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“Marvelous”
Review of Hotel California

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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Falls Church, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Marvelous”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

This was our first visit to Palm Springs, and we booked the Hotel California based on the reviews in Trip Advisor. We felt like we were house guests with old friends. The owners and staff were service oriented to a fault: making us feel comfortable at every opportunity, offering advice on sights to see, giving restaurant recommendations and making reservations. Overall, they were very knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds are lovely and relaxing. The rooms (and we stayed in 3 of the 14 in a week because we booked late - and they moved us seamlessly) are very clean and comfortable. There's even a shared kitchen and "game" room. Among the best small hotels we've stayed in!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bellevue, Washington
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293 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2014

We just spent a week at Hotel California and hated to leave. We found this site to be so charming and welcoming. Love the location too. When we return it will be our first choice for accommodations. Larry, the owner is on location often and he, along with all the staff, aim to please. Their goal seems to be to treat you like family and make you as comfortable as being in your own home.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you are looking to experience a great Palm Springs visit, this is the place to stay. Larry, Kirby, Lucy and all the staff sincerely want to do anything to make your stay perfect. I stayed for one week and Hotel California was the best of the best. I plan to return.
Caroline M

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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spokane
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is our sixth time staying with the Stern's family run hotel. They continue to amaze us with their outstanding customer services and attention to details. We loved the lush surrounds of the grounds, which gives a nice tropical feel. We spent many hours floating in the pool, with it's perfect water temperature. We felt like we had stolen a week from August and it really was February! We would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hamburg, New York
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7 reviews
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Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Arrived early and Kirby made us feel like we were family arriving for a visit. Cold drinks were offered and we were given a tour of the property and showed our room. Room was clean, cozy and very comfortable. Pool was the perfect temperature. Most relaxing place we have ever stayed in. Cannot wait to go back!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2014

I was beyond impressed with this hotel. When I was searching for a place in Palm Springs I was worried. These motels turned retro had me thinking it would feel super modern or feel like a motel. This did not. First we were picked up by their awesome black/orange limo with Harley Davidson interior. And it was free to use for dinner when we needed it. Then we arrived at our hotel. When we walked in the beautiful trees surrounding everywhere! It was just beautiful. Larry, the owner, took us on an awesome tour of the hotel and we met our new neighbors and found a few nests with mama and baby birds. Larry was a blast to talk with and all of the staff was soo friendly and helpful. All of the rooms are spread around so it feels even more private. A full kitchen so you can cook and store food. They have lots of fruit, red vines and coffee/tea available 24hrs. The pool and hot tub is also avail 24hrs. We stayed in Room 15 just off the pool. Sliding glass door which really had such an open airy feel to it. We had our own kitchen which was fantastic for us since we ended up spending a lot of our time at the hotel just lounging. The hotel is gorgeous at night. They set up tea lights every night around the hotel, there's a little fire pit table towards the front and it's just realllly romantic. I highly recommend this place and I can see why everyone else does as well. I can't wait to go back!!

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2014

This was our second visit to the Hotel California and once again it was great to stay there. Larry picked us up at the airport. On arrival we met up with Lucy and Michael who also gave us a warm welcome. All was great during the week we stayed there. Larry keeps an up to date stock of DVD's which we made use of in the evenings. The WiFi system has been upgraded since our last visit and worked very well. The cleaning staff did an excellent job and were very friendly. We are planning to stay there again next year during our third visit to Palm Springs.

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Additional Information about Hotel California

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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