A visit to the Viceroy is like entering a tableau of bright white and yellow, reminiscent of a sun-filled desert day. Guest rooms for two and villas for three or more (some with fireplaces and private patios) are spread out over four tree-shaded acres, where secluded nooks and blue-and-white-striped cabanas beg chic bikini-clad guests to hole up with a good book and a glass of the inn's delicious iced tea. The tranquil inn, just a short walk from Palm Canyon Drive, is
home to the stylish eatery Citron ($$$), where you can dine indoors or poolside on perfectly prepared comfort food. The on-site Estrella Spa is one of the most luxurious in Palm Springs. The Viceroy is dog-friendly.