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Desert Riviera Hotel
Ranked #1 of 73 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 January 2013

I hate to say too much because even more people will want to come and I won't be able to get a room. Notwithstanding, this is a funky little 1950's motel (11 rooms) that has been completely and tastefully remodeled. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the price is reasonable. Best of all, they don't nickel and dime you for all the amenities and there are many (wifi, shuttle, bicycles, etc). Other hotels/motels might want to take notes.

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Reviewed 20 January 2013 via mobile

Had a solo stay mid week recently. The place was clean and the employees were nice. The hedges wrap around the pool and keep things pretty quiet and private. I was surprised the hot tub wasn't very hot. The hotel has some nice amenities, beverages, movies, and fresh fruit. They are returning a phone charger I left behind so kudos for that... I wish they would have been more understanding as I had a crisis at home and had to cut my stay a day short. The fact that they didn't offer a future nights credit or refund of some amount seperates them from a true first class/5 star environment. Ultimately, nice enough but not at the top of my list for my next trip.

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2  Thank Krute
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

From the greeting at the gate when we arrived after 9 pm...to the 93 degree heated pool in the dead of a really cold week and the ever burning conversation pit next to the spa....to making sure we had all we needed......including snacks and drinks.........this was one of the warmest places I have ever stayed.
The grounds are lovely the rooms are very nice........
A great place to stay if you are in Palm Springs.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank dlebow
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

We are still buzzing about our vacation at this great little place! Everything was exactly as we had hoped, but better. From the moment of our arrival on Boxing Day, to New Year's Eve, to our departure on January 5, Patti, Larry and the staff made our stay so relaxing and enjoyable. We loved the gardens and pool by day, the BBQ in the late afternoon, and the firepit under the moon and stars. Patti and Larry had great recommendations for things to do and see. Their restaurant recommendations were terrific. A toast to our hosts and their great staff. Life can't get any better than a stay at the Desert Riviera! Diane and Roy

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2  Thank Roy N
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

Loved our stay in this hotel - frozen in a 1950's design time warp (as is most of Palm Springs). Peaceful, quiet, beautiful views of the mountains as you sit by the heated pool and/or jacuzzi, friendly, helpful hotel staff/owners, daily newspaper, morning coffee and fresh fruit available daily (no charge), bikes, golf clubs all available for use (at no charge). Our unit, #6 had a well equipped kitchenette. Highest praise reserved for the bed - unbelievably comfortable. Lit candles every evening on all the tables around the pool creating a magical effect. Restaurants nearby or walk about 25 min. into downtown Palm Springs with more shops and restaurants. Exceedingly clean,comfortable and pleasant - would definitely return again.

Room Tip: Small hotel, all rooms seem to be prettily located around the pool
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1  Thank gailmontreal
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Reviewed 12 January 2013 via mobile

Miuntain views; warm pool; Jacuzzi;hummingbirds;what more do you want? Also free: basket of treats; limo service; bicycles sunscreen and DVDs. Old world charm but simple and unpretentious, friendly and genuine with mid-century modern flair.

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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Oh I loved this place. It is so well run by such a lovely couple that I am planning to make a return just for a weekend on my own. It has cool 50s decor and a relaxed, adult atmosphere. The pool and outdoor jacuzzi are warm (perfect for a winter visit) and candlelit at night. I couldn't have enjoyed it more.

Room Tip: We got Room 1, huge, overlooking the pool.
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Thank Lucy D
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Additional Information about Desert Riviera Hotel

Address: 610 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8810
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
#4 Business Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range: £147 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Desert Riviera Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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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