Rate based on Check-in: Apr 7, 2015 Check-out: Apr 9, 2015

The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs

2 stars
View map of 1875 N. PALM CANYON DR., 1875 N. PALM CANYON DR., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
179 reviews
Wonderful Getaway

My husband and I went on a 5 day get away and stayed at the Garden Vista Hotel. This is the only... See full review

  • Kaialani
  • Jun 4, 2014
An older but good one

This motel was clean and comfortable, and offered a dandy pool area to relax, it is showing some... See full review

  • Joel T.
  • Mar 12, 2015
Budget-friendly, cozy hotel close to Palm Springs shopping and dining

The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs offers a bright, welcoming atmosphere and budget-friendly amenities, all geared toward helping guests to relax and enjoy Palm Springs. The hotel boasts a beautiful courtyard with a gazebo, two pools, two whirlpools, sauna and steam room. Only minutes from fine dining and shopping options, Garden Vista Hotel is perfectly located for visitors who want to see the best of the area.

Highlights
  • Located close to Palm Springs shopping and dining options
  • Free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary ariport shuttle
  • Free unlimited local and domestic long distance calls
Rooms

All 124 guest rooms and suites at The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs are non-smoking and have either a balcony or patio that faces the courtyard and pools. Rooms include free Wi-Fi, microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, cable TV with Showtime, air conditioning, iron and ironing board, alarm clock radio, and hair dryer. Decorated in contemporary furnishings, the rooms are spacious and bright, with a table-for-two and comfortable chairs or couches.

Property features

The Garden Vista Hotel helps guests get a good start to the day by offering free breakfast in the hotel's dining area. For a quick snack, fruit and popcorn are available in the lobby throughout the day.


The 100% smoke-free hotel offers a stunning view of the area's mountain range, and guests can take in the natural beauty while swimming in one of the hotel's two pools or lounging in a deck chair. The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs features a sauna, steam room and fitness center.


For special events, the hotel has meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 60 people.

Transportation
  • Palm Springs International Airport (4 mi/6.4 km)

Nearby attractions
  • Palm Springs Convention Center (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Living Desert Wildlife Park (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Palm Springs Desert Museum (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Oasis Deluxe Water Park (4 mi/6.4 km)  
Business
  • Meeting facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi

 

Policies and fees
  • There is a $25 USD fee per stay for up to two dogs per room

Policies
  • Credit card required upon check-in
  • Children 12 years old and under stay free with an adult.
  • There is a $25 USD fee per stay for up to two dogs per room.

  

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs Rooms

2 Queen 2nd Floor
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2 Queen 1st Floor
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1 King Bed 1st Floor
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1 King Bed 2nd Floor
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1 King Bed with Kitchenette 2nd
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1 King Bed with Kitchenette 1st
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2 Queen Beds with Kitchenette 1s
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1 King Bed Handicap
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2 Queen Beds Handicap
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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Exercise gym
Live entertainment
Casino
Golf
Steam bath
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Guest laundromat
Security
Wake-up service
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Ramp access to buildings
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Bathroom telephone
Sitting area
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

33.8459 -116.5479
Area served
Palm Springs, Indio, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Coachella
Nearby airports
Municipal, (PSP), 4.00, MI, SE;
Area description
Resort, Conveniently located on Highway 111 close to downtown Palm Spri

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
179 out of 179
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joel T.
Business
Marana
Mar 12, 2015

An older but good one

This motel was clean and comfortable, and offered a dandy pool area to relax, it is showing some signs of aging. Did not present any problems, but a makeover would really make it pop. But then the price might have to go up! Hmmmmm?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
April L.
Business
sunbury
Feb 21, 2015

Average

This hotel has an old feel box TV, old doors/locks, feels a little dirty although it may not be. If you get a good deal for the hotel then go ahead and stay but I wouldn't splurge to stay here. On the plus side the rooms were big and I think all look out onto pool. On the down side, I was told absolutely no early check in when I was only 2 hours early, anywhere else I have been told "no problem" or at least "come on over we will let you know when the first available room is ready". Here I was merely told "Check in time is not until 3". Overall I do say the staff was pretty nice though they allowed me to leave my bags and wait by the pool until 3 after I asked. The shampoo, soap, and conditioner come out of these boxes attached to the walls and the tub wasn't white/clean FYI: There are no elevators (I had a heavy bag and was unfortunately put on 2nd floor). The ice machines are only on the first floor as well. Like it is mentioned on here, THERE IS A $100 SECURITY DEPOSIT! Just to warn you mine was refunded no problems. It is a decent hotel in a decent location. Nothing wrong with staying here, just don't expect luxury.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Been here 6 times
Business
N/A
Feb 18, 2015

shawnc

staff and hotel were great.I would stay here again,could use a safe in room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Desiree Elizabeth
Business
N/A
Feb 15, 2015

