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.

Explore downtown Palm Springs from Blackhaus, an all-new modern, light-filled boutique hotel of private studios and suites with living rooms, patios, and a pool!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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!

Nestled in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, Drift is an industrial chic boutique hotel made for the modern traveler, near the city’s most popular attractions. The hotel balances Palm Springs’ mid-century modern flair and the Drift brand’s Baja roots through colors reflective of the Californian desert, contemporary architecture, and decor sourced by Mexican and Californian artisans.

Located a few steps away from the city’s main street, the hotel features a resort-style pool with private cabanas, a rooftop with San Jacinto Mountain views, and accommodations ranging from studios to four bedroom suites equipped with kitchens. Offering standout amenities of complimentary bikes and yoga mats, Drift Palm Springs is additionally home to two spectacular dining concepts, the upscale Baja-inspired eatery, Maleza and Drift Pool Bar.