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Desert Riviera Hotel
Ranked #1 of 75 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 January 2009

The owners are amazing. They took such great care of us, gave us recommendations, made us reservations, and helped in everything else. The rooms are beautiful. We borrowed bikes and took a limo to dinner (at no charge). The pool and the spa were wonderful. They earned their place as #1 on Trip Advisor. It was a great stay. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 January 2009

This past weekend we celebrated our 45th anniversary at this special small hotel, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Larry, was so nice to us from the moment we walked on the property. It was like being greeted by a personal friend. He even gave us cold beers so we could immediately sit by the pool and enjoy the day. They also surprised us with a bottle of champagne on our special day. Patty is so sweet and enthusiastic and gave us a lot of tips when we asked for local information. And Judy gave us the thumbs up to stay a bit past checkout; we just weren't ready to leave the place. As numerous other reviewers have noted, the free drinks and treats and fruit and newspapers, plus the free great bikes available to ride and the availability of a limo free except for driver tips is just remarkable when you think about big hotel mini-bar prices these days. The other standout feature is how clean the place is. Their attention to detail is remarkable. As others we had fun by the fire pit at night talking to Larry and other guests. If a fancy hotel with cabana boys and high drink prices is your thing, this is not the place for you. But if you're like most of us and just want to enjoy Palm Springs in between lazing by a sparkling pool and doing it without breaking the bank, make a reservation here for your next trip. And if you're lucky like me, you can bring your own drinks with you as well as your own cabana boy and life will be good! Anyway, I don't always write reviews even when I intend to, but I, like the hundred of others here, felt obliged to repay the outstanding customer service provided by the DRH. You earned your number-one rating. A visit to your hotel should be mandatory for anyone working at or owning any retail business. Enough said. Except THANKS!

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2009

We stayed at the Desert Riviera Hotel for 3 nights in November 08. Wow, what can we say!! This has got to be the best hotel ever. Larry, Patty and Judy were the most gracious hosts you could wish for, nothing is too much trouble for them. We loved sitting by he pool reading through the local restuarants menu's to pick were we would eat that evening, if that was not good enough, they would make the resevation for you and arrange the complementary limo to take you there!! Thanks Larry! The rooms are just to die for, we stayed in the room with the patio which was a little haven after a hard days shopping. We loved the basket of goodies in the room, much better than chain hotel mini bars. The pool area is just beautiful, with ample loungers/towels for each guest. The fire pit is such a great idea to bring everyone together too, although we were too tired to attend after a very long journey from LAX! When you meet all the other guests you feel like you are all sharing a special secret the rest of the world doesn't know! We really could go on forever letting everyone know how amazing this place is, but we think you should sample it for yourselves.
Note to Larry, Patty and Judy - sorry it has taken so long to write this review, been missing the place too much!!! Will be in touch to book for next year. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Jill and Joe (Scotland)

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2009

A lot of research went into finding a place to stay for our holiday to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary - in fact we looked all round the world! We spent 15 nights at DRH and would have liked to stay longer. We chose DRH as it is obviously advertised as a place adults can find a peaceful and relaxing time, and although we have three "little darlings" we did not wish to holiday with them, or anyone else's on this particular occasion. We were able to walk into town several times, although there is ample free parking down town if you should wish to drive the two minutes it takes to get there. On our anniversary Larry kindly drove us to our dinner reservation and collected us in the Limo. Palm Springs is a wonderful place to visit, with so much to do and see and we would highly recommend Desert Riviera Hotel. There is obviously a lot of hard work and commitment from Larry, Patty, Judy, Steve and staff and we thank them for making our holiday special.

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Reviewed 17 January 2009

I agree with all the reviews about the great rooms, great service, and nice grounds. The owners and host are GREAT!
They are right on Palm Canyon Road so there is some road noise when you are around the pool and in the rooms (less so).

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2009

Diana Gunter
Nacogdoches, TX

I stayed at the Desert Riviera in March during a conference. Although this review is late, I still wanted to let people know how fantastic this place is and not to rule it out when on a business trip. Everything you have read is true. The rooms are great and the grounds are beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. Everything is immaculate. But more than all that, the hosts are incredible. Judy took great care of me when making reservations and even more so after I was there. I was greeted every evening when returning from the conference by name with smiles and a drink. Judy, Steve, Patty, and Larry had a barbeque one evening for all the guests. It was so much fun to eat, drink, and sit by the fire and get to know everyone.
Although I missed out on being able to lounge by the beautiful pool and use some other amenities, it was worth staying here just to be able to relax every evening after the "fun" of being at a conference all day. I will definitely be going back and bringing my husband for some vacation days before the conference this year. Judy, you'll be hearing from me soon!

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 January 2009

We'll start with the positive. The staff were extremely attentive and friendly. The grounds were attractive, rooms were clean. Parking was easy. Bottled water and wi-fi were free.

Now the negative. It was very far from town, which is why they provide bicycles. Room 2 was small, and the bathroom was smaller than my NYC bathrooms. There was cheesy elevator music playing from outdoor speakers all day and into the night.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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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: £177 - £260 (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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