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7 Best Hotels to Book in Greater Palm Springs

Our Best of the Best voters have weighed in and here are the Coachella Valley hotels they would book for a desert experience.

Staff Report Current Guide, Hotels & Resorts

la quinta resort and club

La Quinta Resort and Club.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIELA STALLINGER

La Quinta

La Quinta Resort & Club

Originally opened in 1926, La Quinta Resort and Club has one of the desert’s lengthiest pedigrees. It started out as an irresistible magnet for Hollywood legends and ultimately blossomed across 45 acres that now have approximately 800 casitas, villas, and suites designed in the Spanish mission, Spanish hacienda, and Spanish colonial styles. Pickleball, golf, spa services, and luxury retail are among the popular amenities. laquintaresort.com

Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Inn

This midcentury-modern inn — with a 140-degree mineral water spring — positions itself as the most pet-friendly hotel in the area. There are no breed restrictions, size limits, or extra fees to bring Fido. The property is also cannabis friendly and offers in-room therapeutic massages using CBD oil for added tension relief. deserthotspringsinn.com

Indio

Hampton Inn & Suites

Conveniently located off Interstate 10 at the Monroe Street exit, Hampton Inn & Suites Indio (operated by Hilton) sits within 20 miles of about a hundred golf courses and is 19 miles from the Palm Springs International Airport. Hot breakfast is on the house daily, and the Wi-Fi, fitness center, and business area with meeting space are available for free. hilton.com

Palm Desert

Hotel Paseo

The Marriott Autograph Collection property stokes the sort of getaway experience that visitors have come to expect of the desert: a resort-like atmosphere that still feels intimate and exclusive, an easy indoor-outdoor flow with a splashy pool scene, delectable dining that emphasizes locally sourced ingredients, live music, spa facilities, and plenty of photo-ops dotting the grounds. Still, it maintains the intimate ambiance of a boutique hotel. hotelpaseo.com

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Sands Hotel and Spa in Indian Wells.
Indian Wells

Sands Hotel & Spa

If the name Martyn Lawrence Bullard attached as designer of the Sands Hotel & Spa doesn’t impress on its own (it does), the hospitality at this high-end property will. Forty-six guest rooms, a spa, and the delightful Pink Cabana restaurant offer up a fusion of Moroccan and midcentury sensibilities that feels a little like falling into another dimension. sandshotelandspa.com

Palm Springs

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs

The tallest building in downtown Palm Springs boasts a rooftop pool and an upscale restaurant and bar with incredible views of the valley below and mountains behind. Best of all, the Kimpton Rowan is mere steps from Palm Springs Art Museum and all the boutiques and restaurants lining Palm Canyon Drive. rowanpalmsprings.com

Rancho Mirage

The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage

Driving up the serpentine road that leads higher and higher into the Santa Rosa Mountains, you will immediately sense The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage working its magic. The property embraces its natural surroundings and invites guests to surrender to the serenity of a spa day, a fine steak dinner, or an assortment of activities like guided hikes and open-air yoga. ritzcarlton.com

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