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Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

888 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California
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December 03 2012
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"Fabulous Palm Springs"

The Renaissance is a jewel in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, just blocks from the main drag, with an impressive view of the towering San Jacinto Mountains.  We visited in November and had near-perfect 70-degree days to enjoy the warmth of the sun next to the pool.  It is a great family-friendly hotel to stay in while visiting Palm Springs.

What we liked:
• Beautiful pool complex great for swimming even in Nov.
• Good sized rooms with updated décor and an empty fridge
• Conveniently located near downtown Palm Springs with restaurants and shopping.
• A fancy lobby with a floor that changed colors and delighted our kids.
• A smoke-free facility

What we didn’t like:
• No free amenities ($10 parking, $12.95 Wi-Fi, $5 in room water bottle, no complimentary breakfast)

We are a 6-suitcase family and so we sprawled out in 2 adjoining rooms, one with a King sized, ultra comfortable bed, and the other with 2 queen beds.  Our kids found drawers and cupboards to store their shoes and clothes and then ran out on the patio overlooking the impressive pool area.  Our 4th story room had a couple of chairs on a small balcony with good railings, but we were drawn to sit out at the pool area in one of the hundreds of orange and green lounge chairs and bask in the sun.  Before we headed downstairs, we stored our snacks in the empty (yeah!) mini-fridge.  Later that evening, we huddled around a small fire pit (in the pool area) made of rocks and enjoyed a little chat before going to bed.

The entire courtyard inside the Renaissance is dedicated to the best thing about Palm Springs… the ever-present sunshine.  Lounge chairs for basking, umbrellas for shade, private cabanas, and a very large swimming pool to cool off all invited us to relax and enjoy the afternoon.  A friendly waiter brought us poolside menus with drinks, appetizers, and meals to choose from.  My 4 and 6 year olds jumped in and swam on the wide steps, my older boys grabbed one of the many pool floats and started a dunking battle, while I relaxed in a chair.  Although the pool was heated, I just didn’t want to get wet and cold in the quickly setting November sun.  Later, we checked out the kiddie-pool (with a very large sand box for fun!), but it was unheated and very cold, so we settled into a Jacuzzi for a warm soak.  I was interested to overhear other guests say that they love returning to the Renaissance because although it is not small, it is smaller and friendlier than the other very large resorts in the desert area.

Many would not consider a 4-block walk to downtown Palm Springs “within walking distance” but we decided that it was… and we enjoyed the exercise!  Located less than a block and across the street is a large movie theater.  We kept going and found the popular “Forever Marilyn” statue and took a family picture (and yes, looked up her skirt).  One more block south along Palm Canyon Dr. brought us to a large collection of shops, restaurants, and fun touristy things to see and do.  We stepped on all of the stars of the “Palm Springs Walk of Stars”, enjoyed dinner, and headed back to the Renaissance.  On the downside, there were no streetlights and so the walk was quite dark.  We really enjoyed being located so close to the hub of Palm Springs and we enjoyed the Palm Springs Art Museum, Bill’s Pizza, shopping, and the Aerial Tram during our visit.  To note: As an additional benefit, it is located right next door to the Palm Springs Convention Center.

A fine dining restaurant, DATE, and an ultra lavish lounge, ROCK, are located in the hotel and offer great menu options.  Happy Hour in the lobby and around the fire pits was offered to adult guests.  Spa Del Sol is open daily in the pool complex and offers many fabulous treatments.  A very modern fitness center is also on site.

I would recommend staying at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel because the rooms are comfortable, the location is great, and the pool is fantastic.

Disclosure: We stayed at the Renaissance as complimentary guests in order to complete this review.  The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism was instrumental in arranging our stay and itinerary and is available for visitor information at:  I was not asked to express a particular point of view and all opinions are my own.

updated: 05/02/13 by mcfam

Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel is located close to Palm Springs Convention Center, Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, and Palm Springs Air Museum. Other points of interest near this spa hotel include Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Plaza Theatre.

Hotel Features.
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel features a coffee shop/café, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves hot/cold buffet breakfasts each morning in the restaurant (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. The property's full service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 3.5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment, and business services. The property has 2160 square meters of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Complimentary shuttle services include an area shuttle which runs to destinations within 2 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times. Wedding services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Other property amenities at this Art Deco property include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands. This is a smoke free property.

410 air conditioned guestrooms at Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel feature iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Balconies offer city, mountain, or pool views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses, signature bedding, and down comforters. All rooms include separate sitting areas along with sofa beds and desks. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high speed and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to ergonomic chairs and complimentary weekday newspapers, guestrooms offer cordless phones with voice mail. 37 inch LCD televisions have premium cable channels and free movie channels. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and hypo allergenic bedding. Housekeeping is available daily.

Notifications and Fees:

  • This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • All guests staying in hotel guestrooms must be registered with the hotel.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Fee for high speed Internet (wired) in business center: USD 10.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in room high speed Internet (wired): USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Property Information

Check-In: 4 PM
Check-Out: Noon

Number of Rooms: 410
Number of Suites: 0
Handicap Accessibility: yes
Pets: yes
Recreational Facilities:
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