Searching for the best places to stay Palm Springs where you can enjoy the sunshine, take a dip in the pool and perhaps have a cocktail or two? Here are our top picks for fun hotels in Palm Springs for adults plus unique places to stay in Palm Springs.
Best Boutique Hotels Palm Springs & the Best Hotels in Palm Springs for Couples
Palm Springs has its share of large resorts, and some of them are quite luxurious or fun with the family. But I think if you are looking for a Palm Springs getaway as a couple or solo you should consider staying at one of the best boutique hotels in Palm Springs. These include modern chic Palm Springs hotels as well as charming Spanish style getaways.
Korakia Pensione is a luxury getaway with Arabic arched doorways, tiled stairways, slate floors, romantic netting over the beds and pillows to lounge on by the pool. It has an interesting history – it was originally the home of a Scottish artist. Check here to read reviews and see availability.
Movie Colony Hotel is famous for its designer, architect Albert Frey, as well as illustrious guests including Frank Sinatra and Jim Morrison. Immerse yourself in luxury and their 7 foot deep swimming pool. Click here for rates and information.
Staying at Hotel California might mean you have that song stuck in your head the whole time, but it really is a lovely place. Lounge by the pool and jacuzzi or fire up the shared BBQ and make yourself a meal. This is a relaxed boutique hotel with a friendly feel. Click here to book.
Colony Palms is an iconic small hotel located just minutes away from the shops and restaurants on Palm Canyon Drive. And there is also a gorgeous restaurant on site. Check availability and reserve.
With lush gardens and Spanish style architecture, Andalusian Court is a wonderful getaway and a great choice for couples. Just a short walk from the bars and restaurants of downtown Palm Springs too. Check here for rates and availability.
Fun Hotels in Palm Springs & the Best Pools in Palm Springs for Adults
The pick of hotels with the best pools in Palm Springs for adults depends on your idea of a good time. Are you looking to lazily float in quiet relaxation in a flower filled courtyard or hit one of the best pool parties in Palm Springs with cool beats and hot bods? Either way, we have a few options for you including the best fun hotels in Palm Springs.
The Del Marcos Hotel is located in a cool mid century modernist building dating from 1947 and has an adults only saltwater pool. Borrow a bike and ride the mile to downtown for dinner. Check for availability and rates here.
Known for their cool pool parties and hip vibe, the Ace Hotel & Swim Club is a fun place to stay with terrific people watching. The hotel has a quirky 70s vibe plus a fun bar and restaurant on site. It’s always mentioned as one of the best party hotels in Palm Springs. Check here to read reviews and see availability.
Another great spot for a pool party is the recently remodeled Skylark, a midcentury gem. It’s one of the coolest hotels close to downtown Palm Springs. Click here to get rates and more information.
A gay mens clothing optional boutique hotel sounds like fun to me! With just 10 rooms surrounding a small pool and colorful decor Century Palm Springs is a fun place for a getaway and one of the top gay hotels Palm Springs. Check here for availability.
The Parker Palm Springs has a swanky but friendly country club vibe going with their “Palm Springs Yacht Club” spa and tennis courts. Lounge by the pool all day then head to their restaurant Norma’s for drinks and dinner. Click here for booking information.
Classic Palm Springs Hotels
With splashes of turquoise and yellow, The Monkey Tree Hotel is sure to get you in a vacation mood. The owners are caring and engaged and even bake fresh bread for guests each morning. Read reviews and book here.
Kick back by the firepit at the Orbit In and contemplate outer space. An adults-only boutique hotel, Orbit Inn has retro furnishings and decor from the Atomic Age. Don’t miss the fun cocktail hour. Several rooms have kitchens too.
Listen to tunes on your own record player at the Hideaway, a refurbished classic Palm Springs hotel that is a sister to the Orbit In. Guests love the quiet property but they can also join for cocktails at the Orbit In. Hop on a bike or walk to downtown for dinner and drinks.
Casa Cody may not be the sleekest or fanciest lodgings in town but it is said to be the oldest hotel in Palm Springs. It’s a classic. Two lovely pools and flowering gardens make the property welcoming and the classic hacienda style bungalow rooms are comfy. Check here for rates and availability.
You can use HotelsCombined to compare lodging prices across booking engines.
I hope this list has helped you decide where to stay in Palm Springs. Here are a few additional tips for enjoying Palm Springs and a mini Palm Springs city guide.
Mini Palm Springs City Guide
How far is Palm Springs from LA? Palm Springs is a little more than 100 miles from Los Angeles, making it a perfect weekend trip from the city. Don’t miss the dinosaurs on the way. 🙂
What is the best way to get to Palm Springs? If you happen to have a car, driving is the most common way to visit Palm Springs from the surrounding areas. Can you fly into Palm Springs? Yes, Palm Springs (PSP) also has a small airport that connects the city to destinations like Phoenix, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Denver. You can also fly into nearby airports like Ontario (ONT) and Orange County (SNA) and drive from there. Amtrak trains also serve Palm Springs from Los Angeles and Tucson.
Typical temp in Palm Springs? You can bet that in Palm Springs the weather will be sunny! June, July, August and September are the hottest months, with temperatures in the high 80s and 90s. Often it even soars over 100 degrees. Spring and Fall will see high temps in the 90s and cooler evenings in the 50s. The winter months still have bright sunny days in the 70s with nights down to the 40s. Summertime may be scorching but it’s the perfect time for swimming in the pool and lounging in the shade with a drink in hand. Also you can find excellent bargains on hotel rates. Check HotelsCombined to compare lodging prices across booking engines.
Why is it called Palm Springs? The area now knows as Palm Springs was originally the home of the native Cahuilla peoples. It later became known as Agua Caliente due to the hot springs in the area. Finally it was called Palm Springs after the palm groves that can be found in the desert canyons. Visit Indian Canyon to see these beautiful oases.
What is there to do in Palm Springs? Here are some things to do in Palm Springs besides lounging at the pool:
- Go hiking or horseback riding in Indian Canyon
- Visit the Moorten Botanical Garden
- Check out the Palm Springs Art Museum downtown.
- Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to get amazing views and escape the heat.
- Have brunch at FARM, Joey’s or Cheeky’s
- Go shopping on Palm Canyon Drive and Indian Canyon Drive
- Take a Palm Springs architecture tour
- Visit the Living Desert
- Check out these 11 secret spots in Palm Springs for more ideas.
- Hike in nearby Joshua Tree National Park. Looking for places to stay in the area? We have plenty of local lodging tips here!
What to do in Palm Springs tonight?
- Have dinner at Rooster and the Pig, Workshop Kitchen or Catalan
- Go for drinks at Seymour’s or Blackbook
- Do some karaoke at RetroRoom Lounge
- Check here for what’s on in Palm Springs tonight
Here’s a handy map of the Palm Springs California area. I hope you enjoy your Palm Springs vacation!
You might also like these posts:
- 13 Weird Things to do in Vegas
- 11 Secret Spots in Palm Springs
- Weekend Guide to Santa Barbara
- 10 Urban Houseboat Communities
- Things to do in and around Saguaro National Park
- Cool Places to Stay Near Joshua Tree National Park
- Day Trips from Santa Barbara
- Weekend Guide to Cordoba
- Take a Ferry from England to Spain
- Weekend Guide to Porto
- Best Weekend Trips from Las Vegas
What to wear for your getaway to Palm Springs? Grab something colorful, cool and comfortable.