By far the BEST hotel in Palm Springs
I have been coming to the Parker ever since it first opened and I have never been disappointed. I have friends who have complained about service or price (yes, it can be a pretty deep-pocket experience, but if you come in the summer you can get rooms for as low as $160), but I have never personally had a bad moment at this place. From the moment you arrive on the property, everything is catered to your needs and making sure you're comfortable. The grounds alone are worth it --there's practically every kind of plant and tree on the premises, a croquet lawn, a fabulous spa, hammocks, a fire pit with butterfly chairs, grapefruit & orange trees that you're free to pick fruit from & have freshly squeezed for you if you like ... the list goes on. The beds are super comfortable and so are the sheepskin rugs, but I do admit that they really need to upgrade their TV's -- you'd expect from such a cool hi-end spot that the TV's would be flat screens. As for toiletries, they used to offer Hermes soap in every room, but the last couple of times I've been those seem to be curiously absent. Even so, the saltwater pools are awesome and Mister Parkers is fantastic. Normas is incredible as well, altho sometimes it's a little hit-and-miss w/the fancy omelettes, but the oj is perfect! I mean.. even the glasses and dishware is cool. No detail has been spared at this place and that's why I love it so. If you're big into design, you'll love this place. The location is off the main area of downtown, but you'll almost not want to ever leave .. and w/the restaurants & spa onsite, there's really no reason.
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