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“Best for the Price” 3 of 5 stars
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Desert Lodge
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1177 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264   |  
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Ranked #69 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Beaumont, California
1 review
“Best for the Price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

This is an older PS Lodge, a little rough around the edges but we've had clean rooms and friendly service. Great location and comfortable pool and spa, with no hours! We've had weekend getaways in PS with more expensive rooms and just as rough. Don't expect fancy, lavish accomodations in this price range...it won't happen in Palm Springs. We have been back four/five visits and every visit has been worth the money. We usually book on priceline.com .

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Union City, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2010

Bad experience, I was bit by ticks in the room. Room is not clean. Poor customer service, bad attitude towards customer. When I complained during check out the owner told me nobody complained about the hotel, she probably never checked the reviews online.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Laguna Hills, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

Judging from the cheap price and the exterior, I wasn't expecting much, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! The pool was big, there were plenty of chairs, the rooms weren't fancy, but they were clean and had everything we needed (beds were actually comfortable!), there were plenty of stations on the T.V., it was quiet, the location was perfect - not too close and not too far from Downtown, and the staff was super accommodating! They treated us like we were paying $500/nt. It is family owned and operated and they made us feel like part of the family. I am definitely staying at the Desert Lodge next time I'm in Palm Springs.....

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2010

My experience at the Desert Lodge was very good. Don't miss it as it is one among many on that street.

Its, not a 5 star Hotel, so dont expect that. It is however a great value. Its an older building but very well kept and very clean. The room is a good size and well equipped with a fridge, air conditioner, a desk, sufficient lighting and a small TV. The bed was very comfortable to sleep in and the sheets and cases were clean. The washroom is well equipped with towels and other necessities. For those concerned, I saw no insects and believe me I checked. The external facilities include a very clean outdoor pool, sauna, sitting and relaxing area and theres laundry facilities too. Most important, the service was very good, the prices reasonable but competitive and the management very friendly. I will happily stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

Staying at this place is like sleeping on the streets of Calcutta. Filth, waste, and broken glass everywhere. Horrible smells. The owner says he has a jacuzzi. What he doesn't say is that it's empty, and brown. The towels that could double as sandpaper. I asked for another pillow. The owner told me no. Yes, he's the motel nazi "no pillows for you!." The place is extremely decrepit. The owner is completely clueless. He's rude, crooked (he overcharged us), and mean. Worst. Motel. Ever.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2010

Do not stay here. I found multiple bed bugs crawling on the bed in the middle of the night. After inspecting possible hiding places in the room, it was absolutely infested with bed bugs. Bed bugs will crawl into your luggage, so if you stay in a place as infested as this motel there is a high risk they will take a trip with you and infest your home. They are expensive and difficult to exterminate. Not worth the risk at any cost.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

This is the place for you if you want a Hotel that has not invested a dime in many years, pool that is not usable, hot tub spa you would not let your dog swim in, maid service only when they can find one, worn carpet, friends can look through the door frame gaps, no food service etc.,etc.

Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Desert Lodge

Address: 1177 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Desert Lodge 1.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
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