Palm Springs, California, Hotels

by Cicely A. Richard

Palm Springs, California, sits on the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains and features palm-tree lined streets. Its hotels and resorts offer scenic views and year-round outdoor activities, including golf and tennis. Some hotels boast a mixture of Spanish-inspired architecture and modern decor featuring bold colors. Palm Springs also has art galleries, museums and boutiques.

Hotels with Kitchens

Extended StayAmerica Palm Springs -- Airport is less than two miles from Palm Springs International Airport. All units have full kitchens with cooking and dining utensils. Hotel amenities include laundry facilities and weekly housekeeping. Desert Hills hotel is a historic boutique hotel built in 1957, located in the San Jacinto Mountains. The courtyard features tropical plants and views of the mountains, and has a heated pool and hot tub. Guests can walk or bike to downtown, only three blocks away. Most rooms have full kitchens.

Pet-Friendly Hotels

Hilton Palm Springs sits in downtown Palm Springs at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains. The hotel accepts pets up to 75 pounds for a nonrefundable fee. On-site amenities include a convenience store, a day spa and a clothing store. It offers a one-and-a-half-acre courtyard with a climate-controlled pool and two outdoor whirlpools. Guest rooms feature Venetian blind leading to a private balcony. Palm Springs Travelodge offers views of the mountains. This pet-friendly property accepts 35-pound dogs for a nightly fee. The hotel has two outdoor pools and a whirlpool, a picnic area and laundry facilities. Guest rooms have free wireless and patios overlooking the pool or the mountains.

Spa Hotels and Resorts

Andreas Hotel & Spa, built in 1935, is in downtown Palm Springs and features Spanish Revival architecture with arched doorways and mission-style buildings. The Spa at The Andreas has couple’s treatment suites with hot tubs and fireplaces. Its Paradise for Two includes a 30-minute mineral soak, a champagne and fruit, a 60-minute aromatherapy massage and a desert honey facial. Select guest rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and a poolside patio. The Riviera Palm Springs sits on 24 acres at the foot of the mountains. It features modern decor drenched in shades of red in public spaces and marble bathrooms in guest rooms. SpaTerre contains 18 treatment rooms, private steam rooms and eastern-inspired body treatments. Guest rooms contain posh furniture, flat-screen LCD televisions and LodgeNet on-demand games.

Golf Getaways

Palm Canyon Resort features a one-and-a-half-acre pool with a water slide and a waterfall cascading over a rock formation. On-site activities include a children’s game room, an indoor volleyball court and an indoor basketball court. Its Palm Springs golf getaway includes two nights in a junior villa and golf for two at the nine-hole Bel Air Greens golf course. Villas contain kitchenette, sofa beds and private balconies. La Quinta Resort & Club sits at the foothills of the mountains. Golfers have five golf courses from which to choose weaving around the manicured property along the mountains. The Greg Norman Course features desert terrain while the other courses contain more greenery. Its Desert Links package offers unlimited golf on the five resort courses, resort credit and all resort fees waived. Accommodations include casitas, suites and villas, with some offering private pools, fireplaces, hot tubs and fully equipped kitchens.

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