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
High quality with all you need for a great place to stay. Rooms are well appointed and clean. Lots of room at pool, hot tub and fire pit areas. Great coffee shop and places to eat at Arrive and others within walking distance. A gem of a place to stay!!!
Don't waste your money on all these overpriced hotels with golf courses (unless you are into that) and instead spend it on a great priced hotel with key amenities. Parking/wifi is free, great food onsite, beds are super comfortable and rooms are designed well and clean. I can imagine during the summer this is a bumping place but loved it was more quite in December. Staff was very friendly, helping with dinner recommendations and things to do. Would stay here again!
This was our eighth month olds daughter first thanksgiving and my wife’s 30th, so we decided to go away. The hotel was recommend by a friend that stayed there and we were very happy she did. The property was beautiful and well kept. The rooms were rather large for a “studio” with lots of space. The shower was great and remote controlled blinds were a nice feature. The staff was the best and always felt sincere and made us feel welcome.
We loved our stay. Probably the most dog friendly and people friendly property we've stayed. A very well designed hotel with great perks and amenities. Great staff, very accomodating. Felt like a home away from home. We will be back.
Everything about our stay was perfect, from the room design to the customer service. I love the salt water pool /hot tub and the marble shower. They really nailed the concept of "silent service" which is to say they've thought about all your needs in advance and are always available to you without being in your face.