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“C'est Magnifique.” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel California
424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264   |  
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Ranked #3 of 70 Hotels in Palm Springs
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Mobile, Alabama
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3 reviews
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“C'est Magnifique.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

My wife said we had used up our reserved time. I couldn't believe it. Larry, Patti,Jay, Kristi, Mike were incredible. Two beautiful Doves were building a nest above our trellis. ( I don't know how Jay did that) The Limo rides, the hot tub, the kitchen, a.m. coffee and conversation with Jan and wife from Bergen Norway were superb way to start a day. All questions on locale answered in a flash.
I just can't describe the ambience other than way above average. As soon as time allows,we will be back. You do feel like a very happy family. Always asking ,"what can we do?" this family is the tops. I loved the kitchen,the library, the pool, the guests seem to all share the happiness of being at The Hotel California. Thank you ,thank you,thank you.

Room Tip: Room 3 equal distance to hot tub and pool. Could not erase restaurant rating, you can do your own co...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Fantastic stay, very accommodating, and exceptional attention to detail. Upon late arrival we received flawless instructions and when we checked out at 4:30am we had a send off with coffee! There is always someone available who knows your name and every other guest on the property who is more than happy to help with questions, requests, or to visit with. Clean rooms, candles lit around the property at night, fruit, coffee and snacks, and the great limo service!!

Thank you Larry and all for making our stay so special.

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Concord, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Pretty relaxed place and the service was outstanding. Everyone from Jay, Mike, Lucy and Larry made our stay extremely pleasant. We had complimentary wine, champagne, water and sodas. Love the fact that you could grab stuff from the fridge and not worry about being charged an arm and a leg for it. I would highly recommend this place to anyone staying in the Palm Springs Area, if you are looking to relax.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

What a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a vacation. My husband and I justed loved the room and everything about this hotel. The location was great, not far from anything, the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will make sure our family and friends know about this wonderful hotel.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is the Palm Springs of old that we remember---and love. Charming... intimate... friendly.... spacious rooms. So why did I not give it 5 stars. Only because it's a step below the luxury level (and price) that would get five stars.... and the pool area is a bit small. Frankly, we're fed up with the glitzy, modern, overpriced places.... with hundreds of people around a giant pool.... and will return to this one (or to its sister hotel next door, the Desert Riviera) next time we are in Palm Springs.

Room Tip: We had an upstairs room and loved it. Very large. Quiet.
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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Operated by family....and they make sure you feel like family. Lucy is wonderful, knows about and can help with anything in Palm Springs. (Try Jake's or Mirasol restaurants.) Snacks, soda and water graciously awaited in my room. Cool pool and hot tub to enjoy. Hotel provides limo service to airport; see photo for picture of Jay with Harley Davidson orange and black limo, exterior and interior. Small hotel, very quiet, reasonably priced, close to airport and to downtown strip. Simply...charming.

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Jackson, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My wife and I spent 3 nights here during our spring vacation. It was wonderful. From the moment we got here we felt like invited guests rather than just paying guests. They really do all the little things that make the experience wonderful. We enjoyed coffee poolside every morning. I think all of the staff feels like this is more than just a job for them. Making your stay fun and pleasant seems like their mission.
Should I ever vacation in Palm Springs again, it will be here.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 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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