Nestled in the western heart of Palm Springs, the Queen of Hearts Resort was a small oasis away from home for us. Before my friend and I even arrived, Michelle, owner and host extraordinaire, had already made us feel as if we were being pampered with her inquiries of what she could do to make our stay memorable. The particular room we rented was quite comfortable and offered several amenities, ranging from a kitchen complete with stove, full sink, refrigerator, dinette table and cooking ware/utensils, to a large room with several windows and comfortable seating, as well as a decent sized bathroom. There were plenty of drapes that we could either keep closed for privacy (certainly kept the room cool while we were out and about in the heat!), or open up to a view of the beautiful inner courtyard Michelle so meticulously maintains.
In regards to the courtyard, one word; perfect! Michelle has managed to create an inner sanctum for her guests with ample areas to hang out in the courtyard, along with a nice-sized pool in the center, as well as just about everything else one could need to spend a relaxing day or evening outside in a well-secluded area simply swimming, reading, or bar-b-queuing. In fact, the courtyard is so well secluded via the resorts design; it’s like one’s own private hide-away, and hard to believe it’s smack-dab in the middle of a residential/commercial area. To top it all off, the environment was so warm and friendly; we actually left with, well, more friends!! As an added plus, the parking was right up front!
Initially, the big draw for us was its location, virtually minutes from anywhere one wanted to go, from downtown shopping and dining to great hiking trails and a plethora of other places to explore, but the reason we’ll return? The personal touch that Queen of Hearts owner Michelle so obviously employs, because she truly enjoys what she does, ensuring that her guests leave with a feeling of wonderful contentment and a desire to return!
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