The best small hotels, inns, and resorts in Palm Springs

Palm Springs boutique resorts, hotels, and inns are often tucked away within the city’s many distinctive historic neighborhoods. Each offers its own distinctive architecture, setting, style and ambiance. Small and intimate, each hotel has fewer than fifty guestrooms, suites and/or villas. Best of all, they’re independently owned & operated by friendly, knowledgeable owners & managers.

Alcazar Palm Springs
Rest, Play, Eat and... Repeat!

Alcazar Palm Springs opened in 2011 and is located in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs uptown design district! This 34-room boutique hotel is warm, modern and sleek, featuring imported Italian Linens, flat screen TVs, fireplaces, poolside patios and Mountain Views. Current hotel amenities include Daily fresh pastries from Cheeky's, Intelligentsia coffee, Townie Bikes, Business center and wireless internet throughout. Alcazar Palm Springs boasts two exquisite and highly acclaimed restaurants, outdoor cocktail lounge and entertainment all on one property.

34 guestrooms
622 N. Palm Canyon Drive, PS CA 92262
760-318-9850 / 866-887-8733

Azure Sky
Unless I'm Dreaming, this Must be the Place

Leave the world behind and discover Azure Sky – a tranquil sanctuary hidden close to the heartbeat of Palm Springs. Originally built in 1959, this exclusive, 21-and-over hotel is refreshed and renewed after two years of extensive luxury renovations – all while keeping its serene mid century soul front and center. Thanks to a discreet location and secluded vibes, Azure Sky promises a chance to unwind among clean modern lines and lush desert landscaping…and with just 14 guest rooms, you’ll feel like you have the place to yourself. Come and see what all the hush is about.

14 guestrooms
1661 S Calle Palo Fierro, PS CA 92264

The Name Says It All

At INNdulge, guests take full advantage of being on vacation, relaxing in the saltwater pool and 12-man jacuzzi and reveling in the property's gardens. This clothing optional gay men's resort in the Warm Sands neighborhood is a mid-century modern hotel built in 1958, with 24 rooms. An expanded continental breakfast is served in the morning, and an evening social hour and weekend pool parties bring guests together. Visitors enjoy "the social aspect of staying with other like-minded gay men."

24 guestrooms
601 Grenfall Rd, PS CA 92262

Inn at Palm Springs
Get Ready to Relax in Comfort

Inn at Palm Springs is an independently owned, dog-friendly 18-room hotel located in the Little Tuscany neighborhood of the Palm Springs Uptown Design District. The first hotel in town, just after the Palm Springs Visitor Center and world-famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the Inn, has served as the gateway to Palm Springs since the 1950s. Comfortable, clean, and private, all 18 rooms have tile or hardwood floors, individual A/C and heating units, and open to fresh air. A favorite spot for local and global travelers, couples, small families, solo guests, and those traveling with their dogs, Inn at Palm Springs offers full hotel buy-outs for corporate meetings, retreats, and other private events.

18 guestrooms
2525 N Palm Canyon Dr, PS CA 92262

The Weekend Palm Springs
A mid-century gem in Old Las Palmas

The Weekend is a small mid-century modern luxury boutique hotel located in the center of the celebrity studded Old Las Palmas neighborhood. Originally built in the 1960's it has just now undergone a multi million dollar renovation, turning it into one of Palm Springs most exclusive accommodations. Upon entering you are transported to a chic and timeless space, that while modern, is rooted in the mid century 60's ethos that made Palm Springs the stylish getaway for Hollywood's elite. Each suite complete with living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and a private patio.

10 guestrooms
111 S Via Las Palmas, PS CA 92262

BelleVue Oasis
An Oasis in the Desert

Magnificent desert oasis conveniently located just 5 minutes from beautiful Downtown Palm Springs. This charming and classic 1950's property offers spectacular views of San Jacinto Mountains and features luscious green palm tree-filled landscapes that surround our turquoise blue private pool and jacuzzi. BelleVue Oasis is a wonderful and quiet retreat for those seeking relaxation but still close to all the action. Our rooms are appointed for your comfort and convenience. Whether you need a full kitchenette for a long stay, or simply accommodation for a short weekend, we have you covered! You'll find this oasis to be the perfect desert escape. We hope it'll quickly become one of your favorite lodgings in our favorite destination!

10 guestrooms
641 E San Lorenzo Road, PS CA 92264

Andalusian Court
Another Place, Another Time

Andalusian Court has old world charm in a private, quaint, boutique setting. We invite you to come and experience and relax in the comfort of this historic Spanish Revival Inn. You will feel as if you have stepped back in time while strolling through the beauty of our Spanish Courtyard and Villas. We will provide you with our exceptional guest service, while allowing you the privacy that makes our property unique.

