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Colony Palms Hotel
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   572 North Indian Cyn., Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Formerly the Palms at Palms Springs)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 69 hotels in Palm Springs
Seattle, Washington, United States
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“Luxurious stay at Palm Springs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

If you are willing to splurge, the Casita is well worth it. I wish the weather was a bit warmer but overall our stay was relaxing, pleasant and rejuvenating. The hotel premises are beautiful, well maintained and serene. We had brunch at the Purple Palm restaurant and thought it was very filling. We decided to venture out for other meals during our stay and found lots of amazing options within walking distance.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We loved the Colony Palms. Two story building, 49 rooms and 7 casitas, laid out in an L-shape surrounding the pool. The bar and restaurant face the pool. Although right on Indian Canyon Road, once inside the hotel, it is quiet ( except for the music blasting out of the speakers around the pool ) and calm.

The staff are exceptional, friendly, genuine and welcoming without being obsequious. they all seemed to have a certain pride in the hotel and were knowledgeable and helpful.

The restaurand is excellent, we had two fine dinners there. Broad menu, some real imagination, good preparation and informed server.

Coffee is available poolside from 0600, a definite convenience. Room was comfortable, with interesting decoration. Couple of minor issues, could not open bathroom window as the handle was missing and the shower. When I saw the Speakman shower head I was encouraged, but, alas the shower can only deliver a pathetic little dribble of water. It would be a stretch to call it a shower. Towels were a little thin for the price and positioning, and a tad threadbare.

Those gripes notwithstanding, we found the general ambiance welcoming. It would be even better if not for the loud music pounding out of the speakers on every side of the pool. ( you can't get away from it ). Mercifully, it is, at least, turned off early in the morning.

Bottom line, we really liked it, and would go back.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stayed Sunday-Friday in a ground level room facing the pool. We had no problem sleeping, it was quiet. Self parking very close by if you don't prefer valet. Pool is large and heated comfortably. Located in north end of PS, several restaurants within a 5 minute walk; walking to south end of PS with more restaurants, M Monroe statue etc takes 15-20 minutes (a pleasant evening walk). Room is not large but bed is very comfortable. Room has full cocktail service supplies: shaker, multiple glasses, corkscrew, etc. Room does not have a coffee maker, hotel coffee service begins 6 am. There is a good coffee shop across the street that opens at 5:30 am (Koffi) Hooded robes in rooms, pool towels are pretty large. Rooms have the usual soap, shampoo, etc and also toothpaste.Resort fee and utlity fee about $25/night. Drinks and dinner by the pool were very tasty and pleasant. We look forward to our next visit.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I love the colony palms. Our room was nice and clean and I loved the ambience music in the room and in the common areas of the hotel. It truly was relaxing. This hotel is small and quiet, great for relaxing. The restaurant by the pool is alright, nothing special, just convenient. It's a little hard to get a chair at the pool on weekends unless you wake up early enough to save one. The rooms are stocked with beverages which is a big plus.

This property is beautiful at night and has a romantic vibe to it. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway, my favorite place to stay in Palm Springs!

Also restaurants in the area close very early so make sure you do not wait until after 9 to go to dinner.

  • Stayed June 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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Buenos Aires
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed our recent four night stay at the Colony Palms. It is quite pricey, however, compared to similar Palm Springs properties particularly when one includes the $24 per day "resort fee" covering parking, wifi and coffee. My biggest problem with the hotel is that the internet connectivity was absolutely terrible. It was very hard to get any of my Apple devices to connect to begin with. It took me over an hour of trial and error. The staff was not knowledgeable and not very interested in helping because they told me that other people were successfully connected. If you need to do anything other than email, you will likely be very frustrated. Web browsing was extremely slow and you can forget using music streaming services like Pandora or Spotify. I was not able to do most of the work i needed to do during my stay. Ive had faster wifi connections in the mountains of Guatemala and Argentina at much less expensive hotels. I would not stay here again for this reason alone unless they decide to pay for a higher bandwidth connection.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed at the Colony Palms for two nights in a single room. The rooms are surprisingly stocked with a full bar and the proper extras just in case your party turns romantic. While the room was not large it has a comfy bed and large shower. Breakfast and dinner were enjoyed while over looking the pool. If you want to just relax and soak in the sun, the pool has plenty of lounge chairs and a number of cabanas to kick your feet up and read a book. When I visit again, I would probably not return to the spa, but everything else was nice.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed in a Deluxe guest room. It was a package purchased through Groupon. I've never bought a Groupon before and was concerned we'd be treated differently etc...NOPE! Top notch service from the moment we arrived. The hotel is located on a main road but once you enter, you'd never know! It's a private peace of relaxation! LOVED IT!! The room was spacious, very clean. The TV, pretty small, but that's okay. Ours came with a claw foot tub...yeah! Complimentary coffee by the pool in the morning. (I'd eat breakfast at Cheeky's across the street for sure) Poolside service all day and night. Very attentive staff. Chilled water poolside and plenty of towels. (pool/spa open 24hrs) I'd eat lunch at the resort for sure. Dinner was okay. Not as good as Copely's accross the street, but the same price, so... However, if you never want to leave the resort you can accomplish that without any problem and enjoy good food. LOCATION is amazing. We walked to everything!! Never needed our car. I don't recommend this place for families with small children, if you want the old retro mid century modern experience typical of Palm Springs, or if internet is mandatory for work. (Internet was not working the 3 days we were there, alerted the staff, they knew and said it was in the works to be fixed...never was before we left) BOTTOM LINE: HIGHLY RECOMMEND

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 572 North Indian Cyn., Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Formerly the Palms at Palms Springs)
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Palm Springs
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Springs
#6 Spa Hotel in Palm Springs
#15 Business Hotel in Palm Springs
#16 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Colony Palms Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sophisticated Luxury Experience in the heart of Palm SpringsDowntown Palm SpringsSituated in Downtown Palm Springs and the Uptown Design District, this romantic hotel is close the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs Convention Center and the downtown shopping and restaraunt area.Restaurant and SpaThe hotel's restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Voted by Condé Nast Traveler as on the top new restaurants in the world, this popular restaurant features upscale Mediterranean cuisine.Luxury In-Room amenitiesHD LCD televisions include premium cable/satellite channels. Guestrooms also feature beds with pillowtop mattresses, premium down bedding, signature C.O. Bigelow amenities, full minibar with top shelf liquor. ... more   less 
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Colony Palms Resort
Colony Palms Palm Springs

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