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POSH Palm Springs Inn
Ranked #1 of 23 Palm Springs B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Really lovely place run by charming and friendly people. Happy Hour drinks and delicious goodies included, as well as a great breakfast – just be there on time so it doesn't run out.
Very few rooms so it was a really private but still friendly atmosphere.
Rooms and especially the bathrooms are a tad small but doesn't matter because everything else is so nice. Great place to just chill...

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Great-looking motel which has been lovingly restored. Very much at the uptown end of Palm Springs and a bit of a walk to downtown. Great pool and hot-tub. Plus lovely breakfasts then cocktails and hors d’oeuvre in the evening. Free water and sodas very welcome in the 106 degree heat.

Downsides? Not the cleanest motel I’ve ever stayed in. There are no phones in the rooms which isn’t a problem if you have a US cell phone but if you are from overseas you are reliant on the phone kept in the bar from which you can make local calls. Great in principle but the 2nd night we were there the phone was locked away so we couldn’t order take-out. The main issue is noise, we stayed in one of the end rooms next to the hot tub. The pool equipment was really noisy all night, and matters weren’t helped by a group of girls who after a long night out decided to use the hot tub at 3am. Whilst this isn’t the owner’s fault, there is nothing to stop anyone using the hot tub at any time and so I imagine its a pretty regular occurrence. So a place for party animals and night owls rather than early birds.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

We stayed 3 nights in Posh Palm Springs - wow, what a fabulous boutique hotel, step through the doorway to find 11 rooms leading off cool shaded corridors all surrounding a wonderful swimming pool, with sun loungers and a relaxing seating area at one end where breakfast and cocktail hour are served. Food all home cooked by Suzy and absolutely delicious - cocktails, wine and beer in the afternoon with lots of different cheeses and crackers and when we didn't get back for cocktail hour as my husband was playing golf, they had made cocktails for us and left it in the cooler - so kind of them. The rooms were cool, beautifully decorated and ours had a table/chairs and a wet bar, coffee maker, complimentary jelly beans and nuts which were replenished daily and complimentary mineral water. A real oasis of calm and beauty in Palm Springs, and I have been telling all my friends about it. Thank you Suzy, Jeff and all the family. Linda & Graham

Room Tip: All the rooms are fabulous!
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

What a fabulous time! We had a group that rented all 10 rooms and we had the run of the place. Rooms are comfortable, nicely decorated and clean. Pool area was relaxing and clean. Breakfast served in the a.m. was fabulous (Blueberry Scones were to die for!). Afternoon cocktail, Poshtini, was refreshing. We were a wild group and Suzy and Jeff let us be and that made the whole difference. We are booked again for next year!

Room Tip: Website has photos of each uniquely decorated room
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

Every year my husband and I go to Palm Springs for a mini getaway for our anniversary. We like to stay at small quaint hotels for some needed R&R. POSH is a small quaint B&B that gives you total R&R. We were lucky enough to be the only guests for 2 days so that made it even more perfect. Suzy and her son, Jeff, were gracious hosts and impeccable cooks. Breakfasts were hearty and scrumptious. So hearty that my husband and I were still full that we didn't even go out to lunch. We just stayed poolside until happy hour which was delectable with wine, cheese, crackers, grapes, strawberries and yummy POSH martinis. Jeff even made some chocolate chip cookies for us. We stayed in Room #8 which was cozy and tucked in the corner for even more ample privacy. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

This is our 4th visit and the only place we come in PS. We drive 5 hours once a month and it's so worth it. The rooms, breakfast, cocktail hour and the pool are great. Jeff, Jennifer and Suzi are wonderful hosts.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

Before this guest house became Posh, it was a hotel for "bears" (large and hairy gay men). It was not very successful, and was rundown and went into receivership in 2009. This was when the new owners came across it, bought it and did major work to create a very pleasant, bright and comfortable guest house.

The name POSH, according to the materials in the room, was inspired by the old nautical practice in days before jet travel when those with money would book cabins on Port side on the way out and starboard on the home run: Port Out, Starboard Home (so you got the most sun). The aim of the owners is to create a place that feels up-market.

The overall look and feel is good. They have done a good job at making it bright, clean and looking good. There are 10 guest rooms, including larger suites with their own kitchen (like room 6 which we stayed in).

POSH is in a good location, down a quiet suburb street. It is also very accessible to the main centre of town and also to attractions like the Aerial Tramway that takes you up to the Jacinto State Park. You do need a car though as not really walkable, especially when in the heat of summer.

The overall attitude and approach is relaxed from the owners, and they are available if you need them - but largely make things informal. So don't expect a lot of visible service and attention

When we arrived they were out, but left envelopes on the door for arriving guests with the code and some instructions. So we settled ourselves in, which was fine. The informal approach runs through, including even not having to check in formally at any point.

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Rooms. They have done a good job at creating a "wow" factor in the rooms. I suspect they did not have a huge budget but have used imagination and style to create slightly quirky, but appealing looks. The Room 6 we stayed in was especially good as slightly away from the pool, and large with a dining area and kitchen. The rooms by the pool seemed small and compact.
Breakfast. There is a big breakfast spread from 9am to 10am. There is always fruit, bacon, sausage and then a special of the day.
Pool The pool is a good size, and has a nice deep end (about 8 feet deep) and is kept at a constant temperature, so nice and cool. We have stayed at another guest house at the same time of the year (mid summer) and the pool was too warm. Here it is nice and refreshing all day.
Drinks. There are free sodas, water and in the evening they have a cocktail hour where they make a signature Posh Cocktail. You can also have wine, and they have some snacks and cheese.
Free wifi. This is a plus, and is fairly fast. It did seem a bit directional, and we did not have a signal in our room and noticed that most people would sit outside their room on their laptops/ iPads to get the signal.

Negatives
People! As it is an intimate small resort, there is a risk (like at any guest house) that there may be rowdy weekender group or Hen party that hog the pool and get a bit loud. When we were there we had a bit of that on the Saturday, but only after the owners left at around 4pm. But they all headed out and so things were quiet after that.
Rooms are very bright as thin curtains or blinds (and of course lots of bright sun!), so if that troubles you bring along eyeshades (and maybe earplugs if you worried about the point above!)

We had a good time here and enjoyed the resort and informality. Luckily for us on our 3 nights, we just had the one late afternoon/ evening where we had slightly rowdy guests versus the more laid back time the rest of the stay. But is always a risk at guest houses when you are up close and in a smaller environment.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 530 E Mel Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-4831
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Palm Springs
Price Range: $161 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — POSH Palm Springs Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
POSH Palm Springs Inn, the deserts friendliest boutique inn where POSH is being redefined as PersOnable Service & Hospitality. Located near the Uptown area, we are close to vibrant downtown Palm Springs with its sumptious dining, shopping and cultural activities. POSH boasts 9 rooms, including 6 Deluxe rooms, 1 mini POSH suite and 2 POSH Suites. All are luxuriously appointed and beautifully decorated. Huge pool and new saltwater spa complete this POSH experience. ... more   less 
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