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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Staying at the Ingleside Inn was a wonderful time warp back to a time when service meant something. This centrally located hotel has an incredible history and at the same time is relevant in 2019. The staff couldn't have been more attentive, the grounds immaculate, the rooms had all the latest technology and the restaurant and bar were fantastic. A special mention to Kim at the front desk, Tony who is everywhere and always ready to assist and Miguel at the valet stand. All consummate professionals.
I booked this hotel last minute day of during coachella weekend.. I did not know what to expect due to lack of pictures and also antiquated described features and pictures of the facility. But upon check-in I was impressed with the grounds and the beauty behind the rustic and historic facility. Very quaint and quiet vibe and beautiful room with an extra, personal outdoor space that made us feel like we were in our own private hotel. Great place if you want to relax!!! And good location if you want to visit downtown PS
A great place to revisit the golden era when folks dressed up and drank Martinis and enjoyed each others company. Michael in the Bar was a lot of fun and made excellent Espresso Martinis.
The food in Melvyn's was great as was the service.
We will definitely be back.
Old School "Guests First" service. Perfect size property to have private resort feel and NOT the BIG HOTEL "just a number" experience. Martini Lounge with Music and a Classy, top notch restaurant right on site! Fabulous hiking trail just out the back door & easy walk to the downtown out the front!
Decided to extend our stay in PS. We stayed at The Rowan the previous 2 nights. LOUD. When we needed an extra day, we decided to try out Ingleside Inn. It is quaint, cute, cozy, comfortable, and clean. Terrific valet guys. All the makings of a great resort. Over the past 2 years we've stayed at L'Horizon (too sterile for us), La Serena Villas (lovely), Colony Palms (casitas are great rooms), and The Rowan (great rooftop everything, but too LA young crowd for us more senior folks.) Although the rooms are a bit smaller than some of the others mentioned, Ingleside Inn is easily our new favorite. Will definitely return.