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“Exceptional time at the Calla Lily” 5 of 5 stars
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Calla Lily Inn
2.5 of 5 Inn   |   350 S. Belardo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262   |  
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Ranked #21 of 29 Palm Springs B&B and Inns
california
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Exceptional time at the Calla Lily”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2006

There is little I can add to what has already been said about this special inn. The raves about the property and the owners are not hyperbole. I was happy when it rained because we stayed in and enjoyed our view of the lush landscaping and magestic mountain in the background. In addition to the charms of the inn, the location, within shorting walking distance to Palm Canyon Drive, makes it a near perfect experience.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 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 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Redmond, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2006

My fiance and I stayed here for 3 nights as part of a golfing vacation. This inn is a gem. From the courtyard, pool and spa to the rooms, everything is immaculate. Rod and Charlotte are excellent hosts with a definite attention to detail.If you are a golfer take advantage of their exclusive linkup with the 9 hole O'Donnell private course. It's great fun!
We will definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2006

We booked a room at the Calla Lilly based on reviews we saw here, and it did not disappoint. Rod and Charlotte make you feel like a guest in their home, and their attention to detail is evident everywhere, from the landscaping to the accessories in the rooms. Having this place as "home base" while we explored Palm Springs made our vacation. We would spend the days exploring, hiking, taking in the sights, and would come back to this wonderful retreat to sit in the hot tub and relax. The location is perfect, with many restaurants and sights within walking distance. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2005

I stayed at the Calla Lily Inn in Nov 2005. The location is excellent and parking is no problem. The landscaping is very lush, and it has a very nice pool. My room was much nicer than I could have ever hoped for, with a huge bed and a separate living room. The room looked right out onto the pool and I had a nice covered sitting area outside. Very quiet and relaxing. I highly recommend this to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2005

We recently spent four nights at the Calla Lily at a recommendation from close friends. The Calla Lilly is a wonderful retreat when you need to get a way from work or everyday life. Rod and Charlotte are the perfect hosts and made you feel welcome as soon as you call for a reservation! The rooms are decorated beautifully and very comfortable. The landscaping is beautiful, the pool sparking and the view of the mountains breathtaking. It is definitely a place to recommend to your friends and family. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2005

After teaching all year and working another job all summer, I was looking forward to the the only four days of vacation I'd have before the school year began again. We decided to go to Palm Springs, because we enjoy the downtown area (shopping, dining, and entertainment options are plentiful), and we've had good luck finding charming inns within walking distance of downtown. We tried to reserve a room at the Desert House, but they said their pool would be unavailable during the days of our visit. In 105 degrees, a pool is mandatory. So we asked for recommendations. They enthusiastically directed us to the Calla Lily Inn--just a half block from Palm Canyon Drive (the main artery of the downtown area). We looked at the Calla Lily's website and were impressed, even though we were aware of how much better hotels usually look on the web than in person. We made our reservations and headed south.
From the moment we saw the Calla Lily, we knew the website had not lied. It was obvious that the owners were meticulous and attentive people. Every detail of the exterior was immaculate--from the thoughtfully planted vegetation to the babbling fountains to the spotless windows--and the Calla Lily had the look of a place that was freshly scrubbed and perpetually organized. This was not a mistaken impression, as it turned out. The owners, Rod and Charlotte Callahan, are experienced travelers, who have faithfully implemented into their inn the amenities they most appreciated in their own travels. Those amenties, and the Callahan's unflagging attention to every detail, made us feel we were staying at a special place.
Our room was large and replete with touches of elegance and thoughtfulness at every turn. The kitchen area (yes, it had a small but well appointed kitchen) had everything we could have wanted. There was bottled water already in the refrigerator (with a Calla Lily label), coffee on the counter, and all the utensils, glassware, and appliances one could need. Everything was spotless and in perfect condition. The tiled floor was beautiful and the wicker furniture was perfect for the room. Two very large pool towels were neatly rolled on the bed, and a single calla lily lay artistically across the satin spread. The bathroom was noteworthy for its good condition and luxurious, way-above-average towels. The citrus-scented soap was excellent, and the assortment of shampoos, lotions, tissues and other beauty accoutrements was terrific. The large, flat-screen television had VHS and DVD players--and a good selection of channels. The table in the front nook of the room was arrayed with an assortment of magazines and guides for the Palm Springs area. Rod and Charlotte had compiled their own collection of menus from many of the local eateries, so it was convenient to order by telephone and eat in the nook or by the pool (we did this one night). Our room had a back door that led onto a patio with a table and two chairs--a private area not shared with any other room. Of course, this area was as scrubbed and manicured as the rest of the inn. You get the feeling that these are owners who sleep fitfully if their inn is not in perfect shape.
The pool area was an inviting playground of plentiful lounges, chairs, and floating devices, and the hot tub was nestled in a garden and covered by a canopy. There was even a perpetually-filled ice machine nearby. The Calla Lily is a place that tries hard--very hard--to rise above ordinary. Every night, as we sipped complementary cognac and nibbled on chocolates, we would raise our glasses toward Rod and Charlotte's quarters. I wanted these nice people to know how much we appreciated their considerable efforts to create something special. It's really just a matter of time before the word gets out about the Calla Lily. I just hope they have a room for us next time we head down to Palm Springs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2005

My husband and I just returned to Virginia last night from a trip to Palm Springs. We do travel quite a bit just to let you know we have stayed in a lot of places all over the country. While there we stayed at the Calla Lily Inn for 4 nights. I cannot begin to say enough about the wonderful hospitality shown by Rod and Charlotte, the proprietors. We were welcomed with smiles and an attitude of wanting to do everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. Needless to say it was wonderful. Everything was perfect. Immaculate room, peaceful setting, friendly atmosphere, a place we will definitely return to. We highly recommend the Calla Lily Inn and hats off to Rod and Charlotte! Looking forward to our next visit.

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Address: 350 S. Belardo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Calla Lily Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This vintage inn is located at the heart of the Palm Springs Village. The Calla Lily is a secluded inn with a tropical elegant ambiance. An oasis in the desert with lush emerald foliage, a sapphire pool, a soothing spa and dramatic mountain views. This well-appointed boutique hotel is tranquil, with a very relaxing atmosphere. It is simply exquisite. ... more   less 
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