If you’re all about booking a desert vacation hotel in a setting that appeals to your personal style, Palm Springs has an abundance of gorgeous small hotels. From Desert Modern to Hollywood Glam, Mediterranean Romantic to Urban Chic, Palm Springs boutique hotels are known for their attention to style and design.

Mid-Century Modern aficionados flock to this award-winning design hotspot year round to stay in some of the finest and most authentic examples of mid-century design. Hotel staff will even help you book walking or driving tours so that you can see the best desert modernism Palm Springs has to offer.

Follow your dream style to Palm Springs, where all of the below boutique hotels take well-earned pride in their exceptional design details.

Located near downtown Palm Springs, minutes from the airport, bus station or tram. The hosts offer Japanese-style rooms with a private bath, TV, handmade futons to give you the most wonderful sleep of your life, and sliding shoji doors that lead to the garden and swimming pool area that offer a magnificent mountain view.

The atmosphere at the Inn is very distinct, quiet and relaxing. Guests can wear Japanese kimonos and slippers. Beautiful Japanese artwork and antique kimonos decorate the wall space. Delicate musical sounds of the koto and bamboo wood flute can be faintly heard throughout the Inn. Shaitsu, a centuries old Japanese acupressure massage, is available for your relaxation.

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 charm of the original Red Barn.

The Lodge:

Sparrows Lodge is a completely restored 1950s retreat. You will be welcomed roadside with a simple hand-painted sign with two Sparrows. The Lodge has a modern rustic vibe that carries through to our rooms, communal barn, outdoor fire pit and vegetable garden. The 20 rooms feature exposed beam ceilings, russet red walls, concrete floors with inlaid pebbles and butterfly chairs. Swiss army blankets top plush mattresses, and instead of closets you’ll find a metal footlocker along with hooks and hangers. Our bathrooms feature rain showers, designer toiletries and many include horse troughs as bathtubs. Most rooms have private patios. All rooms have AC/Heat and ceiling fans. With no televisions or phones in the rooms, there is an environment of ease and simplicity. The Lodge’s barn serves a simple breakfast included in your room rate consisting of muffins, yogurt, granola, fruit and toast. Relax by our pool where umbrellas and misters keep things cool or play a game of horseshoes. To stay hydrated enjoy our special selection of microbrews, wine, champagne, specialty drinks and sodas. In the evening, gather around the fire pit and meet new friends.

Location:

Sparrows Lodge is located in South Palm Springs. It’s walking distance to Koffi and the simple and delicious Appertito Italian deli. We have lots of other great dinning and drinking spots in town. Explore the area on one of our bikes. Outdoor activities await at Joshua Tree National Park, the Living Desert, the Aerial Tram or, closer-in, golf at Tahquitz Canyon and Indian Canyons. For local shopping, check out unique design and clothing shops on North Palm Canyon Drive or visit Hedge and the many great shops on Perez Design row in Cathedral City. Lots of interesting estate sale and “vintage finds” shops are in the area. Ask us for our favorites in town or near by. Pioneer Town is a fun day trip as is horse ride at the nearby Smoke Tree stables.

Originally built in 1933, this Historic Hotel sits on over an acre of beautiful landscaped grounds in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, walking distance to the famous Palm Canyon Drive, where you will find the best restaurants, boutiques and galleries.

Redeveloped as a luxury hotel in 2016 by award winning architect, May Sung, with all the modern amenities of a 5 star hotel.   Each piece of furniture, all materials and finishes have been carefully hand picked by interior design group, Avenue Interior Designs.

The stunning San Jacinto Mountains are the backdrop for this luxury boutique hotel.  The secluded private villas each have a private patio, complete with a romantic claw foot tub, fire-pit, and built in benches.

Our 18 guest rooms, spa, restaurant, bar, and roof top lounge are all designed to create your ultimate Palm Springs getaway.

The Ingleside Inn & Melvyn’s Restaurant has been featured as One of the Top Ten by Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous. Fashioned from a gracious estate, The Ingleside Inn is an official Palm Springs Historic Landmark.

The inn is quiet and secluded but within one block of the heart of Palm Springs. Five minutes to shopping, Convention, Desert Museum and the Palm Springs Airport. The 30 room, 2 acre property offers luxury lodging and suite accommodations that recall the romance and glamour of the golden age of Hollywood. Unwind by the pool, enjoy fine dining at world famous Melvyn’s Restaurant and rest in timeless luxury.
Ruth Hardy originally purchased the property as her private residence in the 1930s. One of her passions was playing hostess to film stars and celebrities. Unlike other popular resorts, reservations were not taken. One could only stay if personally invited by Ms. Hardy. Her list of guests included the likes of Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, and Howard Hughes.  Unfortunately, after her death the inn fell into disrepair.

