Motels in Palm Springs provide comfortable, reasonably priced lodging for budget-conscious travelers who want to enjoy a vacation in this desert resort community. Amenities and services are often limited, but the properties offer convenient access to nearby highways, attractions and restaurants. In addition, most of the motels combine the reliability of brand-name chains with the customer care found in mom-and-pops.
Motel 6 Palm Springs Downtown
The budget-friendly Motel 6 Palm Springs Downtown is less than 2 1/2 miles from Palm Springs International Airport and is close to such points of interest as the Desert Fashion Plaza and Spa Casino. Guests can make use of a coin laundry, hot tub and outdoor swimming pool with spacious sun deck, and unlimited coffee is available each morning in the lobby. In addition, several restaurants are within walking distance, including Roscoe Grill and the Palm Greens Cafe. Guest rooms are basic, featuring direct-dial telephones with free local calling, expanded cable TV and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available upon request, and kids under 18 stay free with a paying adult. Well-behaved pets are permitted as well.
Palm Springs Travelodge
The 155-room Palm Springs Travelodge lies close to area attractions like the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Chino Canyon and the Indian Canyons Golf Course at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. Property amenities range from a swimming pool to free "USA Today" newspapers to plenty of outdoor parking. Additionally, business travelers can make use of a meeting space for 50, light refreshments and audio-visual equipment rental. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily, and El Mirasol Mexican restaurant is just two blocks away. Guest rooms offer the choice of one king or two queen beds, a private patio and a fridge. Interested parties can also inquire about the "Relaxation Package," which allows guests to receive two massages or facials at nearby Club Trinidad.
Best Western Inn at Palm Springs
Best Western Inn at Palm Springs is a 100 percent non-smoking property near the Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs Desert Museum and seasonal Coachella Music Festival. The property, which has a two-diamond rating from AAA, has a 24-hour front desk with a bilingual staff that can arrange sightseeing tours for vacationers. Corporate travelers have access to an unstaffed business center and various secretarial services. Other amenities include safety deposit boxes, express check-in, RV and truck parking, guest laundry and a free continental breakfast served out by the pool. For lunch and dinner, the full-service Lyons English Grill is right across the street. The Best Western's 71 guest rooms are spread over three floors and have microwaves, mini-fridges, toiletries and massage shower heads.
Palm Court Inn
The boutique-style Palm Court Inn is about one mile outside downtown and provides easy access to the annual Date Festival, Palm Springs Art Gallery and activities such as hiking and horseback riding. Guests can use a state-of-the-art fitness center, hot tub and large swimming pool; a shallow wading pool is perfect for small children. Three conference rooms with more than 2,200 square feet of total space are also available, along with extras like wake-up calls and limited room service. A free light breakfast bar is laid out daily, and the on-site Rick’s Restaurant & Bakery serves American diner food for lunch. Each of the 107 smoke-free guest rooms, which can accommodate up to six adults comfortably, features a balcony, work desk, black-out drapes and satellite TV.
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