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“jewel in the desert”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Ranch Inn

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Old Ranch Inn
Ranked #19 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“jewel in the desert”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Larry and Ed are the perfect hosts at this little 8 room
jewel in the desert. It is absolutely the perfect getaway
in the historic "tennis district" of downtown palm springs.
fresh fruit and coffee every morning by their beautiful
pool in an idyllic setting. don: miss the street fair every
Thursday night which is a short walk from the inn/

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

This review is long overdue. We found the Old Ranch trough Tripadvisor and we beyond thrilled to find this lovely 8 room boutique inn restored and decorated to is former glory in the Tennis Club area with a wonderful view of the mountains. Walking distance to Palm Canyon Drive and the Thursday night market, shops and restaurants. Ed and Larry are wonderful hosts and the Inn is well maintained, clean and calm. The first time we stayed about 1 1/2 years ago, one night during the 14 we were the only guests so Ed gave us his home phone # and we had the place to ourselves. The pool is great, spotlessly clean and kept at 86 F all year round. There is no hot tub.

We also spent a wonderful 10 days over Christmas and were just as delighted. We had a small kitchenette with reasonable sized fridge and microwave and a coffee maker.

We are looking to spend Christmas there again this year.

Room Tip: Most rooms are poolside and are great. There are a couple of suites at the front of the Inn but we...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

This place was everything I'd hoped. We were there for business (me) and relaxation...both of us. And I wanted a place to stay that wasn't the big hotel chain.

The location is great, with views of the mountain as you walk out your door. The pool, very clean and nice to swim in for a dip in the evening. The rooms clean, nicely appointed and the little kitchenette was very nice to have for making a quick breakfast.

Ed and Larry are super. Can't say enough good things. Just wish I could find something so nice when I travel to other places.

Room Tip: It's a small hotel, I think all the rooms are likely to be fine.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We made a last minute call to book a 4night stay and were lucky that a room was availible for us. We travelled up to P. Springs from Santa Barbara. Upon arrival Larry was very welcoming and gave us enough information on the area. Our room / apartment was excellent and roomy and the whole property exudes a degree of calm. The neighborhood is quiet and central and shops and restaurants are only a short walk away. We would definetly recommend this property to any others looking for accomodation in the Palm Springs area.

Room Tip: If you want to be next to the pool, rooms 5,7 & 8 are the ones to book
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dunbarton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

One of the best hotels that I have ever stayed in. Clean attractive rooms, helpful staff, and a nice courtyard pool for relaxation. The hotel staff was very helpful in providing directions and information about places to visit in the area. Located only a short walk from Palm Canyon Drive.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stayed at the Old Ranch Inn whilst on our honeymoon last month. It was a last minute decision to stop off in Palm Springs on our way to the Grand Canyon but I'm so glad we did as the Old Ranch was a highlight of our holiday. We arrived late but Larry and Ed had very thoughtfully left a chilled bottle of rose to greet us which we enjoyed sitting around the pool looking up at the incredible night sky! Our room was extremely comfortable with an enormous king sized bed and kitchenette. Larry and Ed recommended some places for brunch but I opted to lie by the gorgeous pool instead before checking out. That says it all: I really didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

I remembered seeing this lovely inn when I stayed nearby years ago. Thank goodness for google earth I was able to locate it. I rented a queen room at a very reasonable rate and it came with a kitchenette ! The property is spotless and maintained by the owners as they would their own home. Sleigh bed..comfy shower...great location ...awsome.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Old Ranch Inn
Address: 220 S Patencio Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6337
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
#15 Business Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Ranch Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 'Old Ranch Inn' is an Historic Palm Springs Retreat located in the Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood in the Downtown Village, and is tucked away behind gates, amidst palm trees & flowering plants, shady patios and sparkling fountains. The 'Old Ranch Inn' is a quaint, intimate hotel with an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Its' poolside suites range in size from large charming, well-appointed full-room suites, to a one-bedroom luxury apartment; all with kitchenettes, spacious baths, private patio retreats & some with fireplace. ... more   less 
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