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Hotel California
Ranked #3 of 70 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Oxnard, California
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52 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a wonderful property!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We booked an overnight stay at the Hotel California in Palm Springs on our trip home from Idyllwild, CA. We chose this hotel based on the reviews from TripAdvisor. It left us wishing we had more time to stay. When we arrived we were greeted by name by the owners. We were offered a beverage and a tour of the property. A small property, recently renovated - an absolute delight. The room was clean, spacious, comfortable and lovely. Complimentary snacks in the room. The common areas were well landscaped & inviting. Lucy gave us the names of nearby restaurants. We tried one and was not disappointed. Each person who greeted us made us feel like we were home. We will definitely stay again on our next trip. Thanks Lucy (and mom & dad)!

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We picked this hotel because of the name, from all the traveling we have done, this has been the most romantic place we have been. I cant even begin to explain how cozy this place is and the little things that Lucy does to make your stay as comfortable and special is remarkable. You don’t even have to worry about making your own coffee, there was always freshly brewed coffee and free snacks and water and ice Coke for you to drink after a hot days hike, all complements of the owners.
The pool was closed for remodeling on our last day and some how we did not get notified. However they went above and beyond to make up for it by putting us in their sister hotel and even giving us breakfast on the hotel.
We were impressed by the owner’s commitment to excellence in hospitality.

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We stayed at Hotel California for 4 nights in the townhouse. The reviews and rating are most accurate. The staff is extremely friendly, going out of their way to ensure you have everything you need (including water when we were heading out on a hot day). We could easily have walked to the heart of downtown. The grounds are well landscaped & the rooms are very clean, well maintained and stocked. We stayed in two different rooms and preferred the location and space of the townhouse (though the other room was equally clean and equipped). This is a quiet, relaxing, friendly place and the staff works hard to keep it so.

Room Tip: we loved the townhouse -- roomier and a little more private
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

It was my pleasure to stay at hotel California. Lucy was great and helped me navigate palm springs and directed me to a great site to produce a painting (Indian canyon) if I needed anything everyone at the hotel would help me. Next time I'm in palm springs I'll hoPe to stay at hotel California. Four stars

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We had never been to Palm Springs prior to this visit. "Hotel California" spiked our curiosity with it's name and after reviewing the photos on their web site we decided this would be a nice option for our brief one night visit. The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome! The grounds are attractive and extremely well maintained! Our room was on the ground floor by the pool but was very private and quiet, as well as comfortable.
Our next trip to Palm Springs will be longer and we will not be looking for other options. Hotel California has everything you need, you may never want to leave!

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Just returned from 7 nights-what a great time. Staff is outstanding- Jay(Director of Chauffer Services), Larry, and Lucy are all special and really work to make sure that guests have a good time. If you don't have a great time, its probably your own fault. Hotel is kept spotless, and the extras are great. We had the larger suite with 2 floors and it was perfect. The limo service is a special touch and very handy to have. Would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: All rooms are great-no "bad" locations
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel California for 4 nights which was not enough. The attention to detail by the owners/staff, along with the peace, quiet and relaxing atmosphere just made our vacation. We stayed in Room 9 and loved it. Lucy gave us a lovely welcoming reception after a long drive from LA due to traffic. It is clean, friendly and the extras include basket of goodies in your room, free Limo ride into town if required, use of a computer and free calls if required and so much more. My husband and I also looked at their sister hotel and liked the look of that also, so the question now is not if we will return, because we will for sure but were to stay! Larry, Lucy and Jay thanks for everything.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 9 which was on the second floor (no elevator) and loved it.
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Property: Hotel California
Address: 424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Palm Springs
#3 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
#3 Best Value Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lush romantic grounds with surrounding Old California Spanish charm. Newly renovated with attention to every detail. Sister property to the #1 TripAdvisor rated Desert Riviera Hotel.. just up the street. Join us in the SUN! ... more   less 
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