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“Location and Relaxation” 5 of 5 stars
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Old Ranch Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   220 South Patencio Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262   |  
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Ranked #9 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Comox
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Location and Relaxation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This was our first stay at the Old Ranch Inn. Location was perfect. A few blocks from the main strip in downtown Palm Springs close to restaurants, bars, shops, museum and entertainment in Historic Tennis Club area. We walked most evenings when we went out for dinner. The hotel is small, charming,beautifully decorated and maintained. The owners are friendly and helpful with suggestions about restaurants and other attractions in the area and knowledgeable about the history of the area. We enjoyed relaxing poolside and sitting by the fire on the patio in the evening with a glass of wine. We really enjoyed visiting with other guests poolside and at the patio. Most of the guests were repeat visitors to the Old Ranch Inn. It is not hard to understand why. We are recommending this gem of a place to our family and friends.

Room Tip: We enjoyed our poolside room #5. We noticed some of the repeat guests selected larger rooms tucked a...
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  • Stayed November 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Our first stay here. Selection based on the good reviews. It's as advertised. The two guys who run the place let you know well ahead of time that they close the office early every night. That wasn't a problem for us. There was a small kitchen in our room with plenty of plastic glasses for cocktails poolside. If you need plastic dinnerware, BYO. The pool is *literally* a step away from the door to your room. So a chatty group at a poolside table late in the evening will be audible in your room. The rooms are good sized. The "hotel" is small. Maybe 10 rooms total. Not necessarily a bad thing. You can borrow DVDs from the office to watch the old CRT TV but rememeber to get them before the office closes. It's only a short walk to a busy section of town with good restaurant choices.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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6 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Having spent two nights at the Old Ranch Inn, we can confirm that all the reviews on this site are absolutely right. In fact, there was only one thing wrong with our stay and that was it lasted only two nights and not longer! We stayed in room 3 which was beautifully furnished with great attention to detail so we were very comfortable and were particularly appreciative of the small kitchen and the very large bathroom. Room 3 is opposite the office but this did not present any problems for us. Our advice would be to go online and check out all the rooms on the website using the virtual tour which will make you feel you are already there. Larry and Ed are very genial hosts who really know Palm Springs and can give friendly advice and information on the town and its surrounds. There is such an easy-going atmosphere at the Old Ranch Inn that guests cannot help but relax immediately. Walking to the main streets of shops and restaurants takes only a few minutes which is an added bonus. Surprisingly, the hotel was very quiet despite its proximity to the centre of town. We can thoroughly recommend the Old Ranch Inn and can't wait to go back and stay longer next time.

Room Tip: Spend some time looking at the virtual tour of the hotel on the website if you can. You will be abl...
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  • Stayed October 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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Dublin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I stayed here once about 4yrs ago and always hoped to get back.
Sometimes returning to a place can be rose-tinted glasses syndrome where the place isn't actually as good as you remember...
but in this case it's more of a fine wine syndrome where it just gets better

All the positive things you've read are true so I won't repeat...

but the exceptional attention to detail provided by the owners is what keeps this place so good.

And the location is also second to none

love this place and hope to return.

Room Tip: there aren't really bad rooms from what I can make out so it's really down to choosing a siz...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Mission Viejo, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I've been going to Palm Springs for many years and have stayed in many different places. I have to say that the Old Ranch Inn is now on the top of my list. My daughter and I were away for a weekend together. We were very impressed with everything. Ed was so nice and accommodated our early check in with no problem. The room was perfect and so nicely decorated. (We especially loved the colors and decor in the bathroom! The shower was awesome.) I highly recommend it! :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This was our first stay at the Old Ranch Inn, but what a great experience.Its perfect for a couples "getaway ". The rooms are a step or two away from your private poolside patio.They are nicely furnished with a very comfortable bed. Our unit had a small kitchen that was great for preparing morning coffee & toast,and afternoon/evening snacks and cocktails. The entire staff was extremly helpfull in every regard... from driving directions to dining recommendations.I wouldn't recommend it for families with younger children, but if you are a couple looking for a quiet get-away,its great.... 5-stars all the way. There is a small sign in the hallway as you enter the hotel..... " Enter as strangers,leave as friends " That says it all. My wife and I can't wait to return !!

  • Stayed October 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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Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We enjoyed our stay here. The room was large and had great decor. The pool area was very nice. Owners were very pleasant and easy to deal with. We checked in later than planned, and we called them to let them know and our late arrival was no problem. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed September 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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Additional Information about Old Ranch Inn

Address: 220 South Patencio Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
#9 Business Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Ranch Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 'Old Ranch Inn' is an Historic Palm Springs Retreat located in the Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood in the Downtown Village, and is tucked away behind gates, amidst palm trees & flowering plants, shady patios and sparkling fountains. The 'Old Ranch Inn' is a quaint, intimate hotel with an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Its' poolside suites range in size from large charming, well-appointed full-room suites, to a one-bedroom luxury apartment; all with kitchenettes, spacious baths, private patio retreats & some with fireplace. ... more   less 
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