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
Great resort. The SO-PA is laking traction. Good food on cold plates is not what we expected. The restaurant was nearly empty and hat no atmosphere because of that. The rest of the hotel is great. It is children free.
We booked online and got a great deal on this place. But when you get there it seems like this isn’t the place you should get a really good deal on like a Hilton, or a Comfort Inn etc, online.
This place is 5 star and you know it the moment you arrive. We had stayed at some comfortable hotels before we arrived here, but had to re adjust slightly here. Apparently a past haunt of Presidents, and Marilyn Monroe, suggest this isn’t your typical place to stay in Palm Springs.
The check in process was good and my car whisked away, the valet charges far better than we had experienced in San Fran. Once we had our luggage we were shown to our gorgeous bungalow, it’s fine bathroom and incredibly comfortable bed and it’s top flight amenities. Nespresso coffee machine, music playing quietly from a Tivoli dab radio. Perfect. We overlooked the pool ,but the blinds made it discreet for us enough to step out of the shower and walk around without feeling on view. We had a Pool Bungalow. Other bungalows were further away...but we did get a “deal” online so didn’t feel aggrieved! The pool had an infinity look to it ,the sun beds were perfect ,the attentive staff superb. Cold towels are handed out periodically, infused water drinks are prevalent and the service discreet. Massages can be experienced if asked for and carried out where you wish ,from what I could see. Biscuits were supplied to our rooms daily and a placque with our name on it the door...a nice touch.
We had our breakfast served outside our room on our own patio and the gentleman was most convivial and we had a long slow breakfast in the outdoors, just wonderful. We ate next door at the in-house restaurant and the food and service was superb again. The key thing here is the food is priced for what you expect. It’s not overpriced ,it’s just good high end restaurant food at that price. The beer I had from the list was one of a few. But was well chosen by them quite locally brewed - I like that - and tasted great.
Sadly we left the next day to fly home to the UK ,but this place - I can’t use the word hotel so I hope place is ok - will remain in our memory for some time. A really special place and WORTH EVERY DOLLAR we paid here.
Something up with my app so will add here
Sleep value and service 5 stars if not more..
Very stylish well appointed rooms with large 'glass' shower area. Excellent pool with bar and restaurant service. Alll backed up by friendly but professional staff. The perfect spot for a romantic getaway.
Myself and my boyfriend wanted to get away for a couple of days and I am so glad we stayed here. Everything was perfect. From the incredibly welcoming and attentive staff in to the stunning bungalows we had the most perfect couple of days. My only complaint was not being able to stay longer. I loved this property and would highly recommend it. I cant wait to return!
This is the perfect retreat. It's peaceful and luxurious. I received flawless service from start to finish. The food was outstanding. Poolside service was the best I've experienced in Palm Springs. It's well worth the splurge