Alcazar Palm Springs Offers Close Retreat for Film Festival Attendees

Several choices within a short drive, walking distance of downtown theaters

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Need a place to stay for a night or two while you take in a day of movies at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival?

Let's go one better. How about a Palm Springs hotel that puts you within a short car drive or even within walking distance of the downtown theaters hosting the screenings

Alcazar Palm Springs offers a chic, fresh elegance, behind beautiful stained glass gates and modern, minimalist interiors.

Only a four-minute drive or a 13-minute walk from the Regal Stadium 9 in Palm Springs, Alcazar is a 34-room hotel from local hospitality group Creative 10 owners Marco Rossetti and Tara Lazar.

Their food and lodging trifecta also includes Cheeky's (Anna Wintour likes it and the line is out the door even in midsummer) and Birba at the hotel.

Entirely redone in 2011, the rooms' alabaster walls blend seamlessly with soft, white sheets and deep colored modern furnishings. Solid white floors provide a cool alternative to the desert sun. Some rooms feature private patios or fireplaces, offering a complete escape to the surrounding greenery.

Alcazar's tranquil courtyard, salt-water pool and spa area calm your senses, while water walls, a bubbling modern fountain and tall palms add to its allure.

Complimentary morning pastries from Cheeky's, a lovely selection of wine and other drinks for sale, a microwave and wine glasses to use – all make your stay comfortable.

Alcazar, 622 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 866-887-8733;


Other hotels within walking distance of the theaters include:

Calla Lilly Inn – A downtown garden oasis only a six-minute drive or 16 minute walk to the Stadium 9. Close to restaurants. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine in any of the nine wood-beamed ceiling rooms, some with private patios. Complimentary one-hour bike rental.
350 S. Belardo Road, Palm Springs, 888-888-5787;


La Maison – The charm of Southern France with an outdoor kitchen for guests to use.
1600 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760-325-1600;


The Old Ranch Inn: Highlights the earthy tones and relaxed atomsphere of the Old West. It has 8 pool-side suites tucked away in an intimate oasis of patios and palms.
Old Ranch Inn, 220 S. Patencio Road, Palm Springs, 760-778-8900;


Desert Riviera Hotel: A charming, midcentury modern hotel that offers complimentary welcome baskets, a lending library of DVDs and lovely, flickering tea light candles by the pool at night.
Desert Riviera Hotel, 610 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760-327-5314;


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