The Riviera Palm Springs, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
What We Love
- Super-speedy room service
- Well-edited design
- Free in-room WiFi
- Monochromatic interiors electrified with fuchsia and orange accents
What To Know
- Check schedule for conferences and festivals, as the hotel is home to wild gatherings from time to time
- Newly remodeled, midcentury-inspired Chiki Bar is heaven for sunbathers and tiki enthusiasts
- Property is dog-friendly
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built in 1959, this vast resort retains its opulent, Old Hollywood glamour. There’s nothing understated about the elegance here; it’s all about over-the-top, luxurious details with a brassy Las Vegas feel. Pull into the driveway (with the top down, of course) and you’ll be greeted by massive mirrored pillars and giant windows that look into the neon-orange-lit lobby. Don’t waste any time before heading down to the pools, which are flanked by bikini-clad guests, firepits, palm trees and sweeping views of the mountains in the background. Relax in a private cabana and you’ll understand why the Rat Pack kept coming back. While the common areas around the resort may be all outsize ornamentation, mirrored surfaces, and bigger-than-life baubles, guest rooms are delightfully understated. Midcentury lamps, plush pillow-top beds, and marble bathrooms provide a relaxing retreat from the lively scene outside. After shooting some pool in the hotel’s huge lobby area, book a treatment at SpaTerre, where an appointment in one of the new treatment rooms grants you access to the 11,000-square-foot spa, with its free-form pools, private steam rooms, and plunge pools. Then book dinner at Circa 59, where you’ll find contemporary American classics made with local Coachella Valley produce.
In the Area
Start the morning with a hike up to Tahquitz Canyon or the Seven Sisters Waterfall at Indian Canyons. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, go to local favorite Cheeky’s for brunch; you’ll find banging breakfast items alongside some of the best Bloody Marys around. After you’ve fueled up, take a design and architecture tour with Palm Springs Modern Tours; you’ll see masterpieces by Albert Frey, Richard Neutra and John Lautner. If you’re looking for a date while you’re in the desert…head out to Shields Date Garden, where you can cool off with one of their famous date shakes while gazing out at the trees.
How to Get There
The hotel has a beautiful lobby but once you go past the lobby things start to become very messy and disorganized.
Hallways are filthy. They are updating the rooms and most of the hallways are covered in dust and debris. The front seat seemed surprised when I mentioned that.
They did not make our rooms until 5pm and then did not replenish any of the toiletries or toilet paper. The beds looked like they made by my 5 year old.
I specifically asked about the business center when making the reservation with the front desk and when I arrived Business center was closed.
Shower in bathtub did not work.
Kids pool area is a disaster at 9am food and mounds of dirty towels everywhere.
This hotel is very pretty, but poorly maintained.
We stayed at this great , clean , efficiently managed and run hotel , between the 02/10/19 to 16/11/19 .
I choose this hotel and planned our wedding at the hotel , with the support of hotel managers (by emails from the UK) , we were over come by their efforts and beyond the call of duty services .
We just had a simple garden wedding (just us) with our own visiting Local Revered .
The wonderful hotel manager (Darin) and (Brian) of Reception used there private time to attend and make our day .
Moving on past that day (9th) , the hotel is beautifully presented , very clean , staff are exceptional , faultless , thank you
We travel a lot , far and wide , this was just GREAT
Great hotel, fun atmosphere if you stay by the adult pool. The kiddie pool has no music or service but overall, it’s a cute hotel. At night you can sit poolside and enjoy the fire pits. The rooms and hallways are very well decorated as well.