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.

Spirit of Sofia’s poolside adventure is the most Palm Springiest experience in all of Palm Springs! Located in downtown Palm Springs, Spirit of Sofia is framed by the backdrop of mountains, palm trees, and mid-century modern homes. Step outside your room/cabana and right into the pool. Spirit of Sofia has it all with a heated pool, hot tub, grill, outdoor dining, poolside seating, floaties, neon signs, bright colors, rainbows, road bikes, and even a life-size chess board!

Les Cactus Palm Springs, named after the ’60s French rock ‘n’ roll hit by Jacques Dutronc, brings to life an “Airbnb-meets-hotel’ experience to the desert. The historic 1930’s property has been refreshed under the direction of up-and-coming L.A.-based hotelier Matthew Kurtz in partnership with local Palm Springs hoteliers Richard Crisman and Jeff Brock. Together they deliver a whimsical boutique hotel with minimalistic yet chic design and approachable service – all at an affordable price point.

The pet-friendly hotel boasts a clean and eclectic California design aesthetic, featuring 27 guestrooms that include a mix of one-bedroom suites and studios. Hotel amenities include a heated pool, hot tub, and massage room as well as a hammock garden and rooftop deck along with other communal living areas, which provide guests with a residential feel.

Welcome to the Yara Hotel. A 10-room boutique desert oasis nestled beneath the San Jacinto in the heart of Palm Springs, California.

Revived and re-designed, this Spanish-style hotel has emerged into a serene retreat for slow living. Inspired by the natural beauty of the desert, the Yara Hotel creates a far-away feel with intentional details reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Get away for a rejuvenating stay, a quaint gathering, and a memorable time with those close to you.

Book one room and mingle with guests or buyout the entire property. Yara is yours to savor.

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 Trixie Motel is a masterpiece in pink. This boutique hotel in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood was brought to life by partners Brian Firkus — a.k.a. drag superstar Trixie Mattel — and David Silver. All seven of the hotel’s rooms and suites have their own theme and custom furnishings, with standouts including the Queen of Hearts room — this boasts a mural that climbs up the wall to the ceiling and a heart-shaped headboard — and the Oh Honeymoon Suite, a spacious accommodation featuring a bee motif, bright patterns, and warm shades of yellow and orange. The perfectly pink pool area has plenty of comfortable loungers and umbrellas, and guests can order snacks in the lounge and indulge in a cocktail or glass of wine. Want to check out the Trixie Motel before checking in? The reality show Trixie Motel, available for streaming on Max and Discovery+, is an 8-part series documenting the renovation and revamping of the property.

From studios to a king suite, all rooms have tile or hardwood floors and open up to fresh air.

Fantastic Location + New Ownership!

Situated just off Hwy 111 and nestled between the prestigious Little Tuscany area, the Uptown Design District, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the Inn at Palm Springs has been a favorite spot for local and global travelers. From couples to small families looking for a quick trip to Joshua Tree National Park, the Agua Caliente Casino and the Cabazon Outlets, the Inn at Palm Springs offers something special for all who choose to stay here.

Inclusive Inn + Dog Friendly

Our modest inn has served as the marquis entry point to everything Palm Springs has to offer. We have rooms to accommodate nearly every guest – from families to those traveling with their dogs, The Inn at Palm Springs is sure to please.

Lots of Amenities

Upon check-in, you will be greeted by a member of our friendly staff who will take you on a brief tour of our campus and show you to your room. We provide a business center for those who need quick access to a computer and printer during their stay and cruiser bikes for those who wish to tour neighboring homes owned by Hollywood legends as well as those who were built by world-class architects. We also offer pool towels to guests who want to take a dip in our heated pool or lounge under an umbrella to soak in the Desert sun.

Awesome Neighbors + Neighborhood

We’re surrounded by other businesses who understand what it is like to travel with your pets, so we suggest a trip across the street to 4 Paws Coffee for gourmet coffee or tea. For those who like the boutique and mid-century modern shopping experience, we’re a short walk to Gypsyland and across from Racquet Club Center, home to numerous mid-mod shops. If hiking is your speed, lace up your shoes and head up Racquet Club, where guests find spectacular views of the entire Coachella Valley just up the street from the Inn at Palm Springs.

Comfy + Clean + Convenient

Those who appreciate fine to fast food will love the options that are less than 10 yards away. If you’re looking for a comfortable, clean, and relaxing stay, look no further and reach out to us today.

A clothing-optional gay men’s resort. INNdulge Palm Springs is a legendary award-winning boutique hotel 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 with 24 poolside rooms surrounding a 24-hour heated pool and 12-man hot tub. 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 WiFi are all complimentary.

The Twist Palm Springs is a desert oasis showcasing the best in modern architecture and design. Guests can choose from a studio or one- or two-bedroom suite with a living room, and all accommodations come with custom kitchens and either a patio or balcony. The bold and eclectic furnishings and decor are from local designers H3K, and add a touch of whimsy to the property. The Twist has a relaxing pool and spa and incredible city and mountain views, making it the perfect place to take in all of Palm Springs.

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.