In 1975, after only 15 minutes of looking at the property, Melvyn Haber, current owner, and a celebrity in his own right, purchased the inn. After spending a small fortune restoring inn, he reopened its doors to all guests, famous and not so famous. You can enjoy this well-documented adventure by reading his entertaining book, “Bedside Stories From The Ingleside Inn, by Mel Haber”.

Great for the executive retreat, or romantic escape, this legendary boutique hotel is a place to relax, refresh and re-energize. Famous as a hideaway for the celebrities of show business, finance and politics, this landmark inn would be honored to add your name to it’s guestbook.

Renowned for Weddings in our romantic Courtyard with full services; Business Meetings and Executive Retreats. Think about us for group events.

Amenities

Bar and Lounge:
Treat yourself to a cool drink in Melvyn’s. Open daily from 10:00am. Piano Lounge every evening from 8:00pm for your listening and dancing pleasure. Fabulous Jam Session every Sunday 3:30pm-7:30pm.

Breakfast:
Breakfast is served 8:00am – 11:00am in the restaurant, your room, poolside, on the veranda or in the gazebo – order card and menu / price list is in your room folder, or simply call the Front Desk to place your order). If circumstances require your breakfast to be served prior to 8:00am, please contact the Front Desk the night before with your request

Car Rentals:
Front Desk will arrange delivery to the Inn for you convenience.

Coffee makers in rooms.

Gift Certificates:
We have GIFT CERTIFICATES available for that person who is just IMPOSSIBLE to choose for at the holidays! Give the gift of a romantic, relaxing, gourmet getaway. Call (800) 772-6655 for details today.

Health Clubs:
Gold’s Gym is a 10 minute drive.

Hiking:
Explore the majestic Indian Canyons – only a short distance from the Ingleside Inn. A wonderful trail at the base of the mountain is just a short stroll from the Inn.

Laundry/Valet Services:
Contact the Front Desk – Dial 0.

Library:
We have an extensive collection of hard cover books in lobby – Dial 0.

Massages:
Pamper yourself! We will be happy to make the arrangements for you. We also have “in-room” massages by licensed professionals available. Dial 0.

Mementos:
There is a selection of T-Shirts, visors and other souvenirs in the lobby. Should you wish to take home a personally autographed copy of owner Mel Haber’s new book “Bedtime Stories of the Ingleside Inn”, please ask the Front Desk. We also have a DVD of the Ingleside available for only $14.95.

Movies:
We have VCR’s and DVD’s available.

Music:
Visit our Lounge with nightly entertainment and dancing in our lounge every evening plus our fabulous Sunday Jam Session 3:30pm-7:30pm.

Pool & Jacuzzi:
Heated for your enjoyment 24 hours a day

Recreational Games:
Table tennis. Please inquire at the Front Desk.

Refrigerators:
In-room, stocked with complimentary sodas, juices and light snacks upon arrival.

Restaurant:
Melvyn’s, our world-famous Restaurant, is located on the premises. Please refer to mini-menu in your room and feel free to ask for special requests.

As a special accommodation for our hotel guests we offer an American Meal Plan for $55.00 per day per person, plus tax and gratuity which is a total of $69.17 per person. You can enjoy 3 complete meals, 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, and 1 Dinner from the world famous Melvyn’s Restaurant. These meals will be served in the room, on the veranda, poolside or in Melvyn’s Restaurant. No need to ever leave the property. Does not have to be used consecutively.

Robes, Hair Dryers, Irons:
Available from the Front Desk.

Room Service:
8:00am to 3:00pm and 5:00pm to 11:00pm. The kitchen is closed from 3-5pm. (However the bar at Melvyn’s is always open for beverages.) May we suggest a romantic candlelight dinner served in your room, on your patio, or possibly under the stars in the gazebo.

Television:
T.V. Guides are placed in your room for your convenience.

Our 1950’s vintage Iron Tree Inn is located in the quiet Deepwell neighborhood of Palm Springs. Within walking distance are shopping, an upscale coffee house and many fine dining restaurants as well as public transportation. Most rooms offer kitchens. Guests can book studios, one bedroom, or suite accommodation. Most important is our 20′ x 40′ heated swimming pool with panoramic views of the Mountains. Our frequent guests have been staying with us for 15 years or more! Come visit us!

