ARRIVE Palm Springs
What We Love
- Floating on the palm-studded pool while admiring the views of the San Jacinto Mountains
- Drinking a cucumber-and-grapefruit cocktail on a comfy armchair surrounding one of the poolside fire pits
- The hotel’s community-minded event series, including live music and DJs on weekends and monthly outdoor movies
What To Know
- Hate it or love it: most of the rooms have open bathrooms (only the toilet is enclosed)
- Colorful bikes are on hand to explore Palm Springs’ distinctive midcentury style
- Dogs under 40 pounds are allowed for a one-time $50 fee
- There’s no spa, but the hotel can recommend practitioners for in-room massages
Arrive’s maxim, “built for the neighborhood,” means that the brand’s properties were designed with both travelers and locals in mind. In Palm Springs, this is evident in a fun entertainment program that includes live music, DJ sets, and outdoors movies, and a series of food venues that celebrate local culture. The breezy main restaurant, Reservoir, epitomizes Southern California’s culinary scene with a mix of Asian, Mexican, and coastal flavor—we’re talking dishes like shrimp tempura with tamarind chili, sesame seed-crusted tuna burger, and carne asada with chipotle cream. There’s also an ice cream parlor doling out artisanal cones (“made by an actual human being,” the hotel jokes) and a coffee shop serving locally roasted beans. Every space takes cues from Midcentury Modernism—Palm Springs’ quintessential style—while keeping the vibe contemporary. Inverted roofs that slope upwards, known as butterfly roofs, run through the entire low-lying building, which features a palette of rusted steel, wood, and concrete. Each of the 32 guest rooms has panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains, tufted-leather armchairs and upholstered headboards, and open bathrooms stocked with Malin & Goetz products. Catering to tech-savvy consumers, the hotel communicates with guests mostly via smartphone: you can text the staff your room service order or ask them for insider recommendations.
In the Area
Arrive is located in the Uptown Design District, a stretch of Palm Canyon Drive that’s filled with shops specializing in all things midcentury modern. Stop by a La MOD to browse rare vintage furniture and home accessories, then get your Stumptown fix at Ernest, a local favorite for coffee and people watching. If you’re OK with a bit of a wait, head to Cheeky’s for one of the best brunch and lunch menus in town—the eggs are organic, the sausages are homemade, and the juices are freshly squeezed. Just a few blocks away, the Palm Springs Art Museum shows works from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Bourgeois, and other luminaries. For dinner, head to the industrial-chic room at Workshop Kitchen + Bar, which offers solid farm-to-table eats and tasty craft cocktails. End the night at Bootlegger Tiki, a cozy lounge that specializes in handcrafted rum libations.
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Arrive is fantastic on many levels. The architecture and landscape design is top notch - comfortable and interesting. The staff was excellent and very friendly. The room was super-cool and reminiscent of the resort as a whole.
Really nice hotel, no tea/coffee facilities in room...staff very pleasant and helpful. Pool area very atractive, free parking. Pub good meals, coffee shop nice coffee. Bed very comfortable, good size room, nice spot....
Of course this is a very hip place. Lovely concept, great architecture, interior design is lust worthy. The pool and hot tub in the middle of the courtyard adds ambiance and was much used. Alongside the pool are fire pits for late night chats when it cools off. There is a bar and restaurant poolside that are both wonderful. A coffee shop AND an ice cream/souvenir store are both on the campus of the hotel. The pool and courtyard come with a view of the mountains. We got out some to go eat at restaurants and the like, but were perfectly content hanging out at the hotel. The hotel is also on the main drag of Palm Springs, so you aren’t far away from many of the must-do shopping and dining. We got one of the smaller rooms with a limited Mountain View, but we were out in the courtyard so much that it made sense to save the money with the smaller room we received. The staff is soooooo friendly. Seriously. It is very modern and glamorous, but also laid back and inclusive. I wouldn’t book anywhere else when I return to Palm Springs.
I really wanted to give this hotel a 5 Star. The room was PERFECT, the customer service was good, the amenities were great (even the pool was uncrowded, maybe now I know why), however.... the bar was so lousy I will not return until I hear something has improved. With all this hotel has going for it, it really needs to bring its bar (and bartender) up to par. People like to have a tropical cocktail (or at least a decent cocktail) while they float about in a pool or lounge in a cabana in Palm Springs, unfortunately you will not find that at ARRIVE. The only drink that was even slightly tasty (and I tried a lot of them...) was the margarita. So disappointing!! ARRIVE, please fix this and I will be back in a heartbeat!!
Loved this spot. My mum and I went to get away for a couple of nights. It’s super new age, minimalist, but very cool and lots of innovative touches. It’s affordable compared to a lot of hotels in the area, and the staff are friendly.