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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A Second Act in Palm Springs

By Catherine Garcia

Palm Springs, California, is a tourist destination, welcoming millions of visitors every year from around the world. There are dozens of boutique hotels catering to all types of travelers — architectural aficionados, party animals, wellness-minded yogis — but what really stands out are the hoteliers. Read More

Kathy & Gary Friedle opened the Monkey Tree Hotel in Palm Springs after high- powered careers in New York

Royale Redux: Portland hoteliers breathe new life into Villa Royale, a beloved Palm Springs getaway.

By Stephen Bridges

John Janulis is not the first guy from the Pacific Northwest to fall in love with Palm Springs (nor will he be the last) but he is the latest and greatest, making a splash with the sleek and seductive renovation of an old Hollywood haunt tucked away on the south end of town.

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Villa Royale renovation by the pool

Triangle Inn - Award-winning, historic Palm Springs Resort

By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong

The Triangle Inn Palm Springs offers guests a private walled enclave where they can relax and be themselves. We are not for people who want an anonymous vacation. When people stay with us, we get to know them, and they, in turn, get to know us, and the other guests.

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The Triangle Inn Palm Springs offers a place where gay men can gather and feel completely safe.

Palm Springs: Design Heats Up for Modernism Week

By Nicole Anderson, Modern Magazine

If Palm Springs is synonymous with modern architecture, then Modernism Week is the celebration of Modern Palm Springs. Several boutique hotels, including The Triangle Inn Palm Springs, L’Horizon Palm Springs, and The Monkey Tree offer stellar examples of the mid-century aesthetic. Nicole Anderson’s piece for Modern Magazine, beautifully summarizes the appeal of Palm Springs mid-century architecture.

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L'Horizon Hotel in Palm Springs

La Maison Sweeps Trip Advisor’s Traveler’ Choice Awards

Travelers' Choice awards are the highest honor TripAdvisor gives. Based on reviews and opinions from millions of travelers, La Maison of Palm Springs swept several major categories – which places it in the top 1% of hotels.  Book your stay now! 

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La Maison Sweeps Trip Advisor’s Traveler’ Choice Awards

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Doubles in Size with Addition of 9-Room Bishop House

The eight-room Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, a luxury destination built in 1925 as a private residence and operating as the city’s only Four-Diamond hideaway since 1996, has more than doubled in size with the opening of The Bishop House last week.   The historic compound now has a combined total of 17 rooms and suites divided among a pair of historic estates with each room boasting its own floorplan and design.  Read More

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Doubles in Size with addition of 9-room Bishop House

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.