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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 70 Hotels in Palm Springs
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“Feels like home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Old Ranch Inn has a very intimate feel to it, I loved that you walk right into your room, and its literally a couple steps to the pool, feels like your own condo. Room are spacious, and nicely decorated with small kitchenettes.

The pool area is very nice and quite, there isn't a ton of space so sometimes getting a spot in the sun required moving some chairs around, but we luckily were were always able to soak it in.

Ed and Larry were nice hosts, Ed was super nice upon arrival showed me the room made sure I was comfortable. A few blocks from the main strip, which was so lovely for dinning, shopping and coffee shops.

Room Tip: Choose one by the pool
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Favorite of ours!! We have been coming to the Old Ranch Inn for years and it never gets old to us!! In fact...the Old Ranch Inn is the main reason we keep coming back to Palm Springs!
We feel as if Ed and Larry are our friends and we are always greeted warmly!! I can never say enough nice things about them! They care about our stay at the Inn. The rooms are spotless...as is the garden and pool area! Not to mention all the help that they offer in restaurant advise and in helping us to plan our outings for the day!
Also, really liked Brenda, who kept our room so nice and clean!
Wonderful! Super enjoyable!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Atascadero, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Visited the Old Ranch Inn again last weekend and it was like catching up with old friends. Ed and Larry are a pleasure to talk to and the hotel is beautiful and very, very comfortable and quiet. We love the location of this hotel - walking distance to downtown, but far enough away to be quiet so you can hear all the songbirds nearby at this time of year.
During our stay, Larry recommended a restaurant for dinner, which turned out to be as delicious and nice as the rest of the places they have recommended. When we asked about bicycling in the area, they had maps available for routes we might try next year.
We booked next year's stay at the hotel before we left! Tip: if you prefer down pillows, you may want to bring your own.

Room Tip: The room we choose is a king suite at the front of the hotel, facing the street. It is quite large...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I can't say enough about this great little spot. I love Palm Springs because of Old Ranch Inn. It's in a great location in a quiet, walkable neighborhood just three blocks to the heart of town with lots of great places to eat. Our room was comfy, inviting, well-equipped, and tastefully decorated. Housekeeping was stellar. And, there's a sweet pool area with plenty of seating areas. Ed and Larry have thought of everything and are generous and welcoming hosts. They'll even pick you up at the airport! Kudos on creating a charming hideaway. We are already planning our return.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Ed and Larry are deserving of their Trip advisor award displayed in their office, very accommodating hosts. Enjoyed our stay at the Old Ranch Inn, very comfortable and clean thanks to Eveylyn the house keeper who always had a friendly smile for everyone each day. She will very willingly do small amounts of laundry for the guests whenever asked which we thought outstanding. We were givin lots of tips, directions to places to visit , the best of restaurants pointed out and discount card for the local grocery store. Each morning there was fresh coffee and fruit out by the pool for the guest to use, but also a coffee maker and supplies in the kitchenette refilled each day. In the office there are books to borrow and many movies to chose from. The pool is kept about 85 which was very clean and not heavy with chlorine , fresh pool towels every day placed in your room and always extras for the asking if needed. The pool furniture is clean and in good condition and never a shortage. Overall we would recommend the Old Ranch Inn for a short or long stay, a very quiet area of town only a few blocks from downtown.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mill Valley, California
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195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Kinda feel like the princess and the pea here...after all the rave reviews...as a Tripadvisor follower, carefully researched Palm Springs choices. The Old Ranch Inn gets pluses for location certainly! And, it is super clean, attractive, small, run by two very helpful guys. Lovely pool too. Just know that the bed is really, really, really hard. My husband and I both had great difficulty getting much sleep...not fun for four nights:(. That was the spoiler for us, unfortunately...

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winnipeg
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18 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

It has been a year since we were here for two weeks and I was looking forward to coming back as everything was pretty much perfect last year. Life got even better this year. We were welcomed as if we genuinely mattered, and I believe we do. It was a good feeling. As well, we are in the same suite, but they got a new closet, a new bathroom vanity, and everything is even better. I had ordered some parcels before leaving Canada and had them delivered to the office and they were waiting on arrival.
This place is small enough that there is no competition of any kind for space, location, or comfort. The bed in suite one is firm....perfect. there is a huge, amazingly comfortable couch, two arm chairs, a fireplace, and a good sized kitchenette. you get your own little private patio which is really special. We are only three blocks from the main strip and enjoy both the quiet and convenience of being able to walk to envy thing.
Ed and Larry are the most friendly, efficient, and helpful business owners we have encountered. If you want to know anything about Palm Springs or the area, they will be able to help you. After bad treatment in Las Vegas, this is truly heaven.

Room Tip: Go for room 1 or 2.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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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
#17 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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