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7 Top-Rated Palm Springs Hotels to Visit

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If you’re planning a trip to Palm Springs, you might be overwhelmed with the number of hotels to choose from, especially if you’re a first-time visitor. Greater Palm Springs includes nine cities, from Palm Springs to Palm Desert, Indio, Rancho Mirage and La Quinta, each with its own unique culture and personality.

To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve rounded up 7 luxury hotels in Palm Springs, from intimate downtown boutique properties to sprawling desert resorts.

Casa Cody

This charming hotel is the oldest operating hotel in Palm Springs, founded in the 1920s by Buffalo Bill’s cousin, Harriet Cody. It reopened in April 2021 after a full renovation, preserving the Spanish Colonial Revival heritage and adobe hacienda architecture while adding playful modern touches like richly colored zellige tiles and dark blue millwork in the bathrooms and bar areas.

An outdoor space at Casa Cody in Palm Springs, CA.

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Winding paths surrounded by wild bougainvillea and fruit trees lead between two swimming pools and 30 accommodations, including four independent houses. Many houses and suites feature kitchenettes or full kitchens, private patios, fire pits, and outdoor tubs. A new market doubles as the hotel’s front desk and offers a casual menu throughout the property, including home-grown produce.

Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs

Anchoring the new revitalized The Palm Springs Block and one block from the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs is centrally located for guests who wish to explore downtown Palm Springs on foot. The urban oasis balances rugged desert beauty with sleek glamour, including the city’s only rooftop pool with six private cabanas and idyllic views of the San Jacinto Mountains and surrounding desert landscape.

The rooftop pool at Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs.

The rooftop pool at Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs.

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The 153 rooms and suites have large windows with views of the San Jacinto Mountains and downtown Palm Springs or private outdoor terraces with views of the desert cityscape. There are also two restaurants – the iconic 4 Saints rooftop terrace and Juniper Table, a casual all-day cafe on the ground floor.

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This 14-room adults-only gem is Palm Springs’ newest luxury boutique hotel and is conveniently located close to downtown Palm Springs, yet secluded enough to be a serene residential sanctuary. The hotel was originally built in 1959 and underwent two years of restoration before reopening in April 2022. Guests entering the lobby can sip a cocktail by the fire during check-in, then stroll through courtyards and hotel foyers on the way to their room or pool.

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azure sky The mid-century modern aesthetic encompasses both indoor and outdoor spaces, and most rooms and suites include kitchenettes for cooking ensuites and private patios with hammocks. Morning coffee and continental breakfast are included and available in the lobby each morning, giving guests a chance to mingle and make new friends.

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

This 530-room, pet-friendly property family resort recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation that includes redesigned penthouse suites with modern design elements, wet bars, and private balconies, as well as the signature restaurant Lantana, specializing in hearty contemporary American fare. Kids will love splashing around at HyTides, Palm Springs’ largest water park with 30-foot dueling slides, a lazy river, wading pools, and poolside lounging cabanas.

One of the pools at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.

One of the pools at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.

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With private villa rentals on the rise, the hotel offers 43 two- and three-bedroom villas that include fireplaces, furnished patios with grills, private hot tubs, and immediate access to the adults-only pool. Customers can also play 36 holes Indian Wells Golfadjacent to the property, or challenge your friends to a match of tennis on the 29 hard courts just five minutes from the Indian Wells Tennis Gardenwhere the two-week BNP Paribas Open takes place each year.

The Horizon Resort & Spa

With 25 intimate bungalows, this low-key adults-only hideaway has been a favorite of Hollywood royalty for decades. Over the years, everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Robert Downey Jr. has stayed here, and the Obamas often dine at SOPA-Restaurant. Mid-Century Modern Design in The Horizon Resort & Spa can be seen through the architecture and furnishings. Standard bungalows offer mountain views, private patios, Italian furniture, Frette linens, towels and robes, Le Labo Santal 33 toiletries, and generously stocked minibars.

The Horizon Resort & Spa

The Horizon Resort & Spa

L’Horizon Resort & Spa via Yelp

Each bungalow also has its own private terrace with palm trees and cacti and some even have outdoor showers and private plunge pools. Just minutes away you’ll find the trailheads of the South Lykken and North Lykken trails, leading up to the San Jacinto Mountains with bighorn sheep and hidden waterfalls along the way.


The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

The spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage is one of the best in Palm Springs, spanning two floors with 16 treatment rooms, plunge pools and thoughtful treatments like detoxifying wraps using desert herbs and poultices as well as natural facials incorporating the Japanese Kobido massage and jade rollers. Rooms are also spacious, and most suites include private terraces, separate living and dining areas, and kitchens.

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage via Yelp

Each morning, the resort offers guided hikes as well as daily yoga and dance classes on the lawn. A range of lawn games are also available and at weekends there are stargazing lessons for all ages. You can also stargaze while roasting marshmallows above your private fire pit when you reserve a patio fire pit king.

La Quinta Resort & Club

The town of La Quinta was actually named after this iconic resort, where you can check into casita-style accommodations spanning 45 acres with the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains as a backdrop. The resort has 617 rooms and 161 villas that offer everything from private fireplaces to private pools and hot tubs. Once you’re here, there’s so much to do on the property – golf, tennis, pickleball, free fitness classes – that you may never leave.

The pool at La Quinta Resort & Club.

The pool at La Quinta Resort & Club.

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When you’ve worked up an appetite, there are five excellent restaurants to choose from, including authentic regional Mexican cuisine accompanied by mariachi music at Adobe Grill and Morgan is in the desert, where the piano bar and fire-lit courtyard encourage diners to linger for one more drink. The resort is also pet-friendly, partnering with PupJoy to accommodate dogs with special equipment.

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