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Desert Inn

Map123 North Palm Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Historic Site Marker

Marker Details

One of the two Historical site plaques located in Palm Springs by the Country of Riverside. On this site, in 1908, Nellie N. Coffman (1867-1950), her husband, Harry, and two sons, George Roberson and Earl Coffman, established a small health resort hotel, the Desert Inn. Her ability, determination, and charm extended the resort's reputation and people came from all over the world. In 1927, a modern hotel replaced the earlier structures. Nellie's love and charitable works for the community earned her the title of Mother Coffman. The hotel gave way to a shopping complex in 1967.