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The pool space is nice, but I think for what it costs there is a bit too much "character". It was just kinda dirty. Lots of scuffed furniture and seemed run down. I know it's an old hotel, and I am used to old buildings, but you have to keep them up. We also stayed there during spring break, so I'll give them a bit of credit, its a busy time of year but, we won't be coming back.

The hotel has much to be desired. Let's start with the good. The hotel has a wonderful history. The pool and grounds are maintained fairly well with plenty of seating and umbrellas. The staff is super friendly, professional, and polite. The location is amazing for walking around downtown to shops and restaurants. I felt very safe in the area walking especially at night. It's very very quiet at night. The bed was comfortable and the room smelled good. OK, let's talk about the issues. The room, although cute, retro, and trendy, was mildly disgusting. Especially the bathroom. I can overlook gunk in the corners, banged up and scratched nightstands, sticky doors, or lots of scale on the showerhead with rust on a towel bar, but what I can't tolerate are cockroaches. YES, you read right, there was a cockroach in the bathroom. A BIG ONE! I called the number for staff at night and they did apologize and sent someone over to help remove the pest. It's an old hotel in the desert in CA... I'm sure it's happened to the best of hotels, right? I don't know, call me crazy, but for the amount of money I spent for a hotel stay, I sort of had higher expectations with the accommodations being cleaner, fresher, well maintained. If I stay and sleep somewhere less clean or more poorly maintained than my own home, I think that is disappointing. I hate to say that I was 'slumming it' but I felt as though I was doing just that. Sad. If you can overlook crusty, rusty, banged-up hotel room stays, then I

Do not book the cheapest room in this hotel. I had the choice of paying $129 or $139, little did I know the difference in rooms. I got the $129 room because it looked fine in the pictures, when I got there I found out it’s all by itself outside of the hotel and you were facing a busy intersection with people walking back-and-forth in front of your room. I seriously thought I was being punished for getting the cheapest room the whole time I was there, such an awful experience and the ultimate price was around for $500 for two nights with taxes fees resort fees and cost after I checked out. I was so irritated with this hotel I will never stay here again even if I have the best room available.

We were very pleased. Very clean and quiet. With in walking distance to everything. The Hotel was darling. Just loved the atmosphere. We will definitely go back.

Great location. Great Palm Springs character. Make sure to get a room by the pool.

We only stayed overnight, but it is a very special place. Great location. We loved the vibe. We also enjoyed the happy hour.

This place was authentic in every way. From the friendly and very helpful staff, to the beautiful breakfast some afternoon cocktail party everything was very well executed. Our room was very clean, but as to be expected with an older property there were some very minor repairs that need to be made. That’s the only issue we have time we were there. If you want a truly original Palm Springs experience

I loved the building, grounds, room, and the history of hotel. We got to know some other travelers at the breakfasts and happy hours, which made the vacation very special.

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and our room was clean and bright. We enjoyed the breakfast and happy hour offered each day and the pool area was well maintained and very pleasant. Due to the great location of the Del Marcos we were able to walk into town and not worry about parking.

Very nice small hotel, a great value. The all adult theme and a rule against cell phones by the pool made the stay more enjoyable.

We needed a quiet and relaxing getaway so were very pleased to find that this hotel was for adults only. They don’t allow cellphone conversations or ringtones by the pool either, which was nice. They provided a complimentary continental breakfast as well as an afternoon happy hour, where there were snacks and drinks for hotel guests. They also had bicycles available to borrow without charge. Overall, there were a lot of nice amenities for a reasonable price. The rooms were clean and I loved the toiletries they provided in the bathroom. It was overall a very enjoyable stay and I would be happy to return one day.

This is an interesting building, designed by a local architect. William F. Cody, along modernist principles inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. The owners have tried to put in appropriate furniture so it feels authentic; that can be a bit off-putting as it can remind you of visits to the houses of older relatives. The room was clean and comfortable, but inevitably felt old -fashioned. The pool was too shallow and so full of couples just standing around it wasn't actually possible to swim. It's close to the centre, but very quiet and parking is easy.

The Del Marcos is in an excellent location, one block off to the main shopping and dining street. The retro style was fun and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

Ashley made the stay perfect. She offered suggestions about the area. This hotel offers a happy hour & breakfast. All was wonderful.

We loved the whole feeling and experience, from the architecture to the brunch & happy hour, to the quiet, sunny, mellow poolside atmosphere. The staff was excellent. Having bikes was a plus, as was being walking distance from lots of shops & restaurants. The only negative was a plumbing incident that caused some hub-bub by the pool for a day or two. Hope to return someday.

perfect small hotel downtown, nothing to improve-- free wine by the pool, immaculately kept

W Baristo Rd Palm Springs CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free bike rentals
  • Concierge services

Located in Downtown Palm Springs, Del Marcos Hotel - Adults Only is adjacent to San Jacinto Mountains and within a 5-minute walk of Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Each of the 17 rooms at this 3-star hotel includes a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and a flat-screen TV.


