I have stayed at the Royal Sun Inn in Palm Springs many times over the past decade. It is inexpensive and is located in one of the best neighbourhoods of Palm Springs slightly south of the main drag of downtown Palm Springs. Room rates include a lovely breakfast down by the pool.
It is just down the street from the magnificent Indian Canyons and if you are interested in nature, visiting the canyons is a must. Moortens Botanical Gardens is a short walk from the hotel as well.
The rooms are simple yet quite adequate. Remember that this is a 2 star hotel and the accomodations definitely reflect this, but if you are looking for basic accomodations with no frills, the Royal Sun Inn has always been a good place to stay in Palm Springs because of its inexpensive rates and incredible location.
BUT, I will never recommend this hotel to anyone again. This is why: I think there has been a change of management at the hotel. As stated in previous reviews of this hotel, I too found the front desk staff terribly rude on this visit. This was the first time that I had experienced such an attitude at the Royal Sun. There is nothing quite like having all the members of your party individually having the same horrible experience to make you never want to return. It spoilt our entire Palm Springs experience. The lady at the front desk was patronizing and seems to enjoy taking the hotel guests to task. Do not even think of staying a minute past the 12 o'clock check-out time. You will be charged for another day, and only after quite a bit of negotiations will you be lucky enough to only have to pay a $20 late check-out fee. And of course, there is the charge for the safe that is in your hotel room that of course I never used. This was my experience. In addition to that my leg was covered in bed bug bites. Need I say more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Sun Inn known as the “Best Kept Secret” in the desert, due to its ideal location in a quiet residential neighborhood, near the intimate Botanical Garden, away from the noise of the busy streets, yet conveniently situated to most attractions and the famous Downtown Palm Springs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Sun Hotel Palm Springs