The La Quinta Resort & Club is a Waldorf Astoria property, a brand of Hilton. The resort is a golf destination for many with 5 courses, most notably The TPC StadiumCourse at PGA West, where The Skins game was held for years.
During the winter and spring, this is a destination for many snowbirds trying to get away from the cold weather. During these times however, room rates skyrocket in the Palm Springs area.
During the summer months, many hotels and resorts practically give their rooms away, and green fees plummet. After all, who wants to go out to the desert when it’s 115 degrees outside, let alone play golf?
I was able to snag a pretty low rate since summer had rolled around. Also, booking through a Virtuoso agent also provided extra perks such as free breakfast (normally included with Hilton HHonors Gold Status, but not at Waldorf Astoria properties), a $100 resort credit, and a room upgrade if available at time of check-in. In checking the rates the week before my arrival, I noted that rates had dropped another $20 but figuring all of the benefits included in my rate I was not too disappointed.
The resort is huge, with over 400 rooms and no building standing taller than two stories. There are 41 pools, although many are small, 53 hot tubs along with 23 tennis courts.
At check-in, the front desk agent explained most of the Virtuoso benefits including breakfast and the $100 resort credit. I was upgraded two room categories into a SpaVilla Suite, which was going for $600 a night during my stay.
The hotel does have valet parking, but with the resort so spread out self-parking is probably more convenient. There is a $27 resort fee per day which includes: local, toll-free, and credit card calls (no access fee); high speed internet access; self-Parking; golf bag storage; transfers to and from PGA WEST; driving range use; and lawn games.
|Spa Villa Suite|
The Spa Villa Suite is located close to Spa La Quinta, hence the name. There is a large bedroom with a living room, small dining table and full kitchen.
There are two separate entrances to the room, one to the bedroom and the other to the living room.
The bedroom is very spacious with a small desk.
|Sitting Area & Bedroom Balcony|
There is a sitting chair, along with a balcony along the bedroom.
The bathroom is huge, with a walk-in shower and large tub. Water pressure is excellent, perhaps the best I have experienced in a hotel, and water temperature stays even.
There are double sinks, and a separate toilet area.
The living room has a large sofa, two chairs and a fireplace. The TV is on the smaller side.
There is a small dining room table.
|Kitchen & Breakfast Counter|
The kitchen is fairly large with a small breakfast counter.
There is a larger balcony off of the kitchen with two lounge chairs and a small patio table.
There is a full guest bathroom with a shower/tub combo. Oddly, the guest bathroom has a bathtub Jacuzzi, while the master bathroom doesn’t.
Breakfast via the Virtuoso benefit is in restaurant Twenty6. Their specialty is Eggs Benedict, as there are 11 different kinds. The restaurant does “American food with a twist”. Although their specialty drink is a Bloody Mary with Bacon, I did not partake. Breakfast is very good, and the option of the buffet can also be had. Their Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding is outstanding, but just a tad on the sweet side. There are many hot and cold options in the buffet, and breakfast for two came out to $54 with tax and tip, which was removed at the time of check-out.
The La Quinta Resort & Club does have an aged feel, and could use some renovations, but keeping with the Spanish Villa look and feel should be maintained.