Although the reviews for this hotel were mixed, we decided to give it a chance and our impressions were mixed as well. The hotel is sited on a very busy street at the north end of old Palm Springs. Most rooms are not on the street but with windows open the sound does travel. The pool area and grounds are delightful but our room (#15), a deluxe double queen was a disappointment. It was a designated handicapped room (which we did not request) but, surprisingly there was not much floor space and no desk or table other than a small table between the two beds. There was one very low, odd shaped chair and a bar area stocked with overpriced liquor, sodas and snacks. The bathroom, was spacious, however, the shower had no curtain or door so water sprayed all over the place and the shampoo and soap had to be set on the floor as there was no shelf. The floor in the shower was of regular wall tile so was quite slick. The sound insulation between rooms was not adequate. We could hear showers running above and to both sides of us. The room was on the first floor and had one small window that opened on to a side street parking area and large air conditioning units and one small window in the bathroom that faced the pool area. Not very conducive to enjoying the lovely fall weather. The front desk staff was not responsive to a request to change rooms--they did not call us as promised. Bottom line, this hotel might be fun for a group gathering as the garden and pool are lovely but it is very pricey for very uneven service and a less than desirable room. Finally, this hotel advertises that it is designed for adults but we had a family with a young child chatting loudly just outside our room on several occasions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally built in 1936 by reputed Purple Gang Mobster Al Wertheimer, the Colony Palms Hotel was once a saloon, speakeasy and gambling house that later became a playground for Hollywood ICONS including Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Rita Hayworth. Colony Palms Hotel has maintained its nobility as a stunning four-star boutique hotel spread out over a three acre property. The rooms promise subtle sophistication with brilliantly colored mosaic tiles and fabrics, rich woods, and suzani headboards. Many have fireplaces and claw-foot bathtubs. Mature gardens throughout the property provide privacy, and intimate outdoor spaces, and the rooms open to the a central courtyard with pool. The hotel’s restaurant, the Purple Palm boasts exquisite cuisine and a stunning view of both the pool and San Jacinto Mountains. The newly redesigned Spa offers a serene atmosphere and top of the line treatments. Colony Palms Hotel also plays host to a variety of stunning weddings and events, with the option of utilizing a newly refreshed private event space or a full property buyout for a truly intimate celebration. Colony Palms Hotel is a mix of modern luxuries with a dash of romance and tranquil getaway. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, Cancelon, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd and getaroom.com so you can book your Colony Palms Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Colony Palms Resort
- Colony Palms Palm Springs