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15 Romantic Palm Springs Hotels for a Weekend Getaway

Palm Springs is a year-round desert oasis with old-world glamour. It evokes the Golden Age of Hollywood with its celebrity-laden hotspots, luxurious spas and lavish boutique hotels. Romantic weekends in Palm Springs can be spent lounging by the pool, shopping for one-of-a-kind treasures, visiting museums or exploring some of California’s most picturesque landscapes.

With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the most romantic hotels for a weekend getaway in Palm Springs. These hip hideaways typically have sparkling pools, gourmet restaurants and pampering spa services.

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel

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Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel beckons couples with its rooftop pool and bar and San Jacinto Mountain views. Enjoy Mediterranean small plates at 4 Saints or classic cocktails at the stylish Window Bar. You can also rent bicycles or book in-room spa services.

Standard rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with mountain, desert flats or city views, while Specialty rooms add private balconies. Couples will love the Spa Suite’s king-size bed, deep-soaking tub and private balcony.

Hotel Highlights

  • The rooftop pool with private cabanas and a poolside bar.
  • The nightly hosted social hour and sunrise coffee service.
  • About three kilometres from Palm Springs International Airport.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 250 – USD 2,166
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: 100 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California, United States

Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs

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The chic Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs boasts an outdoor fireplace and lounge area, lively bar and coffee shop. Visit the hotel’s roadside diner, King’s Highway, for comfort food or swim in the outdoor pool, then recharge with a massage or facial at Feel Good Spa.

Budget-conscious couples can stay in the Standard King, which has a flat-screen TV, hypoallergenic mattress and fully-stocked mini bar. Upgrade to the Ace Suite for a separate living room, radio, record player and private patio with a fireplace.

Hotel Highlights

  • The year-round swimming pool dotted with sun loungers.
  • Body scrubs, scalp massages and reflexology treatments at the on-site spa.
  • A 10-minute walk from Moorten Botanical Garden.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 252 – USD 845
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 701 East Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, California, United States

Hotel California Palm Springs

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Hotel California Palm Springs is a classic California Mission hotel nestled along the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. Offering a touch of rustic charm and romance, the 14 cosy rooms boast pillow-top mattresses and flat-screen TVs. Stay in the King Suite for a king-size bed and living room or enjoy a full kitchen in the Junior Suite.

The rooms surround a sparkling pool set in a courtyard with banana palm trees and birds of paradise. Couples can unwind in the Jacuzzi or hang out by the fire pit and candle-lit patio, while gas grills are available for grilling out.

Hotel Highlights

  • The large outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and poolside cooling misters.
  • A guest lounge with complimentary DVD library, cards and board games.
  • Offers complimentary beach cruiser bicycle rentals.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 205 – USD 349
Guest Rating: 10
Address: 424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, United States

Little Paradise Hotel

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Little Paradise Hotel is an intimate boutique hotel with mountain views and beautiful water fountains. Couples can stay in a Luxury King Room, which features a king-size bed, refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker and two outdoor patios. If you’re celebrating something special, upgrade to a Luxury King with View for beautiful mountain views.

Sunbathe on one of the plush sun loungers surrounding the warm saltwater pool or grab a book from the library. Moorten Botanical Garden is within walking distance and Palm Springs Air Museum is about 10 minutes’ drive away.

Hotel Highlights

  • Rooms feature kitchens with Keurig coffee makers, refrigerators and two furnished patios.
  • The saltwater heated pool with lounge chairs and a misting system.
  • Has a peaceful atmosphere with only a few rooms on site.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 200 – USD 222
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: 435 East Avenida Olancha, Palm Springs, California, United States

Desert Riviera Hotel

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Desert Riviera Hotel has earned a perfect rating on HotelsCombined for its 5-star amenities. Surrounded by towering palm trees, the outdoor pool, whirlpool Jacuzzi and fire pits are an oasis of tranquillity, while the barbecue grills, pizza ovens, in-room spa services and complimentary golf clubs are luxury perks.

Enjoy pool views in the King Poolside, a 50s-style room with a kitchenette, mini fridge and bistro table. Upgrade to the King Corner Suite for a separate living area, convertible euro lounger and two flat-screen TVs. 

Hotel Highlights

  • A heated pool, an outdoor barbecue and complimentary retro cruiser bicycles.
  • Complimentary breakfast served in the lounge or poolside.
  • The large living room, separate dining area and private patio in the One Bedroom VIP King Room.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 265 – USD 358
Guest Rating: 10
Address: 610 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, United States

Ingleside Inn

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Dating back to the 1920s, Ingleside Inn transports you to the Golden Age of Palm Springs. The 30 newly restored rooms feature queen or king-size beds and refrigerators, while Premium Guestrooms add furnished patios and seating areas. Upgrade to a Haber Suite for a separate living room and fireplace.

