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“Great place for a quiet, relaxing stay in Palms Springs!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Desert Hills Hotel
601 West Arenas Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262   |  
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Ranked #15 of 69 hotels in Palm Springs
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great place for a quiet, relaxing stay in Palms Springs!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The hotel staff is very friendly and accommodating. We arrived in the area two hours early, so we called ahead to see if we could check in early. Jim (the manager) made sure our room was ready when we arrived. Overall, the room was clean with a full kitchen. The pool was steps from the room, and the sliding door made it easy to get in and out. Just a couple blocks from the shops and restaurants made the location convenient. The place caters to a more mature crowd, so we didn't worry about people being loud or obnoxious at the pool or at odd hours at night. It was so relaxing, we can't wait to got back!!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Recently spent three nights at the Desert Hills Hotel and found that its very positive TripAdvisor reviews are accurate. Clean, comfortable and quiet room with immediate access to pool and patio area. Short (3-4 block) walk to the Thursday night Village Fest and the many restaurants in the downtown area. The kitchenette was well equipped with fridge, stove, and microwave.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

Every time we've stayed here it's been so nice. Lot's of lounge chairs by the pool, nice people, calm setting close to town. The rooms have full kitchens and nice bedding, very large. Two small beefs- not really any sort of breakfast, just coffee, juice, Costco yogurts and packaged pastries . Also be forewarned the gardeners arrive at 7 on Monday mornings and don't finish til almost noon and the trash trucks arrive at the same time- plan accordingly

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Culver City, California
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38 hotel reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

I've stayed at the Desert Hills many times and I've always been pleased. You should know that it's not really a family hotel - I'm not sure they allow kids - and most of the guests are couples or singles in their 40's through 60's. This is the kind of place people return to year after year - because of the peaceful setting. You're only 4 blocks from the action on Palm Canyon - so the restaurants and shops are a short walk away. There is always room by the pool, because there aren't a lot of rooms at the hotel. Jim and Barbara - the two hosts who alternate coverage at the hotel are gracious and helpful. The only "downside" is the rather simple continental breakfast. I generally walk about two blocks and have breakfast at Spencer's. This is a restaurant very close by with with fantastic food and service. During the "high season" they now open for breakfast at 8 AM.

Room Tip: Most all of the rooms have a king bed and include a kitchen. There is also a one bedroom suite and...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This little hotel is just lovely for a restful but fun holiday! Each room faces onto the pool but has a perfect little kitchen at the back of the unit. There is music from the 50s being played during the day, around the pool and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Even though this place is peaceful and set in the old, historic section of the city of Palm Springs itself, it is just 5 short blocks from the center of the town where one can access shopping, restaurants, the lovely and historic Pioneer Plaza and, every Thursday evening, the Palm Springs "Village Fest" street fair. Very easy to find from the airport, this little hotel is perfect for a quick get-away!

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Of the dozens of places you could stay, all with great reviews, we chose Desert Hills. Very pleasant, comfy room, great courtyard and pool. A quiet location near the main downtown area. Our only complaint would be the poor breakfast- little choice and no fresh fruit was put out the 4 days we stayed (packaged danish and one sad, shrivelled clementine). Good thing it was an easy walk to nearby options, be it a coffee shop or something more substantial.

Room Tip: we preferred the smaller room (with refrig), but you can also get a larger room with a kitchen
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beltsville, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

This place is delight. We stayed in a king studio suite, which is tastefully decorated and has everything you need. The pool area is lovely and a great hot tub. Walking distance to Palm Canyon and nice restaurants. Will definitely stay here again if we visit Palm Springs again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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 Desert Hills Hotel

Address: 601 West Arenas Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 69 hotels in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Desert Hills Resort Hotel, tucked up against the rugged San Jacinto Mountains is one of Palm Springs classic boutique hotels. Built in 1957, Desert Hills is situated in the historic district a few blocks from the shops, galleries and restaurants in the heart of Old Palm Springs. The 14 room hotel retains the essence of classic old Palm Springs with rooms and suites reminiscent of the 1950's mid-century modern design. ... more   less 

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