Considering the disparity between reviews, I will state first that I enjoyed my stay at this property. However, both sides of the reviews are easily understandable.
If you are looking for luxury, or even modern accomodations in lodging, you will probably not enjoy a stay here. On the other hand, if the decor and furniture that have others have described sounds charming to you, then the Inn beckons.
That said, I found the Ingleside Inn to be a nice trip back in time. The particular villa I stayed in faced the courtyard. The beauty of the resort is not in the rooms, but in the property grounds. Most, if not all villas, have a private patio or veranda - a wonderful place for morning coffee and breakfast if you don't want to enjoy it poolside. The pool and spa are heated and open 24 hours. It is a small area, but lush with grass and flora.
The villa I stayed in was large, with a desk, a dresser, and two nightstands in the sleeping area. The television atop the dresser did leave something to be desired as the only thing it was missing was foil on the antennae. I think the welcome basket of fruit and cheese and crackers was strategically placed in front of it as a much-needed veil.
The room also had a small walk-in closet, spacious enough to house a weekends worth of hanging clothes. A mini-fridge is located in the closet, stocked with water and soft drinks and included in the price of your stay.
The bathroom was slightly larger than average, with a large shower/whirpool tub, dual sinks, and a seperate toilet/bidet area. And the ever-important water pressure was worthy of a fire hose.
Everything functioned well in the room, even the 13" TV.
The staff at the Inn is was exceptional.
Again, don't expect anything modern at the Inn and I believe you'll understand the attraction. I found it the perfect weekend getaway, a wonderful place to relax and forget about the world just outside of the walls of the Ingleside Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The InglesideInn is an official Palm Springs Historical site, built in 1925. A visit to the Inn is like staying at a friend's country estate.The Inn has been home to many famous celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, John Travolta and Marlon Brando. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ingleside Hotel Palm Springs