To sum up, this place is everything you expect a Palm Springs motel should be. We wanted to get the feel of what it was like living in the 1950's in this desert resort without having to give up anything at all in terms of cleanliness, style, and comfort.
We spent three nights over the long weekend. We had Room #6 which was a poolside King. Honestly, all 10 rooms are great, although one or two may be smaller - they certainly note this on their website. This place was like having your own mid-century modern home with pool and spa. Most other guests kept to themselves, but the pool area certainly allows co-mingling if you are the friendly sort.
The room was spotless. There were a lot of retro features original the to the room, yet with updated features such as flat screen and a modern kitchen. We slept great - we didn't hear any road noise as previously mentioned, although you can hear it from the pool - but I think most motels along the main road are like that. I guess if it were tucked away against the desert you would be paying $100 more a night and then we would start to hear the complaints.
The pool area is so clean and spotless. The details are perfect and they take pride in everything. They provide snacks in your room and cokes and chilled water for the asking. Great bikes are free and you should take them up along the country club to bike around all the cool mid-century houses.
We took a hike up in Indian Canyon - only 15 minutes by car. We took in a spa as well nearby. It was a fancy LA type place, and we couldn't wait to return to our little pool and laying out which is why we came. Like most motels, you are not walking distance to downtown (fine with me), but you have complimentary use of their limo to take you to dinner and back. Its complimentary but you should tip the driver and they offer a suggested tip.
The staff was amazingly friendly. I think its hard to stay at a large hotel after staying here.
Ask for dining recommendations each day. They know what they are talking about.
- 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