This charming inn is located near downtown Palm Springs in a lovingly maintained 1920s building. The location is an easy walk to restaurants, mountain hikes, or museums. It’s a reasonably priced option for such a terrific location and perfect for those who enjoy simplicity and desert-inspired decor.
Room options range from king to studio to one-bedroom suites. Allegedly, Charlie Chaplin used to stay in the zany but private Adobe House. Some rooms include a kitchen and all offer delightfully colorful retro decor, not to mention the gorgeous exposed beams and white walls that Spanish-style properties are known for.
Bathrooms are simple, with pedestal sinks and combination tub/showers, but the old west design continues along the warm, brown, Mexican tile floor. The shower in the private Adobe House cottage is made entirely from giant gray stones.
From the outside, Casa Cody looks quaint, with a private courtyard hidden behind an adobe wall and shrubbery. Upon entering the gate, guests will pass fruit trees, bougainvillea, and lush gardens to find a property resplendent in quirky antique and light wood furniture. The whole experience is very inviting and friendly.
The property hold two pools, a hot tub, plus a relaxing courtyard with views of the surrounding mountains.
There’s no on-site restaurants, though there is a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. Many rooms have kitchens or kitchenettes.
Parking is free on-site. Most downtown restaurants and attractions are within walking distance, but a car is always helpful to get to other parts of the valley, nearby hiking trailheads, and the nearby Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (15-minute drive). There's a free shuttle, the Buzz, that runs a loop along Palm Canyon and Indian Canyon (the two high streets) to take passengers throughout the main Palm Springs districts.
The outdoor patio at the slightly upscale French bistro Le Vallauris Restaurant (3-minute walk) feels like it’s just about at the foot of a mountain. Juniper Table (3-minute walk) offers Mediterranean cuisine, while Maracas (4-minute walk) is a classic Mexican cantina; both are along the Palm Springs main drag, which is great for people watching or an after-dinner stroll.
Window Bar (3-minute walk), in the lobby of the Kimpton Hotel Rowan, is an upscale cocktail haunt with a giant picture window for spectacular views. For a vibrant gay bar with a wonderful patio, try Chill Bar (6-minute walk). And, no visit to Palm Springs should be without a visit to one of the area’s many tiki bars, like The Tonga Hut (8-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The affordable Casa Cody has a retro coolness that embodies an old west feel. It’s not surprising since the hotel’s founder, Harriet Cody, was cousin to that famous Cody, Buffalo Bill, and a founding first lady of Palm Springs.