Riviera Resort & Spa

Palm Springs, USA

The hotel

Rising from the Palm Springs desert on 24 sprawling acres, this beautiful resort challenges the imagination by capturing the sophistication of the 60s and the bling of the Millennium era. Revel in 398 luxurious guestrooms and spacious oversized suites, with marble-clad bathrooms, widescreen plasma TVs, and luscious linen covered beds with mountains of pillows. Riviera Palm Springs also boasts hundreds of towering palms, sparkling pools, private cabanas, intimate poolside fire pits, award winning SpaTerre offering a variety of relaxing treatments and fine dining at Circa 59 where classic steakhouse and ocean-inspired seafood combinations blend seamlessly.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains in the heart of old Palm Springs on North Indian Canyon Drive. Just minutes away from shopping, city tours of Palm Springs, as well as many celebrity homes, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs Art Museum and eco-tours of Indian Canyons.

Hotel information

398 luxurious guestrooms and spacious oversized suites. All designed in chic, modern décor with a private patio or balcony, air-conditioning, WiFi*, marble-clad bathrooms, widescreen plasma TVs, in-room tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe, iron and board. Riviera Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Riviera Pool View Rooms offer 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Medium Junior Suites are larger rooms with 42" LCD flatscreen TV, sitting area and private lanai with views, 1 king-size bed and sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Palm Studio Suites have 1 king-size bed and sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Circa 59 Restaurant (lunch, dinner; international cuisine), SideBar Lounge, Starlite Lounge, Bikini Bar, Chiki Bar, Sidebar, 2 swimming pools, poolside cabanas*, SpaTerre*, fitness centre, beauty salon*, Crimson Boutique, tennis courts, resort gardens. Complimentary weekend trolley service to Downtown Palm Springs (Thursday-Sunday only). Complimentary business centre access. WiFi*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Room service*. Self-parking*. Valet parking $25 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - In-room WiFi - Daily newspaper - Access to the tennis courts, fitness center, and business center - Self-parking. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (974)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing

Mar 23, 2020 Nick1214 Newport Beach, California

We were very disappointed with this hotel which was highly recommended on several sites. Most rooms (including ours) have a view of the parking lot. So the hotel has a very motel-like feel with you staring at your car outside your window. The layout is awful with a long walk to each room. The hotel is definitely dated! In our room, the sink was… Read more
We were very disappointed with this hotel which was highly recommended on several sites. Most rooms (including ours) have a view of the parking lot. So the hotel has a very motel-like feel with you staring at your car outside your window. The layout is awful with a long walk to each room. The hotel is definitely dated! In our room, the sink was clogged and one of the bed frames was broken. Lots of other better choices in town! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Underrated retro vibe

Mar 16, 2020 MBN134050 Redlands, California

This place is more like 3.5 stars- doesn’t have the ‘wow’ factor, but it’s very underrated overall. The beds are very comfy with great pillows. Room temperature can be adjusted to maximize comfort as well. And there is a coffee machine in the room, as well as a closet (both essential). My irritation with the room is simply that it’s hard to get… Read more
This place is more like 3.5 stars- doesn’t have the ‘wow’ factor, but it’s very underrated overall. The beds are very comfy with great pillows. Room temperature can be adjusted to maximize comfort as well. And there is a coffee machine in the room, as well as a closet (both essential). My irritation with the room is simply that it’s hard to get ready in the bathroom. There is a makeup mirror which is nice, but the lighting is way better right under the sink. It’s a large bowl type of sink, which makes it hard to get ready in front of when you need to get close to the mirror. Also, the toilet is right in the same room as the sink and shower- this isn’t a luxury upscale type of place. It’s not somewhere you’d want to take pictures of to share on social media, but it’s nice enough for a weekend getaway. So overall, it’s cute and retro, and the pool is nice. Celebrities have stayed here in its golden age- Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Crowd at the hotel was a fair mix of young couples, families, older couples, and bachelorette parties. The gym was decent as well- but could use some upgraded equipment and nicer floors (or mats, at the least). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Classic location, tastefully restored, reasonable price

Feb 23, 2020 Traveler795261 Fort Langley, Canada

We enjoyed our stay - we were in block 4 which was quieter, we ate at the outside restaurant and had a lovely dinner of tapas and live music in beautiful mature surroundings. Just watch out for the main pool during the day - definitely for posing!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ugly on the inside

Feb 22, 2020 jsv888_11 Bellevue, Washington

If you plan on spending any time in your room, pick a different hotel. The rooms are dirty and worn out. Cracks everywhere, holes in the wall that have not been repaired. Hallways covered in plastic. Gum in the elevator. Pools, bar, and restaurant areas are lovely (although restaurant food is awful). The main pool is a great place to see and be… Read more
If you plan on spending any time in your room, pick a different hotel. The rooms are dirty and worn out. Cracks everywhere, holes in the wall that have not been repaired. Hallways covered in plastic. Gum in the elevator. Pools, bar, and restaurant areas are lovely (although restaurant food is awful). The main pool is a great place to see and be seen if that’s your thing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to chill in hot Palm Springs

Feb 19, 2020 andersius Kristiansand, Norway

The hotel / resort is located close to the main road through Palm Springs. The hotel has two pool areas. One more family friendly, while the other has a bar/music etc. It's a great place to relax by the pool, or in the jacuzzi. The only bad thing with the hotel is excessive marihuana smoking throughout the hotel area. I know marihuana is legal in… Read more
The hotel / resort is located close to the main road through Palm Springs. The hotel has two pool areas. One more family friendly, while the other has a bar/music etc. It's a great place to relax by the pool, or in the jacuzzi. The only bad thing with the hotel is excessive marihuana smoking throughout the hotel area. I know marihuana is legal in California now, but it seem that it is even more accepted than normal cigarette smoking in the pool areas/patios etc. It's really annoying. Read less