Family-friendly hotels in Palm Springs area

Westin Hotel

Family vacations don’t have to mean choosing between what the adults want or letting the kids enjoy all the fun. In the Palm Springs area, there are plenty of hotels and resorts where everyone can relax and enjoy all the fun the Coachella Valley has to offer. Whether you want kid-friendly entertainment, no-hassle food options for the family, or just ways to keep young minds and hands busy, check out these top family-friendly stays.

Family-friends stays in Palm Springs

Westin Mission Hills

If there’s a hotel that could be called the Disneyland of the desert, this is it. With activities for families and kids seven days a week, the Westin Mission Hills is the place to stay if you never want to hear that refrain, ‘I’m bored’.

Dive-In Movies feature kid-approved films shown on an inflatable screen in the pool, plus there’s also an array of interesting animals right on site. There’s crafts and activities, plus options like Kids’ Night Out will keep the little ones entertained while mom and dad enjoy date night in one of the hotel’s restaurants or bars.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas

The big draw here is the epic waterpark Splashtopia. The park has two huge waterslides and is surrounded by a lazy river and a sandy beach, so it’s a great place to play. Theme movie nights and ‘Kidtopia’ activities like art, crafts and face painting are just a few ways to have fun on dry land.

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells

Whether it’s bocce or foosball, water sports or enjoying the special family pool and waterslide, there’s lots of ways to tire out your children.

Top activities also include s’mores cookouts and star gazing into the dark desert skies but you’ll want to make time for the Desert Pipe, a huge transparent ball suspended in the air that whirls and spins like a barrel bobbing over Niagara Falls.

Ritz-Carleton Rancho Mirage

Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage

Featuring sweeping Coachella Valley views, the The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage is a hotel that will please both the adults and kids. The hotel calls itself as ‘one of the most kid friendly family resorts in Palm Springs’.

The Ritz Kids program has full day or half day supervised care and fun activities designed especially for kids from five to twelve. Find painting, movies or feed the resort’s pet lizard! Younger children will find all kinds of adventure, while teens can take advantage of the pool table, video games, or head out to the expansive lawn for a game of cornhole or mini golf.

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

The entertainment here starts in the lobby where children will be in awe at the seven exotic birds that call the hotel home. An flock of pink flamingoes and swans can also be found throughout the property, and daily bird talks mean young visitors can learn about ecology while enjoying the resort.

With five pools, plus mini golf and croquet, there are plenty of activities for all ages, and when it comes to mealtime, kid friendly options are all over the menu. Young visitors can even dig into an Oreo sundae or hand-stretched pizza delivered via room service while enjoying Netflix or Hulu on the in-room TVs.

Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

The Avalon Hotel offers parents a chic getaway, while still providing options for kids. The hotel has babysitting available and there’s a dedicated kids pool for families on site that’s available day and night. A variety of lawn games are available and there are bikes families can use to explore Palm Springs too.

There’s so much choice when it comes to family-friendly hotels  in the greater Palm Springs area. Whether you want a relaxing and special adult getaway that also helps entertain the kids, or a premium all-options family resort, you’ve got choices!

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Palm Springs Traveller Staff