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
We come to the LaQuinta resort every summer and we are never disappointed. It is beautiful and well maintained.
Andres provided us with excellent service at the pool (cabana), and the front desk and concierge service is always good.
If I had any complaints, it would be that the Cabana rental is overpriced (used to be $150...now its $200!), and the bartenders at the main pool are rude and do not provide good service at all (which is such a shame since every other staff member at the resort provides excellent service and very friendly)
La Quinta is our fav fav place to escape the summer gloom of the coast. The staff is always hospitable but this trip Olivia at the desk was especially welcoming. Smoothest check in ever. Breakfast servers at the 26 are friendly. Hostess could learn to smile and say good morning. The Adobe Grill still a solid choice in the evening. Order the fish tacos with extra sauce as they tend to be dry, but still delicious.
Oddly, a draw back is the cleanliness of the pools. A good power wash is needed for the decks and furniture. But we love you La Quinta. And look forward to our next trip.
Timeless, rooted in glamor, La Quinta Resort never disappoints. We were married there 30 years ago and go back often to celebrate again. We love the restaurants, the attentive staff and the grounds. A+.
I’ve stay at the resort in the past and enjoyed my time and decided to stay again on another trip to the region. I was a little disappointed this time.
Staff didn’t seem on the ball this time and at times seemed a little angry. Our housekeeping forgot to reload the water bottles in the room in addition to some items in the bathroom caddy. We also had some towels that weren’t replaced the next day.
The pools seemed to be missing towels a lot. At one time, a fellow traveler in the pool called to ask for more towels. After a while a staff member came and was very angry, he slammed the towels on the chairs and stormed away. Not a good thing to see.
Upon checkout, the lady asked how my stay was and I indicated some of my frustrations, all she said was sorry, would you like a bottle of water to go.
Really? If you charge resort fees, I would hope that I have bottled water in the fridge everyday and towels at the pool. I found it disappointing the receptionist didn’t offer anything else. If I stay at Kimpton, and if there is an issue, they typically reduce a night’s resort fee.
I would need to really rethink going back.
Such a beautiful resort! Huge grounds, so many pools! You can feel secluded in a very large resort. Great staff, beautiful grounds. Will certainly be back! Suitable for anyone! Business, couples, families! Everyonel!