by Elise Walsh
Palm Springs, California is known for plush hotels, events, dining, and nightlife of the rich and famous. Fortunately if you look in the right places you can save while you stay at some very reputable accommodations. Reviewers have proved to be happy with each of these hotels, plus there are extraordinary prices under $90**. Most of these hotels are just a ride away from sites like the Palm Springs Art Museum. Or check out the free Village Fest where street performers, musicians, farmers market, and food downtown that draw tourists and residents. The point is that there are just better ways to spend your cash on your travels, rather an extravagant hotel. You don’t necessarily need the Hilton to make your vacation (unless there is a sweet deal behind those doors.)
Caliente Tropics Resort- Price Per Night: $54
Location: 411 East Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Spring, California 92264
Features: This tropical island setting hotel has hosted the like of Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley. Polynesian-influenced furnishings fill every room, which also feature free Wi-Fi, coffee maker, 500 thread-count sheets, mini-fridge and free newspaper deliveries.
Amenities: This hot deal of a hotel offers one of the largest swimming pools in Palm Springs. The pool has a deck, cabanas, and some umbrellas for the UV conscious. This resort is pet-friendly to animals weighing less than 35 pounds and it shows it with a large lawn near the pool that is perfect for pet play. This green spot is big enough for BBQ grilling and picnics.
Distance: The Caliente Tropics Resort is 4.4 miles from the city center.
7 Springs Inn and Suites- Price Per Night: $56
Location: 950 North Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
Features: Tripadvisor.com rates this steal of a hotel at four stars. The room comes with a pillow-top mattress, feather pillow, and 500 thread count sheets. You can easily snack when your room has a microwave, refrigerator and coffee/tea maker. Guests also have access to Free Wi-Fi and wired high speed Internet in their rooms. Other common but useful items in the room are a hair dryer, blackout drapes, and a DVD/CD player.
Amenities: 7 Springs has an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, spa tub as well as a picnic and BBQ area. Unlike many hotels in California, this one actually offers free parking. Which is perfect if you are taking a road trip. There is also free Wi-Fi in public areas of the hotel. This is an epic deal.
Distance: 7 Springs Inn and Suites is 1.9 miles from the city center.
Palm Mountain Resort- Price Per Night: $80
Location: 155 South Belardo Road Palm Springs, CA 92262-6327
Features: The highlights of this hotel are microwave, refrigerator, in room safe, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, complimentary internet access and newspaper all day every day. You may also request the available rollaway bed and cribs.
Amenities: This 119 room resort has everything you need on site or nearby. Complimentary airport transportation will save you some cash on cab fare. Golf course on site and a health club is not too far. Guests have the complimentary use of an off site fitness center. This is located 2 blocks away, but they offer a full facility and even offer some classes. Also located on site is the outdoor swimming pool and spa tub. Ah yes, this is the life.
Distance: Palm Mountain Resort is 3 miles from the city center.
Hotel Zoso- Price Per Night: $83
Location: 150 South Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs California 92262
Features: This chic hotel’s 163 large guest rooms with plush 350-thread count sheets. Blackout curtains and a 12 p.m. checkout time ensure your late California nights will not be interrupted by peeping sunlight. The room also comes with some basic features: in room safe, wake-up calls, free local calls, a coffee/tea maker, an iron and ironing boards. Zoso has some extra options for your room like hypoallergenic bedding; rollaway beds and even cribs are available. Get a final view of this desert oasis on your personal balcony. Did I mention this is a four star experience?
Amenities: A luxurious pool rests outside the lobby for lounging with a full bar on the deck. Each day you may visit the fitness center, use the turndown service, get a wakeup call and read your complimentary newspaper. You will have access to the multilingual staff, concierge desk, and even an onsite car rental service. And if you fly into Palm Springs, you will be greeted with the free airport transportation. At the end of your day rest assured because a security guard is on staff.
Distance: This is about 2.7 miles from Palm Springs City Center.
Best Western Inn at Palm Springs- Price Per Night: $85
Location: 1633 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, Ca 92264
Features: This Best Western Inn comes with 71 spacious guest rooms. Each room comes with a microwave, a refrigerator, cable satellite television and free wireless high-speed internet access. Oddly enough, they also have dial-up Internet available in the lobby- you know if you are into that sort of thing.
Amenities: Every morning guests can come to the lobby for a complimentary continental breakfast served while overlooking the pool (and spa tub). There is also a mountain view and other facilities like: fitness and laundry center. This Best Western has free self-parking and some babysitting and child care options.
Distance: This Best Western is 4.5 miles from the city center.
Elise is double major, focusing on journalism and psychology in beautiful South Florida. She loves starting her day with Ashtanga Yoga and a morning run and ending it writing feature stories, especially about travel. She is an avid Social Media user, and a force to be reckoned with playing Tetris. You will someday find her in the South of France writing, eating, eating some more, and playing with her LED hula-hoop.
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