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
If you haven't been to Palm Springs, you need to go and stay at the Holiday House. And if you've been to PS and haven't stayed at the Holiday House, you need to take a trip back to the desert because this is truly an exceptional property.
We first stayed here just a few weeks after they opened in 2017, this was our second stay in June 2019. When you walk in you feel like you’ve entered into a private home that’s owned by interior designers with impeccable taste. The art is curated, the colors are blue, and there’s a touch of whimsy and fun. Upon check-in (at the bar which is just too fun!) we received rosé spritzers and love beads (which I love) and a biscuit and welcome gift for our dog Garwood.
We splurged and stayed in #16 — the Suite — and it was worth it! We had our own private patio with an outdoor shower, living room, gorgeous bathroom, and wet bar with a variety of fun mini bar treats to enjoy. The bathroom amenities are Malin+Goetz (a very nice touch). The bedroom was roomy with a super comfy bed, and every detail of the room was thoughtful — from the furniture, to the décor, so beautiful.
Mornings we enjoyed the delicious breakfast (which is included) on the patio, afternoon by the pool, and evenings sitting in the grass under the grapefruit trees. The overall vibe here is hip but approachable and really peaceful. There’s no TVs in the rooms, which I like. The staff is just wonderful and every time we’ve been here, we’ve met the nicest people. I think because of the kind of vibe Holiday House is creating is attracts low-key friendly guests looking to just chill out.
Along with the amazing-ness of this chic boutique hotel, the location is awesome. We walked to downtown (a block away) for dinner and there was also a Thursday night market going on.
If I could give Holiday House more than 5 stars, I totally would. The property is just really incredible, and I already have two more stays on the calendar!
I arrived on 8/8/19 after a stressful solo drive from Phoenix. Happily, as soon as saw the beautiful room, art, books, and grounds I was able to relax. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the Holiday House experience. I especially appreciated the original art and was thrilled to spend time with the David Hockney Big Book in the lobby.
Every little detail about the Holiday House is delightful--from the welcome drink to the love beads and finally the special chocolate fortune cookie after checking out.
We love this place and continue to come back year after year. We love that it's 21+ (sorry, kids). It's quiet, relaxing, the rooms are huge, the bed is super comfy, the food is incredible, and the location is beyond convenient. We can walk basically anywhere we want and if it's a little too far, they have free bikes to rent (other properties charge for this). It never feels crowded even when it's fully sold out, which is also a huge positive. It's a true oasis!