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“#1 family hotel in Palm Springs for 'kids' 18 and over” 4 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
Los Angeles, California
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“#1 family hotel in Palm Springs for 'kids' 18 and over”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I read the wonderful reviews and emailed the hotel only to find they do not accept 'kids' below 18 years. Just wanted to let all those people with kids know this. Since my youngest girl is 6 years old, we will just have to wait 12 years from now. I will rate it 'very good' since I have to pick a rating and I cannot experience it for another decade.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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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
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Climax, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel California in September and were pleasantly surprised by all the extra touches they provide to make this a unique and comfortable hotel. The staff, Kelly, Mike, and Lucy made us feel welcome and were always nearby to give excellent dining recommendations, directions, and answer any questions we had.
They provided complimentary snacks and drinks both in the room and a community kitchen and grill if you wanted to cook. We also took advantage of the DVD library. They had an abundance of titles to choose from. The room was very spacious with a sitting room and kitchenette. Our only complaint would be the showers were very small and a bit cramped especially for a taller person. On the upside though there were 2 bathrooms with a shower each in our room.
The pool area was beautiful with all the plants and flowers around it. The hummingbirds will buzz right up to you for a closer look! Awesome pictures.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

A clean, stylish and expertly managed Palm Springs hotel. Very quiet and private with a nice pool in the courtyard. This family and the outstanding staff add the extra personal touch you don't get with the large hotel chains. I could stay anywhere in the area, but return here due to the proximity and amenities. Also, the bed was very comfortable and they provided an assortment of pillows.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Truly an awesome gem! We absolutely loved our stay here. Cannot say enough positive things. So relaxed and what a beautiful property in a fantastic location. The management makes it "A home away from home" kind of stay complete with free snacks, and beverages including beer and wine! Who does that? This place does! That's who! Along with free use of cruiser bicycles and they even have this amazingly cool black and orange Harley Davidson limo that they'll take you to dinner, or wherever in...and again...wait for it...It's complimentary! This place is a true gem of a find and do yourself a favor and stay here some time soon! We recommend the upstairs suites! Thanks Hotel California for an awesome stay! We'll be back again and again!

  • Stayed November 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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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Hotel was such a pleasant experience. When checking in we were offered a drink, I liked that they processed your payment then so no need for the check out visit. The room was attractive, there was a basket of snacks on the little table, 2 cans of soda and 2 bottles of water in the fridge for us. They had a library of over 200 DVDs which you could borrow to watch on your mounted tv. A community kitchen stocked with fruit, extra tea bags, a grill you could use if you wanted. The staff was helpful with suggestions for dinner and sightseeing. They made our dinner reservations for us! The pool is heated ad the hot tub was nicely jetted. There was also a small coffee maker in the room. There were hummingbirds flying by all the time! I would highly recommend staying here, there are also several restaurants and a coffee shop within easy walking distance.
Would be happy to return here.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, B.C. Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My husband and i just returned home from an 8 night stay at the Hotel California. We went down for our anniversary. Friends and family had recommended it and we were not disappointed. It is a quaint, cozy, welcoming hotel. We liked that fact that is was not big. We were welcomed by name immediately. The owners asked what we liked to do and recommended what to do in the area. The candles through out the resort and around the pool at night are very romantic. Our room #12 was very private and quiet. The communal kitchen is fantastic. We used the bbq for dinners, watched movies in our room (lots of dvds to pick from), used the bikes to go around town. We hiked the Lykken trail as recommended, 3x for sunrise! Any time we needed advice, everyone was so helpful! Don't pass by this hotel. I having nothing bad to report on it...amazing place!

  • Stayed November 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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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

all the reviews are true; this place is a gem. the hospitality and warmth of the team is beyond all comparison. I cannot fault the place and would go back tomorrow if I could.
the kitchen and ability to cook on the bar b q without washing up afterwards was especially appreciated

  • Stayed November 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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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
#5 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

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