Whether you’re here to relax or party hard, travelling on a budget or splurging on the best stuff, there are different Palm Springs hotels to suit your style. From high-end luxury hotels to vast resorts, boutique properties and budget-friendly hotels, Palm Springs has it all. For a small resort city, the desert oasis sure has lots of options to pick from. Here are the best Palm Springs hotels for all different budgets!
1. Caliente Tropics Resort Hotel
Find rooms with a dash of tiki charm at this tropical island-themed hotel. Built in the 1960’s and updated for the 21st century, Caliente Tropics exists as one of the few remaining examples of tiki-themed Palm Springs hotels. Prices are very competitive, and guests can indulge in the nostalgia of yesteryear without sacrificing on modern comforts. It has a huge pool, a tiki bar, gym and wedding venues. And nestled in the Coachella Valley, you’re treated to views of the rising mountains no matter where you look.
2. Ace Hotel and Swim Club
With two big pools, a funky diner restaurant, vintage photo booth, and even a dog park, Ace Hotel and Swim Club exudes mad retro chic vibes, attracting a hip crowd. Think rooms with Sahara-circa-1950s decor, magazine racks with vintage National Geographics, record players and vinyl records. There are also communal fireplaces within the hotel, an open invitation for lounging and socializing. If you’re down to hang out all night long with trendy 20-somethings then this is your spot!
3. Sparrows Lodge
Originally built as Castle’s Red Barn in 1952 by MGM actor Don Castle and his wife Zetta, it was one of the original resort getaways for Hollywood elite. Today, the restored retreat offers the ultimate luxury rustic chic experience. Sparrows Lodge has a modern rustic vibe that carries through to the rooms, communal barn, outdoor fire pit and vegetable garden, accented by a collection of fine art. The rooms feature exposed beam ceilings, brick walls, concrete floors with inlaid pebbles, horse troughs for bathtubs, and also! No TVs or phones in the rooms! This is probably the closest you’ll get to a digital detox in Palm Springs.
4. Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel
One of the newer kids on the block, Kimpton Rowan opened in late 2017, right in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. At seven storeys, it’s the only high-rise hotel in the city, so higher rooms and suites have great views of the city and surrounding mountains. It also has the city’s only rooftop pool and rooftop restaurant! Its downtown location also means that you’re within walking distance to the best restaurants and bars, shops and attractions in the city. If you can’t leave home without your pets, you’ll be glad to know that your fur kids are welcome here!
5. Colony Palms Hotel
As if the Colony Palms Hotel was not already one of the best luxury boutique hotels in town, it recently underwent a multimillion dollar renovation. Every surface has been completely restored and enhanced, but it still retains its signature classy retro style. The adults-only property is also where many stars stay at every January for the Palm Springs Film Festival! Enjoy the saltwater pool, which is heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. The spa features an assortment of holistic treatments, and the restaurant serves up top notch re-imagined California cooking.
6. La Quinta Resort & Club
A true luxury resort, La Quinta Resort & Club is set on 45 scenic acres of desert landscape. With 41 (!) swimming pools, 53 whirlpool spas, nine golf courses, five restaurants, and a range of onsite activities, it’s easy to spend all your time here on the property. If you’d like to explore the surroundings, the resort can arrange excursions such as hiking in Joshua Tree National Park and desert horseback riding. A popular spot with Hollywood stars of the early 20th century, you can still see the history in the designs and styles of accommodations, which range from original Spanish-style suites, villas, and casitas.