Boutique Hotels Palm Springs
Credit: Descanso Resort

6 Palm Springs Boutique Hotels With Amazing Pools and Perks

Whether It’s a Romantic Weekend Away or an Artsy Vacay, There’s Something for Everyone in Palm Springs

From sun-kissed skies to hidden oases, Palm Springs is the optimal choice for a week-long vacation. Sure, Palm Springs is known for its art scene, resort culture and rolling emerald golf courses. However, it is also home to some of California’s best boutique hotels. From impeccable pools to ritzy midcentury modern architecture, these eccentric hotels will give you the mental repose you need. Whether you’re pining to join in on the sprightly downtown scene or you’re yearning for a soothing spa-cation, there is something for every type of traveler in Palm Springs.


Jazz Hotel Palm Springs

For the Artsy Traveler

Boutique Hotels Palm Springs
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Curated to fit an Instagrammer’s feed with an adorable black and white theme, this midcentury modern boutique hotel is every desert dweller’s dreamy deluxe getaway. Timeless decor, like macrame umbrellas and abstract wall art, presents a classic yet chic ambiance without distracting from its intimate, lived-in feel. Less than 15 minutes from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Jazz Hotel Palm Springs capitalizes on this desert oasis with blooming cacti and natural textiles that bring out the best of Palm Springs’ wilderness playground. Italian Frette bedding, linen sheets and Ruby Brown bath and body products elevate each of their 12 rooms and suites into a sophisticated yet personalized home-away-from-home. A contemporary art gallery, poolside loungers and an outdoor spa are the icing on the cake at this trendsetting hotel.  

PERK: Wash away the stress of the day in their custom rainforest showers.


🥈Runner Up: Mahala


The Velvet Rope

For a Fabulous and Fun Time

Modeled after the alluring lifestyles of LA’s cover girls, The Velvet Rope will have you reminiscing on Hollywood’s golden age. Nine suites, each with their own muse, honor the industry’s 20th-century silver screen icons. They range from charismatic, retro-themed rooms to sensual, sophisticated suites that bring out the best of Hollywood’s bygone eras. Vintage furnishings are adorned with purple, pink, blue and black velvet accents, adding a tasteful yet cozy addition to their elevated suites. Each luxury living quarter features amenities like platinum vanities, poolside entry and vintage dry bars, personalized with details that pay homage to A-list cinema stars, including Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and Jean Harlow.

Rock n’ roll fans will be enthralled with their Honeymoon Suite, meanwhile the Ricardo Suite captures the essence of the beloved “I Love Lucy” era. Keep your cool out on the pool deck underneath vintage fringed umbrellas and old-school cabanas—an iconic ode to Hollywood’s OG glamor. Toast to the “stars” with a glass of champagne at Bar Valerie. This opulent speakeasy was inspired by celebrities like Amy Winehouse and even Playboy bunnies.

PERK: Every suite is intricately designed to reflect the lifestyles of Hollywood’s icons. You’ll feel like a star!


🥈Runner Up: Fleur Noire



Descanso Resort

For the LGBTQ+ Crew

Boutique Hotels Palm Springs
Credit: Descanso Resort

A California garden oasis, exhale the urban city dust and inhale the fresh tropical vibes of Descanso Resort. This award-winning men’s resort features a central heated saltwater pool and 16 luxury suites. Casual and elegant yet never pretentious, the resort replicates the deluxe lifestyles of Hollywood stars with the added amenities of home (plus a few extra gems)! Poolside sunbeds, a garden shower and a communal fire pit add an effortless touch of stylish luxury. Retreat inside your private abode and enjoy a soak in their free-standing bathtubs with the added amenity of luxury bath products. King-size beds made for desert dreaming are complemented by pops of blue and green accents for a clean, crisp feel. You’ll never go hungry at this Palm Springs boutique hotel, with continental breakfasts, complimentary lunches and poolside bites. As evening approaches, wine and dine with their Weekend Wine O’Clock Happy Hour, an indulgent way to cap off your stay at this chic retreat.

POOLS: Mist cooling systems keep guests refreshed out on the pool deck. Simultaneously, their outdoor cantina provides complimentary poolside refreshments.


🥈Runner Up: INNdulge Palm Springs


Triangle Inn Palm Springs

For the Nakedly Confident 

Drop your robe because you won’t need it at Triangle Inn Palm Springs! This clothing-optional resort is an award-winning gay hotel where you can truly delight in the al fresco lifestyle. Choose among the eight tasteful suites that feature all the comforts of home. We’re talking fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, large bathrooms, plush bedding, private reading libraries, and flat-screen TVs. Each morning, breakfast is served poolside, and in the afternoon, you can BYOB and mingle with other guests. So whether you choose to bask on the enormous sundecks all day or explore the lush gardens at the resort, disrobe and dive into what Triangle Inn Palm Springs has to offer.

PERK: Clothing is optional—no swimsuit necessary!


🥈Runner Up: Canyon Club Hotel


Dive Palm Springs

For the Couple Seeking Romance

Bringing the sun, sea and sand of Saint Tropez to Palm Springs’ radiant desert landscape, the adults-only Dive Palm Springs is your French-inspired Pinterest board brought to life. Bohemian accents, subtle pops of color and relaxed surf-style interiors allow couples to relive the glory days of the French Riviera’s 1960s era—C’est la vie, indeed! Rooted in laid-back luxury, the only question you should be asking while out on the pool deck is “Aperol Spritz or Pool Boy Rosé”? Stunning at both dusk and dawn, it’ll be a struggle to pull yourselves away from the festoon lighting, black-and-white scalloped umbrellas and the two-person swing chair. With a spritz in hand, slip on your espadrilles and get lost together among the communal gardens, koi ponds and vibrant orchards in true French fashion. Finally, freshen up for dinner inside your personal oasis with wicker daybeds and adorable vintage line art for a trés chic vibe.

POOLS & PERKS: Enjoy a complimentary breakfast date on the edge of their heated Libott swimming pool. You can also get in some morning movement over at the bocce ball courts—a European favorite!


🥈Runner Up: The Westcott Palm Springs


The Marley Palm Springs 

For the Stylish & Design-Savvy Traveler

Picture-perfect in every way, The Marley Palm Springs sits pretty in pink, making it ideal for the design-savvy traveler. Its tropical flora, vibrant pink wallpaper and adorable cactus gardens are tucked just a few blocks away from the buzzing nightlife scene of downtown Palm Springs. The Marley Palm Springs ticks all the boxes, with chilled poolside bubbles, yoga retreats and a curated collection of Insta-worthy backdrops to montage your desert memories. Just steps from the pool deck, their nine suites can accommodate birthday or bachelorette groups of up to 22 guests. Cute coastal decor, tropical textiles and full-size kitchens create the ultimate setting for intimate dinner parties or cozy mornings.

PERKS: Designed to serve guests on a private, intimate level, girl groups will have the entire resort to themselves. Did we mention the all-inclusive access to their a la carte services, like massage therapy, personalized grocery shopping and bartending?


🥈Runner Up: Holiday House

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