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 staff here was wonderful. Unfortunately we had a few problems with cleanliness in our room and outside in the grassy areas. We were a little surprised it is listed as an American Express Platinum hotel. We felt the hotel could use an upgrade. The service was terrific as far as the timeliness of room service and great attitude of the employees. A little disappointed in general.
This Hyatt has clean comfortable rooms, a very nice outside casual dinning area, and lovely staff. The pool area is huge and perfect for kids. The spa looked inviting and seemed serene (we just toured it due to its very pricy treatments) and the shuttles to and from the tennis tournament could not have been more convenient. If you're visiting for the tennis with your family, this hotel is ideally situated. Definitely a corporate operation suited for families and events, not so much in my opinion for romantic getaways.
I was kept up at night by the man next-door to me snoring... on the last morning the woman upstairs got up to Pee at 6 AM and well I could hear everything. I expected so much more from a resort of this caliber
We spent $500 a night and had construction noise right outside our balcony starting at 7 am. Each morning. When we complained the manager comped us $20 a night. I am not impressed with their level of service. They do seem good at shrugging off complaints and saving money.
Have been staying at this property for the past 3-4 years for the BNP Paribas open. Always stay in a Villa. This year everything at the Hotel seem to be cut back. Gift Shop in now non existent. You could order a BBQ Dinner to be brought to your Villa and cook yourself, which was GREAT, but this year the stopped doing this. Villas also come with Butler Service, during our 4 night stay we saw our Butler 2 times! Property as really gone down hill the last year! Not worth the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$