We stayed here for two nights for a wedding October 27th and 28th. Room was modern and comfortable, very clean and bright. We had the buffet breakfast which was really complete and good about $20 for the full buffet which is fairly standard for these types of hotels. I loved the juicer with pre-cut veggies and fruits, that made the buffet something special. The pool area was really well-designed, with a heated pool, un-heated pool, zero-entry, and loads of lounge chairs. Service was great- we needed a sewing kit for a last minute thing and they sent one right up. Valet parking was EXPENSIVE ($25!) for being 20 minutes outside of Palm Springs, but they really hustled for the car, you never had to wait more than 3 minutes.
I had a facial in the Spa and wished that I had more time to spend in there- It had all the amenities of a modern spa with Steam room, sauna, showers, relaxation. The Facial I got was top notch- I was really pleased that they could handle me coming in straight from the pool and right out to a wedding and they did just what I asked for--a true custom service.
The views from the pool area are great, but our room view was not that great, it was the roof of another part of the hotel. I liked that all the rooms have balconies however- nice feature. There was a nightclub in the hotel which looked like it could be fun if you had a group of people you were with, but as a social scene I wouldn't count on the hotel as it seemed not very happening at the club or the bar (just kind of half-full).
The hotel is a lovely place to stay, but I don't think it is a good destination in and of itself-- just a respite from other activities in the Palm Springs area.
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- Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the Renaissance Palm Springs provides a sophisticated and stylish setting perfect for any visit to the area. Steps away from the Palm Springs Convention Center and the upscale shops of Canyon Drive, our hotel is perfect for both work and play. ... more less
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