What We Love
- Gratis cruiser bikes to explore downtown Palm Springs
- Nightly room-side martini service
- The onsite fire pit
- Croquet on the lawn
What To Know
- The property was originally built as an estate for the heirs to the Pierce Arrow Motorcar Company in the 1920s
- The front desk can help arrange poolside yoga
- Pets are allowed, for a fee (also provided: dog beds, bowls, and treats)
- The hotel serves a complimentary lobby breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
At the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, one of Palm Springs’s original retreats is now a refurbished retro-chic 30-room bungalow
From a vintage candy bar in the lobby to traditional tableside eats—trout amandine, anyone?—at Melvyn’s Restaurant, everything about this desert estate shuttles guests to Hollywood’s over-the-top golden era. The Spanish Colonial Revival property was once a celebrity favorite (just look to the Framed photos of Lucille Ball, Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis all posing with late proprietor Mel Haber), but a recent revitalization has gently ushered this old-school belle into the Instagram age. The result is a thoughtful balancing act that honors the property’s radiant 1920s roots, incorporating period lighting and a glossy color scheme of gold, shell pink, and teal with modern touches like glass-door showers, mint-tiled bathrooms, ebony-stained headboards, and an updated patio that now permits casual dress for the very first time. Other facelifts include an expanded outdoor pool deck with a newly added refreshment bar and a charcoal gray wall for the aforementioned Melvyn’s (ironically, the restaurant’s original hue when it opened doors 42 years ago). The result is a subtly reimagined landmark fit for a modern-day Rat Pack.
In the Area
Palm Springs, home to Coachella Valley—a thirty-minute drive from the Inn on Highway 111—may have peaked as a playground for Sinatra and Elvis, but design-savvy hipsters are to credit for its slow-but-steady revival. Choose from a who’s who of mid-Century modern structures to visit: there’s a former savings-and-loans bank turned into a lively architecture center and Sunnylands, the winter residence of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg encircled by nine acres of green inspired by Post-Impressionist paintings. For serious style aficionados, Modernism Week, comprising a string of tours, lectures, and live music performances, celebrates the beloved aesthetic every February.
How to Get There
An Exquisite Surprise!!!
Ingleside Inn exceeded our expectations in every category. We chose it for its convenient location to Downtown Palm Springs...However, it is the sophisticated 'old-school' service, accommodations and charm that we will return for. Richard, the property manager, set the tone for our visit by personally arranging changes to our arrival/departure dates due to flight delays/cancellations as well as overseeing an obviously well trained service staff. The recently updated suites were clean, quiet and exceptionally comfortable. Complimentary breakfast was excellent and Melvyn's is a Palm Springs legend and a must for evening dining. Poolside service by Danny was attentive and a highlight to each day...Grounds and pool/spa are immaculately maintained. Thank you Ingleside, see you again soon!!
This was the nicest place to stay in Palm Springs! It has a historic feel yet the rooms are updated and very clean. We had a fireplace in our room (it was chilly and rainy) and it was perfect and very romantic. The breakfast in the lobby was wonderful: homemade pastries, good coffee etc.. The staff was very accommodating and genuinely kind. The bed was wonderful and the decor very tasteful, not too over the top but perfect for the architecture. It's a very sweet and romantic place.
A spectacular stay. Made to feel like a one of a kind guest .the staff were so friendly, the bed so comfortable, and the pool was.kept so warm. Every aspect of the stay was perfect and I would repeat . Great location too
This historic inn was very relaxing and charming. Free bike rental on site, short walk to shopping lots of dining options. Simple but good continental breakfast with healthy options. Wish we had tried the on-site restaurant Melvyns because menu looked amazing. Maybe next time. Sleep quality average because pillows were too firm for me and husband. Would love to return to this delightful place.
We stayed at the Ingleside Inn numerous times before. This time we came for New Years Eve. The hotel and staff are truly amazing, the service is second to none and the restaurant is always an experience. The facility itself is wonderful because of its charm from times gone by.