Initially I had planned on staying at one of the pricey bigger hotels. But my partner-in-crime suggested the Desert Riviera from all the rave reviews. I admit I was skeptical. But when we got there Larry & Patty were so welcoming. They immediately offered us something to drink - Water, Beer, wine. While in the lobby I noticed there are a bookcases full of DVD's, books, and games for you to use. No charge. (It was refreshing to see that most of the DVD's were current). Larry grabbed some keys and gave us the tour, and showed us the rooms. Bicycles parked outside the lobby for everyone to use. I was so impressed how clean and up to date everything was. We stayed in room #6 which had a little kitchenette. (Much nicer and bigger than the room with the private patio). Couple waters, sodas in the fridge - free. Basket of snacks - free. You know if you just touch the food and drink in other hotels, you get charged. Not here. The pool right in front of us. Nice table and chairs situated near the pool for you to sit, have coffee, and read the paper. Misters are turned on if its hot to keep you cool. Nice. I think the best part was the atmosphere: The personal touch from Patty, Judy, & Larry; the relaxed feeling of home. The people staying in the hotel would stop and chat with each other. Have drinks by the pool. - Where as, at a larger hotel, people are a little intimidated to talk to strangers. And more apt to keep to themselves. Its a bit little down the street from the main part of downtown. There are restaurants nearby. We drove in, so transportation wasn't an issue. I'm just sorry we had to leave. Do yourself a favor, don't look any further. This is the place - Trust Me!
- 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