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“"sophisticated ambience"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Willows

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The Willows
Ranked #12 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Summit, New Jersey
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64 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“"sophisticated ambience"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We were fortunate to snag several night's stay earlier this month. No strangers to the Greater Palm Springs area, we had never stayed at this property but now will stay no place else. The staff anticipates your every request and fulfills it with style. The multi-course breakfast features freshly prepared inspired concoctions. The rooms each have a unique theme with quality furnishings and amenities. The location is perfect--a short ride from the Palm Springs Airport, next door to the art museum and across the street from the #1-ranked restaurant in Palm Springs. The evening social hour draws the guests together to exchange restaurant and tour suggestions. One evening the Inn's owner happened to stop by and she seemed genuinely pleased to see the guests enjoying their stay.

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Breakfast by a waterfall, being eyeballed by Hummingbirds, crisp white cotton sheets, attentive yet discreet staff, a la carte breakfast - a little piece of Europe in the middle of the desert. Quite superb - an absolute must!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

We had a brief but memorable stay at the Willows this week, stepping back in time to a more genteel and romantic era. Highlights were the beautiful, peaceful rooms, the charming innkeepers at our beck and call with wine and hors d'oeuvres at 5.30 pm, and an excellent breakfast served on Wedgwood by the waterfall. Oh, and getting inspiration on the very same wooden seat where Albert Einstein once pondered life in the Willows' garden, high above the town of Palm Springs. A very special place.

Room Tip: All the rooms are interestingly decorated and generous in size. The loft room where we stayed has a...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

The Willows is in a class of its own as far as accommodation and service in the US is concerned. We were reminded of our favourite European haunts during our stay. Its all about understated class and the Willows hits the spot. Don't miss out if you're planning to stay in the Palm Springs area.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

This was my second visit to the Willows, and I would return in a heartbeat. The setting is serene, the location central and each room has its own charming personality. I love sitting on the balcony just off the living room, sipping morning coffee and seeing the sun shining on the mountains. The evening wine gathering is a nice way to meet fellow guests.

Room Tip: I've not seen a bad one.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

The Willows is a beautiful escape from the outside world. The grounds are wonderful and if you enjoy photography, you will get some of your best shots right on the property. The waterfall in the dining room greats you each morning along with the most amazing breakfast. The service couldn’t be better. Gordon and Dave are available to assist with all your needs. Chef Ryan is outstanding. We stayed in the Rock room right off the pool. It was quiet and the rock in the bathroom is not something you see often. We hope to have the opportunity to return someday. Wouldn’t change a thing!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

We enjoyed a weekend at the Willows in December for a family gathering. Although Palm Springs is only a 2 hour drive for us, we have enjoyed spring break in the desert for over 20 years...yet we had no idea the Willows existed. What a charming and peaceful bed and breakfast. The location is perfect allowing you to walk to the main strip of Palm Springs, but when you are back at the Willows you feel as if you are in a remote location. The rooms and décor of the establishment are equally tasteful. We enjoyed the pool, spa and grounds. My husband hiked the hills behind the property and played a round of golf in Palm Springs. The food and service were excellent and of course you cannot beat the weather in Palm Springs during the winter. We highly recommend this for any get-away. Because our family booked nearly all the rooms, I can honestly say, there isn't a bad room in the place! The Chapman's

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Willows
Address: 412 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number:
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Palm Springs
#2 Luxury Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Willows 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A vacation at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn feels like a visit to a friend's country estate; or rather, an acquaintance who has welcomed some very famous friends into their home over the years. Nestled among stunning mountain vistas, The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn has been a Hollywood favorite for nearly a century. Today, this Mediterranean villa has been meticulously restored to its original elegance of the 1930s. Mahogany-beamed ceilings and natural stone fireplaces are accented by modern amenities such as complimentary high-speed wireless,in-room DVD players and iPod docking stations. A three-course gourmet breakfast next to the waterfall and nightly wine and hors d'oevres are included in the rate, making for an exceptional value. Tour the extensive gardens or relax by the pool. From the luxurious comforters and Egyptian cotton towels, no detail has been overlooked in this secluded desert oasis. ... more   less 
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