We stayed two nights at this hotel, which is quite newly opened. It was rated on a booking site as a four star hotel, but I can't agree with that. It's a remodeled Holiday Inn and reasonably well done, but the elevator smelled quite unpleasant and the room spray seemed to be trying to cover up smells from perhaps Holiday Inn days. The hallways were already showing soil or perhaps weren't done well to begin with. The linens lived up to the four star billing, as they were very nice quality. We liked the bright colors used in the decor and the pool area, especially, was very well done and a pleasure to sit near while having one of their delicious margaritas. The restaurants, El Jeffe and Tinto, may very well be the best reason of all to be on the property--the food was splendid from Jose Garces restaurants. Most everyone on the staff was very nice, but it simply did not live up to the four star rating we were led to believe that it had. We got a reduced, introductory rate which made it barely worth the price, once the resort fee was added--we'd certainly NEVER pay retail for this property, and will look elsewhere the next time we're visiting that area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- To know Palm Springs is to love it. Whether you come for the sun, the spas or the style, there's an undeniable lure to this oasis of desert modernity in the Coachella Valley. Now, there's a new place to lay your head while soaking it all up. The Saguaro opened in February 2012, bringing with it a new sense of design, food and comfort. If you ever needed another reason to escape, you have one now. Guests enjoy our resort style amenities including our pool, fine dining, fitness, yoga and spa services. Guestrooms & Suites: Bright. Light. Colorful. The rooms at the Saguaro immerse you in the desert resort experience that is Palm Springs. Choose your view - mountain, garden courtyard with pool, or city lights. Nearly every room has a balcony or patio and is accented inside and out by the brilliant color of a native Mojave wildflower, creating a visual spectrum of light throughout the grounds. No one perspective is the same. Guestroom Amenities• Hotel and rooms renovated February 2012• Flat screen, 42" HDTVs• Views of surrounding mountains, courtyard and city (select rooms)• Outdoor patios or step out balconies • Large work desks• Stereo with iPod docking station• On-demand movies and music. Services & Amenities: There are certain standards by which a visit to Palm Springs is judged, such as pool time and the scenery that goes with it, the quality of architecture and design, and perhaps most importantly, the ability to enjoy the desert landscape and air, preferably with cocktail in hand. By all accounts, the Saguaro has you more than covered. Hotel Services• Pet-friendly• Secure self parking*• Laundry and dry cleaning service• Wireless Internet Access*• Daily yoga*• Complimentary local transportation**included in daily resort fee of $25.00 USD per night. Meetings & Events: In the 1920s, Hollywood stars began decamping to Palm Springs to relax, party and rejuvenate. You can imagine more than a few screenplays were pitched around the pool. Today Palm Springs is a destination for meetings and events more than ever, seducing planners with 350 days of sunshine a year and abundant golf, shopping and desert curiosities. The Saguaro features several flexible event space options and is ready to host your event, whether it's hosted in our garden courtyard, in a private dining room or around the pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Palm Springs
- Palm Springs Holiday Inn