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The 6 Best Downtown Palm Springs Hotels

Leah Charney | April 23, 2018

There's no shortage of options of downtown Palm Springs hotels, but these properties offer something special and something for everyone, from luxury to boutique to LGBT-friendly. To make the best of your Palm Springs vacation, find the downtown hotel that's right for you.


Century Palm Springs

Why it made the list

A hotel designed for gay, male travelers, Century is in an incredible building that's been thoughtfully redone to its 1950s splendor. Lovers of design and Doris Day will feel welcome, as will naturists who wish to bare all in the relaxing pool or hot tub (the resort is clothing-optional).

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Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel

Why it made the list

One of the newest options in downtown Palm Springs, The Rowan offers a hip, swank, and pet-friendly stay. The hotel's bars and restaurants have quickly become big attractions—especially the rooftop bar, which is the best place to catch a sunset in town.

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The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn

Why it made the list

An historic treasure, The Willows is just a block and a half from the main drag but feels like it's worlds away. The dining room, with giant windows and a view of a waterfall, somehow evokes feelings of both serenity and decadence, as does starting the day with a three-course breakfast.

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Riviera Resort & Spa

Why it made the list

The Riviera, an old Rat Pack haunt, has sprung to new life in recent decades. The piano bar is charming and the pools offer two experiences: party or quiet sanctuary. Also, there's an 11,000-square-foot spa.

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Casa Cody

Why it made the list

Casa Cody is quaint and was founded by Buffalo Bill's cousin, which is a fun fact for history buffs. Lovers of old cinema will enjoy imaging Charlie Chaplin singing to fellow guests—he often staying at this property in one of the more private lodges.

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Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

Why it made the list

The Avalon is upscale, boutique, and sleek. The under-40 set will enjoy the room decor and finishes, while anyone who likes a cocktail will appreciate the offerings at the hotel's bar and restaurant. Three pools, surrounded by lush gardens, dot the four acre property. There's also a spa.

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