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Desert Riviera Hotel
Ranked #1 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Lancashire
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Outstanding formula...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

This family run hotel has all the ingredients for comfort, relaxation and enjoyment. From the moment you arrive at check-in you feel confident that you have made a good choice. Every member of staff we encountered was cheerful and most helpful. Rather than repeat again all the wonderful compliments others have made just read a few more reviews and feel assured by them. We have passed through Palm Springs many times, just over-nighted en route elsewhere.This trip we stayed four nights and enough to want to stay at Desert Riviera for much much longer. We shall return! Thanks again to great staff who have a formula that makes success!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Patreesho
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Great people running this hotel. Very relaxed and easy going but with astute attention to detail.
They want to make sure you have a great stay and go out of their way to make it so.
Complimentary use of pedal bikes. Water / beer/ wine offered upon check in.
All rooms surround the pool which is kept toasty warm and immaculately clean.
The rooms are clean and comfortable and air conditioned.
We will be back - often!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank haggisclown
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Just fabulous , from the time you check in and a lovely cool drink is offered to all the included goodies .
Basket in room full of snacks,drink in fridge,coffee in lobby along with sweets,chilled water and a bowl of fruit. To top all this off Judy said all phone calls were free and this included intl calls .

Pool was so beautiful and just the right temp and floats for everyones use along with towels and shade for everyone with sunscreen etc..

Could go on and on but would be hard to find this sort of service and included extra's anywhere else.
Highly recommend this fabulous hotel to anyone else visiting Palm Springs and want some serious peace and quiet and great service .

Will be back ,thanks for making our time in Palm Springs so enjoyable.

Room Tip: A room close to the swimming pool with included kitchen .
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank pauanuiblonde
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Newport Beach, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Took my adult daughter to PS for her birthday trip which we do traditionally every year, and really think you will enjoy the way 50's retro experience. Upon entering, drinks were offered and a warm welcoming from Judy. Complimentary drinks in refrig, furnished kitchen area, and a basket full of snacks. Free licorice and coffee and tea in lobby was nice. This is a family owned hotel with another sister one close by, and they run it like they are welcoming you into their own home. Loved that it was not a large hotel so it was always quiet with peaceful with beautiful garden areas and mountain views in the background. One of my favorite things was coming back at night with candles lit all around the pool and jacuzzi which we stayed in until almost midnight. Want to try Hotel California next which is their sister hotel. Thanks Judy and family for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: All are great and just steps away from pool.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank coleen_18
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Can not fault our stay here! This hotel made our trip so special. We stayed for just over a week during the film festival and loved every minute. Judy and Tracey were the perfect hosts and went above and beyond to look after us. We will definitely be back! THANK YOU Desert Riviera for making our stay so special Emma and Ernest

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Emma S
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Jonquiere, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

It s a nice little place with everything you need! Pool, tables and chairs, in the room (like an appartment) you have all the comodities, the beds are comfortables. The owner is a very pleasant person who is always ready to help you. I recommend this amazing paradise for everyone who want a quiet place. No young children there! Flowers everywhere near the pool, and hummingbirds too!

Room Tip: All rooms are pool view with a majestic garden!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Jojostardust
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San Diego
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Desert Riviera Hotel for my birthday and had a wonderful time. You will not find better services or a more attentive staff. We were greeted with refreshments, given a detailed overview of the area, and shown to our rooms. Anything you need, you’ll receive with care. The pool area is relaxing, quiet, and beautiful complete with background music and hummingbirds. The only reason I wouldn’t recommend this hotel is that I don’t want it to be sold out the next time I go. I feel as though all hotel and bed and breakfasts should stay a night here in order to learn from this hotel’s hospitality. Extremely impressed and happy customer here! Thank you so much Tracy and Judy.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Desert Riviera Hotel
Address: 610 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8810
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > 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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