My husband and I arrived at the Colony Palms Hotel on October 14, 2007, excited to get away from our 13-hour workdays and to visit a friend staying in a neighboring condo. We had used a third party hotel reservation broker online. Unfortunately, on closer examination of our printed "confirmation," we discovered it was a fraud, and the hotel, understandably, had no record of our reservation. The assistant manager, Bryan McGee, took pity on us. Not only did he book us a room without prior reservation, but he selected for us his personal favorite, #3, a quiet, spacious, and well appointed king room. As if that weren't kind enough, he honored the rate on our faux confirmation for an upgrade from the room we'd originally selected. Wow, now that's service!
Once that crisis had been averted, our stay was impeccable. The linens were top quality; the palacial, Moroccanesque decor was impressive; the pool, adjacent to a hip, open-air, top-shelf bar was large and refreshingly cool; and every staff member we encountered, including the executive chef, was extra friendly. Our only regret was not getting to try the restaurant, whose menu looked amazing.
If you like a boutique hotel atmosphere with more amenities and space, Colony Palms will deliver!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally built in 1936 by reputed Purple Gang Mobster Al Wertheimer, the Colony Palms Hotel was once a saloon, speakeasy and gambling house that later became a playground for Hollywood ICONS including Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Rita Hayworth. Colony Palms Hotel has maintained its nobility as a stunning four-star boutique hotel spread out over a three acre property. The rooms promise subtle sophistication with brilliantly colored mosaic tiles and fabrics, rich woods, and suzani headboards. Many have fireplaces and claw-foot bathtubs. Mature gardens throughout the property provide privacy, and intimate outdoor spaces, and the rooms open to the a central courtyard with pool. The hotel’s restaurant, the Purple Palm boasts exquisite cuisine and a stunning view of both the pool and San Jacinto Mountains. The newly redesigned Spa offers a serene atmosphere and top of the line treatments. Colony Palms Hotel also plays host to a variety of stunning weddings and events, with the option of utilizing a newly refreshed private event space or a full property buyout for a truly intimate celebration. Colony Palms Hotel is a mix of modern luxuries with a dash of romance and tranquil getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colony Palms Resort
- Colony Palms Palm Springs