ARRIVE @ Palm Springs

On our way to Arizona for the Thanksgiving holiday, my mom and I stopped at ARRIVE Palm Springs. We showed up around 8:30pm – it was late and dark. We were warmly greeted and they offered free valet, a treat! Complementary welcome drinks are standard at check-in which is located at the hotel bar. The best part about this hotel – they’re pet friendly (pets are limited to 40lbs and a one time charge of $50 is applied to your room)! We went to our room, put our stuff down, and went to eat.

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The bar is indoor/outdoor so we ordered drinks and tacos from the outdoor bar and sat by the fire with the dog.

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Back to the room – it’s simple, refined, and comfortable. The room, and the entire hotel for that matter, feels modern, which I like, a lot. After several hours of driving, we went to bed.img_0678

The next morning I woke up early and walked the dog. ┬áIt had rained the night before and there was snow on the mountains above. The elevation of palm springs is only about 500 feet and the nearby mountains are about 8,500 feet. We didn’t have time for the Tramway, but I will be back.

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After my walk with Pepper (our boxer dog), I went to Customs Coffee, which is actually part of ARRIVE. I opted for a mocha – my favorite vacation treat – and a doughnut!

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The doughnut was fantastic (and pretty too), Customs is a highly recommended spot. They even allowed Pepper inside.

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One last stop in town before getting back on I-10 was Aspen Mills Bakery. I have to say, I was disappointed with this bakery, mostly because it was not what I was expecting. I was expecting a cafe with breakfast sandwiches and cappuccinos. However, Aspen Mills leans towards a true bakery, focusing on breads.

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Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend ARRIVE. The amenities are great (complimentary arrival drink, pet friendly, free valet, reach by text (room service, ice & more), free wifi, bike rentals, etc) especially for no resort fee. I can’t wait to return when its warm to take advantage of their awesome pool.

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