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The Most Insta-Worthy Boutique Hotels in Palm Springs

Written by: Jennifer Pellerito
Photography Provided By: Benny Chiu Best Boutique Hotels

Whether you’re dreaming of a Hollywood hideout or a midcentury-inspired retreat, travelers far and wide will appreciate the one-of-a-kind, modern desert aesthetic of Palm Springs. It might not be the 1950s anymore, but don’t let that stop you from posing poolside and pretending you’re taking a Slim Aarons photo. Bring your own Rat Pack along for the trip, or enjoy the ambiance entirely solo. Either way, you’re sure to love these Instagram-worthy hotels in Palm Springs, all of which showcase the city’s glamorous architecture, design and ethereal landscape.

 

You Have Arrived

ARRIVE Palm Springs

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Drop your bags and pull out your phone: You’ve officially arrived at one of the top Instagram-worthy hotels in Palm Springs. Between the classically-cute ice cream parlor, bright, modern guest rooms and a pool encircled by picturesque palm trees, you’ll have enough #inspo to last you all weekend—and keep you coming back for more.

ARRIVE Palm Springs
1551 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.227.7037

 

You Deserve a Holiday

Holiday House

Midcentury-modern design and architecture devotees will adore Holiday House, a boutique hotel in Palm Springs originally designed in 1951 by the iconic architect, Herbert W. Burns. The hotel’s current design, reinvented by notable designer Mark D. Sikes, will satisfy your cravings for yesteryear, perfect for snapping a cool #TBT pic.

Holiday House
200 W Arenas Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.320.8866

Take a Pic or Just Relax

La Serena Villas

Rest and recharge at La Serena Villas, a lush and luxurious Palm Springs boutique hotel with plenty of boho-chic appeal. Don’t miss a rooftop dinner at Azucar, the boutique hotel’s in-house restaurant, where you can snuggle up with a serape under the stars while sipping on craft cocktails.

La Serena Villas
339 S Belardo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
844.932.8044

 

You Can Brag You Knew About It First

Sparrows Lodge

Hipsters, delight. Sparrows Lodge is everything you want in a rustic, mountain-town getaway, minus the snow and outdated kitsch. Bring your beard and your bitters to this Palm Springs hideaway, known for its legendary history of hosting Hollywood elite.

Sparrows Lodge
1330 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.327.2300

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Old Hollywood Glamour, Reimagined

L’Horizon Resort & Spa

Post a selfie at the glamorous L’Horizon resort, which boasts luxurious, private bungalows on three acres of picturesque desert landscape. Originally designed by architect William F. Cody, this popular oasis for celebrities and socialites of the 1950s has been updated by the design guru, Steve Hermann.

L’Horizon Resort & Spa
1050 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.323.1858

Find Your Hidden Oasis

Korakia Pensione

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It’s not hard to envision yourself lounging beside the Mediterranean if you’re at Korakia Pensione. While the dry climate and desert atmosphere definitely contribute to the vibe, this Instagram-worthy hotel in Palm Springs is also built with plenty of romantic Southern European charm mixed with exotic North African accents.  

Korakia Pensione
257 S Patencio Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.864.6411

 

Dream A Little Dream

Alcazar Palm Springs

Alcazar is everything you want it to be, and more. Let the bright white walls, terracotta tiles and pretty pink bougainvillea inspire your next Instagram photoshoot. Especially with the famed Cheeky’s restaurant just next door, this Palm Springs boutique hotel is one you won’t want to miss!

Alcazar Palm Springs
622 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.318.9850

 

Vacation Like a Genius

The Willows

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Only eight guest rooms? You’ve got to be one lucky traveler to secure access to this hotspot destination. At The Willows, you’ll be enveloped in a sea of amenities most of us can barely wrap our heads around, aside from Dr. Albert Einstein, who was known to regularly frequent the estate, and even has a room named after him.

The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn
412 W Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
877.567.4006

 

Designed With Style

Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs

 

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At the foot of the scenic San Jacinto Mountains, you’ll find Avalon, a dreamy boutique hotel in Palm Springs worth writing home about. Relish the mod interiors imagined by everyone’s favorite designer, Kelly Wearstler, or take it outside for your choice of three Insta-ready swimming pools.

Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs
415 S Belardo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.318.3012

 

For the Artist In All of Us

Villa Royale

Viva the Villa Royale! Come to this home-away-from-home for a creative crowd full of inventive funk. You’ll see a fair share of modern artwork in every room and wall, with some portraying the portraits of your favorite stars—JFK, Lucy and Desi, and Clark Gable are just a few.

Villa Royale
1620 S Indian Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.327.2314

 

Live Like a Hollywood Star

Lautner Compound

Lautner Compound is truly in a league of its own. As an architectural masterpiece, this Desert Hot Springs outpost, originally designed by the visionary John Lautner, is known for their Insta-worthy weddings and special events, in addition to four luxury boutique rooms complete with their own kitchenette and private patio.

Lautner Compound
67710 San Antonio St
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
760.832.5288

 

Get Ready For an Insta-Party!

The Amado

 

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The ideal spot for large groups and families, The Amado offers guests the choice of five separate suites, each meticulously designed with Bolivian textiles and local art. Even better, you can book the entire complex if you’re really ready to par-tay. Bring your inflatable flamingo floaty to capture a truly thumb-stopping shot.

The Amado
1821 E Amado Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
619.370.4127‬

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