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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 74 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 19, 2012

If you'll be visiting Palm Springs or the surrounding area anytime soon, this is the place to stay. I stayed here for 4 nights with my teenagers recently during a college-visit trip. Hotel California is well-located in Palm Springs itself, close to downtown and many other amenities. Even so, once you are inside the gates you feel as if you are in a quiet, mini-oasis. We also ventured to Claremont, Redlands, and Los Angeles to see different colleges and these cities are all very drivable for a day-trip. This is a great hotel and the hospitality of the staff is unmatched.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a full kitchen if you like to do some of your own cooking.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

The warmest reception I have received in a hotel for a very long time. Lucy checked us in and gave us a tour of the hotel with a welcome glass of chilled white wine. We spent three great nights here and all the positive endorsements you read about on Tripadvisor are true. Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

My husband and I always take a little trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary. This year we happened on the "Hotel California" website and based on the reviews thought we'd try it out. We stayed for 3 incredible nights and I can't tell you how welcoming the ENTIRE staff was and how peaceful and charming the hotel is. We wanted to spend a few days relaxing and we did. I doubt you will find very many hotels who provide complimentary wine, soda, water, and a wide variety of snacks during your stay. The grounds are beautiful and full of lush greenery that added to the charm and ambiance of the hotel. Even though the hotel is situated on a busy street, once you are on the property, you feel nestled and cocooned in a quiet sanctuary. We will definitely stay there again! Paula & Francisco, Spring Valley, Ca.

Room Tip: The "King Romantica" is perfect for one couple. The room faces the patio/jacuzzi area but...
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

If you have a chance to stay at The Hotel California, be sure take an extra pair of socks with you. Not for the weather, which is typically Palm Springs post card perfect, but because both the property and the people who run it will plain blow your first pair off.
We have stayed there twice this year [once February, once August] and both experiences go down as some of our favorites, anytime, any place.
'The California' is a family owned and 'hands on' run establishment with Larry [the medium hilarious Dom], Lucy, or Jay at the helm, all more personable, attententive and accomodating than you can possibly imagine. You most likely will have made a new friend before you depart.
As for the facility itself, think intimate California adobe courtyard, lush with tropical foliage, humming birds humming along everywhere. The rooms are simple, modern, spanking clean, with great beds-think 300 count sheets but no hype- and with lots of personal touches.
Go, go out of your way if you must. But go. We will be back just as soon as we can think of half a reason to go.

Room Tip: I don't think that you can go wrong. Ring'em up if you have any special concerns or needs.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We stayed here for the last 3 nights of a driving tour. We wanted somewhere peaceful without the poolside hustle and bustle of the larger resorts - the fact that it's adults only is a real bonus. What you see on their website is what you get; a nice sized pool with plenty of areas in both sun and shade.

The staff are welcoming and go that extra mile. As others have said, you're greeted with the offerof a drink and given a tour. Lucy, Jay and Michael make sure that your every need is attended to and get the guests talking to each other, Jay even provided the beer!

The guest kitchen is stocked with basics, the bedrooms are complete with complimentary snacks and the frisbee with water and soft drinks. Our room, the Townhouse was great and I would highly recommend it!

The hotel is within walking distance of nearby restaurants; the hotel has copies of menus in the guest lounge for you to read at leisure.

We had a wonderful stay and were sorry to leave. As the weather was so hot we didn't see any of Palm Springs So with luck we'll be back.

Room Tip: The Townhouse, two floors, two baths, balcony with steps to the pool area and access outside from do...
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Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Spent 4 days here...a get away from Los Angeles. Wonderful and helpful staff...met many nice people from all over the world. GREAT place to stay....Make sure to ask for the local eating spots....we will be back!!!....Linn & Jean

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

I just wish I could go back right now! The staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Everyone seemed happy to help with anything, and made a point to learn our names from the moment we walked in the door. Palm Springs is HOT in August, but the pool was so nice, and the area around it was nice and cool. The recommendations for food were delicious (especially Trio). Overall, this was one of the best hotel experiences I've ever had.

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Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: 424 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8806
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > 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: $166 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. Join us in the SUN! ... more   less 
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