Hyatt Palm Springs
What We Love
- Within walking distance to shops, restaurants and the Palm Springs Art Museum
- Each suite has a separate living room and private balcony with comfy lounge chairs
- Private poolside cabanas can be rented by the day
- 24/7 gym
- Free transportation to/from Palm Springs International Airport
What To Know
- Rooms overlooking the pool can be louder
- Pets are permitted for a fee
- There's no spa, but in-room treatments can be scheduled
- Onsite parking is available for a daily fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The 197-room Hyatt Palm Springs is conveniently located on Palm Canyon Drive in the middle of downtown. Originally built in the 1980s, the atrium-style, all-suite hotel was completely redesigned in 2009. Today it blends a retro look (imagine burnt-orange walls, white banquettes, polished dark wood furniture) with modern amenities, and draws guests and locals with its poolside cabanas and lively bar scene.
Bed and Bath
The decor — white, orange and chocolate brown — is a blend of retro and modern. Each of the rooms has a 42” flat-screen and a comfortable, well-lighted place to work or lounge. And the oh-so-comfortable beds are proprietary Hyatt Grand Beds and, if you love them, you can buy one online. Balconies have cushioned chaises ideal for admiring the big orange desert moon and canopy of stars.
In the afternoon, guests can take a break from the heat and enjoy free happy hour appetizers (and half-off drinks) at the indoor-outdoor bar. Although it’s near the pool, it’s not actually a pool bar, escaping the scene-iness of the latter. Except on very hot days, the French doors are folded back, bringing the outdoors in. Around the pool, misters keep sunbathers cool in the dry heat and tent cabanas (for rent by the day) offer shade and privacy.
In the Area
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway skims canyon walls on its way up 2.5 miles to the top of Mount San Jacinto. Breathe the pine-scented air and hike trails leading to views out over the entire Coachella Valley. Palm Springs Architectural Tours offers a three-hour tour (in an air-conditioned van) of the city’s most notable mid-century (1950s-1970s) Desert Modernism architecture — iconic steel and glass homes by legendary architects Neutra, Alexander, Clark and Frey. Newly chic, the Uptown Design District — along Palm Canyon Drive from Alejo Road to Vista Chino — is a fashionably funky assortment of galleries, restaurants and shops. Everyone goes for breakfast (try the bacon flights) at Cheeky’s and comes back for a pizza-and-cocktails dinner right next door at Birba. Elvis and Priscilla honeymooned in Palm Springs. Take a tour and have your picture taken in the “honeymoon suite” of their mid-century modern hideaway. Every Thursday evening, the locals all turn out for a festive street fair along downtown’s Palm Canyon Drive for live entertainment, food carts, crafts (mostly jewelry) and a certified farmers’ market.
How to Get There
Loved the location, bikes to borrow, pool hot tub and big suite. You can walk or bike anywhere. Safe and comfy area. Park for free on the street behind otherwise $27 a night. Employees friendly and pet friendly.
Terrible customer service and terrible facility. I reserved a room DIRECTLY WITH HYATT for a room that was supposed to be a suite with a King sized bed and 2 TVs. I was put into a room with a full sized bed. The TV didn't work. The only reason that I mentioned the 2 TVs was that if they had put me in the room that I reserved, maybe one of the two TVs would have worked... They then charged me $500 for the stay--NO LIE... Don't stay at this hotel.
Was very impressed with the Hyatt in downtown Palm Springs. Lovely hotel with exceptionally friendly staff, and walking distance to everything. My only complaint is that the hotel room bathrooms were in need of an update.