Waterfall in Tahquitz Canyon (in Palm Springs, California). The Palm Springs Art Museum has some great exhibits on mid century architecture (no photography allowed inside I'm afraid). The whole town looks like an episode of the Jetson's.
Ps February is the best time to go if you're weak to the heat like me. About time landscape architects designed some structure for the desert... Note: in German we call these Schwiegermutterstühle - mother in law's chairs.
This is a seriously unique and hip hotel created out of an old Howard Johnson motel. Outdoor fireplaces and couches outside most rooms. Turntables and vinyl. Canvas wallpaper. Retro art galore. A fun HQ for a high-desert getaway. March in the California desert means the ocotillos are in bloom. The desert is full of life - you just need to get out of your car and start walking to appreciate it! The Cactus to Clouds (C2C) trail starts at the desert floor at 483ft and ends at Mt. San Jacinto peak at 10,834ft. Throughout the 23-mile hike there is a total elevation gain of 13,400ft. Some people opt to do a C2C2C roundtrip hike instead of taking a tram back down, making the hike over 34 miles.
There is no water for the first 11 miles and 8000ft gain. Most people carry anywhere between 3-8 liters of water. The best time to go is during the fall when the weather has cooled and there’s still relatively no snow at the peak. Highlights of the hike were seeing vegetation change from desert scrubs to an alpine forest and watching the sun rise out of the desert on the way up.
5:51 am Lykken Trail #goldenhour #sunrise #hiking Seriously tasty and creative bfast in the midst of the ever-hip diner of the ACE Hotel. Pictured here is the coffee cake French toast. Dig in! This Mirage house is an art installation by Doug Aitken. It's a full-size ranch home looking out on Palm Springs, covered inside and out with mirrors. Visitors can freely go inside the house and enjoy the fun and surprising views. This might be the best bfast I've ever had. Super creative and fresh. Here's the Every February, Palm Springs does Modernism Week. Dozens of mid-century homes are opened up for tours. It's quite a hoot to see how they're decorated! #Troveon hiking the Indian Canyons in December, only in Palm Springs. The sun is setting but still burning. North Palm Canyon. Feeling #blue in Palm Springs. In the foothills of Mt. San Jacinto, overlooking the Coachella Valley. The photo was shot at the Palm Springs convention center at dusk. The mountain cat which appears so real was the silhouette of a bronze sculpture. The beautiful backdrop made for a surreal image. Vintage vinyl in every room! I thought the tower was cool Spanish #architecture style. Slow cooked spiced apple crepe at hidden French Cafe The Farm in historic Palm Springs #Delicious Afternoon run in Palm Springs. #lifeatexpedia Do you see the mirror house? Art exhibit in Palm Springs called, DesertX. Running through April 30, 2017. #unique #art #mirrorhouse #palmsprings #california Sunrise at PSP The pollo alla parmegiana is fantastic!! The foccacia bread Amd balsamic & olive oil they serve before u order is the best ever. Yummy mojitos as well. Great atmosphere, they have a patio with mist cooling (as most places in the Palm Springs do). Friendly, good service perfectly timed as well. If you want a really great reasonably priced meal go to Kalura Trattoria!! The colors of Tahquitz Canyon (Palm Springs, California). An easy hike with information markers about the native tribes that inhabited the area. Bonus-- it was in the shade in the morning! #lifeatexpedia
🌴🌵🥂🍻 The view by the Elrod House. Thwarted by the gate. Quick trip to Palm Springs. #lifeatexpedia Very good pizza and nice atmosphere for family dinner. One of the most striking sights you will see is the vast array of wind turbines that sprout from the dessert floor when driving into the beautiful Coachella Valley. Snapped this shot as I was leaving my hotel in PS. The sky with the building, palm trees, and flowers all caught my eye and blended well together. No filter!
Amazing Palm Springs sunrises! There are nothing like them! Palm Springs The Lykken trail can be accessed from the north and south. I like the South Trailhead. This is a good climb with almost a thousand feet of elevation gain in 1.5 miles. At the top, there are picnic tables, great views of Palm Springs and Tahquitz Canyon. If you think this trail is steep, the $12.50 per person admission to hike Tahquitz might seem even steeper. #hiking Beautiful courtyard in the center of the hotel. This place is a fantastic boutique hotel. Fully remodeled and at the end of the strip so it's nice and quiet. Grab breakfast at Cheeky and dinner at Birba. Both are connected! #treetrove Glowing moonset over Mt. San Jacinto in Palm Springs. View from the hospital's campus This picture was shot through the maildrop of an old Palm Springs estate capturing the fountain that stood in the courtyard. Apparently all hikeable... Great place to eat in Palm Springs! Aerial tramway lobby. Highway 101 Palm Spings Aerial Tramway.. We were lucky to get a glimpse of President Obama's private plane at Palm Springs airport. He was scheduled to play his favorite golf sport at an exclusive club on President Day Weekend. The huge Marylin Monroe statue in Palms Springs. See this museum dedicated to WWII combat aircraft, and see art, gift shop and cafe overlooking mountains and Palm Springs airport. #Blue Stop at the Village Green park for a rest from a walking tour downtown and see this museum of first white settler's 1884 home. #Blue I am on a photographic expedition of the Movie Colony in Palm Springs California: snapping pictures of its famous Hollywood star homes- sometime merely featuring architectural elements of doors, walls, and gates. I am posting what I think were today's 4 best! Stop in here during a walking tour downtown at the Village Green to learn about the Cahuilla Indians then stop in at the chocolate shop next door. #Blue  View from my hotel in Palm Springs Cali Palm Springs Rainbow over Escena neighborhood in Palm Springs, California. #rainbow #palmtrees #palmsprings Amazing... An oriental door with potted topiaries caught my attention. I then took note of the rope and the bell on the left side which were there to get the owner's attention. Smoking hot in Palm Springs. These are steams to keep the passers by cool and hopefully entice them go in. Had an amazing catering at the Frank Sinatra Estate in Palm Springs http://wheatfire.com/ While walking downtown, next door to the wedding chapel is this cute walkway with small apartment homes and courtyard. #Blue Night Definitely one of the coolest airports I've seen. It's a smaller airport only accepting a few of the major airlines, but that only serves to make it an exclusive-feeling experience. The airport itself is mostly outdoors, since it rains so rarely in Palm Springs. Very cool experience and the scenery is tough to beat! Downtown Palm Springs at sunset Second location of this deli and market that lives up to its name. Fresh meats and baked bread with good olive tapenade and sides and don't forget dessert like Nonna's lemon torte. Also get some Italian groceries or prepared meals for later! Good breads and premium deli meats with tennis themed names for their sandwiches and tennis showing on the TV. Ranked in the top 50 for inexpensive places by yelpers. What a magnificent door – stainless steel and brass located in the Las Palmas area of Palm Springs The entrance to this Mexican hacienda with its vintage pots and traditional tile work caught more of my attention than the actual home. Bob Hope's house. View of Bob Hope's house taken from mountain trail (December 2015) Palm Spring, California -- where a lot of the streets are named for Hollywood stars of past eras. One of the many fascinating doors to hideaways in Palm Springs I'm doing a bicycle trip of the Palm Springs area photographing beautiful landscaping, architecture – especially gates and doors and having a lot of fun; this palm oasis is merely part of a front yard in Las Palmas Yummy margaritas, live music, and great food! So lovely to eat outside on a warm evening. Tour the Historic Tennis Club neighborhood near downtown to step back into the 1950s in Palm Springs. #Blue Check in but don't check out
Palm Springs Near Mr G's Toys, but actually in Front of the store called While touring downtown, stop at Village Green park and see the first pioneer Miss Cornelia's home which was part of the first hotel here. #Blue The Saguaro Palm Springs is home to the SplashHouse Pool and Music Festival in Palm Springs California.
Source: http://www.partytrail.com/splash-house-music-festival/ República California. Shot at sunset over the San Jacinto Mountains.
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Get an overview of this hotelBoutique Palm Springs hotel with health spa and a restaurant with bar/lounge serving California cuisine.