Just passing through town

The hotel was not worth the money. Old and outdated and not great for the price. Carpet was dirty, water from tap had cloudy and weird color and the beds were uncomfortable. I did like that there was a mini fridge and microwave but would not stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Desiree Elizabeth
Business
N/A
Feb 13, 2015

Quick visit from out of town

The hotel did not meet my expectations at all. It was too old for the price. It was motel accommodations for hotel price.We were charged a 100 deposit just to hold the room. Water coming out of the sink was a weird cloudy color and the carpet was old and dirty. Bathroom shower ok and bed ok. Smoke detector went off for no reason. It was nice that the room came with a microwave and a fridge but overall the accommodations were not worth the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Excursion Traveler
Business
Los Angeles
Dec 29, 2014

Christmas Get Away

Our stay was great and in a very comfortable room. visiting relatives. Just wished the ice machine was closer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kaialani
Business
San Diego
Oct 16, 2014

A Chilly Getaway

We have stayed at the Garden Vista Hotel many times and have always loved it. It is not a resort but that is what we like about it. It is comfortable and quiet. We go there to unwind and relax.We like that there is an adult pool and a childrens pool. I look forward to sunbathing and swimming however this trip I was very disappointed. The pools were ice cold. We were not told upon checking in that the pool heater was broken. I found out when I tried to go swimming. I went to the front desk and said the pools were freezing and when would they be fixed? I did this everyday of our stay. We stayed 4 nights, 5 days and the entire time we could not use the pools. The front desk did not tell anyone upon check in that the pools were not heated. We would have never checked in if we had known this.The 1st time I went to the front desk they acted shocked like this was news to them. Everytime after that I was reassured "It is being taken care of. The pool repairman is on the way." We treasure our getaways and look forward to our time away. Swimming in a heated pool is all part of the relaxation we look forward too. I do know that there are mechanical failures associated with pool heaters but the way in which the front desk staff dealt with it was very disappointing. It ruined our vacation. We paid for a heated pool. I asked for a discount on the room and was told since I booked it thru a travel site they could not do that. I asked for a free night but was told no to that also. All I got was a late check out. We will stay at the Garden Vista again but next time I will dip my toes in the pool before checking in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Across the street from the hotel is Billy Reed's Restaurant. It is perhaps the best food we have ever eaten. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served and we ate there everyday.

Review of The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kaialani
Business
San Diego
Jun 4, 2014

Wonderful Getaway

My husband and I went on a 5 day get away and stayed at the Garden Vista Hotel. This is the only hotel we stay at in Palm Springs. It was peaceful and quiet and exactly what we needed to relax and escape reality. The folks at the front desk were friendly and helpful. I had asked for a particular room and got it. The adult pool was wonderful with no screaming kids anywhere around. Yes we love kids and have grandkids of our own but during our getaway we didn't want to deal with them. There really isn't anything to say about this hotel but it is outstanding. It is not a resort or a spa hotel but we are not resort people and we don't need all of those amenities. Try it you will love it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The best ever Mexican food restaurant is in the heart of Palm Springs"Las Casuelas". Excellant food and great atmosphere. We ate dinner there everynight of our vacation.

Review of The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dnce Convention Mom
Business
Palm Springs
May 6, 2014

Nothing Special. Floors Dirty!

We stayed in a King room. The room layout is nice and very spacious. That is the nicest thing I can say about this hotel. The floors are tile which I assumed would be cleaner than carpet for my toddler to crawl on since they are mopped almost daily. I was wrong! After 5 minutes of being on the floor, my child's feet and knees were black and I am not exaggerating. The bed was o.k. but you could feel the springs pressing on you. They have 2 pool areas which is nice but one is for adults only. The family pool was very dirty with tree debris as well as the patio area. We several attempts at getting it clean to no avail. The adult pool area is clean. The continental breakfast is o.k. nothing fancy. My friend had a dbl queen room with nothing but problems. TV did not work, as well as the microwave and telephone. One lamp was without a light bulb and shower soaps/lotion dispenser was unlabeled. To sum it up the biggest drawbacks are extremely dirty floors, and dirty family pool area. Room layout is nice, bathroom is clean but room furniture is dingy dirty. I don't expect anything fancy for under $100 a night but I do expect clean and functional. I would not stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Garden Vista Hotel Palm Springs

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LizzyR
Business
Downey, Ca
Mar 31, 2014

Great Weekend

We had a great weekend in Palm Springs. The location of Garden Vista Hotel was very convenient. It was very close to the Aerial Tram and downtown. Our room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The weather was perfect. The staff upon arrival were very helpful and pleasant. I would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

I would recommend a visit to the San Jacinto Mountain via the Aerial Tram. Breath taking views.

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