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“Charming and so personable”
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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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“Charming and so personable”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed at this hotel over this past weekend and we really enjoyed the personable, warm service that Larry, Lucy and Jay provided. It's a charming and quaint hotel, comfortable and cute, with all kinds of extra personal touches you'd never think of (but were appreciated!). We enjoyed the no-kids environment and the spent most of our time in the sun by the lovely heated pool. We'd definitely go back, particularly when it's warmer! We had a cooler than normal weekend for Palm Springs but soaked up as much of the sun that we could. Thank you Larry, Lucy and Jay for a memorable get-away!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

The staff at Hotel California should write a book about how to run a first class hotel. The service and ambiance are unbeatable, and the rooms are comfortable, nicely decorated, and impeccable. We always breathe a sigh of relief when we arrive and settle in for another delightful stay.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pleasanton, California
1 review
Reviewed February 8, 2013

This hotel's staff was amazing and we felt very, very at home. Lucy toured the property with us, poured us wine, showed the community kitchen and we were greated with a basket of snacks - free! Most 5 start hotels don't provide these types of amenities. Lucy referred to us by name throughout our visit, and even asked my daughter how she did at her cheer competition at the convention center. Amazing customer service!

Our one, tiny little recommendation is updating the rooms, maybe expanding the counter space in the bathroom.

We will definitely stay here on our next visit. Very romantic in the evening with candles all around the pool area and a sit around fire pit.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

It's like being home away from home ....
Lucy is wonderful and do everything to make or stay or vacation unforgettable.
The limousine service .... Where can you get a Harley Davidson limousine ???
Thanks to all the staff

Claire and Marc

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Clemente, Ca
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Another wonderful experience in Palms Springs, the family who owns and runs both the Desert Riviera and Hotel California have gotten it down to a fine art! Their customer service is the best, as is all of the people who work there. It was our 1st time at this property and we loved everything about it, the rooms, location, and all the amenities the add to make it fun and sooooo comfortable. Lucy is adorable, so well spoken while being fun and smart. Thank you for the experience, we'll be back for sure!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

All I can say is ditto on all the other 5 star reviews! It was the nicest coziest hotel I have ever stayed at. The bed was very comfortable which is very important to us. Everyone there was so nice and my husband and I love their harley limo! We will definetely stay at this hotel again!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Gatos
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Hotel California is really great. Lucy, Larry, and Jay go the extra mile to make you feel welcome, and most appreciated is that you don't feel nickel and dimed to death (free wine, water, snacks, DVDs, and most of all they pick you up and deliver you to the airport (and downtown) in their wonderful Harley Davidson stretch limo). We loved the courtyard and swimming pool. The hotel is clean and convenient. The only downside is it's on a busy main street and the traffic was a bit noisy in the morning. We'll definitely go back.

Room Tip: Ask for one not overlooking the road.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel California

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
#3 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. Join us in the SUN! ... more   less 
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