Palm Springs is home to almost 80 extraordinary small boutique hotels of exceptional architectural & cultural diversity. From quaint inns and quietly secluded bungalows to hip and modern poolside-hangouts, they cater to the spectrum of Palm Springs travelers’ tastes.
Whether you want to disappear for a couple of days, or dive into the Palm Springs adventure of a lifetime, our visionary hoteliers make it their mission to get to know you and create a memorable stay in this distinctly fashionable desert oasis.
And as Palm Springs locals, they have dedicated themselves to creating a home away from home for you, infused with a sense of community.
Be Authentic. Stay Independent.
The History: Originally built as Castle’s Red Barn in 1951 by MGM actor Don Castle, it was one of the original resort getaways for Hollywood elite. Legend has it that iconic actress Elizabeth Montgomery had her first marriage at the Red Barn. The property also has had incarnations as Catalina Palms, El Rancho Lodge and now Sparrows Lodge. The Lodge was fully restored in 2013 and many of the original buildings are still in use with modern updates retaining the… Read More
The Vista Grande began in 1984 becoming the first gay clothing optional motel in Palm Springs. We had seven guest rooms, an appreciation for the company of men, and business was transacted in the nude on a pay phone by the pool. Thirty-five years later the mission remains the same, provide a testosterone charged atmosphere that really makes you feel alive. The small unassuming wooden door at the entrance belies a sprawling private land of lush gardens, hummingbirds, waterfalls, and… Read More
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… Read More
Offering four distinct room types for every traveler and occasion. Come experience over 350 days of sunshine and desert living. You will see why so many famous and not so famous have called Palm Springs home. Minutes to the heart of Palm Springs. Enjoy stunning views of the San Jacinto mountains throughout the grounds. A short drive from Palm Springs airport and conveniently located along famous Palm Canyon Drive. Guests have access to the entire beautiful Coachella valley and other… Read More
Built in 1947, Villa Royale emerged in Palm Springs during a period of Post-World War II development in the Coachella Valley. Adding a small pool of guestrooms to the south end of Palm Springs alongside the Deep Well Guest Ranch and Smoke Tree Ranch, Villa Royale was an early small hotel in south Palm Springs. Owned and managed by a woman by the name of Evelyn Pell, family lore has it that the California ranch-style hotel took its name from… Read More