Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sweating at the Avalon

For a weekend of soulful thought and contemplation, I went to Palm Springs for a real estate shoot and took some extra time to check out the Avalon Hotel (formerly the Viceroy).

The shoot began at 6am, so after breakfast I took a chance on an early check-in. The room wasn't quite ready, but with free WIFI and a seat in the lounge area I kept busy in the meantime. Before noon they had upgraded me and I was moving into Bungalow 104. Huge bonus points.

The main pool:

The "adult" pool; nothing raunchy, just a no-kids zone. Very much appreciated since I like to do laps.

Play ping pong and watch the sun set over the mountains.

Look in the other direction and catch a beautiful sunrise!

I took advantage of the spa; enjoyed my facial which for the time being, made me look at least 10 years younger. Give or take 9 years.

My "home" for 24 hours: Bungalow 104.

Living room:

Dining room (not sure how relaxing it would be staring at the wallpaper while eating):

Bedroom; VERY comfortable bed. First night of solid sleep in ages.

The bathroom:

And of course, one of my obsessions: light fixtures.

Upgrade, friendly staff, ideal location; what more could one ask for? Maybe temperatures lower than 120 degrees.

I'll definitely be back to the Avalon.

More Palm Springs and Avalon Hotel photos at my main website.


Fifthrider said...

That's kind of funny and sad how sometimes you have to go somewhere else to get a good night's sleep. Wow, your eyes never get bored in a place like that. Any idea why they changed from the Viceroy to Avalon?

Daveland said...

Not sure on that one, Bryan.