Del Marcos Hotel pool — Photo courtesy of Del Marcos Hotel
The Del Marcos Hotel in Palm Springs has long been noted as one of the city's top getaway spots for modernism enthusiasts, architecture lovers and those in search of a quiet (read: adults-only) desert getaway. While locals and modernism enthusiasts have long known this William F. Cody-designed property was a historic modern design, the Del Marcos Hotel has only recently earned recognition as a Class I historic site.
The designation comes after recent renovations by owner Lars Viklund, who brought in authentic modern decor and vintage furniture to complete the Del Marcos' retro feel. This cozy, 17-room property, often a point of interest for modernism tours, is now an official historic site. And there's never been a better time to stay at the Del Marcos Hotel.
Aside from the fabulous furnishings and historic architecture, the Del Marcos Hotel is known for its impeccable service. From greeting guests with complimentary beer and wine to leaving personalized notes in guest rooms, the staff at the Del Marcos know the true meaning of hospitality.
From the minute you arrive at the property, you'll be expecting to see Ol' Blue Eyes and the Rat Pack sipping cocktails by the pool. While Frank Sinatra won't be making any appearances, you can enjoy a poolside cocktail while his classic songs and other hits of the era play in the pool area.
Best of all, the Del Marcos Hotel is just a two-minute walk from the restaurants, shopping and bustle known as downtown Palm Springs.