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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The Palm Springs Hotel: A deep love for Palm Springs

Growing up in Los Angeles, Denise Adams grew up vacationing in Palm Springs. She loved those visits to the desert, and when she sold her greeting card business and the opportunity came up to purchase an older hotel for sale on North Palm Canyon Drive, she jumped on it.
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A Palm Springs Getaway That You May Not know About

We always love it when travel writers visit Palm Springs and stay in one of our uniquely beautiful, independently-owned Palm Springs boutique hotels. But it is particularly heartening when a writer like Joanna visits us and is completely captivated by the charm of her hotel and Palm Springs. Joanna recently stayed at the Alcazar and here’s what she had to say about her trip.
The triangle-shaped roof at the Triangle Inn Palm Springs men's clothing-optional resort in Palm Springs, California
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Pride Week: Stay Independent & Diverse!

If you’re heading to Palm Springs for Pride Week, forget the big hotels and experience what community is all about. Palm Springs has dozens of charming, independently-owned boutique hotels that are just as unique as you. And that’s important because Palm Spring Pride is like no other. Here, community is defined very broadly and allies are enthusiastically celebrated.
Alcazar Hotel Palm Springs' salt water purified pool in the daytime
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7 Top Things to do in Palm Springs in Summer

Some like it hot! Palm Springs, California, can frequently reach over 100 degrees in the summer, but nice swimming pools, fabulous hotels and cool activities make it a fun place to get away for a weekend or even spend a week unwinding. From museums to botanical gardens, homemade gourmet ice cream to mile-high fun, Palm Springs is the perfect luxury getaway in summer. These 7 activities in Palm Springs will help you get the most out of your relaxing desert escape.

Ruby Montana’s Coral Sands Inn: Where Magic Happens

When Ruby Montana packed her bags and left Seattle in 2000, it was front page news. The Seattle Times ran a story about Ruby's big move, and the fact that she was closing the vintage store she operated for nearly 18 years. "They ran a funny headline," she said. "'Montana Leaves Washington for California.'"

The Del Marcos Hotel: A historic landmark that feels new

It's the property that launched the solo career of one of Palm Springs' most influential and innovative architects. The Del Marcos Hotel was designed by the famed William F. Cody in 1947, his first independent commission in Palm Springs.…

Holiday House is going back to its roots, while embracing modern style.

The Herbert W. Burns-designed luxury hotel was built in 1951, and has been reimagined by interior designer Mark D. Sikes. After several years as the Chase Hotel, the new Holiday House opened on May 1, 2017, with 28 guest rooms and calming shades of blue throughout the property. All of the completely remodeled rooms have oversized showers, Waterworks bath hardware, and Malin +Goetz bath amenities, and some have private outdoor space and Smeg appliances.

Korakia Pensione.: A retreat unlike any other

There's no place like the Korakia Pensione.

Women rule at these Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels

Women are shaking things up in Palm Springs. Many of the boutique hotels in Palm Springs are owned or co-owned by women, and each one has her own distinct story on how she became a hotelier.

Why every gay man should visit Palm Springs at least once in his life

Early evening, and the still-blistering heat of Palm Springs, California conspires with the cooling blue of an outdoor swimming pool. I consider downing my Martini, ripping off my dinner wear and diving in. An older gay gentleman with the right idea comes walking towards me, palm outstretched, smiling widely.

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