Get it now on Libro.fm using the button below. When we pulled up to the property in the mid-afternoon after a two-hour drive, I wasn't feeling well thanks to record-smashing heat that reached 121 in Los Angeles and rose even higher as we got into the desert. The famed resort is reopening to all guests starting Sept. 3, 2020. This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers. All of the Spa-Villa rooms were in lovely Spanish-style buildings that contained two units each. There were separate check-in lines for elite members and general guests, but neither had a wait when I arrived at 1 p.m., ahead of the official 4 p.m. check-in time. With speeds measuring just 5.95 Mbps download and 2.72 Mbps upload, I needed to use my phone as a mobile hotspot to get any work done. You could, for instance, do some shopping and have dinner in Palm Springs, and come back for a nightcap at the resort. I would like to subscribe to The Points Guy newsletters and special email promotions. #8 of 17 Outdoor Activities in La Quinta "Each hole is memorable, the practice facilities are superb, service very good and the proshop has a huge selection." "The whole operation is first class. We considered the latter as it seemed possible to distance despite a sizable crowd but instead opted for takeout due to the extreme heat. This a review of La Quinta Resort & PGA West - Mountain Course in La Quinta, Palm Springs California with information, photos and links to its' website. *Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. Standalone ground-level casitas with exterior entrances make it easy to limit time spent indoors and remove many of the risks associated with staying in hotels. The standard casita-style rooms looked decently spacious from the outside. This family-friendly La Quinta resort is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Bear Creek Trail and San Jacinto Mountains. Entry-level Resort Casita rooms begin at around $200, I booked a mid-tier Starlight Casita for one night for $322 with my AAA discount (plus a $35 resort fee) to enjoy a bit more space for my family of four. That's mainly because it includes a private pool (it also had a private hot tub, which I can assure you was irrelevant during our visit in 120-degree heat). Popular attractions Indian Wells Tennis Garden and Empire Polo Club are located nearby. It served Mexican cuisine and was open for brunch and dinner. Resort guests had access to a complimentary shuttle to the courses, complimentary bag storage, driving range access and complimentary range balls. I was disappointed though to discover that the orange juice that the menu described as “freshly squeezed” was actually bottled, especially considering all of the blooming orange trees throughout the property. Set amid 45 manicured acres at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta Resort has been welcoming guests since 1926. While people wore masks and seemed to keep distance indoors, I sensed a more casual air about the crowd than the guarded approach my husband and I adopted during COVID. The reception staffer was exceptionally warm and friendly and it made me feel a bit more at ease. Value. It’s in a residential area, a roughly 35-minute drive from downtown Palm Springs. This was also the only time I've had my own full-size pool (not a plunge pool) in a hotel. Located 30 minutes from the Palm Springs International Airport, which offers direct flights from major cities across the US and Canada. View deals for La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, including fully refundable rates with free cancellation. And yes, my $359 bid for a standby upgrade effectively doubled the cost of my room for the night. Who stays here: Because of its size and diversity of options, this resort accommodates all types of travelers: sporty types, couples, families, spa-goers (under non-COVID circumstances), and plenty of business travelers, too (I once stayed here to cover an offshoot of the TED Conference, which the resort hosted.) Following a multi-million dollar renovation completed in late 2014, the resort offers 620 casitas (small houses) and suites, as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom villas. The suite had wood-beam ceilings, Saltillo tile floors, and a private yard with those quintessential and striking mountain views. The resort is about 20 miles away from Palm Springs International Airport (PSP). A short walk away was The Marketplace, a cute cafe that served espresso drinks, tea, bottled alcoholic beverages, pastries, pizzas, packaged salads, snacks and more. This slightly upgraded offering sleeps up to four with an additional Queen sofa bed and 500 square feet. La Quinta Resort - Set in the center of La Quinta, the 4-star La Quinta Resort features a spa area, a treatment room and a hot tub. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. WiFi and parking are free, and this resort also features 15 outdoor pools. This proved to be not only indulgent, but a saving grace as it would have posed a big challenge had we been relegated to the shared pools, where guests seemed to not be wearing masks or adequately distancing. While the hotel enacted thorough policies that include limiting guest capacity, dining and pool venues still felt too crowded for my liking. Service. I went with the latter. On the phone ahead of our visit, I had asked the front desk whether capacity was limited in the time of COVID and I was told yes, to a max of 80 percent capacity. La Quinta is a fantastic hideaway located in the stunning Santa Rosa Mountains, which is just south of Palm Springs, California. View room & suite options at the Palm Springs luxury resort, La Quinta Resort & Club. The resort opened in the 1920s as a hideaway for the Hollywood elite. As a part of the resort fee, guests also had access to four to seven group fitness classes a day, including yoga, spin, aqua fitness and pilates. There were also several boutiques, including a Polo Ralph Lauren, located by the main plaza area for those looking to do some shopping on-site. Wi-Fi was included in the daily resort fee. Two Guys Who Golf provides pictorial reviews and information for Palm Springs's public golf courses. When I opened the door to my studio, there was a living area with a sofa bed and TV. I had two kids in tow and originally booked the mid-tier King Starlight instead for $322 per night (before taxes and fees). As I previously mentioned, at this property, that came in the form of a $15 daily credit, and unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to pay for the continental option like it’s supposed to. If you plan to visit and use the pools, keep this in mind, especially if you stay over a popular weekend as I did. Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Insider Reviews team. It was the fanciest option on the property and priced accordingly. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 15 outdoor pools. Behind the fitness center were 21 hard and clay tennis courts, which could be rented for an additional charge. A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Room service was available from 6 a.m. to midnight. It was a great spot for after-dinner drinks and offered terrific views, though again, was a bit on the high side so be prepared for that. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). Our first trip out of the county wasn't until summer, to an Airbnb in our happy place of Palm Springs where we didn't leave the private rental at all, except for groceries. 3 star Golf Course property; 130 suites in hotel; Friendly service; Free wine, beer & snacks; More details There was also an adults-only plunge pool located near the original casitas. There was also a comfortable chair and ottoman beside it. Palm Springs; La Quinta Current page La Quinta; Plan your trip. It offered two sinks with plenty of counter space, a walk-in shower with a single wall-mounted showerhead, a bathtub and a separate WC. Check prices, photos and reviews. View our latest valuations here. We also utilized in-room dining, which was available to order digitally by smartphone through a QR code in the room. The room also featured a large balcony with two chairs and beautiful mountain views. 2X points on dining at restaurants including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out and travel & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases. La Quinta Resort gets an "Excellent" rating of 4.5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor from more than 2,500 reviewers. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. There was a large main pool located near the tennis courts. LUXE Vacation Homes, La Quinta, CA, Palm Springs: Vacation resort guide for LUXE Vacation Homes featuring deals, packages, reviews, photos, video, rates, number of rooms, amenities, activities and much more. The Bottom-Line Review: La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Palm Springs, CA) This will come as a shocker I’m sure, but I loved the La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. I booked a stay with my family based on the spacious grounds with 41 pools, which I thought would allow for comfortable and safe social distancing. The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. We also found disinfecting spray and wipes for our use. La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort offers its guests a full-service spa, a golf course, 15 outdoor swimming pools, and 15 spa tubs. Had I not upgraded to a room with a private pool, this could have posed a problem. There were a whopping 41 pools and 53 hot tubs spread across the property. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. It’s rare for me to say that I couldn’t find any major faults, but here, I really couldn’t. Major gateways Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are about 90 miles and 150 miles away, respectively. 97 reviews. The entry-level standard room is the King Resort Casita With Fireplace, which typically starts at about $200 and comes with private patios or yards, a fireplace, and can sleep up to two guests in about 430 square feet with mountain views. Both valet and self-parking were included in the resort fee. Palm Springs; La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort; La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort review; TripAdvisor reviews ( 2535 ) previous next. The property charges a $35 nightly resort fee. During check-in, I was told that I could message the front desk at any time via the Hilton app so shortly after arriving at my room I sent a message to request slippers and a robe. The idea was appealing given the pandemic, since, if accepted, I'd be upgraded to a massive villa that was larger than my own home with an entirely private pool. Twenty6 was the hotel’s main eatery, open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Nowadays, the 45-acre resort is a haven for sports buffs and anyone in need of some R&R in the desert. The desk was decently sized and clutter-free. Nestled beneath the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains, offering championship golf courses, an award-winning spa, 41 pools and five outstanding restaurants, this luxury desert retreat offers the ultimate Palm Springs getaway. For more TPG news, deals and points and miles tips delivered each morning to your inbox, subscribe to our daily newsletter. Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Aside from mouthwash and vanity kits, there weren’t any other amenities like dental kits or bath salts. There's no resort tower and all lodgings are dotted throughout the property in individual and shared villa-like buildings with exterior entrances. Plus, the property boasts 41 swimming pools (yes, that's right: 41), so I figured we'd be able to avoid crowds. Just outside of Adobe Grill, on a hill at the center of the plaza, was the Top of the Plaza bar. There were one and a half baths, where amenities from Salvatore Ferragamo added a dose of luxury. I’m not a big TV watcher, but it seemed too small for me. Major gateways Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Los Angeles. Chairs and groups were close together, and it did not seem like staff was enforcing any safety policies. This time, I didn't see any business types (which might have been expected on a holiday weekend, anyway), but I certainly observed many groups of families and friends. Open only for dinner, it offered rustic, farm-to-table American cuisine. Heaven!". And, it’s in the headlines again for being the location at which the latest season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” was filmed. 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