I just returned to Canada from an 8 day stay in Palm Springs. Normally I stay in brand name 5 star hotels but decided to try this one out due to it`s number #1 ranking in the USA of all hotels on Tripadvisor. I made the wise choice!
Larry ( one of the owners ) picked me up in his limo at the airport. He greeted me with a big smile and he and all his staff went " above and beyond " to make my stay with them truly perfect to match the amazing weather itself.
Larry took me hiking and drove me to the famous tram,..he also took me to some great breakfast spots and lunch spots and drove me in the limo to and from all my evening meals at fantastic places he and his sister Judy suggested. ( These people are on top of their game in every way,...I am very picky and they impressed me! ).
Larry went with me to check out a 1943 Bi-Plane at the local airport and took me back the next day after and he and his sister Judy arranged a 1 hour flight on it with a video ! I flew all around the area at 1,000-2,000 feet!
Larry also acted as my local real estate guide and drove me around some of the areas and showed me what was what as only a local could. He also hooked me up with a professional agent who showed me around for a day.
Talk about old fashioned service ? Simply outstanding! He even showed me his car wash which is the best one in town judging from the feedback from the locals I spoke to while I toured it.
Larry`s wife ( Patty ) was also very welcoming and made sure all my needs were taken care of daily. For example: fresh goodies in my room each day in a basket,..cold drinks free of charge in my fridge in my room,...etc.
Judy and her husband Steve ( he is a top chef to boot ! ) made some of the guests and myself 2 terrific BBQ`s by the pool that were simply yummy. Steve drove me around town to pick up some California dates and See`s Candies and also kept me company at 2 meals and is a truly nice guy. You must sweet talk him in to cooking for you if you can !
Judy made sure my laundry got done and my shirts got folded nicely. Note: they normally don`t offer this custom service but once I asked about it ,..it got done for me like magic!
The pool is very clean and the grounds are also very clean and look awesome at night. I saw at least 6 Humming Birds each day around the grounds and they were neat to watch. Larry brought out tons of fresh towels for the guests each day for the pool and for sun tanning use,...he even supplies free lotions of all types. He even offered me a pair of brand new bathing trunks to use because he thought I forgot to pack some of my own.
Each night guest from all over the world sat around the fire pit to get to know each other and it was very relaxing. All the guests were nice people.
I smoked a couple of cigars with Larry and it felt like the TV show ,..Boston Legal where the two main characters sit out on the patio talking and relaxing from the pressures of daily life.
My room was very clean and the 3 housekeeprs were super.
I used the hotel phone to make free calls back home,...another classy touch!There are also free movies to watch from their own collection if you feel like it.
Will I stay there again ? The answer is yes!!! You simply can`t go wrong with these people and what they have worked so hard to build up.
I made friends with Larry, Patty, Judy, and Steve,..and I am a fairly reserved person by nature. They are simply quality people!
- 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