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Chill Out in These Instagram-Worthy Pools

Written By: Alexandra Miklosova Best Pools Palm Springs

Pool hopping is one of the most exhilarating activities that should be on your list of to-do’s in the desert. Out of the 40,000 pools in Greater Palm Springs, you owe it to yourself to explore at least a few. To entice you, we’ve selected 11 of the best pools in Palm Springs you will just have to visit this summer!


1 | Family Fun & Sandy Beach  Best Pools Palm Springs

Create a thrilling escapade at three different pools at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas! You are never too old to enjoy the waterpark Splashtopia, or leave the kids at home and head straight to the adults-only Azure pool. The choice is yours!

Omni Rancho Las Palmas
41000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


2 | Arrive. Dip. Drink. Repeat.  Best Pools Palm Springs

An electrifying social scene, mid-mod architecture, insane mountain views and larger-than-life pool toys await you at ARRIVE Palm Springs. Hop on one of the colorful Sunnylife floats and it’s guaranteed your selfies are going to be #instacool!

Native Knowledge: Unless it is super crowded or if they are having a private event, the pool is always free and open to the public everyday. Outside guests must be 21 and older. Their first pool party launches Memorial Day Weekend.

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

3 | Shout It From the Rooftop!

Elevate yourself to new heights with the Coachella Valley’s only rooftop pool at the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs. The sophisticated poolside experience will make you feel like you are on the top of the world with stellar views of the city and surrounding mountains!

Native Knowledge: The rooftop pool is open to non-hotel guests Monday through Thursday with the purchase of a $30 day pass (based on availability).

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs
100 W Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

4 | Swimming Down Memory Lane

Dip into something fabulous at the Parker Palm Springs where you can pool hop and time travel! It’s up to you if you prefer the Gene Autry pool or the Silicon Valley pool, because, rest assured, at this iconic hotel you will feel like a celebrity!

Native Knowledge: The pools here are intended for guests only, so be sure to book an ultra-luxe night here to soak up some sun!

Parker Palm Springs
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264


5 | 14 Shades of Yay!

No matter what mood you are in, at The Saguaro you can’t help it but feel instantly cheerful! The vibrant colors of the hotel surrounding the pool, refreshing drinks and gorgeous palm trees might cause a sensory overload, but it will create the most Instagrammable pool experience for your feed!

Native Knowledge: The pool is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, but when DJs start spinning over the weekend, $20 cash-only passes must be purchased at the gate.

The Saguaro
1800 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264


6 | Ace Those Summer Days!

The perfect hipster poolside hotspot is The Swim Club pool at the Ace Hotel. It is the home of some of the best pool parties in Palm Springs, with live DJs, cocktails and endless events to make your pool experience hotter than the Palm Springs sun.   

Native Knowledge: Non-guests can enjoy this super chill pool Monday through Thursday at $20 per person and Friday through Sunday at $30 per person. Call ahead the morning of, as high hotel occupancy can change pool availability.

Ace Hotel & Swim Club
701 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264


7 | You Can’t Pick Just One Best Pools Palm Spring

Spend the day soaking and splashing in one of the 41 pools—yes, you read that correctly—at  La Quinta Resort & Club. The property includes private pools, lap pools, plunge pools, family-friendly pools and adult-only pools for the ultimate escape.

Native Knowledge: Reserve one of five exclusive luxury suites for your own little retreat, complete with private pool and hot tub.

La Quinta Resort & Club
49-499 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253

8 | Splash to the Future

Definitely make sure to “find your path” to the pool area at Hotel Paseo. Enjoy a refreshing drink in a poolside cabana or while you play cornhole in the low-key vibe backyard lawn. Don’t forget to strike a pose front of the bright California sign or the restored 1950 Airstream before you dive in!    

Native Knowledge: This pool is reserved for guests only, so book a quick vacation to relax and chill in true Palm Springs style.

Hotel Paseo
45400 Larkspur Ln
Palm Desert, CA 92260


9 | Rise and Dive

Enjoy the sunrise with a morning swim at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa. You will be mesmerized by the majestic views surrounding the main pool. Also treat yourself to a 102-degree pool located in the award-winning Well Spa courtyard and let the sound of private waterfalls take you into complete relaxation mode!

Native Knowledge: Day pass prices start at $30, but can range depending on the day of the week and availability. Opt for a massage to really get the most out of the hot, cool and water therapy pools.

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa
45000 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210


10 | Live Your Best Life Poolside!

At the JW Marriott Desert Springs, you can select from five different pools to create your ultimate poolside experience. Are you in the mood for high energy atmosphere with a DJ spinning your favorite tunes, or keeping it low-key and sipping on cocktails? No matter what floats your boat, they got you covered!  

Native Knowledge: These pools are reserved for guests only, but with five pools, a spa and rows of cabanas, booking a few nights here will allow you to indulge in that much-needed vacation.

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260


11 | Fun For the Family

If you’re not into the party scene, choose from three different pools at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. The largest pool, Las Brisas, is family friendly with a 75-foot water slide, while the second, Las Hadas, is an adult-only retreat with a spa and bar. To relax with the family (or just your significant other), try La Paloma, a smaller, quieter pool, hidden away on the property.

Native Knowledge: Enjoy access to any of their three pools for $25 a day, seven days a week.

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270