We stayed 10 nights, including the Thanksgiving weekend, and the following weekend, in a "King Suite" room.
This was an enormous room (certainly by UK standards!), with a kingsize bed, a sofa, dining table/chairs and a good size desk. There was also a sink in the room, with a fridge, microwave, and a coffee-maker. The bathroom was also a good size, having a tub with a shower over. Outside, there was a small balcony overlooking one of the two swimming pools.
The hotel lobby provided a "continental" breakfast, with unlimited quantities of food available - but not a huge choice. There is also a computer available for guests to use. We were in a room furthest from reception, which had the advantage of being the quietest spot.
In addition to the two pools (one for adults and one for families) - there is a small gym (with limited opening hours) and steam rooms - which we never figured out how to access.
The hotel is located about 20 mins walk from the downtown area. People seemed shocked that we were capable of walking that distance !!. But the walk was easy & safe, with several bars and restaurants en route. Also, the hotel runs a free (but you are expected to give the driver a small tip) shuttle-bus on request to local areas such as downtown, or the airport, between about 8am and 9pm. So it is quite possible to survive there without a car.
While we were there, the hotel was not busy - even at weekends, so the shuttle was always available.
Overall, the hotel was kept clean, and the facilities maintained in reasonable order. For us, it was a good compromise between a "budget" hotel and an overpriced "boutique" facility.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs, a 100 percent smoke free hotel, offers affordable rooms and suites in Palm Springs, home of over 100 golf courses. For onsite recreation, guests will find an outdoor adults only pool, outdoor family pool, two whirlpools, a sauna, steam room, and fitness room. Guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast with their room rate. While there is not a full service restaurant inside the hotel, there are dining destinations nearby. Guests will find Billy Reeds Restaurant and Lounge across the street, Bakers Square in one block, and many more restaurants within a short drive. Conveniently located on Highway 111 close to downtown Palm Springs and the aerial tramway. You will find yourself surrounded by luxury in each of the 124 exquisitely appointed suites at this lovely hotel situated amidst beautifully landscaped courtyards and pools. Children 12 and under stay free with an adult. Dogs welcome with nominal fee. The Palm Springs airport is approximately four miles from the hotel. There are 124 rooms, including suites, on two floors. Standard amenities include air conditioning, alarm clock radio, microwave, mini refrigerator, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, telephone, free local calls, and television with ShowTime ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shilo Inn Palm Springs Hotel Palm Springs
- Palm Springs Shilo Inn