My boyfriend and I had a great time here last week. I'd spent some time on the website and reading the reviews, and everything seemed just as advertised. We were in the Ranch Hacienda, which I'd definitely recommend, as it's at the far end of the pool and feels a bit more secluded. Plus, the bedroom doors open out onto the patio instead of right to the pool, so there's a comfortable buffer zone between private/public space. The patio itself is very comfortable, with plenty of space to sit in the shade or sun. One note, though: the sprinklers run every morning and drench the lawn chair cushions, so if you're planning on laying out, you should remove the cushions the night before. The chairs closer to the door aren't affected.
The rest of the suite was large, cool, and cozy. We loved the oversized bathroom with dual sinks and vintage decor, and the giant TV in the bedroom was nice as well. The bed itself is okay. The mattress and linens were great, but the frame needs some WD40 or something.
The San Giuliano seems like a good space for a quieter crowd. It's definitely a couple-y environment, and people tended to keep to themselves, even when they were at the pool together. That was fine with us, since we're shy anyway. It makes for an awesome place to nap. So quiet and chill!
The neighborhood: this hotel is just a couple blocks away from the main tourist strip, but you'd never know it from the street noise. One morning I had the pool to myself and floated around for a while to the sounds of birds chirping and an occasional lawnmower buzzing in the distance. The fountains and old '50s crooners over the loudspeakers make the courtyard a very relaxing place to be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rossi Hotel (formerly known as The San Giuliano) was originally built as a hotel in the 1920's and was known as The Wigwam, hosting an array of glamorous movie stars. One of the oldest hotels in the Palm Springs area. All eight suites enjoy beautiful private patios and jacuzzis. We are located in the historic Tennis Club District in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs. Enjoy our beautiful pool with the San Jacinto Mountains as a backdrop. Surprisingly, this oasis is located just steps from the exciting Downtown Palm Springs with an abundance of restaurants, shops and entertainment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- San Giuliano Palm Springs
- Hotel San Giuliano