I admit - I am a sucker for anything Mid-Century - architecture, cocktails, music - well maybe not all music. . .. but the Del Marcos hits it out of the park in everyway. It's a small joint but with loads of personality and style. From the moment you walk through the sliding glass door to the small welcoming reservation desk with friendly Diana at the helm you know this is going to be a good place. It's clean, inviting, hip but not so much that it hurts and best of all - true to its claim - it is mid century architecure at its best. Not overdone, just waaaaaaaaaaaaaay cool in a 1950s Mad Men kind of way. I was in the Tony Merchell room - very comfortable with a queen bed, small sitting area and even a private patio with my own lounge chairs.
When I read about the salt water pool - I was a little worried but don't be - it's very mild, nothing like the salty ocean - just nice and comforting without the stink of chlorine. When I first got there the water temp was almost hot - much too warm for the outside tempurature of the day - I just off-handedly mentioned it to Diana and bang! they were on it - adding cool water to it and even offered to add ice to bring down the temp. WIthin an hour I was lovin' it.
And the location - Excellent - not on the main drag but only one block from all the shopping, eating, and people watching of downtown Palm Springs - quiet when you want it - and activity just a minute or two away. Once I parked the car - it didn't go anywhere for two days.
All that charm and comfort plus a decent little breakfast of muffins, bagels, fresh fruit and REALLY good coffee made for a perfect three days in the sun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the most photographed buildings in Palm Springs, designed in 1947 by iconic architect William F. Cody, the backdrop of this classic Mid-Century 17 room hotel, is the stunning San Jacinto Mountains. Enjoy the scenic biking or hiking trails or simply relax around the serene saltwater pool listening to the sounds of the Forties. From our comfortable well appointed Standard rooms to our large Deluxe Suites, the hotel offers guest rooms furnished with a Mid-Century Flair. Private patios, balconies, kitchenettes and full kitchens are available. Located only 1 block from downtown. "Once you arrive there's no need to drive." Complimentary Palm Springs Art Museum Passes and Discounted Tram Tickets are available.Complimentary Cruiser Bike use, Continental Breakfast, WiFi and Parking with no Resort Fees! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Del Marcos
- Del Marcos Palm Springs