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The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Palm Springs

Leah Charney | April 23, 2018

Palm Springs is a bit of a boutique town—small, friendly, charming—so it's no surprise that there are a number of boutique hotels in the area. Travelers who enjoy something more intimate and appreciate the thoughtful details not found at many chain properties will enjoy the mix of contemporary and retro, upscale and approachable that these Palm Springs boutique hotels offer.


Colony Palms Hotel

Why it made the list

The building's history as a mobster's retreat has a fascinating charm all its own, which lends to the distinct atmosphere of the Colony Palms Hotel—a well-executed boutique hotel near the hubbub of downtown Palm Springs. The lavish purple and gold elements, worked into everything from decor to menus, is all callback to the original owner's ties to the Purple Gang (as is the name of the Purple Palm Restaurant).

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Alcazar Palm Springs

Why it made the list

We dig the hip-yet-cozy vibes of Alcazar, a 34-room property in the heart of the Palm Springs action. With breakfast and Cheeky's and dinner at Birba, the basic needs of eat and sleep are covered beautifully. The daily resort fee, which includes parking, WiFi, and use of the hotel's bikes, is the cheapest we know of in the area at a scant $12.

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Korakia Pensione

Why it made the list

This retreat is boutique bliss in bed and breakfast form. The daily breakfast, served on a Morrocan-style patio, sets the tone for a day of wandering the 1.5-acre property, lounging on a hammock or by one of two saltwater pools, or enjoying a massage. If you wish to wander off, the major thoroughfare downtown Palm Springs is a mere four blocks away.

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Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

Why it made the list

The 67 rooms and villas share a retro, Old Hollywood vibe. The hotel is a popular spot for weddings and the restaurant bar is a popular spot for drinks. The spa, not to mention three pools, invite relaxation and the room decor is so lovely, you'll want to add it to your Pinterest boards to take some of the magic home.

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The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn

Why it made the list

A grande dame of Palm Springs hotels, this historic bed and breakfast has eight posh rooms befitting the boutique mantle. Directly next door to the Palm Springs Art Museum, yet on a quiet, dead-end street, The Willows has an unmatched location. To really seal the deal, they also offer a three-course hot breakfast overlooking a private waterfall.

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The Saguaro

Why it made the list

Though the pool is the big draw, this Palm Springs boutique hotel has a colorful exterior, artful lobby, and comfortable rooms. The on-site restaurant, Jefe, is well-loved by both guests and local residents, too. A bit bigger than some others on our list at 244 rooms, this hot spot hotel oozes fun.

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