Sunbathe at the outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas. Enjoy classic dishes, such as Steak Diane, at Melvyn’s Restaurant & Bar, which also has nightly entertainment and the popular Sunday Night Jam.

Hotel Highlights

  • Nightly live piano and weekly jam sessions with popular local musicians at Melvyn’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • An outdoor area with umbrellaed loungers.
  • The separate living room, fireplace and bistro table in the Melvyn’s Suite.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 174 – USD 500
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 200 West Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, California, United States

ARRIVE Palm Springs

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ARRIVE Palm Springs boasts a heated pool, fire pits and ping pong tables. Sleep soundly in a Studio room, which features a king-size bed with Egyptian cotton bedding and DirectTV and Apple TV. Romantic Patio rooms feature outdoor patios, Modfire fireplaces and marble bathrooms.

On-site dining is highlighted by Jewish deli favourites at Wexler’s, barbecue dishes at Draughtsman and gourmet ice cream at Ice Cream & Shop. Cabana rentals are available at the inviting pool, while Cartel Coffee Labs offers a range of caffeine pick-me-ups.

Hotel Highlights

  • The complimentary late check-out and reserved pool lounger in the Patio room.
  • The barbecue, rotating draught beer list and craft cocktails at Draughtsman.
  • Pet-friendly rooms, complimentary bikes and a cooler full of drinks at check-in.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 202 – USD 484
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 1551 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, United States

Dive Palm Springs

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Showcasing the elegance of the 1960’s French Riviera, Dive Palm Springs is a boutique resort with individually-designed rooms. Unique rooms provide one-of-a-kind touches, such as a Christian Lacroix ceiling mural, vintage refrigerators and a private three-hole putting green. For a vintage belle époque Parisian elevator transformed into a canopy bed and lounge, stay in the Paris Suite.

Relax poolside on a plush lounger or find your zen feeding fish at the Koi Pond. There’s also a 24-hour hot tub, fire pit and cosy lounge area. On weekends, a French-inspired pool cart offers charcuterie, Aperol Spritz and champagne popsicles.

Hotel Highlights

  • The outdoor patio with a hot tub, indoor movie theatre and putting green in The Orchard Suite.
  • Classic cocktails and an oversized rattan bar cart in the shape of an elephant at Peacock Lounge.
  • A four-metre-long bench encircling towering palm trees in The Garden.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 299 – USD 434
Guest Rating: 9.7
Address: 1586 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, United States

The Colony Palms Hotel

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Frank Sinatra once called The Colony Palms Hotel his home away from home. Elegant rooms are adorned with mosaic tiles, rich woods and black-and-white vintage photos. Couples can get cosy in the Colony Room with a refrigerator, pillow-top mattress and flat-screen TV or upgrade to a Colony Palms Suite for a balcony, wet bar and seating area.

Seasonal California-inspired cuisine is served at Purple Palm Restaurant & Bar, while The Spa at Colony Palms offers an array of healing massages. Swim in the 19-metre-long saltwater pool or cycle one block to the shops and galleries along Palm Canyon Drive.

Hotel Highlights

  • Gas-burning fireplaces and clawfoot baths in many rooms.
  • The spa’s 80-minute Palm Springs Glow with a full body scrub and massage.
  • The fireplace, four-poster bed and balcony in the Winner’s Circle Suite.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 217 – USD 424
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 572 North Indian Canyon, Palm Springs, California, United States

The Willows Historic Inn

The Willows Historic Inn offers opulence once enjoyed by Hollywood icons, such as Clark Gable, as it was originally a millionaire’s private luxury hideaway. The serene atmosphere is brought to life with terraced gardens and a heated pool and Jacuzzi. Foodies will also love the three-course gourmet breakfast served daily.

Each room is individually designed, from the Library Room with a hand-carved fireplace and garden patio to a Marion Davies Room with Art Deco touches, clawfoot tub and Juliet balcony. The Palm Room was built for romance with its private entrance, separate sitting room and two-person clawfoot tub.

Hotel Highlights

  • Gourmet breakfast served in the dining room and on a veranda overlooking a 15-metre waterfall.
  • An evening wine and hors d’oeuvres reception.
  • Within a five-minute walk from Palm Springs Art Museum.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 375 – USD 645
Guest Rating: 10
Address: 412 West Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California, United States

Parker Palm Springs

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Parker Palm Springs is a 5-star hotel that epitomizes luxury living. Its entry-level Estate Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling shutters, while upgraded Hammock Rooms add Moroccan textiles and outdoor sitting areas. Stay in a Junior Suite for a four-poster bed or enjoy the separate living room and complimentary poolside cabana in a Private Villa.

