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Desert Hills Hotel

601 West Arenas Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Desert Hills Hotel
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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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Burlingame, California
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A friend and I stayed three nights this past weekend at this delightful hotel. We stayed in the two bedroom, two bath unit at the front of the one story building. It was wonderful. Very spacious and furnished with everything you could possibly need including a full kitchen, with a refrigerator and cookware. The unit had been totally redone about... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have been staying at DHH for years and have made many lasting friendships at DHH. Over the years, there have been many changes and this is understandable as there have been several changes in ownership. The new air conditioning system is great and quiet. yay. And the new arbour is great - even though several palm trees had to... More 

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Minnesota
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I visited in March and we had reservations for 3 nights, but when our flight was delayed I called to let them know we would be arriving 1 day late and they were so kind to accommodate us and did not charge for the late cancelation. Once we arrived the next day we were welcomed for what... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A true gem tucked away but yet very close to town. Had a great room. We were there when it was rainy but would have loved to use the pool and spa area. Everyone was helpful. Enjoyed our trip and would definitely return !

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Croughton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

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 

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Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

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 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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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 

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London
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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 

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San Francisco, California
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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 

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