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.

Holiday House is a 28-room boutique hotel located in downtown Palm Springs. Originally opened in 1951, the hotel was designed by noted architect Herbert W. Burns.

Today, it has been reimagined by interior designer Mark D. Sikes and the team behind Sparrows Lodge.

The property features midcentury inspired elements combined with a communal atmosphere and whimsical edge. The design centers around Gio Ponti inspired tile-work in the bar and artwork throughout the property including pieces by David Hockney, Roy Liechtenstein, Herb Ritts, Alex Katz and Mr. Brainwash, with a garden sculpture by Donald Sultan.

The Desert Hills Resort Hotel, snuggled up against the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. Built in 1956, it is situated in the tranquil, Tennis Club district, a few blocks from downtown Palm Springs. The hotel retains the aura of years past reminiscent of the original 1950’s and 60’s mid-century modern design. The property’s 14 studios and one-and two bedroom suites open to individual patios overlooking a lush, flower-filled courtyard and inviting pool and spa. 11 rooms with complete kitchens, complimentary cruiser bikes, Luxurious cashmere bedding and robes, WiFi Internet in rooms and courtyard, plus a complimentary breakfast.

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.

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.

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.

Unwind. Relax. Rest. Descanso Resort, a newly refurbished, completely reimagined men’s resort in Palm Springs, features spacious rooms accommodating the needs of discerning guests. A seamless blend of indoor/outdoor living, our casual refinement and welcoming Hollywood Modern vibe bring a fresh perspective to your next desert getaway.

Located at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, in Downtown Palm Springs, Korakia offers a unique and seductive retreat from day to day reality. Comprised of a 1918 adobe, a 1924 bungalow and a 1930s villa, the property blends the charm of Southern European luxury with North African accents. Korakia (Greek for “crow”) has been crafted after a Mediterranean-style pensione, forgoing technology such as TVs, phones and clocks in favor of vintage books, board games and al fresco film screenings. Some of Korakia’s signature touches include outdoor yoga classes, complimentary bicycles and afternoon Moroccan tea service. With an abundance of architectural elements as well as the whisper of the Mediterranean, Korakia has been internationally recognized as one of the top small hotels in the world.

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 Tiki Hotel was just lovingly restored by new owners Tracy and Jerry Turco, but is still a glorious throwback to the 1960s. Originally built in 1961, the Turcos renovated and reopened this 11-room boutique hotel in 2021. There is Polynesian theming and tiki memorabilia throughout the property, with ukuleles in every room. Tracy carefully selected — and in some cases, designed — the wallpaper, bedding, and other style elements, and the bathrooms all have new tile in the showers and retro orange sinks. The Tiki Hotel also has an event space for intimate gatherings, with an attached bathroom, kitchen, and patio. Outside, the swimming pool is flanked by tiki statues and a bamboo bar, with a custom Damon Johnson mural right outside of the gift shop, which stocks everything from lipstick created by Tracy to skateboard decks.

The Andalusian Court is a charming Spanish Revival Inn, nestled in the heart of Palm Springs Historical Tennis Club District. Step back in time to Turn-of-the-Century Spain and experience the beauty and romance of a Spanish courtyard villa, just steps from downtown’s finest shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

This Historic Boutique Hotel is an eclectic composition of materials and finishes that have been artistically woven together to form Palm Springs’ most unique, most exclusive romantic retreat. Our spa Villas offer dramatic mountain or courtyard views with private outdoor whirlpool tubs and fire pits. The furnishings and decor have been tastefully selected and are complimentary to the 1920s Spanish Revival and Arts & Crafts period. Each villa is appointed with a bedroom, a marble or stone-enhanced bathroom, a complete kitchen, dining and living room with fireplace and private patios.

Journey through the lavish gardens to find your ideal spot for relaxing or daydreaming. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the many water features and the friendly glow of the large fire pits as you wander throughout the property. You may find yourself drawn to the exquisitely landscaped courtyard pool where you can bask in the rays of the desert sun, relax in the shade of our poolside cabana, or refresh yourself in the waves of our heated pool. All rooms are serviced daily.