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The Rossi Hotel
Ranked #5 of 75 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 6, 2013

My wife and I have stayed twice now at the San Giuliano hotel. The first time was Dec 2012 and we stayed in the Sedona suite for three nights. Awesome room, front doors open poolside and of course the private patio with a jacuzzi. We loved the room and hotel instantly. If I had to say anything about the Sedona, it was the shower. The pressure was so strong and the type of shower head was one you couldn't adjust. Just too strong...it would sting sensitive parts of the body! I actually wonder is someone complained once in the past about the pressure being too weak causing the now too strong. Wasn't a big deal, everything else was great.

Our second trip was April 2 - 5 2013. This time we stayed in the Fountain suite. From the pictures it looked like the view from the private hot tub would be facing the mountain and we were not disappointed. It had a spacious yard and wonderful room inside. The bathroom in the fountain was HUGE! The shower more than made up for the high pressure in the Sedona. Loved it. We loved the room.

I have read some of the other reviews. I believe any of the bad ones were under old mgmt. This is not your traditional hotel. Staff is only onsite till about 6PM. I don't find this to be a problem at all. The main gates have electronic keypads for entry, so once you check in you can be in and out as you wish. The staff super nice on both trips. I feel like it is the best of both worlds. They are available if you need them, but otherwise everything is thoughtfully stocked/supplied. It really gives you a nice intimate feel.

There is no lobby with a big breakfast spread but around 9AM each morning they do provide coffee and breakfast muffins etc. Also snacks/water throughout the day. This is part of the charm in our opinion. It really feels like you are far away but close to downtown.

The room was clean. It had a small fridge and microwave. We bring some waters and alcohol so that we can have some afternoon libations before dinner :) We will definitely stay here again and again.

Room Tip: For the Fountain suite you park right in front of your door on a side street. Very nice. Feels VIP...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Took my girlfriend here to celebrate her birthday. Had to schedule at the last minute and thx to tripadvisor found this lovely spot. Sitesee in morning, drinks at the pool ( right outside our door) all afternoon until the sun dipped below the mountain, private hot tub in evening, then clean up and walk to dinner at one of the many great places on Palm Canyon - Lulu is only 2 blocks. Couldn't have been a better trip. Loved it and will return if in Palm Springs again.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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4  Thank Dean H
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Nice place to forget about the car for the weekend. Park it, and enjoy your time together. Walk into town, numerous good restaurants, and spend time on your private patio & jacuzzi. Pool area complements the upscale resort feel. Great place for couples looking for a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

My long time girlfriend and I finally moved in together in early January. To celebrate we took a "honeymoon" trip to California and while in Palm Springs stayed in the Fountain Hacienda for 5 days as well as the Sunset for one night at the end of our trip. Overall observations follow:

Palm Spring is a great town, even in the "cool" season of January. You can get get air rates (we got $400 return from Ottawa, Canada at a time when (much closer) Florida rates are typically $700). We experienced very plesant temperatures with all day sunshine. As many reviewers mention the core shops/restaurants are only a 5 minute walk away. We felt very, very safe at night walking to/from the downtown strip. Look for the market on Thursday nights.

Fountain room - great room with exceptional privacy and great price (we stayed from Sunday-Friday). I travel frequently and I believe this may have been the best ever room (with yard) I have ever stayed in. Very, very highly recommended for a couple wanting some peace and quiet/romance.

Sunset room - another great room will a good kitchen. This and the other rooms that surround the pool area would also be great as they provide both privacy (in the yard/hot tub area) combined with a great courtyard/poolside for social conversation/relaxation.

Owners - take immense pride in the facility (well landscaped, clean rooms and grounds) and are extremely helpful with any questions, requests while still respecting privacy.

Excursions - we are both golfers and we planned our trip during the PGA tour stop at La Quinta, which is only about 45 minute drive from the hotel. We saw many of our favourite pros. For those who golf, there are numerous courses in the area. We also greatly enjoyed another day trip (highly recommended) to Josha Tree national park - an exceptional experience and just about 1 hour or less out of town. Day trips to the coast and to the LA area are also possible depending on how much you want to get out vs staying in town relaxing.

Room Tip: Fountain is outstanding for privacy, however does not provide direct access to the pool/courtyard. A...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank skyguybri
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a great find in Palm Springs. Quiet, luxurious and with all the amenities you would ever want for your weekend getaway. It's within walking distance from the main town attractions, including shopping, restaurants, museums. The service is excellent, friendly and always available, even if you forget the key combo to your door ;-)

We're going back next motnth...

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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10  Thank Dimitris S
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

My friend and I chose this quiet, adults-only hotel for a one-night birthday getaway. We found the Sedona Room to be tastefully renovated and nicely appointed. It includes a full-length jacuzzi bath, separate shower, a private outdoor hot tub, even a blender for margaritas (note to self: bring the ingredients next time!). The grounds are charming, well-kept, with a gorgeous poolside mountain view, delightfully secluded in the midst of Palm Springs. The only downside was that neither the in-room coffeemaker nor the outside boiler coffee was satisfying. So be prepared to walk a few blocks if you want to start your day with a good cup of joe.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We really enjoyed our four night stay in the Fountain Hacienda in Mid February. The suite was spacious and very private, having its own separate entrance to the street. The proximity to Palm Canyon Drive was great - you could walk to everything. I noted the complaint by another recent poster about the breakfast. However, we avoided the whole issue by taking the 5 minute walk into town each morning and having a coffee and pastry at Espresso Cielo. It gave us the added bonus of taking in some early morning people watching. All in all we had a great stay and I would highly recommend the San Giuliano.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank PrincetonTrekker
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Address: 375 W Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6307 (Formerly San Giuliano Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range: $228 - $497 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rossi Hotel (formerly known as The San Giuliano) was originally built as a hotel in the 1920's and was known as The Wigwam, hosting an array of glamorous movie stars. One of the oldest hotels in the Palm Springs area. All eight suites enjoy beautiful private patios and jacuzzis. We are located in the historic Tennis Club District in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs. Enjoy our beautiful pool with the San Jacinto Mountains as a backdrop. Surprisingly, this oasis is located just steps from the exciting Downtown Palm Springs with an abundance of restaurants, shops and entertainment. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
San Giuliano Palm Springs
Hotel San Giuliano

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