V Palm Springs Hotel
What We Love
- A pool-view room at a glam hotel, including welcome snacks and a dining creditSunbathing on a cozy poolside lounger, with a Tiki cocktail in hand
- Time traveling in style, thanks to the chic mid-century interiors
- Exploring Palm Springs with the city's shuttle service or V’s complimentary bikes
- Receiving a set of welcome snacks and a dining credit
What To Know
- The pool area has great cocktails and a DJ spins every afternoon
- There are free aquatic yoga and meditation classes on Sundays
- Free WiFi
There’s stylish, and then there’s, well, v. stylish. And nobody does the second like V Palm Springs, complete with the cool mid-century vibe so sought after in this classic California resort destination. A fusion of on-trend and laid-back design characterizes the getaway, such as at ELIXIR Pool Bar & Grill, serving Tiki-style cocktails and Polynesian-inspired fare in a chic poolside setting. Cozy fire pits and plush loungers also frame the hotel’s sleek swimming hole, which is shaped like – of course – a giant V.
Rooms and suites are Instagram snapshots waiting to happen, with details like mirrored headboards, snake lamps, custom vanities and geometric artwork. There are also plenty of events and activities to take advantage of, like aqua yoga and meditation classes on weekends. But where V really shines is in its ability to get you out into the city. Hop on one of the hotel’s bicycles around town, or take the city’s complimentary shuttle to vintage-clothing shops, fabulous lounges and the weekly Villagefest block party, and put that V in vacation heaven.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of $29 per room, per night is payable directly to the hotel. The resort fee includes parking, Wi-Fi, welcome snacks, bicycle rental and fitness-center and pool access.
Each V Palm Springs room features unique mid-century and Instagram-friendly décor. Mirrored headboards, snake lamps, geometric patterns, gold accents, woven rugs – the fabulously fashion-forward details abound. Also enjoy exclusive boutique bath amenities, a 47-in. flat-screen TV and more.
Serving Asian-fusion and Polynesian fare beside the hotel’s swimming hole, ELIXIR Pool Bar & Grill has a hip ambience you can only find in Palm Springs. The central bar, lit with neon signs and a cozy fire pit, offers whimsical Tiki-style drinks and an extensive menu for breakfast, brunch and all-day treats. Mahi-mahi tacos, green-curry lobster rolls, and matchstick fries with malt vinegar aioli are just a few of the tasty choices to look forward to.
Palm Springs is beloved for many reasons, not least the desert playground’s ability to keep hot weather cool and keep the mid-century modern. (The California retreat became an iconic resort town in the 20th century and is still known, and loved, for its 1950s and ‘60s architecture.) When not sunning by the pool, you’ll enjoy exploring main-drag Palm Canyon Drive, searching for treasure among the heaps of high-end vintage and consignment wares or attending VillageFest – a farmers market, flea market and art fair, all rolled into one – on Thursday evenings. We also recommend a ride on the aerial tramway and a hike around the scenic Indian Canyon trails.
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Moved from a four star hotel charging a similar amount to this horror where I was woken up twice in the middle of the night to neighbors through paper thin walls. This is honestly as disgusting as any old motel, except dressed up with stunning furnishing to trick you into believing it is now a trendy new hotel, when the service is disgusting as well. I was forced to move to a different room at 2 in the morning, missing my 8am flight.
Vile. DO NOT STAY HERE. Such potential, but management of this motel (note: not in any way remotely related to a hotel) could run a masters course in poor customer service. Spend a few extra bucks and stay at the Ace down the street.
Checked in and after having to change rooms because of a funky smell in the original, actually thought I was in a decent room. Second floor and overlooked the pool, nice balcyony. Dropped my luggage then immediately went out to meet friends. Got back to the room around 11 at night and immediately crashed. Woke up the following morning at 4 and felt like I was sleeping directly on the mattress. Turns out I was. No protective cover over the mattress, and the bed had been fitted with sheets too small. Stopped by the front desk to raise the concern and instead of being apologetic, essentially was told they would have housekeeping look into it - implicit in the response was that I was somehow responsible for the situation.
Got back to the room and hung out for a bit. By this one the sun was coming (it was a stunning desert morning), so I opened the blinds. When I turned around, saw several brownish/yellow smears on the flooring, which looked exactly like dog feces.
Asked the front desk to come to the room, and the housekeeping supervisor accompanied us. They both agreed major issues. Stains shouldn’t have been on the floor and the bed was a mess. Given the lack of confidence in the housekeeping service, I checked out and demanded a refund. Which they refused.
In sum, terrible experience and terrible, tone deaf service. Spend your money elsewhere.
This place had the worst service I've ever experienced at a hotel. It was crawling with bugs (so bad I had to change rooms twice). The ambiance and vibe was non-existant. Felt like a Days Inn. Additionally they charge for pets (I've never been charged for a pet at a pet friendly hotel in PS). No thanks.