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Movie Colony Hotel

726 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5704
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#48 of 77 hotels in Palm Springs
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4.9
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Value
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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
Parking
Wifi
Paid internet
Pool
Hiking
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
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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rickgW812GB wrote a review Apr 1
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
loved this place!!! rooms are awesome, very cool vibes. Staff was very helpful, and walking distance to shops, restaurants, and more. 5 min drive to Agua Caliente Casino, Palm Springs art museum and tons of other stuff. Will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank you for your wonderful review. We hope to see you on your next visit.
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Kenneth F wrote a review Mar 2023
Huddersfield, United Kingdom204 contributions112 helpful votes
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We were lucky to have found ourselves lost and not on the main highway otherwise we would not have found this little gem so close to the main attractions in Palm Springs. Our party of 3 male adults greatly enjoyed our 3 night stay and our reluctant departure summed up what a superb relaxing stay we had. Everything was so convenient and laid back with comfortable sleeping arrangements and an excellent shower while the location of our room was ideal just a few short steps away from the delightful swimming pool and hot tub that were freely available 24 hours a day. Breakfast as far as I was concerned was ideal with everything necessary to get your day off to an ideal start whilst the Cheese and Wine Reception from 4pm was an added bonus and an ideal way to meet fellow guests several of whom were regulars, always a good sign. I have to mention the staff because every single one of them did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. If I could state one negative it would be the price, 374 dollars per night but there was a major tennis tournament taking place 20 miles away and it is so very convenient for the delights that Palm Springs has to offer. If I ever find myself lucky to be in the area again, unlikely at my age, I will, without hesitation, head back to the charming and delightful Movie Colony Hotel that we were so lucky to find.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Mar 15, 2023
Dear Kenneth, Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit to the area. Thank you, The team at Movie Colony Hotel
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HarlanL60763 wrote a review Mar 2024
New York City, New York45 contributions35 helpful votes
I think this hotel is absolutely superb. My partner and I stayed here recently for five days. It's a small, intimate place that does not accept children (yay!). The rooms are very comfortable, the hot water was excellent, as was the pressure. The room itself was cozy and quiet. Our room opened up on to the moderately sized pool deck where there are deck chairs and towels. The pool is decent sized and heated. We met some nice people on the pool deck over the course of our stay. There's a complimentary continental breakfast, and wine and cheese at 4PM. There is also a large urn of lemon ice water all day. There is no bar, so if you are looking for a crazy party scene, this is not it. The location is excellent. For the price, the location and the overall quality of the place, I think the Movie Colony is just terrific and would recommend it highly.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.
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Kristen G wrote a review Mar 2024
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The staff was incredible. Aleena was amazing!!! Thank YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INCREDIBLE VISIT!!! The front desk was amazing at their job! The room was clean and everything was tip top shape. Aleena was amazing because it was my daughter’s birthday and she brought us a bottle of champagne and white wine on the house.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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yrrabs wrote a review Feb 2024
St. Augustine, Florida47 contributions25 helpful votes
We stayed several nights and would definitely go back. Check-in was easy and pleasant, the room was spacious and clean. We were towards the back of the hotel (away from the road), and it was very quiet. They provide a very basic wine/cheese reception and continental breakfast. The pool/hot tub area is very nice. Comfortable chairs and the hot tub was fabulous in the evening!! Some nice outdoor seating area, too. Very walkable to some good restaurants/bars.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Feb 9, 2024
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jgourdy wrote a review Dec 2023
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We were very well welcomed and Nate was attentive to help and please all customers. It was nice to be in a boutique hotel so close to downtown Palm Springs, but off of the traffic of the main street. Room was clean and agreeable, pool and fire pit brought such an atmosphere of peace and comfort.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 29, 2023
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We look forward to you next visit!
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Road31914080618 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Fantastic two night stay! The gift that keeps on giving! I travel a lot for work and the ideal resort stay for me...is a hotel that has a clean hot tub and heated pool. When I booked my reservation to stay, the details about the hotel did not state that there was a hot tub. To my surprise I arrived to the perfect hotel. My room was comfortable and beautifully decorated, I love the skylight in the bathroom. Yummy breakfast station in the lobby and wine & cheese reception in the evening. The hospitality crew at the hotel were extremely kind and helpful. Each morning when I went for my walk, the pool cleaner was cleaning the pool and hot tub-great job! Clearly there is a lot of owner pride at this hotel. I will stay here every time when I am in Palm Springs! See you all in Jan 2024!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Dec 21, 2023
Thank you for your nice review! We treat our guests like they are guests in our home! Hope to see you on your next visit.
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Mark H wrote a review Nov 2023
Calgary, Canada2 contributions
This is a great little hidden gem. Have stayed in many different hotels in Palm Springs, decided to give this a try. Very unique small property. We stayed in a 2 level suite with rooftop patio, very cool. Room was clean. Felt like we had the property to ourselves. The customer service provided by Aleena(spelling?😬) at the front desk was first class, she is an enormous asset to this property. The not so good (in our opinion)…AC units are older style wall units, they are quite loud and temperature control was very inconsistent. Beds were very firm, could use an upgrade. All in all we enjoyed our stay and we would return. Excellent value for the price, and a neat piece of Palm Springs history.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Nov 19, 2023
Thanks for your nice review! We are always looking for ways to improve our property.
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q2hupx7js8 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Very easy check in and Nate was very personable. Room was very clean and nice. Bed was comfortable and even the pillows were comfortable (which is rare for hotel rooms!) The housekeeping and grounds staff we very nice. Pool was very clean and quiet. We will stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Nov 1, 2023
Thank you so much for your nice review! We are glad you had a wonderful visit and look forward to seeing you on an upcoming stay!
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gayfadstudios wrote a review Oct 2023
Lancaster, Ohio1 contribution
Beautiful location and amenities: we loved waking up in the morning and seeing the mountains. We fully enjoyed the swimming pool and hot tub. All facilities were clean. The courtyard is a beautiful space to relax. All staff were friendly and responsive. We will be coming back again soon.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Nov 1, 2023
Thanks for the nice review! It was great hosting you during your stay. See you in a few months!
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$174 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Movie Colony Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Movie Colony Hotel?
Nearby attractions include MOGO Silent Disco (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 a pool, a hot tub, and internet access.
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, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Movie Colony Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge, Copleys On Palm Canyon, and Trio.
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), Village Green Heritage Center (0.9 miles), and McCallum Adobe (0.9 miles).
Is Movie Colony Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.