Life’s a party and why not? You never know who you’ll meet or what adventure you’ll find. So when it comes to planning a bachelor party, a girl’s weekend away, or a reunion with college friends, you need a small hotel that won’t quell the laughter or spoil your fun, one that understands your desire to cut loose and have an unforgettable Palm Springs experience.

Many Palm Spring boutique hotels have less than a dozen rooms, perfect for property buy outs so you and your party can have the whole place to yourselves. Some will even arrange for a chef for on-site catering.

Here are the small boutique hotels that encourage good times and wild-made memories.

Considered by many to be one of the premier gay boutique hotels in in Palm Springs. At this swimsuit-optional paradise, Santiago guests enjoy an outdoor spa and shower, the largest pool of any gay resort in Palm Springs, meticulously landscaped grounds with two-man rope hammocks, a mist cooling system, fast wi-fi, and breathtaking mountain views. Santiago also offers free breakfast, poolside lunch, and all-day refreshments served in the cantina.

Santiago’s 24 rooms feature flat-screen TVs, luxury bath products, king or queen beds, and tastefully styled furnishings. It all adds up to the perfect luxurious oasis getaway.

A Clothing optional gay men’s resort. INNdulge Palm Springs is a legendary award-winning gay men’s resort located in the heart of Warm Sands, one of the most popular gay areas of Palm Springs. INNdulge is rated FIVE PALMS by Planet Out, the most trusted source in gay travel. Built in 1958, INNdulge is a Mid-Century jewel. Twenty-four poolside rooms surround a 24-hour heated pool and 12-man Jacuzzi. CLOTHING IS FOREVER OPTIONAL! INNdulge has one of the largest pool courtyards in Palm Springs, with lush landscaping framing incredible views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Expanded continental breakfast, in-room safes, TV-DVD players with large DVD library, on-site gym, guest internet stations and property-wide wireless are all complimentary.

A Clothing optional gay men’s resort. Romantic and relaxing or fun and frisky. At the Triangle Inn Palm Springs, the choice is yours. Our award-winning gay men’s resort is a feast for all your senses, with a special flair for Southern (California) hospitality. So come on! Escape to the secluded privacy of our unique walled compound where clothing is always optional, and fun is a way of life! Discover our lush tropical gardens, sparkling swimming pool, soothing jacuzzi, large sundecks, and spectacular mountain views. Our goal is to make your visit be better than you ever imagined, different from the traditional hotel experience, and special – from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. The Triangle Inn Palm Springs. Make Friends. Maybe More.

Limón Palm Springs is all about the luxe life

Limón Palm Springs knows how to impress.

It starts even before guests arrive at this luxury boutique hotel. Limón is reserved by just one group at a time, and the property’s “celebration specialists” will help with everything from reserving transportation and golf tee-times to hiring a gourmet chef to make a delicious meal onsite. Once at the property, guests are greeted with a charcuterie board, featuring locally-sourced ingredients, plus chilled bottles of prosecco and sparkling rosé.

The hotel accommodates up to 14 people and with six large guest suites, there’s room for everyone to spread out. The linens are by Frette and the bath products by L’Occitane, and each suite has its own flatscreen television and patio area. The communal spaces include a fully-equipped kitchen with an oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine, and ice machine and a living room with an oversized wet bar, foosball table, and television.

Limón is an all-steel, mid-century modern building dating back to 1956, when it was an apartment house. While walking around the property guests can’t help but smile — there are cheerful pops of color everywhere, from the yellow front door to the funky wallpaper and eclectic artwork hanging on the walls. Limón was designed by Palm Springs’ H3K Home + Design, and the hotel’s website says the firm took their inspiration for Limón “from the optimistic era and continental graphics and style of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.”

That’s just the inside. Outside, there’s a large pool, spa, television, and barbecue area with a built-in counter for dining. It’s the perfect place for groups to start their day, enjoying breakfast under the sun, or wind down at night, catching up under the stars in the spa.

A Clothing optional gay men’s resort. Walled and gated, the resort is in the Warm Sands area, only blocks away from downtown Palm Springs. Meandering garden path; two gorgeous pools; outdoor shower; a steam room; a large comfortable lanai with fireplace and rooms with private patios. Poolside luncheon, and free video library.

A Palm Springs adults only boutique hotel consisting of 21 uniquely designed casitas, bungalows and suites. The property features graphic floral wall murals by internationally renowned artist Louise Jones.

Come float with us! At Float Hotel Palm Springs, guests can spend all the time they want soaking up the sun in the gorgeous pool. When it’s time to cool off, head to the cabanas to play billiards or relax in a lounge chair. The spacious and well-appointed rooms are all air conditioned, and come with comfortable beds and smart TVs. Most also have sofas and either full kitchens or kitchenettes, plus private outdoor spaces. Built in the 1950s, Float retains its mid-century modern charm, and offers incredible views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

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 interesting men from all over the world.  The rooms vary in size to your needs and budget.  From 250 square foot pool side cabanas to the grand residential style of our 900 square foot Royal Waterfall Suite, the resort is perfect for a weekend adventure or you can treat yourself to an extended stay in Gay Paradise.

Providing concierge services normally associated with the finest hotels in the world our amazing staff is determined to exceed your expectations and make your Vista Grande holiday perfect.

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 located in the middle of the hotel, so guests just have to walk a few steps to take a dip, and the spa is in a separate, more secluded area. When you stay at The Cheetah Hotel, you’re also helping nature — $10 from each booking goes to the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

The Three Ten Hotel is your home away from home

At The Three Ten Hotel, you have the run of the place.

That’s because this recently renovated and remodeled mid-century modern property is rented out to just one group at a time, making it the perfect spot for a family reunion, bachelorette weekend, or small retreat.

The gated hotel’s seven rooms are all brightly decorated, and have queen-sized beds, kitchenettes, full bathrooms, and patios. There is also an arcade/game room and washer and dryer on the property, and all bedrooms have a view of the sparkling central pool. Near the pool, there’s a firepit, barbecue and outdoor dining space, lounge chairs, hot tub, and a hammock, surrounded by lovely desert landscaping.

The Three Ten Hotel doesn’t have an on-site staff, so guests can let themselves in with a lockbox, but it does offer concierge service for anyone who wants help planning their Palm Springs stay. With restaurants and shops within walking distance, and attractions like the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Palm Springs Art Museum just minutes away by car, the Three Ten Hotel makes it easy for guests to fully experience the city.