We did an overnight trip to Palm Springs and stayed here on a Thursday night. Our room had a promotion on it and was $122 for a king bed with full kitchen. We stayed in room 133, which is on the ground floor opening directly onto the large spa and on the side of the hotel that is next to the street. I'm happy to report that I heard no road noise in the room. The bed was comfortable and had four feather pillows (though since I'm not so much a feather pillow person, I would have liked one sturdier), the kitchen was lovely and well-supplied, the bathroom was very clean and pretty though a little odd with the door opening directly in front of the refrigerator. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.
A few random comments that are good, not so good, and just FYI type things. None of them spoiled our enjoyment of the stay:
- parking is a premium and can sometimes be difficult, so park and then don't move your car. Fortunately, the hotel is in decent walking distance to Villagefest and the main thoroughfare. John's diner was very close and we greatly enjoyed our dinner there.
- our room offered a townhouse option for connecting to the room upstairs, which I thought was interesting/nice. Instead of side-by-side rooms, the connecting door opened to the stairway leading to the upper room.
- the temperatures of the spas and the pool were good. The pool temperature was particularly nice. We had it to ourselves at 9-10pm on a Thursday and it was really nice. They are open until midnight. We did see some people using it later. There are handicap chairs for both pool and the spa next to it.
- if you want to watch television, you need to open some cabinet doors. I didn't like this, because the doors extended into the room's walkway and you were almost sure to bang into them if you were trying to move around while the television was on. I think it would be better to remove them, though I suppose the decor wouldn't look quite as pretty.
- some people brought their chairs outside the room and used the paved walkway as a patio. Not a big deal in general, but could make it difficult to walk on the walkway (or roll a suitcase) sometimes.
- the french door curtains were kind of annoying. Pretty, and easy to close while you're in the room. But if you are leaving your room and don't want anything inside to be visible to someone walking by, you have to really fiddle to get them to fully close while you shut the door and hope you don't catch the fabric in it. I'm paranoid about things like that and would have preferred a solid door or a sliding glass door... the curtains wouldn't be so fiddly if it was a sliding patio door.
- the hotel is laid out so all the rooms are accessible from a courtyard and then you go through a card-key door to get in there from the parking areas. Nice concept, but we found that people routinely left those doors open. Not so secure then. Might be better to install some springs in those doors so they shut themselves.
- check in and out went easily and the receptionist was friendly. Gave us a good map of Palm Springs, too, and circled areas of interest based on what we said we were interested in.