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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Palm Springs — Where Hollywood's Heyday Lives On

Blogger Tom Plant was introduced to a side of Palm Springs he'd never seen before. With the luxurious yet comfortable Santiago Resort as his home base, he explored the city, learning all about its past while indulging in amazing delicacies found only in Palm Springs.

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Santiago Resort in Palm Springs is clothing optional

A Charming, Elegant Inn — Right in the Heart of Palm Springs!

With only 13 rooms, La Maison is where you go when you want to experience utter tranquility in a secluded spot. Blogger Deirdre Michalski discovered during a recent stay that this beautiful property is one of Palm Springs' hidden gems, with flowers and fountains everywhere you turn.

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La Maison poolside with outdoor fireplace and quiet surroundings

A Getaway to Palm Springs, Part 1: Staying at Arrive Palm Springs

Staying at Arrive Palm Springs was everything blogger Mary Farah hoped it would be — her room was spacious, the pool was just steps away, and she was able to kick back and relax in the desert heat.

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Arrive Palm Springs Hotel

Three Days in Palm Springs

Michael Green, owner of The Triangle Inn and president of Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels, recently chatted with Big Blend Radio to spill on what it's like to run a hotel in one of the most exciting cities in California.

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The Triangle Inn's Michael Green tells all about what it's like to own a hotel in Palm Springs.

It's Time to Check in to These New and Reimagined Palm Springs Boutique Hotels

From The Weekend to the newly-expanded Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, the hotel landscape of Palm Springs is changing.

There's never been a more exciting time to visit a Palm Springs boutique hotel, soaking up the sun and as much fun as possible.

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These hotels are making a splash in Palm Springs

Monkey Tree Hotel: Vintage Charm in Palm Springs

Blogger Debra Schroeder of Traveling Well for Less found herself captivated by the Albert Frey-designed Monkey Tree Hotel, with its mid-century modern architecture and fun vintage decor.

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You won't find monkeys here, but you will find an authentic mid-century modern hotel that was once a private paradise for Marilyn Monroe, Spencer Tracy, and the Beatles.

Azuñia Tequila & Azúcar Palm Springs Crafts Four-Course Pairing Dinner

Located in the heart of glamorous Palm Springs, Azúcar, the charming restaurant within the luxury boutique hotel, La Serena Villas, couples with the delicious, estate-crafted tequila, Azuñia tequila. For one evening, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, four tequila cocktails will be paired with carefully prepared dishes by the chefs at Azúcar. Read More

Azuñia is smooth, clean craft tequila with authentic flavor.

The Triangle Inn Owners are Nearing a Milestone Anniversary: 20 Years in Palm Springs

For Michael Green, the past two decades feel like they've gone by in the blink of an eye.

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The mid-century modern, clothing-optional Triangle Inn was built in 1958.

Hang out with Frank and Raquel at The Palm Springs Hotel

The Palm Springs Hotel ( is sleek and modern, but owner Denise Adams made sure to include a nod to some of Hollywood's finest.

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The Palm Springs Hotel is chic and modern