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 (970)
  • Very good (736)
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  • Poor (341)
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Oct 9, 2019 916gails Chestermere, Canada

This is an economical, well-aged hotel with many attractions but you must keep in mind that it is just that. The Tributes in the hotel are to the many stars like Marilyn Monroe and Cary Grant who frequented the hotel in the early years. Features and artwork are throughout the hotel. Upon check-in, we were upgraded to a suite and it was quite… Read more
This is an economical, well-aged hotel with many attractions but you must keep in mind that it is just that. The Tributes in the hotel are to the many stars like Marilyn Monroe and Cary Grant who frequented the hotel in the early years. Features and artwork are throughout the hotel. Upon check-in, we were upgraded to a suite and it was quite large. It was not until we returned to the room after dinner that we noticed all of the deficiencies. The room was very dusty and obviously had not been used in a long time and was in need of a good thorough cleaning. Upon crawling into bed we noticed that the King sized bed was broken on half and made you roll down and out so we slept on half of the bed. In the morning we complained at the front desk and they did move us to a much better room and gave us a discount on the first night. It is a large but very dated hotel. The pool is wonderful and lots of fun in the area. The restaurant served us great food at both breakfasts and lunches. The snacks poolside were also very tasty. We visited the lobby bar one night and enjoyed the drinks and camaraderie of other guests. We spent four nights there and would stay again, but would request a newly redecorated room upon arrival. The Pros: location, pool, bar, service, restaurant, staff, up-graded areas and rooms. Cons: The older rooms, aged carpets and furniture. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overall, a good place to stay

Oct 7, 2019 KDUB7 Washington

Stayed here with colleagues for a two-day business meeting, and overall, our stay went well. The service couldn’t be friendlier. We’re working with the hotel on hosting our upcoming conference, and they’ve been great to work with. There are a few areas that I think could see some improvement, but overall, we’re pretty happy with the… Read more
Stayed here with colleagues for a two-day business meeting, and overall, our stay went well. The service couldn’t be friendlier. We’re working with the hotel on hosting our upcoming conference, and they’ve been great to work with. There are a few areas that I think could see some improvement, but overall, we’re pretty happy with the hotel. Good stuff + Staff are super friendly and helpful + The pool(s) and fire pits are relaxing and accessible + Having many smaller buildings clustered together gives the resort a more relaxed feel for a bigger hotel + Conference center is easily accessed from all the buildings + Food was tasty. Could be improved stuff - As many have mentioned, some rooms have been updated, some are in need of it. I presume the hotel is working on this. - Sure would be nice if they turned down the music around the pool in the afternoons - Breakfast service was very friendly, and very very very slow (not the waitstaff’s fault, from what I could tell, but a slow kitchen) Other things to note - there is a free trolley service that runs on Thurs-Fri-Sat to take you to downtown PS. - there are also bikes to borrow from the front desk Although there was a water main break while we were there, I think the hotel handled it as best they could. We were having our meeting in the conference center, and they promptly gave us a key for a nearby vacant room for the day so we could go to the restroom. They also delivered hand sanitizer to our meeting since we couldn’t wash hands in the building. It wasn’t the hotel’s fault that the water main broke, and I do have sympathy for those who lost water in their rooms. Overall, I liked the Riviera, and will stay there again. We’ll have our upcoming conference there, so we’ll have a chance to try it again. Read less
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Oct 3, 2019 PamelaLynn1957 Toronto

We arrived on a coach tour. The hotel had suffered a water main break, so when we arrived, they didn't want to take us. They wanted to ship us off to another hotel. Our tour director wasn't having it, so we all ended up in rooms not suitable to us. Some of our group had rooms without water. My sister and I had booked a double and we ended up with… Read more
We arrived on a coach tour. The hotel had suffered a water main break, so when we arrived, they didn't want to take us. They wanted to ship us off to another hotel. Our tour director wasn't having it, so we all ended up in rooms not suitable to us. Some of our group had rooms without water. My sister and I had booked a double and we ended up with a King. The rooms need updating - balcony doors don't work, bathrooms are dark. The upside - the poolside restaurants and atmosphere are wonderful. The wait staff is just great. If only this hotel could get it's act together and update the rooms and lobby, it would be great. I wouldn't change a thing in the midcentury bar - Perfection. Read less
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Sep 30, 2019 negin S

We visit at this Resort around early January 1st and 2nd, and it was very quiet and peaceful and we enjoyed the little fire pits and the luxury of the swimming pools. Although the water was cold I dipped in. In general the hotel is very clean and the service is excellent, But the rooms need an upgrade and the carpets and the sliding windows in the… Read more
We visit at this Resort around early January 1st and 2nd, and it was very quiet and peaceful and we enjoyed the little fire pits and the luxury of the swimming pools. Although the water was cold I dipped in. In general the hotel is very clean and the service is excellent, But the rooms need an upgrade and the carpets and the sliding windows in the back definitely need a touch-up. However we would still stay there again. Read less
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Sep 24, 2019 fitter250 Lakewood, California

Horrible from the second we arrived. First the room that I booked was apparently not available which tells me that it was given away. The bars and lounge were closed early. We set stuff on chairs at the pool only to return a few minutes later and our stuff was on the floor and after complaining to the pool manager , he kicked my wife out of the… Read more
Horrible from the second we arrived. First the room that I booked was apparently not available which tells me that it was given away. The bars and lounge were closed early. We set stuff on chairs at the pool only to return a few minutes later and our stuff was on the floor and after complaining to the pool manager , he kicked my wife out of the pool. The toilet ran all night and didn’t flush the first night. Overall the wife and I were disappointed. Read less