PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

Eight greater Palm Springs' hotels received the 2014 Travelers' Choice Awards by TripAdvisor in the following top categories: Best Small Hotel, Romance and Bargain.

Some local hotels were highlighted in the best in the world categories and others were listed in the top 25 for best in the U.S. Some hotels made both lists as well.

Top hotels in the world:

  • The Desert Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs was #17 for romance and #2 for top bargain
  • Hotel California in Palm Springs was #14 for bargain hotels and #4 in the romance category

Top hotels in the U.S. :

  • La Maison Hotel in Palm Springs was #1 in the top 25 small hotels and #12 for romance.
  • The Living Waters Spa in Desert Hot Springs came in at #15 for top 25 small hotels.
  • Willows Historic Inn in Palm Springs was #18 for small hotels
  • The Old Ranch Inn in Palm Springs was #23 in the best small hotels category
  • Desert Riviera Hotel was #2 for romance and #1 for best bargain
  • Hotel California was #4 for romance and #3 for best bargain
  • Queen of Hearts Resort in Palm Springs was #9 for best bargain
  • Alpine Gardens Hotel in Palm Springs was #25 for best bargain.

"We are pleased to see that visitors recognize the wonderful service and special experience that these properties provide," said Scott White, President/CEO of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau.