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
We took a quick trip out of LA and tried The Colony Palms for the first time - we will definitely stay here again...relaxing, quiet, and very friendly staff. The room was cozy and comfortable and the amenities were great!!
As a longtime Colony Palms supporter, I’m thrilled that the level of service is back to reflect the elegance and beauty of the property.
Much kudos to Erin Sammons who made my experience wonderful. She truly cares and it shows.
It has been several years of poor management, lousy service and the property suffered.
I doubted returning, let alone referring.
When I visited in May and the property shone.
Excellent service. I will be referring the hotel and hopefully visiting again soon.
Thank you Erin!
Such a massive improvement!
This is my *favorite* hotel. Over the past 5years, I've easily spent 70 nights here. I've had birthdays, anniversaries, and work meetings here. I truly do consider the CP a home away from home.
One of the reasons I first chose to stay here, aside from the gorgeous photos, was the "adult experience" policy that was then noted on the site: "Though we welcome guests of all ages, we cater to an adult experience."
Here's my feedback: PLEASE consider making this hotel an adults-only space. I come here for the peace and quiet — the gentle rustle of wind in the palms, the low music at the pool. But the second that kids are in the pool, no matter how well-behaved, it changes the entire vibe. I just left because two boys are splashing and giggling because that's the ONLY way kids know how to BE in a pool. I don't want to be in there getting splashed or kicked. As a matter of fact, the pool completely emptied when they got in. I can't speak for everyone else, but I know that I'll spend less on food and alcohol today just because I had to escape someone else's children.
I'm not a kid hater. I'm just a person who made the trip here in search of what this hotel does best. There are TONS of hotels in this town where kids would be welcome and probably have a lot more fun.
To the management who does an amazing job here, I'd love it if it were open for consideration -- or that there was some structure and **guest education** around pool vibe. Maybe at check-in, maybe some in-room signage. Anything to keep the serene spa-like quality intact would be SO appreciated.
My husband and I just celebrated our "babymoon" here and had a wonderful time. The property is lovely. It's centered around the pool and the Purple Palm restaurant. I appreciated the laid back atmosphere, it is certainly not a party hotel. The food at Purple Palm was nice, and the drinks were good (if not a bit pricey). Service was great across the board and our room was very comfortable. Would definitely come back!
Loved this hotel so much! The decor is beautiful, pool/bar fantastic, food was a 10, room service was stellar, spa facial was a 10 (I’m an esthetician), plenty of sexiness/vacation mode vibes, excellent staff. We plan to comeback for sure! In the future we will upgrade to a nicer room because ours was pretty small.
The beds were a little broken in and could use some minor updating—a little touch up paint on the walkways, curtain repairs, pressure washing of the pool area. But honestly—it was fantastic. Can’t imagine liking it more.