Archive for February, 2011

Treat Yourself to Extradordinary Luxury

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The Hacienda is my favorite boutique hotel in the Palm Springs area. The rooms are immaculate and exquisitely appointed. The staff are attentive and always make an extra effort to make sure that you feel at home. The pools, spa areas and grounds are luxurious making it easy to melt away into vacation mode. The fact that a tasty catered lunch is delivered on a daily basis makes leaving the resort during the day seem pointless. I particularly enjoyed the convenience of a small fully stocked kitchen and the fireplace in the suite. (Even though I only make coffee with the Keurig and frozen cocktails with the blender, it was nice to know that I could’ve done much more.)

Did I mention the wonderful personalized service??? During our stay we encountered some difficulties operating the flat screen TV in the bedroom. The management immediately addressed and solved the problem. In fact, they were even prepared to provide a new TV, but fortunately an easier solution was discovered.

The owners and staff are friendly but they also manage to be low-key about things. The occasional happy hours they host allow you to mingle and meet other guests. During each visit, I’ve meet several like minded professionals who enjoy character and comfort over the monotony of the big chain hotels.

For more information, contact The Hacienda
From Within US:
1-800-359-2007 or 1-760-327-8111
From Outside US:
01-800-359-2007 or 01-760-327-8111 
http://www.thehacienda.com/.

Will be back!

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

We made a very last-minute decision to make our first trip to Palm Springs and had no clue where to stay. We did a Google search and Hacienda was at the top of the list. After a little more research on the internet (including Trip Advisor) we made the quick decision to book our stay.

The accommodations were large, nice and very clean and mere steps from the pool. The service throughout our visit was second-to-none and the lunch that’s included was a really nice addition. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and the small resort was very nice. While the sights around Palm Springs are great, we spent the vast majority of our stay at the pool. It didn’t hurt that the weather was perfect. We can’t wait to go back.