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Get Your Summer Chill on and Soak up Some Fun in the Sun at These Palm Springs Resorts

Written By: Kandace Cornell
Photography Provided By: Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau Best Pools Palm Springs

There’s nothing like posting up poolside at some of the hottest resorts in Greater Palm Springs. More than just your standard spots to take a dip, you can also enjoy nightlife activities like movie nights, VIP cabana service and killer DJs. Whether you’re a seasoned sun worshipper or prefer to have it made in the shade, these 10 pools in Greater Palm Springs will keep you cool for the summer.

 

1 | Oh, Oh Those Summer Nights 



(Not so) tucked away within this 20,000-square-foot slice of paradise, the Soleil resort pool boasts a covered bar with an extensive menu of snacks and sips to enjoy on one of the many poolside daybeds or in your private cabana. Bottle service is always just a credit card swipe away, plus on Friday and weekend nights, top notch DJs are on hand to spin the beats, “transforming this sexy, iconic sundeck into a social, fun, high energy atmosphere,” according to  a staff member.

Riviera Palm Springs

1600 N Indian Canyon Dr

Palm Springs, CA 92262

760.327.8311


 

2 | Pool Daze Best Pools Palm Springs

ARRIVE Palm Springs

If you’re looking to have some fun in the sun, ARRIVE Palm Springs knows how to do it right. With DJs playing every weekend by the pool, private cabana rentals and a monthly ‘Dive-In Movie Nights’ where cult classic films are screened via projector, this pool experience is one for the books. “Our pool is special because we try not to take ourselves too seriously,” says Director of Marketing, Dana Kuritzkes. “Whether it be impromptu water balloon fights, handing out squirt guns or throwing our own staff into the pool, we know how to have a good time… Our main goal is just to make sure our guests are having fun.”

ARRIVE Palm Springs
1551 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.507.1650

3 | Family Fun Best Pools Palm Springs

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

With three stunning pool options, enjoy a thrilling escapade of soak-filled fun at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa! Featuring two 100-foot waterslides and a 425-foot lazy river, you are never too old to enjoy Splashtopia, their redesigned on-site water park perfect for both adults and kids. Or leave the kids at home and head straight to the adults-only Azure pool. The possibilities are endless and the choice is yours!

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760.568.2727

 

4 | When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

The Saguaro Hotel & Pool

With weekend music programming, new cabanas for lounging and chill vibes, The Saguaro Hotel & Spa is where you’ll find “uncomplicated fun.” General Manager Matt Shough says, “Poolside at The Saguaro is where everyone wants to be during the summertime…the pool scene [is] one of the most popular in all of Palm Springs.”

Native Knowledge: Grab a group of pals and spring for the cabana experience, which includes a stocked mini fridge, a 49-inch HD TV and a dedicated server to oversee your beverage needs.

The Saguaro Hotel & Pool
1800 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.323.1711

 

5 | Dive + Bar Best Pools Palm Springs

La Quinta Resort & Club

Rather than just one pool, there are 41 temperature-controlled pools at La Quinta Resort & Club to choose from! Chris George, Director of Marketing at La Quinta Resort & Club, says it’s “unparalleled in the area.” From small pools all throughout the property to the vast Main Pool, which will feature ‘Dive In’ movies all summer, the resort has just about everything you need for your summertime sensation. “In addition, we recently partnered with Veuve Clicquot to create an Après Swim experience at our adults-only Plunge Pool—the desert’s most effervescent happy hour!” exclaims George. 

La Quinta Resort & Club
49499 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.564.4111

6 | Ace in the Hole

Ace Hotel & Swim Club

With its decidedly nostalgic ‘60s vibe and sprawling desert backdrop, the pool at the Ace Hotel is so swingin’, you’ll swear you just saw Sammy Davis Jr. become a regular at this summer staple by joining the Swim Club. Get full access to the pool for just $95 a month, or enjoy a day pass for $20 during the week and $30 on weekends.

Native Knowledge: As a member of the Swim Club, you’ll also score perks like 20 percent off at the spa and a free meal on your birthday.

Ace Hotel & Swim Club
701 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.325.9900

 

7 | Take a Dive Best Pools Palm Springs

Hotel Paseo

There’s more to Hotel Paseo’s pool scene than meets the eye. According to Director of Marketing Robert Hatfield, “we’ll make sure you stay cool this summer. As part of our Paseo Perks program, we’re offering poolside butler service every weekend, which includes ice pops, cool towels, kombucha shots and a live DJ for a chill vibe.”

Native Knowledge: With the Paseo Perks program, guests can enjoy local shopping discounts and can enter to win a free two-night stay at the hotel via their website.

Hotel Paseo
45400 Larkspur Ln
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.340.9001

 

8 | Splish Splash

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

If you’re looking for breathtaking views as you soak in the pool, Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa is where it’s at. “The main pool at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers breathtaking views, nestled against the Santa Rosa Mountains,” says Director of Marketing Cindy Kratochvil. “This summer from 7-11 p.m. nightly, we’re offering a Starlight Sip & Swim, featuring an evening cabana rental and pitcher of freshly squeezed margaritas or Sangria.”

Native Knowledge: Privacy, please! Steal away from the crowd and set up shop at the Hideaway Pool, tucked away in the resort with full food and beverage service, plus a heated whirlpool.

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa
45000 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.341.2200

 

9 | Shout It From the Rooftop!

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs

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
760.904.5015

10 | Double Dipping

JW Marriott Desert Spring Resort & Spa

For a more collective perspective, the expansive grounds of the JW Marriott make for a perfect desert oasis. Sip cocktails alongside one of the lavish resort pools and get the whole staycation experience, or take it a step further and go full-on country club by checking out the golf club or tennis courts. There are three different pools to choose from: the Spa Outdoor Salt-Water Pool, the Springs Outdoor Family Pool and the Whirlpool. 

JW Marriott Desert Spring Resort & Spa
74855 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.341.2211

 

11 | Too Cool for the Pool Best Pools Palm Springs

Parker Palm Springs

Quirky and eclectic in its decor, Parker Palm Springs may look like the set of a Wes Anderson movie, but its crown jewel of a pool is stealing all the focus. With citrus-hued awnings and sunbrellas, and a distinctively minimalist fire pit, this intimate pool is the perfect spot to kick back for some quiet time with a spiked lemonade from the aptly titled Lemonade Stand.

Parker Palm Springs
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.324.2188

12 | No A-Pool-ogies

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

With manicured lawns, polished grounds and colorful cabanas, the Las Brisas resort pool at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa features all of the trappings to put you in vacation mode, right here in your own backyard. Daytime activities like ping pong and a giant waterslide make for an energetic afternoon, and the bustling bar is the perfect pit stop for lunch and tropical day drinks.

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760.328.5955