The sprawling 45-acre resort, one of Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, has been a popular retreat for Hollywood royalty since 1926 and continues its tradition of offering guests accommodation in charming casitas, a multitude of on-property dining, and a full array of amenities.
Guests can lounge by any of the 41 pools and 53 hot spas, get a luxury treatment at Spa La Quinta, or polish their skills at one of the five championship courses, 23 tennis courts, or attend a variety of fitness classes.
A Variety of Rooms at La Quinta Resort & Club
Guests can select to stay in one of 719 guestrooms that include casitas, suites and spa villas to suite their needs.
Most rooms offer the following complimentary amenities:
• Inviting interiors featuring early California-style décor
• Flat-screen televisions
• High speed Internet access; two telephones with dual lines/data port
• Private patios with garden, mountain or pool views in most rooms
• Fireplaces in select rooms
• Luxurious bathrooms with oversized tubs, separate showers, double sink vanities, top quality bath amenities and lighted make-up mirrors
• Plush terry bathrobes
• Refreshment center, wet bars in suites
• In-room safes
• Coffee service, iron, hairdryer
Suites may feature:
• Hospitality kitchens
• Accommodate up to 14 people with connecting guestrooms
• Wood-burning fireplaces
• Eight suites also showcase private spas
• Five luxury suites include both a private pool and spa
Keep in mind that although guests can request non-smoking rooms, smoking is allowed in the outdoor patios surrounding the pools. Sharing a pool with neighbors could mean swimming with a chain smoker, bachelorette party, or partying college kids.
There is an adult-only pool, which lures the party crowd with music pumping and drinks flowing. This could make the smaller pools more family friendly.
On-Property Dining La Quinta Resort & Club
TWENTY6, named after the year the resort was established, 1926, is a modern bistro that offers causal updated versions of traditional dishes prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Marketed as “vintage comfort food redefined,” the menu includes creative items such as the Pickled Purple Cauliflower ($2.26), Mandarin Orange & Cashew Salad with pea tendrils, crisp won tons, and sweet sesame soy dressing ($13.50), or the Reverse Root Beer Float made with root beer ice cream and vanilla cream soda ($7). The chef might also surprise you with a sample of items that are not on the menu, such as pancakes stuffed with bacon and topped with chocolate sauce or sweet potato tater tots with marshmallow dip. TWENTY6 also offers a breakfast menu that includes hotcakes, waffles, omelets, seasonal fruit and more. A popular dish is the Everything And The Kitchen Sink that includes corned beef, potatoes, peppers, onions, two cheeses and eggs ($17.26).
For authentic Mexican dishes, Adobe Grill offers a menu that features traditional dishes, as well as signature menu items such as table-side guacamole ($12.95), hand-made tortillas, award-wining tamales and more than a dozen hand-crafted margaritas including the Pepino Diablo with Tanteo jalepeno-infused tequila, or the Red Bull Margarita. Specialty dishes include the Camarones with Fideo – large pan-seared Mexican white shrimp sautéed with jalapeno, garlic tomatoes and cilantro served over angel hair pasta and vegetables ($23) or the Drunken Mahi Mahi blacked and glazed with El Jimador 100% agave tequila served with potato hash, fire roasted corn and pineapple jalapeno salsa ($26).
For a glamorous evening out, Morgan’s In the Desert provides a contemporary American cuisine with rustic farm-to-table menu items.
Also available are in-room dining (available poolside too), poolside dining at the Centre Court Café located at the main pool, To-Go menu items at the Coffee Market and a handy frozen margarita and snack cart that cruises the premises.
Family-Friendly Activities at La Quinta Resort & Club
Families will enjoy the many activities the property provides, including many pools (including shallow kiddie pools), bike rentals and nearby bike path, putting green, croquet, playground, nearby hiking trials, and movie nights at the main pool. There is also a candy shop, a kid’s clothing store, and babysitting services available. To really spoil the kids, check out the junior spa treatments for kids 10-17 years old.
There is also a YMCA Kid’s Kamp (4-12), crafts by the Main Pool including pottery painting and fused glass, water safety classes and stargazing programs. The Main Pool also sells inflatable rafts for the pool, sunscreen and goggles. In the evenings, kids will enjoy dancing to the live entertainment at The Top of the Plaza.
Guest Services at La Quinta Resort & Club
The following services are offered:
• The full-service Spa La Quinta and state-of-the-art fitness center
• An executive business center and services
• A pet-friendly program, Paws La Quinta
• In-room dining
• 24-hour concierge service
• Enterprise Rent-A-Car, located in the main lobby
• Airport and transportation services
• Babysitting, available through the concierge on a reference-only basis
• Complimentary self-parking and valet parking
This fall/2014 marks the first milestone of a phased multi-million dollar restoration of the 45-acre
bespoke escape, which includes 620 guest casitas and suites plus 98 one-, two- and three-bedroom
villas. Preserving the inspiration and historical significance of the 1926 property, the resort-wide
renovation will encompass enhancements of all guest casitas and villas, a redesign of the main lobby
and public spaces as well as re-imagine the pool experience.
La Quinta Resort & Club
49499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253