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 (972)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not your typical Marriott property ... sorry.

Dec 2, 2019 Louise S Los Angeles, California

First, let me start by saying I have heard a lot about this hotel as being a "premiere" place to stay in Palm Springs. It is rich with history, has a great location, delightful pool and spa area and the staff are wonderful BUT the facility, especially the rooms, need dire help! We stayed in building 4 and upon our arrival the elevator was… Read more
First, let me start by saying I have heard a lot about this hotel as being a "premiere" place to stay in Palm Springs. It is rich with history, has a great location, delightful pool and spa area and the staff are wonderful BUT the facility, especially the rooms, need dire help! We stayed in building 4 and upon our arrival the elevator was broken, the carpets were uneven, the room was not especially cleaned with water that was putrid smelling left in the coffee maker, and amenities were scarce. We had a partial box of tissues and the tiniest of complimentary soaps. Worst of all it is noisy. You can hear everything from the people above you and hallway noise. Oh our disappointment! The best part of the hotel are the fire pit areas and the nice bar area in the front that has room for people to meet, play cards, have a drink, etc. Not what we expected from a place with "resort" in its' name nor of a Marriott property. Sorry, can't recommend until the hotel finishes whatever restorations they seem to be undergoing. Then I would be willing to try again, if for no other reason for the location. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pretending to be something it’s not.

Nov 30, 2019 peteone43 Redondo Beach, California

First of all this is not a hotel, it’s an old motel slapped with some paint and Vegas style furniture with mirrors on them to make it look like it has “style” Everything feels like it’s hanging by it’s last thread. Our bed was broken they had to send some guy to fix it. Elevators didn’t work anywhere. One ice machine on the floor on one side if… Read more
First of all this is not a hotel, it’s an old motel slapped with some paint and Vegas style furniture with mirrors on them to make it look like it has “style” Everything feels like it’s hanging by it’s last thread. Our bed was broken they had to send some guy to fix it. Elevators didn’t work anywhere. One ice machine on the floor on one side if the building. The layout is terrible. Buildings are disconnected form each other and if you’re staying far in the back it’s quite a walk to the front. There stars tops. Wouldn’t pay more then $100 to stay here. To be honest it’s the first and the last visit here. Resort fee? What a joke. Plenty of way better places around to stay for $200 which is what we paid for a night after fees and all. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Probably the worst stay I have ever had

Nov 29, 2019 Drsueflay

This hotel looks great online but do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else. My stay was a disaster from the beginning. We got our keys and made our way to our building. The keys did not work.. so I had to go back and get new keys. We finally enter our room and it is FREEZING. It was raining and 45 degrees outside. It felt like our room was… Read more
This hotel looks great online but do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else. My stay was a disaster from the beginning. We got our keys and made our way to our building. The keys did not work.. so I had to go back and get new keys. We finally enter our room and it is FREEZING. It was raining and 45 degrees outside. It felt like our room was colder than the outside! The heat did not work at all and we called engineering. 2 hours go by and nobody comes up. We also noticed the bathroom door was broken and so were parts of the bathroom like the toilet paper holder. I called down and asked if we can just get a new room. The front desk associate was apologetic and sent keys to a new room up. You would think that is where this ends but it keeps going.. The new room had a broken bed in it. I called down again and asked for them if we can get another room. They said there were no more rooms but that they would send engineering up. The engineer came up and “fixed” the bed. Unfortunately it broke again 5 minutes later. The other bed broke as well. I called again and asked if they can send engineering up again while we were gone for the day. They said no problem. We decided to get dinner at the restaurant where it took over 25 minutes just to get our order and another 30 minutes before the food came. It was not even packed! The steak we ordered was extremely overcooked and rather than request another one and wait another 30 minutes we just sent it back. When we returned it looked like the beds were fixed but after just sitting on it they both broke again. At this point we were tired and frustrated and just slept on the broken beds. We ordered extra blankets that ofcourse never came. Cant say we had a great nights sleep... Looking at other reviews the broken beds seem to be a common issue. Engineering was not really surprised either. The elevators were broken so we had to take the stairs each time. The hallways were extremely dirty as well. The silver lining to the trip was Alex at the restaurant. He was so friendly and embodied great hospitality. Really everyone I encountered at this hotel from the front desk to engineering were great people. There are a lot of good people working there. The property is unfortunately just very run down and maintained poorly. I work in the hotel industry and have stayed in quite a bit of hotels and was by far the worst experience I have had. I wish I had spent a little more or actually even a little less and stayed at a Courtyard. The front desk did waive the resort fee for the bad experience but I cant say it makes up for a ruined vacation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Everything looks like it's falling apart

