Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
What We Love
- A tranquil setting amid a thousand palm trees
- Lantana’s top-notch service and tasty California cuisine
- Multiple outdoor recreation options, including golf, tennis, swimming, bikes and bocce
- The hotel was renovated in September 2012
What To Know
- A $23 resort fee plus tax per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Triple-digit temps during the summer months make it tough to do anything outside; winter nights can get surprisingly cool (it sometimes dips into the 20s)
- Get ready to walk: The Hyatt Regency is a sprawling resort. While golf carts are available, some spaces are pedestrians-only
- There are not a lot of dining options at the resort (one restaurant, one poolside café, one deli). Guests who crave culinary variety will have to go off campus
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Tucked in an emerald forest of palms shading lakes and pools, this lush resort near Palm Springs is a modern take on the Arabian oasis — with much better amenities. Channeling the caravanserai of old, the crescent-shaped main building blends marketplace, eateries and sleeping accommodations. Top digs are on the fifth floor, spacious penthouses and Regency Club rooms that include exclusive access to the eponymous lounge. The wings wrap around a central garden and pool area, with the posh villas beyond in their own secluded enclave.
Bed & Bath
The spacious standard rooms would probably be called suites in any other hotel: Split-level spaces step from the bedroom down to a lounge area that opens onto a patio or balcony. The decor is desert modern; the muted earth tones of the walls, carpets and drapes blend into the surroundings. WiFi and a flat-screen TV provide electronic diversion, but this isn’t the sort of resort where guests are going to spend a lot of time in their room. Recently refurbished bathrooms spoil you with roomy rain showers and KenetMD health and beauty products including such desert weather items as after-sun gel and foot lotion.
The resort’s Lantana restaurant has a menu of classic California cuisine (seared scallops with lobster cream corn, fried shishito peppers with lemon and almonds) and wood-fired pizzas with a deep and diverse wine list to match. Perched next to the adult pool, the Oasis bar offers a slew of tropical cocktails, including a knock-your-socks-off Champions Ice Tea made with rum, vodka, gin and tequila. The sprawling health and fitness center includes a yoga room, a glass-enclosed gym overlooking the lake, the posh Agua Serena Spa & Salon, and a special medical and dermatological spa. Enveloping the resort are lighted tennis courts and two golf courses. From Camp Hyatt and a water slide pool to mini-golf and an outdoor games area, there’s plenty to keep the young ones occupied. Grown-ups can take refuge in the adults-only pool area, with its tropical bar and private cabanas equipped with daybeds, mini-fridges and televisions.
In the Area
The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells is within easy driving distance of many of the area’s main attractions. In nearby Palm Desert, El Paseo (the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert”) is a shopping street known for its chic boutiques and edgy public art. The Living Desert zoological and botanical garden showcases desert flora and fauna from around the world in natural habitats that range from rocky outcrops to palm-shaded oasis ponds. Indian Wells Tennis Garden is the premier professional tennis facility on the West Coast, home of the BNP Paribas Open and other headline events.
How to Get There
The room was very attractive. Service was great. Very friendly staff. Nothing negative to report. When we travel to other places, we often stay at a Hyatt Regency. I'm just using up the difference for 200 characters
As expected with brand name hotels. The amenities are exceptional, beautiful villas, golf cart available for transport from within. Had a nice view of the golf course and the balcony is a great hang out at dawn. Very satisfied.
Really enjoyed our time there. The whole complex and facilities were amazing. We would go there again. The staff sent us a bottle of wine upon arrival. And they were all very attentive. The tennis courts are super.
If you want privacy book the 1br villas - these villas are casita style and buffer the adult pool and golf course. These villas come with a private jacuzzi, bbq and private lounge chairs, sitting chairs & cocktail chairs and exterior dining table and chairs. You can dine under the stars almost every night. If you have Hyatt suite upgrades this is the place to use them plus an additional $100 per night. Most have lock off rooms if you want to bring guests. Puts Hiltons La Quinta Hideway Spa rooms to shame
Recently stayed at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells during the Coachella Music Festival. Great stay. The property is large. The pool areas are well appointed. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The rooms are quite large and very nice, including a very large, nice bathroom. Didn't have dinner on the property but if it's anything like the breakfast, I'm sure it's very good.
The one hiccup on my trip was that the cleaning person for our room inadvertently threw away my $500 dental night guard. I had placed it in a cup in preparation for putting denture cleanser in it and when I returned from breakfast the night guard and cup were gone. The Hyatt was good about connecting me with their insurance company; however, the reality is without evidence of the guard being there the insurance does not cover anything. (It would have been better for him/her to break my item as at least there would have been evidence.) I bring this up as a reminder to all travelers out there that are like me and get as comfortable in hotel rooms as I do in my own house. Be very conscious of where you leave things in your room as accidents can happen and they can sometimes be costly!