7 guestrooms
458 W. Arenas Road, PS CA 92262
760-323-9980 / 888-947-6667

The Hacienda at Warm Sands
LUXlife Magazine's Award: "The Best LGBTQ Resort Hotel in North America"

A small super-deluxe smoke free resort with a gay male clientele. All suites (500 to 850 square feet) except for one room. Two pools, fireplaces, plantation shutters, plush linens, L'Occitane toiletries, dedicated secure WIFI and exceptional personal service. A staff to guest room ratio of one-to-one. Breathtaking mountain views and quiet location. Expanded European continental breakfast and catered lunch included in rates. In-suite massage services arranged. This is where you belong...

10 guestrooms
586 Warm Sands Drive, PS, CA 92264

Old Ranch Inn
A Boutique Hotel in Palm Springs With Historic Roots

In the spirit of the "old west," the heritage of Palm Springs awaits you at Old Ranch Inn. Old Ranch Inn sits in the heart of the historic Tennis Club area and is steps away from the downtown Palm Springs village. The Tennis Club area has a long and fascinating history with Hollywood celebrities, politicians, statesmen, and infamous world travelers who made Palm Springs their personal desert hideaway. The eight-suite property is completely walled and gated for your privacy. The property is centered around the pool, which is heated to 88 degrees. Today, when you and your well-behaved dog check in to Old Ranch Inn, you'll discover an intimate hideaway to call your very own.

8 guestrooms
220 S Patencio Rd., PS, CA 92262

Amin Casa
Historical Inn Residence and Bungalows - Central City Center

Embodying the luxury of life in Palm Springs, this impressive property originally included the main residence and guest house. The garden compound dated to the 1920's and '30's and was once the Palm Springs home of Hollywood screen legend and award-winning actress Gloria Swanson. And yes, it has been rumored that "Joe Kennedy slept here." Superbly planned and scaled gardens, Amin Casa provides a stunning setting for a memorable and relaxing stay. This beautiful resort has four bungalows, each with one-bedroom and a full kitchen. Also available is a pool studio suite with an efficiency kitchenette and it overlooks the pool area. The premiere and most sought-after accommodation at Amin Casa is the original residence of Gloria Swanson encompassing a grand and elegant living space with two bedrooms and two baths.

7 guestrooms
529 W Arenas Rd, PS CA 92262

Coyote Inn
An Exclusive Spanish Mission Style Resort

The Coyote Inn is an exclusive Spanish mission style resort, fully walled and gated, offering the utmost in privacy. Our seven newly designed and completely renovated poolside suites offer every amenity for an unforgettable and one-of-a-kind adventure. Each suite comes equipped with full kitchens and dishwashers, raised bedside fireplaces, hardback mini-libraries, and the patented Stellar-Vision system for sleeping under the stars. Each morning wake up to a spectacular mountain view from our luxurious 88 degree pool and tropical courtyard. You'll delight to the hauntingly fragrant blooms, playful hummingbirds, and the soothing sweet coos of the mourning doves.

7 guestrooms
234 South Patencio Rd, PS CA 92262
760-327-0304 / 888-334-0633

Triangle Inn
Where guests become friends

A Clothing optional gay men's resort. Romantic and relaxing or fun and frisky. At the Triangle Inn Palm Springs, the choice is yours. Our award-winning gay men's resort is a feast for all your senses, with a special flair for Southern (California) hospitality. So come on! Escape to the secluded privacy of our unique walled compound where clothing is always optional, and fun is a way of life! Discover our lush tropical gardens, sparkling swimming pool, soothing jacuzzi, large sundecks, and spectacular mountain views. Our goal is to make your visit be better than you ever imagined, different from the traditional hotel experience, and special - from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. The Triangle Inn Palm Springs. Make Friends. Maybe More.

9 guestrooms
555 East San Lorenzo Rd., PS CA 92264

A Place In The Sun Garden Hotel
Feel like a pampered movie star from years past

Built in 1951 as a retreat for the production crew of the film classic "A Place in the Sun" (Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Cliff, Shelley Winters), this historic, mid-century desert oasis captures the essence of old Palm Springs like no other. Sixteen recently renovated single story bungalows, all with kitchens/kitchenettes & private walled patios. Enjoy lush fragrant gardens, or the private garden & grassy area of your own walled patio. Relax & Rejuvenate in our heated saltwater pool and soothingly hot jacuzzi. Or play on our professional, artificial turf putting green. Incredible mountain views and great south end location. A Place In The Sun is just a few minutes walk or drive from all the diverse shopping, dining & entertainment options found in the nearby downtown Village of Palm Springs. Pet friendly too!

16 guestrooms
754 E. San Lorenzo Road, PS CA 92264

Los Arboles Hotel
Discover Your Dreams with Us

The brand new Mexican-inspired Los Arboles Hotel, located in the heart of Palm Springs at 784 North Indian Canyon Drive (entrance on East Via Altamira) with twenty-one stunning guestrooms and suites, dramatic mountain views, clear blue pools, sunny decks and private event spaces for up to 100 guests. Plus, Los Arboles Hotel's on-site restaurant El Mirasol Cocina Mexicana, a desert favorite for 26 years, can cater your special events, weddings, corporate retreats or any reason to gather and celebrate!

21 guestrooms
784 North Indian Canyon Dr., PS, CA 92262

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