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“Recent stay at Hotel California, Palm Springs” 5 of 5 stars
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424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264   |  
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Ranked #1 of 69 Hotels in Palm Springs
North Hollywood, California
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Recent stay at Hotel California, Palm Springs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

My husband and I spent two nights last weekend at the Hotel California. I was very impressed with Lucy who greeted us and gave us a tour of the hotel and services. The pool and jacuzzi are in prime condition with a handy dandy railing that helped me go in and out of the pool since I use a cane. Lucy gave us excellent recommendations for breakfast and dinner. I would highly recommend this hotel and plan on returning.

Room Tip: We stayed in the junior suite. Its steps away from the pool and right next to the kitchen that has 2...
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  • Stayed June 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Oxnard, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We booked an overnight stay at the Hotel California in Palm Springs on our trip home from Idyllwild, CA. We chose this hotel based on the reviews from TripAdvisor. It left us wishing we had more time to stay. When we arrived we were greeted by name by the owners. We were offered a beverage and a tour of the property. A small property, recently renovated - an absolute delight. The room was clean, spacious, comfortable and lovely. Complimentary snacks in the room. The common areas were well landscaped & inviting. Lucy gave us the names of nearby restaurants. We tried one and was not disappointed. Each person who greeted us made us feel like we were home. We will definitely stay again on our next trip. Thanks Lucy (and mom & dad)!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We picked this hotel because of the name, from all the traveling we have done, this has been the most romantic place we have been. I cant even begin to explain how cozy this place is and the little things that Lucy does to make your stay as comfortable and special is remarkable. You don’t even have to worry about making your own coffee, there was always freshly brewed coffee and free snacks and water and ice Coke for you to drink after a hot days hike, all complements of the owners.
The pool was closed for remodeling on our last day and some how we did not get notified. However they went above and beyond to make up for it by putting us in their sister hotel and even giving us breakfast on the hotel.
We were impressed by the owner’s commitment to excellence in hospitality.

  • Stayed June 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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seattle
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We stayed at Hotel California for 4 nights in the townhouse. The reviews and rating are most accurate. The staff is extremely friendly, going out of their way to ensure you have everything you need (including water when we were heading out on a hot day). We could easily have walked to the heart of downtown. The grounds are well landscaped & the rooms are very clean, well maintained and stocked. We stayed in two different rooms and preferred the location and space of the townhouse (though the other room was equally clean and equipped). This is a quiet, relaxing, friendly place and the staff works hard to keep it so.

Room Tip: we loved the townhouse -- roomier and a little more private
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  • Stayed May 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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Greenwich, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

It was my pleasure to stay at hotel California. Lucy was great and helped me navigate palm springs and directed me to a great site to produce a painting (Indian canyon) if I needed anything everyone at the hotel would help me. Next time I'm in palm springs I'll hoPe to stay at hotel California. Four stars

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We had never been to Palm Springs prior to this visit. "Hotel California" spiked our curiosity with it's name and after reviewing the photos on their web site we decided this would be a nice option for our brief one night visit. The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome! The grounds are attractive and extremely well maintained! Our room was on the ground floor by the pool but was very private and quiet, as well as comfortable.
Our next trip to Palm Springs will be longer and we will not be looking for other options. Hotel California has everything you need, you may never want to leave!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Just returned from 7 nights-what a great time. Staff is outstanding- Jay(Director of Chauffer Services), Larry, and Lucy are all special and really work to make sure that guests have a good time. If you don't have a great time, its probably your own fault. Hotel is kept spotless, and the extras are great. We had the larger suite with 2 floors and it was perfect. The limo service is a special touch and very handy to have. Would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: All rooms are great-no "bad" locations
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  • Stayed June 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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Palm Springs
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
#3 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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