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Due to the COVID19 Pandemic I was NOT able visit the Desert Lodge. I've stayed there several times before. Despite calling to cancel more than a week in advance, the hotel would NOT waive their cancellation policy; not for the first night, not for the entire four night stay. More infuriating than that is simply knowing that the property undoubtedly resold my room for the same dates. Sounds like double dipping to me and taking advantage of disaster on the backs of their patrons. I will NEVER book with them again.

It was very rundown & unsafe. The front desk was friendly enough & location was decent.

I liked the service. Beds were super comfortable. I liked that they had several different kinds of pilliws to chose from as far as firmness guides in the room. I wish they had full size towels. Wish they would have programmed the tv to the remote, cable was but remote wouldn't turn on and off the tv, and would have really loved some coffee in the morning even if i had to get it from the office.

Gnats breeding in the sink and I get charged $25 a night for a pet charge! Air conditioning didn't cool the room properly. Peep hole on the door was missing and had toilet in paper shoved in it. No weather stripping on door bottom gone, Leaves and trash kept blowing in. Shower totally disgusting, went to family house to take showers. Door connecting to room next door was shut with big screws sticking out. Maid was surly and just not a nice person. I was a housekeeper in a party resort. I know she hates her job. She should quit. Honestly.

Friendly staff. Great location. Perfect for Coachella.

When arriving to the desert Lodge it' was immediately apparent through the condition of the facility that they don't put any money into fixing, painting, repairing, anything! When I arrived at the front desk I was told that I have to pay an additional fee for electricity which was obviously a scam. I asked the man if I could put it on my credit card and he said no it had to be cash which I knew was shady. if it was real why not be able to use my credit card and why wasn't it already included on my bill? The next issue I had was with the door knob which is extremely difficult to turn and needed to replaced. It literally took a minute or two to open the door. I have a real problem with this since this could have been a major safety issue with an easy resolution of buying a new lock cheaply at a local hardware store. It just shows how cheap the owners of this place are! Thirdly, the air conditioner needs to work! Because of an easily fixable missing directional piece of plastic which points the cool air up, all of the cool air just gets absorbed into the bed, therefore the room never gets cold. This is just another example of how cheap the owners of this hotel are! Forthly, the bathtub drained extremely slow. it literally took a half an hour for all the water from my shower to drain so the next person could get in. We literally were taking the ice bucket and draining the water out phyically into the sink so the next person could take a shower!

My room the bathroom needs fixing up the toilet makes this awful noise when flushing and toilet lid needs replacing. Also in bathroom there are roaches come out at night. The room could use some paint walls were a little dirty. It needs a little work.

Cheap, cleanish, horrible pool. Was probably something way back when, but no longer.

I probably never stay there anymore. The hotel needs a lot of work and I think need to be fallow up with the department of health. Is very dirty and very noisy. With respect to others but this hotel I only see homeless inside... my experience was terrible.

Didn't stay it was way to far to get to anything I only got 2 day refund I was hopping to get my whole refund

S Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to San Jacinto Mountains
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Tahquitz River Estates within a short walk of Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, Desert Lodge is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Palm Springs Art Museum. This 50-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

All 50 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Desert Lodge enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Desert Lodge

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (2)
1
Partner Couples

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic I was NOT able visit the Desert Lodge. I've stayed there several times before. Despite calling to cancel more than a week in advance, the hotel would NOT waive their cancellation policy; not for the first night, not for the entire four night stay. More infuriating than that is simply knowing that the property undoubtedly resold my room for the same dates. Sounds like double dipping to me and taking advantage of disaster on the backs of their patrons. I will NEVER book with them again.

By on Mar 23, 2020

2
Family

It was very rundown & unsafe. The front desk was friendly enough & location was decent.

By on Nov 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 26, 2019

We will be working on significant upgrades in 2020. Please give us another try

1
Everyone

By on Sep 6, 2019

4
Business Business

I liked the service. Beds were super comfortable. I liked that they had several different kinds of pilliws to chose from as far as firmness guides in the room. I wish they had full size towels. Wish they would have programmed the tv to the remote, cable was but remote wouldn't turn on and off the tv, and would have really loved some coffee in the morning even if i had to get it from the office.

By on Aug 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 8, 2019

Thanks...

1
Family

Gnats breeding in the sink and I get charged $25 a night for a pet charge! Air conditioning didn't cool the room properly. Peep hole on the door was missing and had toilet in paper shoved in it. No weather stripping on door bottom gone, Leaves and trash kept blowing in. Shower totally disgusting, went to family house to take showers. Door connecting to room next door was shut with big screws sticking out. Maid was surly and just not a nice person. I was a housekeeper in a party resort. I know she hates her job. She should quit. Honestly.

By on May 11, 2019

5
Friends

Friendly staff. Great location. Perfect for Coachella.

By on Apr 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 22, 2019

Thanks...

1
Everyone

When arriving to the desert Lodge it' was immediately apparent through the condition of the facility that they don't put any money into fixing, painting, repairing, anything! When I arrived at the front desk I was told that I have to pay an additional fee for electricity which was obviously a scam. I asked the man if I could put it on my credit card and he said no it had to be cash which I knew was shady. if it was real why not be able to use my credit card and why wasn't it already included on my bill? The next issue I had was with the door knob which is extremely difficult to turn and needed to replaced. It literally took a minute or two to open the door. I have a real problem with this since this could have been a major safety issue with an easy resolution of buying a new lock cheaply at a local hardware store. It just shows how cheap the owners of this place are! Thirdly, the air conditioner needs to work! Because of an easily fixable missing directional piece of plastic which points the cool air up, all of the cool air just gets absorbed into the bed, therefore the room never gets cold. This is just another example of how cheap the owners of this hotel are! Forthly, the bathtub drained extremely slow. it literally took a half an hour for all the water from my shower to drain so the next person could get in. We literally were taking the ice bucket and draining the water out phyically into the sink so the next person could take a shower!

By , from newport beach on May 22, 2018

3

hotel was in a good location

Everyone

My room the bathroom needs fixing up the toilet makes this awful noise when flushing and toilet lid needs replacing. Also in bathroom there are roaches come out at night. The room could use some paint walls were a little dirty. It needs a little work.

By , from corona on Oct 9, 2017

2
Everyone

Cheap, cleanish, horrible pool. Was probably something way back when, but no longer.

By on Aug 23, 2017

1

great location... but very nasty hotel.

Everyone

I probably never stay there anymore. The hotel needs a lot of work and I think need to be fallow up with the department of health. Is very dirty and very noisy. With respect to others but this hotel I only see homeless inside... my experience was terrible.

By on Feb 6, 2017

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