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The Desert Star

1611 S Calle Palo Fierro, Palm Springs, CA 92264
The Desert Star
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Desert Star provides a secluded, quiet and authentic mid-century historic vacation experience. The apartment/hotel is run by a gracious and welcoming couple in a secured courtyard facility with only six units. The units line two opposite sides of a central pool and an intimate outdoor entertaining court with a dramatic mountain backdrop. We stayed in Unit 2 - a... More 

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Dublin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a friend who owns one of the condos here and booked another to spend the weekend with him in Palm Springs. It's like getting to stay in a little art deco museum while being allowed to touch and enjoy everything. We had a fire pit on the terrace to keep warm during the cold night (which we didn't... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a great small condo hotel. It's like your friend let you stay at their vacation house, very quiet, beautifully decorated, and very cozy. We had a super time here. The location was about perfect just far enough out of downtown to be quiet, also close enough in to be convenient. I t was just a few steps away... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Oh my. I debated whether to write this review or not; this truly is one of those places you kinda want to keep to yourself. But alas.... As others have said, this is really a unique space in Palm Springs. Six bungalows, great salt water pool and gas patio fireplace, and amazingly styled and comfortable rooms. The Desert Star is... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We're so pleased we chose the Desert Star based on the reviews here. It's small so feels like more of a retreat, and with Richard living on site it's almost like being a visitor in his guest wing. They clearly thrive on repeat business. The property is immaculate and stylish - a mix of that infamous Palm Springs modernism and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We've been coming to the Desert Star for years and have never had anything other than a spectacular time. We tend to go during the off seasons (November, Feb, March etc) and we almost always have the place to ourselves. Even if we didn't, with only 6 bungalows in the whole place it'll never get too busy, and we've met... More 

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Arizona
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were in room #6 and it was perfect! Clean, great A/C, nice furnishings and a great patio. Scott greeted us and then left us alone to enjoy our Palm Springs adventure. We will definitely stay at the Desert Star again and we will definitely recommend the Desert Star to friends/family. Awesome!

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Saratoga, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Am so thrilled that I picked this little gem to stay in -- LOVED LOVED IT!! Made friends with other guests (only 6 rooms in total) sitting around the fire by the pool -- how amazing is that! Beats large anonymous hotels hands down (and I say that as an extensive world traveller). Very close to the downtown and a... More 

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Los Angeles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

I dig this little hotel, they have everything you need and are very accomodating. Free bikes for your use, kitchens in every room, steps to the pool. The small number of rooms and no kid policy ensure a relaxing day by the pool, gazing at the palm trees and mountains, snacks and drinks at the ready. A friend staying up... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

We were attending a big fancy wedding and didn't want to stay at the hotel. Desert Star was just donw the road and such a nice place to return to. The attention to details was amazing. If I ever go back to Palm Springs, this is where we will stay. I thought I wrote a review previously, but don't see... More 

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