Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn

P: 760-320-0771
412 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Romance, luxury and privacy await you at the Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn. Complimentary amenities included as part of each stay at the Willows include daily three-course gourmet breakfast, wi-fi, parking, evening wine and hors d’oeuvres, evening turn-down service and the Willows never charges a resort fee.  

Built in 1924, the Willows was the winter estate of Samuel Untermyer, a renowned New York attorney. Now a luxury boutique hotel nestled against the mountainside yet located just two blocks from Palm Canyon Drive, the Willows welcomes guests from around the globe. The villa has been meticulously restored to its original grandeur, refinement and elegance. The eight individually designed and furnished guest rooms feature antique furniture, sumptuous linens and luxurious baths. Some rooms offer fireplaces, private patios or balconies. Enjoy mountain or garden vistas throughout the hotel and grounds. Striking architecture, frescoed ceilings and the mountain waterfall that spills into a pool adjoining the dining room combine to create a comfortable and luxurious retreat just steps from Palm Canyon Drive. These unique features delighted past  distinguished visitors such as Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Carole  Lombard, Shirley Temple and Albert Einstein. Now you too can experience the accommodations enjoyed by these luminaries.  Visit our website to view and select YOUR favorite room. To ensure privacy of its guests, the hotel and grounds are open only to registered guests. The entire property may be reserved for the ultimate in privacy and luxury. 

For special events and occasions, we invite you to learn about our sister property, the O’Donnell House, overlooking the city and adjoining the grounds of Willows.  

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities
Group Events
Swimming Pool
Architecture: Historic
Fireplace
Meeting/Banquet Facilities
Room Service
Weddings
Washer/Dryer
Breakfast Included
Internet / Wi-Fi
Hot Tub

Hotel Backstory

If these walls could talk

If the walls of the Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn could talk, they'd have enough stories to fill countless books on old Hollywood, the monied elite, world leaders, and the greatest thinkers of all time.
 
Once a private, winter hideaway for a prominent Los Angeles millionaire and his wife, the Willows has been restored to its former glory. The hotel, one of the ten oldest structures in Palm Springs, has just eight guest rooms, each with a private bathroom, luxury linens, and all modern amenities including smart screen TVs and individual room climate control. The rooms feature fine antique appointments, and some have private patios and balconies with spectacular mountain and garden views.
 
The lush gardens contain a pool and spa, fountains and secret garden pathways that feature sweeping views of the valley below-- including one that still has Albert Einstein's favorite bench. Guests are served a three-course gourmet breakfast in front of a 50-foot waterfall, and in the afternoon, wine and hors d'oeuvres are served in the lounge. Fresh fruit is available all day, and guests not wanting to leave for lunch or dinner can order room service from Le Vallauris, the French restaurant across the street.
 
The Willows was built into the bedrock of the mountain behind it in 1924, designed by famed architect William J. Dodd, known for the Hearst Examiner Building in Los Angeles. For nearly a century, The Willows has played a major part in the history of Palm Springs, welcoming senators and scientists, royalty and rock stars, and a president and several Pulitzer Prize winners.