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
Very California in a good way. Everything is white, white. Beautiful water features by pool. But, it is pricey. Our room had no hooks or shelves for anything, cheap TP, tiny bathroom, hard bed. We had a little patio. In the morning you cannot get coffee until 7:30am sharp. The front desk made me wait outside for it although it was already brewed and sitting in the thermos waiting. She turned away 3 people in 10 mins. Why not give us coffee 10 mins early? Too much effort? Bad coffee and only milk, no half and half. They had 2 newspapers for the entire hotel to share. For over $600 for 2 nights I expect my own newspaper. I read mine and gave it to a lady who didn't one. hmmmm. We used the jacuzzi the first night and the next day they were cleaning it and I saw how slimy it was, really gross. At least they clean it sometimes. Don't think I'll be back.
Beautiful little hotel with excellent service, a nice little pool, a great jacuzzi, great atmosphere, and nice rooms. The bikes were nice for puttering around town and viewing the mid-mod homes. Very nice to be just steps from the pool, unlike the other (large) hotel that I stayed at, where my room was literally 188 steps from the elevator. Close to everything in town, and the staff's recommendation for the Trio restaurant a block away was great (the before 6 PM deal). I only wish they would rotate the pastry choices in the morning, and that the room would have had a bit more counter space. But I highly recommend this place.
Spacious Room. Basic amenties.
Comfy beds. Large bathroom with both shower and jacuzzi. Small fridge. Tv. Bathrobes. Expensive Voss water for purchase. No in-room safe. Nice location next to the pool. Cleanliness is good. Great Staff. Coffee, juice and pasteries complimentary from 07:30. Great location and in walking distance to where the action is.
We are currently heading home from a fantastic wedding at the Alcazar Palm Springs. The experience was all that we could have asked for -- from the planning, to the catering (you are "stuck" with F10, which was excellent), to the logistics, to the day-of experience, and even staying a few days after friends and family cleared out. We rented out the full place, which was a great wedding experience (everyone in the hotel was interacting the whole weekend) and much more affordable than any other hotel we toured in the area (we looked at 19 hotels). We didn't want to burden our friends and family, so finding a beautiful backdrop that didn't break the bank was really important for us (and for having the right people in the hotel).
The staff was amazing and really made the hotel feel like our home for the weekend. They did a great job of welcoming our guests and making the experience effortless as we constantly came up with new requests. The manager of the property, Robert, did a great job of walking us through what was possible, and he clearly actually cared about making our weekend a great experience.
The property itself is immaculate, and the rooms are comfortable and quiet. We got a feel for multiple rooms in the property and they each have their own flavor (some have fireplaces, other have Jacuzzis, and others have a small balcony). The pool is heated, which was great since the weather was mid-60s and we were still able to host a pool party for the group.
We loved our weekend, and will return for years to come after finding the right place that balances beautiful surroundings and a chill atmosphere.
Lovely, serene and relaxing setting. Staff was very helpful when we had trouble finding location. It's really on a side street. Also graciously let us do late checkout so we could bike around and relax longer, given only one night and we arrived late. It all felt very private.