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Palm Springs Tennis Club
Ranked #34 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We have been coming to the Tennis Club for almost 30 years and it never ceases to amaze! Even in the dead of summer, the grounds, lawn, flowers are always beautiful. Everything is so well maintained. Service is always at your beckk and call .......we rarely call for service and just like being left alone. It's like home away from home.....only better!

Room Tip: Whether you get a room in the hotel or one of the bungalows, your stay is sure to be A treat!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Ykroneberger
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PIVacations, Manager at Palm Springs Tennis Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2012

Wow! All I can say is Thanks for your nice comments. It pleases me to think that after 30 years of service, The Palm Springs Tennis Club continues to satisfy our guest needs to the highest degree! Our motto is “Welcome Home,” which really seems to fit in your case. We look forward to your next visit. We’ll have the welcome mat out and dusted off. Thanks again.

Thomas Doyle
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We were there only one night on our way to Las Vegas but we could not believe it. This place is stuck in the 1960s-70s!

We probably did not have the best room as it felt as if we were in a bunker. The patio doors gave us a view of a huge rock wall so we felt like we were stuck down a cliff. Although the room was huge (huge!) everything felt as if it hadn't been changed in 40 years. You did not feel like being barefoot on the carpet...

Besides, you need to walk about 15 minutes to get to your room because this hotel spans so much ground!

I think this hotel is for families who go there to enjoy the pool and tennis courts for weeks at a time. So be it.

If you feel like being in an outdated hotel full of pictures of Kirk Douglas enjoying the golden age of the place, this is the place.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank ambientson
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PIVacations, Manager at Palm Springs Tennis Club, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2012

Greetings . . . I would like to take the time to respond to the valued guest that stayed with us at the Palm Springs Tennis Club, in Palm Springs, California. Please let me apologize for your less than anticipated satisfaction during your stay. We strive to make every stay a memorable one, but it does sound as if we came up short of your expectations. As stated in your review, we are a historic location that was, and still is, frequented by many well known celebrities and guests. I understand your concerns, and will address those that I can do something about. I must admit, I did notice that you did your review on Trip Advisor in July of 2012, which originated from a stay in September of 2011. In the over 10 months since you stayed with us, we have begun a major remodel of all suites in the hotel section of our resort, which will be completed within a year. Comments from our guests that have had the pleasure of witnessing our new models, have ranged from “fantastic” to “unbelievable.” Those before and after changes may be viewed on our website: www.palmspringstennisclub.com. These are the things of which we can improve upon. As for the view of the beautiful, historic and majestic San Jaciento mountainside, I am afraid there is nothing I can do about that. We hope you will give us another try. Thanks again for your review.

Tom Doyle
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The Palm Springs Tennis Club.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

This timeshare is GREAT if you want to walk to downtown PS! It is a bit like going back in time- the furniture and amenities are dated, however, the grounds, the pools and the people make up for it. We stayed in one of the bungalows which are a little more private than the hotel building- however, if you don't have children, ask for a room AWAY from the pool area- it gets noisy which if you want to relax- isn't the best. FREE laundry which is great- FREE gym- really is an affordable way to spend a week in Palm Springs and we rarely used our car!

Room Tip: If you stay in the bungalows, there are 2 pools- one is "family friendly" one is small- we...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank minimikey
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PIVacations, Manager at Palm Springs Tennis Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2012

We at The Palm Springs Tennis Club want to thank our guest from Los Angeles for taking the time to write this great review. I will pass it along to our staff relating your satisfaction with their professional, but family approach received while here. We take pride in making sure all guests have a fantastic time! We are in the process of a major remodel project in the hotel portion of our resort, which will take care of that “dated” issue you mentioned. We are upgrading our suites, but are keeping that nostalgic mid-century flair which separates the historic Tennis Club from all the others. Our close proximity to the downtown village is a real plus, especially in this day of high energy costs. Yes, you literally can leave your car parked and walk to most venues while visiting this quaint town. We have three pools and five spas for an experience for all walks of life. Our Adult pool, which by the way, is the most photographed pool in America, is geared only for our 18 year and over clients, offering a serene and quiet atmosphere, as well as service from the famous Spencer’s Restaurant, located just adjacent. We do have a “family” pool, for our younger guests and a small, “backyard” pool that backs up to 8 of our suite bedrooms. Something for everyone! Again, thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit to Palm Springs.
Tom Doyle
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The Palm Springs Tennis Club

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

This was our 4th or 5th time to PSTC. My wife & I needed a break. We've always enjoyed staying here. We've relaxed and were looking forward to a quiet week by the adult pool with nice dinners at Spencer's, Melvin's and Johnny Costa's, hikes in the desert, museums, village fest, etc. This time, the resort was great and the staff were helpful and friendly. However, some of our fellow guests caused us to leave 2 days early.

