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
- 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
We stayed 3 nights for a swim meet. Great location and easy to find overnight parking nearby if you choose not to valet. Rooms are fine, a little worn down and dark but again, first world problems. Not a big deal. Bathroom shower could be a little stronger in water pressure.
I highly recommend Hyatt Palm Springs. Our room was clean and comfortable. Oscar at the front desk was very pleasant, helpful and accommodating. He gave us tips on things to do. On his advice we visited the Palm Springs Museum, it was just around the corner. We had a great time. Thank you Oscar we look forward to seeing you on future visits.
Located in the center of town, it is an easy walk to many attractions. There isn't any self parking but plenty of street parking behind the hotel. The property is older, but well maintained and the staff are friendly.
Very comfortable hotel room. Love the separate living room, bar area and bedroom. The location is perfect for out of towners... restaurants, bars and coffee at your convenience. Well priced and 1st choice to stay every time.
To be honest, Palm Springs in general is like a time warp. The whole place is stuck in the 50's. So if you look at from this perspective then the hotel is modern with its late 70's look & style. The room was nice & clean. A modern look on the surface, but, when you looked it really showed its age. The tile in the bathroom was special. Room was big and spacious. Bedroom seperated from front by the bathroom. Nice view of the mountains. Bed was ok. Tv was basic, didn't have modern features of youtube or nextflix as ive seen elsewhere.