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“Not The Usual” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Casa Larrea Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Palm Desert B&B and Inns
Ramona, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not The Usual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2010

What a wonderful and fun place to stay. After staying at chain hotels and motels this was a very pleasent difference. It was like going back in time when people really cared about one another and service was the key. Great pool area with a BBQ, fruit trees lawn, pet friendly and extremely relaxing.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Garcias1gal
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2010

We loved this hotel for several reasons. The rooms and the grounds were beautiful and unique. Lots of fruit trees and palm trees, a beautiful pool, a cute cabana and bbq, and lots of places to sit. There were even little welcome signs and welcome mats outside each room. Inside was a sofa and a full kitchen. The room was colourful and fun.

The location was quite good, walking distance to all the shops on El Paseo and restaurants, especially just one block from Native Foods, a fantastic vegan restaurant!

The owners are really great. It's almost like staying at a 16 room bed and breakfast. They really try to get to know you and are very friendly, as are their four great dogs!

A couple of drawbacks: We went in December and the pool was not heated. That was a huge disappointment,. They said they don't usually heat it in the winter, so if this is important to you, check before you go.

The breakfast had a lot of options, but we did notice the peanut butter was expired.

  • Stayed December 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank palapi
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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2010

We have stayed twice now at this little gem, located steps, (literally), from the upscale shopping and dining centre of El Paseo in Palm Desert. Friendlier innkeepers you won't find anywhere. Kim and Frank will make you feel like one of the family as soon as you arrive. They quite often host B.B.Q's at poolside so that guests can get to know one another. Casa Larrea sits on a very quiet street and is well maintained with an inviting salt water pool and plenty of fruit trees on the property. We have only stayed in room 20 but have seen a few of the larger rooms and all are quite spacious with a small private patio at the rear. Check out their website as it is quite informative with lots of pictures.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank NewhavenOntario
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Additional Information about Casa Larrea Inn

Property: Casa Larrea Inn
Address: 73771 Larrea St, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4356
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Region: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Desert
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Palm Desert
Price range (per night): $156 - $282
Number of rooms: 12
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