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The 6 Best Luxury Hotels in Palm Springs

Leah Charney | April 23, 2018

If nothing less than top-notch will do, these Palm Springs luxury hotels hit the mark. Their amenities are superb, their restaurants are sublime, and their design is often resplendent. If consistency is what you want, you'll find some familiar names on the list. But, don't discount the boutique and indie offerings on this list—they're packing some of the more unique high brow experiences.


Sparrows Lodge

Why it made the list

Only 20 rooms are in this former 1950s movie star hideaway. The grounds include a large pool, vegetable garden, hot tub, shaded patio, and water fountains. It's kid-free, which makes for a quieter, more indulgent experience. If your idea of fun is spending time in Palm Springs in high-end cabin chic, this is the luxe spot for you.

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The Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage

Why it made the list

The Ritz by any other name would still be, well, The Ritz. This luxury spot sits on a bluff, overlooking the valley below. Rooms have truly spectacular views and guests have nearby hiking trails to themselves. Even the spa boasts private terraces for gazing upon the natural splendor.

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Korakia Pensione

Why it made the list

This Palm Springs luxury hotel is a bed an breakfast, split among two large villas, with smaller outbuildings and private cottages. Rooms are intimate, bathrooms are bedecked with stone walls and baths, and the whole spot feels like it was plucked from the Mediterranean and transported to the desert.

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Two Bunch Palms

Why it made the list

A lavish and relaxing mineral hot springs experience just minutes from Palm Springs? Sold. At this luxury resort, the focus is on wellness, which means relaxation, quality food, hot springs, of course, and magnificent gardens. Guests can book an impressive host of spa services, including sessions with a life coach or shaman.

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La Quinta Resort & Club

Why it made the list

Book a villa for a private pool experience. Play on one of five golf courses or 17 tennis courts. Enjoy spa services and organic, plant-based ZENTs body products. Order a bottle from the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence-winning restaurant, Morgan's in the Desert. At this resort, there's no shortage of luxury.

This Waldorf Astoria resort boasts five golf courses and 17 Read More


Parker Palm Springs

Why it made the list

The Palm Springs outpost of The Parker (the other is in New York) is a trust fund kid's (or hedge fund manager's) dream. This luxury hotel, with East Coast sensibility, boasts two outdoor pools, an indoor pool with high-end spa services, and a fitness center with a Crossfit toolkit. Toiletries are from Acqua di Parma and Hermés. Lawn games include giant chess, croquet, and pétanque.

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