My Husband and I spent some time in the Alpine Gardens Hotel two weeks ago, during our little road trip/second honeymoon.
We have stayed at tons of hotels around the world and both agreed that our stay in this hotel was the best yet! Bill & Tom made it feel like a home from home, friendly, helpful and welcoming from the moment we wandered in looking for a room for a night or two, we ended up staying much longer than we anticipated, thanks to the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the thoughtful touches made to the accomodation and surrounds. We were also fortunate enough to stay in their suite, which comprised a little well appointed kitchen, bathroom, lounge area, private patio garden and large double bedroom with plenty of wardrobe space! Being 6'3 and 5'8 tall, we found the shower a little short in its position, but this was such a minor detail in an otherwise amaing little gem of a hotel!
The gardens are a pleasure to spend time in, like being in your very own back garden, but with the added advantage of a large cooling pool and hot tub! During the lazy days we spent around the pool, we were impressed with the unexpected personal touches that you wouldnt find in most hotels, such as Tom bringing over little bowls of ice cream for the guests sun bathing, on one particularly hot day. Tom even drove us into downtown Palm Springs one evening, so that my husband and I could enjoy a romantic dinner together. It was like staying with friends.
There were stacks of complimentary magazines for guest use, a nice breakfast served with Pastries, Doughnuts, Bagles and Coffee. The accomodation was spotless, comfortable and homely.
My husband and I agreed that you can stay in Hiltons for five times the price and you could be anywhere in the world - larger chain hotels are vertually the same in decor & design the world over and you certainly wouldnt get the little touches and personal service that Bill & Tom provide here. If you are tired of chain hotels and want something a little quirky, comfortable, friendly and welcoming then this hotel is everything you could hope for and more.
It really made our holiday that much more special and we cant recommend it highly enough. If you book here, you wont be dissapointed, and we are already working out when we can come back for a second stay!
Mr & Mrs Wardle, Sussex, England, UK
- Also Known As:
- Alpine Gardens Palm Springs
- Hotel Alpine Gardens
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Colorful flowers, a citrus grove, green welcoming lawns and the elegance of a sparkling, all porcelain, tile pool and hot tub best describe this peaceful little hide-away. Relax in white wicker chairs outside your room, settle in and be pampered. We offer ten rental suites, each accented with chalet ceilings, cozy home-style furnishings, and room-controlled heat and air conditioning. ... more less