Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
What We Love
- All rooms have French doors opening onto private balconies or patios
- Splashtopia Water Park with a 425-foot lazy river, two water slides and a faux beach
- Rooms are spacious at 450 square feet
What To Know
- The $28 resort charge (which includes WiFi and parking) will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Access to the fitness room is free; yoga classes will cost you $15
- The Azure pool is adults-only
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Omni Rancho Las Palmas offers all the perks of a big resort coupled with a true sense of place thanks to its Spanish Colonial-meets-Cali style. Think wrought iron chandeliers, red tiled roofs and cream walls. The 444 guestrooms are spacious but basic, with the same desert-hued furnishings and décor found in the hotel common areas. The focus here is on the palm-tree lined grounds, which you can survey from the rooms’ French doored balconies and terraces. On-site facilities include a full-service spa (plus relaxing pool), well-equipped fitness room, 27-hole Ted Robinson-designed championship golf course, and four dining options, ranging from a grab-and-go café to bluEmber, the California New American restaurant with a charming outdoor patio.
In the Area
Rancho Mirage is on the northwestern tip of Palm Desert, which has its own hub of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. But just beyond the Omni Rancho Las Palmas’ doorstep, there’s no need to travel far: There’s a movie theater and concert venue just down the road and Roy’s Restaurant, Sam’s Sushi and Yardhouse are local favorites for dinner. Further West in Palm Springs, guests will find four museums (including the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert and the Palm Springs Air Museum), along with Knotts Berry Farm, and the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Adult travelers might prefer to check out the Moorten Botanical Garden, or Agua Caliente Casino.
How to Get There
Bellmen at this property are overly aggressive and do not respect guests wishes. If a guest indicates that want to carry their own luggage and to please note touch said luggage, that should be respected. Instead the bellman aggressively insisted indicating "it's his job". NO means NO.
It was a nice place and kids had fun. Just giving it 2 stars because be aware of all the sneaky hidden fees. This sort of thing really sits wrong w me. The hotel brags about giving you a special group rate and rooms are supposed to be 20$ or so discounted but then when you check out there are so many hidden fees, the room ends up being way more than you anticipated when booking. (Even a 20$ per night “group rate fee” wth??
I understand a resort fee sometimes, but jeez after having a look at my bill (which they didn’t send me btw - I had to call and request it when I saw my credit card statement) they added on at least 50$ a night extra in hidden fees.
I just want you to know what to expect so you don’t get surprised. Also, this kind of sneaky marketing is a pet peeve. I’d rather know and pay more upfront than the dishonesty of hidden fees.
Nice resort .. they need to update the a/c units they rattle throughout the night.. slept with the air off to avoid the constant noise
also could hear the other rooms unit.
the server at he pool added a few extra dollars for my order when it clearly stated $12 dollars for an appetizer and charged $14 .. once i mentioned to correct the bill he tried to tell me that was the cost.. i showed him the menu cost and he continued to go back and forth with me... he finally said he would give me a discount... it was clear what the menu price.. it paid cash and asked for change from my $20 .. he seemed so surprised the rest wasnt his tip... Watch out for 'R' first letter of his name... Scammer