The Rossi hotel
A certain boho-chic, earthy eclecticism sets the escapist vibe at these eight rooms tucked within Historic Tennis Club neighborhood. (Think: textiles and hand-carved woods galore.) All rooms at The Rossi boast private patios and hot tubs with stunning mountain views. Small Wonders: Despite its micro-hotel scale, The Rossi offers in-room dining from local private chefs and spa treatment services. therossihotel.com
The brief when arriving at The Spring? Maximum relaxation. This zen-like Desert Hot Springs retreat makes that goal easily attainable thanks to its location and amenities. Small Wonders: Some like it hot. Three natural hot mineral pools are set to 88, 101, and 104 degrees. Or opt for one of the suites equipped with a soaking tub that brings the healing waters into the privacy of your own outdoor patio. the-spring.com
Formerly the Western-themed Colt’s Lodge, Dive made a splash when it quietly reopened this summer with designer Vanessa Schrieber’s makeover that culls inspiration from resort destinations around the globe. Small Wonders: The hotel is adding new features sure to make a huge impact with guests, such as an outdoor bar with swings instead of stools and a pool cart serving drinks and snacks around the original Maurice Libott-designed tiled pool. divepalmsprings.com
The La Rêve suite at Dive featuring Christian Lacroix-designed wallpaper and ceiling mural.
Three Fifty Hotel
Feel right at home in the building designed by Herbert W. Burns that’s steeped in classic midcentury Palm Springs ambiance at this adults-only hotel. Cue the Rat Pack movies and strong martinis. Small Wonders: Take advantage of the proximity to sibling property La Serena Villas by dining at its buzzy Azúcar restaurant, and schedule a treatment at Whispers Spa. thethreefiftyhotel.com
The guest rooms and suites in various sizes showcase this hotel’s twist on contemporary modernism, and all come with kitchenettes. Small Wonders: After enjoying the complimentary continental breakfast, grab a bike for the approximately one-and-a-half mile ride to downtown Palm Springs. littleparadisehotel.com