This was a lovely establishment and it fit all our needs and the rooms were wonderful. Our balcony faced the mountains which gave us a fantastic view. The Desert Oasis Resort Palm Springs has a complete kitchen equipped with coffeemaker, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, cookware, and dishware. A beautiful garden surrounds the whole resort and this facility has two swimming pools. One of the pools is for the whole family and another is an adult one where you can do just laps.
Other amenities in each luxury unit include alarm clock radio, hairdryer, and an iron/ironing board, cable television, in-room safe, video player, two TV’s and one of those is a huge flat screen TV. We will mostly definitely return. What a great location and could not beat the price.
Unique Qualities: Full kitchen with dishwasher Spacious bedroom Living room Dining area Internet hook up Flat Screen TVs and DVD players. Private patio or balcony.
There are a variety of B&B's to be found throughout the State of California and generally each will reflect the area it is located in. The Julian Gold Rush Hotel is an historic Bed & Breakfast Inn, in the first photo, reflects it's mountain, gold-rush mining town..
B&B's are usually owned by individuals who love the hospitality business and have had a dream of running a charming B&B. Generally these places are homey. Comfortable and friendly places to stay. The drawback is that the price of a room will most likely be higher than a mid-range hotel or above.
Owned by individuals who are most likely also running the place. This means that there is more immediate attention given to the elements that make a B&B charming, clean, efficient and welcoming.
This photo of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego was taken from Coronado across the SD Bay. Though the pointy towers look different, they are each end of this Hyatt Hotel.
Hyatt Hotels are generally considered the high-end of chain hotels. They are located throughout the State and offer comfort, luxury and plenty of amenities. These hotels are normally located in convenient areas that would be beneficial to a tourist or those visiting due to business, such as conventions..
Oftentimes they offer package deals for individuals, that are less expensive then their basic rate. These are usually a good bargin.
Understated elegance, good reputation, clean, safe and accommodating staff. Usually, these hotels are centrally located for touring a city.
There are hostels throughout California and many are conveniently located regarding a tourist's interests.. There is one concern I'd suggest checking out. The rules and requirements of the individual hostel. Some have age limitations and some require that the client actually has just come from out of the country. Hostel International, is a non-profit organization that check member hostels for standard safety and maintenance. Becoming an HI Member guest, will save about three dollars per night's stay.
It seems that each hostel can and does impose it's own operating hours. Some may stay open 24 hours a day and other's may close from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. In California most hostels are open all year, but some may not be.
The unique qualities are economical accommodation and a communal experience. Most hostels offer lots of freebies and even a few tour options at little to no cost.
Our parents had friends visiting from the UK, so we all drove up to spend Saturday and Sunday with them. Our parents went online at PetsWelcome to look for accomodations which would accept us (regardless of size) and found The Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood (A Kimpton Hotel). Excellent choice, great location and very, very friendly. We had a fantastic room with view of downtown L.A. and a nice neighborhood behind the hotel so that they could walk us.
We didn't use all of the facilities available to us, but did go downstairs for the Wine Happy Hour, internet was free and we received a welcome package (dog food, water, bowl, treats, etc.). Overall, we were very impressed and will definitely stay here again...that's if our owners allow it
$77 in November 2012. This motel has a few extras like a small refrigerator and microwave, and a nice TV with HBO and quite a few channels. The staff seemed nice too. Standard continental breakfast. The second morning I was there they changed the rules and you no longer had to pay $5 extra for a hot breakfast. One of the nicer hotels I stayed in this trip. Conveniently located on Loma Point.
$61 in November 2012. This motel has a few extras like a small refrigerator and microwave, and a nice TV with HBO and quite a few channels. The owner/manager seemed pretty nice; he was training a new guy who was doing fine too. The beach is only a few blocks away and the motel is conveniently located on the Pacific Coast Highway. Not the place to stay if you demand modern, fancy looking accommodations.
$55 as of November 2012. This place was cheaper than the other two places I tried and looked slightly better on the outside. Reported to be conveniently located if you are looking for drugs (mostly meth) or hookers. My room had no clock, no phone and no hot water. Worst hotel of 2012.
Stay in another town; I saw NO decent accommodations here.
$115 in October 2012. This is a fancy looking hotel and the rooms are nice but they nickel and dime you. Add $8 a day for parking; if you want to use their computers for Internet access; it is $6.95 for 28 minutes. No small refrigerator or microwave. Nice TV with one channel of HBO. First there was no remote in the room then when I finally got a remote the TV did not work anyway and it took another couple of calls to get that straightened out.
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: $52 in October 2012. This hotel had a few extras, like a small refrigerator, microwave, and a nice TV with cable. Fairly cheap too. Guy behind the desk was fairly friendly. Good for those on a budget.
$60 in October 2012. This hotel had a few extras, like a small refrigerator, microwave, and a nice TV with cable. Decent continental breakfast and the guy behind the desk was nice and friendly. This is pretty nice if you are just staying the night and are on a budget.
This is a bare bones Motel 6 with no extras, like a small refrigerator or a microwave; but it did have a nice TV with cable and come on $47 in Palm Springs on a Saturday? This is very cheap. The room was pretty decent overall. Did not appear to be the best of neighborhoods; but this is Palm Springs so it is nicer than the good part of town in some places.
$61 in October 2012. This is a bare bones Motel 6 with no extras, like a small refrigerator or a microwave. It did have a nice TV with cable. Acceptable if you are on a tight budget.
$64 in October 2012. This hotel had a few extras, like a small refrigerator, microwave, and a nice TV with cable. No breakfast but they have a connection with the more expensive motel next door and you get a cheap breakfast buffet there. Friendly girl behind the counter. Good choice for those on a budget.
The PCH (CA Route 1) can be very narrow and twisting in places on the North coast and gets to be just another public throughfare once you get past Ventura and into LA County. Campgrounds are plentiful but can get crowded early. Your best bet would be to book your spaces before you travel. I would go by car to LA and stay in hotels if you intend on driving in cities. There are a lot of budget priced places along that route but once again you will need to book in advance. California highways and inner city roads get packed sometimes and I would not want to try and navigate an RV in SF or LA. Another thing to state is that even thuogh I lived in LA County for over 11 years I can only think of 3 RV campgrounds and they are all in Orange County.
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