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“This ain't your Mama's Marriott” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Royale Inn
Ranked #43 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Los Angeles
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This ain't your Mama's Marriott”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

A unique place that revisits a bygone era, with individually decorated rooms in a quiet back street, centered around the pool of the old hacienda, with walkways and gardens that are waiting to be explored. The restaurant is bold in it's offerings and lives up to the challenge. The food is flavorful, well prepared and served in an intimate atmosphere. Staff are eager to please, but not hovering. Overall, a wonderful experience that will be repeated again on our next visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank LAPHIL310
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

I had been looking for a place in Palm Springs that allows children - no easy feat. Villa Royale Inn was more than welcoming to our three-year-old, but still maintained that relaxing, peaceful vibe the adults want. We were very happy with the hotel layout, the beautifully decorated rooms, the comfortable pool areas, and the breakfast. The breakfast was a really nice touch - great food, coffee, juice and table service in a nice setting.
The location can't be beat either. Although you can't really walk to the main drag, it's an easy, quick car ride.
I would recommend checking out the hotel map/ room pictures to get the room you want. From what I can tell, they're all very different, and there's something for everyone.
We will absolutely be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SwissG
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Birmingham, Michigan
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233 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

My husband and I spent a week in Palm Springs and booked a room here. Later in the week our daughter arrived and joined us. There are several pools on the property and rooms are clustered about each pool. The location is beautifully gardened. When we were there in March a hummingbird had nested and sat on her egg daily. The location is in walking distance to town although the heat may make it a better bet in the early or late of the day. All in all I would recommend this hotel without reservation. We had the breakfast plan and each morning would have breakfast in the back of the on site restaurant on a small courtyard. Tea and cookies are served in the afternoon on the covered veranda.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank msl50birm
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Chandler, Arizona, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

My sister and stayed at the Villa Royale Inn- It was wonderful- exceeded our expectations - The rooms were outstanding and were decorated with beautiful taste- the staff was friendly and helpful- enjoyed the pool area and the resturant was simply fantastic- We have decided this hotel will be a yearly "sister trip"

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Darlene O
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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Our family was in need of a vacation and we bought a TravelZoo voucher for this place (as well as some friends of ours). The place ended up being perfect: we booked a one-bedroom suite with a kitchen so that we could eat in with the kids if we needed to and our friends booked the suite next door. Our suites looked out onto a courtyard with a fountain so our families ended up getting take out and eating there each night. Villa Royale has friendly and accommodating staff, the pools are fun, it is close to the city center (2 minutes by car), and is perfect if you are looking to relax. It has the personal eclecticism of a Bed and Breakfast combined with the size and quality of a hotel. While many 'boutique hotels' trade room size for chic modernism Villa Royal gives you ample room and a personal touch. We'll definitely be back!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cmgmp3
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Riverside, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

The VR is very quaint and has a peaceful setting. Grounds are well landscaped and adds to the charm of the inn. Accommodations were nice and staff was wonderful. Very helpful and friendly.
The pool area was very inviting and relaxing. We had one of the smaller rooms but was charming and well decorated with great use of space. I do agree with a couple other reviewers that some various items around the inn and restaurant showed wear. Just need to be replaced.
I would not hesitate to recommend to others and we will return again for another stay.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank options123
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San Diego
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

I really loved that it was quaint and relaxing but need a little refreshing. I thought the pool cushions and covers looked just a bit worn and could and should be replaced.Our room seemed a little dirty on arrival with a dead bug on top of my bathroom towels.I enjoyed all the staff there and thought dinner at the restaurant was really good . The waiter could have done a better job since there was only 3 tables. When I bring a nice bottle of wine and pay $25.00 to open I would hope the waiter would at least pour the wine. I would have dinner there again ! The pork Osso bucco (not sure if I spelled right) was very good !! With some work this place could be really great.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Stefdiego
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Additional Information about Villa Royale Inn

Property: Villa Royale Inn
Address: 1620 S Indian Trl, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8842
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Royale Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Named the "West's Best Small Inns" by Sunset Magazine, Villa Royale Inn is a unique Palm Springs bed and breakfast with luxury accommodations, a historic restaurant, heated pools, in-room massage, exquisitely-landscaped grounds and mountain views. ... more   less 
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