5 Coolest Palm Springs Hotels

TGIF!  I get asked pretty frequently from friends where to stay in Palm Springs.  Honestly, it’s such a tough question because there are so many unique options!  I feel like my favorite hotels rotate on the reg (although The Parker has remained in my top 5 for as long as I can remember and I have never actually stayed…hint, hint to anyone at The Parker who would like to host me! I kid…)

With that being said, I do have some favorite spots in town right now, whether it’s for their killer pool, chic vibes, or yummy restaurants.

*Image via The Ace

1. The Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Swim Club

The Ace is the original cool kid of hotels in Palm Springs and is the leader of the “hipster” pack.  Rooms can be a little on the small side but let’s be real, most of the time will be spent sipping Desert Facial cocktails by the Swim Club pool and noshing on Avo Toast at the in house restaurant, King’s Highway.

*Image via The Ace website

2. The Parker


Hands down. No question in my mind. My favorite hotel in Palm Springs. Possibly anywhere.  The Parker is the former estate of Gene Autry and features a maze of gardens, hidden lawn games, chic Jonathan Adler design, multiple pools, and some of the best dining in the area.  My to do list includes: pool lounging & cocktails at the adult pool, wine & oysters at the lobby bar, dinner at Mister Parker, a nightcap in one of the hidden garden seating areas, followed by a relaxing spa treatment at PSYC (Palm Springs Yacht Club).  Heaven.

*Image via Travel Channel

3. The Arrive


The Arrived opened it’s doors earlier this year and has been a hot spot ever since.  With a concept of “built for the neighborhood” I have spent plenty of time eating, drinking, and lounging by their pool.  It has also caught the interest of bloggers like Ali Fedotowsky and Jacey Duprie. Some highlights of The Arrive include Customs Coffee for Joshua Tree Coffee (yum!), a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar every weekend (score!), and of course, the cutest Ice Cream & Shop(pe) there ever was…complete with Champagne Sorbet!

*Image via The Arrive website

4. The V Palm Springs


The V is technically still under renovation but opened a few rooms and the main pool just in time for Coachella (and all the blog influencers to check it out including Rocky Barnes who launched her swimwear line here).  The pool bar, Elixir, serves up craft cocktails (in coconuts!!!) and has rosé all day.  The rooms are minimalist/chic and feature hanging patio chairs to recover from all the rosé.  I also love that they offer plenty of townie bikes to explore Palm Springs…in the cooler months.

*Image via The V website

5. Sparrows Lodge


A barn in the desert? Yup.  Sparrows has quickly become an LA favorite since opening a few years back.  The whole “summer camp for grownups” seems to resonate with those looking to escape their laptops and TV (but not social media).  The hotel has only 20 rooms and none of them have TV or phones…hello relaxation!  The 40 seat restaurant serves up a farm to table dinner every Saturday night and seats are hard to come by so book that reservation early!

*Image via Sparrows website

Happy Travels!

XO, Niki

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