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
I would highly recommend staying at Holiday House. We stayed in the suite and it was amazing and very reasonable for the size and the hotel amenities were superb. Very clean, well decorated and we were so close to the Main Street. Loved all the honour systems throughout the hotel including the ice cream poolside and the rose wine bar on the pink cart. We arrived in the middle of the Pride parade which was an added bonus!
Great hotel in a great location within easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, bars. Helpful friendly staff, rooms big and spacious, some with small kitchens, big bathrooms and a lovely mixed of decor.
We were greeted in a very friendly manner by Nathan(GM) at the bar, there is no registration desk. Even though the hotel was built in 1951, it is maintained in great condition. Room #3 was perfect - no room above - no TVs - quiet.My biggest complaint is for anyone over 50 the rooms are very dark (1950s environment).Light continental breakfast. Beautiful backdrop is the mountain range behind the hotel.. Our checkout was not handled very professionally. The employee was more infatuated showing off photos of his dogs to a couple and then grabbed the phone to take a reservation. He was totally oblivious that I was there to check out and he had a hard time with the computer finding our statement as well.