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“Weekend Getaway - Fantastic Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel California
424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264   |  
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Ranked #1 of 69 hotels in Palm Springs
Phoenix
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Weekend Getaway - Fantastic Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Just wanted to thank everyone at the HOTEL CALIFORNIA. Appriel and I loved our stay there (Feb 23rd - 25th). Lucy greeted us upon our arrival and remembered my wife's name (even pronounced it correctly :) . We were in Ground Level King Room #3 just off the sauna. The room was perfect and secluded. My wife and I felt we were in our bedroom not an hotel room. Once greeted and checked in, we were given a tour of the premises. The pool temp was just right and the sauna was steamy. We met Jerry and various staff people and they all greeted us like family. It proved to be a great home away from home. (By the way, free parking/wifi/coffee/fruit and twizzlers).Thanks again everyone!!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

This is an amazing find. Cool rooms, kitchen and den access. And the service is outstanding. They really get hospitality.
We will be back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Travelling from Australia with my mother to reunite with my daughter, we were looking for a home away from home. We found it at Hotel California. Lucy, Larry and Judi were warm and welcoming. The setting was cosy and relaxed and the rooms were large and clean. The daily fruit and coffee and working kitchen made it economical as well. We were all so sad to leave and will definitely stay again next year. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We are confirmed 'small hotel' guests after the stay at the Hotel California. The owners and staff were so personable and accommodating. The rooms are large and clean. A bonus is that there are no extra charges upon check out. The rate is the rate - everything is included, including a welcoming adult beverage, snacks in the room and full use of the kitchen (with condiments). We will be back!

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I stayed at Hotel California for the second time recently, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it.
It is a beautiful hotel in a gorgeous setting. It is blissfully quiet (on both visits, I had the best night's sleep ever), the rooms are spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean.

In addition to the lovely setting, ALL of the staff at Hotel California are wonderful; they are extremely friendly & helpful, and the complimentary DVD library, food, wine & bicycle hire are all unexpected and fantastic extras, which help to make this hotel great value for money.

This is a fantastic place to stay whether on business or vacation.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We have travelled a lot and can honestly say this little boutique resort is tops on our list! We stayed here Feb 10-15 and felt so comfortable and at home, we hated to leave. Lucy, Larry, Jay, Patty and Judy are experts at what they do...paying attention to every little detail. The evening visits around the fire are the perfect way to end the day in Palm Springs. The housekeeping is spot on and there are a lot of extras that are included ....like freshly picked grapefruit from Larry's tree in his backyard...delish! Being rural dwellers ourselves, we appreciated the hum of the air conditioner at night...helped to block out that distant city noise. Our only advice is that if you are staying at the Hotel California to do just that...STAY there! It is a resort in itself and it's beautiful heated pool , gorgeous landscaping and friendly owners and fellow guests make it a perfect getaway. We look forward to many return visits. If this place doesn't put a smile on your face, nothing will!

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  • Stayed February 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

In our opinion Hotel California is the only place to stay while in Palm Springs,CA. Quite and quaint. The owners, Larry and Patty, and staff are like family, housekeeping is impeccable and the amenities are too numerous to mention. The surrounding area is safe and clean with a variety of restaurants within walking distance and you always have the limo at your service. The fact that it is an adult only hotel assures you won't be having to put up with little children running around making extra noise.

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  • Stayed February 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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Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: 424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Palm Springs
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
#4 Best Value Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lush romantic grounds with surrounding Old California Spanish charm. Newly renovated with attention to every detail. Sister property to the #1 TripAdvisor rated Desert Riviera Hotel.. just up the street. Join us in the SUN! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
California Hotel Palm Springs
California Palm Springs

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