In the center of Palm Springs, but feels worlds away thanks to fragrant gardens and stunning Moroccan architecture
Delicious free breakfast served daily around the fountain in the courtyard
Free bicycle rentals, afternoon mint tea service and Sunday yoga classes
Vintage movies screened each night under the stars. Request your favorite classic flicks at the front desk
After dark, the hotel is lit by firepits and glowing lanterns
What To Know
In keeping with the serene, romantic vibe, there are no TVs or phones in the rooms
Because there’s no bar, you can bring your own wine and beer
No on-site restaurant, but there is free breakfast daily and a local restaurant can deliver room service
Children 13 and under are not permitted
Parking on site
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Romantic Moroccan oasis in the center of Palm Springs with outdoor movie screenings, flowering gardens and fire pits
There’s something special about this hushed little Moroccan hideaway. Perhaps it’s the buildings themselves, a series of 1920s and 30s bungalows built by a Scottish painter who had lived in Tangiers. Perhaps it’s the illustrious history—Errol Flynn sunned himself by the pool, Rudolph Valentino seduced his second wife and Churchill practiced painting in one of its lofty rooms. But whatever it is, we feel more transported after a night here than after an entire week’s vacation at other hotels.
Bed and Bath
The 28 rooms—split between the original home and the bungalows across the street—are all different but are unified by an effortless boho vibe. Think sleigh beds draped in gauzy netting, Persian rugs topping cool stone floors and whitewashed walls beneath beamed ceilings. Some rooms up the romance factor with fireplaces, Japanese soaking tubs and private patios fragrant with citrus and oleander.
You’ll start each morning dining on homecooked meals around a fountain in the courtyard, a riot of olive trees and date palms, bougainvillea and orange blossoms. By day, lounge by one of two pools, play a round of bocce, borrow a book from the hotel library to read in the hammock or take the bikes for a spin around town. At night, couples recline on striped loungers piled in Turkish pillows while the hotel screens classic Hollywood flicks beneath the stars.
In the Area
Start the morning with a hike up to Tahquitz Canyon or the Seven Sisters Waterfall at Indian Canyons. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, go to local favorite Cheeky’s for brunch; you’ll find banging breakfast items alongside some of the best Bloody Marys around. After you’ve fueled up, take a design and architecture tour with Palm Springs Modern Tours; you’ll see masterpieces by Albert Frey, Richard Neutra and John Lautner. If you’re looking for a date while you’re in the desert…head out to Shields Date Garden, where you can cool off with one of their famous date shakes while gazing out at the trees.
257 S Patencio Rd
Palm Springs, California 92262
How to Get There
Flights are available to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. The hotel does not offer transfers to/from PSP, about three miles away. Taxis to/from PSP are available for approximately $13, each way. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, self-parking is available for free.