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.

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.

Bring: your pajamas

Don’t miss: the complimentary espresso, coffee and pastries from Cheeky’s.

Alcazar Palm Springs opened in 2011, just north of Downtown Palm Springs in the Uptown Design District. We’re a 34-room boutique hotel and we manage to stay cool, modern & sleek despite Palm Springs’ often upwards of 90-degree heat. Sleep in with us and luxuriate in imported Italian linens. Enjoy private patios, mountain views, wireless internet, Townie Bikes and complimentary coffee/espresso and fresh Pastries from Cheeky’s. And did we mention that Cheeky’s and Birba are right next door, so we’ve got you covered for delicious meals, an outdoor cocktail lounge and Entertainment, too? You’ll want a reservation but I can see the phone’s already in your hand…

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.

WELCOME TO LITTLE PARADISE BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Thank you for stopping by. Whether for a special occasion or casual getaway, choosing a hotel can be overwhelming at times. Reviews are helpful, however what’s perfect for one may not be so flawless for another.  Therefore without further ado, allow me to present you “Little Paradise Hotel” a true luxury, boutique hotel experience.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT ON YOUR STAY
Undisturbed serenity, whispering water fountains, birds singing, and majestic view of mountains Opulent bedding, plush robes, high-speed Wi-Fi throughout property Hedonistic shower with massage jets, plush robes and top of the line amenities Curved smart 4k TV sets and premium movie channels including access to Netflix, Hulu, You Tube, etc. Two furnished private patios for each room Central air and heating in each unit so quiet you won’t know it’s there Individual well-appointed kitchens with keurig coffee maker, refrigerator, premium coffee, toaster, and teapot Powerful misting system for hot sunny days, salt water heated pool, and always more lounge chairs than guests.

INDIVIDUALIZED CUSTOMER SERVICE
We are only 1.4 miles away from downtown Palm Springs. We’ll be happy to call UBER for you should you not want to drive or don’t feel like walking. Besides, there are several nice restaurants within a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Please read our hotel policies before making reservation and check our special offers as they change seasonally. We are an adults only hotel.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.