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“Kitschy and modern cool at the same time”

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Palm Springs Rendezvous
Ranked #7 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Long Beach, CA
1 review
“Kitschy and modern cool at the same time”
Reviewed 6 December 2008

I first discovered this boutique hotel when it was Ballantine's. I had a great time and would love to come back again for a longer stay with a romantic companion or by myself would be almost as fun!!! The renovations and additions of modern conveniences such as whirlpool tub and HDTV are awesome while at the same time the vibe and ambiance of the 50's modernist period were not lost. Loved the martini hour and the fantastic breakfast!!! Love the friendly, helpful, fun loving staff. Loved the pecan cookies upon arrival!! Great massage!!! Real coffee in the room and complimentary water and soda in the fridge!!! Great location, easy access to the freeway!!!! Billy's restaurant is a five minute walk (not fancy but good food), World Gym is a 15 minute walk and you can purchase a day pass for $15 (nice facilities). Bikes provided to cruise into town.

  • Liked — Adults only vibe
  • Disliked — I liked everything about it.
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 November 2008

Best hospitality in Palm Springs! Great, romantic spot. The gourmet breakfasts are delicious. Cookies in your room each day. Drinks and appetizers by the bar each night. So many great touches. The owners and staff are wonderful. We had a great visit.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
1 review
Reviewed 29 November 2008

We had stayed at this hotel when it was Ballentine's twice in the last 5 years or so, and were extremely surprised and delighted to see how beautifully the property has been updated, and that there were additional amenities such as a hot, home-made breakfast and happy hour drinks and hors d'oeuvres, free bicycle rentals, pool towels and floats. The baked goods in the room and free pop and bottled water were appreciated. Betty and Gabrielle couldn't have been nicer or more concerned for our comfort. We also had a couples massage, and the massage room and therapists were excellent. We love this location because it's just a few blocks outside of the main downtown area, which makes for a pleasant walk through many restaurants and mid-century modern shops. It's also a great stroll back to the hotel after dinner! It seems much quieter than the other hotels that are in the "heart" of downtown, just a few blocks away. We love Rendezvous because it is small. intimate and has a wonderful vintage feel that will make you feel like you were there "back in the day", and the hosts will make you feel like you are family.

  • Liked — hotel decor and atmosphere
  • Disliked — having to go home at the end of the vacation
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 6 November 2008

Great staff, amazing rooms. Gay friendly too! Couldn't ask for better, more retro accomodations.

  • Liked — Retro feel and staff
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2008

Betty was great; the food was delicious and Gabrielle's martinis were awesome! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Liked — Marilyn Monroe Room and Hospitality
  • Stayed October 2008
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BAY AREA,CA
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Reviewed 28 October 2008

Rendezvous is the best bed and breakfast I have ever stayed in (and I have stayed in my fair share) I just got home last night and I still have 50's music playing through my mind. The staff (Betty, Jake, Barb and Gabrielle) are so nice my husband and I did not want to go home. There is a fully loaded, home cooked breakfast every morning consisting of a fruit smoothie, fresh fruit and a warm savory dish. My favorite was the Monte Cristo sandwich!! The property was renovated in the last year and the owners did a great job of up dating the amenities and keeping the 50's theme authentic. We booked a room here because of a wedding, but enjoyed our stay so much I would come to Palm Springs just to stay at this hotel again. Every day there are homemade baked goodies next to your bed and a happy hour at 5:00 pm. The pool is heated to a perfect 84 degrees and the hot tub is awesome! My husband and I stayed in the Honeymoon Hideaway. The entrance had a sitting room with bar and TV and our super comfortable bed and giant 2 person soaking tub were located in a separate room. The hotel is located about a mile from downtown, we didn't rent a car and walked or used their beach cruiser bikes as our only mode of transportation. I can't say enough great things about our stay here except that I can;t wait to come back!!

  • Liked — The property and friendly staff
  • Disliked — I loved everything!!
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Central Coast, CA
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Reviewed 28 October 2008

My hubby and I stayed overnight at Rendezvous B&B on a trip from Phoenix to the Central Coast of California. It's a perfect midway stop, and the hotel staff couldn't have been more accommodating.

The grounds are authentic '50s. We got some great design ideas while looking around the B&B and in the town of Palm Springs. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Our room was comfy with plenty of great amenities: wi-fi, a two-person whirlpool tub that really was big enough for two people, freshly baked welcome "treats," a complimentary stocked 'fridge and easy access to the pool and hot tub. The evening appetizers and "Ballantinis" were great. Gabriel made the drinks, and Betty made appetizers.

While we sipped our martinis, Betty checked up on us to see if we wanted recommendations for dinner. When we'd made our decision, she called one of the local restaurants and made reservations for us. The restaurant was great!

Also good: The entire property was very quiet all night, so we got a good night's sleep. The poolside breakfast in the morning was delicious and put us in the best possible mood for a drive through L.A.

We have only good things to say about our visit at Rendezvous. It was fantastic.

  • Liked — The staff made a point of taking very good care of us.
  • Disliked — Wish we could have stayed longer!
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Palm Springs Rendezvous
Address: 1420 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4702
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Palm Springs
#4 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
#11 Business Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palm Springs Rendezvous 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With brilliant colors and great themes this fabulous bed and breakfast hotel is an experience, not just another place to stay. From our scrumptious breakfast, luxurious massages, heated pool, and gorgeous courtyard, to our complimentary cocktail hour we pamper you all the way. All rooms feature a King bed, Flat Screen TV, DVD & CD players, Mini-fridge, Wi-Fi, Microwave, and most have whirlpool tubs. For a romantic trip to the desert this is it! ... more   less 
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