I don’t know about you, but I’m quite impartial to a Palm Springs getaway. There’s a certain allure of the desert, a calling if you will, that drives you to return every time your soul needs a recharge. And there’s no place in the desert more alluring than Palm Springs.
Palm Springs has had a complete revival in the last decade. With the rise in popularity of Coachella, Palm Springs has suddenly landed back on the map as a hipster haunt, complete with endless villas for rent, decked out in minimalist and mid-century modern design trends. So, where are the best hotels in Palm Springs? We’ve got the complete list of our top picks, just for you!
Ace Hotel & Swim Club
Ace Hotel & Swim Club is the capital of cool in Palm Springs. It is here where you will find the who’s who in Palm Springs, with many guests being weekenders visiting from nearby Los Angeles. If you can’t land a room here, be sure to drop in to the swim club. The pool is always a vibe, with no discrimination against night or day poolside partying, as anything goes at the Ace.
The Parker Palm Springs
For the swankiest digs in town, look no further than the Parker Palm Springs. The hotel is set on a luxurious and tranquil 13-acre complex, making it the ultimate private oasis. With room decor by designer Jonathan Adler, you’ll find no detail has been overlooked. And if you can’t land a room here, drop in to the bohemian bar for a cocktail or two (you’ll thank us later!)
Colony Palms Hotel
Located slightly off Palm Springs’ main drag, this desert luxe hotel could be considered the swanky upgrade to the Ace, a little more refined but still a party hotel. The decor and style is not dissimilar from one of our other favourites, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. You can see the similarities in the hotel’s 1930’s roots, which have been upheld to give the hotel a nostalgic throwback vibe.
Arrive Palm Springs
This adults-only haunt is the perfect choice for a contemporary getaway. This is one of the few brand new hotels in Palm Springs, so you can expect to feel fresh inside the sleek digs that lay low to the ground. Some of the top rooms include patios with fireplaces and private gardens, so be sure to ask for that all important upgrade on arrival.
Avalon Hotel Palm Springs
Set quietly and privately in the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains, this high-end, Spanish Mission–style hotel is the perfect choice for those who prefer to lay low. This Old World hideaway boasts three swimming pools, so you can certainly find somewhere to perch yourself with a good book and catch those famous desert rays.
A rustic-chic adults only lodge in the desert, Sparrows Lodge is the perfect choice for that minimalist’s vibe Palm Springs has become so known for. The decor is minimal and refined, paying homage to its desert roots. The cabin-style retreat has been refurbished and was once the home to a famous actor (so Palm Springs!)
The Saguaro Palm Springs
For a colour pop (okay, let’s be real, an overload), check yourself in to The Saguaro Palm Springs. We’ve long been fans of these playful and quirky hotels, especially by way of their food and beverage offerings (did somebody say margaritas and tacos!?) Featuring handcrafted Mexican furniture, the bright rooms have all the mod-cons you’d expect, but it is the Mexican restaurant that really floats our boat.
Over to you! What are your favourite memories from the California desert?