I chose this hotel after a lengthy online search focusing on small boutique hotels and saline pools. We stayed here midweek for an anniversary and were not disappointed. We were greeted in a lovely "retro" furnished lobby by their friendly staff, handed our complimentary drinks, and shown to our room, where our complimentary bottle of champagne was waiting because I had told Laura, the manager, we were celebrating an anniversary. We stayed in the "Esquivel" room, which is a deluxe with a kitchenette and private patio. The hotel is old but every effort has been made to update and provide amenities while keeping the feel of the slower, relaxed pace of the time the hotel was built. We walked everywhere as the hotel is about a block off the Main Street through town, but you feel as if you have stepped back in time once you return. The pool area is lovely and welcoming, just steps from our poolside room - so lovely and quiet we didn't really even use our patio! It was hard to leave, but I know where I will stay in Palm Springs from now on!