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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 75 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Most wonderful hotel ever... My new favorite!! We were made to feel right at home, right away (thanks Lucy!! :) Basically, it's the best of the BnB experience and the best of the hotel experience in one. We will never stay anywhere else in Palm Springs, period.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lindsey W
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Hotel California is a beautiful get-away place, but it's the owners and staff that make all the difference--Kelly, Larry, Lucy, Mike, KC and others. From the second we stepped into the inner sanctum, we were treated graciously and generously with offerings of food and drink along with all the information we needed to have a great week! They helped us prepare our Christmas dinner in their lovely kitchen grilling salmon, brats, and fresh veggies, and they did all the clean-up. At the end of the week, we returned to New Hampshire arriving at 2am in the morning, turned on the car radio, and the classic rock station was playing "Hotel California." We think Larry and Lucy planned it that way!!! Thanks so much! Betsy and Russ

Room Tip: We were right across from the pool and were never bothered by noise.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Russell W
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We have stayed in a lot of hotels around the world and we found the Hotel California to be the one that we enjoyed the most. Beginning with the warm welcome and the attention to details and genuine hospitality, we enjoyed every moment.

We had intended to spend one night there and ending up spending five. We really did not want to leave. We had everything there that anyone could want. Thanks so much to Lucy, Larry, Michael, Kelly, and Kirby we were treated like royalty, our room felt like it was our private villa, and the pool was amazing. The room was spacious and immaculate and the bed was soooo comfortable. The landscaping was beautiful, immaculately maintained, and the hummingbirds were absolutely delightful entertainment.

The stocked kitchen was greatly appreciated and a wonderful surprise as well as the professional limousine service at our disposal. We did not ever want to leave and look forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lorenzothechef
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

I found myself in Palm Springs for part of the summer and decided to book at the Hotel California. This being my first-time there, I didn't know what to expect. Friends had been there and raved about it being cozy and inviting, all with a friendly/helpful staff and all the amenities, like common areas that include a stocked kitchen and a recreation room. I must say they were right! The grounds include many beautiful private areas to get comfortable and share a glass of wine or just watch the hummingbirds. The service staff headed-up by Lucy was "second to none," they could not have been more helpful, from limo rides to assisting in reservations, all with warmth and a friendly smile. My stay there could not have gone better!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

an amazing get away.
beyond belief customer service from Lucy and the Hotel staff.
stunning weather & palm trees.
a beautiful landscape.
peace.
silence.
& quiet little town.

we stayed in La Casita while we there and it was literally a home away from home. the hotel provided everything we needed to have a completely wonderful stay without every even leaving the hotel. I recommend the Hotel California so HIGHLY~! Five stars all around.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Da K
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

We just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel and can honestly say that all the reviews from Trip Advisor definitely nailed the hotel - excellent in all categories. The weather was quite unseasonably cool when we stayed but that did not keep us from enjoying the wonderfully heated pool, and even hotter hot tub. I think what really makes this small hotel fantastic is the landscaping and gardening of the pool area. It feels like a tropical paradise in the middle of the desert. Nothing compares to enjoying the pool and hot tub while watching the multitude of hummingbirds scoot and hover around you. The rooms were impeccably cleaned each day. The bed was uber comfortable and the staff - every one of them were like family. I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank hillkokonis
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

Palm Springs is PACKED with boutique hotels. Finding a great one can be a challange.We decided to stay at the Hotel California based on the reviews here, and we were not disappointed. The staff is truly marvelously attentive and friendly without being obtrusive. Lucy (owner) and Mike (maintenance) were wonderful and made us feel at home. The grounds are beautiful and tropical, with a nicely secluded feel. The hummingbirds are used to people, so you get quite the show. They keep a large, well appointed heated pool, nice jacuzzi, and have all kinds of little touches everywhere from lighted candles at night to quiet background music at night. Great coffee! Up to date video library. Complimentary snacks and drinks.

The room was clean and well appointed. We hit the place during the slow TGiving to Xmas period so it was quiet too. This hotel is a short distance away from downtown, which we found perfect.They will transport you anywhere, although we didn't do this.

Room Tip: Look at the room map on the website. This is a 2 floor hotel. Romantica room recommended.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank dangerdave
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Additional Information about 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
#2 Best Value Hotel in Palm Springs
#3 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range: $166 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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