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
Best thing about this hotel is the location to downtown area. It is convenient to the main drag for restaurants, bars shops etc. Rooms are suites so plenty of extra space for families. Pool area was pleasant, though could do with a bit better cleaning, signs of stains on floor in one of the cabana areas. Staff were friendly and helpful. Decor in the lobby is very bland and lacking any comfy seating area. May be noisy at night.. got woken on two different nights by people coming in late.
When you choose Hyatt, you choose some top level look, feel and service - non was present. It felt like OEM product was substituted with the third party off the market. Although, price was the same.
Pros: big rooms with the bathroom in the middle + location + 2 TVs
Cons: everything is out dated - dirty, non-comfortable (toilet does not flush properly, shower had is the cheapest one from the walmart, hot/cold water converter barely working), all the furniture is scratched and the glass top surfaces are dirty... Breakfast is barely resembling Hyatt level. Plus, there is construction right inside the big Hall.
Great location which was very close to the start and finish line. The people were very friendly along with the people of the community. Every request made was accommodated. Looking forward to the next adventure
We stayed at the Palm Spring Hyatt as part of the Bike Ride event. The hotel was very gracious accommodating participants and their bikes. Our 2-night stay was flawless. The staff - attentive and polite, nice touches like a special menu in the restaurant for the event participants, were very nice. The lobby is spacious, the rooms very quiet with nice views.
The decor on the other hand - outdated. Past glory. Renovation are expensive, but updating waste baskets that are falling apart, shower curtains that are over-washed, should be within reach.
Friendly staff, great rooms, terrific restaurants, and wonderful view rooms. If you enjoy the lively night of the crowds book a city view room. Or if you enjoy more of a quiet atmosphere then you should book a mountain view
room. I Love strolling the shops which are located walking distance from the hotel. You can rent bikes, or if needed shuttle provided.