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Desert Riviera Hotel
Ranked #1 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
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united kingdom
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142 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed at the DR for 1 night as part of our road trip around California in September 2013. After the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas this Hotel was a calm oasis that we needed. Our only disappointment was, we had only booked one night and couldn't' fit any extra in. The hotel was fantastic, the welcome great, the atmosphere just brilliant. Its hard to describe all the good points but harder to find any bad ones. If you find yourselves anywhere near Palm Springs then this should be your hotel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We spent our 10 day vacay with our wonderful friends at Desert Riviera and had a splendid time as always. This is our fourth stay at the DRH and I highly recommend this hotel to everyone. Beautiful grounds, clean rooms, fantastic weather, great pool, limo service and the best staff and service anywhere. There are many great restaurants to choose from and the Thursday night street fair is a must see. There is always lots to see and do. Judy, Tracy, Steve and Betty have good advice, directions about anything you might like, will make reservations for you and Kirby will get you there in style. Steve prepared his annual Canuck thanksgiving feast for us to share and it was incredible as always. Many thanks to our good friends at the DRH.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Its been some time since we've been there (2012), however I remember it like it was yesterday! Larry and Patty make you feel right at home. There is a very laid back vibe in this small hotel (no kids allowed) and its been a great stay. The pool area is lovely, especially to vaporisers when its that hot. The rooms were spacious and clean. Our hosts were full of good ideas for places to eat and to go. We even took the limo out for a spin. Feels very luxurious. We will definitely visit again!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We finished our 3 week US Road Trip with a stay at the DR and rather than the 3 days we had originally planned we ended up adding an extra 4 nights until our flights back here - would have happily made it 4 weeks if we could! This is our third stay in the last few years and we were welcomed like family and it really does feel like coming home. All the good things that have been said about the D R and its people are true and the newest member of the team, Betty is an absolute diamond. Roll on our next visit!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

What makes this place special is the environment and ambience created by Judy, Steve, Betty, Tracey & the rest of the staff; from the fab 60's soundtrack that plays by the pool, Harley themed Limo, to the candles and fire pit at dusk, and the fresh towels at dawn. We stayed in 3 different rooms and each one was great. Thank you for making our 25th anniversary so special. Please do not change anything.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We had made a reservation to spend the week here recently. When we arrived for our stay they had to tell us they were experiencing a major plumbing problem. Unfortunately we would not be able to stay! BUT they had already made arrangements to take us to a complimentary property nearby. They offered us a cool drink, a complimentary dinner and we followed them down the road. We do appreciate the care they took in making sure we were well cared for and we were not disappointed. I hope to come back and stay there soon!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Just finished our 6th stay at the Desert Riviera over the past 3-4 years. Why do we love this place so much?
1. No kids allowed
2. The look and feel of the property...50's mid century modern that's been updated with a cool new vibe.
3. The pool area...one of the few hotel pools that really make you want to jump in the water and stay awhile.
4. Most importantly...top notch ownership and management. Longtime owners Larry and Patty sold the place in August right before we arrived. We were a little concerned at first that the new owners might fall short of the high bar set by Larry/Patty. Not to worry. The new owners maintained Larry's heart and soul and the DR lives on in good hands. And...Judy, the former day manager is still at DR. She's not going anywhere. Yay. She, her husband Steve, and the entire staff make you feel welcome the moment you set foot on the property. We'll be back again in the Spring. Keep up the good work folks.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Desert Riviera Hotel
Address: 610 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8810
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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