The Waldorf Astoria La Quinta resort is located just outside Palm Springs and one of a number of properties that Hilton had in the area. I chose this one because I wanted a little bit of luxury following the Hampton Inn in Lake Havasu. I arrived about 5 pm after a long day of driving and checked in in the main building.
I had originally booked a Resort Casita and was upgraded to a Deluxe Poolside Casita. This was basically a semi detached bungalow which opened out onto one of 41 many pools at the hotel.
It was small but perfectly proportioned and very comfortable.
The first thing I did was go to seek out the pool bar to have a cold beer and a swim only to discover that it was closed. I went back to my little pool For a dip before changing for dinner.
I ate in the restaurant for both dinner and breakfast. It was really good quality and everything I had was delicious. It’s a bit pricey, which is to be expected as it is the only place to eat within walking distance but as I have been driving all day I did not want to go out in the car. As a Diamond member I did get a small $15 credit against the bill for breakfast, but this only covered half of it.
I left the hotel reasonably early as I wanted to go to the Palm Springs Air Museum before my timed tickets for the Aerial Tramway. I wanted to fit both of them in before the drive back to Las Vegas.
For one night, it was probably a little bit over the top and I could’ve saved $100 on the room and food if I’d stayed in a cheaper property. I can see it would be a great place to stay with family when all the facilities are open.