There are posted rules regarding noise levels (continued shouting & boom boxes), children in the adult pool, glass containers (beer bottles and gallons of vodka) in or near the pools, number of people in the rooms, and parking in spaces not reserved for you (they seemed to like mine). One large, loud group apparently decided the rules did not apply to them. I called a couple of times. But I was on vacation. We left 2 days early. We hope this can be fixed. We'd like to return.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank BemidjiTy
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PIVacations, Manager at Palm Springs Tennis Club, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2012

Greetings . . . First let me take the time to thank you for your letter of concern to Trip Advisor, and assure you that we take each and every comment to heart. From the date of your review, I would imagine that you most likely stayed over the week of the 4th of July holiday. This time of the year, around the 4th, has historically been a time of family get-togethers, reunions and celebrations with excitement in the air. I apologize that some guests were less than sensitive to the needs of others in the same proximity. We do indeed have rules of our resort. The Adult Pool is 18 and over, with the other two pools for families. Bottles, boom boxes and excessive drinking are not allowed in any pool area. We do also have a limit of how many people are in each suite, as well as assigned parking spots. If a suite is over occupied, proper action is taken. If someone parks in a wrong spot, action is taken. It sounds as if there was a group of rude guests that only had their own needs in mind. I again apologize for their actions. We do frequent walks of the property and notify offenders that they must follow the rules, or they will have to leave. If we receive a report from other guests of violations, we immediately go to the area and survey the situation, taking proper action. All-in-all, The Palm Springs Tennis Club is a quiet and relaxed Resort. I am sorry that your visit was not the experience we would hope you and your family could enjoy fully, and I hope you will give us another chance.

Tom Doyle
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

This was our first get away with a recent time share purchase ( and our first visit to Palm Springs), so were a bit nervous about what to expect. We brought another couple with us, had a 2 bed/ 2 bath unit for 5 nights and it was just lovely. Clean and comfortable, well stocked kitchen, grounds are beautiful and someone is always trimming and sweeping. Pool was a bit warm, but thats what happens when you go to PSP in June! We used the bikes, DVD's, and exercise room. The location is excellent, we walked to the main strip every day or evening and enjoyed the many shops, bars and restaurants. The Thursday evening street market was fun to browse through, and the place was really hopping on Friday and Saturday night!
We drove through Palm Desert and looked at the hotel options there, but decided we loved the Tennis club for its quaintness and location and will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank chloe_Surrey
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PIVacations, Manager at Palm Springs Tennis Club, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2012

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind comments. I am glad that your first visit to our town was such a success, and that the Palm Springs Tennis Club was able to be a large part of that success. We take great pride in the upkeep and cleanliness of our suites and grounds, which is complimented by our Gold Crown rating. I am glad to hear that your company also enjoyed their stay. We look forward to your return for another fantastic Palm Springs experience!

Tom Doyle
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

We just got back from a 3 night stay. First time in Palm Springs, and this would surely be considered off-season. Avg temp over 100 degrees. We booked through RCI. The resort has an old school feel, with things like the free dvd's in the lobby, free bicycle's for use, etc. The staff was always very pleasant and helpful. The pool area was very nice, very quiet, with plenty of lounge chairs in the shade.(remember its off season). We booked through RCI, and got a 1 bdrm unit, plenty of space! It's a great location, at the base of the mountain. We would definetly stay here again!

Room Tip: I imagine the 1 bdrm's are significantly larger than the studios.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded July 5, 2012

As Resort Manager, I would personally like to say thanks for the kind review. I am so happy you found our Resort to your liking. Although hot, over 100 degrees during your stay, we have plenty of ways to keep you cool. The resort has three pools, all of which are cooled via chillers. These chillers keep the water temperature at a very refreshing level, at least 10 to 12 degrees cooler than without. We also have five spas on property and are in close proximity to Knott’s Soak City located just a short distance by car. Something for everyone! Thanks again, and we hope you come back and visit real soon!

Tom Doyle
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The Palm Springs Tennis Club

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Reviewed June 23, 2012

My wife and stayed at the Tennis Club in June 2012. We stayed in one of the Suites. It was clean and in a quiet location. We stayed there during the off peak time of the year. Parking , laundry, and internet wifi was free. The staff was helpful ( Mark,& Jake) and very friendly. The Tennis Club is close to downtown and some of the local events. I would stay at this location again.

Room Tip: Visit during the off peak times. Unit can be noisy if it attracts a lot of young people. Suites ar...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded June 25, 2012

Thank you so much for submitting your comments about your recent stay at the Palm Springs Tennis Club. We also appreciated your kind words about Mark and Jake – both gentlemen are fine examples of the “service minded” attitude we try to foster throughout our organization. It is our hope that we have made a good, lasting first impression on you, and we cannot wait for you to come back and spend time vacationing with us again!

-Palm Springs Tennis Club Management

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Additional Information about Palm Springs Tennis Club

Address: 701 West Baristo Road, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6325
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Springs
#23 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range: $137 - $411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palm Springs Tennis Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy spectacular desert and mountain views, practice your tennis, relax by one of 3 swimming pools and spas or play a round of golf at any of the many nearby championship courses. At night, guests can take advantage of the wide variety of restaurants, including Spencer's on-site. The Tennis Club is ideally located within a short distance to art galleries, discount shopping outlets, casinos, theatres, and restaurants, and walking distance to historic downtown. ... more   less 
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