The Lodge on the Desert gives travelers so much for their money. We arrived earlier than expected and called from the road to request an early check-in. I explained my trunk would not lock, and I needed to at least hold our luggage and laptops at the hotel until our room was ready. The gentleman on the phone told me he would make certain our room was ready when we arrived, and it was.
Chaese at the front desk was attentive and welcoming. He offered suggestions about what to do in the area and suggested the best routes to travel. When we checked out two days later, he specifically asked about all members of our family, to ensure everyone had a nice stay. There were many people at the hotel when we were there, I was happily surprised he remembered our daughters so well. GREAT, VERY PERSONAL SERVICE!
Our room was clean, spacious and had wonderful coffee. It was lovingly decorated. The balcony was small, but we happily made use of it. The grounds were very nicely maintained, and felt very private, even though we were close to town. I was truly amazed at all we got for the very reasonable price we paid for our stay.
We had a $50.00 hotel credit which we used at the restaurant. The setting was lovely, and the food was very good. We had breakfast and dinner at the restaurant. Dinner was a bit pricey, but the outdoor fire pit and convenience of the location made it worth it. Breakfast was delicious and more reasonably priced for what was offered. The breakfast menu was very extensive, especially for a hotel. I enjoyed a wonderful watermelon, sea salt and coconut milk drink with breakfast. Had we stayed longer, I would have tried a different drink each morning. I usually just have coffee and water with breakfast, but the drinks looked too wonderful to pass up!
I spend at least six weeks a year in hotels, and the Lodge at the Desert is the best bargain, by far, I have found.