The Best Family Hotels in Palm Springs

Palm Springs › Kid-Friendly Hotels
Updated: September 1, 2023
By Santorini Dave

My Favorite Hotels in Palm Springs

• Luxury Hotel: Kimpton Rowan
• Luxury Resort: Ritz-Carlton
• Midrange Hotel: The Saguaro
• For Families: Omni Rancho Las Palmas

Me and my two boys in Palm Springs.

My two boys and I on a hike near Palm Springs.

The 6 Best Family Resorts in Palm Springs, California

Family-friendly hotel in Palm Springs area.

Amazing kid-friendly resort: The lazy river at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort.

1. Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort – Rancho Mirage

Newly-renovated 240-acre property with incredible mountain vistas and luxury amenities. Extremely family-friendly with large rooms and suites, and fantastic 2-acre water playground with lazy river, water slides, Jacuzzi, beach, and fountains. Huge spa, 4 restaurants, and 27 holes of golf. Most rooms sleep a family of four. The king suites sleep a family of five.

2. The Oasis Resort – East Palm Canyon

Family-friendly resort with Spanish architecture and beautifully-manicured grounds. Excellent location close to the Air Museum, mall, city center, and 2 golf courses, and just a 10-minute drive to the airport. Most apartments and condos sleep families of 4 to 6 comfortably and have well-equipped kitchenettes. Some have a patio with BBQ. The resort has 8 swimming pools, 5 tennis courts, billiards, racquetball, cribs, mini club, bikes for rent, Jacuzzi, sauna, spa, and gym.

3. Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa – Indian Wells

Fantastic resort hotel with great amenities and rooms and suites that sleep up to five. Large pool, multiple on-site dining options, private golf course, and full-service spa. A kids’ camp, craft activities, and movies are hosted on the weekends. Located in Indian Wells – about 30 minutes from downtown Palm Springs.

4. Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa – Indian Wells

Modern and luxurious resort with 530 rooms, 7 pools, 5 restaurants, medical spa, tennis courts, and a water adventure ride. Located close to 2 top-rated golf courses and shopping areas, the resort is pet-friendly and offers excellent kids programs for children aged 3-12. There are free bicycle rentals.

5. Residence Inn – Palm Desert

Good value kid-friendly resort in Palm Desert. Large group and pet-friendly rooms for longer stays. Fully-equipped kitchens but some furniture is a little old. Located a short drive from the zoo, casino, multiple golf courses, and shopping areas. Hotel offers grocery shopping, free WiFi, and complimentary buffet service, and has a heated outdoor pool, spa and tennis courts.

6. Shadow Mountain Resort & Club – Palm Desert

Historic resort and desert tennis academy. Suites with fully-equipped kitchens can sleep up to 6 adults. Resort has 5 pools, 5 whirlpools, 16 tennis courts, 2 restaurants, and a bar. The hotel offers babysitting services (for a fee). Located a 5-minute walk from El Paseo it has easy access to many shopping and dining options. Shadow Mountain Golf Course is located next to the property.

Best Hotels for Families in Downtown Palm Springs

Kid-friendly hotel in Palm Springs.

The Saguaro hotel in downtown Palm Springs is great for families.

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