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.
How to Get There
The room was great with organic like bathrobes and linen. Fantastic shower. Tasteful and spacious. The pool area is very nice. However the age of guests was between 20 and many 35. As were the staff. You can communicate your requests by text. So if this is a concern don’t book here.
A very big disadvantage for me is the absence of tea and coffee supplies in the room. The small restaurant does not open until 8 AM and the tea water is lukewarm. The bar serves mostly canned drinks and beers in the evening although it appears to be stocked and open.
I come here often with my little dog. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Amazing staff, salt water pool, a great low key get away spot. Downtown is a short drive/Uber or bike ride away. Highly recommend.
This may look like a motel, but according to our bus tour guide, they don't call them "motels" in Palm Springs. We loved the design of property and the room, the fun curtains, the comfy bed, that they will bring you filtered regular or fizzy water, robes. The pool was perfect after our Joshua Tree visit. We loved our lunch at Wexler's (a bagel good by East Coast standards). The overall vibe is great. The location is a bit north of things, but we walked to the design district for breakfast (plus we noticed there's a free bus). Staff was friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, the other guests were not so great. Our neighbors below left their barking dog unattended--fortunately quieted after our return from dinner. Then we had bros partying and playing Pink Floyd at 4 AM next door. I fell back asleep, but it kept my husband awake. If you want to sleep, I'd recommend this place weekdays (rates are better then, anyway).