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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Have been here several times, and always impressed with the quality and unique selections. The service is sporadic, but we love the vibe and it's fun sitting outside next to the pool. Would recommend for adults, not young children.
We stayed at the Alcazar for 6 nights, and really REALLY loved it. I grew up in the desert, so am accustomed to a more authentic Old Palm Springs vibe, which is how I feel about the Alcazar. Not a big box chain.... I feel it is in the best part of Palm Canyon Dr. with the vintage mid century design district, is easy walking. Also minutes from Old Las Palmas to spy out the iconic desert residential architecture. The rooms are clean, simple and calming ~ the pool and grounds are superb, and the staff is extremely accommodating. There is a young LA clientele with interesting energy.
Note to owners~ ok I’m an interior designer, but I would put a little more design investment in the check in area. It doesn’t reflect how fantastic the hotel really is. But outstanding job on those outrageous gates!
Note: try to get a room which doesn’t back up to Indian Canyon Rd. As the street noise does not allow for open windows.
Note: Be good to yourself and have dinner at Jakes - a few steps away.
This hotel is my new Best Friend, and we will most definitely be returning.
I love Alcazar and never thought of it as particularly baby friendly until I had one. Palm Springs has fewer and fewer options in the boutique hotel arena for families and AirBnbs are expensive. We took a chance on Alcazar and it worked out amazingly. We had a Mountain View King room (#36) and the bathroom was big enough to set up the Pack n Play in there! Kind of weird maybe, but it worked. Our baby monitor also reached from the room to the pool, so we were able to swim while she napped! And there's a restroom WITH a shower available near the pool, so we could shower while she was sleeping as well. With Cheeky's and Birba right next door, we never had to get in the car or even get out the stroller. Charged up our plug in hybrid at the charging station before we left for some free mileage! win win win