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2017 Best of the Best Voting

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2016 Best of Best Results

Congratulations to the winning organizations that were selected as the Best of the Best in the annual contest sponsored by Palm Springs Life. Voting has now closed. These are the 2016 winners:


Boutique hotel: Avalon Hotel, Sparrow Lodge, Korakia Pensione
Home rental: ACME House Company, McLean Company Rentals, Oranj Palm Springs Vacation Homes
Convention Hotel/Resort: Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Hyatt Palm Springs, JW Desert Springs Resort & Spa
LGBT hotel: The Hacienda at Warm Sands, Santiago Resort, Casitas Laquita
Mid-sized Hotel: Parker Palm Springs, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, The Saguaro Palm Springs


Alfresco dining: Spencer’s Restaurant, The Tropical Restaurant & Coral Seas, Jake’s Palm Springs
Breakfast: Elmer’s Restaurant, Spencer’s Restaurant, Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Cafe
Late night bites: Lulu California Bistro, Aj’s on the Green, Poker Deli at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Power lunch: Spencer’s Restaurant, Lulu California Bistro, Waters Café at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Romantic Dining: Lavender Bistro, Spencer’s Restaurant, Copley’s on Palm Canyon
Sunday brunch: TIE between Clementine Gourmet Market & Café and Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge, Escena Lounge & Grill, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa


Gay bar: Chill Bar Palm Springs, Toucan’s Tiki Lounge, The Tropical Restaurant & Coral Seas
Happy hour: The Tropicale Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge, Lulu California Bistro, Trio
Live music venue: McCallum Theatre, The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Copa Palm Springs
Martini: TIE between Johannes Restaurant and Lulu California Bistro, Johnny’s Costa’s, The Falls
Nightclub/Lounge: The Lounge at Agua Caliente Resort Spa, The Nest, Copa Palm Springs
Specialty cocktail: Bootlegger Tiki, Spencer’s Restaurant, Lulu California Bistro
Sports bar: TIE between The Village Pub and The Beer Hunter, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Buffalo Wild Wings


American: Spencer’s Restaurant, Elmer’s Palm Springs, The Tropical Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge
Barbeque: Smokin’ Burgers, Babe’s BBQ and Brewhouse, Smoke Tree BBQ
Burger: Tyler’s Burgers, Woody’s Burgers, In-N-Out
Continental: The Tropicale Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge, Spencer’s Restaurant, Johannes
French: Le Vallauris Restaurant, Cuistot, Pomme Frite
Italian: Castelli’s Restorante, Mama Gina’s, Il Corso
Japanese: Kobe Japanese Steak House, The Venue Sushi & Sake Lounge, Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse
Pizza: Bill’s Pizza, Giuseppe’s Pizza & Pasta, Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill
Mediterranean: Balisage Bistro, Alicante, Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant
Mexican: Las Casuelas Terraza, Las Casuelas Original, Rio Azul Mexican Bar
Steakhouse: Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, LG’s Prime Steakhouse, Morton’s Steakhouse
Sushi: The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge, Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya, Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar
Vegetarian/Vegan: Native Foods Café, Palm Greens Café, Luscious Lorraine’s


Consignment store/Antique store: Revivals, Antiques and Fine Consignments, Encore Consign + Design
Gift store: Just Fabulous, Greetings, Destination PSP
Vintage clothing: Wonderama, Marga’s Repeat Boutique, The Fine Art of Design
Vintage furniture: Modern Way, Icon Atomic, Flow Modern


Caterer: Lulu California Bistro, Spencer’s Restaurant, Fusion Flair,
Dog groomer: The Barking Lot/Miriam Lenz, The Pet Hotel at Barkingham Palace, Creative Dog
Florist: Palm Springs Florist, Rancho Mirage Florist, Vaso Bello Celebrations
Gym/Heath Club: Palm Springs Fitness, Next Level Fitness, In Shape
Hair Salon: J Russell! The Salon, Salon 119, Studio M
Specialty food store: Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Jensen’s
Wedding venue: Colony 29, O’Donnell Estate, The Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage
Yoga/Pilates Studio: Peace Love Yoga Palm Springs, Bikram Yoga University Village, Evolve Yoga


Architectural or City Tour: Modernism Week
Art Gallery: CODA, Filsinger, Melissa Morgan
Coffee House: Starbucks, Koffi, Ristretto
Festival/Fair: Coachella Music Festival
Fundraising event: Evening Under the Stars, McCallum Gala, Steve Chase Awards
Hiking trail: Bump and Grind Trail, Indian Canyons, Lykken Trail
Kids activity: The Living Desert, Children’s Discovery Museum, Wet n’ Wild
Large Theater: McCallum Theatre, Annenberg, The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Museum: Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs Air Museum, Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
Place to take Visiting friends: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Sunnylands Center & Garden, Palm Springs Art Museum
Public golf course: Indian Canyons Golf Resort, Desert Willow, Silver Rock
Small Theater: Camelot Theater, Annenberg Theater, Palm Canyon Theater
Spa: Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Studio M, Agua Serena Spa

Best of Best Voting was last modified: January 16th, 2017 by Todd May