Hotels in Palm Springs – Other Recommendations





Palm Springs


Having read many reviews and articles on Palm Springs, we have created a list of other hotel options that you might consider.

Thirteen Palms: Located at 962 E. Parocela Pl. in Palm Springs, I saw a brochure for this property which features apartments for vacation rentals. There are five flats with a total of seven bedrooms and seven baths. They can be rented separately or collectively.

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Hotel Lautner: Formerly known as The Desert Hot Springs Motel, the Lautner was designed by John Lautner in 1947 as a master planned community of over 100 buildings, storefronts and pools on 600 acres in Desert Hot Springs. According to the website it was re-imagined today by Los Angeles based interior designer Tracy Beckmann of Tracy Beckman Design and furniture designer Ryan Trowbridge of Brown + Trowbridge, who purchased the  mid-century gem in 2008 and spent 3 ½ years on its meticulous renovation.

Colony Palms Hotel: Originally known as the Colonial House, this Spanish Colonial style hotel was built and opened in 1936 by owner Al Wertheimer, a reputed mobster. It was re-opened in 2007 after an extensive renovation designed in collaboration with Los Angeles based Martyn Lawrence-Bullard and renamed Colony Palms Hotel.

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Korakia Pensione: An award winning boutique hotel with Moroccan influences. Built in 1924, The Moroccan villa, originally named Dar Marroc, was the former hideaway of Scottish painter Gordon Coutts. The villa served as the venue for Coutts to re-create his earlier life in Tangier by employing a wide variety of architectural features that promoted a Moroccan decor. Rescued in 1989, the resort, now housed in two  restored historic villas, rests on 1.5 lush acres, consisting of bungalows, guesthouses, gardens and pools. 

The Willows: Featured in a number of travel publications, this is a Mediterranean-style villa that was built in 1927 as the winter home of U.S. representative Samuel Untermyer. Among his visitors were Albert Einstein and a honeymooning Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Today there are eight boutique hotel rooms.

Movie Colony Hotel: This is a small boutique hotel. The property was designed in 1935 by the Swiss architect Albert Frey who studied under Le Corbusier in Paris before moving to the U.S. Years later, it became a haven for iconic celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Jim Morrison. Most recently the property was restored to its original grandeur of Desert Modernism that continues to evoke a feeling of simple elegance.

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Avalon Palm Springs: The former Viceroy Hotel is now the Avalon Palm Springs. This is a larger resort with both rooms and villas. Originally built in the 1930’s, the property was updated  to reflect the Hollywood Regency style popular during the desert’s original glamour era. It offers a full array of luxury accommodations, amenities, and services.

Del Marcos Hotel: With 17 rooms, this hotel was designed in 1947 by the famed desert architect William F. Cody. It is centrally located in the Palm Springs historic hotel and shopping district and only one block from downtown Palm Springs. It is considered a good value by a number of sources.

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Other properties getting great press include The Rowan Palm Springs by Kimpton in downtown and the renovated boutique Holiday House also in downtown, with art works by David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein.  The Rossi, (now the Talavera Palm Springs) is a renovated property from the 1920s that was originally known as the Wigwam. The Avalon Hotel and Bungalows has contemporary rooms and suites at 415 S. Belardo Road.

A beautiful new Andaz Hotel just opened in downtown Palm Springs.