I stayed here for two nights as a solo traveler and I was very pleasantly surprised. I was in Palm Springs to attend an aviation expo at the airport. Everyone has their own criteria for rating a
given motel, and this one definitely exceeded my expectations. One is room lighting. And for me, size does matter--the room was indeed large, and the lighting was excellent. And speaking of size, the flat screen TV was a bit small, considering the viewing distance from the bed. Very comfortable bed, however, and the room was modern and exceptionally clean. The internet service was fast and worked well, and the room had a microwave and decent size fridge. The HVAC isn't central, but the room unit worked well and was quiet on the low settings. The blackout drapes were effective.
Fresh baked cookies are served in the lobby every day at 6:00 P.M., and boy, were they good! It's the small stuff like that that'll keep me coming back--I'm not hard to please. They also have a nice PC and printer in the lobby. I didn't use any of the other amenities such as the workout room or pool. I've been bringing my swimsuit to motels for many years, and have yet to use it. I'll let everyone know when I do.
The included breakfast was far above average, for included breakfasts. Very nice, helpful service staff. Great variety too, including two kinds of eggs, bacon, nice fruit assortment, yogurt, and numerous other selections such as make-your-own pancakes. But the machine was entirely too technical for me, but consider this: I have trouble with a can opener. On my second morning, checkout morning, I had to leave prior to when breakfast was served. When I whined and sniveled about that, the lady at the desk made sure I got a few basics before I left, which was a wonderful gesture she didn't have to do. But I dunno; maybe it was just to get rid of me; I can be a real pain. One thing's for sure: I wake up starved, and not having ever missed a meal in my life, I didn't wanna break my record.
Another reviewer mentioned room renovations. Well, construction is going on there now, and there was quite a loud racket in the lobby. I'll bet you didn't know that jackhammers can be used indoors. I was given a room as far away from the construction as possible, so the noise level was acceptable (and it did end around 6:00 P.M.). I didn't downgrade my rating because of that, as I realize it's a transitory thing. But if it's going on when you check in, don't fail to ask for a room far away from the noise.
I get to Palm Springs a couple times a year. I'll definitely be staying here again.
Room Tip: If the construction's still going on, be sure to request a room far away from it! [Less]