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The Chateau at Lake La Quinta

78120 Caleo Bay Dr, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253
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#4 of 5 hotels in La Quinta
The Chateau at Lake La Quinta now more than ever has everything you need to recharge and reconnect. Modeled on a French manor, The Chateau brings old world charm and service to the desert. No request is too big or detail too small. Want The Chateau all to yourself? The resort is available to buy out for corporate and special events, including weddings, reunions, golf outings and more.A chic boutique with a gorgeous lakeside view, picturesque surroundings and stunningly appointed guest rooms awaits you at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta. Energetic and vibrant with an intoxicating mix of attentive service and desert solitude, The Chateau invites indulgence and overwhelms your senses. Fresh from a $3.5 million renovation, which has transformed the property, adding thirteen additional new guest suites, a spectacular new lakeside restaurant, Melange, along with a beautiful new lobby bar, The Chateau offers its guests spectacular lake views from all 24 guest suites, outstanding food, sourced from California's finest family farms, and premium cocktails and wines. The Chateau is a remarkable, new, desert experience.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Baggage storage
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Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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mpn7330 wrote a review Nov 2021
Portland, Oregon1023 contributions135 helpful votes
Great place. Very nice people working here. Facilities are great as are the rooms. Only slightly disappointed that the really cool looking bar and restaurant were closed Sunday and Monday. Otherwise it was a great place. Really quiet, slightly hard to find, but a great choice in the Palm Springs área. Only dinged one star as the restaurant and bar were closed. On all other levels, it was great.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Asil wrote a review Nov 2021
United States19 contributions1 helpful vote
WOW 💜 WOW 🐾 WOW!!! I don’t even know where to begin as this boutique hotel is a wonderful hidden treasure from checking in to the very second we left. First impression is to drive up and you see a beautiful Château in the middle of LaQuinta, on a lake! Just gorgeous! Entering the lobby to check in I was greeted by the kindest man, Paul. He was so friendly and helpful upon checking in. As he handed me the keys to “ Bungalow 2” (you’d love this little hideaway) he popped a bottle of champagne, filled glasses and off I went to my room with my pups in tow. The private little path to B2 was special in itself and the room was just perfect with the balcony over the lake. The bed cozy, the powder room lovely and clean and the little patio just perfect for my pups to explore. The location and view of B2 is fabulous! The grounds are just lovely with a grassy park like setting and a lovely table we ate at right at the waters edge. The restaurant staff at Mélange is as wonderful as the food! Micheal, the manager…what a class act and quite the host. Made me feel like so comfortable and arranged to make the dates that I was so craving but not on the menu at the hour I was lunching…dates arrived to my surprise and were off the charts delicious. Not only that, I walked away after I ordered to take my dogs along the water only to return to a plate of bacon for my pups. It’s the little things..🐾💜🐾 The food is unbelievable! Every appetizer and meal was mouth watering delicious. DELICIOUS! The meals were served by two young men, Ethan and Mario. These two couldn’t have been more polite and helpful. I had my little dogs and both of these men were so kind making sure they had their water bowls and my champagne 😉 Service was just perfect. Can’t wait to go back to specially for dinner! The pool and jacuzzi area is so pretty and quaint. Cabanas with thick cushions and a jacuzzi that was warm and clean. This visit was so perfect and the location so beautiful. So much so we met with a realtor as we really want to move to this lake. Until then, I’ll be back sooner than later. If you’re looking for a quaint, quiet and romantic getaway with wonderful staff, you’d be hard pressed to find a nicer hidden gem. Thank you to all we met and made our stay so memorable.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Bungalow 2 is absolutely perfect with an over the water quaint balcony. The restaurant is...
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Lana P wrote a review Nov 2021
31 contributions8 helpful votes
I saved this hotel a few years back as a place I would like to stay. On a whim, we decided the same day to drive out. Super cute place and very friendly and happy staff. I love the little outdoor seating area over the lake. I like places that have little nooks and coves to enjoy. The pool is small, however very well appointed with very nice lounge chairs and umbrellas. We enjoyed the Deluxe Lake View with a balcony and found it charming. The cocktail menu was fun, I tried the blood orange martini and it was yummy! Super glad we finally made it.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: 206 was lovely. Upper balcony and view of the lake waterfall.
