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.
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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
Holiday House is a 28-room boutique hotel located in downtown Palm Springs. Originally opened in 1951, the hotel was designed by noted architect Herbert W. Burns. Today, it has been reimagined by interior designer Mark D. Sikes and the team behind Sparrows Lodge. The property features midcentury inspired elements combined with a communal atmosphere and whimsical edge. The design centers around Gio Ponti inspired tile-work in the bar and artwork throughout the property including pieces by David Hockney, Roy Liechtenstein,… Read More
The Cheetah Hotel is where all the cool cats go! With gorgeous views of the San Jacinto Mountains, this 12-room mid-century modern boutique hotel is sleek and chic. The entire property has a bright yellow and black color scheme, and there are animal prints and cheetah icons everywhere, all designed by hotel owner and designer Tracy Turco. Each room has a cocktail shaker, so guests can enjoy a stiff drink inside or on their private patios. The pool is centrally… Read More
The Hacienda at Warm Sands is the longstanding favorite Palm Springs gay resort selected by discerning, ‘in the know’, experienced travelers, from all over the world. The Hacienda has been consistently recognized in prominent mainstream and gay travel publications as the ‘best-of-the-best’, characterized by its distinguished facilities, beautifully lush tropical landscaped grounds, impressive physical setting with ever-changing 180 degree unobstructed views of the San Jacinto Mountains, and its market-leading reputation for uncompromised legendary personal services. The Hacienda at Warm Sands… Read More
The product of a partnership between Los Angeles–based designers and artists who share an affinity for 1960s French beach culture, Dive is Palm Spring’s newest petite boutique hotel. You’ll find elegant rooms, lush grounds, a restored original Libott pool and thoughtful touches throughout. All just a couple hours from L.A. Or 15 minutes by private jet, if that’s how you roll (this is an adults-only hotel after all). The Rooms. Each of our 11 habitats conjure the timeless style of… Read More
The Tiki Hotel was just lovingly restored by new owners Tracy and Jerry Turco, but is still a glorious throwback to the 1960s. Originally built in 1961, the Turcos renovated and reopened this 11-room boutique hotel in 2021. There is Polynesian theming and tiki memorabilia throughout the property, with ukuleles in every room. Tracy carefully selected — and in some cases, designed — the wallpaper, bedding, and other style elements, and the bathrooms all have new tile in the showers… Read More
Magnificent desert oasis conveniently located just 5 minutes from beautiful Downtown Palm Springs. This charming and classic 1950’s property offers spectacular views of San Jacinto Mountains and features luscious green palm tree-filled landscapes that surround our turquoise blue private pool and jacuzzi. Our resort was recently updated with a nostalgic mid-century modern ambience, high vaulted ceilings and many new bathrooms. BelleVue Oasis is a wonderful and quiet retreat for those seeking relaxation but still close to all the action. Our… Read More
In the spirit of the ‘old west’, the heritage of Palm Springs awaits you at Old Ranch Inn. Old Ranch Inn sits in the heart of the historic Tennis Club area and is steps away from the downtown Palm Springs village. The Tennis Club area has a long and fascinating history with Hollywood celebrities, politicians, statesmen, and infamous world travelers who made Palm Springs their personal desert hideaway. The eight-suite property is completely walled and gated for your privacy. The property is centered around the pool, which is… 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