Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Get Away, in Palm Springs with my red Pentax K-r. Hotel California

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"The Get away"
By:Anne Bourque

Most of us love to get away for a weekend. We, that work full time, love to escape from our fast paced work week when possible.

If we are very lucky, now and then we are able to stretch our weekend out to three days. It can feel like a true mini vacation and can be the ultimate treat. Just enough time to unwind and relax without pinching the budget.

We (Yvon and I) are so fortunate to live on the west coast, California. I could name more than a few beautiful and wonderful places to visit; but California is a very large state. Finding a place to sneak off too without driving four to eight hours and without fighting traffic has been paramount to us.

So, after visiting and staying in many different areas; one of our very favorite places to stay, during the winter and early spring is Palm Springs. The weather is wonderful most of the time and there are so many things to do, or you can just do nothing at all and feel completely refreshed.

Many years ago, while driving down the main street of Palm Springs, just outside of the busy small downtown area we passed by a hotel with the name, Hotel California. At the time we both started into song, with “Hotel California.” We later were privileged enough to see the Eagles in concert near Palm Springs.

There are so many places to stay in the Palm Springs area, but we have fallen in love with Hotel California. After all “you can check out but you can never leave.” I wish we never had to leave.
Hotel California is in the true Spanish Style tradition with its’ architecture. We like the smaller size and peaceful ambiance. The large Spanish walkway is so inviting once you open the gate to the entrance.

All of the rooms face the beautiful garden and pool area. No starring out at a parking lot here. There is plenty of sun or shade, which ever you prefer. I love listening to the water fountain and enjoy all the assortment of birds, especially the hummingbirds taking their morning bath.  Take a tour.

The service has always been fantastic. All the rooms have a microwave and small refrigerator and kitchen area. There are plenty of towels, which has always been an issue with me. They even have beautiful large towels for the pool and Jacuzzi.

Yes, it is fun to stay at a large resort, but for that special quiet “get away,” I highly recommend, “Hotel California.”
For those of you who love to take pictures, there are so many lovely places to take advantage of; from the top of the tram to a leisurely hike down into the Indian Canyons and with the beautiful extreme contrast of colors you can’t make a mistake. So enjoy and spend a mini vacation weekend in Palm Springs!

If you ever go to Hotel California, tell them Anne and Yvon sent you.

760 322-8855 (Local)
424 E. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Go enjoy Hotel California!

Now...enjoy the Eagles' Hotel California. Click below.
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