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MBA60302 wrote a review Jul 2021
Chicago, Illinois4648 contributions105 helpful votes
There is a lot to like about this boutique hotel but the management needs to step up its game. The location on Lake La Quinta is picturesque and the basic layout of the hotel is very appealing. We were staying in Room 108, which is on the first floor just a few doors down from the entrance way. The room and bathroom were a good size; it featured both a patio facing the lake and a fireplace -- neither of which we used as, with outdoor temperatures hovering around 110 we had no interest in sitting outside much less making a fire. Also, blessedly, the AC in our room functioned just fine. AC malfunction is evidently a real issue with this property. Aside from the other TA reviewers who mentioned it, the AC in the lobby and restaurant were not working during our 3 day visit. We'd not planned to eat in the restaurant, so we did not care but it's notable that AC problems appear to be a chronic issue. Other less satisfactory aspects of our visit included: (a) The lock on the French doors leading out to our patio was broken. Any one determined to intrude into the room could have forced the doors. (b) The weakest WiFi signal that I have encountered in years in any hotel on any of the 4 continents where I have visited. The signal regularly just cut out. Even when you had WiFi, it took forever -- and this was just for checking email or reading the news, not video streaming, which we did not try. (c) Even in this pandemic era of reduced housekeeping, the housekeeping at The Chateau was not acceptable. The room has bare wood plank flooring that must not have been swept or washed in weeks; I'd walk barefoot from the bathroom after a shower into the bedroom and my feet were instantly dirty. There was a large volume of accumulated dust on the blades of the overhead ceiling fan; again, more than would have accumulated in our 3-day visit. The handle on our toilet was loose to the point of almost falling off; surely if the maid had cleaned the bathroom between when the last guests had checked out & we arrived, this problem would have been identified and fixed before we checked in. Happily, once we did report the problem, it was rectified within a few hours. (d) More evidence of lax attention by housekeeping related to the Keurig machine in our room. It's nice that they included it but clearly housekeeping had not paid any attention to making sure that the necessary supplies were stocked. Of the 5 capsules in our room, there was 1 regular coffee (i.e., with caffiene), 2 decafs, and 2 for tea. There were no coffee cups and, although there was sweetener and containers of cream, there were no stirrers. (d) Similarly, there were no glasses or plastic cups stocked in the room. This is basic stuff for hospitality before a new guest checks in. We got a very good rate for this room -- not surprising since July is definitely off-season for a visit to La Quinta. But, regardless, these flaws are matters of basic housekeeping that should apply regardless of the rate. Despite these issues, I am giving the hotel a 3-star rating based on the size of the room & the setting.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sam Woodall wrote a review Jul 2021
Menifee, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked my stay here through Booking.com for two nights. There is not much signage pinpointing the location of the property. Check in went very well; it was late and with a little assistance from the on duty manager, the front desk person got it done. Our first room, 104, and the first of two rooms we would eventually stay in, was sized very well. Room had a king bed but, the mattress was worn; it had two dips on each side and a hump in the middle. The room had a patio that was lake shore and has a nice view of Lake La Quinta. There was a wall mounted television, a red colored chandelier that hung from ceiling above the TV, a small frig, a K-cup coffee machine with several K-cups provided, and a nice sized well equipped bathroom. The demise of our stay in this room would be the faulty A/C unit. Temperatures at the location were well above one hundred during the day and the eighties at night. I noticed that it seemed the A/C unit may not be operating at it's full potential after being in the room for a couple of hours. I made the front desk aware of this and was told the unit may be frozen over and she talked me through a reset procedure that, she said, would hopefully solve the problem. After about thirty minutes of waiting to see if the reset would work, there was no change in the A/C. The unit is mounted in the ceiling and controlled by a wall mounted thermostat. I finally realized that maybe a room change was needed. After telling the same desk person that the unit was not cooling, she suggested either a removal of the resort fee from my bill or a room change. I asked her if I changed rooms, had the A/C in the new room been running for some time or would she be turning it on if I changed rooms? I was concerned about waiting for the A/C to cool the room down which would take some time. I was told that yes the A/C had been on for some time. I went to the front lobby and requested to see if the room she was reassigning me to was actually any cooler than the room I was in. I was told I had to wait there while she went and checked my proposed room out. Once this was done, she said I could come to the room but I could only walk into the room as far as the bathroom door which was about six feet. I did this and I knew right away that the A/C in the room had not been running long or was not cooling properly because the room was not cool. I felt that she had been dishonest with me by telling me earlier that the A/C had been on for some time. I decided at this point to just remain in the room I was initially given and receive a refund of the resort fee. The next morning, after an uncomfortable night, I requested that a maintenance person check the A/C. This was done and the person sent agreed that the A/C was not cooling properly. He performed the same reset as the night before. I then left the room and did not return for a couple of hours. The A/C was still not working correctly. I requested a room change at this time from the manager. The manager, Carla, came to my room and informed me that she had changed my room to the room next door. I went to this room and the difference in the coolness there was like night and day! I had Carla agree with me that the old room was very stuffy and I thanked her for changing my room. At all times, she was very friendly, caring, and professional. The second room, 105, was twice the size of 104, had a very comfortable bed, and was very enjoyable. As a note, both of my rooms were supplied with two bottles of sparkling drinking water and bath robes.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Corner room, 105, is large and has nice views.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Chateau at Lake La Quinta
Which popular attractions are close to The Chateau at Lake La Quinta?
Nearby attractions include Marvyn's Magic Theater (0.5 miles), St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (0.3 miles), and Century Theatres Next Gen (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Chateau at Lake La Quinta?
Conveniently located restaurants include Louise's Pantry, Cork & Fork, and Fisherman's Market & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Chateau at Lake La Quinta?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Coachella Valley History Museum (4.2 miles).
Does The Chateau at Lake La Quinta have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is The Chateau at Lake La Quinta accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.