From the hip and modern to the traditional and classic, resorts in and around Greater Palm Springs let you escape to the desert any way you like. You’ll find just the right place, whether you’re planning to play a few rounds on one of the Coachella Valley’s world-famous golf courses, lounge by the pool, or experience the desert’s incomparable midcentury architecture.
Parker Palm Springs
Design buffs love the Parker Palm Springs for its Jonathan Adler décor, while celebs also adore this intimate inn’s seclusion—especially the one-bedroom villa suites with enclosed patios. After a private yoga session and a seaweed wrap at the spa—playfully named the Palm Springs Yacht Club—hole up in a cabana alongside one of the inn’s two saline pools. For dinner, settle into a corner banquette and indulge in the braised Wagyu beef short ribs at the seductive bistro, Mister Parker’s. Pro tip: Don’t miss the hotel's Counter Reformation, a cozy wine bar that features a wooden confessional flown in from Italy.
Ace Hotel Palm Springs
The Ace Hotel Palm Springs brought a midcentury hotel back from the dead and infused it with an artsy spirit that combines the best of Palm Springs cool, both old school and new. Groove to DJs in the lobby and poolside, or create your own soundtrack in a room with a record player and a selection of classic vinyl. Dine on the refined roadhouse fare at the hotel’s King’s Highway restaurant (once a Denny’s) and take your pick of 21 craft beers on tap in The Amigo Room.
L’Horizon Resort and Spa
Blending the style of iconic architect William F. Cody and the vision of renowned designer Steve Hermann, L’Horizon Resort and Spa is Palm Springs incarnate. With post-and-beam bungalows, some featuring outdoor showers, the low-slung, three-acre resort earned raves from Architectural Digest as “the most jaw-dropping of the pack” of Palm Springs’ midcentury hotels. Take in dramatic mountain views through your bungalow’s floor-to-ceiling windows and dine al fresco on executive chef Jason Niederkorn’s inventive cuisine at the hotel's So.Pa restaurant.
La Quinta Resort & Spa
Long before this region became synonymous with a 1950s aesthetic, the Spanish-inspired La Quinta Resort & Spa defined California desert style. Come to this lavish oasis, with its 41 swimming pools and seven restaurants, to golf on five leading courses, including the Stadium Course at PGA West (named one of the country’s top 50 by Golf Digest). Or, if you’ve been bitten by the pickleball bug, you can get a game in on one of the resort’s eight courts (read about more places to play pickleball across the Golden State here). Afterward, rejuvenate your spirit with one of the 14 different yoga classes or with one of the immersive, personalized yoga retreats inspired by Indian spiritual centers.