The Independent Stay

If you love staying at independently-owned small hotels, you’ll adore The Independent Stay. From tips on what to do, see and eat in Palm Springs, to interviews with hoteliers, it’s the insider’s guide to everything great about Palm Springs and its iconic boutique hotels.

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Locationship: Episode 3, Featuring Alcazar Palm Springs

One location. One day. No itinerary. This is Locationship, a “hybrid of storytelling, travel and culture that reveals a city through the lens of the people who call it home.”  In this episode, Chloe May travels to our beautiful desert oasis of Palm Springs, CA. Read More

Robert Hunt is the general manager of Alcazar Palm Springs.

Bringing European style and Canadian hospitality to Palm Springs

By Kevin Perry

The human soul is a roadmap of where we’ve been and where we want to be. Every journey shapes our perspective until the global becomes local, and vice versa. That’s why entering La Maison feels like jet setting around the world without leaving the comfort of Palm Springs.

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La Maison swimming pool in Pam Springs

The Spa Insider Profile: L'Horizon Resort and Spa

Lizzie Sherman, Creative Director at The Spa Insider, recently interviewed Alyssa McDonald, Director of Spa Operations, to gain an insider’s perspective about what makes a visit to L’Horizon Resort & Spa the perfect choice for a relaxing Palm Springs getaway.  Hint: Prepare to relax just reading about it. Read More.

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A cabana that is perfect for a massage at L Horizon Resort and Spa in Palm Springs

Instagrammable Palm Springs Spot. The Monkey Tree Hotel

By Diana Elizabeth Steffen

I discovered one of the most Instagrammable spots in Palm Springs. Read More

Diana Elizabeth wearing Lilly Pulitzer at the Monkey Tree Hotel in Palm Springs.

Adventure & Architecture: A solo getaway in Palm Springs satisfies the need to explore

By Heather Wuelpern

Wanderlust must be in my DNA. There are times when my innate desire to travel and explore wells up like hot lava that’s about to burst from a volcano, and I have no choice but to hit the road. Traveling via airplane fills the need, too, but there’s something about being on the open road that feels the most liberating—plus, I can pack as many pairs of shoes and hats as I want without paying extra baggage fees.

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Solo retreat at the Monkey Tree Hotel. Photo by Jake Holt

Melvyn’s, the Iconic Palm Springs Restaurant, Remains a Special Dining Experience

David Cohen, the Restaurant reviewer for the Southern California News Group, recently reviewed Ingleside Inn’s iconic Hollywood glam restaurant, Melvyn’s.

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Ingleside Inn Palm Springs

INNdulge Resort Palm Springs: Gay Traveler’s Interview with Owner, Jon Jackson

By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong, Gay Travelers Magazine

Palm Springs, California is a wonderful place for anyone to visit but it is especially significant for gay travelers. Palm Springs has an inclusive, welcoming vibe, excellent entertainment and dining options, beautiful views and a variety of quality gay resorts to choose from.
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The pool at INNdulge, a clothing optional resort for gay men in Palm Springs

Independent Films. Independent Stays.

If you love the creative style of independent filmmakers, then staying at a small independently-owned hotel will fit right in with your ethos.  Every hotel is beautifully curated for an extraordinary experience. Read More

The Alcazar Palm Springs

Santiago Creates the Santiago Resort Getaway Giveaway

We love the guys over at the Santiago. They’re fun and they really know how to take care of their guests. They created the 2018 Santiago Resort Getaway Giveaway, and you could win a Palm Springs Experience for two, complete with four nights of accommodations at Santiago Resort – the premiere gay male resort in Palm Springs, $500 toward airfare, dinner for two at one of Palm Springs favorite eateries, an unforgettable view of the desert valley and a Joshua Tree Jeep Adventure. Read More

Santiago Resort Getaway Giveaway

Walk of the Inns, a Palm Springs Holiday Tradition

One night each winter, several distinctive boutique hotels in Palm Springs take part in the Walk of Inns, opening their doors to welcome all visitors.

This annual event, now in its 23rd year, is a free, self-guided walking tour and fun way for the public to get to know the eclectic properties in the neighborhoods between Ramon Road and Tahquitz Canyon Way.

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Amin Casa is decorated for the holiday Walk of the Inns.