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1620 S Indian Trl, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8842
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 06/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#31 of 78 hotels in Palm Springs
Location
4.7
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4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.8
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Set at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, Villa Royale is a 3.5-acre free-spirited, adults-only hideaway amidst the desert palms of the Coachella Valley. A secluded stomping ground reimagined where Spanish influence and architectural nuances of the Post-War period stand side-by-side with modern design appeal for which Palm Springs is known today. Within the Mission Revival Style villas and geometric tiled courtyards, Villa Royale channels the eccentric history of the destination and mesmerism of the landscape that has long lured wild, free-thinking and creative spirits to the Southern California desert. Studded with flowering desert flora and imbued with mid century decor and vintage furnishings, Villa Royale beckons travelers to the desert for raw beauty and escape. The hotel is comprised of two spaces; the main complex houses 31 of Villa Royale’s 38 villa rooms. Across South Indian Trail Road sits Villa Rosa with seven California ranch style villas that mirror the design cues and playful vibe of Villa Royale, offering travelers an even more intimate, secluded oasis.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Hiking
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Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
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Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Outdoor fireplace
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24-hour front desk
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Seating area
Minibar
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Aramie K wrote a review Jul 2022
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Love Villa Royale so much! Its such an easy place to forget the outside world exist. Nothing better then than a mountain view while relaxing in a cabana under misters. Mix that with several gorgeous pools and it really feels like a little bit of paradise. The staff is always excellent and accommodating
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for staying with us and thanks for the great review. We look forward to your return to paradise. We hope to see you again soon.
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Jonathan wrote a review Jul 2022
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Wow! My partner and I hadn’t had a trip away from our kids in 8 years and the Villa Royale somehow lived up to every hope we had for the trip. Beautiful rooms, delicious food at the romantic restaurant, peaceful pools, kind staff. We asked for one of their larger one bedroom rooms for accessibility reasons and they upgraded us to the two room suite with no extra charge which made us feel really cared for. The hotel restaurant has exception tapas style foods and is dark but beautifully lit inside. They have continental breakfast with light fare and great coffee in the mornings. We’ll definitely be back for our next trip!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thanks for staying with us & for this great review. We hope to see you again soon!
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Umea wrote a review Jul 2022
United States10 contributions22 helpful votes
Air conditioning unit was loud which means I did not get any sleep. Staffs and managers have no idea about treating paying guests in correct manner. It has very high price but low in service delivery.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Nasrin S wrote a review Jun 2022
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Zero efficiency lack of professionalism inept management - the general manager Phillip seems to struggle for being able to work together - whereas we had been patiently waiting for days to receive replies to our inquiries there were unexplainable delays. Lisa the sales manager is inexperienced and lax. Case of saying one thing and doing another even though were given several chances to correct course. Quite disappointed with this establishment. not only are not up to par not even at an acceptable average level of decency - they fail badly. Don’t waste your time or money at this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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funnywriter wrote a review Jun 2022
New York208 contributions50 helpful votes
From the instant you step foot on the grounds, the Villa Royale welcomes you into a relaxing oasis of palm trees and chill music and relaxing mist. With the rooms of this boutique resort positioned around a pair of swimming pools, the Villa Royale invites you to relax in the glorious dry desert heat and cool off in perfectly temperate water. The vibe on the grounds is a blend of hip, friendly and relaxing. Images of classic cinematic celebrities adorn the tiled walls of the resort, but the feeling of the place is anything but Hollywood. Instead, it's a haven of relaxation. The rooms are clean and spacious but the main allure of this charming establishment are its inviting pool areas, glorious spaces for allowing your stress to evaporate in the crisp desert air.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Phillip Conner, General Manager at Villa Royale
Responded Jun 27, 2022
We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Catherine S wrote a review Jun 2022
California City, California1 contribution
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Villa Royale was a perfect escape for the week and well-represented the Palm Springs experience. The decor and design is marvelously retro but not outdated. As an older property there are areas that could use a bit of upkeep but doesn't detract overall as flora and nature abound. To me it was reminiscent of an Italian countryside villa. The staff is wonderful and accommodate every request with a smile. The food from the restaurant is very good with nicely proportioned tapas. Intriguing wine list. The pools are refreshing and the main pool gets the most active. The other pools are quieter and more private. I really loved everything about Villa Royale with one exception. My room was not clean. At all. The floors and shower looked to have been ignored for some time. I did provide this comment to the reception upon check out.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Plenty of parking, very convenient location. It is in a residential neighborhood so it is quiet....
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Response from Phillip Conner, General Manager at Villa Royale
Responded Jun 27, 2022
Thank you for staying with us and for the great review. I apologize the shower was not cleaned well.
