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726 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5704
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#63 of 78 hotels in Palm Springs
A study in modernism and minimalist architecture, the Movie Colony Hotel is a celebration of vintage style and forward-thinking hospitality in Palm Springs. Set in Southern California's Sonoran Desert and overlooking the former Movie Colony, once home to Old Hollywood stars like Cary Grant, Jack Benny, and Dinah Shore, ours is a boutique hotel with historic glam, designed by Albert Frey in 1935. True boutique accommodations offer private terraces or patios with views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the Palm Springs skyline, while a stellar location steps from downtown and the Design District affords a unique urban experience. Stay, play, and explore everything Palm Springs, the Coachella Valley, and the stunning Sonoran Desert have to offer at the Movie Colony Hotel, your destination for authentic hospitality and vintage charm in Southern California.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Casino and Gambling
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Adults only
Baggage storage
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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ColleenQD wrote a review Jun 2021
Poway, California304 contributions53 helpful votes
My husband I stayed here for a kid-free getaway. A couple things to know, this is a kid-free hotel (adult only) which wasn’t a problem for us but we didn’t know it until we checked in. If we’d had the kids with us it would have been. Next, the lobby of the Movie Colony Hotel was closed for our stay (I don’t know why, I just know it was closed for the entire duration of our stay). Check in and all questions go through the hotel next door. It works, but it is awkward. The room we had was plenty big, it was a two story suite, and it was great for our use. The pool area isn’t staffed, and is cleaned/picked up only maybe once a day so abandoned pool towels tend to stay in place (on the ground, on chaises etc) for hours. The pool towels aren’t restocked very often either, so we found grabbing a couple in the morning was the best way to make sure we had them when we wanted them. Overall not a bad stay, but definitely lacking in some of the nicer touches, or even some of the basic ones I tend to expect in a hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
KGarySF wrote a review Sep 2020
San Francisco, California67 contributions28 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Just returned from a weekend getaway to palm Springs and took a chance on the Movie Colony Hotel. So glad I did! What a little gem in the desert -- the staff went above and beyond to accommodate...while the pool and lounge area weren't quite in full operation due to the combination of COVID19 and 120 degree temps, it was a perfect spot with that Palm Springs vibe. I will definitely be back, Close to the airport and town, to boot!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Gonzalo Rodriguez, General Manager at Movie Colony Hotel
Responded Sep 11, 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review! See you again on a future trip.
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Emily M wrote a review Apr 2021
Boston, Massachusetts31 contributions
CONS: v. dark downstairs - one window. No sink so you have to go upstairs .The water wasn't drinkable. No doorknob to the balcony can't keep the AC in your room. Needed BLACKOUT curtains; only wood shutters It was VERY bright all night long. The carpets seem v. dirty. Impossible to flush toilet. OK shower -- water has strong sulfur smell. Two older TVS's, no Smart TV options / ability to airplay anything. DESERTED in terms of staff, we never saw one person in five days. Continental breakfast is a muffin in a bag. PROS: quiet. There weren't a lot guests. Only one time when we shared the pool. Balcony was HUGE / overlooked the pool & lovely view. Good patio furniture (comfy lounge chairs & table with 4 chairs). Perfect location. So easy to walk to the downtown area. There are NO options for buying water near by -- if you want groceries or water you need a car or to have it delivered. B/c it was during COVID we did spend a lot of time there; great to have the upstairs since we had no desire to hang out in the dark downstairs area. The bed was comfy, had enough pillows. It was a real mixed bag! The pool / balcony were the stars. We're pretty easy going so we made the best of it but I don't think I will stay there again unless they do some serious updates. It was a bit sad. The outside is so gray. Add some paint to the doors or some plants in pots! It seemed so sterile &boring. Not a BOUTIQUE HOTEL but a FANCY MOTEL. There are zero amenities, it was a very bare situation.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Rachel wrote a review Apr 2021
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Based the the positive reviews, we took a chance and stayed at the Movie Colony Hotel. Big mistake! From the start, our first impression was disappointing. The hotel lobby was closed so we had to walk across the street to a different hotel to check in. Our room was extremely disappointing and dirty! We found a pair of glasses next to the bed and when we were packing up to check out a huge COCKROACH ran across our bed!! The window in the bathroom was broken, the toilet was loose, there was peeling paint next to the shower, and it just felt dirty. We paid extra for a nice outside patio, and the attached picture is what our “beautiful garden view” was. A bunch of dead leaves and plants. Literally stay anywhere but here.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kal R wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I went back to the Movie Colony after a few years. It had always been charming, but it is more decrepit now. The hotel was unfortunately dirty, tired, and the pool was filled with leaves. My room was barely cleaned; the lobby was under some kind of construction (never mentioned at booking) that meant trips across the street to a neighboring hotel. The hot tub was shut. The wifi was for all intents and purposes nonexistent. I'm not sure the issue here but I hope this once nice hotel can be restored.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Gonzalo Rodriguez, General Manager at Movie Colony Hotel
Responded Mar 31, 2021
Dear Guest, We deeply apologize for the inconvenience you encountered during your stay. We thank you for your feedback, as we hope to ensure this is a isolated issue moving forward. We wish you the very best in your future travels. Best Regards, Movie Colony Management
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Frequently Asked Questions about Movie Colony Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Movie Colony Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Palm Springs Open Air Market (0.3 miles), Palm Canyon Theatre (0.1 miles), and Village Center for The Arts (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Movie Colony Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Movie Colony Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
Is parking available at Movie Colony Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Movie Colony Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge, Palm Springs Koffi North, and Copleys On Palm Canyon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Movie Colony Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Movie Colony Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Movie Colony Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Movie Colony Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Indian Canyons (4.5 miles), Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway (0.9 miles), and Village Green Heritage Center (0.9 miles).
Is Movie Colony Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.