Our stay at the Adriatic during Pride week was a huge disappointment. From what I was told the new management is trying to upgrade the hotel but they have a long long way to go.
I was trying to stay in PS on a modest budget this time around having stayed all over town at various places that one might call costly. This hotel markets itself as a mid range resort but there are many more pleasant stays elsewhere in town and some at budget level. I was expecting more from the website and the other reviews.
The first room we were shown to was tiny and certainly not what one would expect from the advertised "suite". It had a very old and tiny kitchenette and the 'outside space' was just some frontage inches away from the windows of the (huge) suite next door. There was to be no privacy.
We quickly decided it best to upgrade to make our stay more pleasant but were faced with further issues. We were given the choice of one of the two high cost 2 x bathroom suites. What we upgraded to was large, yes, but the second bathroom off the living area had a filthy bathtub, the air vent seemed to be depositing dirt into it and the floor was flooded. The closet smelt of damp or cat urine and it emanated throughout the living area. We felt confined to the bedroom. For the price I eventually paid I could have been in any number of other great hotel resorts around town (Viceroy, Saguaro, Ace, Alcazar, etc. were all similarly or lower priced options and all are worth spending the money on, this was not).
The hotel had zero atmosphere which is part of the reason for coming to PS. We were told the place was full but saw only about a half dozen other people during our stay and never saw anyone around the pool. There were prostitutes in the room above us.
The guy at the desk was as helpful as he felt empowered to be but in the end the Adriatic spoiled our stay. I have stayed in Palm Springs about a dozen times at various great places and this was by far the worst I have ever encountered. Save your money and go elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located off North Palm Canyon Drive, The Mediterraneo Resort is minutes from the entertainment of downtown Palm Springs, with golf courses, casinos, shopping, hiking, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which was recently voted in the top 5 best trams in the world, located less than a 5 minute drive away. Offering guests majestic mountain views while sunbathing in either of the two pools, the resorts onsite restaurant offers poolside service and a full bar menu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Adriatic Villa Hotel Palm Springs