A few weeks ago I had the enormous pleasure of staying at three of the finest boutique hotels in Palm Springs, California. As you might know, Palm Springs is a photographers dream. Between its spectacular scenery to its mid-century architecture, this desert town is a must see. To boot, there has been an up rise in the opening of boutique hotels in the area making it the perfect weekend getaway. While there I stayed at the Villa Royal, Holiday House, and The Sands hotels. They were all special in their own unique ways and I cannot wait to go back and stay a bit longer. I will say though that I did have a clear favorite out of the three. I will dive into a little further along in this blog post. SO please continue along if you are looking for the perfect spot in Palm Springs for your weekend getaway. If you aren’t heading to Palm Springs in the near future and just want to look at the pretty pictures that’s okay too.
Villa Royal Highlights
Surprise Arrival Shot.
My surprise tequila shot was well received after a seven hour drive which should have been four.
I am a bit of an introvert and when I vacation I really don’t love being around a massive amount of people. It’s not restful to me in anyway. This hotels three quart yard pools are perfect for poolside lounging for a person like me.
Cozy hangout spaces.
Around every corner is a cozy hangout space. Ideal for reflecting upon your days and having deep meaningful conversations.
Holiday House Highlights
Every Tuesday night they have Taco night. Of course I arranged my other stays around this because I mean, TACOS.
Incredibly hospitable staff.
From the manager, restaurant staff, to the night auditor I thoroughly enjoyed my conversations with each staff member and felt very taken care of.
Cozy outdoor spaces.
Even though it was 90+ degrees when I visited in April I thoroughly enjoyed the quiet time I spent sitting fireside in their outdoor lounge area with a margarita in hand.
The Sands Hotel Highlights
Unique Moroccan inspired design.
Designed by the renowned Martyn Lawrence Bullard, this gem of a boutique hotel is stunning. Every detail, textile, and furniture piece was carefully curated making the hotel a spectacular sight to see.
Lively restaurant/bar located inside hotel.
By living in a tourist city myself (Solvang, CA), I’ve come to know that you can tell how good a restaurant/bar is by how many locals frequent the establishment. This was the case with the Sands Restaurant as a majority of the patrons were locals.
Overall, my standout favorite was the Holiday House.
My stay there truly blew me away. They continued to knock my expectations out of the water with their hospitality and how they went above and beyond for their guests. They did so by offering a Rose Spritzer upon arrival, upgrading my room simply because an upgrade was available, and providing a branded chocolate covered fortune cookie upon checkout.
If you are planning to getaway to Palm Springs in the near future. The Holiday House is a must Stay!