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pools

Near downtown

Situated in the heart of downtown Palm Springs shopping and dining, this hotel is 5 blocks from Palm Springs Desert Museum, and 6 blocks from Spa Casino.

3 pools, 2 spa tubs

The Avalon's 3 heated pools (2 adults-only), 2 spa tubs, and an indoor/outdoor health spa furnish relaxation, and a restaurant with bar/lounge serves California cuisine.

Wireless access

Avalon Palm Springs guestrooms offer Italian linens, down comforters and pillows, terry-lined microfiber bathrobes, bluetooth speakers, and free wireless Internet access.

Languages Spoken

Avalon Hotel and Bungalows Palm Springs

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Avalon Palm Springs is 2 blocks from downtown Palm Springs, 5 blocks from the Palm Springs Art Museum, and 6 blocks from Spa Casino.

A health spa with open-air cabanas and air-conditioned rooms offers massage, body treatments, facials, Vichy showers, botanical baths, reflexology, hair/nail care, and waxing. A small, complimentary fitness center contains cardio/weight machines, free weights, TVs, and offers complimentary aerobics and yoga classes. Spa services, such as massages and body scrubs, are available in outdoor treatment areas. Advanced reservations are required for spa services.

The on-site restaurant, Chi Chi, features poolside dining and a California wellness-based menu that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

WiFi is available in the restaurant and in a small marble-floored lobby with high ceilings, gilt chairs with black-leather seats, and an Empire chaise lounge. Free valet parking is available.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Number of spa tubs - 2 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1933 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Total number of rooms - 67 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Chi Chi at the Avalon - Chi Chi at Avalon Hotel is a new restaurant centered in the tradition of California wellness and clean living set in the playful pool-centric setting of Palm Springs. Serving up fresh, chef-inspired fare, our menu reflects a vibrant, spirited take on delicious real ingredients and authentic West Coast cuisine. Under the wing of our chefs, you'll have access to specialized menus and innovative dishes all though fully prepared to fit your unique affair.

Nearby Things to Do

Located in garden courtyards, three heated pools--two reserved for adults--provide year-round swimming. The 40-by-17-foot family pool is sided by black-and-white cabanas. An irregularly shaped adult pool measures 35 feet long and is paired with a five-person spa tub. The other measures 45 by 15 feet, has an adjacent eight-person spa tub, and features a large, black-and-white dining/lounging cabana at one end.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near Avalon Palm Springs; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

Named after the original name of the hotel, Estrella Spa is the centerpiece of the Avalon Hotel and Bungalows Palm Springs' health and wellness experience and a refuge for your indulgence, play, learning, growth, and comfort.

  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 40 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
No rollaway/extra beds available
No elevators

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 40.08 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Bicycle storage
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Valet parking
  • Parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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