't want to tell anyone about this treasure though I feel recognition is well deserved and warranted. My husband and I stayed here in July, a bit of respite from our Australian winter. I couldn't have been any happier than I was lazing by and in the pool. It was super quiet here, and I often found to... More 

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Burlingame, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We would never have found this great hotel had it not been for Coachella. The hotel we had stayed in a couple of times before doubled their rates so we looked around for a better deal. Not only is the Desert Hills a better deal, our room #4 was a whole apartment with a private patio in the back. Rachel... More 

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