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The Desert Star
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Reviewed May 17, 2009

Hands down, a fantastic experience this weekend at the Desert Star. Our room was so cute and modern, great comfy bed, private patio, and totally reasonably priced. Heres a thought, if you have a big group of friends and you want a getaway weekend, this place would be amazing to rent out completely. The pool is literally right outside your door but I never felt that it was loud or too close. The hosts are great and totally accommodating. Davey made great recommendations for drinks, dinner, breakfast, shopping, everything. Definitely one of the great things about staying with locals. Davey and Walter were so friendly helpful and professional, and their place is an absolute gem.

Room was clean, very nicely furnished, and felt like home. We didnt want to leave! Oh and the pool is saltwater, love it. We will absolutely be back!

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank snowdaysalways
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Reviewed March 10, 2009

We - a group of 3 friends - had made a reservation by phone in advance. Making a very short trip to SoCal, we planned to stay only one night at Desert Star Hotel in Palm Springs. I had talked with Davy, and afterwards he immediately sent a confirmation by email. Very good first impression.

After a long drive we arrived at DSH at the beginning of the evening. Reality was even better than our expectations, having read reviews on TripAdvisor and seen their website:
- very warm welcome by owners Davy and Walter
- very spacious, beautifully decorated and functional bungalow (we stayed in bungalow 4, which was big enough for the three of us)
- the whole place itself was everything that you would want arriving in a hotel after a long trip: beautiful neighborhood, unique architecture, great color scheme, small-scale, personal attention, a total joy.

Dave and Walter are - what we would say in Holland - the salt in the soup. They make the difference. Thanks for allowing us to check out at any time the next day; thanks for your warm welcome and help (and Davy: you do make a great mojito! And I still suspect that you quickly sneaked out to get some fresh mint leaves somewhere.... what a service!).

I can say that we were truly sorry that we couldn't stay more than one night. Palm Springs is not next door to us, but you will definitely see us back!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Harry1962
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Reviewed January 7, 2009

Has to rate as the best hotel I've ever stayed in. As a devotee of all things mid century, it's a great 50's building and pool appointed with the real deal furniture ( no knock offs like so many...and no kitsch cluttering up the room...see the orbit), white linin, clean, airy, and relxed. Davey the owner knows that to leave you be is sometimes the nicest thing on a getaway.... but when you do need any help he's a really nice guy, very relaxed...it soon rubs off.
Good location too, away from the tacky strip of palm canyon. Honestly cant rate this any higher. Fantastic. Could happily live there!

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank KLSLondon
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Reviewed March 6, 2008

A low key relaxing hide-out. Shady back area meant I could be outside and enjoy the mountains while working (I was on a 3 day solo writing retreat.) Friendly management, quiet neighborhood and great location. Could walk to good restaurants and not be amongst the tourist set.

This place isn't for everybody (thank god). Some might find it sparse and too simple for the price but if you're after autonomy, peace and don't mind being on the edge of town I recommend this place.

Stayed: February 2008
1  Thank moniker4me
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Reviewed December 29, 2006

My husband and I have visited the Desert Star twice and couldn't have been happier. The accomodations are very roomy, offer great private patios and very cool furnishings. The owners, Davy and Walter, are exceptionally nice and very accomodating. Stay on a weekend and be treated to a yummy breakfast box to enjoy poolside. And the view of the mountains from the pool can't be beat! We highly recommend a stay at the Desert Star, you will love it!

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank mrc&nrc
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