We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“October 2012” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel California

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Palm Springs
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Hotel California
Save
You added Hotel California to your Saves list
424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264   |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Babylon, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“October 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This hotel is a gem. we stayed there in October 2012 and could not have had a better time. Everything was perfect from start to finish. We're going back to Palm Springs soon as long as we can get a room at Hotel California!

  • Stayed October 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,006 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    916
    80
    6
    3
    1
See reviews for
108
621
35
28
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    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
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (280)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mission Viejo, CA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed at Hotel California for the 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival. What a warm and welcoming staff! Lovely spanish revival style hotel. Very comfortable bed, spotless rooms, lots of amenities, kitchenette in our room plus a communal kitchen stocked with all the basics and a communal lounge. Lots of free DVDs to view. The inviting pool is heated to 90 as well as a jacuzzi. We give this hotel our highest recommendation. Excellent value. We will definitely return next year with Sis and bro-in-law from the UK. A delightful extended family owns and operates this hotel. They are lots of fun and very accomodating. They also own The Desert Riviera a mid- century modern hotel just down the block which looks spotless and comfy. Great 50's era decorating! We may try this hotel next time since my sis loves this era of architecture.
The family is originally from Portland Oregon, but they have "Southern Hospitality" down pat!

Room Tip: We loved Elmer's Restaurant nearby. You can use their bikes...no charge. We will bring our helme...
See more room tips
  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kirkland, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Fun time at a great place. Larry and his daughter Lucy made us feel like family. We now count them amoung our friends, They were also very helpful in planning our daily excursions and made excellent restaurant recommendations. They provided us complimentary ice chest and binoculars for our trip to Joshua Tree National Park. We highly recommend this for your next trip to Palm Springs! We certainly will stay with them again......Reed & Laurel

Room Tip: complementary bicycles, golf clubs, tennis rackets, berverages and snacks
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alaska
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Our second stay at the Hotel California and our third stay at Larry and Patty's properties (we stayed at the Desert Riviera). Nice rooms and great service. The rooms are nice, the property very pretty, but it is the service that you go for. Both of their properties are operated to the highest level. We are 100% comfortable here and know that we will be taken care of.

Evenings around the fire pit with guests from around the world can't be beat. This is what a good vacation is all about. We met a very nice couple from Australia and others from England and Canada. Larry, Lucy, Jay, and Mike are there to take care of you and they do it extremely well.

We can't recommend this hotel enough. We will be back soon.

Thanks to the Hotel California crew!!!!!!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We spent 4 days and nights at Hotel California and it was everything we hoped it would be. The room, shared kitchen and lounge, and grounds were clean, fresh, and pleasant. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a perfect vacation for us. Thank you for making it so nice!

Room Tip: The room upstairs had a view and was very quiet.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We read tripadvisor reviews and we made a reservation through Internet. Gentle and prompt reply. This small hotel offers you a family environment with heathed pool (in season), bikes, snacks, 24h kitchen, free phone calls and everything you may need. We are very happy of our choice that we will make again if we may return in PS.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

First of all we have to say, the hotel manager, Lucy, is just about the friendliest person we've ever met! She was very helpful and resourceful, gave us a map of Palm Springs and marked places on it that we might like to check out. She showed us all around the common room (TV, games, local menus, beautiful chess table, tons of DVDs to borrow, etc.), the guest kitchen, and pointed out the cute beach cruisers parked by the gate for our use.

The pool is heated and there is a jacuzzi. Hotel California was abuzz with a community feel....I wanted to relax and do absolutely nothing so I spent a lot of time in our room watching movies and away from the other guests. :-) But everyone was very friendly and each night they loved sitting around the fire pit with wine/champagne or by day lounging in the sun on the pool chairs.

Our room was clean, I loved the Spanish tile on the floor. We had a small kitchenette equipped with dishes, utensils, a coffeepot, small refrigerator and microwave. It was like a small apartment with a separate bedroom and living room area so it had 2 bathrooms with showers and 2 TVs. The bathrooms were a little dated but clean.

They offer a free limo service to wherever you need to go. We didn't use it, but what a great idea!!! To get to downtown Palm Springs you'll want to drive instead of walk.

We really liked Hotel California, it felt like a little home away from home. :-)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel California? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: 424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone Number:
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
#3 Best Value Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel California, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.