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Take a Dip in These 8 Boutique Hotel Pools in Palm Springs

Cool Off With a Dip in the Pool and a Cocktail in Hand

With consistently sunny weather and a vibe that calls for nothing but relaxation, it’s no wonder Palm Springs is at the top of the list for a relaxing getaway. And when choosing where to stay, a cool pool is a must-have. Whether you’re flying solo, with a few friends or with someone special, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite boutique hotel pools in Palm Springs that’ll keep you cool as the temps continue to rise. Boutique Hotels Palm Springs


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L’Horizon Palm Springs

Why We Love It: Mountain views, perfect for adults

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Lounge in pure luxury at L’Horizon Palm Springs, an upscale boutique property located minutes from downtown Palm Springs. Cool off and dip like a diva at this 1950s iconic hotspot enjoyed by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and several US Presidents during Hollywood’s Golden Age. The quaint, classy boutique resort exudes exclusivity on the gorgeous three-acre grounds, and the pool area is no exception. Surround yourself with swaying palms and rugged mountains as you catch some rays or stay shady under one of many umbrellas.

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La Serena Villas

Why We Love It: Chic pool deck, poolside dining

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Relax and stay a while at La Serena Villas, which literally translates to “the serene houses.” This small, historic hotel has only 19 rooms, making it a truly private getaway. Swim amongst the San Jacinto Mountains or dine and drink poolside at Azúcar, their premier dining destination serving high-quality contemporary cuisine. The pool area here is pristine complete with white umbrellas, ample lounge chairs and a handful of comfy daybeds.


Santiago Resort

Why We Love It: Misters, hammocks, swimsuits optional

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If you’re seeking some sumptuous amenities, you’re in the right place. Santiago Resort provides stillness, serenity and endless services to everyone that walks into this slice of paradise. Focused on creating a private escape for gay men, Santiago Resort provides a swimsuit-optional space where you won’t have to lift a finger when chilling poolside in your hammock. And with the largest pool of any boutique resort in Palm Springs and plenty of misters to keep you cool, there’s no better place to stay comfortable in the heat.

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Dive Palm Springs

Why We Love It: Restored original Libott pool

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Live in the present and revel in the past at Dive Palm Springs, a 1960s French-inspired boutique hotel with carefully adorned rooms and lush grounds complete with a central garden and koi pond. The pool was originally designed by Libott Pool Services when the property opened in 1954, and it’s since been restored to show off the vintage look. Now surrounded by cabanas, striped loungers, and a 12-person hot tub, the space is ready to assist you in your quest for relaxation.


ARRIVE Palm Springs

Why We Love It: Private cabanas, a bocce court, fire pits and an oversized spa 

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Relaxation meets recreation at this contemporary, comfortable hotel complete with an oversized spa, poolside fire pits and a bocce ball court for some friendly competition. Grab a drink at the pool bar or switch it up with a sundae in the sun at their on-site Ice Cream Shop(pe)—a gourmet ice cream parlor with rotating flavors. No matter how you spend your days at ARRIVE, you’ll love the upbeat yet classy pool scene. Be sure to reserve your own private cabana for the day. 


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The Marley

Why We Love It: Private pool

Palm Springs just got personal. Invite your group to a private setting at The Marley, a private boutique hotel. Bet you never thought you’d hear those words all together. That’s right, this stay is all yours—enjoy a private pool experience created just for you, complete with a hotel-sized pool, 4K televisions and beautiful poolside fire pit. This elegant, stylish pool space features ambient lighting and ample lounge seating to keep everyone feeling pampered.


Float Hotel

Why We Love It: Mountain views, cabanas

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Mountain views meet midcentury modern vibes at Float Hotel. This boutique hotel has all of the basics and then some. It’s charming and classic and located right near Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs. The intimate pool space is lined with luscious palm trees and striped poolside cabanas to help you beat the heat, or you can be one with the water in a bright-colored pool floatie that’s provided. Whatever floats your boat!

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The Westcott Palm Springs

Why We Love It: Chic, caters toward adults

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A classic bed and breakfast, but make it boutique. The Westcott Palm Springs is a slice of 1930s Hollywood glam, offering a timeless Art Deco feel in the heart of a peaceful neighborhood. Along with a daily complimentary breakfast, you can enjoy a poolside cocktail hour, featuring house special drinks and tasty bites. The rooms surround the intimate rectangular pool at The Westcott, so making a splash is easy!

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Jaclyn is a sunshine chasing San Diego native with an extensive writing background. When she isn’t word-smithing, you can find her playing beach volleyball, skating the boardwalk, or on a rooftop enjoying a drink in the sunshine with her pals.


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