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Downtown Palm Springs, CA
Palm Springs

Palm Springs Art Museum which includes interior views and art

Join the many Angelenos that flock to Downtown Palm Springs to quench their vacation thirst in the Sonoran Desert.

Palm Springs is a small Californian city whose ebb and flow over the years has seen it be a destination for many types of people from retirees to Hollywood A-listers. Now recent reinvigoration has seen another surge in popularity for this desert oasis and it’s all thanks to Downtown. The old Desert Plaza Fashion Mall has given way to brand new hotels, shops and courtyards in a huge $400 million redevelopment of the area. The showstopper is the seven-story Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs hotel. From its rooftop pool (on the town’s highest building), you’ll get panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the Coachella Valley. The stylish boutique hotels serve as anchors to the chic stores, coffee shops, restaurants, wellness centers and spas that now give visitors so much more to do than laze around by the pool.

The city has long been a hotspot for Hollywood hideouts. The glamorous getaway that saw the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Bob Hope party through the 50s and 60s, now welcomes millennials into its hip and fresh Downtown. Tour the area, from Palm Springs Stadium to Palm Canyon Drive and all the museums, theatres, galleries, golf courses – you name it – in between. It is the dynamic Downtown that has set the tone for the new capital of cool, rivalling Palm Springs’ neighbors: Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

It’s no secret that poolside at Palm Springs is the ultimate Californian vacation. Now, with the Downtown area thriving, it’s the place to be when the Palm Springs International Film Festival or Modernism Week rolls into town – or if you’re just after a Starbucks in what has become a very instagrammable city.


Popular places to visit in Downtown Palm Springs

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Top Hotels in Downtown Palm Springs

Palm Mountain Resort and Spa
Palm Mountain Resort and Spa
3 out of 5
155 S Belardo Road, Palm Springs, CA
The price is $119 per night from May 31 to May 31
Located in Downtown Palm Springs, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Springs Convention Center ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,466 reviews)
"It was very relaxing and beautiful scenery.. The staff was attentive and professional...The location is perfect.."

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Palm Mountain Resort and Spa
Hotel Zoso
Hotel Zoso
4 out of 5
150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
The price is $139 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Located in Downtown Palm Springs, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Theatre, San Jacinto Mountains, and Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Springs ...
3.9/5Good! (952 reviews)
"Great hotel with friendly staffs. Rooms are spacious and hotel is walking distance to shops, restaurants and attractions. Give this hotel a two thumbs up."

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Hotel Zoso
Hilton Palm Springs Resort
Hilton Palm Springs Resort
4 out of 5
400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $135 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 3
Located in Downtown Palm Springs, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Theatre and San Jacinto Mountains. Palm Springs Convention Center and Palm ...
4.2/5Very Good! (964 reviews)
"Room very comfortable"

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Hilton Palm Springs Resort
Best Western Plus Las Brisas Hotel
Best Western Plus Las Brisas Hotel
3 out of 5
222 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $108 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 3
Located in Downtown Palm Springs, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Agua Caliente Cultural Museum and San Jacinto Mountains. Palm Springs Convention Center ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,016 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Best Western Plus Las Brisas Hotel
Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
100 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA
The price is $275 per night from May 24 to May 24
Located in Downtown Palm Springs, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Palm Springs Art Museum and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Palm Springs Visitor Center. Palm Springs ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (624 reviews)
"They need to do a better job with seating at the pool. There are far too little chairs than there are customers. It’s dog eat dog, even at 9am, and they have no system or plan."

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2021

Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
4 out of 5
888 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA
The price is $189 per night from May 18 to May 18
This family-friendly Palm Springs hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Palm Springs Convention Center and San Jacinto Mountains. Palm ...
4.2/5Very Good! (931 reviews)
"The pool area is amazing. The staff is very attentive and tons of space! Great drinks! Only would say the music wasn’t the greatest."

Reviewed on May 1, 2021

Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
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