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Stephanie S wrote a review May 2022
Los Angeles, California47 contributions71 helpful votes
In my opinion, the hotel looks much better in person than in the pictures. Initially I thought that all of the celebrity murals were kitschy, but they do not detract from the well thought out hotel environment. It is evident that the designer put a lot of thought into what makes a hotel inviting. There is ample space, but it still feels private. Conversation nooks are spread throughout the grounds and the landscaping and decor enhances the rustic style of the spanish bungalows. The result? It is relaxing and makes you want to linger longer...I mean I could've easily stayed a week. There are plenty of bikes always available to tour Palm Springs, and since this hotel is so ideally located, I wish I had the time to explore the architectural neighborhoods that are in abundance here! If you don't want to eat at their restaurant (but you should), there are so many options within walking distance. Their restaurant is dark, which can be initially jarring coming from that desert sunshine, but wait...sink into the vibe and enjoy your Spanish Basque dinner with a very good wine selection. The only very minor complaint that I did have was some of the vegetable dishes were a tad over sauced for my taste. The pools are heated. I swam at 7 am and never had to slowly acclimate to the water. There are always towels, the pool chairs are clean and there are attendants that come regularly to clean up after guests after they have left. The result? It is as though you are swimming in your pool at home, but have the advantage of a pool bar and lunch served! Don't you love it when French fries are perfect? They serve the perfect balance of healthy options and delicious burger or sandwiches. The pool glasses are not generic but change according to the drink served? No single use plastic...they have water decanters in the room and filtered water with glasses at the pool. Another perk. they serve a fabulous continental breakfast near the main pool. Fresh juice, good coffee, yogurt parfait and scrumptious (and still warm!) pastries. Again, so many seating options here. Sink into a couch or sit at the long table near the fireplace and get some work done on your computer. You feel like having coffee in your room? They have that covered as well. They even ground fresh coffee for you each day. The staff? All professional, friendly and genuine. Okay so so many positive right? And I am definitely returning because we are restoring a house there...but, the plumbing. It may have just been our room (and I hope it was), but there was a strong smell of sulfur in the small bathroom. It left a continuous stench in the room that lacked ventilation. While my husband showered, I had nowhere to get ready. Next to the bathroom there is a the cabinet by the closet. A mirror above it would've been a welcome addition. The bath products do smell good (not like cheap perfume, but rather organic products like Aesop). Yet that never quite masked that sulfur odor. Other than that, the room decor is a mix of mid century modern eclectic. The designer really did a good job with furnishings and linens. The overall impression that I have of the hotel is that the General Manager must really understand the hospitality business. Next time I am there, I plan to have a drink on their rooftop patio. The view of the mountain is outstanding!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed in Room 39 but I think that I would ask for another room next time.
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Response from Phillip Conner, General Manager at Villa Royale
Responded May 16, 2022
Thank you for staying with us, Stephanie, and thank you for the kind words about our property and staff. We hope to host you again soon.
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chris s wrote a review May 2022
Los Angeles, California93 contributions61 helpful votes
Everything about this hotel is done with great attention to detail. Not a new property, they worked with what they had and elevated it, making this property very satisfying to visit, think Chateau Marmont in the desert. The staff is abundant and very attentive, food at the pool bar is very good, as is their continental breakfast. The grounds have amazing native landscaping, the rooms are comfortable and very well decorated. Overall, you just want to lounge here and stay longer, which is exactly what this hotel should be striving for. As an old hotel, it is not without it's faults - doors and windows don't seal too well, a bit of a sulfur smell through the plumbing, but it doesn't take away from the overall experience. I would prefer to see their giant outdoor lawn replaced with something drought tolerant, and the drinking water by the pools could be iced, but these things are very minor (except the lawn...)
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: The rooms by the main pool are much louder.
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Response from Phillip Conner, General Manager at Villa Royale
Responded May 16, 2022
Thank you for staying with us Chris, and thank you for the the great review. We look forward to your return visit.
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Juan B wrote a review May 2022
Blue Jay, California3 contributions
I booked this hotel to celebrate my partners birthday and it absolutely exceeded my already high expectations! I requested early check in and was given complimentary early check in 2 hours early. Stayed in room 13 and it was everything I could ask for: spacious, hug bed, beautiful honor bar and a gorgeous view of the pool. The staff was very very kind and accommodating. I don’t think I’ve ever liked a hotel quite like this one, I will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 16, 2022
Thanks so much for the great review, Juan, and thank you for staying with us. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to your next visit.
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Max G wrote a review Apr 2022
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My wife and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience at Villa Royale. While check in isn’t until later in the afternoon, we were able to hang by the pool and enjoy lunch before our room was ready. Villa Royale’s team was incredibly accommodating and helpful throughout our stay. Don’t forget to check out Del Rey, Villa Royale’s bar and restaurant during your time in Palm Springs whether or not you’re staying on the property. It was incredible. We will be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Apr 22, 2022
Thanks for the great review and thank you for staying with us. We look forward to your return.
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PRICE RANGE
$249 - $441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Royale
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Royale?
Nearby attractions include Social Cycle (0.7 miles), Moorten Botanical Garden (0.4 miles), and Antique Galleries of Palm Springs (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Royale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Royale?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Royale?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Royale?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Royale?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miro's Restaurant, Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, and Palm Springs Koffi South.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Royale?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Royale?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Royale?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Indian Canyons (2.4 miles), Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway (2.8 miles), and Village Green Heritage Center (1.3 miles).