Palm Springs Hotels and Accommodation

(Palm Springs, California - CA, USA)

Palm Springs caters for all kinds of visitors, although it has become well known for its luxury hotels and resorts. Accommodation in Palm Springs often features superb views of the nearby mountains (San Bernardino, San Jacinto and Santa Rosa) and many local luxury hotels tend to attract major celebrities and movie stars from around the world.

Hotels in Palm Springs are at their busiest between December through March, when rates inevitably rise. During the hot summer months, from June through August, lodging rates are often reduced. The strong Californian sunshine, fine fall weather and mild winter climate all ensure that this city remains an appealing destination throughout the year.

Where to Stay

Where to stay in Palm Springs very much depends on your travel plans and reasons for visiting the city. Downtown Palm Springs is full of hotels and notable golfing resorts, with accommodation to suit all budgets close to attractions, restaurants and shopping areas. The Palm Canyon Drive is one of the most popular places to stay in downtown and comes with a selection of lodging, including the Hyatt Regency Suites on the North Palm Canyon Drive, which stands next to the Desert Fashion Plaza Shopping Center.

Other popular areas in which to look for accommodation include the South Palm Springs district, where reasonably priced hotels are clustered around the South Palm Canyon Drive, many of which offer swimming pools and views of the mountainous scenery.

Further hotels can be found close to Palm Springs, throughout the Coachella Valley and in the nearby Californian towns and resorts of:
  • Cathedral City (7 miles / 11 km)
  • Desert Hot Springs (12 miles / 19 km)
  • Indio (23 miles / 37 km)
  • La Quinta (25 miles / 40 km)
  • Palm Desert (15 miles / 24 km)
  • Rancho Mirage (11 miles / 18 km)
  • Thousand Palms (10 miles / 16 km)

  • All of these locations provide a good selection of affordable accommodation, within easy reach of the city itself.

    Motels in Palm Springs tend to provide the best value for money, although these are generally referred to as 'lodges' or 'inns'. Bed and breakfasts are becoming increasingly popular and offer inexpensive double-room rates with basic amenities. Many reliable hotels in Palm Springs are based close to the Palm Canyon Drive, particularly around the southern end, which is widely referred to as 'The Loop'. Nearby Cathedral City is known for its budget lodging options, which include both Super 8 and Travelodge motels.

    Budget hotels in Palm Springs are concentrated along East, North and South Palm Canyon Drive, South Calle Encillia and Villa Court. These budget hotels include the Americas Best Value Inn, the Best Western Inn, the Comfort Inn, the Quality Inn, the Royal Sun Inn, the Super 8 and the Travelodge.

    Mid-range hotels in Palm Springs can be found around Belardo Road, the East Palm Canyon Drive, the East Tahquitz Canyon Way, and the North and South Palm Canyon Drive. Especially popular is the three-star Holiday Inn, next to the Smoke Tree Village Shopping Center, where guest rooms come with views of either the swimming pool or the San Jacinto mountains. Located on the South Indian Canyon Drive, the Best Western Las Brisas is also popular and competitively priced, while for gay men on vacation, the exclusive Santiago Resort and Tortuga del Sol Resort are both appealing, with clothing being entirely optional!

    If you are planning a holiday in Palm Springs and looking for some luxury accommodation, then the plentiful four-star hotels are quite noteworthy. Consider the Hotel Zoso on the South Indian Canyon Drive, which is nestled at the base of the San Jacinto mountains and Indian Canyons. Rather more pricey is the Le Parker Meridien on the East Palm Canyon Drive, which is known for its innumerable palm trees, landscaped gardens and proximity to the Seven Lakes Country Club. Centrally located is the Spa Resort Casino on the North Indian Canyon Drive, standing just a few blocks from the Palm Springs Convention Center and the Plaza de Les Flores Shopping Center.