Throughout the years, celebrities have rested their weary heads on the fluffed pillows of many Palm Springs hotels. Famous desert guests have included the likes of Bob Hope, Loretta Young, Clark Gable and Albert Einstein. While spotting a celebrity in Palm Springs is still common, local hotels are open to more than just the A-listers, offering something for everyone.
There are two main types of Palm Springs hotels: smaller boutique properties and larger chain hotels and resorts. Boutique properties like the Palm Springs Rendezvous and the tend to offer a more intimate experience and often draw upon the Old Hollywood glamour that put Palm Springs on the map. Larger resorts like Rancho Las Palmas often offer more amenities, often sparing no expense when it comes to perks like golf courses, spas and even a water park.
With such a variety of hotel options, Palm Springs offers a room for every traveler. Whether you’re taking the family on a summer getaway, want a private Jacuzzi for your couple’s escape or are in town for a business conference, there’s a hotel perfectly suited to your needs.
With warm weather and sunshine gracing the desert all year long, the most important amenity to look for in your Palm Springs hotel is a decent pool with plenty of atmosphere. Palm Springs hotels pride themselves on their property’s pools, and many offer cabanas and full poolside service. Check out the full list of Palm Springs' best hotels below.