Boutiquely Palm Springs

If you love staying at independently-owned small hotels, you’ll adore Boutiquely Palm Springs. 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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You'll want to Dive right in

Step foot on the Dive Palm Springs property, and you'll immediately be transported to the French Riviera of the 1960s. Dive Palm Springs opened in August 2019 after a two-month renovation. The hotel was built in 1954 as the Sunrise Villa,…
Walk of the Inns
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Capture the Holiday Spirit at the Walk of the Inns

The holidays have come to Palm Springs. Just because the weather is warm (and beautiful) doesn’t mean that you can’t find the holiday spirit. One way to do that is to go on the Walk of the Inns on December 12, where you can enjoy a festive…
The Bearfoot Inn is proud to serve the gay community, in one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in the world.

Laid-back vibes in the heart of Palm Springs

The charming Bearfoot Inn is the only gay men's clothing-optional resort in Palm Springs' historic Movie Colony neighborhood, putting it just steps away from all the action of downtown. Once they arrived in Palm Springs, Glen Boomhour and…
This mid-century modern hotel has everything you need for a fabulous vacation.
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A retro hideaway: Desert Riviera

At the beloved Desert Riviera, guests become family. This mid-century modern hotel has a loyal — and even international — fanbase, with some guests coming to stay multiple times a year. The Desert Riviera has everything you need for a…
Winter Deals in Palm Springs

In Palm Springs, there's no such thing as the Winter Blues

This winter, forget about shoveling snow and bundling up. Treat yourself to a vacation in Palm Springs, where your biggest concern is which bathing suit to wear down to the pool. Several of Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels — all boutique…
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Instagram-able Palm Springs Small Hotels: Villa Royale

Next up in our series of articles on the most Instagram-worthy small hotels in Palm Springs is Villa Royale. This beautiful property reopened in 2018 after an extensive renovation by its new owners, turning the property into a very popular destination…
The Andalusian Court is peaceful and romantic.
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The Andalusian Court: A magical experience

There are many words guests use to describe The Andalusian Court — romantic, private, serene, stunning — but one is used over and over again: Magical. "The grounds are lush and full of water features and fountains and at night it…
PS Gay Men's Chorus - Modern Family Holiday

December and January Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels LGBTQ Events

It’s holiday season here in Palm Springs and the town is buzzing with activity and fun events. Schedule a getaway and get in some room-side pool time and holiday shopping while you’re in town checking out these don’t miss LGBTQ events…
Palm Springs Tram Christmas Tree

6 Don’t-Miss Events in Palm Springs: December 2019

By Katy Carrier Palm Springs’ busy season is underway, with great events happening during the month of December! Palm Springs Tramway Tree Lighting  12/1 Take a trip up the Palm Springs Tram to enjoy their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony…
A Place In The Sun Hotel
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They found their Place in the Sun

Norma and Ron Van Meeteren didn’t set out to own and operate a hotel, but in October 1999, the couple found themselves embarking on an exciting journey now in its 20th year. At the time, Norma and Ron had been selling real estate and…