Colony Palms Hotel
What We Love
- Poolside dining and fab people watching
- The rich history of the hotel — a 1930s hangout for both notorious West Coast gangsters and down-and-out Hollywood types
- Valet parking is free
- A meal at the hotel's trademark restaurant, the Purple Palm (reservations are recommended)
What To Know
- Pool can be a bit of a scene — guests get there early to reserve chairs
- Spa accommodates both guests and nonguests, so book treatments a day in advance
- A $34.37 resort fee per night will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Just 90 miles from Hollywood, this desert hideaway feels a world away from the LA hustle. In the lobby, Moroccan-inspired design includes brightly colored fringed pillows, and settees dominate the visual scene.
Bed & Bath
Guestrooms are optimized for relief from the desert heat, with thick curtains that keep out the sun. Large textile headboards hover above the kingsize beds, and soft Italian linens practically beg guests to indulge in an afternoon nap. Wind down with a signature Moroccan Cocktail: vodka with cardamom, passion fruit and mango nectar.
Most guests spend their time poolside, which is a scene of its own at Colony Palms. Order cocktails at the poolside bar or just laze on the comfy chaise longues. In the evening, dinner at the Purple Palm is in order. It’s always packed with locals and visitors alike, so be sure you’ve made a reservation. Small plates and tapas dominate the menu, and the signature Purple Palm Salad (grapes, sunflower seeds, almonds, goat cheese and white balsamic vinaigrette) is a must-try. When you’re ready to chill out, opt for a massage at the hotel’s Moroccan-inspired spa.
In the Area
Take your plastic for a trip to El Paseo, the Rodeo Drive of Palm Springs; it’s home to such shops as Burberry, Bottega Veneta and Gucci. Or, if you’d prefer to spend the day outdoors, you’ll see magnificent fan palms at Indian Canyons, a desert oasis with fantastic hiking trails. Get a cultural fix at the Palm Springs Art Museum, which has changing exhibitions and a substantial permanent collection, or take in the beauty of the town with a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, which offers striking views of the mountains and the valley below.
How to Get There
Always a lovely spot to stay in Palm Springs. Small historic boutique property and an easy walk to town. Quiet, upscale and comfortable. Nice spa, pool area...lovely dining room for lunch by the pool or dinner. The rooms are nice and bathrobes are comfy.
I was staying at the Colony palms for a wedding I was attending on the property. This was my first time staying at the Palms and it most certainly will not be my last! I was absolutely impressed with the hotel but most impressed by the staff who’s unparalleled service left nothing to be desired. They went out of their way to satisfy my needs multiple times and they did it with a smile on their face. I was very happy to have stayed here and will absolutely recommend them to anyone heading to Palm Springs. From the grounds to the room to the event to the staff 10 out of 10
What a beautiful place to have a wedding. Incredible setting, the weather was perfect and the food was delicious. My only recommendation is to start the wedding between 4:30 and 5 instead of 4 PM (10/26/19 wedding). Some of the guests were still in the sun at 4, but by 4:30 everybody was in the shade and it was a perfect temperature for an outdoor wedding. One of the servers, Patricia, was very sweet and anticipated the needs of the guests. The other servers were wonderful too. Special shout out to Shannon & Molly from “all you need is Love events” who were on-site & organized the wedding. They were outstanding! I recommend this hotel and this wedding planning company.