L’Horizon Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Formerly The Horizon, L’Horizon reopened after a multi-million dollar refresh by designer Steve Hermann in June 2015
- Guided hikes, bike rentals and a nightly firepit
- Michelin-star chef, and El Bulli alum, Giacomo Pettinari is at the helm of the still-to-be-named restaurant
- Just 25 bungalows on the three-acre grounds, all with private patios and some with outdoor showers
What To Know
- A Hollywood go-to throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and a host of US Presidents all stayed here
- Designed by William F. Cody, the building is one of the finest examples of mid-century modern architecture in Palm Springs
- Located on East Palm Canyon Drive in hip South Palm Springs
- This retreat is adults only (children 17 and under are not permitted)
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In increasingly hip South Palm Springs, L’Horizon occupies a 1952 William F. Cody–designed 1952 building that was once a playground for golden era Hollywood elite (Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and several Presidents all stayed) and remains one of the finest intact examples of mid-century modern architecture in Palm Springs. Owner and designer Steve Hermann is behind the multi-million dollar renovation, which honors the details and decor of the original hotel, while updating it for an upscale crowd with a mix of bespoke and upscale vintage furniture. The 25 bungalows are dotted across the three-acre grounds, all with private patios, Frette linens, Dean and Deluca goodies in the minibar and marble baths stocked with posh Le Labo toiletries. The restaurant, too, sets a new standard in Palm Springs, with Michelin-star chef, and El Bulli alum, Giacomo Pettinari in the kitchen and a menu of creative southern European and Californian classics. Ingredients come largely from farms within a 150-mile radius, while the wine list features mostly West Coast wineries. For sybarites, there’s a serene spa, pool and bar, plus a range of fitness activities, including loaner bikes, yoga classes and guided hikes.
In the Area
On the main drag in the up-and-coming hipster neighborhood of South Palm Springs, L’Horizon is walking distance to the city’s fave café, Koffi, the upscale Mr. Lyons steakhouse and the supper club scene at the Purple Room. Too warm by the pool? It’s usually about 30 degrees cooler atop of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, where hiking (or snowshoeing!) trails beckon. Other outdoor adventures await at Joshua Tree National Park or, closer-in, at Tahquitz Canyon and Indian Canyons. Shoppers, check out design and resort-wear shops on North Palm Canyon Drive in downtown and uptown Palm Springs, a couple miles away.
How to Get There
Came here with my husband as a little getaway. This place is gorgeous and the bungalows are comfy and spacious. The customer service was great and attentive to all our needs. Would certainly recommend for people who want a quiet, laid back and beautiful retreat
As a frequent return guest I’m considering not returning, it’s just not exciting anymore.
I workout a lot and try to eat vegan.
The fitness classes are ok I only have one favorite class. I was playing around on Instagram to see what is new to do in Palm Springs and Gymnastechs is coming to town not sure if she will be teaching exclusively to one property or just certifying locals. One coach over ten classes indoor & outdoor. I tried it in Virgin Gorda British Virgin Islands fricking phenonminal. Maybe you guys should upgrade or try to book her it’s so diffferent and full circle fitness and recovery.
Still one of my favorite hotels to eat at! You have me for life in the department. ❤️
I stayed here for just one night but it was one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. The staff was incredible, and I got a massage which was very good. The facilities have been designed down to the smallest detail, and I got a lot of design inspiration from the visit. I booked through Amex and got great extra perks - spa credit, food credit, and more! I will be back!
We loved this place. Very hip and trendy with beautiful grounds. The only issue was the heating system was very poor. Room was either too hot or too cold but the rest of the experience was wonderful. Also, it was very close to downtown. Not quite walking distance but very quick by car. We would stay here again.
The fireplace suite was fabulous, pool area amazing and the majority of the staff were gracious ...we would visit again but eat elsewhere.. rent a car and sample local restaurant cuisine and California wines