After countless visits to this desert escape, these are some of the best hotels in Palm Springs. It’s a destination I never tire of. From boutique hotels to grand resorts, there is something truly for everyone here. If you’re like me, you’ll probably hotel hop here in Palm Springs — it is one of the things to do!
I’d recommend heading to Palm Springs in the shoulder season (June or September) and enjoy everything there is to do there — take a look at my guide to Palm Springs and find my favorite hotels here!
The Best Hotels in Palm Springs
This is my tried and true. I’ve stayed here over five times now and each time I fall more in love with this desert escape. Korakia Pensione is split into two sides, with one being Moroccan and the other Mediterranean themed. Each room is carefully decorated with unique pieces of furniture that fit the scene. The vibe at Korakia Pensione is relaxed — most people are poolside soaking in the sun. It’s the kind of hotel you want to book if you’re looking for a quiet stay right near the downtown of Palm Springs. It gets rated often as one of the most romantic stays, so it’s ideal for couples or even a friend’s getaway which is where I go with my friend every year. One highlight of staying at the Korakia Pensione is the included breakfast. Fresh coffee, cook to order entrees, and fresh fruit is always a great way to start the day.
This is the new kid on the block and probably the highest building in downtown Palm Springs. The rooms are modern and well furnished. Featuring a rooftop pool and two restaurants, it’s the kind of hotel you don’t have to leave when visiting. It’s well located within walking distance of the downtown as well. This hotel would be a great summer escape for a group of friends or those wanting a more lively scene. Their rooftop pool always has something going on with music playing throughout the day.
One of the most iconic properties in Palm Springs, the former Le Meridien hotel boasts beautiful poolside rooms and grounds. This is the hideout for those wanting something that is upscale and private. The grounds are only accessible to guests making it feel uber private. From croquet and to petanque courts, two pools, and massive spa, and stunning gardens, it is an oasis in the desert. The rooms are well appointed with midcentury furniture and come with eclectic upscale bathroom amenities like Hermés soap and Aesop products. I’d recommend booking a room near the pool or their private villas.
Situated around a pool, I loved the style of the rooms at Sparrows Lodge. We stayed here a few times back and raved over how comfortable the hotel was. The Barn also serves a family style dinner and breakfast each morning. It’s the kind of spot to go and relax and yet have an incredible location in town.
For those looking for a party, look no further. The Ace always has something going and their well-priced rooms are great for a group of friends. At the hotel is one of my favorite restaurants in town, King’s Highway as well.
It might be one of the most expensive hotels in Palm Springs and for good reason. It’s a popular celebrity hotel with a minimal yet modern design. As a 21 and over hotel, it provides a quiet retreat for those wanting downtime. Each room is a bungalow so it’s certain to have privacy at this hotel.
Known as the neighborhood hotel, ARRIVE is a one-stop shop for those looking for a resort experience with a hotel feeling. Well located in town, ARRIVE features a coffee shop, ice cream shop, and restaurants are part of its place. The rooms are spacious and airy, making it easy to feel like home. I stayed here about two years ago and loved the energy during the day at the pool.