The Best Palm Springs Hotels

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: February 13, 2019

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The 9 Best Hotels in Palm Springs

1. La Quinta Resort & Club

Luxury resort featuring 7 restaurants, 5 golf courses, tennis courts with private instructor, and 41 climate-controlled swimming pools. Located 21.5 miles south of Palm Springs (35-minute drive), every room has a mini-fridge, coffee maker, and historic architecture, and some rooms feature fireplaces or whirlpools.

2. The Ritz-Carlton (Rancho Mirage)

Desert-inspired resort with a full-service spa, 2 restaurants, 2 pools, and an exclusive club lounge located 9 miles (18-minute drive) southeast of Palm Springs. Most rooms have balconies, and complimentary amenities include yoga, guided hikes, lawn games, a candy buffet, guest-use bicycles, and stargazing.

3. Colt’s Lodge

Bed and breakfast offering continental breakfast daily and located within a 10-minute drive of shops, golf courses, hiking trails, and the airport (3 miles, 7-minute drive). Amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a garden area, a lounge with a piano, a BBQ grill, and complimentary bicycles, and each room has an individual theme and eclectic decor.

4. Santiago Resort

Men-only, clothing-optional hotel featuring an outdoor heated pool and spa, guest-use bicycles, free parking, mountain views, and a complimentary, always-open snack bar. Continental breakfast is served daily, and the hotel is located a 6-minute drive (1.6 miles) from the Palm Springs Art Museum and a 10-minute drive (3.3 miles) from the Palm Springs International Airport.

5. Del Marcos Hotel

Adults-only, pet-friendly hotel with an outdoor saltwater pool, located a 3-minute walk (0.1 miles) to the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center and a 14-minute walk (0.7 miles) to the North Lykken Trailhead. On-site facilities include a spa, a restaurant, and a bar, and continental breakfast, happy hour drinks, and bicycles are all complimentary.

6. The Colony Palms Hotel

Historic hotel located less than a mile from (0.7 mile, 14-minute walk) to the Robolights sculpture garden and the Palm Springs Art Museum (0.7 mile, 14-minute walk). Amenities include an outdoor climate-controlled saltwater pool, a restaurant, a full-service spa, and complimentary bicycles, and some rooms have bathtubs and fireplaces.

7. Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel

Stylish, pet-friendly hotel with a rooftop pool and bar and several dining options, located a 4-minute walk (0.2 mile) to the Palm Springs Art Museum and steps to hiking trails and restaurants. In addition to hotel bicycles, amenities include free morning coffee, fitness center, an evening manager’s reception, and house car service within Downtown Palm Springs, and rooms feature bathrobes, a yoga mat, and desert and mountain views.

8. L’Horizon Resort & Spa

Adults-only, design-forward resort featuring 25 bungalows with modern amenities like Apple TVs, Nest thermostats, and Nespresso machines. In addition to a full-service spa, the resort has a restaurant, bar, and pool and is located a short drive from several golf courses, malls, hiking trails, and the Palm Springs International Airport (3.3 miles, 7 minutes).

9. Parker Palm Springs

Whimsical boutique hotel offering a slew of recreational activities including tennis courts, a croquet lawn, bicycles, hammocks, giant chess, a fitness center and spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Located within a short drive of numerous golf courses, hiking trails, restaurants, and the airport (3 miles, 7 minutes), this colorful hotel features several on-site dining options and a lemonade stand.

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