Boutiquely Palm Springs

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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Instagrammable Palm Springs Small Hotels: Holiday House

By Katie Carrier   Palm Springs boasts a treasure trove of small hotels with big style that are ideal for guests seeking the perfect Instagram moment. Holiday House Palm Springs is one of the more recent additions to these local offerings,…
Mother and daughter getway to Palm Springs
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Mother & Daughter Getaway to Palm Springs

By Susan Montgomery My daughter (who is 40-something) is a busy surgeon in San Diego.  I love to travel with her, but she does not have much time to get away. The challenge is: Where can we enjoy a weekend getaway that is not too far away…
Blogger Elaine Masters experienced everything Palm Springs has to offer during a recent 3-day trip.
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Discover the best classic Palm Springs small hotels

Blogger Elaine Masters wanted a classic Palm Springs vacation, and that's exactly what she had, soaking in the city's sights and visiting some of the most popular hotels, from the Spanish-style Los Arboles to the Art Deco-inspired Westcott.
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La Maison Hoteliers Focus on Serenity and Friendly Service

By Susan Montgomery La Maison, a thirteen-room boutique hotel, offers guests a lushly landscaped oasis in the heart of Palm Springs. It is owned by Cornelia Schuster and Richard Slosky who opened their doors in February, 2012, although the…
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5 Don’t-Miss Events in Palm Springs: November 2019

Palm Springs’ busy season is underway, with great events happening during the month of November! Greater Palm Springs Pride  11/1-3 This popular LGBTQ festival brings the community together for free events that celebrate diversity,…
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Visually stunning, the Villa Royale is an escape from the ordinary

The Villa Royale has long been a desert hideaway, and now, it's more stunning than ever. The 38-room property, built in 1947, reopened in the fall of 2018 with a fresh, modern look. Co-owner and co-designer John Janulis told the Desert Sun…
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Fantastically Authentic Community at Palm Springs Pride

By Linda Milks Palm Springs is home to one of the largest Pride parades in the country where the entire community—queer and straight—celebrates diversity, authenticity, and civil liberties. It’s also just a great time! For 39 years,…
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The Avanti Hotel: Privacy for you — and your pets

At the Avanti Hotel, the guest experience is of utmost importance. Owner Jim Rutledge ensures that he knows where visitors are traveling from and what they enjoy doing, in order to offer recommendations and keep the hotel safe and secure. Owner…
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Revitalized Palm Springs Attracts Multi-Generational Visitors

Walking into the Palm Springs Rendezvous, blogger Jan Smith was taken aback by the hotel's "timeless elegance." Her visit only got better when she learned she would be staying in the "Pretty in Pink" room, where Marilyn Monroe would spend the…
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Orbit In: A true blast from the past

The Orbit In embraces its mid-century modern roots, wowing guests with its retro furnishings, lively pool area, and — of course — those irresistible Orbitinis, served every night during happy hour. During their second stay at the Orbit…