Photography Provided By: La Quinta Resort
Photography Provided By: La Quinta Resort

This Gorgeous Desert Resort Was the Set for Season 16 of The Bachelorette—Here’s How the Filming Went Down

And Now You Can Book Your Stay!

Romantic desert ambiance and the mysterious allure of adventure awaits at La Quinta Resort & Club, the backdrop of season 16 of “The Bachelorette,” where both Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams began their journey to love. The resort’s 45 vibrant acres are ideally suited for social distancing with spacious white-washed adobe casitas (accessed via open-air pathways), 41 climate-controlled swimming pools, tennis facilities and an open-concept design sure to inspire your next trip to Greater Palm Springs. The resort’s signature restaurant, Morgan’s in the Desert, is located adjacent to the plaza––an ideal spot for outdoor dining. Since filming has concluded, you can now book your very own stay at La Quinta Resort & Club. The Bachelorette Was Filmed


Making an Entrance The Bachelorette Was Filmed

The front drive of La Quinta Resort & Club plays a pivotal role in the show, where the contestant limos pull up to meet the bachelorette. This scenic welcome to the resort leads into the main plaza, where world-class dining is presented at Twenty6 and Adobe Grill, and live music can be heard on the open-air plaza while guests enjoy signature cocktails.

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A Rose by Any Other Name

The lobby at La Quinta Resort & Club is where the rose ceremonies take place. Historic touches can be seen throughout the lobby, starting with the original Saltillo tile floors. Vintage photos and relics adorn the walls of the lobby’s History Hallway, and the adjacent anteroom is an open space where guests can relax, chat, mingle and enjoy cocktails.



Scoring Love The Bachelorette Was Filmed

The sunken tennis court is where the infamous dodgeball scene took place this season. Voted one of the top tennis resorts in the world, guests can walk in the footsteps of celebrities and famed players, such as Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, and play in the sunken, tournament-style center court, which is expertly led by the resort’s team of USPTA-certified instructors.


Living the Suite Life Where was The Bachelorette Season 16

El Presidente King Suite was where Clare and Tayshia stayed during the course of The Bachelorette. With an adjoining one-bedroom guest suite, this suite offers more space and the added benefit of a private yard with a pool and hot tub, one king bedroom and a separate living space. A variety of guest services are also available like restaurant reservations and pool cabana rentals.


Making A Splash The Bachelorette Was Filmed

The scene where Tayshia has a pool party at La Quinta Resort & Club takes place at one of the 41 pools on the grounds. The main pool is family-friendly, but the 21-and-over pool, located amongst original casitas, is a popular escape for adults. This pool boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, a menu of signature cocktails and cabanas for rent.


All dining options are currently available for take-out and in-room dining per state mandate.


La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
49499 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253

Photography Provided By: La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

About the author

Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Crystal Harrell is a Communication-Media Studies graduate from California State University, San Bernardino. She has contributed to various publications within Greater Palm Springs, such as The Desert Sun newspaper, Coachella Magazine, CV Weekly, Desert Health, and After School Magazine, as well as creating content for the Los Angeles Times' High School Insider website. When she's not writing, Crystal enjoys traveling, photography, fashion, and all things film.


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