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“Wonderful ,Quaint Hotel” 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
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4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful ,Quaint Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2010

Had a great stay, the owner was very helpful and the beds were very comfortable. I would definitely come back.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2009

Our stay at Hotel California did not disappoint. Wilford, the owner, showed us to our room, gave us a great rate, and made us feel at home. Since we were looking for the flavor of old Palm Springs, it was perfect. Our standard room included a kitchenette, our own table and chairs outside by the pool, and all the privacy we could want. No, the room was not luxurious but spotlessly clean and comfortable. There are many types of rooms available including a two story townhouse, so be sure to get the one that best suits your needs. If we were staying longer than the two days, we would have chosen a deluxe suite. Oh yes, this is an adults only setting, so peace and quiet abound.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

Yes, unfortunately, Hotel California is the third sad, tired place needing renovations that I have mistakenly booked due to Trip Advisor recommendations. I don't see how I can trust the ratings anymore; clearly they are distorted by those with a financial stake in these dumps. This is an older place, and not in a good way. The room was noisy (traffic), threadbare, dark, and depressing, with very little privacy. The other rooms appeared the same or worse. The pool area was just okay. On arrival, we were hot & thirsty, there is nothing available to drink, not even a Coke machine--the owner gave us directions to a supermarket a few miles down the road. IF the rates here were, maybe, $49 per night, that would be reasonable, and those on a budget could have an ok place to stay. But worth $129? Not close. We headed out to the supermarket, changed our minds, and looked for another hotel instead. We checked out about an hour after checking in.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCaliforniaMngr, General Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review, April 19, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. We are now under new ownership and management as of 2011. Before we opened our doors we made several renovations that needed to be made and now has a beautiful and romantic ambiance. We do hope that if you ever find yourself back in Palm Springs that you would stop by for a tour. I'd love to show you the NEW and improved Hotel California. Cheers! Lucy :)
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Spokane
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

I Love This Place. This was my third stay at the Hotel California. I Love the court yard and spa pool. The rooms are large and very clean, and what a perfect location. The owner is very friendly and helpful. He has a real pride of ownership. I will be sure to stay here again next year.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

If you are going to Palm Springs, stay at Hotel California. It's spotless, welcoming, friendly and breakfast is included! Wilford, the owner, met us at 1 a.m. with a smile, escorted us to our room and checked in with us every day asking how things were. We will be staying again next year!! Whether you are young, old, gay or straight this hotel is for you. The pool is great and the jacuzzi is lovely in the evening. Parking is ample and the grounds are beautiful. Compared to some of the big chains, the price is very reasonable.
We woudl recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 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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Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

We recently had the pleasure to spend a night and found the accommodations and hospitality to be delightful. Our room was actually a two-story suite that was very comfortable and well priced. We appreciated the breakfast with the home cooked waffles. The owner was very personable and we learned we actually built the place. His love for it shows!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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whitehorse
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2009

Palm Springs: Hotel California Feb.23-25/09 Tripadvisor member. Fantastic adult only boutique hotel,very clean and classy,great owner,very personable! This is a must place to stay if you want great surroundings and peace and quiet,will be back sooner than later!

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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
#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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