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“Super Friendly,Great Value, Clean and Well Maintained”
Review of Tortuga del Sol

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Tortuga del Sol
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Super Friendly,Great Value, Clean and Well Maintained”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

The owners are super friendly reminds me more of a bed and breakfast with personalized attention. Great place to relax and soak in the sun. Resort is super clean and well maintained. Location is great. I've stayed at many resorts in Palm Springs and this has to be one of the best.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sunnyvale, California
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

The garden is very relaxing, the swimming pool is spot clean and nice, rooms have everything a traveler need to enjoy vacations.

The owners are a kind and very friendly guys, they have a really friendly attitude to customers

the patio with the oranges trees are very inviting place to hang out and relax.

very clean and gay friendly reasort. it feel more like home away from home rather an commercial brand hotel where you are just a customer and nothing else. like be between family

  • Stayed March 2013
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Goteed1
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

I spent a weekend here and needed to stay on a budget, so I grabbed one of the $99 rooms. I think this may have been the cheapest room in the city!

The room is a little bit small, but was packed with stuff, like a fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee maker, so it had everything you would need. It was located in no man's land in the back of the resort and had a small window, so it was a little dark. Also, this place will not be winning any design awards in the near future. It's a mish mash of your crazy aunt's southwestern kitsch from about 3 different generations. But it was comfortable and clean and did the trick.

The public area is nice and big and has a great pool with plenty of lounging room for all, although again, more of the crazy southwest kitsch all over the place.

Owners were nice, and offered a very generous happy hour on Sat nite. Continental breakfast was your VERY basic Costco muffins and a few other items.

I put the sign on my door for room service, but the cleaning guy never even went near my cave, so no room service all weekend. I'm guessing the reason they can offer a $99 room is that there really are no service personnel on site. Ash trays remained full all weekend, the cleaning guy made a guest appearance in the morning for some of the rooms and dissappeared.

If you're looking for an upscale experience, this is clearly not your place, but if you're on a budget and keep your expectations in check, this place could be a good deal.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Justneedreservations
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Phoenix
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41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

I had a nice stay here when traveling from Phoenix to Lake Tahoe. The grounds are lush and a perfect place to spend a day by the pool reading a good book and throwing back a few beers. The owners Ric and Rob were very nice and upon my arrival they helped me when I was lost trying to find the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank mateonelson
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La Mesa, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012

This resort is one of our favorite places to stay and chill when in Palm Springs. The owners Ric and Rob are two of the sweetest hosts we know. They make you feel like one of the family upon arriving and yet unlike family they give you all the privacy you need to experience truly a stress free time. Speaking of time, it's as though it slows down and you have all the time in the world. Like the great tortoises that give the resort it's name. My partner and I have been visiting Tortuga del Sol for over 8 years and it's our number one choice.

Room Tip: They have a dog friendly room but you need to reserve that one early. All the rooms were great.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Kenario
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Santa Maria, California, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

My partners and I just spent a relaxing weekend at Tortuga del Sol. The hosts and guests were friendly and made us feel at home. Our room was clean, nicely appointed and very comfortable. Needless to say we will be back again. We look forward to seeing Ric and Rob again...

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Jeffrey C
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New York City
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2012

My best friend and I stayed at Tortuga Del Sol for 2 nights in March, 2012 and I would go back and stay in a minute. The owners are so friendly and hospitable, the resort is tranquil, clean, and in a convenient location, not too far from the bars/clubs but not too close so as to deal with all the nonsense and noise that comes with it.

The pools are clean and comfortable, there is a GREAT garden to sit in and the turtles are adorable.

We are 28 and 40 years old, and it is by no means a party resort with lots of young people looking to hook up. Other resorts (that you can get a day pass to) definitely have that feel, but this is a great escape from it all and I'd highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank j97elroy
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Additional Information about Tortuga del Sol

Property: Tortuga del Sol
Address: 715 E San Lorenzo Rd, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8109
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Tortuga Del Sol Hotel Palm Springs

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