A friend and I visited Palm Springs on a road trip and stayed here one night at the beginning of June. I did a lot of research before settling on a hotel and based on reviews from Yelp and Trip Advisor, we booked a night at the Desert Riviera. I emailed Judy to make my reservation and was promptly sent a reply and confirmation. Needless to say, our expectations were exceeded.
Judy greeted us and offered us a cold drink immediately upon us walking into the office. She welcomed us warmly, showed us the amenities and explained all about the area. Larry was very welcoming as well...we felt like we were visiting family the entire weekend.
The property is on a main road but once you walk into the gates, the outside world seems to fade away. It's a quiet and intimate setting. We stayed in a room with 2 beds and were pleasantly surprised about the size and quality of the room. There was a nice table/chairs with a welcome basket of snacks as well as a kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge and dishes/utensils (this was perfect because we had packed our own snacks for between meals and gave us a place to keep our drinks cold).
We immediately set out to enjoy the pool...it was clean and well stocked with towels and sunscreens/lotions. The setting is very relaxing and the adults only environment meant nothing but quiet tranquility. My friend borrowed a bike the next morning and took a short ride around the neighborhood, complete with directions and a map from Judy and Larry.
We were truly bummed that we hadn't booked another night at the Desert Riviera because it was the best place we stayed on our road trip!! Palm Springs at this time of year is on the quiet side due to the weather (hot) but we took advantage of the pool during the day and got a great rate (because it's off season).
The only minor thing that would make me give it a 99% instead of 100% is that the wi-fi (while free) wasn't working well and was very slow. This made searching Yelp for restaurant reviews a bit tricky.
Overall, we would definitely stay here again if ever back in the Palm Springs area!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amazing renovation of a beautiful vintage property, that takes you back to the old Palm Springs feel. Panoramic view of the San Jacinto mountains, impressing clean and manicured gardens. Sparkling pool and hot tub and poolside guest barbecue. Personal attention to every guest, Customer Service is #1. Come feel the vibe. (ADULTS ONLY PROPERTY) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Riviera Palm Springs
- Hotel Desert Riviera