I stayed at the Andreas Hotel & Spa from July 22 -25, 2009. Yes, it was hot when I was there. The hottest day of my stay, it got to 113 degrees, but I'm weird. I like the heat.
The hotel staff was very warm and friendly, and answered every question that I had. The downside to the Andreas is that they do not have a business center, like at other chain hotels that I have been in. So if you need to send/receive a fax, good luck. I think that they should put a business center in, because not everyone owns a laptop, or if they do, might not have, (for whatever reason) brought it with them.
The breakfast that they serve in the morning is rather limited. You have orange juice, cranberry juice, bagel, cereal, hard boiled eggs, and yogurt. At other hotels that I have stayed in, offer their guests fruit, such as apples, oranges, banannas, etc. I would also have liked to have seen a make-your-own belgan waffle maker, with the batter ready to go, and the machine to cook it in. Other hotels have that, and I think that the Andreas should too.
There is no on-site restaurant, but several are within walking distance. There is a restaurant in a near-by casino, but watch out, it is expensive. I had an appetizer (escargot) , salad, main course (porterhouse steak), and watermellon sorbet, and my total for just me, came to $75!
They do not have a shuttle service to pick you up/drop you off at the airport, so you either have to drive yourself, or hire a taxi to do that.
It is a two story building, but they don't have an elevator, so you have to lug your suitcase(s) up and down the stairs.
My room, (#216) was nice. I liked it. There was a living room which had a microwave and a mini fridge which was stocked with bottled water, Coke/diet Coke, 7-Up/diet 7-Up, at a dollar each.
There was a gas fireplace that shared the common wall between the living room and the bedroom so you could enjoy it in both rooms. It was controlled with a remote, and you could set it to "flames only", or you could have it produce heat.
The tv was in a cabinet right above the fireplace, and swivled so you could watch it in either room. The tv is a big, "tube" kind. I think that the Andreas should replace it with a flat screen.
The bedroom had a king sized bed, that had lots of firm, fluffy pillows on it. There were two french doors, where you could open them and step out on to your lenai(sp?), or just open the windows. The closet was rather small, but you do get two one-size-fits-most bathrobes. There are no dressers to put your clothes in. There are two, single drawer end tables, though.
When you step out on to your lenai(sp?) there are curtains that you can pull closed in order to have your own private cabanna.
The bathroom was nice. It had a seperate walk-in shower, which was rather large in size. The main focal point of the bathroom, is the huge jacuzzi tub. I swear, two people could fit in it. On the wall above the tub are three "night lights" that are constantly illuminated, and emit a soft glow. Perfect for taking a candle lit bubble bath!
The bathroom had two sinks, one on either side of the tub, and the toilet was off in the corner.
Across the street from the Andreas, is a little cafe called "Look", and on Wednesdays, they do kareoke(sp?). Good food, reasonable prices, great fun.
The Andreas also has its own day spa. The people there are very warm and friendly. If you do decide to indulge in a massage, be sure to ask for ask for Talbert. He gives the best massages!
The pool is small to moderatly sized, and isn't cooled down. So when it's 115 degrees out, the pool water is going to be warm.
So, overall, I enjoyed my stay at the Andreas, and would stay there again. I would reccomend this place for people who are traveling alone, as well as for couples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Release...Get away from it all in style. 25 deluxe guest rooms and suites are exquisitely furnished in Spanish Revival and Craftsman styles of the 1930s.Marble and stone bathrooms with oversized jacuzzi tubs and separate walk-in rain showers distinguish some of the suites.Relax...Chill and keep cool on the shaded pool deck in our courtyard. Come night fall, when the temperature drops, enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine while basking in the glow of an outdoor fireplace.Reinvigorate...Step in and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at The Spa at Andreas. Our experienced specialists will ease all the tension from those trouble areas. Let The Spa at Andreas reinvigorate your mind, body and spirit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Andreas Hotel And Spa
- Andreas Hotel Palm Springs
- Springs Palm