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“Comfy home away from home”
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Hotel California
Ranked #2 of 74 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 January 2014

From the time that we stepped into the little office to register until we checked out, we were fussed over and pampered at this really super and comfy hotel. Larry and Lucy and all of the staff go out of their way to make sure that everything is perfect and that we're having a great time. The guest kitchen is set up to make us feel at home--fully equipped and even stocked with all the necessities including dishes, silverware, condiments, seasonings, etc in case you want to fix your own meal. The cozy "living" room is stocked with hundreds of recent DVD movies to use in your TV/DVD player in your room. There are bikes to use and a limo (really!) to take you to dinner and pick you up when you're done. And a basket of snacks in your room and sodas and water in the mini fridge -- EVERYTHING is included in the cost of your room which is very reasonable. We've traveled all over the world and stayed in many hotels and B&Bs and this is the best one ever!! Wish we could give this place six stars!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Thank you to Larry and all the wonderful staff who helped make our stay at Hotel California a fabulous one. Lovely hotel with lots of charm. Close to downtown and lots of wonderful shops and restaurants. What sets this hotel apart, though, is the obvious enthusiasm and knowledge Larry and the staff have. We were given tons of excellent suggestions on where to eat, what to do, driving times, etc. Couldn't have been nicer. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Lucy and her Dad Larry, the owners of the hotel were so warm and welcoming to my husband and I. The Hotel California is a lovely hotel with many amenities. They have a kitchen where coffee is always available and wonderful fruits of the season. The rooms were very clean. The pool and hot tub very nice. There is even a fire pit to sit around if you get a chill in the evening to enjoy a cocktail or a cup of coffee. We will definitely come back for another stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Stayed at the Hotel California Jan 12-15. It is true to its website. The hotel is cozy, older, cared for, clean and quiet with beautiful courtyard with small pool and hot tub. Staff are excellent and a lot of guests seem to enjoy socializing near pool in evenings. We were in the King Suite on the second floor and it was very quiet given no rooms on either side of you and an almost private small deck outside your door. The downsides were the plumbing was very touchy in terms of balancing hot and cold water. If you're expecting to lie by the pool and catch the rays, you can really only get sun in the AM because all the lush growth in the courtyard blocks most the sun in the PM. All though we had no problem, the walk up the stairs to the room might be hard and the doors require a good strong pull to get them to catch (or a strong push when closing from the inside). Nevertheless, the stay was very nice and downtown in only a brisk 15-20 min walk and enjoyable when you get there. Tons of restaurants! However, makes you wonder about what walk might be like after dark as there are lots of street people in the area.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

This hotel is Amazing! We've never felt so well looked after and so at home as we did here. The rooms were beautiful, the heated pool and jacuzzi were great to relax in. The owners and staff are so nice and helpful and really look after you on your stay. I am looking forward to going back here next time we're back in Palm Springs.

Room Tip: We had the poolside room and it was beautiful.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Service was second to none, Larry, Kirby, Lucy and Mike give you service that you would expect in 5 star luxury hotels. The rooms are clean, the garden around the pools makes it feel like you are in the tropics. The common area with the library a good book is always close by. Myself and my fiancé arrived on Thursday morning a couple hours before check in and a glass of wine and a cold beer were poured while our rooms were cleaned. Can't wait to return to this fine establishment.


Shawn & Kathleen
Edmonton Alberta Canada

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

from the moment you arrive you are made to feel like family! Quaint small throwback guest house with all the comforts of home. From the Harley Limo that picks you up at the airport and then will take you to downtown Palm Springs from 5-10pm or the complimentary bikes to cruise the area or the in room complimentary snacks..... you feel like you are visiting family. Comfortable and quaint you will not be disappointed and you will feel like you are there in another time.

Room Tip: We had Room 2 with a very cool view of the Pool... not private thou
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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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
#3 Best Value Hotel in Palm Springs
#3 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range: £123 - £165 (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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