10 Best Palm Springs Hotels for Your Next Family Vacation

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.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs


Located just outside Palm Springs in Cathedral City, the DoubleTree offers all the amenities expected in the desert, including championship golf, spa treatments and tennis courts. Families like staying there for the family-friendly pool area,...  Read More



Connected to the Palm Springs Convention Center, the recently renovated Renaissance Palm Springs is a popular hotel for people visiting Palm Springs for a meeting or convention. It's also the premiere hotel for the annual Palm Springs...  Read More



The Miramonte Resort and Spa is a low-key retreat in Indian Wells. The resort focuses on wellness and farm-to-table dining, but that doesn't mean it's not a family-friendly spot. In fact, the Miramonte is popular with families for its large...  Read More



Nestled at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains in the Coachella Valley, the La Quinta Resort is known for its PGA West golf courses and tranquil grounds. The resort is also a very family friendly property, with large casitas perfect for...  Read More



Located in the heart of downtown, the all-suite Hyatt Regency Palm Springs makes for an easy jumping-off point for exploring the city. You and the family will be within walking distance of downtown's restaurants, and the weekly Villagefest...  Read More



If you're bringing the entire family for a luxurious escape to Palm Springs, The Omni Rancho Las Palmas is a family-friendly resort that offers something for everyone. With golf courses, tennis courts, a spa and plenty of outdoor space, parents...  Read More



The Renaissance Esmerelda in Indian Wells is a luxury hotel in the heart of a prestigious community. Families enjoy being minutes away from family-friendly cities like Palm Desert and La Quinta, but after exploring the hotel's kid-friendly...  Read More



With championship golf courses, pristine pools and alfresco dining, the Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells is a beautiful resort for a Palm Springs vacation. While the resort has plenty for couples and business travelers to enjoy, families...  Read More



The Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa takes care of families, offering extras for both children and parents. To ensure children have an exceptional time at the resort, Westin Mission Hills employs a "Director of Fun" who oversees the...  Read More



Breathtaking views, gorgeous landscapes and unparalleled service define the Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Palm Desert. While there are high-energy bars and nightclubs onsite, the resort also has a number of amenities that make...  Read More


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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