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“40th Birthday Fun!!!”

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Desert Riviera Hotel
Ranked #1 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Plymouth, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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“40th Birthday Fun!!!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

My husband Jeff and I Stayed here for 2 nights for my 40th birthday over 12-12-12!! We arrived late and they had left everything for us to get into our room and when we walked in the twinkle lights were on on the patio, candles lit and a bottle of champaign was chilling. ;) Such a nice welcome! The grounds and pool area are absolutely beautiful. They even have bikes that you can borrow to ride around town. The complimentary Limo service provided by Jon was Awesome for our dinner out on my Birthday! We will definitely stay here again when we return to Palm Springs, CA.

Room Tip: There are only a handful of rooms and they were all very quite, and all line up around the pool.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sechelt, Canada
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We want a quiet, poolside boutique hotel in Palm Springs and we found it in the Desert Riviera.
The owner-operators are so accommodating they make you feel you're a guest in their home.
Outdoor gas fireplace, super hot tub and well heated pool for winter Snowbirds. If you're looking for a limo ride to and from the airport you've got the right place for your romantic getaway. They even have bicycles for two.

Room Tip: There are good rooms here right on the pool/patio level.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Our 2nd visit to Palm Springs in 3 years. Stayed again at Desert Riviera, just as relaxing as we remembered from our last visit. Friendly, informal, clean. Great place to stay.

Recommended if staying in Palm Springs.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stayed here at the end of July during the "off season", which we very much enjoyed. As we arrived at the hotel late at night, the staff had left the keys for us with a welcome note. We dropped our stuff in the room and enjoyed sitting poolside for a bit.
The next morning, we got a great recommendation for a breakfast spot called Elmer's which was just a few blocks up the road. The hotel staff is so much more than the title suggests. They gave us a very personal, friendly experience, and they were always eager to make our stay more enjoyable.
The hotel itself is great. It has been nicely renovated, but not completely overhauled, which certainly isn't a problem. We enjoyed the convenience of a table and chairs as well as the kitchenette. Outside, the pool is always the perfect temperature and if you feel like lounging around poolside, it's perfect for that too.
The hotel was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted a quiet, relaxing experience and this was provided for us. Generally speaking, this hotel is aimed at a more mature crowd, which suited us just fine, even though we're younger.
Within a very short drive, you can find just about anything you'll need or want. Great restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations and entertainment are all within reach.
The next time we're in Palm Springs, we will absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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san diego
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

while staying in Palm Springs at the Desert Riviera Hotel...they do it all in such an unobtrusive way...just make you feel like family, from check in to check out...Judy is so gracious...rooms spotless, grounds calm and relaxing, landscape done beautifullly...
we love the fire pot, especially this time of year, sat around it each evening for our little happy hour, loved the candles and lights that are turned on in the evening. Didn't get to use Ray's limo service, but what a thought !
thank you, guys....we will be back!

Room Tip: traffic noise isn't too bad, but might want to choose a room away from the street
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

I stayed here in June 2011 (only just started writing TA reviews!) with 3 friends and we booked the only double room they had which was clean, comfy and well equipped (goodie basket was much appreciated!)
We had just come from Vegas so was looking forward to a bit of R&R and we certainly found it!
We were greeted with either a cold beer or glass of wine, then treated to a limo ride to go and get more beers to have around the pool area and then supplied with information around take outs and breakfast eateries.
We only stayed one night as we were already booked to carry on to San Diego but we wished that we had stayed longer.
We didnt leave straight after check out, they allowed us to stay and sun bathe and use a room in the back to freshen up before our journey which we were thankful for.
The hotel offers free wifi and free long distance phone calls which was a nice touch.

The owners are amazing, its like a home away from home!!

I would recommend this hotel to anyone. I want to go so bad...!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

I stayed here in August of 2012 for only two nights, but it was by far the best hotel experience I have ever had. When we checked in we were immediately offered an ice cold beer (perfect since it was the middle of a heat wave!). Our room was the smallest one, but it was still amazing! It was beautifully decorated and included a full complimentary gift basket of goodies. The pool was the best part. It was very quiet and relaxing and we happily took advantage of the complimentary sunscreen. The pool was even more special at night where little candle-type lights were carefully placed everywhere. I could not find fault with this hotel if I wanted. The service was amazing, the staff were lovely, and the property looks like it is out of a magazine. The price is also extremely reasonable and I hope they continue to keep it that way so I can plan to return soon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Desert Riviera Hotel
Address: 610 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8810
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
#4 Business Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Desert Riviera Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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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