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“a very warm welcome from the Hotel California”
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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 75 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel and can honestly say that all the reviews from Trip Advisor definitely nailed the hotel - excellent in all categories. The weather was quite unseasonably cool when we stayed but that did not keep us from enjoying the wonderfully heated pool, and even hotter hot tub. I think what really makes this small hotel fantastic is the landscaping and gardening of the pool area. It feels like a tropical paradise in the middle of the desert. Nothing compares to enjoying the pool and hot tub while watching the multitude of hummingbirds scoot and hover around you. The rooms were impeccably cleaned each day. The bed was uber comfortable and the staff - every one of them were like family. I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

Palm Springs is PACKED with boutique hotels. Finding a great one can be a challange.We decided to stay at the Hotel California based on the reviews here, and we were not disappointed. The staff is truly marvelously attentive and friendly without being obtrusive. Lucy (owner) and Mike (maintenance) were wonderful and made us feel at home. The grounds are beautiful and tropical, with a nicely secluded feel. The hummingbirds are used to people, so you get quite the show. They keep a large, well appointed heated pool, nice jacuzzi, and have all kinds of little touches everywhere from lighted candles at night to quiet background music at night. Great coffee! Up to date video library. Complimentary snacks and drinks.

The room was clean and well appointed. We hit the place during the slow TGiving to Xmas period so it was quiet too. This hotel is a short distance away from downtown, which we found perfect.They will transport you anywhere, although we didn't do this.

Room Tip: Look at the room map on the website. This is a 2 floor hotel. Romantica room recommended.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank dangerdave
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

A sincere thank you to Kelly and the entire staff.
(Kelly! Thank you for sending my earrings! I got them!)
You all went above and beyond!
Hi-lights:
The Heated Pool
Owner brought me coffee IN the Hot tub
Hanging with the Hummingbirds by fire pit
Harley Limo

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank frecklebelly
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

My husband and I so enjoyed the hospitality we experienced during out visit. Everyone went above and beyond to make us feel at home and pampered. We enjoyed the ability to cook our own dinners in the spacious kitchen and leave the clean-up to the staff. We loved that beverages and snacks were complimentary. We were even given additional frozen water bottles to bring along on a day trip to Idelwilde. When we asked where to find a laudromat, we were offerred the convenience of using the hotel's washer and dryer instead. The pool was heated to a lovely 90 degrees. There was a great DVD lending library, as well. If you want a small, comfortable, low key hotel with thoughtful service and staff- this is the place.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Candy M
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

The Hotel California is a unique gem. Family owned. Small, quaint with every amenity you can think of. Free bicycle rental for perusing the town. Free limo service to paint it red. Beautiful rooms to rest. All in a little oasis with 24 hour pool and hot tub hours. Complimentary wine and beer? Yes please. Lucy and her family make you feel like you're their own special guest. Made our 1st wedding anniversary SO special! Definitely must stay there if in Palm Springs.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank sire1018
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

We loved this place!! Larry, Kelly, Kirby et al were the most friendly and inviting hosts anyone could ever hope for. It was incredible from the moment we checked in until the moment we left. I don't think I have fever felt so comfortable, at ease and truly welcomed like I was here. Beautiful, exceptionally well kept property. Very private. It felt like my new second home! I wished that we had stayed here longer rather than have gone to La Jolla. Oh well ... next time. I would go back to Palm Springs just to stay here again! We will be back! Many thanks yo the most awesome staff on the planet for making our stay the very best it could be! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Room Tip: I the I any room would be wonderful! Just go!!!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank housy123
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Imagine your favorite relative's house. You know, the rich, funny uncle or fun cousin with the estate property that lets you pop in anytime, provides all the comforts of home along with maid service, indulges you, yet lets you do your own thing? The one that asks if you want a cold beer or glass of wine as soon as you walk through the gate. The gate to his hacienda with the interior courtyard with lush plants, splashing fountains, cozy fire pit, bathwater warm swimming pool, oh-so-nice jacuzzi, and hummingbirds darting to and fro. If you want noisy kid activities or an expensive resort, this is not it. Otherwise, do not miss this place. Locations, comfort, amenities, and personalized service are excellent. Larry, K.C., Kelly, Lucy, Kirby and Mike will help make your visit to Palm Springs the best ever with their recommendations on restaurants and things to do. Oh, yeah, did I mention the bikes to hop on for a ride or the limo service for an evening out on the town?

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank cdinlo
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Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: 424 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8806
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Palm Springs
#2 Best Value Hotel in Palm Springs
#3 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range: £118 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lush romantic grounds with surrounding Old California Spanish charm. Newly renovated with attention to every detail. Join us in the SUN! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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