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“Just what we needed!”
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La Maison Hotel
Ranked #3 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Powell River, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Just what we needed!”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

This was our first trip to Palm Springs, and we just needed to get some sunshine and warmth. We decided to try La Maison, a small hotel, because we thought it would be quiet . . . but we had no idea what we were getting into. Ahhhhhh, from the opening of the locked gate door and meeting our hostess, Cornelia, we felt comfortable and at home. She was welcoming and gracious, and introduced us to her husband, Richard, and housekeeper, Blanca, on the way to showing us to our room. En route, Cornelia showed us the amenities including the pool and hot tub.

We had arrived starving and tired. Our hosts suggested a couple of restaurants just across the street in a shopping mall, and we had a very satisfying lunch. This mall became a familiar place to us because it hosts banks, restaurants, grocery shopping. We asked our hosts for suggestions from shopping, hiking, and eating and they always were helpful.

Beer and wine is offered daily from the outside kitchen, after 3:00 pm. Cornelia often puts on some popcorn, or offers potato chips. In the morning, continental breakfast and coffee is served from the outside kitchen, and I must say that Richard makes a great cappuccino!

The rooms are comfortable and clean. The beds are great and the sheets are wonderful! We loved that each room has easy access to the pool which is the center of the grounds. The pool area is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and has comfortable lounges and clean towels daily. The pool is great, and just the right temperature!

We needed a break, and we got what we needed . . . we will be back! Thank you, Cornelia and Richard

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San Clemente, Ca
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

My husband and I just spent 2 nights at this Palm Springs small hotel and really enjoyed it.
The owners Richard and Cornelia instantly make you feel like you are home as soon as you walk into the courtyard. We knew it would be good because we were referred there by our other favorite small hotel, the Desert Riviera. We were not disappointed, it was all good, the rooms, the pool and lovely courtyard, the breakfast, lattes and company of everyone was relaxing and very friendly and warm.....we will be back!

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Mayne Island, Canada
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

What a gem of a place! Cornelia and Richard are perfect hosts in this lovely hotel. Very comfy rooms, great bed, wonderful breakfasts. Lovely evenings sipping wine outside by the pool.
This is a place you must see to believe. We will come back for sure!

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Culver City, CA
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

It's clear from other reviews why La Maison has such a high rating. But I'll throw in my opinion anyway.....

My wife and I stayed here for two days in mid March. The stay was nothing short of perfect.

The owners have taken the time and effort to do everything in the best possible way, from their careful attention to breakfast, overall cleanliness of the pool and spa to the fabulous mattresses which make sleep and rest part of the stay. Rooms are appointed nicely and are very comfortable. Access to the pool is easy but rooms are free of pool noise. (I heard none.) Bathrooms are bright, clean and perfectly maintained. Nor did I get sound from any adjoining room. The inn is also located in an area of Palm Springs close to the main town but far enough away to be quiet. This is, in short, a perfect place to relax, read a book, sit by the pool or even use the pool. (I did 40 minutes of laps in 2 days.)

Any such inn or small hotel, however, is either more or less than the sum of its parts. The atmosphere here is friendly, cordial but unobtrusive. The other guests seemed to share my sensitivities, For a day I needed to sit on the patio and do final touches on a manuscript. (I'm a professional author.) No one bothered me. Housekeeping is excellent. I inadvertantly left an iPad in my room on check-out and the housekeeper quickly brought it to me before I was out the gate.

What more can I say? Excellent. We look forward to returning two or three times a year.

Room Tip: Some rooms appear to be larger than others. But that's true anywhere.
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Out West
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

My husband and I spent 4 nights at La Maison in March, wishing it were longer. What I look for first in any hotel is a decent shower, a clean room, and a good night's sleep. This special place, a transformed older motel, went far beyond those expectations. Our king room had the best bed sheets I've ever slept on, crisp and luxurious on a comfortable mattress. Just a few steps from our door was a nice pool surrounded by loungers, tables and chairs, a great place to relax. What makes La Maison different from other hotels are the hosts, Cornelia and Richard, who make you feel like a guest in the best sense of the word, with homey touches like freshly picked grapefruit from the property and homemade baked treats for breakfast. With only 12 rooms, they create an informal atmosphere where it's easy to mingle with other guests while sipping complementary wine or beer in the late afternoon. I've stayed at more luxurious places, but not any of them made me feel as comfortable or as relaxed as La Maison. Its proximity to downtown Palm Springs offers many great choices for dinner, with a few good ones within easy walking distance.

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Petaluma
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed at La Maison for 3 nights last week. We loved this hotel ~ upon arrival we were greeted by the owners, Richard and Cornelia, who offered us something to drink and showed us to our room. Our room like several others opened onto the pool area which is beautiful and very relaxing. The room was immaculate, cozy and inviting. The temperature of the pool was perfect and large fluffy towels were waiting on all the chaise lounges.

Richard and Cornelia are very helpful and accomodating. They offered to and did store our bikes in their office so that we did not have to keep putting them in the car. They were gracious in answering our many questions about where things were and what they thought of some of the hikes we were considering. While we did not use them, bikes are available to borrow.
Each morning there was a nice continental breakfast with lattes made upon request. Each evening there was wine and beer along with popcorn. On Thursday evening, they made pulled pork, salad and cole slaw for everyone so that their guests could enjoy the downtown festival without having to fit in dinner. The food was delicious and greatly appreciated. They knew we were trying to get an early start for our drive home. Breakfast was already out when we got ready to leave and Richard offered to put our hot drinks in to go cups so we could take them with us.

You can tell that for these two owners, running this boutique hotel is a labor of love and they genuinely enjoy meeting their guests and making everyone feel welcome. It is a place we would definitely return to on our next trip to Palm Springs.

Room Tip: We had a room that opened to the pool area and it was great. There are a couple/few rooms upstairs...
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Richard and Cornelia, the owners of this small boutique hotel, are genuinely welcoming, friendly and helpful. To stay at their hotel is like staying with friends or family ... maybe even better. It is the kind of place where you just want to relax and hang out by the pool, read a book or just chat with your hosts or the other guests. We really enjoyed our four day stay and will definitely be returning.

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Property: La Maison Hotel
Address: 1600 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-9170
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Palm Springs
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
#7 Best Value Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — La Maison Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine you are in the south of France and treat yourself to a stay at the La Maison Hotel, Palm Springs' Mediterranean style boutique hotel. Wake up to our continental breakfast of lavender scones, croissants and espresso. Enjoy our imported luxury linen and king or queen feather beds with down duvets; it's the perfect setting for that romantic getaway weekend or an extended stay to relax and rejuvenate. All guest rooms at La Maison overlook the pool and lush gardens and feature flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi. You will also appreciate the privacy of walled and gated grounds while you lounge by the large 40' heated swimming pool or soak in the hot Jacuzzi. Join us poolside for our complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. Feel free to grill those steaks on our outdoor gas BBQ or go exploring on one of our cruiser bicycles. Ideally located in the wind-free area of Palm Springs near downtown's fine dining, casinos and all desert recreational activities, La Maison offers you the charm of southern France in the heart of Palm Springs. Soon to be an official Tesla/Electric Car charging station! ... more   less 
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