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“A Wonderful Visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert / Rancho Mirage

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Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert / Rancho Mirage
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   74675 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260   |  
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Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
1 review
“A Wonderful Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

On my first night after a long workout in the fitness room, I was really thirsty. I went to the front desk and had a wonderful conversation with the night manager, Charlene, who directed me to the area where I would be able to purchase bottled water. :) Thanks Charlene!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Luis V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert / Rancho Mirage, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Michael D,

It is a great pleasure to receive your wonderful review from your recent stay with us.
Charlene and the staff truly appreciate your encouraging feedback on our service and facilities.

Thank you again for reviewing the Holiday Inn Express in Palm Desert.!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palm Desert, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Worst night's sleep I have had since trying to sleep on an air mattress. Mattress was like a rock, and got no sleep. Tub clogged and had to call front desk to have it unclogged. Electrical covers, and all detail to cleaning, were missed, i.e., baseboards, bathroom tissue holder, etc. Vanity area had not been remodeled, and glass shelf, mirror, and picture were off qilter. Does have a lot of amenities for a small hotel, pool, gym, tennis court, and full complimentary breakfast, but if your night's sleep wasn't pleasant, amenities won't make up for it. Would not stay again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Luis V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert / Rancho Mirage, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Susie H,

Thank you for your review, it’s important for us to not only see the good in what we do, but also some of the negatives so we can work towards fixing those for the next guest.

I would like to apologize for all the inconveniences you experienced during your stay.

Again, I do appreciate your comments and feedback.
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Palm Desert, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I had such a pleasant conversation this morning with Charlene, What a delight. Not sure that my husband and I would fine a "Place in the Inn" last night as we rolled into town, we scooped up the last room available at the Holiday In Express. When getting coffee this AM, I was so fortunate to have time with Charlene, I asked her why the area was so booked up this weekend, she explained it was the Boys Basketball Tournament, and I mentioned that we got the last available room. Before I knew it we were talking about Dogs, and the upcoming Dog Show in January. Soon she knew all about my Chihuahua, Sophia, and had a dog story about her Chihuahua and how long he lived. As well as her other dogs. Since I was thinking about my Sophia, it was nice to be able to talk about her. Thank you Charlene, and I hope you continue to enjoy your dogs like I enjoy mine. Again Customer Service is the Most Important Quality that any employee can give, and Charlene gets my Vote!!! Thank you Charlene.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Luis V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert / Rancho Mirage, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Debbie H,

We couldn't have said it better! We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest. Your positive feedback makes it all worth our efforts in creating guest experiences from “hotels guest's love”!!
I have shared your compliments with Charlene and the rest of the staff. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to recognize her for a job well done!!!

Thank you for reviewing the Holiday Inn Express in Palm Desert.!
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upstate NY
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Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Last minute plan to stay overnight in palm desert. Holiday inn is convenient. Very comfortable rooms and beds. Microwave and refrigerator in each room. Pool is outside but well heated. Desk staff friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luis V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert / Rancho Mirage, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear lisa9962,

Thank you so much for posting a review about your great experience with the Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert. We sincerely appreciate your comments about our location, rooms, pool, amenities, and team members.

Again, thank you for your great comments and feedback
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San Diego, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

Based on previous reviews, I reserved two rooms for a one night stay for our family on Thanksgiving. Location was great and the lobby was decent. Wi-fi worked well and the free breakfast was good.

We had double beds in both rooms were clean but seemed a little small. guess they did some updating with furniture a couple years ago but you can tell the rooms weren't completely remodeled. The sink/vanity area was small and the shower area needs more lighting.

The A/C in room 205 had a bad smell and we had to turn it off. I called the front desk and was told nobody was there to take care of it, nor did they offer a new room. The room just had an odor to it.

Overall, it was just ok and did the job for our one night stay.




  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Luis V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert / Rancho Mirage, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Madelynium,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I'm sorry to learn that your experience with us did not meet your expectations.
We have reviewed each of your comments and have taken appropriate action to resolve each issue you reported.

Again, thank you for your comments and feedback.
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Pros: OK location, friendly staff.

Cons: Double beds (not queen), small rooms, tiny sink/vanity area, no movie rental.

The double beds are too tight for a couple to sleep in. My husband is 6'-0" tall and his feet were sticking out. When we pay for a hotel, we hope to at least sleep confortably. Also, our family enjoy to wind down in the hotel room after a long day and watch a movie. Can't do that in this hotel which was surprising to us since most hotels these days have this service. The tiny sink area is outside the washroom. No room for your toiletries.

It did the job but we believe that there are better hotels out there for similar price. Next time we will try the Holiday Inn Express in Rancho Mirage which has queen beds and in-room movie rental.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luis V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert / Rancho Mirage, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Frenchladyalberta,

I would like to first thank you for staying with us and sharing your view of our property on Trip Advisor. I understand that everyone travels for different reasons but one thing remains consistent and that's a good nights rest, and I apologize that that didn't happen for you. Unfortunately some things are out of our control; however, we are appreciative when guests voice their concerns about the things we can change as we strive to provide excellent service on a daily basis.

Again I apologize and hope you will stay at other Holiday Inn in the future, just make sure they have queen beds and per-per view movies before you reserve a room.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We have stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert a couple times a year for the past several years. It is a wonderful hotel and a great value. The staff are all friendly and attentive. Rooms are clean and quiet. Both WiFi and breakfast are free. Lovely pool area in the back. The hotel is conveniently located along Hwy 111 in the heart of the desert cities. We love the hotel and highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Luis V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert / Rancho Mirage, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear loyal guest,

We are most heartened by your generous compliments and recommendation, and it is certainly very rewarding for my team to know that they contributed significantly towards your very pleasant stays.

Thank you for your wonderful review!!!!
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert / Rancho Mirage

Address: 74675 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Desert
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Palm Desert
#9 Family Hotel in Palm Desert
#12 Romantic Hotel in Palm Desert
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert / Rancho Mirage 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Palm Desert Rancho Mirage/Golf Hotel, directly in the city of Palm Desert, is in the heart of the 'World Capital of Golf'. This award winning quality Palm Desert hotel, known for its 'friendly and helpful staff,' awaits your next visit to Palm Desert, California. Stay where the leaders stay. Players from the PGA, LPGA and Senior PGA have made this hotel their home away from home. The Holiday Inn Express hotel is centrally located to over 120 'world class golf courses' and Coachella Valley's corporate community. Minutes from El Paseo, Palm Desert's renowned Shopping District, the Living Desert, Desert Willow & Indian Wells Golf Resorts, famous Palm Desert restaurants, the Bob Hope McCallum Performing Arts Center, Indian Wells Tennis Gardens, La Quinta Art Festival and world famous Palm Springs. When you are ready to unwind, take advantage of our large heated pool and spa, play an invigorating game of tennis or shuffleboard or workout in the executive gym. All rooms have semi-private patios or balconies. Start your day off right with our complimentary Express Start breakfast. In addition to breakfast, watch the events of the day on the 47' plasma screen TV and notice the new decor that includes fine leather furniture and granite throughout. ... more   less 
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