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The Willows
412 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262   |  
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Complimentary Wine, WiFi
Ranked #11 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Monterey, California, Usa
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Gorgeous, Elegant, Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I just spent 3 nights at The Willows in Palm Springs and it was the best hotel stay of the year. This stunningly beautiful, exquisitely maintained estate home is a bit of Palm Springs from the heyday. I adore historic inns but too often the renovation, furnishings, and maintenance don't meet expectations. The Willows gets an A+ on all, including lovely, relaxed service and delicious 3-course breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres and good wine--no, really, good wine--choice of 4 when I was visiting. I spent early mornings and sunset sitting out on the wrap around terrace looking out to the San Jacinto mountains. Do not deny yourself this marvelous experience in Palm Springs--easy couple of block walk to main downtown area with restaurants and shopping. I cannot wait to return!

Room Tip: I was upgraded to the Einstein suite which was large and had a private patio with lounge chairs and...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Orlando, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

good rooms and very friendly staff Brakfast was awesome I enjoyed a wine reception and very attentivie service around the pool I will be back It was a great ecperince only made better by being with excellent company

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Just had a wonderful two-day break at The Willows in Palm Springs. Elegant spacious rooms, attentive service, excellent breakfasts, great wines and hors d'oeuvres in the evening and a lovely pool. Even though it was hot outside, it was very comfortable inside. And the staff were so attentive to our every need! We'll certainly come back again.

Room Tip: We loved the Marion Davies room - convenient, no stairs needed, quiet, very bright, great bathroom.
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We were here last year for our anniversary and we are back again. This time ,we were in the Marian Davies room-much brighter than last year's Library room . The decor was lovely ,the bathroom was large and there was plenty of hot water. The beauty of this place must include the warm welcome we were given and the care shown to us by the staff. Breakfast was delicious-what could be wrong with eating a 3 course meal on linen tablecloths steps away from a waterfall surrounded by lush plants? In the evening, a variety of hors d'oeuvres were served along with some very decent wines.If you want a flashy place, don't come here. For laid back atmosphere and utter relaxation, you can't go wrong by staying at this gem.

Room Tip: Look at the web site. It is quite accurate.And-then choose. We loved the Marian Davies room.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Our 3 days stay at The Willlows was an extraordinary, most enjoyable introduction to Palm Springs. The wonderful, picturesque small inn, a most gracious staff, the delicious breakfast at the waterfall, the relaxing wine reception in late afternoon and a midnight swim in the pool will always remind us to come back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The property and the hotel ( more of a home) were beautiful. The staff Steve, Gordon and the women could not have been more helpful. I loved our room, we took A bath which was lovely and the shower was great too. Another plus were the towels, you will want to buy them. The history of the property was very interesting. We had guests join us for wine on the terrace and they want to stay there next time.

Room Tip: I got to see several and they were all great
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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East Bumport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Excellent service and elegant accommodations. Very charming, definitely the place to stay in Palm Springs, particularly convenient for events at the Donnelly House or any other downtown Palm Springs event

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: 412 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A vacation at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn feels like a visit to a friend's country estate; or rather, an acquaintance who has welcomed some very famous friends into their home over the years. Nestled among stunning mountain vistas, The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn has been a Hollywood favorite for nearly a century. Today, this Mediterranean villa has been meticulously restored to its original elegance of the 1930s. Mahogany-beamed ceilings and natural stone fireplaces are accented by modern amenities such as complimentary high-speed wireless,in-room DVD players and iPod docking stations. A three-course gourmet breakfast next to the waterfall and nightly wine and hors d'oevres are included in the rate, making for an exceptional value. Tour the extensive gardens or relax by the pool. From the luxurious comforters and Egyptian cotton towels, no detail has been overlooked in this secluded desert oasis. ... more   less 
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