Dining

For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

All 17 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Safes and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Del Marcos Hotel - Adults Only enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and free use of bicycles. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and concierge services. Other amenities at this adults-only hotel include free newspapers, a terrace, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Deluxe Studio

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Del Marcos Hotel - Adults Only

Everyone (13) Couples (5) Family (2)
3
Family Partner Couples

The pool space is nice, but I think for what it costs there is a bit too much "character". It was just kinda dirty. Lots of scuffed furniture and seemed run down. I know it's an old hotel, and I am used to old buildings, but you have to keep them up. We also stayed there during spring break, so I'll give them a bit of credit, its a busy time of year but, we won't be coming back.

By on Apr 5, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 5, 2021

We're sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. We go through all our furniture at the end of the season and repair/replace as needed. We also go through the entire property in an effort to get it all in tip top condition.

3
Everyone

The hotel has much to be desired. Let's start with the good. The hotel has a wonderful history. The pool and grounds are maintained fairly well with plenty of seating and umbrellas. The staff is super friendly, professional, and polite. The location is amazing for walking around downtown to shops and restaurants. I felt very safe in the area walking especially at night. It's very very quiet at night. The bed was comfortable and the room smelled good. OK, let's talk about the issues. The room, although cute, retro, and trendy, was mildly disgusting. Especially the bathroom. I can overlook gunk in the corners, banged up and scratched nightstands, sticky doors, or lots of scale on the showerhead with rust on a towel bar, but what I can't tolerate are cockroaches. YES, you read right, there was a cockroach in the bathroom. A BIG ONE! I called the number for staff at night and they did apologize and sent someone over to help remove the pest. It's an old hotel in the desert in CA... I'm sure it's happened to the best of hotels, right? I don't know, call me crazy, but for the amount of money I spent for a hotel stay, I sort of had higher expectations with the accommodations being cleaner, fresher, well maintained. If I stay and sleep somewhere less clean or more poorly maintained than my own home, I think that is disappointing. I hate to say that I was 'slumming it' but I felt as though I was doing just that. Sad. If you can overlook crusty, rusty, banged-up hotel room stays, then I

By on Mar 29, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 30, 2021

Glad to hear you loved the pool, grounds, the safe and convenient location and our friendly staff. We work hard to maintain a beloved historic landmark and have been rewarded with 20 years of largely very positive reviews and repeat guests. That said, if you were dissatisfied with your room we wish you had told us so we could immediately move you to another room or provide a full refund and assistance finding other accommodations. We would never want a guest to stay two more nights in a room not to their liking.

2
Family

Do not book the cheapest room in this hotel. I had the choice of paying $129 or $139, little did I know the difference in rooms. I got the $129 room because it looked fine in the pictures, when I got there I found out it’s all by itself outside of the hotel and you were facing a busy intersection with people walking back-and-forth in front of your room. I seriously thought I was being punished for getting the cheapest room the whole time I was there, such an awful experience and the ultimate price was around for $500 for two nights with taxes fees resort fees and cost after I checked out. I was so irritated with this hotel I will never stay here again even if I have the best room available.

By on Mar 7, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 8, 2021

We're sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. We have 5 different room types and all are unique in their own ways. The room type you booked has several rooms in that type and we would have been happy to move you to one of the others if it was not to your liking.

5
Partner Couples

We were very pleased. Very clean and quiet. With in walking distance to everything. The Hotel was darling. Just loved the atmosphere. We will definitely go back.

By , from California on Dec 7, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 7, 2020

We're so excited to hear you plan on staying with us again. We look forward to seeing you and hope your next stay is much longer.

5
Everyone

Great location. Great Palm Springs character. Make sure to get a room by the pool.

By on Dec 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2020

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed your poolside room. We look forward to seeing you many more times.

5
Everyone

By on Sep 13, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 19, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review. We appreciate it and hope to see you again very soon.

5
Everyone

By on Mar 20, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 21, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5 star review. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again very soon.

5
Everyone

By on Feb 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 28, 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review. We appreciate it and so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.

5
Everyone

We only stayed overnight, but it is a very special place. Great location. We loved the vibe. We also enjoyed the happy hour.

By on Feb 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 12, 2020

We're so happy to hear you liked the vibe. We worked hard to keep the authenticity of the hotel and glad you noticed it.

5
Partner Couples

This place was authentic in every way. From the friendly and very helpful staff, to the beautiful breakfast some afternoon cocktail party everything was very well executed. Our room was very clean, but as to be expected with an older property there were some very minor repairs that need to be made. That’s the only issue we have time we were there. If you want a truly original Palm Springs experience

By , from San Francisco on Jun 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2019

We're so happy to hear you felt like we gave you a truly original Palm Springs experience and you enjoyed the cocktail hour. We hope your travels bring you back to us very soon.

Del Marcos Hotel - Adults Only

225 W Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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