Alcazar Palm Springs
What We Love
- Coffee, espresso and pastries are included in the Jetsetter rate
- The hotel cozies up to three of Palm Springs’ hottest restaurants: Birba, Cheeky’s and Jiao
- Free Electra cruiser bikes
What To Know
- A $9 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Children 17 and under are not permitted
- No gym on-site; opt for a hike or bike ride instead
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Originally built in the 1950s, Alcazar was reborn in 2011 after undergoing a thoughtful face-lift that upholds the property’s Spanish Colonial soul while updating its amenities for discerning sun worshipers. Owner-slash-designer Carol Blum channeled poolhouse-casual, melding it with classic Spanish syle inside and out. Whitewashed and clay-roofed haciendas bursting with calliandra vines and bright pink bougainvillea are the perfect complement to the desert’s aqua blue sky and sand-colored peaks — a scene best enjoyed at dusk in the warmth of the outdoor fire.
Bed & Bath
Minimalist rooms — some with petite patios — cradle guests in simple sophistication, with black and white geometric print pillows, silver-toned vintage palm tree lamps and bright, original Kelly Tunstall art for pop against the gallery-white canvas. The charm of this 1950s hacienda-style hotel is the uniqueness of every room — some bathrooms are too small for more than one, others are big enough for a party.
Surrounded by restaurants, Alcazar Palm Springs is a haven for foodies conceived by owners Tara Lazar and Marco Rossetti, the savvy restaurateurs behind Palm Springs dining institutions Cheeky’s, Birba and Jiao — each features a different dining concept but they all have a sourced-within-100-miles menu. Hit Cheeky’s in the morning to brunch on huevos rancheros, melt-in-your mouth buttermilk waffles or a bacon flight; in the afternoon sample Jiao’s Asian street food–inspired fare, and at night dine alfresco on handmade pizzas and cups of vino at Birba.
How to Get There
Located in the Design District this small low scale hotel has just about everything. We had a “suite” room 27, however we only use one bedroom. While some other rooms have an internal courtyard we had a break out space directly off the living area, and a kitchenette with a full size refrigerator sink cupboards full service cutlery bowls plates etc and a microwave, kettle and coffee machine. This would ba a great suite for a small family or group travelling together. There is a self service breakfast every morning in their reception, this is not a room service hotel it is very casual and laid back, they have capsule coffee machine, orange juice (in a big jug), and pastries, no granola, cereal, muesli though. If you want this best to bring you own, nowhere near seemed to have it on their menu, we bought some from a supermarket (5 minute drive), and you can alway buy a coffee from their cafe. The area has lots of great shopping, and the area is not as tourist fast food outlet focused as mid/downtown PS.Alcazar has a cafe and separate restaurant/bar (I have secparate reviews (both +). The restaurant bar is popular on Fri/Sat). The staff are friendly, the hotel is well located if you want some quiet space and have day trips, it is a reasonable walk from the more vibrant tourist shops and family restaurants, but not so far that you could not walk/ stroll.
I just returned from my 2nd stay at Alcazar this year and cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed both of my stays. The property is absolutely immaculate, staff is helpful and friendly and the relaxing vibe could not be better!
The food, ambiance and service at both Birba and Cheeky’s was so fantastic that we enjoyed them both, twice during our 2 day visit.
I cannot wait for my next visit!! Keep up the great work!! Thank you Alcazar!
This is a great boutique hotel in prime Palms Springs location. You can walk to the mountain for hiking, or right to the shopping and restaurant strip. Direct access to Birba. I would like to see an upgrade of the pool lounge chairs. Price is right
This is my 4th or 5th stay and its still my favorite in Palm Springs. Alcazar is private, relaxed, modern, super clean grounds, ice water cooler at the pool and awesome music playing at the pool. Had a room by the pool #20 with a patio. Beds are very comfty and the room is good size. Staff is friendly and helpful and the owner Robert is a doll. Weather was perfect 85-86. Relaxed by the pool all day and then off to Village Fest. Close enough to downtown to walk and shop or eat. Until next October!!!
This was our first visit to Palm Springs and on arrival we were overcome with the 40c heat. Reception staff were very welcoming and our room was amazing. It was cool and air conned so very comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and we had alarge shower to cool off in. The whole room was very clean and housekeeping service took place daily. The pool area was very relaxing with loungers, towels and cold drinking water on tap. Breakfast was basic with coffee and pastries but could be eaten in the courtyard in a relaxing environment. If you wan more the Cheeky's restaurant is dead next door. I would definitely recommend Alcazar.