Movie Colony Hotel

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Average rate: $81 - Hotel class: 3 stars
726 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, USA

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Movie Colony Hotel Palm Springs Reviews

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14 reviews
Sep 25, 2006
This is a small “boutique” style hotel that has18 rooms. This style of hotel / guest house seems to be the approach that is offered as the norm in Palm Springs – and it works well for a visit to this city.The hotel itself is really good and I would strongly recommend this as a place to stay if visiting. It is very attractively designed with flair and style and quirky furniture that sets it apart for the norm. This is such a refreshing change, as these days hotels and guesthouses all seem to be merging into a kind of bland sameness. The hotel was originally built in the 1930s, but has been extensively modernized and expanded although the 1930s feel still applies.The staff are all very friendly, without being too “in your face” but are always there with advice and help if you need any. We stayed in one of the “townhouses” (Sinatra Townhouse) that is on 2 levels with a lounge area that leads onto the pool, which as well as being nice has the added advantage that you have loungers at your front door guaranteeing a great place by the pool. There is a large TV, mini-bar and very funky u-shaped sofa. I have posted pictures to show all of this. Upstairs is the bedroom with very comfortable king bed, small bathroom with shower and a patio with loungers. Apparently this is the patio that the Door’s singer Jim Morrison took a running leap from to dive into the pool in the 1960s. Not something the management encourage, nor would be advised! The bathroom is ok and the only part of the hotel that lacks a “wow” factor.The pool is great and is 7 feet deep in the deep end and 3 and a half feet in the shallow end.There is a bar area in the courtyard with very good complimentary breakfast spread of bagels, muffins, pastries, granola, yoghurt etc. They also have coffee, tea, fruit etc all day and in the evening an hour of wine and the house cocktail. This is great for meeting fellow guest and helps break the ice.It seems to attract a fairly young, professional type group with quite a lot of people from Los Angeles/ Long Beach type areas who pop out for the weekend. Rates at the weekends are much higher than week time. We spent 4 nights and had a great time and in addition to lying by the pool there is a lot of things to do, and great restaurants nearby. Most people had cars and I think it is needed as although things are fairly nearby it is too hot to walk and cabs are expensive.
The view of the pool
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Movie Colony Hotel Overview

Set against the backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains in the famous Movie Colony district, the Movie Colony Hotel is located near many local points of interest. This Palm Springs accommodation has numerous attractions nearby, including downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Canyon Drive, the Palm Springs Desert Museum and much more. Located near downtown, Movie Colony Hotel is just minutes from the airport and centrally located to Los Angeles and San Diego.

The 16 minimalist modern decorated guest rooms at Movie Colony Hotel have many amenities including pillow top beds, travertine bars with stainless steel refrigerators, DVD players, sea grass carpets, plantation shutters, private patios or large private sundecks, plush bedding with 400 thread count duvet covers, bathrobes and Aveda bath products.

Designed by Albert Frey in 1935, the Movie Colony Hotel offers many amenities including a complimentary Continental breakfast buffet each day, a heated outdoor pool, wine hour, cruiser bikes, and many others. Guests must be at least 21 years of age. There are also many shopping and dining venues near the property.

Movie Colony Hotel Amenities

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Ticket Service
  • Facsimile
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Spa/Jetted Tub
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Free Parking

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