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
- 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
The property oozes with colonial beauty and the staff, particularly MJ at reception, are exceptionally attentive to guest requests. Keep up the good work! Wish we would stay longer to enjoy the hotel and its amazing location
My one and only complaint and it's a good reason to complain about. As a hotel you should put a stop to the terrible pool seat reservation habit's. People wake up at 6-7 in the morning and place there belongings in the pool lounges and pool couches to reserve there seats then leave for breakfast or brunch. Most resorts have signage that prohibit that behavior and remove towels that are left unattended after 15 mins. Example:
we woke up our last morning there at 7 to get coffee saw that someone left there belongings on the couch and nobody was there came back two hours later and still the few people at the pool were sitting in lounges and nobody had been back to the couch at the pool. It's a rude and welcoming behavior. The day before, we watched some throw a towel down on the lounge chair next to us and never returned so nobody could sit there. Everyone was looking for a seat and was upset because they were sure if someone was sitting there.
Can you fix this problem?
Ok! On to the good stuff
This is our second visit to the hotel and with good reason. The hotel is peaceful and perfect place for couples. Kids stay away! (J/k) you will find the occasional children but if you have kids, leave them at home. This place is an adult getaway with a lounge pool that is only about 3.5 feet deep.
The shallowness of the pool allows you to hang on to your delicious drink from the Purple Palm restaurant that opens up to the pool for an outdoor dining experience. The Purple Palm offers delicious dinner choices and has great service. If you're looking to go out, try Brickworks pizza. It's smack center of downtown and has great service and awesome oven baked pizza.
The rooms at the Colony Palms are awesome and all them make you feel as you are in a different country.
Colony Palms employees are very nice and offer exceptional service.
Please continue to be the stand out resort for Palm Springs.
We love the Colony Palms Hotel and have been coming here for years. It’s not that we don’t want to try other hotels in Palm Springs (and we have) but for some reason, we always go back to what we believe is the best hotel in Palm Springs. The pool and pool service is wonderful, the decor of the hotel is beautiful, and all the people that work at Colony Palms are beyond friendly and helpful. We also go there because they are dog friendly and that is very important to us as well.
I’ve really enjoyed my 3 day stay here. Very good design and atmosphere. Quite trendy yet comfortable and relaxed. Spacious rooms. Friendly and professional staff. Good quality restaurant service with tasty fusion dishes and extensive wine list at reasonable prices. There’s also a spa. It was a very pleasant experience. Definitely recommend !
From the moment we checked in, we loved this hotel. When you walk into the garden and see the pool and the restaurant, its quaint, cute and just relaxing. We will be back for sure. This is the cutest place and thanks you for having us! Our dog was so happy to be able to stay too!