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The 6 Best Hotels in Palm Springs for Pool Parties

Leah Charney | April 23, 2018

Palm Springs, like most of Southern California, is a pool city, so it should come as no surprise that hotel pool parties here are prevalent, sometimes posh, and always festive. The best Palm Springs hotel pool parties range from pools that offer day-passes so anyone can join in on the fun to those that value exclusivity (or nudity).


Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel

Why it made the list

The town's only true rooftop hotel pool, a dip in the pool at the Rowan Palm Springs offers the perfect antidote to the desert heat. A bar, open during the day and on weekend nights, is close by, as is a swanky nighttime dining experience. Though the pool itself is quite shallow, the views of the surrounding mountains are downright sublime.

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Why it made the list

We'll be straight with you: this is a big, gay pool party. Catering to men only, this clothing-optional resort boasts a pool that's open 24-hours a day, so the party never has to stop. Guests who come on the city's annual White Party or Hot Rodeo weekends can attest that INNdulge hosts one of the best pool parties in Palm Springs.

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Riviera Resort & Spa

Why it made the list

Many a bachelor and bachelorette bash has found its way to the Soleil pool at the Riviera. Though family-friendly, the cabanas are often full of animated activity from revelers. The hotel books entertainment on weekends, often in the form of a live band.

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Parker Palm Springs

Why it made the list

The larger of the two outdoor pools, named for singing cowboy Gene Autry, is decked in cabanas and ready for the posh party to start. The hotel's outdoor adult lemonade stand—the adult stands for vodka—is never too far for a pick-me-up. Did we mention this pool is 100% adults only? Though kids can be fun, this pool is just for big kids.

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Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Why it made the list

Though two pools are here for the taking, one of them is a chill space and the other is a party palace. One of the best hotel pool parties in Palm Springs happens every weekend at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club (emphasis on Swim Club). Parties often have themes depending on the time of year or desert happenings (think Coachella, Stagecoach, Pride), live music or DJs, and always access to the poolside bar. Passes available.

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The Saguaro

Why it made the list

The pool is the literal life of the party here, with the property wrapped snugly around it so that almost all rooms offer pool views. There's a daytime pool bar on weekends and daybeds for lounging. The crown-shaped pool is a gem for the regal and the rest of us.

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