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Movie Colony Hotel
Ranked #59 of 75 Hotels in Palm Springs
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Do not be discouraged that H G Wells' time machine never came to fruition,simply drive up Indian Canyon Drive and check in at the Movie Colony Hotel. Here Art Deco meets Mid Century Modern in a very unique property.The rooms are comfortable with period inspired art and furnishings. Don Draper would be comfortable sipping a Manhattan alongside the courtyard pool. The breakfast is ample and the 5 o'clock wine hour not to be missed. During our several stays we have enjoyed the hotel bicycles to tour the architecturally significant surrounding neighborhoods. It is speculated in urban legend that Jim Morrison's spirit still visits the MCH and if you hear a splash in the pool at 2AM it could be Jim and his L A Woman.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and were greatly surprised by our experience. We had no expectations, but found it to be glamorous, like stepping back in time to Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, and Frank Sinatra era. We really enjoyed getting to know guests during the free happy hour, which included "Dean Martini's" and wine. Also enjoyed the 24 hour open pool and spa...such a great policy! The service was wonderful and very helpful...but allowed for privacy when you wanted it. Wish we would have had time to enjoy the free bike rentals that you can take into downtown, but this was a business trip for me. We loved the quiet, and quaint atmosphere! A true getaway experience!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I'd read all the reviews and couldn't wait to stay here, though I''d wish I'd been warned about late check in, we were ok but barely....If getting there after 6:00 please call as they lock it up tight for the night around 7 ish. We got in, got a tour, and happy hour was in full swing, every night a drink and wine was out waiting .Pool and hot tubs always open, though we lost electric one night so everything was cold most of the next day. Breakfast filled us up with bagels, yogurt and fruit, cereals, coffee and teas...healthy for sure. Friendly, chic atmosphere as only 16 rooms, and no kids! Bikes were there but we were too busy relaxing!

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

I stayed here with a friend in November, really enjoyed it and would definitely return. You need to be aware that the website makes the grounds and facilities appear much more luxury than they are so if you are expecting 5-star then this is not for you. If you want a large, clean, comfortable room with added touches like robes, a relaxing pool area, friendly service and a come and go as you please style vibe then this is perfect. We loved the pool area (still warm enough to swim and midnight) and the hot tub was fantastic - a nice small hotel so it was not at all crowded and felt like our own private pool most of the time. Background music from old Hollywood days was a nice change to most hotels. There was a nice fire pit and a kitchen/bar area. The bar had complimentary wine and cocktails from 5.30-6.30 I think but we were never around to take advantage - otherwise no bar service available. The bar doubled as a kitchen and there were breakfast items - pastries, bagels, cereal, coffee etc available in the morning to help yourselves. Overall the hotel had a really nice laid back relaxed vibe to it - kind of like hostel feeling but luxury! I would definitely reccommend it - just not if you are looking for a true 5 star luxury hotel. This was also a great location, having stayed at a motel further away previoulsy it was great to be within close walking distance to the main strip and some great bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here on the last night of our honeymoon after returning from an excursion in the Sierras. Very accomodating of our late arrival. Super clean, extra comfortable lodging in a retro old Hollywood era hotel. The hot tub was a dream! Many thanks and much appreciation for a great stay! The staff also arranged early morning transportation for us to airport. AAA+ and take advantage of rate specials. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

After a four day stay I had re-learned the words of many Sinatra era songs. I enjoyed the constant background music but it could be an irritation to others.
The hotel is conveniently situated and within easy walking distance of many excellent restaurants and the Thursday night market. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with a good sized swimming pool and jakuzi. The wine flows during the happy hour and this is a great way to meet fellow guests and learn in more detail about the tourist attractions.The breakfasts are also taken around the bar area and there is constant hot water and tea/coffee throughout the day. Overall we found it excellent value.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Movie Colony Hotel. Our two-room suite was spacious and quiet. Room number 12 even has 2 bathrooms and a kitchen which makes it convenient for two people. The happy hour was a pleasant surprise and the evening fire pit became a conversation hub for guests to get acquainted. The hotel is within walking distance of downtown shopping, the museum and a variety of restaurants. The continental breakfast is limited (especially if you have dietary issues such as lactose intolerance) but the morning conversation around the breakfast bar was enjoyable.
I would definitely stay here again.

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Additional Information about Movie Colony Hotel

Address: 726 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5704
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Palm Springs
#22 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range: $570 - $573 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Movie Colony Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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