Colony Palms Hotel

572 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, California, 92262, USA

This hotel has been a hip place to stay since the 1930s, when gangster Al Wertheimer built it to front his casino, bar, and brothel. It later became the Howard Hotel, owned by local luminaries Robert Stewart Howard (his dad owned the fabled race horse Seabiscuit) and actress Andrea Leeds. The couple hosted young Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, and Liberace. Fast-forward to now. The hotel is still hot, with a youthful vibe. The rooms, created by A-list designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, are quasi-Moroccan with brilliantly colored mosaic tiles and fabrics, rich woods, and black-and-white vintage movie star photos everywhere. Many have fireplaces and in-room whirlpool tubs. Mature gardens throughout the property provide privacy, even though rooms open to a central courtyard holding the pool.

PROS

  • glam with a swagger
  • attentive staff
  • all that history

CONS

  • high noise level outside
  • not for families with young children

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Trendy
Sceney
Central
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 760-969–1800 | 800-577–2187

HOTEL DETAILS

43 rooms, 3 suites, 8 casitas
Rate Includes: No meals

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