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“A 'must stay' place”
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Hotel California
Ranked #1 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“A 'must stay' place”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Decided to stay in Palm Springs on the spur of the moment whilst passing through and just happened by chance on Hotel California. What a lovely place. Very welcoming staff, immaculate room with own mini kitchenette and good bathroom. Lots of fluffy towels. Full, well stocked kitchen facilities available for guests to prepare their own food, with all condiments/sauces etc free. Bowls of free fruit and free hot drinks - just help yourself. Small lounge and good outdoor sitting area, as well as decent sized pool. Unfortunately the UK is just that little bit too far for us to
travel from otherwise we would be making a point of coming here for relaxing breaks on a regular basis. Thanks guys.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stockton, California
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the quaint Hotel California. We stayed for four nights to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary and we couldn't have chosen a better place. The accommodations were excellent. The owners and staff were so very friendly and helpful. Also, love their quaint area with the pool and jacuzzi. And they have a nice limousine service! Hope we can stay at this hidden Gem again sometime soon.I highly recommend staying at the Hotel California if your ever in the area.

Room Tip: We recommend Room #11. Had our own area upstairs overlooking the pool area and the mountains. It als...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fairfax, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Absolutely the gold standard in hospitality in beautiful and cozy surroundings! My husband and I celebrated our birthdays over a 3 night visit and only wish we had planned to stay longer. This was our first time at Hotel California and we are already looking forward to going back. Thanks to Lucy, Larry, Mike and the entire staff for their friendly and personal service and making us feel so special. So glad we found this place!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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los angeles
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

What a darling place. very charming and friendly . We especailly appreciated the quiet policy at the hotel. so many of the other hipster hotels in the area are all about noise and "party" and music blaring at all times. Not the Hotel California. I hate to sound corny…but it is an oasis. The owners and management could not have been more helpful. We especailly enjoyed the free bikes and the extensie DVD library. the pool is lovely. comfy places to relax and enjoy the lush gardens.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

My wife and I needed a quick getaway from the snow and ice of the north and we needed complication free, hassle-free trip arrangements. Happy to say Hotel California provided just that along with the feel of a true oasis in the desert. From our direct booking by phone with Larry, to the confirmation 5 minutes later that our car rental was all arranged to being picked up by Larry personally with his Harley Davidson Limo and being greeted with white wine by his wonderful daughter Lucy at the hotel office, it was a dream vacation. Whatever we needed was cheerfully provided from 24 hour availability of fruit, coffee and ice water to restaurant and hiking trail suggestions to further trips to restaurants in their limo there was nothing denied us. Thank you hotel California. Your #1 hotel rating in Trip Advisor is well deserved. We will be back.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bellingham, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2014

My quick visit to Palm Springs was made very enjoyable by choosing Hotel California. They have a friendly, fun-filled and helpful staff and great accommodations. I will stay there again next trip. A true oasis.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Buena Vista, Colorado
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Lucy and her team personalize their service to meet your needs. Water or wine upon check-in to recover from your travels, champagne for an anniversary celebration, dinner recommendations (you can't go wrong if you follow them), free limo to take you to dinner so you do not drive after happy hour in the garden, freshly picked grapefruit, beautiful gardens surrounding a pool and hot tub, and privacy. Candles and torches are lit every night to enhance the ambiance of the garden. Oh, did you leave something in your room? Call and it will be sent home. Rooms are up to date and very comfortable.
These are the experiences we had during our recent stay. No detail is overlooked. The hotel is conveniently removed from the crowds and noise of downtown, but within a healthy walking distance.
Dan C.

Room Tip: Room 6 -- the Town House -- is convenient if you want to have a bit more room for private entertaini...
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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