drove to palm springs on saturday to celebrate heidi's birthday, and came away utterly impressed with our stay at the boutique desert star hotel.
first off, a lot of hotels in the desert are sold out on the weekends, and most have a 2-night minimum stay on top of that, so there weren't a bevy of options that i was faced with. but davy (the manager) was extremely accommodating via e-mail earlier in the week and made an exception to allow just the one night (saturday). he offered an additional $20 off the room charge, so i was sold.
there are just 6 bungalows at this charming retreat, but each suite is distinctive it its own right. the style is mid-century - it opened in 1954 - but updated with modern touches. ours was bungalow #3, a 572 square foot oasis of soothing relaxation. the bedroom opens to a private patio thru 12-foot glass sliding doors, and it can be separated from the living room by an accordion wall.
outside near the heated salt water pool were about 40 DVDs to borrow, so after dinner we selected 'sideways' and 'notting hill' and called it a night. the question isn't if i'm coming back, it's how soon...
desert star hotel
1611 calle palo fierro
palm springs, CA 92264