I stayed the El Mirasol Villa gay resort in Palm Springs over the weekend of 4/23 and 4/24/11. First, owner/operators are *very* friendly and helpful, the grounds were lush and clean and welcoming, the two pools (one heated, one not) were clean and refreshing, and the jacuzzi was wonderful. My room was just ok. I was at a poolside room near the non-heated pool. The room was a bit outdated, with tube-TV, dollar-store CD player (but it did work), the bed was fairly comfortable, the furniture somewhat mismatched, mixed what seemed to be 70s and 90s. Wifi worked fine. The continental breakfast was ok (coffee, cereal, fruit, etc.). Overall, not as expensive as bigger, suite hotels....but....
My biggest beef was with the shower -- and a good shower can make or break a trip (maybe it's just me). Come on...for $160 a night you'd think you would get a shower head from this century. I want to attach photos here of this shower head and shower stall. It was so painful, especially after being in the sun, and I've been in larger shower stalls on an RV. The last time I saw shower heads like this was in the original Friday the 13th - Camp Crystal Lake (which is what I thought when I saw it). The mildew growing all over the inside of the shower was terrible, and the next morning I had to forego my normal shower routine -- I just couldn't do it. For this fact alone, I could not stay here again, unless they have better rooms? Perhaps. Are they in the process of updating? Perhaps.
They do have parking, but not too many spaces - if you come back from the bars or nightlife late, after 10 or 11, it was difficult to park here - had to park on the street outside and was worried about a ticket. You don't get a reserved spot.
But I must say again, the staff was incredible and the grounds are beautiful.
- Also Known As:
- El Mirasol Hotel Palm Springs