Floating on the palm-studded pool while admiring the views of the San Jacinto Mountains
Drinking a cucumber-and-grapefruit cocktail on a comfy armchair surrounding one of the poolside fire pits
The hotel’s community-minded event series, including live music and DJs on weekends and monthly outdoor movies
What To Know
Hate it or love it: most of the rooms have open bathrooms (only the toilet is enclosed)
Colorful bikes are on hand to explore Palm Springs’ distinctive midcentury style
Dogs under 40 pounds are allowed for a one-time $50 fee
There’s no spa, but the hotel can recommend practitioners for in-room massages
Casual-chic lifestyle hotel in iconic Palm Springs that draws cool kids and design buffs
Arrive’s maxim, “built for the neighborhood,” means that the brand’s properties were designed with both travelers and locals in mind. In Palm Springs, this is evident in a fun entertainment program that includes live music, DJ sets, and outdoors movies, and a series of food venues that celebrate local culture. The breezy main restaurant, Reservoir, epitomizes Southern California’s culinary scene with a mix of Asian, Mexican, and coastal flavor—we're talking dishes like shrimp tempura with tamarind chili, sesame seed-crusted tuna burger, and carne asada with chipotle cream. There’s also an ice cream parlor doling out artisanal cones (“made by an actual human being,” the hotel jokes) and a coffee shop serving locally roasted beans. Every space takes cues from Midcentury Modernism—Palm Springs’ quintessential style—while keeping the vibe contemporary. Inverted roofs that slope upwards, known as butterfly roofs, run through the entire low-lying building, which features a palette of rusted steel, wood, and concrete. Each of the 32 guest rooms has panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains, tufted-leather armchairs and upholstered headboards, and open bathrooms stocked with Malin & Goetz products. Catering to tech-savvy consumers, the hotel communicates with guests mostly via smartphone: you can text the staff your room service order or ask them for insider recommendations.
In the Area
Arrive is located in the Uptown Design District, a stretch of Palm Canyon Drive that’s filled with shops specializing in all things midcentury modern. Stop by a La MOD to browse rare vintage furniture and home accessories, then get your Stumptown fix at Ernest, a local favorite for coffee and people watching. If you’re OK with a bit of a wait, head to Cheeky’s for one of the best brunch and lunch menus in town—the eggs are organic, the sausages are homemade, and the juices are freshly squeezed. Just a few blocks away, the Palm Springs Art Museum shows works from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Bourgeois, and other luminaries. For dinner, head to the industrial-chic room at Workshop Kitchen + Bar, which offers solid farm-to-table eats and tasty craft cocktails. End the night at Bootlegger Tiki, a cozy lounge that specializes in handcrafted rum libations.