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Get an overview of this hotelPalm Springs-area resort flanked by 2 golf courses

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center
Laundry facilities

Golf destination

Adjacent to the esteemed 36-hole Golf Resort at Indian Wells, this 560-room resort is 15 miles east of Palm Springs and 3 miles from the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens.

3 connected pools

Amenities include 3 interconnected beach-style heated outdoor pools, a health spa with a garden-courtyard spa tub, and a fine-dining Italian restaurant. 55 conference rooms capably accommodate your large-scale event.

Balconies, pillowtops

Contemporary guestrooms at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa provide balconies, pillowtop mattresses, bathrooms with dual-sink marble vanities, and high-speed Internet access.

Languages Spoken

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa is adjacent to The Golf Resort at Indian Wells, 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from El Paseo shopping. Palm Springs is 15 miles (24 kilometers) away.

The resort's conference center consists of an astonishing 55 conference rooms in varying sizes. With banquet halls as well as space for exhibits, the meeting/event facilities total 60,862 square feet (5,654 square meters). There's free wireless Internet access throughout the public spaces and near the pool complex. The resort also boasts the capacity for event catering, in addition to aerobics classes, tennis courts, and bike rentals, plus a 24-hour business center with technology support staff.

Spa Esmeralda provides beauty services, massage, hydrotherapy, and more. A complimentary fitness center has cardio/weight machines and free weights, as well as women's and men's separate saunas and steam rooms. Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa is a smoke-free property. Fines apply for smoking outside of designated areas.

  • Picnic area 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Children's club 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 5654 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 55 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Conference center 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Total number of rooms - 560 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Conference space 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Electric car charging station 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free pool cabanas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 60862 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: ,

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Towels included 
  • Linens included 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Balcony 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Netflix 
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LED TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Cava - Air-conditioned dining room and shaded garden terrace. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a Friday night seafood buffet, Saturday night prime-rib buffet, and the ever-popular Sunday brunch. Lunch/dinner choices may include dishes such as peppered scallops, pecan-crusted white snapper, steaks, barbecued ribs, pasta, seafood. Kids eat dinner free with each paid adult entrée.

SPC, Sirocco Pizza Company - Air-conditioned, lake-view, fine-dining restaurant with notable wine list. Northern Italian menu. Dinner only. Choose from bruschetta with duck/chicken-liver mousse, grilled scampi with bell-pepper sottoli, beef carpaccio, mussels and clams in broth, wild salmon with wine-tarragon sauce, beef tenderloin with organic baby arugula in white-truffle vinaigrette, risotto with porcini, lobster ravioli, and a mixed grill of quail, duck, pheasant.

Stir Lounge - Expansive, multi-level bar with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring views of the lake and Santa Rosa Mountains. Intimate areas have overstuffed seating. Enjoy sports on TVs, a pool table, and live entertainment. Open mid-afternoon to late night, serving specialty cocktails and appetizers.

Glo Sushi - Sushi bar with outdoor terrace that serves microbrewed beers, extensive wine selections, and nigiri as well as seafood rolls. Dinner only.

Pool Bar - Casual open-air spot open from mid-morning until dusk. Serves appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs. Children's menu.

Café Biscotti - Open early morning to late night for Starbucks coffee, pastries, and desserts.

Nearby Things to Do

A swimming complex consists of three interconnected beach-style heated outdoor pools; a 25-by-15-foot toddlers' pool; and two five-person spa tubs sheltered by trellised gazebos. Pools remain open until 10 PM. Use of two lighted tennis courts is complimentary.

The Golf Resort at Indian Wells adjacent to the hotel offers two golf courses, a driving range, a putting green, and gold lessons. Carts include Global Positioning System monitors for measuring distances to pins. A Callaway Golf Performance Center fits clubs for purchasers.

The resort's Camp Oasis offers a variety of arts and crafts activities for kids, such as painting on palm bark and rocks or weaving with yarn and golf ball painting. Weather permitting, the Camp Oasis kids are out on the tennis courts or the putting green. Miniature golf is also available nearby.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Spa Services

Spa Esmeralda offers women's and men's steam rooms and relaxation lounges; a garden courtyard with an eight-person spa tub and plunge pool; and cabanas for outdoor treatments. Services include massages; body scrubs and wraps; facials; waxing; and manicures and pedicures. (Surcharge for spa use without treatment.)

Advanced reservations required for spa treatments and massages.

  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 


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 time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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.
Only service animals are allowed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 37.79 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Health club access
  • Internet access
  • Self parking
  • Additional inclusions
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.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 26 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 12 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Esmeralda Indian Wells
  • Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort
  • Esmeralda Renaissance Indian Wells
  • Indian Wells Esmeralda Resort
  • Renaissance Esmeralda
  • Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells
  • Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort
  • Renaissance Esmeralda Resort
  • Renaissance Indian Wells
  • Renaissance Indian Wells Resort
  • Renaissance Esmeralda Resort And Spa
  • Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel Indian Wells
  • Indian Wells Renaissance

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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