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“Good value and atmosphere”
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Movie Colony Hotel
Ranked #56 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Good value and atmosphere”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Stayed at the Movie Colony Hotel a couple of weeks ago. Is good value and friendly and was a good experience. The breakfast offerings they put on in the morning are good and filling. Also the complimentary wine and cocktails in the evening are a nice touch. Would stay again.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

This hotel has a very relaxed style and offers great location, nice outdoor space and a nice breakfast. The happy hour and fire pit are nice touches. The rooms are comfortable but basic and small things go wrong. The hotel provides good value if not many amenities.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Northern California
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2013

We stayed at the Movie Colony Hotel last week - right after Thanksgiving. Love this place and would definitely stay again. The location is walking distance to downtown - only a block from some of the best design stores on Palm Canyon Drive and they have happy hour every night at 5:30 - complete with a cozy fire in the courtyard. The place is small so it's easy to find everything. The pool was convenient and had lounges and the rooms all came with beach towels. Some reviewers have said that the place is old - yes it is...and it's got charm. The rooms are clean...the beds are comfortable, the service was excellent. if you want all the amenities that a big hotel has to offer than this isn't for you. I prefer quaint. Great atmosphere too with a retro Palm springs vibe. Oh - the pool had yellow noodles. Good for couples - I don't see this being a place for children - then again - PS is really an adult getaway anyway.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We stayed in this great hotel last year which was a great find instead of the run of the mill chain hotels.
Fantastick location lovely clean comftable beds.
I think some of the reviews have been rather harsh has this is a wonderful independant hotel offering a great level of service with a great atmosphere.
we are returning in january for my husbands birthday due to our wonderful experiance.
Karen Tittley UK

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Westminster, Canada
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

I rated this establishment as "average" for the main reason that the premises are aged and the frills are minimal. Yet on the other hand, we would stay here again for the ambience that exists. The staff was excellent an the location is within walking distance to downtown Palm Springs. We had a smaller room but some other rooms had private patios. The pool facilities were fully adequate and bicycles are available. There is a complimentary "happy hour" with red/white wine and a martini mix. We very much enjoyed this aspect meeting another couple from Europe and spending two hours with them with refreshments. The hostess, Juanna, was excellent and an attribute to the establishment. Do not let my rating fool you as we did enjoy the premises. There is an excellent Mexican restaurant next door.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York
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192 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Located conveniently to the main street of Palm Springs, we were mostly happy with the hotel. The courtyard area for breakfast/happy-hour was an excellent meeting and chatting place for our group of 6 couples meeting for a reunion. The pool was attractive. Service was friendly and helpful. There was lots of drawer space. The bed was comfortable. We liked the use of the complimentary bikes. On the negative side, we found the furniture in the room rather cheap and uncomfortable. The maids did not replace the used shampoo/conditioner/lotion bottles (although the front desk provided replacements.) The AC blasted from a unit that seemed either too cool or too warm in the night. Traffic noise could be heard by the pool.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We picked the hotel because we felt it would reflect what we found to be the spirit of PS with its architect (Albert Frey) and modernist architecture (1935)-- the website is really impressive.
Firstly, I must say that the October light, the crisp air, the blue skies and the fact that we were upgraded to "townhouse" suite -bcs of our special celebration- immediately lifted our spirits.
Secondly, this is a small boutique hotel which is almost like a private villa which was exactly what we wanted- away from big chain hotels...(but may be a minus for other guests)
The bed room was clean with a very comfortable bed, we had our private terrace as well as the downstairs patio. The pool was small, coldish, yet clean and fun and the hot tub (or jacuzzi) very relaxing! Meeting other travelers at the modest bar for complimentary drinks was more than fun since we also got some tips on where to go/what to do. Self service breakfast at the same bar was ok, since you can both socialize or just get food and have your breakfast on your patio. (as we did)
The hotel operates with minimum staff which was ok; since they were very accommodating.
The location is also great.
The only reason why one star is missing from my review is the small and dark bathroom.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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MCHMGMT, Manager at Movie Colony Hotel, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Thank you for review and wonderful comments! The staff and I are delighted to read about your wonderful stay. We appreciate you taking the time to comment on our amenities, staff, cleanness and atmosphere of the hotel. We hope that you may keep us in mind for any future trips to Palm Springs.
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Property: Movie Colony Hotel
Address: 726 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5704
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in Palm Springs
#22 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Movie Colony Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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