There's a lot to be said for consistency, and these folks have it in spades! I couldn't tell you how many times we've been to PS in the last 15-20 years, but generally once or twice annually. In the beginning, we were loyal to one property for five or six years. When it sold - we checked it out with the new owners, and ... well ... let's not go there :-) In any case - it was a good thing. We were not about to stop visiting PS because of one bad apple, and that visit forced us to look for something new. With so many choices, and equal numbers of good and bad reviews - we tried several. El Mirasol was in that mix and we loved it, but continued to explore options. If you plan to be a return visitor - you should be able to draw some comparisons to know what suits you best. After trying several other inns - we found ourselves saying: "Let's go back to El Mirasol." We've done that several times and just did it again!
In all of our visits to Palm Springs - we've only ended up at one absolute dump, but we were with friends, so it was survivable! (I won't name names as it has been renovated since, and I have no first-hand knowledge of what it's like now) The point is - overall - every place had good and bad points, and in the end; all were enjoyable. The thing with El Mirasol is - it's just, plain comfortable! The same way a cottage is.
Bruce and Paul have stayed true to themselves and to their guests. Their welcome is genuine, and that feeling never leaves. Their staff are equally accommodating, and the relatively new addition of the evening manager (Skip) to their team is definitely a feather in their cap. (Geeez Skip - sit down and put your feet up once in a while!!!) The property continues to look great where the style of garden and landscape is completely informal and stays away from the manicured look. (love that!) The accommodations vary is size and room type, but all are well maintained; as is everything else on this property. The location is excellent and for being so close to Ramon Rd. - shockingly quiet. One of the best things (for us) is that there is no "typical" guest. The men here are every man ... as it should be. Promises can't be made that you'll love it - we're all of different tastes, but one thing I can guarantee is that these guys will do what they can to see that you do!
- Also Known As:
- El Mirasol Hotel Palm Springs