Best Palm Springs Resorts
Palm Springs has a certain charm about it. It was a big hangout for celebrities beginning in the 1930s. It is known for its top-rated championship golf courses that make this a popular winter destination. Events like the Coachella music festival bring in the younger crowd. To enjoy all of Palm Springs and the surrounding area you need a great place to stay, so let's take a look at some resorts in the area.
La Quinta Resort & Club offers a variety of accommodations including suites, private casitas, and villas set on a lush 45-acre property that is beautifully landscaped. The 5 golf courses, 21 tennis courts, and the Spa La Quinta provide something for everyone. The 41 pools include the main resort pool that is family-friendly and an adults-only pool. The resort really comes alive at night with the area known as the Plaza. Spanish-style architecture and outdoor spaces with waterfalls and landscaped gardens beckon for alfresco dining and live music.
There is luxury and then there is the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage sits 650 feet above the Palm Springs Valley, nestled among the Santa Rosa Mountains. This scenic haven is beautifully landscaped to take advantage of the lovely natural surroundings. The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage is also known for its award-winning spa. It is on my list for a return visit.
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa is an expansive resort situated on 360 acres. It has been ranked as one of the Top 75 Golf Course Resorts in North America by Golf Digest. There are three beautiful pools with one designated for adults only. Recent upgrades include a waterslide in the family pool and cool decking, a plus in a desert community.
The Hotel Paseo is not a resort but a boutique hotel. It is just steps from El Paseo, an upscale shopping area filled with restaurants, art galleries, and designer boutiques. This one-of-a-kind hotel is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection of unique properties. This stunning hotel is a new build but with its mid century vibe.
The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa just experienced a multi-million-dollar remodel. It is the scenic backdrop for the Season 18 premiere of ABC’s hit romance reality series The Bachelorette, which aired on October 19, 2021. The pool area is everything you would expect in a luxury property. A sand beach leads into the large pool that has a waterfall feature. There is plenty of seating and the H2O Pool Bar offers cocktails and lite bites. The resort is lovely and highlights the outdoor space with plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows. Golf lovers will enjoy the challenging Indian Wells Golf Resort ranked as a “Top 20 Courses to Play” by Golf week magazine and just steps away from the resort. The 36-holes offer beautiful greens which pop against the stunning desert valley views.
The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa just completed a multi-million-dollar renovation which took the guest-rooms and magnificent lobby and transformed them into a modern desert oasis. The property is known for its signature lakes with one flowing right into the lobby where you can catch an electric boat to take you to fine dining venues, golf courses, the spa, or just a serene ride on the 18 acres of water.
The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel is another boutique hotel located in the midst of downtown Palm Springs. The hotel has a trendy, urban feel to it. From the roof, the views of the San Jacinto Mountains, the desert landscape, and a breathtaking sunset make this the place to be before heading downtown for dinner.
The Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis is located on Miracle Hill which got its name from the discovery of water in the middle of the desert. The resort offers half-day room rentals with spa treatments. The 1000-square-foot suites have a concrete soaking tub that can be filled with the famed fresh, hot mineral spring water to enjoy in the privacy of your room. Additional amenities include a living room with a gas fireplace and a beautifully decorated room.
When visiting Palm Springs, don't miss out on the opportunity to stay at one of these incredible resorts.
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