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“Terrific base to explore Palm Springs”
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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Pickering, Canada
1 review
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“Terrific base to explore Palm Springs”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel California for 3 days in March 2013. After attending a business conference in San Diego we wanted to explore the canyons and desert area around Palm Springs and Joshua Tree park.

The hotel was ideally situated for this, and very reasonably priced. We really liked the casual and cozy atmosphere at the hotel, the staff was great - friendly but not intrusive. Amenities that we really enjoyed were: the fire pit for breakfast on a chilly morning, close to some nice restaurants so we could walk for meals out, the communal kitchen with basic supplies and free snack fruit and a fridge.

My wife is an avid swimmer, and she loved the pool (nice and warm) and we both enjoyed the hot tub in the evening. We spent the day hiking in the canyon, so the hot tub was especially welcome after an active day. The hotel was quiet, the rooms immaculately clean.

This is a delightful small boutique hotel that I would absolutely recommend to any couple visiting the Palm Springs area. When we go back to this area again on holiday, it's on our 'must stay here' list.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

My teenaged daughter and I stayed at Hotel California on a quick
get away close to home. What a wonderful experience! I promise you will not find a facility that has this type of unique accommodations or hospitality as they do anywhere else. Truly amazing!! Thanks Lucy, Larry, Kirby, and Michael! <3

Stayed January 2014
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Estevan, Canada
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We celebrated Christmas and New Year's at Hotel California and would go back in a heartbeat. We were picked up at the airport and introduced to the facility and the amenities immediately. We received a stocking full of treats Christmas morning and there was champagne and party favors left in our room for new year's eve celebrations. The kitchen was always sparkling clean and there was an abundant supply of fresh fruit and coffee. You were not to do any dishes but were encouraged to cook and barbeque as often as you liked. There were all kinds of fixings and extras available so you only had to buy the basics. Lucy and Larry and Mike and Kirby were amazing and provided us with so much information and assistance during our stay. We had access to a limo service that was incredible. The staff knew us by name and were always asking how we were doing and if there was anything they could do to make us more comfortable. The pool was like a bathtub and it and the hot tub were always open. The place was quiet even though it was full and there were so many places to sit and relax. There was a huge selection of movies to borrow and a very warm relaxing lounge with access to a phone that you could use to call anywhere in the world! We felt like we were at home and yet we felt like we were being treated exceptionally well. Best holiday ever and a terrific place to stay. A nice walk to downtown and to the grocery store and there were lots of restaurants close by so we managed without a vehicle for many days. This was our first visit to Palm Springs and because of the hospitality at this hotel we will be back! Can't say enough. You have to try it to appreciate it! Thank you so much!!!
Heather and Jim

  • Stayed December 2013
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Morgan Hill, California
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We were greeted by Larry upon our arrival and immediately felt like we were visiting family! He poured us a glass of wine and turned us over to the lovely Lucy who gave us a tour or the grounds. Lucy was there for everyone's needs, reservations, tour ideas and she even ran out to find a guest a particular newspaper when he could not find it himself! The customer service is more than outstanding and the hotel itself has everything you need. We met our best friends from the east coast for a New Year's celebration and decided our very best part of Palm Springs was sitting every night by the fire pit in the courtyard! It was so relaxing and comfortable - we didn't want to leave!
MUST stay if you are in Palm Springs!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

When arriving at the Hotel California it is like visiting old friends. Lucy, Larry, Patty, KC, Mike and Kirby all ensure your stay is second to none with exceptional service and excellent local knowledge. From the moment you step into the inner sanctum of the hotel you feel all your stresses and tension vanish and you can simply relax. The extra touches such as fresh fruit, coffee, snacks on arrival and free DVD rental make sure that the Hotel California is always ahead of the competition and can offer a hotel that is genuinely unrivalled.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

My partner & I had a truly wonderful time staying at the Hotel California in Palm Springs and would have love to stay longer at this beautiful, cozy place. Arriving after a long drive from the strenous sensations of Las Vegas, we were greeted by Lucy & Michael and they immediately made us feel very welcome and totally relaxed. It was such a cheerful hotel check-in with Lucy, who gave us lots of info and a tour of the hotel. The hotel grounds and room were immaculate. This charming place is maintained with a lot of love and care and it shows. Thank you so much to the whole crew for making our very short stay with you such a pleasant one - you are terrific! And many thanks for putting all those nice fruits and treats in the kitchen for us to snack on. We will definitely stay with you again when we are back in Palm Springs!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California, United States
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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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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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