Best Palm Springs Hotels to Fit Any Traveler's Needs

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.



Whether you want to golf, ride a water slide or spend a day at the spa, The Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa has the perfect way for you to cool off in Palm Springs. This family-friendly resort is home to Splashtopia, a waterpark with a...  Read More



If you're looking for a boutique Palm Springs hotel that hasn't quite let go of the 1950s, look no further than the Palm Springs Rendezvous. Each room has a different 1950s theme, including the Old Western-themed "Stagecoach" room, the...  Read More



The Renaissance Esmerelda is more than just a family-friendly hotel with restaurants and a sandy beach pool on site: the resort also offers access to one of the best golf courses in town, right next door. There are two courses hosted by the...  Read More



Palm Springs isn't just a prime vacation destination for people who want to indulge in spa treatments and relaxation--dogs can get in on the relaxation, too. At the La Quinta Resort and Spa, the specially designed PAWS experience will whisk your...  Read More



Hipsters flock from Los Angeles to party at this bohemian hotel because its scene simply can't be beat. The Ace Hotel is perfect for those looking for a place to stay with an energetic and youthful vibe. The retro rooms offer a laid-back...  Read More



Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa is known for its 450 acres of lushly landscaped grounds, glistening lakes and championship golf courses. Whether you're here on business or staying at the resort with the family, there is no shortage...  Read More

The Riviera Palm Springs, a Tribute Portfolio Resort


The Riviera is a resort that masterfully walks the line between retro and modern, offering trendy takes on the mid-century modern design for which Palm Springs is known. The result is a luxury hotel with a funky boutique vibe, a touch of glamour...  Read More



This Mediterranean-inspired hotel in Indian Wells boasts luxurious villas, spacious grounds, onsite gardens and two pools--one for families and one just for adults. The onsite restaurant, The Grove Artisan Kitchen, specializes in farm-to-table...  Read More

Avalon Hotel and Bungalows Palm Springs


The Avalon has made a name for itself on its Hollywood Regency style. A regular spot for celebrities, the Avalon offers bright rooms, a beautifully lit courtyard and pool area, and outdoor dining areas for guests to enjoy dinner under the stars....  Read More



A stay at the Parker Palm Springs can be summer up with one word: Perfection. The Parker is well worth the splurge, offering opulent rooms, incredibly serene grounds and a laundry list of amenities. Guests can choose from freestanding villas,...  Read More


Meet Marissa Willman

Marissa Willman moved to the Coachella Valley in 2001 and loves discovering the best that the desert has to offer. As a Palm Springs local, Marissa enjoys sharing her knowledge of this desert...  More About Marissa