Entrance to the Riviera Resort & Spa in Palm Springs California.
Two and three story buildings radiate from the center pool area.
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Upon arrival the expansive and colorful lobby at the Riviera leaves a dramatic impression. Front desk was understaffed during our arrival.
The lobby area continues with a retro modern spin on the classic days of Palm Springs when the Rat Pack played pool and relaxed at the Riviera.
Main pool area is beautiful at night. Decorated with glowing lanterns and comfortable conversation areas surrounding flaming firepits.
We had a pool view room with a balcony. Buildings that surround the back / rear pool are three stories. This pool is smaller than the main one but offers a larger area for sun worshipers or those. Furniture isn't as comfortable as the main pool.
The room was spacious and very comfortable. Was dissapointed to find the floor dirty, missing ammenities and maintenance issues.
Bath was very nice. The sink is very stylish, but the design is useless for anything other than washing your hands. No wash cloths were provided, had to ask for them.
By normal standards you might find the closet small, but the Palm Springs lifestyle doesn't need more than this.
Various inputs were available for the HDTV. Wireless internet was free and signal was strong but required login.
Bar area served excellent drinks and light snacks.
Dinning area offers a luxurious inside area or outside overlooking the main pool. Our meals were excellent.
Main pool area has comfortable seating and great views of the local Palm Springs mountains.
Cabanas can be rented for an added level of comfort and service. Most have water misters that add a welcome cooling effect.
The pool in the rear of the Riviera is smaller than the main pool and is tightly surrounded by three story buildings. This area also appears to have less staff and services than the primary pool. In the morning we found the area filthy with food and trash from the previous night.
Was dissapointed to see that hallway carpet outside my room was dirty during our two day stay. The resort appeared to be understaffed in every area. Housekeeping never came to clean our room. Staff also seemed uninformed. I had to ask three staffers where the ice machine was located before I found someone who gave me a correct location.
The Riviera is a classic Palm Springs resort. The recent massive renovation has brought it back to it's former glory. My hope is that the lack of managements attention won't result in flash in the pan hipster hangout.
We visited the Riviera Resort & Spa of Palm Springs without any prior notification. All expenses were paid for by MurrayOnTravel.com.