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.

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.

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.

Built in 1947, Villa Royale emerged in Palm Springs during a period of Post-World War II development in the Coachella Valley. Adding a small pool of guestrooms to the south end of Palm Springs alongside the Deep Well Guest Ranch and Smoke Tree Ranch, Villa Royale was an early small hotel in south Palm Springs. Owned and managed by a woman by the name of Evelyn Pell, family lore has it that the California ranch-style hotel took its name from the first initials of Evelyn’s children – Valorie and Richard. You can stay at The Evelyn Pell Villa, a private residence with its own hot tub and garden.

With 38 rooms total – each with a unique look and feel – guests can expect new mahogany woodwork, vintage mid-century furniture and original oil paintings. Plus, in-room cocktail parlors with liquor, mixers, cocktails books and tools.  Designer Anne L’Esperance also sprinkled colorful, graphic tile from Portugal, Spain and Mexico throughout the property.

Villa Royale is accommodating to pets, too. Amenities include in-room pet beds and plush dog toys, dog and cat food, custom-made dog tags and in-room VIP (Very Important Pet) door hangers.

Electra bikes are complementary for guests to explore Palm Springs.

The Three Fifty Hotel is a ten-room boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Designed in 1950 by famed architect Herbert W. Burns, the mid-century modern gem was fully renovated in 2017 and designed with a minimalist style in keeping with its architecture.

It’s an ideal location for couples or friends vacationing, relaxing by the pool and spa, or chilling out in the oversized guest rooms. Our spacious accommodations are well-appointed offering King and Queen beds, flat screens televisions, off-street parking and free wireless connections. The Deluxe and One Bedrooms Suites are supplied with well-equipped kitchenettes.

Situated in the quiet Historic Tennis Club area, the property is a stride away to the best restaurants, shops, hiking trails, and museums that the resort city of Palm Springs offers.

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, small families, and hikers, to those 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 small 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.

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 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!

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.

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 LA-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.