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The Saguaro Palm Springs, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1800 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264   |  
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Ranked #38 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Laguna Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Mid-Week Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Returned here from the OC for a mid-week break. Wow, LOVE their mid-week rates & quiet time by the pool. Ask for a mountain view room. Incredible dinner at Tinto- best meal I've had outside of LA or SF- really great menu--tried the $38 tasting menu. Overall, the perfect hidden gem for a mid-week getaway. Got a tan, too!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Rose G, Front Office Manager at The Saguaro Palm Springs, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Dear octraveler32588,We are definitely a great place to getaway at any time of the week specially if you can play hooky from work! It is so great to read that you got to enjoy the property and relaxed by the pool as that is truly what it is all about. And a tan actually helps especially in January when most places are filled with snow and cold temperatures. As for dining I could not agree with you more Tinto is really an exquisite dining experience that everyone must try and it helps to have an Iron Chef such as Jose Garces run such an amazing dining experience. We are here for your next weekday getaway!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Monroe, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stay at the Riveria when we stay in Palm Springs but on our last trip when trying to book a room the staff was extremely rude and were way over priced for the summer. So this is where we started our journey for a new place to stay. The first thing that caught our eye was the colors in the pictures. It was so vibrant we just needed to give it a try & figured that it had to be fun. What a great job done utilizing an outdated existing hotel using very deliberate splashes of color & great ideas to freshen it up into a contemporary boutique hotel. We arrived on a Sunday to a party by the pool and we joined right in. We couldn't resist loving the pink towels and yellow umbrellas & chairs. Although we were older than the average and have a 14 year old daughter we all felt at home. The rooms were decorated amazing and they were huge each with a great balcony overlooking the beautiful pool area. The beds were really comfortable too. We did not get a chance to use any of the restaurants but everything looked great and other guests raved about them. We really felt like the staff was interested in making sure we had a good time and that everything was just right. . My only minor complaint is that the drinks by the pool were too expensive but it didn't stop me from indulging. We will definitely be back to our new favorite place in the desert!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rose G, Front Office Manager at The Saguaro Palm Springs, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Dear FanaticalFrog, I am happy that an unfortunate situation drove you our way to the Saguaro. It is always encouraging to hear that our guests are appealed by what we offer. The property is by no means a new property but our designers Peter and Paul absolutely did a great job at putting together amazing desert colors all fourteen of them and the metal mountain escapes that are to mirror the San Jacinto Mountains. Our goal at the Saguaro is to have every one of every age enjoy the property. During the summer we had pool parties as people come out to enjoy their weekend and the pool needs to be happening place to chill and have a little fun. It is great that you and your family enjoyed it all and that next time you come back you also enjoy the restaurants as they are amazing and the food is top notch.
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Marina del Rey
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3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Saguaro is definitely a unforgettable place to stay in Palm Springs. The hotel itself is nicely decorated and has a lot of fabulous amenities. It's usually hard to find a decent looking hotel that allows dogs & this place is an added bonus because they're dog friendly without additional cost- how amazing is that?! Hubby even loves all the mod color & design of the entire place- especially our room. The staff is all wonderful- they even allowed us to choose a room that we want from all the available ones- hasn't happened before. They were also polite to call us when we left our doggies to watch a movie & said our babies were crying as soon as we left- didn't make a big deal of it & just reassured our neighbors we will be back soon. You can literally stay in the hotel- workout, attend the yoga class, lounge in the nice heated pool or jacuzzi - and your entire visit would be worth it. They even have bikes that you can use to pedal around town- and they're cute! I'm definitely coming back!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rose G, Front Office Manager at The Saguaro Palm Springs, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Dear Sunnie D,Thank you so much for candor. It is evident that you enjoyed the amenities that we offer and most specially our amazing pet policy. We pride ourselves on not charging our guest for their pet as they are really part of the family and in an effort to continuously do better we are coming up with additional amenities for our pets; please keep a look out for our pet package. I hope that next time you are in town you also get to enjoy our Saguaro Spa as we will also be introducing some specialty facials soon to come as well.
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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I enjoyed staying at the Saguaro, the hotel was very colorful. The Hotel is not walking distance to downtown Palm Springs, they do have a shuttle to the downtown.

The grounds of the hotel and pool area were well taken care of. The staff was very nice and accommodating.

