If you're traveling with the family in tow, don't let Palm Springs intimidate you. While some of the independent properties have a "no kids allowed" rule, plenty of local hotels cater just to families. In fact, the desert is ripe with family-friendly resorts and hotels that will create a fantastic vacation experience for kids and adults alike. Whether you're looking for a low-key hotel near downtown or a sprawling resort with a water park onsite, Palm Springs has a hotel to fit the bill.
With an onsite water park and a special section of guest rooms just for those with children in tow, Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage is a family favorite. With a sandy beach, water slides and a lazy river, Splashtopia helps families beat the heat on a Palm Springs vacation. In Indian Wells, the Renaissance Esmerelda caters to families with a children's camp, kid-friendly dining and sports programs and a babysitting service - plus a sandy beach ready for an afternoon of building sandcastles.
If you're looking for a little adults-only time, you may want to take advantage of the Kids Club Discovery Room at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. While you enjoy a spa appointment or tee time, the kids can take part in activities like arts and crafts, movie nights and pool games.
Coming to Palm Springs with the family? Be sure to check out the full list of Palm Springs' 10 best family-friendly hotels below.