Hilton Palm Springs {US-CA}

Old Jul 20, 01, 4:56 pm
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Anyone have any experience with this property...got a great $70.00 rate in august(I know,I know it is off season)...anyway it was still a hell of alot cheaper than other hotels for my dates...
What can I expect as Hhonors Gold,already aware ther is no executive floor...will I have to fight for upgrade,breakfast etc...
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Old Jul 20, 01, 6:02 pm
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Hello sjk616,

I was there for a conference and got an upgrade without asking, a free breakfast came with the conference.

The room was about 3 times the size of a standard, included a lounge and dining area (no partitioning walls) with a sofa that converted to another King bed if required.

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Old Jul 21, 01, 2:15 pm
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Stayed there a few years ago. Basically, the hotel is OK, but it doesn't compare with others such as the Marriott Desert Springs, Hyatt Grand Champions, Westin Mission Hills, or Renaissance Esmeralda.
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Old Jul 21, 01, 3:05 pm
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There twice in last two weeks - upgrades and breakfast wtihout asking. Asked for and had resort fee waived
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Old Jul 22, 01, 7:42 pm
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As others have stated, I was upgraded to the much larger room, and got the breakfast coupons on both of my stays. My only complaint was the AC was not up to the summer temperatures.

[This message has been edited by MartinElk (edited 07-22-2001).]
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Old Jul 23, 01, 10:47 am
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Stayed at PS 10 days ago. Was offered ug to Pres.Ste. because I needed two rooms, but took the Exec Ste. instead and an adjoining ste. for $59 week day $79 weekend. Asst front desk mngr Gina was very helpful and gave breakfast coupons for all 8 in my family.
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Old Jul 23, 01, 3:14 pm
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This is much better than the Hampton Inn, which I would only use if there is no other choice.
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Old Jul 25, 01, 9:13 am
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Trip Report - Palm Springs Hilton

We just spent a night at the Palm Springs Hilton to take advantage of their great rate and complete the summer challenge. We paid $59 per night (plus a $7.00 resort fee, plus taxes.) I did not fight the resort fee, though it was too hot to play tennis, and "self parking" was supposed to be free, though it was listed as a benefit of the "resort fee." Our total for the night including taxes, fees, and drinks around the pool was $85.

How wonderful to walk into another Hilton and be greeted warmly as a "Gold" member.

We were upgraded to a mini-suite with an "L-shaped" sitting area, a very large (36" or larger) TV, and enough towels for 6 people, and a super confortable bed with turndown service. AND - we were also given breakfast coupons for two, a $17 "value."

This makes the 2nd Hilton property in a row that I did not have to ask for anything as a Gold Member.

We arrived at 4:00 PM and it was 109 degrees, though it was comfortable in the shade and cool in the pool. The hotel is nothing special, the common areas a bit dated, though it looked as though there was work being done to upgrade much of the room furniture.

There were few guests (it was a Monday night)though there were many staff members who were very friendly and enthusiastic. Definately not a "destination" location for the summer, but we were on the road and could not pass up the great rate and the 20,000 points for a fourth stay.
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Old Jul 27, 01, 3:03 pm
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Hello Hilton FTers,

I am glad to see that this property is doing something for Gold members. I was there for a two night June (place was a long way from being full) stay and the front desk seemed to be bothered by me asking if my HHonors number was in the reservation. Nothing was available for Gold (the hard way) members.

I may consider staying there again.


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Old Jul 29, 01, 2:16 am
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Stayed there twice in July - both times got upgrades, free bkft and the resort fee waved
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Old Jul 29, 01, 7:59 pm
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3-day award stay at this property back in March. Hotel certainly did not seem anywhere near full. As Diamond member I received no upgrade, no breakfast vouchers, and had to pay the resort fee. Nice property, but can't say I was overally impressed.
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Old Sep 28, 01, 3:59 pm
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I am considering going there tomorrow on a $97.50 AAA rate. This is in order to get 10,000 points in the EWRDC promo.

How does the property compare to other resorts in the area (Marriott Rancho Las Palmas Resort, Renaissance Esmerelda, Hyatt Suites), for which you can get priceline deals at about half the price ?

Are the points worth it ?

Thanks.
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Old Sep 28, 01, 4:35 pm
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As previous posters on this thread have said it doesnt.

It isnt really a RESORT

A series of 3 story buildings in a square shape around a nice pool area. I like it cause it is right acroos the street from the casino
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Old Sep 28, 01, 4:54 pm
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This is the property that stopped me going to Hilton's. The first room given had filthy carpet (and I don't mean a little dirty). The second room had broken glass (not even attempted clean up).

I did not stay at a Hilton for over a decade because of this but have been pleasantly surprised with quality lately. As others have said this property is not a real resort but if they have improved quality it should be a good location to stay.
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Old Sep 30, 01, 6:16 pm
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Much better and surprisingly also less expensive than the Hampton.
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