Indian Wells Resort Hotel
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Today was Aunty Laurens wedding! We were up by 6:30am to meet downstairs for breakfast. All the girls stayed together eating our bagels and planning out the day ahead. At 8am we took our dresses and makeup to Aunty Laurens room to start getting ready. We waited a little bit until we found out that the Makeup Artist wasn't coming, so I kicked into …
Today was our last day in Vegas. We woke up at a reasonable hour and Mum asked me to dye her hair before we left. So I got up and went downstairs to get a Krispy Kreme frappacinno and some donuts to share and then did her hair. We packed our bags up and went down to the same buffet as the first day, then after doing one more lap of the stip in …
This morning I got up at 9am and went downstairs with the girls to breakfast which wasn't very nice. We waited down there till everyone gathered awaiting direction from Aunty Lauren to help with setting up the wedding. By 3pm we didn’t have any orders so we hung out by the pool with the USA Barnett’s who had arrived earlier in the …
... 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 ...
... our way down to the pool. Merely one hour later and we were done, just could not hack the 120 degree heat any longer, so made our way to the bar by the pool (undercover and with a continuous mist spraying out to cool you down) and re-planned the day. All this activity is making sitting still very difficult. We waited for the a/c to kick in (the steering wheel was untouchable for 15minutes) and headed back into Palm Springs and took a trip on the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Indian Wells Resort Hotel
We booked a last-minute Labor Day weekend stay through Hotels.
Our friends booked two rooms for $50.00 each at the Indian Wells Resort through a Hotwire e-mail alert for a Saturday night stay. After reading some of the reviews posted on Trip Advisor and Travelocity, I doubted that we would be happy with accomodations. This place turned out to be wonderful. Valet parking was free, as was the 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Happy Hour. We made good use of that! We upgraded our rooms to suites on the 3rd floor overlooking the pool and golf course with a gorgeous mountain view and balcony. The upgrade for both suites was 60.00 total, not each. Both suites were beautiful and large with a new sofabed and chair with ottoman in the living room, comfortable beds, huge bathroom with a 6 foot tub and seperate shower. Everything was very, very clean. The staff was extremely attentive, especially Alex at the front desk. The pool and jacuzzi were warm, clean and open 24/7. Yes, there are a few things that need to be improved. Both TV's in our suite were small, but the two in our friend's suite were 25 or 27 inch tv's. The showerhead didn't spray out quite right. The bedspreads have an 80's style to them, but they were clean, no holes, no smells. They are remodeling the part of the restaurant that looks out onto the pool. I think they are continually making improvements on the property. Probably half of the rooms look out onto the parking lot or overlook Hwy 111, but the other half rooms are on the inside towards the pool and golf course. No, it's not the Ritz, but neither were the prices and I feel we got a very good value for the money. I can't wait to go again.
This Place Needs New Management [Again]
I have been staying here for annual golf tournaments on/off for over 10-years.
The lobby and common hotel areas appear nice, but the rooms are a bit "long in the tooth" that could use some attention. At least they could replace/clean the filthy carpets in the rooms. The hardware on the screen/sliding patio doors may or may not function at any given time.
The restaurant is usually unattended and the lounge has sporadic hours. One NEVER knows when the bar at the pool will be open or closed. The comp breakfast offers less and less every year.
Everything is rather overpriced.
If you have a package deal, OK fine. However, this would never be my first choice for stand-alone lodging.
We loved the place.
Our group was the for a 3 day conference. Our original booking was for the Thursday after 9/11. The Staff at the Resort contacted our representation to check on a preferrred change date, and changed all of our plans and reservations. We had no hitchs occur. Most comfortable bed we have ever had. Staff was wonderful. All 100+ of us had a great time.
THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL A RESORT???
After using Priceline several times I was comfortable with the quality of a 4 star hotel/resort. My friends and I experienced a rude awakening. THIS IS NOT A RESORT!! There are NO Spa facilities on site, except for a plastic display on where to get a massage. Golf was available via another property. Decor was from the 80's and most rooms have a view of the parking lot. The resturant was second only to Denny's. On the night we stayed we were lucky to share our room with the smell of the kitchen and the RV parked below and it noisy habitants. In Simple terms this is not a resort, merely a motel, which is close to a golf course.
After reading some of the comments on this site after already making reservations, I must admit I had major reservation about whether or not I shouldn't cancel. I am so thankful that I did not. My first idea about the hotel from the marginal exterior appearance was not that desirable. I soon discovered that the hotel was one of the most warm and inviting I have stayed in for quite some time. The inside of the hotel was elegant with a very attentive and friendly staff. My suite was clean with a lovely view of the golf course. Overall, my stay was pleasant, and much more than I expected for the amount that I paid.
Even though everyone will have their own opinions, my experience was a good memory and I am sure I will gladly return again.
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Great Stay at a Desert Original
My wife and I loved our stay at the Indian Wells Resort Hotel. This hotel was originally built by Desi Arnaz in the late 50's, and it is neat to think of all the celebs who have walked through the doors over the years. The hotel has a casual, comfortable feel to it and this is what we really liked. The hotel is fully modern and has all the amenities you expect from a fine resort, yet it is not a huge property.
The hotel is in a great location, and is a golfer's paradise being partnered with the Indian Wells Country Club. The staff was friendly and attentive, and our suite was wonderful.
We stayed here for one night in June, 2003. Our room was not ready for early check-in as requested so they said to go have breakfast and room ready in an hour. Breakfast was $40 for the three of us !!! We checked into the room...very very disappointing.....not much better than roadside motel and ugly decorating. The air-conditioning could have been much cooler. The pool can use some fixing up......tiles chipping. The landscaping could also use some fixing up and probably some much needed water. Lunch at the pool was not very good or tasty and was $35 for the 3 of us. We watched a movie on the TV, which said was $10.99....was charged $11.99 and when I complained they said some movies are $11.99. Staff not friendly at all...not a smile amongst them. The free continental breakfast with the nights stay was very poor........could have done better going to McDonalds !! I would not stay here again and I would not recommend to anyone. Pay the extra money and stay somewhere else. We go to Palm Desert area several times a year and thought we would try this place...but never again.
Say No to the Indian Wells Resort
When we arrived they could not find our reservation. After hunting I found the confirmation #. Our room on the floor level was in much need of a remodel job..this is a 250.oo a night room. We were woke up at 2 am by our neighbors who had a party till 5am. Then the splinker system alarms went off at 6am. We requested to be moved to another room, which they did and we were charged extra for that. We had breakfast coupons for two days..which we still have on us. The service was out to lunch as was the selection of bread and rolls..so we had coffee and juice. This was the worst hotel we stayed at in all of our years of traveling. Oh, an the alarm went off the next day too at 6 a.m.