What We Love
- In the center of Palm Springs, but feels worlds away thanks to fragrant gardens and stunning Moroccan architecture
- Delicious free breakfast served daily around the fountain in the courtyard
- Free bicycle rentals, afternoon mint tea service and Sunday yoga classes
- Vintage movies screened each night under the stars. Request your favorite classic flicks at the front desk
- After dark, the hotel is lit by firepits and glowing lanterns
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- In keeping with the serene, romantic vibe, there are no TVs or phones in the rooms
- Because there’s no bar, you can bring your own wine and beer
- No on-site restaurant, but there is free breakfast daily and a local restaurant can deliver room service
- Children 13 and under are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
There’s something special about this hushed little Moroccan hideaway. Perhaps it’s the buildings themselves, a series of 1920s and 30s bungalows built by a Scottish painter who had lived in Tangiers. Perhaps it’s the illustrious history—Errol Flynn sunned himself by the pool, Rudolph Valentino seduced his second wife and Churchill practiced painting in one of its lofty rooms. But whatever it is, we feel more transported after a night here than after an entire week’s vacation at other hotels.
Bed and Bath
The 28 rooms—split between the original home and the bungalows across the street—are all different but are unified by an effortless boho vibe. Think sleigh beds draped in gauzy netting, Persian rugs topping cool stone floors and whitewashed walls beneath beamed ceilings. Some rooms up the romance factor with fireplaces, Japanese soaking tubs and private patios fragrant with citrus and oleander.
You’ll start each morning dining on homecooked meals around a fountain in the courtyard, a riot of olive trees and date palms, bougainvillea and orange blossoms. By day, lounge by one of two pools, play a round of bocce, borrow a book from the hotel library to read in the hammock or take the bikes for a spin around town. At night, couples recline on striped loungers piled in Turkish pillows while the hotel screens classic Hollywood flicks beneath the stars.
In the Area
Start the morning with a hike up to Tahquitz Canyon or the Seven Sisters Waterfall at Indian Canyons. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, go to local favorite Cheeky’s for brunch; you’ll find banging breakfast items alongside some of the best Bloody Marys around. After you’ve fueled up, take a design and architecture tour with Palm Springs Modern Tours; you’ll see masterpieces by Albert Frey, Richard Neutra and John Lautner. If you’re looking for a date while you’re in the desert…head out to Shields Date Garden, where you can cool off with one of their famous date shakes while gazing out at the trees.
How to Get There
This place is a hidden jewel. Near downtown but off the beaten path. Each room is different. There is the Moroccan side... the rooms are closer together but it has music playing, a beautiful fountain in the center and a nice vibe. The Mediterranean side (the side we stayed at) is across the street. It is more spread out so more privacy I think. There is a yoga platform (where they happened to show an old Laurel and Hardy movie the night we were there), a boccie ball game set up, and random couches and beds to nap on at your leisure. Both sides have pools for swimming. Nice pluses here and there including a yummy tea and snacks available through out the day as well as a free hot breakfast in the morning.
I just want to say, this place is beyond amazing! Not only is the staff wonderful but everything about the vibes and feeling felt so good! My husband & I had a staycation for our anniversary and it couldnt have been more beautiful. It was relaxing and the rooms are so beautifully set up! I love the salted pools and the fire pits available. I would go here a million times over anyday! Paulette & jennifer are amazing hosts! I would recomend this to everyone!!!! I dont have photos because this place really makes you be in the moment. ☺️☺️????????????
What can I say.... Other than this is one of my all time happy places. Korakia has been one of the places I go to treat myselef to some R&R and Pampering. This hotel is amazing along with a great staff. Walking distance to town and the hotel grounds is what I enjoy along with how the staff takes care of me when I'm in town.