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Terra Cotta Inn

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2388 E Racquet Club Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-2629
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Visalia, California
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great weekend stay. Very quiet and peaceful. The resort is clean although showing a bit of wear it was comfortable. The desert is hot but the misters and pool kept us cool. They had a nice little breakfast and snacks available. Downtown is a quick drive away and has wonderful restaurants and places to shop. I would stay... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I first came to the Terra Cotta Inn 12 years ago for our honeymoon. Most relaxing vacation we ever had! We were finally able to go back this past summer after an overseas trip. Again, the most relaxing stay ever. This is a small resort. You get to know the other guests and the owners as well.... More 

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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Terra Cotta last April and had a great time. As we were celebrating out wedding anniversary we decided to return to T.C. for some serious r and r. On arrival, don't expect to be standing in line to speak to some franchise employee, wearing a suit and tie giving you the runaround. If you... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a one night stay here. It clearly catered to an older clientel - a lot of regulars who gave the impression that the whole place was a bit cliquey. Pretty hard to engage with anyone which is usually not the case at these places. We were particularly put off given that in the next room some drunken mad... More 

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TomMulhall, Owner at Terra Cotta Inn, responded to this review

Hi, My name is Tom Mulhall, the owner of The Terra Cotta Inn. Thank you for your post. April, when you stayed, is a very popular month at our resort. I remember you because you asked do we get many 20 something year old guests ( I rarely get that question as most nudists really don't care about ages, that's... More 

Huron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was our first time at this resort and we loved every moment. The Terra Cotta Inn is a gem. The music was perfect, the breakfast was exceptional, the option to order lunch was a plus because we had no desire to leave the property. Our room was spacious and the bed was comfortable. It was exactly the relaxing, stress... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

First time at this resort and was pleasantly surprised at the outstanding care Tom and Mary Clare gave to all of the guests, especially first timers. Room was large, clean, comfortable and close to the pool as are all of the rooms. Jacuzzi was great in the late evening. The poolside massage was outstanding and melted all of the stress... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We love the Terra Cotta Inn. We come every March and stay for a week. Relaxing, delightful, lovely. Friendly people, good food, wonderful pool and hot tub. Comfortable beds and rooms. we look forward to our visit every year.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Terra Cotta Inn is a gem in the rough. Very nice staff and clientele. We spend the afternoon relaxing pool side wearing only a smile. Later in the afternoon, Mary Clare stopped by to great each and every guest and offered each of us a glass of wine. We don't know if that is a common occurrence, but it was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Came in late February 2015 from the frozen northeast, and spent a gorgeous week at Terra Cotta Inn in the high 70's to low 80's. The privacy and facilities made for a relaxing and stress free week. From the heated pool and hot tub, to the breakfast and 4pm wine by the pool... this place has got what you're looking... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

When you stay at the Terra Cotta Inn you don't rent a room, you join a family. The staff and other visitors are all so nice and friendly, it's like staying with family (the kind you like.) We were the only ones who were here for the first time. Most of the people we met have come every year for... More 

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