I researched where to stay for three hours on this site and others. I choose Desert Hills for the first night of our stay, because I didn't want to commit to the cancellation policy of another hotel. Jim was super helpful, accomodating, and a wonderful host. We originally booked the "studio" but when we got there another couple wanted to stay on for a couple of days. He upgraded us to a room with a kitchenette with the jacuzzi just feet away from our door for the price of the studio(Saving $30/night). I loved the retro decorations and mod feel of the place. We ended up staying there the whole trip. We paid $118 a night, and enjoyed the fact that there were no children around.( I love kids, but not when they are screaming at the pool at 8:00am!) The breakfast was sparse, but I didn't care as I wasn't into dining at the motel. We walked to the strip several times without any danger nor difficulties. It is only 10 minutes drive time to the tram and highway 10. (We went to Joshua Tree & Disney while there.) The only negative was the water pressure in the shower, but that wouldn't deter me from staying there again.
- 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