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“Relaxing and Friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel California

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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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19 reviews
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“Relaxing and Friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

It was only a one night stay, but it was such a relaxing time. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is so friendly. The were able to set up a great dinner reservation for us, and take there in the limo. Once we got back we went for a swim, then sat around the fire pit. Everyone we encountered from the staff to the guest we incredibly friendly. As I said it only a one night stay, but we most certainly are planning a longer return trip.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

After a wonderfully comfortable night's sleep, I woke up at sunrise and was greeted by golden Jacinta mountains and a local hummingbird or two! There's only one way to describe my experience - I was totally enchanted!

You'll enjoy being picked up in a Harley Davidson limo, having a welcoming glass of wine, having a kitchenette in your room and an always stocked common kitchen area that includes two grills that will be prepped for your use, There's bicycles available for your use and a game/TV room that's always open. I guarantee you, no staff ANYWHERE aims to please like the staff at Hotel California.

The rooms and grounds are comfortable, beautiful and relaxing. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary while there and will find numerous reasons to return!

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is truly a great place to stay; and a wonderful value for the price. Every corner has a beautiful space to enjoy; whether you want to grill a meal, cook breakfast, or just lounge by the pool. The little extra touches go along way to make you comfortable after a long journey. It is such a change of pace not to be charged for snacks and fresh fruit everyday. The staff is professional, humorous and non-intrusive. Some of the guests we spoke with come back every year, and we intend to join them.

Room Tip: There really isn't a bad room in the place. We felt safe sleeping with the windows open on the...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

We can't help but keep coming back to Hotel California!! Every time we visit there are a few changes, this time being the absence of Jay, whom we missed dearly but we met Kirby and Kelly who were so friendly and helpful and fit right in with everyone else! Lucy arranged our reservations at a restaurant we hadn't yet visited and Kirby whisked us off in the limo for a relaxing evening. The pool and misters provided a tranquil afternoon and then all too soon it was time to leave and get back on the road!
We met fellow guests who were enjoying their first stay at HC and were just as in love with it all as we are!

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

My sister and I have taken a trip together every fall for the last ten years and have been to some wonderful places but we both felt that this was the best place ever! We were able to totally relax and felt so taken care of. Everyone was wonderful, from Kirby picking us up at the airport to wonderful Lucy greeting us at the front door and then Larry, her dad, arriving on the scene to make sure that everything was perfect! (And then there was lovely Kelly that helped us with our lack of technical skills!) We are already looking forward to our return and that says a lot, since we always go someplace new each year. Thank you all for a memorable 4 days!

Room Tip: We stayed in the room across from the office, it was spacious and close to the pool and hot tub, whi...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

I travel a lot for business (big hotels) so for pleasure want something a bit more personal. This was great, from the friendliest welcome we've ever received (from Lucy, the adult daughter of the owners) to being given bottles of frozen water when we said we were going to Jacob Tree National Park. The guests we met around the pool were also lovely; I guess the atmosphere attracts people trying to de-stress. It succeeds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

we wanted to reserve their sister property, Riviera (the small one, not the huge Riviera Resort) and since the other place was filled up with got this. Absolutely delightful. We arrived at 230p from San Diego and the staff was amazing. got us into a room right next to the jacuzzi and we pretty much floated on the pool for 4 hours the first day and they took us with their hotel limo to the a local restaurant they made reservations for and we had a blast. the little kitchen they have that's shared it delightful. my girl didn't have a toothbrush, done! can't wait to go back.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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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
#1 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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