The Willows is just 2 blocks from the heart of Palm Springs village but feels private, secluded, privileged. 8 rooms total, beautifully decorated with subtle, exquisite taste, with gorgeous antiques in every room. Bed and linens are luxury quality, bathrooms spacious and well-appointed. We stayed in the Loft which featured a claw foot tub with hand held shower (we would opt for one of the other rooms with both tub and shower next time). Breakfast is served in the indoor/outdoor dining room in front of a massive rock wall waterfall. Breakfast includes freshly baked muffins (creative recipes like corn-blueberry) followed by an interesting fruit dish (broiled grapefruit with honey, berries with vanilla yogurt and fresh mint)' and concluding with hearty entrees (portabella mushrooms stuffed with herbed eggs served with chicken sausage was exceptional). It is like having breakfast at the home of a dear friend who is a fabulous cook. Hors d'ouevres are served from 5:30 - 7 pm. Yum! We enjoyed dates stuffed with cream cheese and garnished with chopped nuts, stuffed mushrooms, asparagus wrapped with prosciutto and baked, avocado bruschetta with pesto, lime-cilantro marinated shrimp, and other tasty items served with a nice selection of wines. Grounds are manicured and colorful with meandering paths around the property. Many seating areas with beautiful views of the hillsides and waterfall. Pool area is luxurious and the staff regularly brings ice water and iced tea. Well worth the price; can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A vacation at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn feels like a visit to a friend's country estate; or rather, an acquaintance who has welcomed some very famous friends into their home over the years. Nestled among stunning mountain vistas, The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn has been a Hollywood favorite for nearly a century. Today, this Mediterranean villa has been meticulously restored to its original elegance of the 1930s. Mahogany-beamed ceilings and natural stone fireplaces are accented by modern amenities such as complimentary high-speed wireless,in-room DVD players and iPod docking stations. A three-course gourmet breakfast next to the waterfall and nightly wine and hors d'oevres are included in the rate, making for an exceptional value. Tour the extensive gardens or relax by the pool. From the luxurious comforters and Egyptian cotton towels, no detail has been overlooked in this secluded desert oasis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Willows Hotel Palm Springs