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67710 San Antonio St, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-6811
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Hotel Lautner is the chance of a lifetime to actually get to live the "Lautner Lifestyle" in your very own private John Lautner flat! John Lautner was one of America's most legendary architects and this property is an example of one of his earliest works and his only hotel. The private 4-unit compound boasts amazing cactus and succulent gardens throughout, a fire pit lounge complete with infrared BBQ and vintage modern outdoor dining area with umbrella, retro butterfly chairs scattered throughout the grounds for gazing at the incredible architecture and a heavenly outdoor saline plunge pool with lounge area to soak up the sun complete with outdoor shower.The four units are like renting your own mid-century modern studio apartment and are the perfect escape for a night or two or three. Each unit sleeps two adults on a queen size bed, priceless vintage modern decor, stainless steel kitchenettes complete with bar sinks, induction cook tops, microwaves, Kuerig coffee systems and all of cooking and dining ware one could need, well appointed bathrooms with rain showers, upscale plumbing fixtures and towel warmers, Frette linens, towels and robes, L'Occitane amenities, TV/DVD players, MP3 Radios/Disc Players, private terraces with loungers (so private you can sunbathe naked) and three sided glass walls surrounded by beautiful cactus gardens with rock lights will envelope you.The hotel is a hybrid between upscale vacation rental property and micro-boutique hotel. A staff member is there to greet you at the locked compound with keys, a brief tour to familiarize guests with the accommodations and then you are on your own to enjoy your getaway. There is a 24/7 concierge if you should need anything during your stay just a phone call away.The hotel is only a 15 minute drive from the heart of Palm Springs or just 30 minutes away from spectacular Joshua Tree National Park. Guests can also visit neighboring mineral springs resorts and the hotel is more than happy to set up reservations for you. Guests can also schedule in room massages thru the hotel staff. Quite honestly, most guests just visit the neighborhood Vons to stock up and enjoy being on the grounds as long as they can and seldom leave the architectural sanctuary that is "Hotel Lautner".
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crystaltwo wrote a review Mar 2021
Kirkland, Washington14 contributions6 helpful votes
Beautiful architecture to experience. However we were disappointed to find a sheet listing all the things that weren't working but were on the agenda to get fixed. Windows beautiful to let in the stars and light but smeared in cleaning. Instructions to buy your own ice but no freezer to keep it in. Makes the price seem a bit over the top since not supposed to be second rate. But worth the stay for the architecture.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: only 4 units all with same floor plan but decorated differently. I made mistake on service....
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ghartmann wrote a review Sep 2019
Geneva, Switzerland12 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed at the Lautner few years ago... What an incredible experience! As an architect and hotelier, we really enjoyed this place! You succeeded in preserving the original atmosphere which was great...
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Weeuns wrote a review Nov 2018
Los Angeles, California82 contributions43 helpful votes
I really wanted to give this place a 5 star review, but my stay just wasn't 100% sorry to say. Amenities are very slim- no pool, spa, food, drink, etc. They do offer massage treatments online and I booked one when I booked my reservation along with the pet package (which is just $50 deposit for your pet to stay). They don't offer the service anymore, so my money was refunded. I asked if I could bring my own massage therapist- they said no for insurance purposes, I would have had to go elsewhere if i wanted a massage. I called to see if I could check in a bit earlier because I got into town earlier, the woman on the phone said no was a bit defensive about it. So I went to kill time in PS. At 9 am in the morning the owner was on the grounds and asked me if I heard some outdoor faucet running. She asked if she could turn off some faucet, and inquired if I paid for my pets to be in the room as she came in. I am sorry, but that was a bit rude and unnecessary. I would think management is aware of who's bringing pets and who doesn't. There was also a large condensing puddle from the AC unit that collected on top of a credenza by the TV and I mentioned that to her. She explained that was a common issue and said she would notify management to let them know I didn't do it. If it's a known problem, why would guests be blamed for something that happens regularly? Anyways, attitude should not be an amenity at a luxury accommodation. Needless to say, it's a beautiful building, meticulously restored and nicely appointed. It's definitely a must see if you are into mid century architecture. But if you are looking for luxury accommodations, this may not be the right place for you.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Sa-i44 wrote a review Feb 2018
San Diego, California5680 contributions468 helpful votes
We did not stay at the hotel but rather attended a wedding here. What a gorgeous place to get married. Of course the architecture is incredible, but they are also set up to make ones wedding day perfect. The food was delicious. Plenty of room for everyone to sit down. The only downside is there were only two bathrooms.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled
Christina D wrote a review Feb 2018
Los Angeles, California15 contributions18 helpful votes
I stayed here a few years ago and couldn't have been more impressed. It was like going back in time. So vintage, yet so clean and new. Our room was an absolute dream. The attention to detail and history was flawless. It made me want to watch Mad Men! They don't really have a pool - They have something the size of a jacuzzi but not heated, since it's in the desert... and that was really ok. Plenty of places to lounge in sun or shade on the property, including our little private deck. I would absolutely stay here again, especially during a non-swimming season or Modernism Week. I couldn't take enough photos there. LOVE. IT.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: All rooms seemed equally perfect and private to me. I'd like to try all 4.
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CavguyMike wrote a review Jul 2017
Kansas City, Kansas28 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent a quiet and secluded weekend. Close to Palm Springs and hiking in the mountains. Its also a great place for a corporate retreat. The rooms are very retro...reminds us a high end 60s get away.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Lautner
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Lautner?
Nearby attractions include Cabot's Pueblo Museum (1.3 miles), California Hot Springs Resort (1.2 miles), and The Micro Buddery (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Lautner?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Hotel Lautner?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Lautner?
Conveniently located restaurants include Windmill Market and Produce, South of The Border, and Casa Blanca.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Lautner?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Lautner?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Lautner?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway (8.1 miles), Village Green Heritage Center (9.0 miles), and McCallum Adobe (9.0 miles).