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“You can check in any time you want but never leave” 5 of 5 stars
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424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264   |  
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Ranked #2 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
North Hollywood, California
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“You can check in any time you want but never leave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This past weekend was our second visit to the Hotel California. Its a small boutique style hotel that has so many small touches that it helps make you feel you are a guest in someone's home. The pool water is perfect. Warmer than any other hotel I have ever visited. The jacuzzi has strong jets and surrounded by greenry. Music plays around the pool in a subtle way. There is coffee, newspapers, fruit, and tea for everyone. The beds are super comfortable. The rooms are spotless. There is water and a couple of soda's in your room's 'fridge. A little basket with all kinds of snacks without any snack bar costs. Its complementary. Lucy is a gem that checked us in but she is so much more. She makes you feel so comfortable. She welcomed us with a beautiful smile along with ideas to have a great visit and quickly offers refreshments when you walk in the door. She gives you excellent suggestions for restaurants that are walking distance away or you can use their limo at no extra cost except to the tip the driver. There is a room filled with books and videos you can use. Bicycles that are available at no extra cost. When we opened our door, we were literally a few steps to the pool. Garden surroundings are especially pleasant.

  • Stayed March 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
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  • Rooms
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Sandy, Utah
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

My best friend and I recently spent two nights at the Hotel California to get away and celebrate her birthday. The hotel is very clean, with comfortable beds along with extremely beautiful green surroundings. The staff is such an added bonus. From the limo ride to help with dinner reservations, to suggestions on where to go for nightlife, Larry, Lucy and Jay were so friendly and accommodating. What a breath of fresh air to have such wonderful customer service and to enjoy this "diamond in the rough" in Palm Springs, California. We had a wonderful stay. Hope to go back again sometime soon.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was our first time in Palm Springs, and found this gem on trip advisor! From the moment of arrival we were greeted with a smile and cold wine/beverages. Showed us to our room through the most beautiful garden surrounding the pool area. Our room was clean, and the beds were extremely comfortable. While enjoying pool time, we were offered beer & or wine. The service really makes you feel welcomed. After enjoying busy days out, we were looking forward to 'coming home' as that was really what it felt like. At night, it was lovely with all the candles on the individual tables, and the fireplace lit. Met many wonderful people. Would definitely return here the next time we visit. Thanks to Lucy who went out of her way to help me;) This is a family run business and they run it extremely well! Yes, and the limo service was a wonderful treat -Thanks Jay!
Christine & Dean

  • Stayed March 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
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Suffolk UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Spent two nights at Hotel California a month ago - was with my daughter. We were welcomed with cold white wine an d shown around the palmy, leafy courtyards. Larry, the owner, hefted our luggage up tp our room. The room was so comfortable, good colours, huge comfy beds. This place is family run and it really works. We were lent bicycles (back pedal brakes) packed off out to dinner in a red & black stretch limo. Larry, his wife & daughter were endlessly kind with advice, suggestions & heart shaped do'nuts on Valentine's day! This was a spell of luxury before heading into the desert.

Room Tip: Can't remember room number. Ask for Petra & Miranda's room!
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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cardiff
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88 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Had a great stay here and from the moment we checked in we were made to feel like we'd returned home. The service is what really sells this place. After leaving the hustle and bustle of Vegas this was a perfect alternative to your brash corporate hotels. Its the sort of place that everyone speaks, staff and guests alike (not for everyone!). The limo service is great! Don't go expecting luxurious accomodations (the bathroom could do with a little overhaul) but sometimes friendly service and good hospitality outweighs luxury

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

A wonderful hotel. Larry the owner could not have been more helpful and he makes you feel right at home. The room was very clean and so was the bathroom. There are plenty of amenities for your use. Overall the hotel is very well maintained it also has a heated pool, and is very secure with locked gated entry. You will not be disappointed if you stop here, too many good things to mention and nothing bad.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carlsbad, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My wife and were looking for a hotel in Palm Springs for a quick weekend getaway last year in 2012. We choose to stay at smaller Boutique Hotels where we have our best expreriences. We ran across Hotel California on the web and gave it a try. Rode the Triumph out early Saturday and right from the start at Hello, we were happy we made this choice. It is everything you need in Hotel, awesome rooms, good people, free bike rentals, free limo service, beautiful and relaxing grounds. Met the owner who owned a motorcycle too, great conversation. I would highly recommend it and my wife are headed back this month!! Michael and Mary

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  • Stayed April 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
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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 > 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 Best Value Hotel in Palm Springs
#2 Romantic 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

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