Hotel Paseo, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Being able to book a night in a vintage 1950 Airstream restored by David Winick
- The hotel's impressive collection of art by emerging local artists
- Enjoying cocktails on the terrace at restaurant AC3 alongside stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains
What To Know
- The hotel is just steps from El Paseo, Palm Desert's own Rodeo Drive
- Almost every guest room has a private balcony; a few choice rooms feature freestanding bathtubs
- Palm Springs International Airport is about a 25-minute drive away
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Art-filled contemporary bolthole in Palm Desert, featuring a backyard lawn, destination restaurant, and views of the mountains from almost every room
The first new-build hotel to hit Palm Springs in years shelves the area’s expected mid-century design aesthetic for something much fresher. Along with 150 rooms (kitted out with Carrera marble, modern art, and barn doors leading to oversize bathrooms), there’s a 50s-era Airstream trailer (one of the property’s nine suites), retro lawn games like cornhole and mini golf in the backyard, a rotating art gallery in the lobby, and a seven-room spa. Yes, you’ll still find your cabana-lined pool (you’re in the desert, after all) and local artwork lining the walls, as well as a chef-driven American restaurant and bar, AC3, serving up California-style dishes and craft cocktails and beers.
In the Area
When not sunning by the pool, there’s plenty within your Palm Desert surrounds to keep you busy. At The Shops on El Paseo, you’ll find a handful of designer boutiques, restaurants, and independent art galleries to lighten your wallet. Desert wildlife is the highlight at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, home to giraffes, cheetahs, zebras, and scores of cactus gardens. Of course, Palm Springs is just a half-hour drive north. It’s worth taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up the 2.5 miles to the top of Mount San Jacinto, where you can hike trails leading to views out over the entire Coachella Valley, as well as booking a spot on one of the Palm Springs Architectural Tours, where you can see the city’s most notable mid-century Desert Modernism homes by legendary architects Neutra, Alexander, Clark and Frey.
How to Get There
Newer than many desert properties, this hotel is cleaner and has a lot of fun features. You can walk right down to el Paseo or stay in your room and enjoy the live music from your balcony. The vibe is great. Would go again. Only not five stars because valet/bell desk was having some serious communication problems and bags didn’t get delivered for a while.
The hotel Paseo is a new and contemporary hotel right in the center of Palm Desert. It is within walking distance to shops and restaurants and also has a great lively bar and restaurant on site. The hotel has several interesting pieces of modern art within the guest area.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable and bathrooms are large (however, the light in the bathroom is quite bright and cannot be dimmed). On site is a small putting green, a swimming-pool and a very nice outdoor area.
Overall, a great and very personal hotel in Palm Desert.
This hotel is new and wonderful. The lobby is bright with interesting art. It has a Starbucks and a fantastic restaurant. There is a lawn and really cool Airstream which is part of the retro-cool atmosphere. The pool is private and the hotel is in a quiet area. These best part is that you can walk everywhere. Across the street is a small galleria with wonderful shops and restaurants. If you like art, this is the artsy gallery area of the Coachella Valley. Rent a car and go up into the mountains or over to the unique Joshua Tree National Park. You will never be bored and the staff will help you with whatever your heart desires.
Lovely small newer hotel literally 100 yards form the center of Palm Desert. Rooms were nice and pleasant; staff uniformly pleasant and responsive. You are across the street from a mall and El Paseo, the upscale shopping/restaurant/ art gallery district that is the center of town is just around the corner. Good restaurant in the hotel but excellent restaurants within 3 minutes.
If you are looking for a very nice place to stay in Palm Desert, are a fan of Marriott and don't care about needing a "resort" (i.e. golf and tennis), this is your place. Newly built, the hotel is comfortable, with spacious rooms and the usual room amenities. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Pricing is fair for the Palm Desert area. Loved the big lobby.