Palm Springs is a tourist conglomeration of 9 cities in the state of California USA, which is located 180 km east of Los Angeles in the Colorado Desert, next to Joshua Tree National Park. The Coachella Valley, where the town of Palm Springs is located, is surrounded on all sides by mountains. And when we first went there, we were very surprised to see the beautiful mountain scenery in town.
Because of this geography, Palm Springs has sunshine all year round (354 days a year). The air heats up a lot, the wind often blows, and it’s especially hot in the summer. So we advise you not to go to Palm Springs in the summer, but if your vacation is in the summer months, I will make you happy with the fact that all the hotels in town have a pool!
In Palm Springs, it’s important to get the right hotel right away, depending on your preferences: relaxing spa hotel (like El Morocco Inn & Spa), active shopping, or entertainment.
We, for example, usually come to Palm Springs to relax for a couple of days after a trip to the national parks on the U.S. West Coast. We spend a few days here at our favorite and inexpensive movie-themed Red Lion hotel in the Cathedral City area, relaxing in the pool, and walking around town and shopping.
To help you decide which hotel to choose in Palm Springs, we’ve compiled a selection of the best options based on ratings and guest reviews. Now we’ll tell you the best places to stay in Palm Springs for a night or a few days. Also, which hotels are located near the hot springs.
Best hotels in Palm Springs
The best hotels in Palm Springs are the traditional place for a relaxing vacation in the shade of palm trees at the hot springs, where many Hollywood stars used to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city of Los Angeles. Today, lovers of a bygone era of mid-century cinema also like to come here. Everything here reminds them of the glorious and carefree life of the 50s and 70s of the 20th century.
L’Horizon Resort & Spa 5*
The best new hotel in Palm Springs with freestanding bungalows on beautifully manicured grounds, pool and spa surrounded by tall palm trees. This resort spa hotel is perfect for a quality vacation near Los Angeles and is often visited by celebrities. A special feature of the hotel is that it is for adults only (ages 21 and up). There is a spa and hot tub, and a bar. There is an on-site restaurant with an outdoor terrace, and free bike rentals are available. Room rates start at $250.
Desert Riviera 5*
Decorated in the style of the 1950s, the small resort hotel is located in a quiet garden with picturesque mountain views, a real oasis in the desert. Guests have access to a shared kitchen and gas barbecue by the outdoor pool, as well as free drinks and a nice bonus from the host. The beds are comfortable, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the grounds recreate a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. A good breakfast is included in the room rate – from $199 per night.
Ace Hotel and Swim Club 4*
Unique hotel in Palm Springs, which recreated the atmosphere of the 60’s, stylishly designed rooms with private patio and fireplace, where everything is thought out to the smallest detail. Great for a relaxing holiday and relaxation. There are two swimming pools and pool bar with adequate rates, fitness center and full-service spa. Rates start at $159 per night plus taxes and fees.
Little Paradise Hotel 4*
The highest rated adult-only hotel in Palm Springs. Modern spacious rooms with comfortable beds, refrigerator, microwave, fireplace and whirlpool shower. Some rooms have their own fully equipped kitchen. Guests at Little Paradise have access to a terrace and shared lounge. Rates from $150, free cancellation, no prepayment required.
Hotels near Palm Springs and hot springs
If you want not only to lie by the pool, but also to relax in mineral baths with water from hot springs, it is worth choosing hotels not in Palm Springs itself, but in the town of Desert Hot Springs, which is 15 km north of Palm Springs. There are also good hotels near Palm Springs in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Townsend Palms, Indian Wells.
Agua Caliente 4*
A casino resort hotel with a spa in the town of Townsend Palms, located at the entrance to Coachella Valley. Rooms are bright and very comfortable, with modern furnishings, comfortable beds, balcony and beautiful mountain views. There are 2 restaurants, cafe, bar, pool and free parking. Price from $85, and as is customary for hotels with a casino, it is significantly cheaper on weekdays.
El Morocco Inn & Spa 4*
A resort hotel in Desert Hot Springs with a Moroccan theme and good reviews. The hotel has a wonderful spa with hot spring mineral water, a sauna, and a pool. It offers a shared lounge, a sun terrace and air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. There are giant chess sets in the courtyard. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Price from $155.
Hyatt Regency 4*
A first-class spa resort in Indian Wells with green manicured grounds, luxurious rooms, the finest staff and a fine restaurant with delicious food for every taste. The breakfast is hearty and delicious. The pool is open until late at night. The most suitable place for rest and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Rates start at $219 a night for a room with a view of the mountains.
Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa 4*
An eco-friendly, adults-only resort hotel in Desert Hot Springs with a quiet, private setting. This is a great place to relax and meditate in nature. It offers therapeutic waters and a superb spa with mud baths, onsen, massage and sauna. Healthy dishes in the restaurant are prepared from organic products from local farms. Prices start at $185.
That’s the end of our Palm Springs hotel story. Have an interesting trip around California and have a great vacation at the best resorts!