Less than two hours’ drive from Los Angeles, Palm Springs offers a mix of old-school Hollywood style and contemporary architecture. With many Palm Spring resort hotels close to diverse shops, elegant restaurants and beaches, you’ll be in good company when you stay in this pretty Sonoran Desert hotspot.
From luxury and boutique spa accommodation to family-run guest rooms and charming bed and breakfast stop-overs, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets in a Palm Springs resort hotel.
At your Palm Springs hotel, guests can also expect a range of modern amenities, from free Wi-Fi and home-cooked breakfasts, to private bathrooms, in-room entertainment systems, and outdoor pools.
The El Paseo Shopping District is one of the most popular malls in Palm Springs, offering over 300 modern stores set against a picturesque desert backdrop. For fashion, head to the Desert Hills Premium Outlets shopping complex, where you’ll find big-brand stores and independent boutiques.
With acres of wide open space, many of the best attractions in Palm Springs are birthed by nature. Soak up the area’s unparalleled panoramic views from the top of San Jacinto Peak, or for a less challenging hiking trip, pay a visit to the Indian Canyons.
While in town, make sure to check out Sunnylands. This huge estate is home to world-class art, stunning gardens, and breath-taking architecture. Remember, however, that tickets are by reservation only, so it is worth speaking to your Palm Springs hotel receptionist if you wish to book a tour.
Go celeb-spotting at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, hear the latest tunes at the world-famous Coachella festival, or sample delicious food and drink from across Southern California during the Food Truck Mash-Up food festival. It’s worth booking your Palm Springs hotel in advance, as room sell out fast during festival time.
Palm Springs is relatively compact, allowing you to get to most of the popular attractions on foot. To explore further afield, such as the Coachella Valley, you’ll need to rent a car. Buses run regularly and there are always cabs available.