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“October 2012” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 70 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Babylon, New York
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“October 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This hotel is a gem. we stayed there in October 2012 and could not have had a better time. Everything was perfect from start to finish. We're going back to Palm Springs soon as long as we can get a room at Hotel California!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mission Viejo, CA
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed at Hotel California for the 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival. What a warm and welcoming staff! Lovely spanish revival style hotel. Very comfortable bed, spotless rooms, lots of amenities, kitchenette in our room plus a communal kitchen stocked with all the basics and a communal lounge. Lots of free DVDs to view. The inviting pool is heated to 90 as well as a jacuzzi. We give this hotel our highest recommendation. Excellent value. We will definitely return next year with Sis and bro-in-law from the UK. A delightful extended family owns and operates this hotel. They are lots of fun and very accomodating. They also own The Desert Riviera a mid- century modern hotel just down the block which looks spotless and comfy. Great 50's era decorating! We may try this hotel next time since my sis loves this era of architecture.
The family is originally from Portland Oregon, but they have "Southern Hospitality" down pat!

Room Tip: We loved Elmer's Restaurant nearby. You can use their bikes...no charge. We will bring our helme...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Fun time at a great place. Larry and his daughter Lucy made us feel like family. We now count them amoung our friends, They were also very helpful in planning our daily excursions and made excellent restaurant recommendations. They provided us complimentary ice chest and binoculars for our trip to Joshua Tree National Park. We highly recommend this for your next trip to Palm Springs! We certainly will stay with them again......Reed & Laurel

Room Tip: complementary bicycles, golf clubs, tennis rackets, berverages and snacks
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alaska
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185 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Our second stay at the Hotel California and our third stay at Larry and Patty's properties (we stayed at the Desert Riviera). Nice rooms and great service. The rooms are nice, the property very pretty, but it is the service that you go for. Both of their properties are operated to the highest level. We are 100% comfortable here and know that we will be taken care of.

Evenings around the fire pit with guests from around the world can't be beat. This is what a good vacation is all about. We met a very nice couple from Australia and others from England and Canada. Larry, Lucy, Jay, and Mike are there to take care of you and they do it extremely well.

We can't recommend this hotel enough. We will be back soon.

Thanks to the Hotel California crew!!!!!!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We spent 4 days and nights at Hotel California and it was everything we hoped it would be. The room, shared kitchen and lounge, and grounds were clean, fresh, and pleasant. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a perfect vacation for us. Thank you for making it so nice!

Room Tip: The room upstairs had a view and was very quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We read tripadvisor reviews and we made a reservation through Internet. Gentle and prompt reply. This small hotel offers you a family environment with heathed pool (in season), bikes, snacks, 24h kitchen, free phone calls and everything you may need. We are very happy of our choice that we will make again if we may return in PS.

  • Stayed January 2013
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California
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49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

First of all we have to say, the hotel manager, Lucy, is just about the friendliest person we've ever met! She was very helpful and resourceful, gave us a map of Palm Springs and marked places on it that we might like to check out. She showed us all around the common room (TV, games, local menus, beautiful chess table, tons of DVDs to borrow, etc.), the guest kitchen, and pointed out the cute beach cruisers parked by the gate for our use.

The pool is heated and there is a jacuzzi. Hotel California was abuzz with a community feel....I wanted to relax and do absolutely nothing so I spent a lot of time in our room watching movies and away from the other guests. :-) But everyone was very friendly and each night they loved sitting around the fire pit with wine/champagne or by day lounging in the sun on the pool chairs.

Our room was clean, I loved the Spanish tile on the floor. We had a small kitchenette equipped with dishes, utensils, a coffeepot, small refrigerator and microwave. It was like a small apartment with a separate bedroom and living room area so it had 2 bathrooms with showers and 2 TVs. The bathrooms were a little dated but clean.

They offer a free limo service to wherever you need to go. We didn't use it, but what a great idea!!! To get to downtown Palm Springs you'll want to drive instead of walk.

We really liked Hotel California, it felt like a little home away from home. :-)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel California
Address: 424 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8806
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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
#2 Best Value Hotel in Palm Springs
#3 Romantic 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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