We went there Nov 23-24, 2013. The hotel is on the Palm Canyon Strip on the Northern Side. A bit far from downtown if you walk leisurely about 10-20 mins and with driving around 5 mins.I booked using Hotel Tonight app on my phone and really get a great rate. We came around noon time but check in is around 3 or 4 pm? but asked if there is available room and they told us there are some. The booking engine I used will let me know the room/bed configuration upon check in (hence they're really cheap).I requested a room on the first floor the patio facing the family pool with 2 beds and they easily accommodated us. The room are huge , but dated. no flat screen tv, bathroom fixtures as well as the room fixtures are all dated. You get a small fridge and an old fashioned (rotating knob) microwave and a coffee maker. But don't let this hinder you from booking. If I wanted to stay at a fancy hotel with all state of the art amenities and deciding to stay at the room/hotel all the time, i will not book this one. But for the basic, they were great! They have 2 pools, one adult only (18+) and one family that comes with a whirlpool as well. Pool closes at 10 pm. The pool is heated.Pool towels are available at the front desk,The views at the back of the hotel is awesome.The breakfast is usual basic not fancy. Toast, bagels, cereals, oats, coffee, milk and some danish bread. if your expecting eggs, bacon, sausage among others, go somewhere else. The breakfast is just right to start your day or keep you going. The towels at the toilet are great, really white but not that soft, but at least, it's white and sparkling. The lotions,soap ,shampoo and conditioner are on the wall. So do not expect those bath amenities that comes in separate containers. check out time is 11 am but you can get till 12 without charge. the cleanliness of the room is ok, the bed is just right, but the bedding's, somewhat has a certain smell (probably one of the drawback) , you can request to have it changed but we did not bother since we were just staying there overnight. WiFi is good . parking free, breakfast free, WiFi free, no resort fees whatsoever, Overall, if you really just want a basic place to crash at the end of the day, and your not that picky as well, this might work for you! i just cannot imagine why other people rated this hotel on so much negative side. As what they say, not everything you see in the internet are true, you can use it as a guide and just use your judgement.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs, a 100 percent smoke free hotel, offers affordable rooms and suites in Palm Springs, home of over 100 golf courses. For onsite recreation, guests will find an outdoor adults only pool, outdoor family pool, two whirlpools, a sauna, steam room, and fitness room. Guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast with their room rate. While there is not a full service restaurant inside the hotel, there are dining destinations nearby. Guests will find Billy Reeds Restaurant and Lounge across the street, Bakers Square in one block, and many more restaurants within a short drive. Conveniently located on Highway 111 close to downtown Palm Springs and the aerial tramway. You will find yourself surrounded by luxury in each of the 124 exquisitely appointed suites at this lovely hotel situated amidst beautifully landscaped courtyards and pools. Children 12 and under stay free with an adult. Dogs welcome with nominal fee. The Palm Springs airport is approximately four miles from the hotel. There are 124 rooms, including suites, on two floors. Standard amenities include air conditioning, alarm clock radio, microwave, mini refrigerator, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, telephone, free local calls, and television with ShowTime ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shilo Inn Palm Springs Hotel Palm Springs
- Palm Springs Shilo Inn