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New London, Connecticut
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60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

First of all, I have to say that the staff were really friendly and the pool was an excellent focal point enjoyed by lots of guests. But then it goes downhill. The rooms and the facilities in them certainly need a makeover, which may only happen if the "For Sale" sign out the front on the main road is successful.

2 Thank dl15man
Palm Desert, CA USA
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2013

We booked this with some trepidation as we read some reviews. Vincent at check in was great. Location is the BEST! Nice pool area with four clean grills. Lovely grounds. Staff very friendly. We enjoyed the small size of the resort. Easy to park, swim, cook, etc.

Thank cg2424
Santa Ana, California, United States
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2013

Over the holidays, I had the pleasure of staying at the Sands! I must say that the service there was amazing! The rooms were clean, the employees were welcoming and I got an all around "at home" feeling! I can cook and even entertain guests if need be! It's a short drive to the desert night life but tucked away... More 

Thank Allen A
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2013

This is the WORST hotel experience ever!!!!!!!! How this place has good reviews is beyond me. Checked in after hours, no receptionist, just a call box to an answering service and drop box. Got to the room and was utterly shocked. OLD OLD OLD WORN WORN WORN in every possible way from the furnishings to the appliances to the bathroom... More 

Thank Manny C
Jeffrey E, General Manager at Sands of Indian Wells, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I wanted to take a moment and apologize for the unpleasant experience you recently had at the Sands Hotel of Indian Wells. I appreciate your feedback about your stay. The room you booked on Hotels.com was a studio unit with a Murphy bed and queen size sleeper sofa. That description is clearly stated. There are many pictures of... More 

Cypress, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

This was my 3rd trip the Sands of Indian Wells, and I just love coming here. It is like a little apartment the rooms have great space with a balcony/patio and a kitchenette with appliances so I can bring my own snacks/drinks. It is a short drive to Palm Springs, and a lot less money to stay in Indian Wells... More 

2 Thank Corey P
Baldwin Park, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2012

I have come here Many times allways had a great time the resort manager jeffrey, dose every thing possible see to it happens . this place is just the right size for me n my wife. Neat n tidy, the whole staff is wonderfull. Thanks SANDS for being there..

1 Thank Kim R
Hollywood, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2012

My first time at the Sands was exactly like the next four times I spent there, it was all fabulous. The layout of the rooms, the fact that they have kitchens with all the silverware and dishware and pots and pans. And the pool! The pool is nice and large, and the Jacuzzi is good and hot. I even took... More 

1 Thank Richard E
San Luis Obispo, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2012

The resort is quaint and friendly. Jeffrey the manager did everything humanly possible to make our stay comfortable, memorable and perfect! He is a wealth of information and a joy. The hotel is located in the ideal situation - close to everything, plenty of parking, and the pool was never crowded. Take advantage of the charming bar-b-q area and the... More 

1 Thank zayde04
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012

this is not my first time staying here..if u r in the palm springs area this hotel is the place to stay..staff is amazingly helpful and the hotel is clean and quiet ! i cant wait to come back . make sure u check this place out and ask for jefferey. he is awesome and will take great care of... More 

2 Thank kriszello
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2012

There were extra towels and pillows which I loved. The pool was perfect. Couldn't ask for more. Pull out bed was comfy too. Sands hotel of Indian Wells will be my only hotel of choice for my future palm springs visits.

1 Thank easilyamused360

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surrounded by golf, tennis and the scenic splendor of the Palm Springs, the Sands Hotel of Indian Wells provides a great vacation escape for families and couples alike. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. Outdoor Salt water pool and jacuzzi. Featuring cable TV, all rooms at the Sands have a kitchenette. Each comfortable furnished room includes a private bathroom. Guests at the Sands Hotel can relax with a game of shuffleboard, ping-pong, or 3 hole miniature golf. Outdoor entertaining areas with BBQ facilities and seating are available. Hotel office hours:Monday 9am-5pmTuesday 9am-5pmWednesday 9am-5pmThursday 9am-5pmFriday 9am-7pmSaturday 9am-5pmSunday 9am-9pmIf arriving after hours, please call the hotel for instructions on late arrival procedures. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sands of Indian Wells

Address: 75-188 Highway 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Indian Wells
Price Range: $132 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 47
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“We like ground floor rooms, but like every multi-floor timeshare, there is some noise from above, so it's always a tradeoff. We get the same kind over overhead noise at the Marriotts.”
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“Difficult parking a truck (I have a F150 Super Crew), no receptionist or front desk after normal hours, valet parking and taxis noise all night along with loud music from the restaurant in front, old furnishings, old room, tiny bathroom/shower/toilet (I'm short too) Just go somewhere else!!!!”
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“I prefer the second floor along HWY 111 to sit out there in the morning with coffee has a beautiful view.”
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