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
As a retired young at heart travel lover, I decided to join a few lady friends in palm Springs for shopping, exploring architecture, combing the antique stores for treasures and dining over a weekend dedicated to us ladies.
We stayed at a charming hotel in the center of town called the Holiday House...it is tucked away and doesn't seem like much when you pull up , until you walk I and then you are hit with a moment of WOW. The colors remind you of Greece, lots of blue and white and fun funky art work, books all over and one of the friendliest group of hotel staff I have yet to encounter, you get a glass of Rose when you check in!I had the pleasure of meeting Jessica, Joanna who checked me in and Tara the GM and hostess of this property. These ladies do it all, make cocktails, serve lunch, chat with all the guests and offer suggestions, play with the dogs, answer the phone and so much more.....and they laugh and genuinely have a good time with the guests . Rooms are really big, I booked a Good room on the ground floor facing the pool and could not have been happier , having their chicken salad is a must - nota big restaurant but sufficient for the size of the hotel which feels like a bed and breakfast. All rooms come with breakfast....we were there on a Thursday and recommend heading into town for the weekly festival and taking one of the hotel bikes to go poke around and look at houses. The hotel even had a Fried Chicken Dinner on Friday and it was a hoot, the staff wait on the tables and chat with you like it is a big family dinner, we met the owners ( lovely gentleman), the food was abundant and we went to bed stuffed. Tara and her team are authentic and make the stay so special, they truly care if you are having a good time. Upon check out we had one wrong charge and they immediately fixed it, we were not upset mistakes happen and they gave us fortune cookies for the road. We will be back .
The staff were quite good throughout the stay and check in was a breeze. Since it was an anniversary trip, we opted for the 'Best' room on the second floor. It was quite large and had a kitchenette as well as a sitting area. There is also a balcony with two chairs that overlooks the pool. The bathroom was spacious with nice amenities. The room was great. If anything, it was more than we needed. I would probably get a smaller room in the future and save some doough.
The grounds were quiet at night so I was hoping for some good sleep. The king size bed was very uncomfortable. We both felt it was very uncomfortable. Very unsatisfying sleep. For a hotel of this caliber, they need to improve their bed.
The outdoor grounds had a cool retro feel. The pool and hot tub were a nice touch.
Morning breakfast was continental style. There were good options. Banana bread was great. Nice selection of juices and of course coffee.
The location is great. Everything is walk-able or a short Uber ride. Parking is uncovered, but it is free. Oh and it is a pet friendly resort which is very nice. They give a nice little gift bag to your dog on check in.
It was nice stay with the exception of the bed. Unfortunately, I would think twice about coming back because of bed.
Amazing, delicious, good price, good service. takes you back in time, very Californian. The decor is stylish yet not overbearing adn the restaurant located next to the pool and garden is good for people watching while you enjoy your meal.
My husband and I had a great time at Holiday House. We were there for three days and really enjoyed it. The feel of the place is great: laid back, awesome decor, great staff, and not too cool for its own good (there are a lot of hotels like that :)).
We enjoyed meeting other people that stayed at the hotel, as well. While this doesn't make or break the trip, Holiday House also has breakfast each morning which was a really nice touch...especially being that we could walk from our room, shoe-less, to breakfast next to the pool.
My partner and I stayed here in August for 4 nights an loved every second of it - the hotel is beautifully maintained and is in a perfect location with walking access to everywhere you'd want to go in down town Palm Springs.
The rooms we very tastefully decorated and the enormous compared to other hotels we've stayed at in Palm Springs.
Breakfast was great - cereals, toast, boiled eggs, juice and coffee.
My only issue was that the bikes were crap... old, squeaky and with flat tires and sticky handles grips which had melted in the sun.