Work up a sweat on the tennis court or croquet lawn, then cool off at the pool or with a frosty beverage at the lemonade stand. Reserve a romantic table for two at Gene Autry Pool or book a massage at the Palm Springs Yacht Club, then enjoy a nightcap at the chic Mini Bar.

Hotel Highlights

  • Facials, wraps, reflexology and massages at the spa.
  • An eclectic curation of wines at Counter Reformation bar.
  • A treatment room with sauna, open-plan living room and terrace and full kitchen in the Gene Autry Residence.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 403 – USD 1,668
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 4200 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, United States

The Saguaro Palm Springs

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The Saguaro Palm Springs is a colourful oasis with cheerful decor and a multi-hued facade. Rooms feature pool, mountain or city views, along with private balconies or patios. The Pool View King has mood lighting and custom art pieces, while the King features an HDTV and hand-crafted Mexican furniture.

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the on-site pool, which is surrounded by bright-yellow umbrellas and features private cabanas and a poolside bar. Enjoy fresh fruit margaritas and Taco Tuesday & Thursday at El Jefe, then get pampered at the in-house spa or hop on a desert cruiser bike.

Hotel Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions and an in-house spa with massages and facials.
  • Poolside cabanas with stocked mini fridges, dedicated servers and HDTVs.
  • A 10-minute drive from the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, a former home of “the King”.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 145 – USD 359
Guest Rating: 7.7
Address: 1800 East Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, California, United States

Triada Palm Springs Autograph Collection

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Triada Palm Springs Autograph Collection is set in the heart of the Movie Colony district. Stylish rooms feature flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and room service. Casita Suites are the perfect home away from home with fully-equipped kitchens and separate living areas.

Visit Iluminara Restaurant & Lounge for poolside seating or outdoor dining with mountain views. Kick back by one of the two outdoor pools, then enjoy the on-site fitness centre, spa and whirlpool.

Hotel Highlights

  • Seasonally-inspired California cuisine and outdoor dining at Iluminara Restaurant & Lounge.
  • Pet-friendly rooms with bright and stylish decor and modern amenities.
  • About 1.6 kilometres from the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 217 – USD 460
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 640 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California, United States

Sparrows Lodge

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Sparrows Lodge is an adults-only 1950s retreat with fine art showcased throughout. Visit The Barn Kitchen for “chicken” Wednesdays and “steak” Saturdays, then sip microbrews, wine and champagne at the bar. Mingle with travellers by the outdoor fire pit or pamper your loved one with a Sparrows Custom Massage at the open-air massage tent.

The chic rooms feature exposed beam ceilings, russet red walls and concrete floors with inlaid pebbles. Cosy up with Swiss army blankets atop plush mattresses and soak up the stunning mountain views from your private patio. Some poolside rooms also feature steel horse trough bathtubs.

Hotel Highlights

  • The separate living area, gas fireplace and king-size bed in the Owner’s Suite.
  • An open-air massage tent with two treatment areas.
  • A short drive from Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 229 – USD 271
Guest Rating: 10
Address: 1330 E Palm Canyon Dr – Palm Springs, Palm Springs, California, United States

Holiday House Palm Springs

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Holiday House Palm Springs is a trendy, art-filled boutique hotel with only 28 rooms. Every room has an oversized shower, curated art collection, mini bar and Nespresso coffee machine. Upgrade to a Better room for a large wet bar or a Best room for a balcony or outdoor patio with mountain views. 

Tuck into Americana fare at the Pantry, which features a popular “Fried Chicken Fridays” with a family-style dinner or head to the pool for relaxation. The on-site bar stays open until 11pm and features an extensive menu of wine, beer and spirits.

Hotel Highlights

  • A complimentary breakfast with homemade bread, pastries, yoghurt and charcuterie.
  • The private entrance, outdoor patio, separate living room and fireplace in The Suite.
  • Themed dinners at the on-site Pantry.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 234 – USD 488
Guest Rating: 9.7
Address: 200 West Arenas Road, Palm Springs, California, United States

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Deluxe Dwellings with Romantic Touches in Palm Springs

Palm Springs has been a playground for Hollywood celebrities for more than half a century, so why not get in on the action? Known for its Mid-century Modern architecture and beautifully designed hotels, it’s the perfect spot for love birds. Plan a long weekend getaway to this California gem and unwind at one of these top hotels with sparkling pools, mountain-view rooms and complimentary beach cruisers.

Where do you want to stay in Palm Springs? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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