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Desert Riviera Hotel
Ranked #1 of 74 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Our second trip to this hotel was even better than the first. Some new additions and improvements with the same wonderful, warm, welcoming atmosphere. The hotel is spotless and the grounds are wonderful. Guests from many places all with interesting stories to tell.
Thanks to Judy, Steve, Misty, new owner Rick and the rest of the staff for making more great memories. Hope to get back very soon.

Room Tip: Rooms 9 and 10 can be noisy.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

A great vacation and a wonderful place to stay. Everything at the Desert Riviera was more than expected. Spotless room, 2 large closets, comfy king size bed, perfectly heated pool and hot tub (open 24 hours), fire pit for the cool evenings, two large gas barbecue grills, bicycles, complimentary goody gift basket upon arrival, kitchen with essentials and cozy robes to wear inside the room or outside at the pool or fire pit. What more could you want? Well throw in great service by Judy, the manager, followed by the helpfulness of Tracy and Misti, then add in Chef & Hospitality Engineer, Stephen and you have a winner of a Hotel. Not to forget the owner, Rick stopping by to deliver great pastries from his favorite bakery and Chef Stephen making pizza for those of us fortunate enough to be lounging at the pool that particular day. We have already booked for next year before everyone finds this great place to stay. J & C

Room Tip: Room # 4 was great but all rooms are only steps from the pool so depends upon whether you want queen...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Carol K
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We have just spent the most lovely 10 nights at the Desert Riviera. We stayed in room 11 with full kitchen, sitting room, king-size bedroom & bathroom with tub & shower. Judy, Steve, Traci, Misty & the whole team made us so welcome, and really go the extra mile to look after you. Judy booked all the golf I wanted, & at the best rates. The team made dinner recommendations and bookings & provided the limo service (limo is free with just a tip for the driver).
Steve is the general factotum and can-do man. Every evening he sets up the barbecues , lights & candles to create a magical and beautiful garden environment.
The barbecue area becomes a macho cook-off zone where, with a glass of wine, you compare the size of your rib-eyes. Ex-chef Steve is on hand to guide and encourage you in your culinary adventures, and provide fresh herbs, marinades & dressings as required.
The fire-pit is a central area for chatting with fellow guests and making new friends.
The owners Rick and Martha are there most days, chatting and giving out ice-creams or cakes, and play a mean game of golf especially when margaritas are at stake.
If you want a corporate, impersonal, private experience then this is not for you. But if you want to feel the warmth and friendship on offer, within a professional small-hotel environment, then this is the place to fill your boots.
We hope to get back soon.

Room Tip: Room11 very good; quiet & spacious
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank richard i
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

There are not enough great things to say about this hotel! From booking to arrival, the service, Judy & Steve (Steve even walked us down to their local favorite Mex restaurant!), are over-the-top AWESOME, to the property itself (pool, landscaping, fire pit, BBQ, kitchen ...) to the room (beyond cute and clean, the best bathroom lighting in the world; fabulous towels, and bedding) ... the Desert Riviera is a MUST for anyone looking for a perfect weekend in Palm Springs! Love! Love! Love! You will not be disappointed! In fact, the only disappointment will be when you leave! We loved it so much we'll be back in April and will plan monthly summer weekends with our new friends!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Enjoyed our four day stay. Loved biking around the neighbourhoods - felt safe. Pool was great, nice loungers, plenty of towels and it is ok to eat and drink in the pool area. Close to downtown. Met some nice people. Morning coffee,fruit, newspapers, bikes, parking and pool just outside your door. Very friendly, helpful staff.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed six days and nights of our Palm Springs vacation at the Desert Riviera and hated to say goodbye. The bed was very comfortable; the towels and linens generous and soft, smelling just like home; the premises manicured and the rooms expertly clean. We stayed in room #1, which had a kitchenette with a small fridge and a good range of small appliances. This room was beside the office and very quiet.

Stephen, Judy and Tracey were spectacular hosts and the special touches that they provide make this not just superior accommodation but an unforgettable experience. From the warm greeting upon arrival, fresh coffee and pastries each morning to the fireside chats in the evening, our hosts always took the time to chat and inquire if there was anything more they could do. One day we spoke of a Perry Como song that my dad had sung to me as a child - Stephen immediately pulled out his smart phone and added if to his playlist songs around the pool! Now who does THAT? This is just one of many examples of the personal service that these folks provide. Every day, the owner Rick arrived with a warm smile, a pure heart and ice cream or pastry goodies for us to enjoy around the pool.

The atmosphere is warm and friendly, conducive to meeting others and we feel like we made new friends. We are already planning our return to the Desert Riviera.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Love staying here. Everything is great from the friendly staff to the clean and comfortable rooms. We felt at home from the minute we arrived and throughout our stay. Owners Rick and Martha are delightful. Can't wait too return next year!!

Stayed: March 2014
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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: £178 - £262 (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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