We stayed here over presidents day weekend and arrived around 10pm on Friday night. We drove to the front and the valet holds your car so you can check in and drive around to your room as the property is really spread out. That process was quick and the staff at the front were professional and friendly.
We drove around to our building and there was no parking anywhere close. This would happen each night when we got back from dinner. Not a huge deal, but sort of a pain. Not sure if it was just because of the long weekend.
We were upgraded to a room with a golf course view. This was nice, but I'd recommend being on the second floor as when you're on the first, you really can't keep your drapes open as everyone can see in. For this reason, we didn't get a lot of light in the room, nor did we sit out on the little patio. The room itself is your standard westin room, everything was fine, but they seriously need to put some plugs by the bed - anything you need to plug in you'll have to go digging behind the TV or something. I also didn't like that they had 2 fridges in the room, one empty one for your stuff and one stocked mini-bar, the kind that auto-charges if you lift anything out. While a nice thought, I think this is a waste of energy - it's better to have the non-auto one and then people can just take stuff out if they have something they need to refrigerate. it's not like there's a kitchenette or anything they'd be able to use to heat up leftover food.
The bathroom was pretty spacious, I like that there was a huge table in there that you could put your stuff on, in addition to the double sinks.
We didn't eat at the hotel at all and I got out for a walk once - the place is huge and lots of area to walk. They also have golf carts driving around that will pick you up and take you where you need to go if you want.
We spent about an hour at the pool one day - many chairs were filled and the only ones left in the sun were in an open cabana so we sat there, but were quickly shooed out of there. We order drinks and those came fairly quickly, the mojito was tasty, but it was odd, we waited for a while for the waiter to check on us/bring the bill and he didn't, then we started packing up to leave, he saw us and still didn't check in with us, so we figured we didn't have to sign anything. We got back to the room and he called to the room to have us verbally sign off, which was a little awkward when it came to giving a tip.
We also got massages at the spa and I really enjoyed this, so did my husband. They don't have an extensive area (no sauna), but I enjoyed the therapy pool (co-ed) and the steam room before my treatment. My therapist was good and so was my husband's. The walk to the spa can be a bit far, I just headed back on my own, but my husband waited and showered there, then they just called a golf cart to take him back to the room, so they can always do that.
There is a pricy resort fee, which is always annoying when I feel like I'm paying for the room, paying for a spa treatment (so obviously get access to the spa) and besides an hour at the pool (which I feel like I paid for with a $25 drink tab), and not using any other part of the resort, yet getting charged. It is what it is though - sometimes you can find deals for hotels on Travelzoo that will waive the resort fee.
The location is okay - especially if you plan on just staying at the resort, golfing, going to the pool, etc. But it wasn't quite warm enough for that, and we headed out to the tram, to Joshua tree and ate dinner in Palm Desert, Cathedral City and Palm Springs, so it seemed that every time we left the hotel, we were driving at least 15 minutes to get to our destination.
We're big fans of Starwood and the stay was fine, but I think i'd stay somewhere in actual Palm Springs next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is a Palm Springs resort and hotel where the picturesque mountain views and secluded location create the perfect escape. Our Palm Springs hotel is the perfect place to unwind. Enjoy the best Palm Springs Golf on one of our championship courses, lounge at any of our three pools, splash down our 60-foot waterslide or enjoy a delectable meal at one of our Palm Springs restaurant options, including the new Pinzimini. A soothing sanctuary awaits those looking for a rejuvenating desert retreat with our expansive Palm Springs resort spa featuring treatments for everyone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Mission Hills Hotel Rancho Mirage
- Westin Mission Hills Resort And Spa
- Westin Rancho Mirage
- Palm Springs Westin
- Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa Rancho Mirage, CA - California Desert