Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa, Palm Springs, California – Hotel Review

By Jonathan Spira on 29 November 2016
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It was love at first sight and the most unexpected encounter I’ve ever had at a hotel. Sally, a Chihuahua mix, was living large in the reception area of the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa, looking for a guest to adopt as part of the hotel’s pet adoption program.

Sally let me take her for a walk around the property’s beautiful grounds and it was clear that we enjoyed each other’s company. I came very close to asking her to be mine.

Situated on 360 lush acres (146 hectares), the Westin Mission Hills was my base during my first visit to the Palm Springs area, where I was to attend the BMW Performance Center West Driving School in nearby Thermal, California.

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Upon my arrival at the reception building, I was warmly greeted by a bellman who assisted me with check-in formalities and arranged for golf-cart transport to my room.


My Golf View room was generously sized and naturally featured a Westin Heavenly Bed that lived up to its reputation. The consistency Westin offers in its bedding is greatly appreciated, from the pillow-top mattress to the high-quality all-cotton bed linens, and resulted in three restful nights of sleep.

Westin also equips its rooms with a Heavenly Bath, which features a rain shower head and wand hand shower, as well as plush towels and a well-fitting bathrobe. The bath area provides two sinks, ample counter space for toiletries, and an illuminated vanity mirror.

While the view of the golf course was spectacular, I didn’t spend much time in the room, preferring to roam the grounds (and of course take Sally for a walk) when I wasn’t over at the BMW driving school.

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