Left Palm Springs this past weekend after a 3 night stay at La Mancha.
On the plus side the villas are only a few blocks from East Canyon Drive where all of Palm Springs bars and restaurants seem to be and just 2 blocks from a large, swanky casino!
The pool and hot tub got plenty of use, though the pool is shallow and quite small.
The villa itself was clean, but the decoration and fixtures and fittings were all very dated. The cooker we noticed was 23 years old - but in fairness worked well! There's a daily maid service with fresh towels daily and a newspaper each morning.
La Mancha was a good base for a short stay but should not be described by anybody's standards as luxurious and for that reason I think it was pretty overpriced. Private yes, conveniently located yes, clean yes.
The review here seem to suggest that La Mancha is either a hit or a miss - no middle ground. On that basis, for me, La Mancha has to go down as a miss.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Host Ken Irwin's Famous Luxury Villas. High Walled Private Pools and Spa in Spacious Patio. Romantic Maximum Privacy and Luxurious comfort. Daily Maid and Full "pamper" services including massages in your villa or by your own pool, room dining service. Located in walled and gated Resort in the Heart of Palm Springs. One and Two bedrom two bath split level villas w/attached carports, Projection TVs, DVD Movie players, VHS players, Stereo Music Systems, the favorite Hideaway of stars and celebrities seeking privacy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Mancha Villas Hotel Palm Springs
- La Mancha Resort