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
This is a hip, modern hotel located just outside the busy downtown area of Palm Springs, closer to the uptown arts district. Aesthetically the rooms and common areas are quite nice. Bedding is comfortable, fire pits and seating around the pool are welcoming. We did use the common area fire pits, but not the one outside our room because it just faced a concrete wall. If you're looking for more luxe accommodations, you'll find some basic amenities are lacking here. The open showers look nice but are impractical, without shelving to set shampoo or razors, or doors to keep from getting a cold draft while toweling off. The toilet is just in its own little closet. Additionally, there were no slippers, just wrinkled linen robes. Also, the walls were a little thin and we heard noise from all sides including a loud party next door in the event space. Also, be warned there are no options for morning coffee in the room or common areas, you can only buy coffee at the adjacent coffee shop that opens at 6am. The nearby restaurants are good, particularly Wexler's for breakfast/lunch and Sandfish for sushi.
This boutique hotel is far and away my favourite in PS . I’ve lived and worked in Palm Springs for many years and was there before the big boom started. I’ve been to all the new (and old ) hotels and now that i don’t live there anymore, they Arrive is the one i always come back to. Situated at the entrance of PS if coming from LA, it’s convenient location can’t be overstated.
The rooms have high ceilings and are superbly appointed. The food is seasonal and delicious and above all else the staff is exceptional.
Well worth your time to stay and check it out.
We want to come back here. Cool, modern, funky hotel. Very compact and efficient use of space and the outdoors. The bar, check in, restaurant were all great. Loved the welcome drinks, real drinks too.
i stayed at this hotel. there was a pool and a hot tub. there were ping pong tables and a bocce pit. there was an ice cream parlor, a restaurant, and a bar - all staffed by humans. the rooms had lots of space and large beds. the bed i stayed in was so big that i almost got lost (<- was *NOT* a bad thing). no snakes! would recommend.
We really like the hotel. Rooms are very nice designed and clean. Staff friendly and helpful. The café is good, food and drinks also. Pool is nice and we loved the doggies around. Free parking is perfekt, free bikes, very good WiFi!