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
Spent two nights at the Alcazar and had the best time! The property has a very central location and is just around the corner of various restaurants, shops, cafes etc. Inside there’s a very calm and serene vibe though. Once you enter you immediately relax - the staff is friendly and welcoming, the garden beautiful and there’s various seating areas where you can relax in the shade. The pool was wonderful and the whole time there was a subtle music playing in the background, but not partystyle like in some of the other properties. It was the perfect getaway to relax for us after a two week roadtrip, the rooms were clean and stylish and both onsite restaurants Birba and Cheeky’s offered delicious food. A small breakfast with delicious pastries and espresso/coffee was provided in the morning. Another plus is the complimentary bike rental. Check the website for special rates when booking directly! We definitely enjoyed our time here and would recommend the hotel 100%! Hope to return soon.
We stayed in room 35 which is a second floor King Poolside Deluxe. This room gives you nice views of both the pool as well as mountains and has ample windows which open if you prefer. Room is clean with comfortable bed and large bathroom with Jacuzzi. Linens and towels were top quality and we slept fine the four nights we were there. There was a small fridge which was handy for leftovers. In walking distance to downtown and many restaurants within walking distance. Coffee and pastries from Cheeky's were good and there are ample places to sit outside and chill. Pool and Spa were both well maintained and there was always ample water and towels provided. Its hard to find anything to fault with this hotel as it delivers what is promised on it's website and is a good price point and value for this area which is a great location. I would not hesitate to recommend or stay again as this place checks all the boxes.
In town for a weekend wedding. Lucky we booked far in advance as place was sold out early, according to other wedding guests. After a few pre-wedding days in Vegas, this was the perfect compliment to the hectic crazy Vegas atmosphere. For the price, I cannot imagine a better deal. Rooms were very nice, clean. Not over-the-top, but very comfortable and clean. Hotel is small, so don't expect huge amenities. But the pool was perfect !!! and hot-tub very good (especially if you like it hot ! ). They had employees cleaning all the time. Cold ice-water at the pool was a great touch ! Beds were very comfortable, TV's were new high def. remote control; fans in the room were good touch. Employees were all excellent ! Free bikes were nice, as area is very bike friendly and we used every day. Having helmets available for bikes was a first for me at a hotel, added greatly to the rides ! Nice pastries from the next door restaurant in the morning. After 40 years of vacationing, this hotel ranks as one of our favorites. we are planning to go back next year!
I had just one night in Palm Springs after a family trip to Joshua Tree but did my research and chose Alcazar Palm Springs because based on their website it seemed like my kind of hotel. Very happy with my choice. My room was small but very relaxing. Unlike some of the previous reviews, I found my bed to be extremely comfortable. The location is great as are the staff and the general ambiance. I had a great lunch at the adjacent Cheeky's. I look forward to a longer stay next time.
The Hotel Resort was in general nice, with a good pool and warm jacuzzi. A good amount of sunbeds. Closed gates at night. Felt secure. Free coffee, juice and pasteries in the morning, could have started earlier than 07:30 am though.
Nice Staff. Good service.
The room itself did not have a safe. The bed was too soft, if you have an issue with your back, as I do, you will notice straight away. The Room was small (34). When showering the moist went everywhere, fan did’nt take it away properly. The WC had an issue with the refilling of water.
But the hotel is in general fresh and neat when it comes to layout and design.