Best Western Inn at Palm Springs Photos and Hotel Review

 

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4 out 5

 

After extensive research and the goal of finding a quality budget priced hotel in Palm Springs, we settled on this Best Western on a two day getaway. The hotel is located fairly close to the Indian Canyons attraction and is ideal for those not requiring luxury resort accommodations.

 

Bright petunias lined a green lawn accented by the hotel, which sits at the base of a mountain slope. By all appearances, the hotel looks well kept and the lobby  shines with its granite counter, small reception area and a computer available to guests. A sign tells you to limit your computer time to 15 minutes, a courtesy to other guests, no doubt.

 

You can tell the Best Western Inn at Palm  Springs is popular. On a weekday afternoon, I stood in line and waited my turn to check into the hotel located at the south end of town along Palm Canyon, the main thoroughfare of the city. Friendly, courteous women ran the front desk. They seemed cheerful and helpful.

 

The rooms in this no smoking hotel are clean and pleasant. Recently renovated, the decor is as nice as more expensive hotels. The only difference you'll notice between the affordable BW and higher end properties are the bathroom fixtures, tubs, shower heads and in my case, water that never got as hot as I would like. It was fine for the price however, and the room unit air conditioner pumped plenty of cool air all night long.

 

The room has lots going for it--no pet policies assures that there are no fleas; no smoking policy means you can breathe; and a location on the edge of the city means it's fairly quiet...not much partying going on.

 

The beds are fairly new and firm, yet not what you'd consider hard. All in all, you can get a decent night's sleep and feel refreshed.

 

The breakfasts are one of the best for a Continental style breakfast, the food is served at an outdoor covered lounge next to the swimming pool. What a perfect place to soak up the morning air and hear the birds chirping in the trees that surround the pool!  Rolls, muffins, toast, cereal, fruit, boiled eggs and coffee and juices make this the perfect desert breakfast to get you into swing before your tee time, shopping spree or casino action. While the coffee was fine, we hopped in our car and went down the road just less than a mile to Starbucks, and Jack in the Box restaurants. I like my coffee strong and my girlfriend likes her eggs scrambled. We both got what we wanted, though the hotel breakfast is certainly a deal for those wanting the basics.

 

The swimming pool is a small heated pool (you don't need heat in the summer, however), and is recreational. Overlooking the San Jacinto Mountains, a sign next to the pool warns not to enter the steep slopes of the mountain. You can take a dip in the pool, go for a walk in the early hours like locals do (before it gets too hot), or do what we did.

 

The location is a few miles from downtown shopping and dining. Easy to find and get to, by staying slightly off the beaten path you get a more quiet location and lower price. Some hotels like the Hyatt are located right downtown, allowing you to park your car and walk at night, the time when everyone comes out to socialize in the desert. But if you prefer saving money, the Best Western Inn at Palm Springs offers decent digs, a fair price and a good night's sleep, minus valet service, on site restaurants, gift shops and casinos.

 

 

 

The good - The price is great. You can pay a lot more for a lot less hotel room in Palm Springs.

 

Needs improvement - The Internet service in the lobby was on & off. The Internet service ("hi speed wireless") in the room was off until 10:30 p.m. and then it worked. But it didn't work in the morning.

 

 

 


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