Even though Rancho Mirage boasts three world-class resorts—Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Las Palmas, and The Westin Mission Hills—let’s face it, not every vacationing family or business traveler needs deluxe accommodations and all the exquisite amenities these posh properties provide. Some expense accounts can only support frugal room rates, and many moms and dads need to stay safely within the household budget. C’est la vie!
Thank goodness, then, for hotels like The Hilton Garden Inn, whose existence ensures that those on a budget need not stray from all the fun in Rancho Mirage. Centrally located on Highway 111 near Bob Hope Drive, this two-story property is next door to shopping-dining-entertainment enclave The River, in close proximity to more than 100 golf courses, one mile from Eisenhower Medical Center and The McCallum Theatre, and a very short drive from Knott’s Oasis Water Park, the Children’s Discovery Museum, The Living Desert, Indian Canyons, posh shopping avenue El Paseo in Palm Desert, and all that Palm Springs has to offer.
One hundred and twenty guest rooms (16 suites) await, with complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access in all public areas, complimentary outdoor parking, and a complimentary 24-hour business center. There’s a breakfast café on site, plus evening room service and a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry convenience mart. Valet and self-laundry are also available. If you want to work up a sweat, there’s always the workout facility or the outdoor pool and whirlpool.
Room amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet access and secure, remote printing to the business center. Each room offers a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, and many rooms have the self-adjusting Garden Sleep System bed.
Business travelers will appreciate the large work desk with convenient desk-level outlets, adjustable lighting, and ergonomic chair—not to mention two dual-line speakerphones with voicemail and data ports. There’s even many options for function and meeting space.
Mom and dad—or grandpa and grandma—with love the Hilton Family Plan, which charges nothing for children 18 and under when they stay in the same room.
With a hair dryer, an ironing board, and an iron in each room—plus a 25” cable TV with on-demand movies and complimentary HBO, USA Today delivered each weekday morning, and easy-to-set clock radio alarms with jacks for portable music players, everyone will feel like they’re right at home.
It’s no wonder The Hilton Garden Inn’s motto is “Everything. Right where you need it.” Call 760-776-9700 or visit www.palmspringsranchomirage.stayhgi.com. And if you see my buddy, the lovely Jane Brady, director of sales and marketing, let her know Potter Palm sent you.