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“Definitely coming back!”
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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
“Definitely coming back!”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Arrived to cool drinks and a very warm welcome from Lucy, and it just got better from there. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Many free amenities like bikes, movies, use of a fully equipped kitchen, and 24/7 pool access made it feel like visiting close friends, not a hotel. The courtyard with its fountain, fireplace, pools, and greenery was a perfect setting for sharing quiet moments or meeting new friends. The only con was traffic noise in the late evenings, as the hotel was along a main road. On the plus side, the hotel was on the non-windy side of Palm Springs. The only thing that could have made the stay better is to have that old familiar Eagles song greet us at the gates. Otherwise the ambiance and our stay was perfect.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

My husband and I were first-time guests at Hotel California last week. There are not enough superlatives to describe this beautiful little boutique hotel, our expansive suite, the staff, the limo service or Lucy, the little dynamo who manages the hotel. Before our departure, we made reservations for next year to guarantee "our suite" will be available for more fun, relaxation and making more wonderful memories.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sonoma, California
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We chose this place based on a great price (compared to other hotels in Palm Springs) and the positive reviews we saw online. It was even better than what we'd expected - lovely staff who greeted us with a smile and offered us cold drinks while we waited, unexpected free treats in our beautiful room, a cozy "Palm Springs" atmosphere with a small porch area outside our room, a firepit in the outside common area, misters keeping things cool near the clean (small) pool, and a huge selection of classic and new-release DVDs to choose from to bring back to our room. Great recommendation from staff to have breakfast at a retro-architecture, farm-to-table restaurant across the street called King's Canyon (I think, something like that). But it was fabulous. We'll stay again for sure!

Room Tip: We noticed a few rooms on a 2nd-level overlooking the pool that would have been fun to stay in. But...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I recently spent four nights, celebrating our 32nd. I just can't say enough about how comfortable and pampered we felt because of the stellar staff. All of the staff, most notably Larry, Jay, & Lucy, were always at sensitive and proactive to your every need. We had a terrific stay and MOST ASSUREDLY will be back. It was just terrific.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

After mistakenly making the wrong reservation date @ the Desert Riviera, Patty & Jay couldn't have been nicer! They immediately offered me a glass of wine & my husband a cold beer. Patty quickly assessed the situation & offered us a room @ the Hotel California (a sister property up the street). She kept the rate the same & we had a lovely spacious room w/ 2 baths & a large sitting area w/ a kitchenette. Everyone we met wanted to make our stay perfect. This is a little gem that caters to its customers.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We loved it there. They have thought of everything. It was the best experience we have had with hotel accommodations. They even had pink champagne on ice for our wedding anniversary.They livin' it up at the Hotel California! (just like the song). We can't wait to return. Thank you Larry, Lucy, Jay and Mike

Room Tip: If you want the tile flooring, pick a room on the first floor. The second floor rooms are carpeted.
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Dundee, Scotland
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Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at Hotel California's Sister hotel, Desert Riviera on a number if occasions and this hotel is every bit as good!
Lovely Lucy greeted us when we arrived after another failed attempt at navigating our way out of LA. She made us feel right at home straight away and offered us some very welcome refreshments. We stayed in room 9 which is gorgeous and huge! Same as in Desert Riviera, it has all the little 'Patty' touches such as the amazing welcome basket, soda and great toiletries.
Pleased to find the room also has a kitchen sink, glasses etc which is very handy. The guest kitchen is also a bonus and is always stocked with goodies!
Great pool area to relax and soak up the sun by day and the firepit at night to enjoy a glass or two of wine with the friendly guests.
Traci and Jay were also awesome and made our stay very special.
Thank you, see you soon, Jill & Joe xx

  • Stayed April 2013
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Property: 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 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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