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.

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 décor 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 4-BD 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.

LGBTQ Flag 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.

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.

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 heated pool, hot tub, grill, outdoor dining, overflowing with poolside seating, floaties, neon signs, bright colors, rainbows, road bikes, and even a life-size chess board!

LGBT Flag Located in the historic Twin Palms neighborhood, this completely renovated mid-century modern property boasts 20 rooms with luxurious baths, contemporary furnishings, and unparalleled mountain views. Outside your room, a modern patio waits for you, and just steps away is the desert’s newest pool and spa, designed especially for true sun worshipers. And of course, swimsuits are optional.

The Monkey Tree Hotel is a private 16-room boutique hotel nestled against the backdrop of the gorgeous San Jacinto Mountains on a large one-acre property in North Palm Springs, California. Originally designed and built in 1960 by renowned modernist architect Albert Frey, the hotel re-opened in 2016, after a loving restoration by its current owners to its original mid-century modern design.

A delicious homemade breakfast is served every morning and is included in the room price. Inside the expansive private courtyard are a large, heated saltwater swimming pool and lush lawn area spacious enough to find a secluded area to relax in peace. The hotel also boasts the area’s first Scandinavian spa, which includes a newly built sauna, hot tub and cold plunge. Use the spa to rejuvenate, re-energize, or recover from a workout.

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.

LGBTQ Flag 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 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.

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.