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Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in Sept 2016 - (also Oct 2015). A gem of a place good location not too big very clean great staff who pop in and out. They have a small area to get a morning coffee tea juice. This place is usually booked with regulars who have been coming here for decades. Not for under 21s. Not a party...

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 18 January 2017

What more can I say than, "perfection?" The Desert Hills Inn is a lovely hide-away in the Racquet Club neighborhood of old Palm Springs. Great location. Beautifully maintained grounds. The owners have carefully preserved the Mid-century features of the property, while offering modern amenities. The pool and hot tub were great. The best beds! Sheets and mattress were perfection! Clean!...

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Topeka KS
Reviewed 3 January 2017

A friend and I shared the Desert Hills Inn's 2-bedroom apartment for a 3-day weekend, and we were wishing we could spend the entire winter there. The apartment is spacious, with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, a modern kitchen, dining area, and a large living room with mid-century style furnishings and a gas fireplace. Two sets of patio doors...

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1Thank Reefwatcher
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This was our 4th visit to desert hills and again it was fantastic,always made to feel at home with Rachel. Also an added bonus is we are next door to our favourite restaurant spencers all in all another great time definitely be back ps sorry to have missed Barbara

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2Thank John B
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We recently stayed for 4 nights and were pleasantly surprised. The room was clean and well supplied. The bathroom had pool towels as well as ample bath towels, as well as soap, body wash and shampoo. The kitchenette was stocked with paper towels, dish towels, plates, cups, wine glasses, bowls, basic cooking utensils, pots, pans, a toaster, a small fridge/freezer,...

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1Thank notagnat
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We initially were enjoying our stay until it all went down hill. We had made reservations for a total of 4 nights. We had one room for 3 nights and another room for one night. (There wasn't availability for 4 consecutive nights) The hotel has a retro vibe. Feels like your staying at the Brady bunch house. Total Palm Springs...

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11Thank JHer17
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We are mid century modern architecture buffs and picked this hotel for its reviews, looks and location. The fifties ambience is just perfect, add the mountain views, the very pleasant fellow guests, and the location (a short walk from Main Street) makes it hard to beat. The rooms have been sensitively updated and are in good condition - shower was...

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2Thank Ian M
United States
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a pleasant and relaxing holiday at the Desert Hills. The rooms are clean and spacious. We stayed in room six which featured a quaint kitchen and was stocked with the appropriate necessities. The Inn is very well kept and clean, offering a pool and lovely spa as well as a well stocked communal pantry for...

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2Thank JasonLy
Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 16 November 2015

after a fabulous wedding at Colony 29, I stayed at Desert Hills for a couple of nights to enjoy the peace and quiet of the desert. These people are fabulous. I couldn't have found a nicer hotel to stay. In fact, all the guests were so nice, too. Downtown was within a couple of blocks. The tennis club was next...

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Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed how close this boutique hotel is to downtown Palm Springs - just 3 walkable blocks. Very quiet Tennis Club neighborhood in which it is located. Great mountain views from rooms on the south and north sides. Great staff, too!

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Desert Hills, tucked up against the rugged San Jacinto Mountains is one of Palm Springs classic boutique hotels. Built in 1956, Desert Hills is situated in the historic district a few blocks from the shops, galleries and restaurants in the heart of Tennis Club District of old Palm Springs. The "quiet luxury" of Desert Hills retains the essence of classic old Palm Springs with rooms and suites reminiscent of the 1950's mid-century modern design. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desert Hills

Address: 601 W Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6313
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Price Range: $156 - $456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Palm Springs
#11 Romantic Hotel in Palm Springs
#13 Spa Hotel in Palm Springs
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“Most rooms are good - vary from small to larger with kitchette.”
 of 5 bubbles Freebird3000, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I don't think there's a bad room in the entire place.”
 of 5 bubbles Reefwatcher, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask/request room with private patio”
  • Living area
  • Kitchenette
  • Pool
  • King Bed
  • Vanity/Dressing Room
  • Private Patio
 of 5 bubbles K8639SHdanielh, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“U shaped, single story building. Check out their website's floorplans.”
 of 5 bubbles love2teach3rd, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“This is a one story hotel, I looked at one of the studio rooms and it too was very nice though not as contemporary as the two bedroom unit. It appeared to be weell outfitted and very comfortable.”
  • Mid-century style with a modern twist.
  • Perfect palms poolside.
 of 5 bubbles SanCarlosGuy, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
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