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“Great atmosphere and great proximity”
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Old Ranch Inn
Ranked #19 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
seattle
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and great proximity”
Reviewed 12 September 2007

We stayed at the Old Ranch Inn the week following the busy holiday weekend. We were pleasantly surpised at how clean and quaint this Old Ranch Inn was. The pool has great views of the mountains. The main strip is just a few blocks away (walking distance). We were there during an unfortunate heat wave but was pleased to have an air conditioner in the room that was more than effective. Not advertised on their site, is a nice little continental breakfast w/ coffee they provide. Last, and most important were our great hosts Larry and Ed. They gave us a great city tips and a helpful list of restaurant recommendations for our stay. We would definatley stay there again for our next Palm Springs vacation!

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Old Ranch Inn with another couple over the recent Labor Day weekend. We initially had a hard time deciding where to stay and thought we were going to stay at one of the larger hotels in Palm Springs. My friend and I were on the phone looking through various web sites when we came upon the Old Ranch Inn. We liked the look of it so much she called the next day to reserve our rooms. We arrived at the Inn and were pleasantly surprised by how adorable it was. Ed and Larry the proprietors of the Inn were just wonderful. Our room was spacious, well appointed and had all the niceties of a sophisticated botique hotel. The property is small, very initmate and child free. The morning breakfasts were enough to get the day going and the pool was just lovely. Larry and Ed obviously took the time and energy to revamp and make this property a little gem in the desert. We are already planning our return trip in December and are looking forward to laying in the heated pool with the fire pit burning and looking at the wonderful sorroundings of the Old Ranch Inn.

  • Liked — The small initimate feel of the property and the lovely rooms.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
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7 Thank hunna98
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Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2007

It's no accident that this small hotel has consistently gotten high "5's" on its reviews. This place is really impeccable. The rooms are spotless and warmly decorated. The grounds are lush and perfectly kept. The pool is conveniently located and clean. The owners are both welcoming and helpful. We really thought about it and couldn't think of anything of substance to complain about. Maybe the "continental breakfast" is a little sparse, but that's not why we chose this quaint hotel. The bed was so comfortable, we didn't want to get up for breakfast anyhow! We stayed during one of the hottest summer seasons on record (reaching 120 degrees over July 4th holiday) but we still thoroughly enjoyed Palm Springs and the Old Ranch Inn and we most certainly will return.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Continental Breakfast
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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8 Thank prattbratt777
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los angeles, ca
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2007

I found the Old Ranch Inn online while searching for motels in Palm Springs, and I couldn't have been luckier in finding it.
It is a beautifully restored motel, with 8 rooms around a pool.
The owners, Larry and Ed, are gracious and very friendly.
(One day lying by the pool on a very hot afternoon, Ed came by with bottles of cold water for the guests.)
They did a wonderful job restoring the motel, and the room I was in was very plush and comfortable, cooled by an amazing completely quiet air conditioner with a remote control.
The location is prime, walking distance to the downtown Palm Springs area, and as it happened there was the weekly Thursday night street fair when I was there, and it was a pleasant evening walk.
(Food, music, crafts, people watching !)
There are several good restaurants walking distance also, not to mention a coffee house.
I feel fortunate that I found this place, and am already looking foreward to staying when I go to Palm Springs again.

  • Liked — quiet, comfortable, location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled solo
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8 Thank beatdog
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Cleveland, oh
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2007

We arrived in Palm Springs at the end of August for a week's stay. This was our first time at the Old Ranch Inn. We've been trying to stay at smaller inns in the area and I think we have found the one for the rest of our trips to the area. When we arrived one of the owners Larry was there to greet us. He was very hospitable and showed us around the beautiful property. The grounds were gorgeous and very private. Lots of citrus trees and hummingbirds flying galore. The rooms were amazing! Just like staying in your best friends guest room! Very nice decorating, clean, kitchenette with fridge, microwave and sink. (Even a martini shaker and wine opener!) The owners Ed and Larry were very accomodating, from music and bottled water at poolside to dinner resevations. We would highly recommend this property to everyone. Our search is over and this will be our Palm Springs spot. Thanks to Ed and Larry for a great week!

  • Liked — quiet, relaxation
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank taminaco
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Fremont, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2007

We found the Old Ranch Inn through TripAdvisor. All of the glowing recommendations are true!! This place is a must stay!! We were in the area for a family party, but wanted to combine the visit with a retreat to de-stress. The Old Ranch is definitely the place to accomplish this. From my phone conversation with Ed while confirming our reservation to their hospitality upon arrival, this place is top-notch. Since our stay was brief, Ed arranged for an early check-in, so we could "start de-stressing" ASAP. The rooms were gorgeous! We felt so at-home. The location is a 2 block walk to downtown. We lounged in the lovely pool area and enjoyed chatting with the other guests. Upon Ed's departure for the day, he stocked our room with additional ice and brought us ice-cold bottled waters. After a walk into town for an excellent dinner, we came back to relax outside and star-gaze over margaritas. We had the pool area entirely to ourselves! We felt as if we were house-sitting for "that friend with the incredible backyard". In the morning, I enjoyed pampering myself in the large bathroom, while my boyfriend relaxed outside and read while indulging on the continental breakfast. We did not want to go home. We are already looking at our calendar, to plan our next trip to the Old Ranch. Thank you, Ed and Larry, for your gracious hospitality!!

Stayed August 2007
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5 Thank BayAreaTraveler16
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Fresno
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2007

The Old Ranch Inn is a wonderful place to stay. The owners are very attentive to your every need and have great tips for places to go and things to see. The rooms are perfectally decorated and very comfortable. There is no better way to beat the HOT summers in Palm Springs than a swim in the pool or sitting in the shade under the grapefriut tree in the courtyard. The Inn is quite and peaceful and in easy walking distance to down town. We stayed there last year and had a great time as well. For us, no trip to Palm Springs is complete without a stay at the Old Ranch Inn.

  • Liked — The atmosphere and the way the owners make welcome and at home.
  • Disliked — Having to leave.
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank qzpm
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Property: Old Ranch Inn
Address: 220 S Patencio Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6337
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
#15 Business Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Ranch Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 'Old Ranch Inn' is an Historic Palm Springs Retreat located in the Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood in the Downtown Village, and is tucked away behind gates, amidst palm trees & flowering plants, shady patios and sparkling fountains. The 'Old Ranch Inn' is a quaint, intimate hotel with an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Its' poolside suites range in size from large charming, well-appointed full-room suites, to a one-bedroom luxury apartment; all with kitchenettes, spacious baths, private patio retreats & some with fireplace. ... more   less 
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