We stayed at this hotel right after Christmas for rest and relaxation at the end of the year. The reservation was done months ago after looking through tripadvisor and saw that this is the no. 1 in Palm Springs. Also from looking at the pictures, the website, and what the hotel offers, I thought that it will be a perfect place for us.
Indeed, it was. I love to swim and the pool was heated to 90F. Very nice! Although the air was cold, I swam everyday and then enjoyed the hot tub after swims. It was marvelous!
The check in was pleasant. Patty welcomed us and was so nice and apologetic that our room was not ready yet. She offered us drinks when we arrived. We came earlier than the check-in time so it was not their fault. We were just too anxious to enjoy our time there.
This is the kind of hotel that you want to stay and enjoy. Everything was offered here was done with attention to details: complimentary snacks and drinks in the room, complimentary limo service, complimentary sunscreen lotions, complimentary bike use(I didn't use). They even provided a night light. Coffee, tea, fruit, and candy are available all day and night long. Pool towels are plenty in the pool area. Every night and morning the fire in the fire pit is lighted. Candles are provided in the evening in the patio tables. Very romantic! The ground is well maintained and very cozy. There were torch lights and hummingbird feeder. I enjoyed watching the hummingbirds. It is anyone's dream backyard.
We stayed 2 nights. I spent most of my time in this backyard and in the room reading a good book. Well, we did go out to eat for breakfast and linner (lunch and dinner around 3-4 pm). We also brought bread and our own snack for in the room (it has a small kitchenette). Did I mention that the place is immaculately clean? The room was very clean and the girls who cleaned our room did a thorough job.
We borrowed a DVD from the hotel. It has a selection of 300 DVDs for guest. We met Larry also and he was very nice and helpful. This is the kind of hotel that owners remember your name and call you on first name basis. It is not the business like treatment at Hiltons or Hyatts. It is definitely a home away from home type of hotel.
We will definitely be back. I had to think twice before writing this review thinking that I should kept the secret to myself but then I saw 950 reviews of this hotel here so the secret is out anyway. Making reservation can be a challenge due to its popularity so make it months ahead before you go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amazing renovation of a beautiful vintage property, that takes you back to the old Palm Springs feel. Panoramic view of the San Jacinto mountains, impressing clean and manicured gardens. Sparkling pool and hot tub and poolside guest barbecue. Personal attention to every guest, Customer Service is #1. Come feel the vibe. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Desert Riviera Palm Springs
- Hotel Desert Riviera