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Palm Springs and the Desert Resorts Hotels

The Parker Palm Springs

  • 4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr. Map It
  • $$$$
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Fun in the sun
  • Celebrity clientele
  • High jinks at the Palm Springs Yacht Club Spa
  • Design-centric

Cons

  • Pricey drinks and wine
  • A bit of a drive from downtown
  • Resort fee ($30)

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

A cacophony of color and over-the-top contemporary art assembled by New York City–based designer Jonathan Adler mixes well with the brilliant desert garden, two pools, fire pits, and expansive spa of this hip hotel that attracts a stylish, worldly clientele. You can find relaxation around the pools, if nowhere else—pulsating music fills the air throughout the resort—and comfy nooks are scattered throughout the gardens. Rooms have textured sisal floor coverings, exotic

woven fabrics in bright reds and browns, and leather seating. All have private balconies or patios (with hammocks) that are secluded behind tall shrubs. The massive villas, a splurge, are an essay in style, with woven wall hangings, white poster beds, wooden swings, and large private patios. The clubby restaurant, Mister Parker's ($$$$), will delight any well-heeled carnivore. The more subdued Norma's caters to families and those in search of comfort food.

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Hotel Information

Address:

4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, California, 92264, USA

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Phone:

760-770–5000; 800-543–4300

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 131 rooms, 13 suites
  • No meals

Updated 05/05/2014

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By Violet

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Nov 10, 2005

The place where the Beautiful People go

We stayed here and it is incredibly expensive. That said, it is beautiful, unusual, interesting and we saw many movie and tv stars there. Overall, if money's not an object, I recommend it highly.

By Adam

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Mar 5, 2005

Best in the whole valley period

Boutique hotel atmosphere with 4 seasons qualit service- the best of both worlds- worth it. Great food

By Zoe

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Jan 24, 2004

A Real Find

Living in LA I often want to take a little break, and the desert is an obvious choice. The problem is that Palm Springs has no real luxury hotels. You can either stay in some tiny made over motel with no amenities or real service, or you can go to a mega convention style place like the Marriott. The Parker has great charm, kind and accommodating staff, and beautiful grounds. When I go there I feel as if I am a king on my royal grounds.The food is

good, and the spa services are first rate. I understand that the resort is going to be upgraded this coming year. When that is done, I am certain that this will be an incredible place.

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By Bill

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Jul 12, 2003

Warning! its now a Le Meridian

While driving past this neo-classical pile on a recent visit a cheap banner covered the Signs. Trust me, no matter how bad the service was before, Le Meridian will exceed that low. Check out the recent reviews of the Le Meridian in NYC. What a mess. Goodby Merv, hello le mal service.

By Andrew

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Jul 27, 2001

Truly awful

We had great expectations of this place, but were sorely disappointed. Our room was cramped with a tiny bathroom that I suspect used to be a closet. The restaurant was stuffy, but with no atmosphere. We left early, after one night.

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