Indio's best hotel—and the mid-century design is great
29/05/2019 OEthree, San Dimas, California
I've stayed at the Date Tree every year for over 10 years now. It's always clean, that's the one consistent attribute, year-in year-out. Maintenance staff is attentive when I call. Front desk is helpf... more
I've stayed at the Date Tree every year for over 10 years now. It's always clean, that's the one consistent attribute, year-in year-out. Maintenance staff is attentive when I call. Front desk is helpful, accommodating and cheerful (or at minimum does not act as if I am bothering them when I ask for something). Breakfast is provided every morning and the laundry facilities are _free_. The only negative I could possibly dream up about the Date Tree is that it is a pet-friendly hotel, and you are either for that or against it. My opinion is dogs should stay home. A dog's luxury stay in a Best Western quickly turns into my kennel disinfection and clean up (the odor, the hair, the allergic reaction) once the pet owners have checked-out. Others, of course, feel very differently about this issue.
The layout is charming mid-century Coachella Valley, with a pool that is simply huge—you don't see 'em built this big anymore on a property this size. A classic, three-wing mid-century design; I think it was built in 1957. The hotel is situated right off the 10 Freeway and by the railroad tracks. That being said, there are only a few trains a day and I find the ambient noise quite soothing. I don't have anything negative to say about the property or any of its long-term or short-term employees. They have always taken good care of me. If you're passing through Indio, or are simply seeking a low-cost getaway from LA County, this is definitely the place to stay in this area. Rest assured.
P.S. I was neither rewarded for submitting this review, nor was asked to post it. The Date Tree has always been good to me. less
woodyaps, General Manager at Best Western Date Tree Hotel, responded to this review
Are you sure we didn't pay to write this?!
Put succinctly: your review of the Best Western Date Tree was just the sort of review that puts a beaming smile on all of us here at the hotel. Goal couldn't be any simpler: exceed the expectations of each and every guest. We do that...we feel feel very confident they will want to come back again and again.
And your loyalty to this hotel is something that truly motivates us to keep on improving the hotel and making each and every stay a salubrious one for our guests.
Thanks again for taking the time to expatiate and promulgate your thoughts about our hotel on Trip Advisor. We appreciate the feedback. We value the feedback. We react to the feedback. I will be passing this review along to every staff member here.
Look forward to seeing you back at the Best Western Date Tree on your next visit out to Indio.