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424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264   |  
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“Welcome to the Hotel California”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2005

My husband and I travel to Palm Springs a couple of times a year to get away and relax. We have always stayed in the large resort hotels. Two trips ago, we discovered the Hotel California and fell in love with it. It is small(seventeen rooms),well located to downtown Palm Springs, private and charming. Since there are no children allowed, we can enjoy it's peaceful ambiance by the pool or on the patio. It has more of a feeling of an Inn than a hotel. The rooms are very clean and our bed in room 26 was the most comfortable bed I've ever had in a hotel. The owners, Sherry and Weldon Thompson make every effort to have every guest feel welcome and comfortable. Sherry provides a "help yourself" breakfast on the weekends of waffles, juice, fruit, cereal, pastries and coffee. Their dog,Max,is a cute little concierge. He will announce your arrival for check in at the reception desk, then escort you to the door of your room. Once he sees you are settling in, he then makes his rounds on the property to check on things.
Guests come from all over the world.You never know who you might meet there...maybe even a celebrity. Welcome to the Hotel California.

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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2005

Quant hotel, great name, fantastic layout. Mini apartment style setting with nicely kept grounds, very secure. Gave me the feeling of the old Aaron Spelling T.V. show "Melrose Place". I really appreciated having more amenities than the much larger hotel across the street and the one that we were scheduled to stay in, they botched my reservations {luckily} & I was able to stroll right over to....... Hotel California.

Would definitely stay there again !!!

  • Stayed September 2005, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2005

As we were searching the web on our new computer, we happened to
see a site for hotels. This gives us an opportunity to share our experience
at Hotel California, Palm Springs.

Hotel California is the greatest home away from home. The rooms are
exceptionally clean and comfortable. The rooms are large and well
organized with nice decor and very comfortable beds.

Weldon and Sherry Thompson, the owners, are awesome and made
sure our stay was a pleasant experience. They also served an excellent
waffle breakfast. We particularly liked the quiet, cozy, and private feeling
of the court yard with its pool and hot tub.

  • Stayed February 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2005

My husband and I have traveled extensively and found the Hotel California in Palm Springs one of the most comfortable, relaxing places we have visited. All the rooms are spacious and very well decorated and all face a beautiful courtyard complete with pool, spa and great landscaping. The owners are extremely accommodating and attentive to their guests needs. We met people who were on their 4th, 5th, or more visit and some guests from Canada that came twice a year at least. It is centrally located to downtown Palm Springs and all other attractions in the area. I would highly recommend a stay at the Hotel California and you truly will not want to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2005

My husband and I stayed with Sherry and Weldon for the first week of our marriage. We were looking for peace and quiet with a relaxing atmosphere. We got that and more. We were welcomed with a helium balloon, flowers, champagne on ice and a card of congratulations. What can be more personable than that?
The room was very clean and tastefully decorated. The courtyard was a sunworshippers dream and with ambience plus.
The breakfasts were a hit with us with the fresh fruit, cereals and great waffles.
It's definately the place we'll be staying on our next visit and we recommend it to anyone wanting to break away from the norm.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2005

My wife and I consider Hotel California our yearly getaway and have done so for many years.
The only disappointment we have is when it comes time to leave.
Sherry and Welden are wonderful hosts...nothing is ever too much trouble.The hotel is charming..comfortable and exceptioaly clean..we are looking forward to our next visit this year...David & Jean Ellis

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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): $$
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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