Colony Palms Hotel

572 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, California, 92262, USA

This hotel has been a hip place to stay since the 1930s, when gangster Al Wertheimer built it to front his casino, bar, and brothel; it later became the Howard Hotel, owned by local luminaries Robert Stewart Howard (his dad owned the fabled racehorse Seabiscuit) and actress Andrea Leeds (the couple hosted a young Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, and Liberace), and today it still attracts a younger crowd. The rooms, created by A-list designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, are quasi-Moroccan with brilliantly colored mosaic tiles and fabrics, rich woods, and black-and-white vintage movie star photos everywhere. Many have fireplaces and in-room whirlpool tubs. Gardens throughout the property provide privacy, even though rooms open to a central courtyard holding the pool.

PROS

  • rooms open to pool in the central courtyard
  • attentive staff
  • fireplaces and whirlpool tubs in many rooms

CONS

  • high noise level outside
  • not for families with young children

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Service, Trendy, Pet Friendly
Sceney
Central
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 760-969–1800 | 800-577–2187

HOTEL DETAILS

57 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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