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10 gorgeous Palm Springs hotels when you want a little extra

Palm Springs is all about style—the architecture, the cocktail parties, and of course the relaxed lifestyle of warm days and cool nights. Palm Springs style can be best seen in the area’s hotels, where upscale properties serve classic “mid-century modern” design, and casual guesthouses have fun pool decks that are great for luxuriating the day away.

There are hotels in Palm Springs fit for every traveler’s desires, so how to pick which is best? Here are some of our favorites:

Mixed crowd, fun pool parties

The Saguaro Palm Springs

Vibrant hotel with weekend pool party scene 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr · Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 323-1711

Painted in a palette of 12 vibrant tones found in native desert wildflowers, this newly renovated hotel features a Mexican restaurant, an outdoor pool with a bar, as well as 2 hot tubs, and a sundeck. Other amenities include a spa, a 24-hour gym, yoga sessions, and even bike rentals.

Sleek style, lively pool deck

Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Refreshing originality 701 E Palm Canyon Dr · Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 325-9900

This smart hotel features an array of rooms with lots of little thoughtful amenities like plush towels, a well-stocked bar, and minimalist vintage decor. The two salt-water pools are popular places to congregate, and there is a hot tub, a spa, a gym, and massage yurts. Free shuttles and bike rentals are available to take you downtown.

Nice suites, clothing optional

Triangle Inn

Pool-side breakfasts and afternoon mixers 555 E San Lorenzo Rd · Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 322-7993

Nine suites make up the Triangle Inn’s cozy intimate atmosphere. Bicycles and yoga classes are available for those looking for ways to stay active besides going to the gym. A four-bedroom house is also available for rent at the Triangle Inna great option for group events.

Gorgeous grounds near downtown

Parker Palm Springs

Desert opulence 4200 E Palm Canyon Dr · Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 770-5000

The one-time Givenchy/Marv Griffin estate has been reborn as the ultimate in luxury in Palm Springs. Designed by the renowned Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler, this hotel is opulent to the tee.

Huge pool and resort amenities

Santiago Resort

Clothing-optional resort 650 E San Lorenzo Rd · Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 322-1300

This 24-room resort won “Stay Gay: Best of GayCities 2023.” It features king-size beds and other luxurious amenities. Catering to gay men, this resort is a favorite of Palm Springs.

Palm Springs’ naughty side

All Worlds Resort

All-male resort 535 S Warm Sands Dr · Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 323-7505

With seven pools and four jacuzzis, this hotel offers many great opportunities to relax and make new friends. Don’t miss the Sunday Pool Party and free BBQ. Day passes are available.

Party Central in Cathedral City

CCBC Resort Hotel

Largest clothing-optional resort in PS 68-300 Gay Resort Dr · Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 324-1350

Have fun in this large sexually-charged playground. Hang out at Danny’s Beach or the huge salt-water swimming pool. Or go on The Walka beautifully landscaped path with waterfalls and secluded coves.

Retro style and friendly staff

El Mirasol Villas

Odest gay resort in PS 525 S Warm Sands Dr · Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 327-5913

Originally built by Howard Hughes in the ’40s, this resort features an elegant atmosphere only blocks away from Palm Spring’s nightlife. Spanish-style paved walkways guide guests to pools, an outdoor shower, fountains, and a eucalyptus steam room.

Sparkling pool and spacious rooms

Inndulge Palm Springs

Clothing-optional resort 601 S Grenfall Rd · Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 327-1408

Their motto is, “To pamper, pleasure or gratify oneself,” and that is the style of this resort. It has one of the largest pools in Palm Springs and the 12-man jacuzzi is open all night long. There are 24 poolside rooms that are reasonably priced.

Breakfast and lunch included!

Vista Grande Resort – A Gay Men’s Resort

Tropical resort and adult playground 574 S Warm Sands Dr · Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 322-2404

A provocative jungle playground featuring fire pits, lagoons, and a rainforest atmosphere. Clothing is optional in this uninhibited environment. Accommodations range from reasonably priced poolside studios to luxurious jungle villas.

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