La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
What We Love
- The 23,000-square-foot spa with every treatment imaginable
- Seven excellent on-site restaurants
- 41 swimming pools and 53 hot tubs
What To Know
- There’s a resort fee
- The resort is spread out and not great for those with mobility issues
- Best for couples and groups of friends, not so much for families
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set against the Santa Rosa Mountains, this resort started life in 1926 as a playground for Tinsel Town’s top talent, and today guests still feel like stars at this sprawling resort featuring some 796 elegantly appointed adobe casitas, suites and villas. Manicured lawns separate the casitas while other rooms, decorated in early-California style with wrought iron, tile, and dark woods, are in newer two-story units surrounding individual swimming pools and hot tubs amid lush gardens. In addition to an award-winning spa, there’s a world-class tennis club, five championship golf courses, and seven gourmet restaurants, including flagship Morgan’s in the Desert where three-time James Beard award-winning chef Jimmy Schmidt cooks up farm-fresh American cuisine.
In the Area
Duffers will do a double take when they see the awesome selection of golf courses here. It starts with Resort Mountain Course set against soaring peaks and desert sands. For a taste of the game’s Scottish roots, tee off at the Pete Dye-designed Resort Dunes Course. Another Pete Dye design, the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West is one of the toughest in California with unique undulations, cavernous bunkers and an island par 3 to remember. Fans of the Golden Bear will love the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course where long hitters have room to roam but elevated greens require precision iron play. For Palm Springs golf from a down under perspective, check out the Greg Norman Course, which features an abundance of sand, sage, wildflowers, nine lakes and perfect panoramic views from the tee boxes and greens.
How to Get There
A very good 4* hotel with 3 restaurants and some shops on site. They have about 35 pools amongst all the complexes that are on site.
Need to take golf carts around as some amenities are a bit of a hike!
Room had a fireplace which came in handy as it cools off a lot in the evening. Shower stall was tiny though, and I’m a skinny guy!
It’s Mexican ranch style of rooms and could use some work. Bathrooms are in need of a complete renovation as the shower heads are ancient.
The adult pool definitely needs to step up their music selection, as we had to request the manager to turn the outdated music off, everyone at the pool complained. Staff was very nice though and helpful, just the company doesn’t empower their employees to actually make decisions that the guests want! Food menu is a bit weak and needs some additions but lots of drinks!
Golf course is the major attraction and they have a large full service spa as well. The spa i would rate a 7/10 as they don’t have any real communal amenities and its long overdue for a serious renovation.
Many weddings occur here and seems like 3 this past weekend.
Overall a great place to try for a relaxing vacation. A bit far away from some of the main areas of Palm Springs.
My partner brought me here for our 2 year anniversary. The grounds were well kept and staff was friendly . My partner had ordered a bottle of champagne to be in our room once we got there but it didn’t show up until about 15 minutes after we were already in the room. The pool was nice but closed down for an event at 3 so we switched pools . Later in the evening we received some complimentary chocolate covered strawberries for our anniversary but the card read mr and mrs even though my partner had specifically stated that it was two males . I was not happy with their attention to detail at this point . The next morning we called to get breakfast Delivered and the voicemail stated to leave a message which we did at 6:30 am I called back at 7:40 only to be told that they thought their voicemail might not have been working . The breakfast was finally brought at 8:40 which interrupted plans we had for 9am . We did hear back from the manager after I had contacted them about both of these two mishaps . The manager did give us credit back , but it really was a very disappointing trip as I had expected the level of service to be superior to other surrounding hotels . I wouldn’t stay here again and would have appreciated something much more than to receive a room credit .
I wanted to stay somewhere different from an ordinary hotel. I am so glad we picked this hotel. The casitas are unique and some of them were built in the 1930s. The original casitas have been updated, but they still maintain their charm and are clean. Ours was #111 and had a wood burning fireplace, a screened in porch with a swing, and a separate tub/shower. There was plenty of space. I liked our casita's location, as it was close to parking, the adult only pool, and the main hotel areas. There are several restaurants, shops, and a spa on the hotel's property. This resort is very large and there are a lot of pools. Many people were golfing, running, playing tennis, and taking group fitness classes. The adult-only pool was not crowded at all on Sunday morning. I thought service was good everywhere we went. Everything is over-priced, but this is the greater Palm Springs area, so that is to be expected. We will definitely return and stay here, although I think this is more of a couples or girls weekend type of hotel.