This is my other little haunt in the desert… When I can’t drop the cash to stay at the Marriott Desert Springs… THIS is where I stay! Owned by a man and his wife, Casa Larrea Inn is like a home away from home. Many people stay for weeks at a time so it seems like everyone there knows each other.
It’s set up like a courtyard and surrounds a pool and jacuzzi… the rooms are unassuming but get the job done! Many have small kitchens in which to prepare food if you so choose, and the rates are quite reasonable year ’round: $69 – $200. We’ve always paid under a hundie so it CAN be done! BEST part: Casa Larrea Inn is one block north of the famed El Paseo Drive… you can WALK to all of the shops and dining facilities which is a LOT more than you can do at any of the other self-enclosed resorts.