Viceroy Palm Springs
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Was fairly warm today, mostly in low 30s, we thought once we hit California we would start to cool down. Nope, it actually got hotter, high 30s by the time we stopped. Rode through some nice desert areas with lots of cactus. Lots of wind machines through this ...
... home. The Internet over here isn't very reliable so hard to know if it will update or not. Drove through big bear beautiful place. Then lots of driving through the desert. Arrived to the big lights and people everywhere, slap bang in the middle of the ...
... sample. From Julian, we headed further east and further into the desert, through some amazing country, huge hills, canyons, steep roads and very dry and hot conditions. The hottest it got was 108, which is around 40, but it is a really dry heat, very deserving of some time in a cool pool. We went to Ruby's for dinner tonight and got a great bargain as kids eat free on Tuesdays! Tomorrow we are off to ...
... that we had purchased included tickets to enter all three festival days, accommodation and bus transportation to and from the festival. Coachella is known for having the best range of new and old indie and alternative rock bands. For example on this years line up they had artists ranging from 19yo 'Jake Bugg' from England to 70yo Sixto 'Rodriguez' from Detroit. The highlights from the first day included 'Alt-J', 'Yeah Yeah Yeahs' and 'Foals'.
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... the U2 album that helped to make the yucca famous. If we're seeing Californian national parks, we couldn't miss this one, right? Well, anyway, we came, we saw, we photographed, and we headed on back to the pool in Palm Springs. (By the way an awesome hotel: friendly, well-priced, spacious rooms with kitchenette, breakfast, great pool, great position downtown... just in case you're heading to PS...) Actually we learned a few things along the way: 1. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Viceroy Palm Springs
My boyfriend & I stayed at The Estrella last week and all I can say is that I can't wait to return! There wasn't any construction going on (like in the other reviews.) It was very quiet and peaceful. Our room (we stayed in The Waverly Suite) was unbelievable and the bed was incredible! We never had to take the car out because the downtown life was within walking distance. We at dinner and one of downtown's great restaurants and looked around in some of the great shops & galleries. (the restaurant at the hotel is a little pricey and too frou-frou for my taste.) There are several pools, a spa, jacquzzi's, yoga studio, etc.) Our room had a flat screen t.v. in the living room and every room has their own private balcony or patio. I could go on for days! If you're looking for a private, quiet, romantic, relaxing getaway, I recommend The Estrella! And if you have a chance, you can stop by The Outlets @ Cabazon for some amazing shopping!
We stayed at the Estrella for 3 nights in February and quite liked it. Minor construction was still going on at that point but it wasn't a problem. Our room was lovely, although we had one of the few rooms without a balcony (don't recommend that as the windows don't open, but we got a cheap rate through Expedia so we didn't complain). Also, our room had a VERY tiny shower stall and you ladies can appreciate how hard it is to shave your legs in a set-up like that! If you can afford it, go for one of the higher-end rooms in the bungalows - they looked fabulous. The property is beautiful, with plentiful palm trees and orange & lemon trees scattered about. There are also three pools, so we were always able to find a quiet place to sun ourselves. Downtown Palm Springs is a dump, but it's a short drive to the nicer restaurants in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert. We'd stay again because it was much more affordable than the high-priced resorts down the road and we didn't care about having lots of amenities on site.
As a journalist I have stayed in hotels all over the world but the Estrella was an unforgettable experience, old world charm, humming birds in the trees, fantastic gardens and oh so relaxing. I loved it and hope one day to return.
Loved the Estrella
I loved this hotel! My boyfriend and I just got back from our 5 day vacation at the Estrella Palm Springs and were very impressed with this hotel. Very quiet and beautiful. The room was modern, but with a comfortable vintage feel. The bed linens were to die for (they are Frette). I will stay here every time I come to Palm Springs in the future. The only problem I encountered was at checkout when there was an erroneous charge on my account that too a minute to fix. Our cab was waiting and racked up a $6 charge while this problem was sorted out. The concierge, upon hearing my boyfriend say that the cab was at the $6 mark already, took $6 from the register and gave it to us to compensate. That really impressed me. As did my entire experience there.
Good but still need lots of improvement
We visited Estrella in April 03, the hotel was just newly renovated. Our rooms and the hotel are beautiful as you see in their web-site. All the bedding accessories are top grade. Need more amenities, such as mircowave and coffee maker, if they are rated 4 stars. Their restaurant are pretty good and well priced. 5 mins walk to the "downtown". Their spa services are average. I don't understand why they told me their booking are full and couldn't book me a facial, but we were the ONLY guests when we went to our message appointment. Overall, beautiful property, but need lots of improvement in management and many details if they rated 4 stars.
Shocked by the estrella
After being told what a spectacular place the Estrella hotel was, we experience just the opposite when showing up. Parking on the street I had my mother stay in the car as I encountered the hotel.It was not at all like I expected for 229.00/night.Someone sold me a bad deal.Judy Texas Old hotel, only new paint.
I stayed here on March 29th 2003. I had a room with a pool view. I didn't see any of the construction going on so it must have been completed by the time I got there. The room was lovely. There was a refridge but no microwave and no coffee maker in the room as advertised. The pool was great. It is open all hours and was great for a late night swim and early morning swim. There are three pools and beautiful gardens. They have a spa and fitness area but I did not visit these. I would not recommend this hotel for children. The hotel is in walking distance (a couple of blocks) from shopping and restraunts. I would definetely stay here again!
Still under construction!!
My husband and I stayed for 5 days over the New Years holiday. Our first room was directly across the pool from major migraine inducing construction that we had not been warned about prior to arriving and became quite evident immediately...and that was on New Years Eve! When you are paying $300+ a night to relax I would at least liked to have been given the information. The management apologized profusely and upgraded us to a luxurious suite that was unfortunately right on the street. Needless to say I barely slept (although their Frette sheets are the best) and came home even more tired than when we left. Maison 140 is much better!!!!!
Beautiful property, great location, reasonably priced. Over all very nice. However, I did not like the fact I called several times while making a reservation for myself and another couple and they failed to tell me that MAJOR construction was going to go on during the day directly below our room. From 9 am to 7:30 pm (I have no idea how they got the workers to stay until 7:30) construction was non-stop.
Estrella Inn Palm Springs
We stayed a week at the Estrella. It took 3 days to get settled in due to problems with air conditioning in first room and other options that were not set up when we arrived. We had to walk by a major construction zone each time we arrived and left the Inn - this was unlit at night and presented a challenge. Other than that it was a good accomodation.