Two friends and I stayed at the Desert Riviera for a total of 5 days in November. Initially, we stayed in room #10 - the only room that can accommodate 3 adults. On our return visit, we stayed in 2 seperate rooms.
Overall, we thought the hotel had been accurately reviewed on Trip Advisor. The rooms, pool and grounds are well maintained and clean. They have been nicely renovated in a manner that respects the original style of the hotel (early 60's). We were impressed with the attention to detail includiing, for example, extra hooks in the bathroom for pool towels, a tile "shelf" that nicely held 3 toiletry bags, a blender in the kitchen and more.
As people have indicated, we found Larry and Judy to be very accommodating. For example, Larry offered to drive us to dinner one evening, a welcome offer after a day of hiking in the desert. He made sure we had plenty of candles while we sat by the pool in the evening and that we had extra light to help us through our scrabble game after it became dark - all without being asked.
Certainly, there is a "friendly" atmosphere at the hotel. People gather by the fire pit in the evening and are generally quite sociable. We do not tend to participate in these types of gatherings, prefering instead to spend time on our own. This wasn't a problem. Different styles are easily accommodated at the Desert Riviera.
The hotel is on the main roadway - Palm canyon Drive and we were aware of traffic noise. It did not bother us and didn't interfere with our sleep. If might, however, be an issue for someone who was sensitive ot noise or who was seeking peace and quiet.
We liked the location. We are walkers and enjoyed the walk to the main part of town for dinner each night. The walk took us about 20 minutes each way and the street lighting is poor. Some people might think the walk is too long but we thought it was a perfect bit of exercise before dinner and a perfect end to the day.
We loved the Desert Riviera and would return in a heartbeat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amazing renovation of a beautiful vintage property, that takes you back to the old Palm Springs feel. Panoramic view of the San Jacinto mountains, impressing clean and manicured gardens. Sparkling pool and hot tub and poolside guest barbecue. Personal attention to every guest, Customer Service is #1. Come feel the vibe. (ADULTS ONLY PROPERTY) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Desert Riviera Palm Springs
- Hotel Desert Riviera