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Colony Palms Hotel
Ranked #30 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Redondo Beach
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“New Hot Spot”
Reviewed October 28, 2007

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!

Stayed October 2007
3 Thank bluestraveler23
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Reviewed October 13, 2007

This is the best hotel I've stayed at in a long time!! I really enjoyed it.
First of all, I usually don't care TO much about the design of the hotel I'm staying at but I have to say I was really impressed with the way this place looked. It has a very "Old Hollywood" feel to it, which can be a cool vibe if done well.
The rooms are cool and sheek but still manage to be cozy. One of my favorite things about the room is the bed. It's honestly one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. Not sure if it's the mattress or the bedding but it's pretty amazing. The shower is really nice as well. The room also has cool details like an ipod radio as well which was nice because if you want music you just plug in your ipod and you're set.
I would abosolutely recommend the restaurant. The food and service was great and it had a great vibe.
Ther hotel had an overall cool vibe. It had a cool, hip crowd without being to pretentious, which was nice. I personally can't stand when places try to hard to be cool because it usually ends up being lame. The colony seems to have done it right.
I never do the review thing, but I actually felt inclined to tell people about this place. It's just all around GREAT. Give it a shot.....you won't regret it.

  • Liked — The Vibe
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 12, 2007

My best friend from Oregon and I stayed at the hotel over Labor Day weekend. Upon arrival we were taken back by the design of the hotel - let's just say that every last detail imaginable was thought of when constructing this hotel! Not only is it one of a kind in terms of design, the service was also immpecable! We were greeted by a woman named Georgette who was very pleasant and welcoming. The room we stayed in was very large and very true to the pictures posted on the website. By far one of the nicest rooms I have ever stayed in!

The Purple Palm restaurant is somewhere I could eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner - It is really that good! My favorite dish I ate while I was there was the Ahi Tuna - order it, you won't be be dissapointed!

I have spent time at the Viceroy and The Parker, and no doubt the Colony Palms is the best place to stay in Palm Springs. I can't wait to go back!

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Property: Colony Palms Hotel
Address: 572 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6030 (Formerly the Palms at Palms Springs)
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Springs
#9 Luxury Hotel in Palm Springs
#9 Spa Hotel in Palm Springs
#13 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Colony Palms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 57
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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Colony Palms Resort
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