What We Love
- The well-curated art throughout the property (see if you can spot the David Hockney and original Lichtenstein)
- No TVs makes it that much easier to unplug here
- The shuffleboard court and polka-dot-painted English bicycles for guests—two amenities that have existed since the hotel's first incarnation
What To Know
- Rooms are divided between Good, Better, and Best—book Better for a wet bar or Best for a private balcony or patio with mountain views
- Sunday brunch at the Pantry is <i>de rigeur</i> but there's only 24 seats, so book early
- The tiles lining the lobby bar were inspired by Italian architect Gio Ponti
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Reinvigorated 1950s retreat with the same midcentury mindset but a new modern edge
Owners Jeff Brock and Richard Crisman (the same minds behind Sparrows Lodge) have breathed new life into Hubert Burns’ once beloved but since dilapidated Chase Hotel—a 28-room bolt-hole with gorgeous midcentury bones but tired interiors. In the redubbed Holiday House, rooms are now cheery and bright with blue-and-white rugs and bedspreads, walnut backsplashes, and rattan furniture, and the lobby is its own kind of marvel with travertine floors and artwork by the likes of David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein. The color scheme continues in the outdoor patio, where navy striped sectionals sit beside a shuffleboard court, as well as the library, whose sofa upholstery is the same fabric that covers the walls.
In the Area
The Holiday House’s location is hard to beat: it’s within walking distance of all sorts of restaurants and bars, plus the convention center. The excellent Brickworks is across the street, where you can (and should) stop in wood-fired pizzas with toppings like black pepper honey, crispy bacon, and smoked gouda. Romantics will want to book a table at Pomme Frite, a Belgian bistro with fabulous mussels and lots of California wines by the glass. Outdoorsy types should reserve a day for a hike in Indian Canyons, home to rock art, waterfalls and stunning desert scenery. Indoors types will prefer the Palm Springs Art Museum, a gem of a museum just blocks from the hotel.
How to Get There
For Ann and me there can be no better escape from winter than Holiday House. This small 28 room hotel one block from the center of a now very vibrant Palm Springs, CA is for guests aged 21 and over who want the luxury of no TV's, no phones, and no kitchenettes while enjoying the peace and serenity of a private inn run by a very able and friendly staff. The low-lying building - with a few guest rooms on a second floor but most on the ground level - was recently redesigned to provide housing around a pool, jacuzzi, and lush gardens amid shaded and open areas for sunning, swimming, socializing, dining, wining, and playing shuffleboard. Delightful but simple breakfasts have always been served as part of the reasonable, daily tariff. Recently they have been upgraded to include a variety of tasty hot selections on Fridays through Sundays. Additionally, gourmet fried chicken dinners on Fridays and designer taco dinners on Tuesdays draw many connoisseurs from greater Palm Springs as well as the inn's guests. Ann and I will not stay anywhere else when in the California desert. Eric
This is a cozy, cute, stylish ideal little spot and a great location. Super friendly staff, cozy lobby with a gas fire to sit by and have a drink. The art and décor very nice in the whole place.Rooms are spacious, great beds and bedding, loved the shower and bath. Attention to detail excellent. Room 17 over the kitchen fan, so avoid if light sleepers or daytime napper. Insulation not great, but a very quiet hotel as adults only, we had no issues. No TVs, thankfully. Blinds are not blackout, but supposedly they are looking to update. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Perfectly situated one block off the main street. Behind the unassuming front entrance door you’ll walk in to a cozy, beautifully decorated lounge area with a fireplace. Adjoining this room is a library with coordinating wallpaper and upholstery along with plenty of interesting books. It is an easy room to curl up in should you experience the rain. The grounds are sexy with an open fire pit, pool and jacuzzi. The rooms are spacious and well laid out. Generous toiletries and large bathrooms make for a comfortable stay. This is an adult only hotel that does not include TVs in the bedrooms. This is to encourage unwinding and disconnecting. We never missed it!
My husband and I found Holiday House when we needed a quick place to sleep after a long drive from Vegas to Palm Springs. Having not read any reviews and booked the day of, we didn't know what to expect. We made the right decision staying here. The warm staff greeted us with a drink and a gift and answered all of our questions. We instantly fell in love with the relaxed, hip, and retro vibe of the place. Each guest room is stocked with books to read while you stay and they do not include TVS to help promote guests using the grounds and books. It was a nice touch and we didnt miss the TV at all. Looking around the rooms and the property you can tell the designers and staff focus on all the little details. Everything is thoughtfully placed/designed.
One of the best parts of our stay was the staff. They were hands down the best staff we had encountered in a hotel. :)
We spent our final night in PSP at the Holiday House and didn't want to leave! It was my birthday so wanted something special where we could end our holiday. I toyed with several different boutique, adult only hotels. We were driving by and dropped by for a quick look see and, upon entering the lobby, knew this was the place. We booked online at hotel website. They were offering a great rate for their basic or GOOD room. We arrived a little early as we wanted to enjoy some pool time on our last day. Room wasn't ready but they allowed us to hang out by the pool, served us a spritzer and were extremely warm and welcoming. We lunched by the pool. Ordered a reuben and, the only negative thing I have to say, is that the reuben was sub par. We told the server and they thanked us for the comments as they are always trying to improve their menu. We received keys to our room and were extremely happy! They weren't very full that evening so they upgraded us to one of their BEST rooms. Drop jaw gorgeous! The decor is blue sprinkled with white and wood tones with a dash of wicker. Lots of great details. Felt like a beach house. Room was large, very comfortable and I can't say enough! Too bad we were only there for one night! Our room was ground floor and had outdoor shower - however the privacy was questionable as there were shrubs covering a fence. I doubt I would shower in the buff. Would be a nice private place to hang out on a super hot day though as patio had a couple chairs and lots of shade. When I finally dragged myself out of the room, I thoroughly enjoyed the grounds. The hot tub was nice at night. They have several sitting areas if you want to be social or have a large group. They also have bikes and shuffleboard! We used the bikes to ride around the neighborhood and look at all the beautiful houses. In the morn, I woke early to make the most of my day and enjoyed the lavish continental breakfast. I sat at one of the outdoor table in my provided robe and enjoyed several cups of tea while waiting for my friend to emerge. They also have a small lobby and a sitting area off of the lobby with great art and books. The staff couldn't be more friendly. The guy that greeted us was great and informative. The gal that also worked the "front desk" and bar area was very sweet. I also witnessed the cleaning crew in action and they are top notch! Obviously I enjoyed my stay very much and can 't wait to return and attend one of their taco nights! Thanks you Holiday House and crew for helping me enjoy my 55th bday!