There is an extra resort fee that you are charged so be aware you will be charged extra.

Be aware the walls are pretty thin and you can hear everything. I was awaken one night at 1am to the sound of someone moaning loudly. As I started to fall asleep again the moaning started back up. While traveling alone that's the last thing you want to hear.

I also enjoyed an evening at the hotel bar El Jefe. I had a few drinks and an outstanding order of tacos. The service was great!!

Room Tip: I stayed in suite 270, it was very nice
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rose G, Front Office Manager at The Saguaro Palm Springs, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Rob R, The suites are definitely nice and have great views depending on what area of the property you are in. You are right we are very colorful 14 colors to be exact. I love our colors and they just make most of our guests smile, because who would have thought to do such an amazing design and then to have a very desert meaning? We pride ourselves in ensuring that our guest enjoy themselves whether at the pool, or at the dining facilities. Yes, we do have a resort fee of $18 plus taxes however this fee covers various amenities such as: Wi-Fi, yoga, access to our 24 hour fitness center, cruiser bikes, and shuttle service that goes to and from the Palm Springs Airport and to and from downtown at a designated drop off during specific time frames) which is a great value considering that Wi-Fi alone will cost you $9.99 and a cab to downtown or the airport is an average of $18 each ride.
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Oakland, California
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Lively decor, friendly staff. Didn't make it to the restaurant or spa facilities but they have a good reputation. I wish that they did not have that mandatory facilities fee. The location probably requires you to drive if you want to go downtown, at least in the summer heat.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rose G, Front Office Manager at The Saguaro Palm Springs, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Roamer099, We are so pleased that you stayed with us and that the staff was able to meet your needs. I highly suggest that next time you are in town that you start with getting a massage as it will leave you relaxed and ready for a good meal. The food is amazing! From Tinto with its Spanish style Tapas, to El Jefe with its Mexican Tequila Bar and the most amazing tacos especially the "shrimp chorizo tacos". The resort fee is a reasonable fee as it covers so many amenities from: Wi-Fi, yoga in the morning, cruiser bikes, shuttle that takes you to downtown and to the airport during designated hours and our 24 hour fitness center. We look forward to your next visit and hope you get to enjoy all the other things that the Saguaro has to offer.
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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The first thing you will notice at this modern resort is the vibrant colors! Every room is adorned with a colorful theme that will leave you upbeat and ready to explore the city. The beds were great for back sleepers with a firm comfortable mattress and plush down pillows. All amenities that a a resort offers are available. Our favorite part of this wonderful resort is that they are PET FRIENDLY so you can bring Fido along for your adventures. The service was great, accommodating to our every request and even offering tips and to offer late check out for free. The breakfast was FIVE STAR! Be aware that Palm Springs does add a lot of taxes and fees to their resorts so your final price will be much more that anticipated if you do not take this into account. A wonderful stay in beautiful Palm Springs, we will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Ground level pool view rooms offer a sliding door directly to the central area with relaxing pool an...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Monica, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Loved the room (spacious, clean, bright, cheerful), and found it to be very quiet (on a sold out weekend!). Views are beautiful from the balcony, and the colors of the hotel really pop against the blue sky. I thought I would find the colors distracting, but they're super beautiful and works well with the backdrop. Fantastic mixologists in the bar, it's one hotel bar that's really hopping (although extremely loud), unlike some of the other hotels I've stayed in, in Palm Springs. Pool is large, plenty of chaise lounges for all, very spacious property. I would definitely recommend.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Rose G, Front Office Manager at The Saguaro Palm Springs, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Yogachik, I am so glad that you had a great stay especailly during a sold out weekend. We love to hear that our guests are enjoying themselves and taking in all that the Saguaro has to offer. The colors of the property are definitely beautiful and they represent the 14 different desert flowers. One of my favorites is the California Poppy. And yes, isn't it greatthat we have NO PET FEE. We are very proud of being able to offer that to our guests, since most places in the valley have an additonal pet fee. Since you are a dog lover, I suggest you keep a look out on our website for our VIP package (Very Important Puppy) to come in the near future. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you again!
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Address: 1800 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Palm Springs
#8 Family Hotel in Palm Springs
#10 Spa Hotel in Palm Springs
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Saguaro Palm Springs, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 245
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 $18.00 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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