Alright then, there seems to be an awful lot of laudatory blah, blah being written about this hotel and.....it's all absolutely true!! This place has the sizzle AND the steak!!
I found this hotel on the TripAdvisor site and felt confident that I found a good spot having had great luck with TripAdvisor planning vacations in the past. I booked directly with an obliging and welcoming gal (who I now know was Judy, my new BFin the desert ) and she made every effort to accomodate me and to make sure I'd be happy with my room.
After an 'over-stimulating' 4 day Las Vegas convention, I made my way to the Desert Riviera in Palm Springs looking forward to a relaxing home base while I checked out the real estate in the valley . I easily found my way to the lodging, barely visible from the street behind lush vegetation and leafy palms.
Stepping through the gate, i was warmly welcomed by Bob who checked me in, gave me a brief overview of the place and showed me my room......an immaculate 'mid-century hideaway' steps to the sparkling pool! Yeees! The next thing I know, I have a glasss of red wine in my hand and I'm cosied up by the fire.....
I will let the other reviewers tell you about the virtues of the physical hotel (all great) but the real magic here is how the hosts manage to be friendly, so helpful, and genuinely interested in their guests without ever being in your face or intrusive. Nothing was too much trouble and I really felt as though i were staying with good friends....except my good friends don't treat me this well!! lol
Suffice it to say, I was so impressed with my experience here that before leaving, booked a week for my folks to celebrate their 56th wedding anniverary. Upon hearing that was the occassion, Judy lit up with enthusiasm....you would have thought they were her parents! Wow!
The DRH is not about glitz and glam for sure, but is a beautiful, relaxed and friendly spot where the hosts work hard at making their good care look absolutely effortless. In a short time, they have certainly raised the bar for a standard of hospitality unsurpassed in my not-so-limited experience. Way to go gang!
Oh...and as for the 'midnight at the oasis' thing......imagine floating gently in the pool late at night (it's always open!) under starry skiies and waving palms and thinking....man!...am I brilliant for booking such a wonderful spot!
While my hope is to find my own little piece of heaven in the desert, I am confident that I can (and will) drop in to visit the 'angels' at the DRH and know I'll be warmly welcomed.
I completely endorse this fine and friendly inn and the super folk you'll find there running it. Enjoy!!
BTW, Judy likes an occasional glass of bubbly...ting!
Vancouver, BC, Canada
- 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