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Desert Lodge

1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1177 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Ranked #67 of 69 hotels in Palm Springs
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Memorable as the worst place I have stayed at in decades. Nothing positive about the place!. State of disrepair unbelievable! With a Travelodge and Motel 6 nearby, treat yourself to one of them. The Deserts Lodge should be closed down by the Health Department not to mention the need for mental health experts to provide therapy to those who handle... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I am surprised how this “hotel” still runs….i truly believe that no one in their right minds would come back to this place…cockroaches behind furniture, broken windows, non working phone, dirty sheets, windows….everything was dirty…. I instantly left the so called room and requested a refund. So glad I left…

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I stayed in this dump for a weekend. The room was filthy and there were numerous things wrong with it. I tried to get in touch with the manager but he did not return my call. I will never stay here again.

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International Traveler
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 weeks last December and I liked it! I found a clean room, kitchenette amenities, free wi-fi and more, for a fair price. I also found the staff helpful, friendly. They were very accommodating. As long as you don't arrive at Desert Lodge thinking (or acting like) you're at a Hyatt Regency, (as apparently some people... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
229 hotel reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

the only good thing i can say about the motel is that the pool area is clean and looks nice. the office and rooms smell like cigarette smoke. manager is unreasonable and must not car about the conditions of the rooms, especially the nasty shower stalls. some rooms have a microwave and fridge. wifi worked well. so if you can... More

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Palm Springs, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is the worse hotel I have ever seen. As soon as I checked in, I called hotels.com and cancelled my reservation. It was filthy, run down and just plain disgusting. I wouldnt even put my purse down on the bed. The bathroom door had a hole in it like someone kicked it in. The window in the tub was... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I stay several places throughout the year and most places are tolerable depending on the circumstances. This is the only hotel EVER that I have refused to stay in. The only room available was 40 miles away in Hemet and we gladly drove there. This place should be burnt to the ground or bulldozed. There is a startling number of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

When we showed up, we were quoted a rate that was $20 higher than what we booked. The manager (I assume that's who we was from his grandiose attitude) was rude and condescending. The place appears great from the outside, but the rooms are dirty and not stocked well with basic necessities (towels, etc). Definitely would not stay here ever.... More

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Long Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Had a last minute job assignment in Palm Springs and because of some kind of an event, this was the only place I could find within my company's price range with a vacancy. I had heard that this place was not too great, but it was way beyond that expectation. First of all, the lobby where I checked in was... More

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Acton, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We booked this hotel last minute through hotels.com. The rate was better than those other hotels in palm springs and we just needed a place to sleep. I was surprised that at that rate the room was well maintained and clean. It is probably due to the new management. They were very nice at the front desk and when we... More

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Address: 1177 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Desert Lodge 1.5*
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