Nov 22, 2019 djdavid79 Oakland, California

Everything looked great by looking at the photos on the Marriott website when I booked the room. But it was all lipstick on a pig. Maybe some of the other buildings were nicer, but not the one we stayed in—building 4. You know how when you are choosing between two options when you are decorating, the cheap one and the expensive one that you really… Read more
Everything looked great by looking at the photos on the Marriott website when I booked the room. But it was all lipstick on a pig. Maybe some of the other buildings were nicer, but not the one we stayed in—building 4. You know how when you are choosing between two options when you are decorating, the cheap one and the expensive one that you really want? Well, they chose the cheap one, EVERY TIME. And most of it is starting to fall apart because of poor upkeep. I'll start with the common areas: The pools--probably the nicest part of our stay. The staff was generally friendly, but not very present. There was always a lot of stuff floating in the pool, leaves, hair, general debris. The pool chairs often had bird poop on them, and would not be cleaned over night. The water is frigid in the front pool and the hot tub looked like soup. The halls of building 4-- They generally look dirty and dingy. There would be trash on the ground, it wouldn't get picked up. It never looked like the hallway was vacuumed for the entirety of our 5 night stay. The staff area near the parking lot door and ice machine smelled like a pot grow room every time we walked by. Literally, you would be overpowered by the smell of fresh cut weed when you walked by. Our room-- 4126 has absolutely the worst bed I have ever had the displeasure of sitting on, let alone attempting to sleep on. The left side of the bed by the wall was so broken down that you had to hold yourself on the bed or you would roll out of it. As I said the photos made the rooms look nice and hip, but they are old, outdated, and really worn down. Maybe they were nice when first put together, but our room was showing major signs of wear and tear. Furniture was scratched, the bed squeaked if you even attempted to roll over, and only half of the lights worked in the bathroom. It was a disaster. I almost, not sure how, forgot to mention the giant cockroach I saw crawling between the bedside table and the wall. I'll post a photo of that if I can. We could smell the guys next door through the wall every time they put on their buckets of cologne. Housekeeping-- 3 days during our stay I had to call to ask to have our room cleaned well after housekeeping was through our hall. We didn't have a "Do not disturb" sign on the door or anything, she just never came. We'd see her in the hall, but she just didn't see the inside of our room. Besides the pool, the only other thing I liked was that there were a lot of cute dogs as it is apparently a very dog-friendly hotel. If you are looking to stay in Palm Springs, find another place to stay, there are a lot of them and I am sure you will be much happier than we were. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Weekend

Nov 20, 2019 Au N Seattle, Washington

We stayed here last weekend with a group of friends and coworkers. Kiki and Poh at the Front Desk are the gems of this resort. The issue we had with our showerhead was promptly taken care of. This hotel is excellent with recognizing Titanium Status and provided the option of selecting anything you wanted on the menu instead of just a basic… Read more
We stayed here last weekend with a group of friends and coworkers. Kiki and Poh at the Front Desk are the gems of this resort. The issue we had with our showerhead was promptly taken care of. This hotel is excellent with recognizing Titanium Status and provided the option of selecting anything you wanted on the menu instead of just a basic continental breakfast. We were upgraded in 2 of our rooms to a Suite and our promotion recipient also received a chilled bottle of LaMarca prosecco. The hotel is dated in some areas but it is being renovated. The hotel is bigger than the pictures show. For the price and the quality of service, I would def stay again. Thanks Again Kiki and Poh. Read less