Date Of Stay: February 5, 2016
After one week in Yuma, I needed one night in Palm Springs to drop off my car, grocery shop, and pick up my mother to head to Baja for a month. Months in advance, I booked a spot at Palm Springs Oasis online, for $58.
At check-in, I was told that I owed an additional $11. I replied I had already paid at booking.
Clerk: “You paid $58 online, but the reservation is $69.”
Me: (Not under my breath – involuntary muscle reaction): “Holy Christ!”
Clerk (clearing throat): “We believe our rates to be competitive.”
Me: “Well, thank goodness someone does! Congratulations. Your park is officially the most I’ve ever paid to stay anywhere that was not on Christmas or New Year’s Eve.”
Clerk: [Brooding silence]
This place is adjacent to a desert wash, directly across the street from a Burlington Coat Factory. Cars whiz by on both Bob Hope and Date Palm. Spaces which should have been pull-throughs to accommodate one rig are now two back-in spaces. There is scarcely room for a tow vehicle.
It was February in Palm Springs, but Palm Springs Modernism had not even started yet.
Another Encore property which succeeded only in disappointing.