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“Walking distance to nice dining area” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #49 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Lawndale, California
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Walking distance to nice dining area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is quiet and nice place to spend relaxing days by the pool. We were greeted by friendly people, offered complementary bicycles to explore neighborhood, given recommendations for the best dining around. The rooms and baths are clean and cozy.

Room Tip: Rooms 14 and 15 are next to jacuzzi
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Goran L
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scottsdale
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72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Great quiet location and views
Cool spacious rooms and excellent service
Convenient parking and short walk to palm canyon drive
Pool heated and hot tub nice!!
Love staying here
Owners friendly and all small amenities are offered

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank mtnbikerScottsdale
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Sydney AU
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28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

we came to PS due to our interest in 50s architecture and design, and loved it. This motel was a great place to stay. I recommend it to anyone who likes MCM.

a few blocks from the main street but in a quiet area. original 50s has been sensitively updated. spotlessly clean. small rooms and close to the pool, but all good. wry, welcoming manager. cost about $150 per night including a small breakfast.

we will be back to PS, and to the Desert Hills.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank RJButt
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Manitoba
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84 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Enjoyed our stay at the Desert Hills Resort this past March, it is a very well run and maintained resort that deserves its good reviews over the years. The area is wonderful and its access to Spencer's restaurant one block away is a plus. The only suggestions would be that: some of the furnishings require an update in terms of the overall decor, and each unit warrants a guest wall safe to store items such as passports, travel documents and the like...that would be a definite plus which most resorts now have incorporated. The pool and spa are lovely, the grounds are done to perfection...this is a first class establishment with the odd tweek here and there would bring it into the exceptional class for all to enjoy.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Canadvisitor
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The hotel staff is very friendly and accommodating. We arrived in the area two hours early, so we called ahead to see if we could check in early. Jim (the manager) made sure our room was ready when we arrived. Overall, the room was clean with a full kitchen. The pool was steps from the room, and the sliding door made it easy to get in and out. Just a couple blocks from the shops and restaurants made the location convenient. The place caters to a more mature crowd, so we didn't worry about people being loud or obnoxious at the pool or at odd hours at night. It was so relaxing, we can't wait to got back!!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank GPMolina
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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Recently spent three nights at the Desert Hills Hotel and found that its very positive TripAdvisor reviews are accurate. Clean, comfortable and quiet room with immediate access to pool and patio area. Short (3-4 block) walk to the Thursday night Village Fest and the many restaurants in the downtown area. The kitchenette was well equipped with fridge, stove, and microwave.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Buddy-oh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

Every time we've stayed here it's been so nice. Lot's of lounge chairs by the pool, nice people, calm setting close to town. The rooms have full kitchens and nice bedding, very large. Two small beefs- not really any sort of breakfast, just coffee, juice, Costco yogurts and packaged pastries . Also be forewarned the gardeners arrive at 7 on Monday mornings and don't finish til almost noon and the trash trucks arrive at the same time- plan accordingly

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Jayne A
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Additional Information about Desert Hills

Property: Desert Hills
Address: 601 W Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6313
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Desert Hills, tucked up against the rugged San Jacinto Mountains is one of Palm Springs classic boutique hotels. Built in 1956, Desert Hills is situated in the historic district a few blocks from the shops, galleries and restaurants in the heart of Tennis Club District of old Palm Springs. The "quiet luxury" of Desert Hills retains the essence of classic old Palm Springs with rooms and suites reminiscent of the 1950's mid-century modern design. ... more   less 

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