So I really needed to get AWAY. I love my husband and kids, but I needed to relax, and really sleep, so instead of spending Mother's Day Weekend with my lovely family, I asked to go away. I was looking for a nice resort where I could sit by the pool, go to the spa or fitness center, if I wanted, or enjoy company by a larger pool if I wanted. With 42 pools on property, my fellow mom and I could literally pool hop until we found the desired crowd we wanted.
We made a reservation on line through the hotel directly and opted to take the $5 per night upgrade if available. We were upgraded from a garden room to a poolside room and it was great. The beauty of this resort is that it is all single story. The walls are thick, so noise is minimal. It's one of the quietest hotels I have ever stayed in. You can choose to upgrade to a casita with your own private pool, but the pool outside our door was shared with only 14 other rooms and then there was another pool 10ft from that. Of course there were times with some enthusiastic young children squealing a bit, but like I said, it would have been very easy for us to walk another 25 yards to find another quieter pool.
The central pool isn't a mega pool, but it is large with cabanas and a full bar and restaurant, so if you want pool side service, that is where you go. Otherwise, bring a small cooler and BYOB and snacks. The other nice thing is that the way the rooms are arranged, there isn't much car noise. Parking is behind thick adobe/stucco walls. And there are so many beautiful palm trees, there is shade even if you don't have an umbrella.
We had dinner at Twenty6 the first night, sat on the patio and listened to music from the bar, which was very nice. Coffee in the morning at the resort coffee shop was great, but there is complimentary coffee and coffee makers in the room, as well as a mini refrigs.
The only downfall of this place is that the individual pools/pool areas aren't cleaned up everyday and some attention could have been given to the patio furniture/tables and sweeping on a daily basis, but it wasn't terrible.
La Quinta isn't really the hot night life scene, but that isn't what I was going there for. We enjoyed going to restaurants in Old La Quinta, and ventured out to the movies one day when it was too hot to be outside. Overall, it was a fantastic restful retreat.
- Also Known As:
- La Quinta Resort & Club Hotel La Quinta
- La Quinta Resort & Club Hotel
- La Quinta Resort And Club
- La Quinta Resort
- La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Greater Palm Springs
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST® is a world-renowned Southern California desert retreat featuring 796 elegantly appointed casitas, suites and villas; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta® with 41 pools and 53 hot spas; 41 tennis courts; over 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and banquet facilities; and exceptional cuisine at Morgan’s in the desert, TWENTY6 and Adobe Grill. Known as The Western Home of Golf in America® and named ”North America’s Golf Resort of the Year,” it is home to five award-winning golf courses and four private courses – designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. Golf instruction is offered at the PGA WEST Golf Academy. ... more less
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