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 Canyon Drive, the Willows welcomes guests from around the globe. The villa has been meticulously restored to its original grandeur, refinement and elegance. The eight individually designed and furnished guest rooms feature antique furniture, sumptuous linens and luxurious baths. Some rooms offer fireplaces, private patios or balconies. Enjoy mountain or garden vistas throughout the hotel and grounds. Striking architecture, frescoed ceilings and the mountain waterfall that spills into a pool adjoining the dining room combine to create a comfortable and luxurious retreat just steps from Palm Canyon Drive. These unique features delighted past  distinguished visitors such as Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Carole  Lombard, Shirley Temple and Albert Einstein. Now you too can experience the accommodations enjoyed by these luminaries.  Visit our website to view and select YOUR favorite room. To ensure privacy of its guests, the hotel and grounds are open only to registered guests. The entire property may be reserved for the ultimate in privacy and luxury.
For special events and occasions, we invite you to learn about our sister property, the O’Donnell House, overlooking the city and adjoining the grounds of Willows.

Tucked away perfectly between booming Downtown Palm Springs and the serene San Jacinto Mountains in the historic Tennis Club District, Talavera Palm Springs embraces old school charm with an eclectic flair in a lush tropical setting.

Each of our eight spacious suites boasts a private patio and jacuzzi with spectacular mountain views, allowing the guest experience to become one that is truly secluded and restorative.  Each suite has a different “personality” and is decorated with antiques from around the world as well as both local and international artwork. Talavera Palm Springs is a blend of elegant and funky, tranquil and exciting.

The property is surrounded by 180 degree views of the stunning San Jacinto Mountains. Lush, green tropical foliage and desert flowers work together to create an unexpected yet fitting setting for a desert hideaway.

Though the hotel grounds are designed for ultimate relaxation and bliss, we are located just two blocks away from all of the action of Downtown Palm Springs, just a quick stroll to restaurants, shops, galleries and activities. Talavera Palm Springs is about having it all; the tranquility and seclusion of the property, and the proximity to the booming Downtown area.

Located in the famous and historic Tennis Club District, the neighborhood is quiet and mostly residential, yet located just steps away from all the Downtown action. There’s no need to drive to dinner or for sightseeing; most guests leave their cars parked at the hotel and don’t move it their entire stay.

Talavera Palm Springs is walking distance from the many restaurants, bars, and shops on Palm Canyon Drive, The Palm Springs Art Museum, and numerous hikes and view points. It is also just a short drive to the famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to take in the views from 8500 feet above! For something a bit more grounded, walking tours to view Palm Springs’ famous mid-century architecture happen all around Talavera Palm Springs as well.

Amin Casa Palm Springs is an iconic hotel brilliantly reinvented for the 21st century, where the glamour of 88 years of history sparkles with a new luster.

Welcome to the Exclusive and Private World of Amin Casa. Embodying the luxury of life in Palm Springs, this impressive property originally included the main residence and guest house. The garden compound dated to the 1920’s and ’30’s and was once the Palm Springs home of Hollywood screen legend and award-winning actress Gloria Swanson. And yes, it has been rumored that “Joe Kennedy slept here.”

Superbly planned and scaled gardens, Amin Casa provides a stunning setting for a memorable and relaxing stay.  This beautiful resort has four private bungalows, each with one-bedroom and a full kitchen.  Also available is a pool studio suite with an efficiency kitchenette and it overlooks the pool area.

The premier and most sought-after accommodation at Amin Casa is the original and historic residence of Gloria Swanson encompassing a grand and elegant living space with two bedrooms and two baths.

Read about the Owners of Amin Casa

On property, guests will find the relaxing, club-like ambiance and genuine, heartfelt hospitality they have come to treasure – presented in a glowing new environment of unequaled elegance and beauty envisioned by Amin Casa Palm Springs.

Explore the cultivated grounds as you will join a select, sociable circle of interesting, accomplished travelers, with whom you will share a casual conversation, lighthearted laugh and fascinating discoveries in the days to come.

For the traditional and same-sex couples seeking pure elegance in a wedding venue, Amin Casa Palm Springs offers a glamorous air of romance that promises perfection in every detail. The exclusive residential and historic feel of Amin Casa lends an intimate ambiance whether your wedding takes place in the original and historic residence of Gloria Swanson, the West Lawn, or under the stars with the majestic San Jacinto Mountain providing a grand backdrop.

A jewel among historic boutique hotels, Amin Casa Palm Springs, is your home away from home.

Consider Amin Casa for your Wedding

A small and intimate inn with seven romantic rooms opening onto an enclosed patio with pool and spa. It is an exclusive Spanish mission-style inn, fully walled and gated. Walking distance to downtown. All rooms are non smoking, but you may smoke outside. ADULT ONLY PROPERTY.

Professionally Managed. 14 well appointed, reasonably priced suites at the south end of Palm Springs, nestled under the majestic San Jacinto Mountains. A short distance from downtown. Operated as a quiet getaway from everyday noise and crowds. An adult only property.