What We Love
- Low-key alternative to Palm Springs’ scenester hotels
- Pared-down, chic design
- Walking distance to restaurants, cafés and nightspots
- Pool, courtyard and barn (yes, barn) to chill out; or take a spin on the hotel's bikes
What To Know
- About 10 minutes’ drive from Palm Springs International Airport
- Adults only; children 20 and under are not permitted
- No phones or TVs in rooms
- The resort fee includes parking, breakfast, and WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Midcentury modern design is nearly as ubiquitous in Palm Springs as, well, palms. That’s why this meticulously restored 1950s hacienda hideaway feels like a breath of fresh air. In lieu of garish facades and flashy signage, you’re greeted with a simple white sign with two graphic birds, a subtle nod to a modern rustic vibe that carries through to a communal barn and outdoor firepit. The 20 rooms are decked out like hipster cabins, with exposed beam ceilings, russet red walls, burnished concrete floors with inlaid pebbles and butterfly chairs with worn leather covers. Gray Swiss army blankets top cushy-comfy mattresses, and instead of closets you’ll find a metal footlocker. Some open-plan bathrooms include old horse troughs as bathtubs, while the absence of phones and TVs keeps distractions to a minimum. The hotel’s barn serves as a mess hall, with simple breakfasts on camp-style tin plates in the morning, lounging to an indie rock soundtrack in the afternoon, and happy hours of shandys and microbrews in the evening. But you’ll find most guests whiling away the days poolside where umbrellas and overhead misters keep things cool. Explore the area on one of the hotel’s bikes or play a few rounds of tennis. Then when the sun sets, gather around the firepit with a glass of red.
In the Area
The Sparrows sits on the main drag in the up-and-coming hipster neighborhood of South Palm Springs. It’s walking distance to the city’s fave café, Koffi, the sleek new Appetito Italian deli and 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
This hidden gem in the middle of Palm Springs was a great suprise. The property and grounds were beautiful and well maintained, the staff was attentive and helpfull with renting bikes to dinner ideas. It was also the little things like the cool towells and popcicles by the pool. Cant wait to go back
We booked Sparrows Lodge on a whim and based it off the pictures. It seemed quiet and relaxing which was exactly what we were looking for. Both those expectations were met and then some.
Check in was the easiest, the feel and vibe was so cozy. It was the best most relaxing vacation we have ever taken. I have been telling everyone I know they need to book immediately. I preferred the laid back vibe, everyone is so mellow and attentive. The resort is small and perfect you always feel like your getting everyone’s attention, but not in an overbearing way. The grounds are beautiful.
We booked a couples massage in the open air tent. I was nervous about it once I realized it was open air and about 102 outside. It was the most relaxing experience ever. I wish we had booked another massage during our stay.
The food in the barn was delicious we grabbed lunch while waiting for our room to be ready. We also took advantage of the breakfast and it was fabulous, you would be paying top dollar for what they served and it’s included.
We can’t wait to be able to experience Sparrows Lodge in the future.
I am also very VERY big on cleanliness of a hotel or resort. I check rooms top to bottom before even opening my suit case or sitting down. This place was 10/10 on cleanliness! Everything was spotless, the linens were perfect, the floors spotless. The shower was the cleanest I’ve ever seen in a hotel. We had just stayed in a penthouse in Las Vegas at a 5 star hotel and Sparrows Lodge blew the penthouse out of the park. No comparison how clean and comfortable it was.
God damn i slept like i was in hibernation. but I had to work crack of dawn everyday. I like a solid start and SL loves a great morning continental style kickstart. I was out by 7:15 and put in fairly physical days in the mother of heat waves. everyday I crawled in totally shattered, I was greeted by many of their amazing staff, handed a . cold beer and sent to my room happily to reset. LOVE THIS PLACE!
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