Smaller hotels for an intimate stay in Palm Springs

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It’s hard to turn a corner in Palm Springs without passing a chic hotel.  Particularly if you prefer a small family-run place with just a handful of rooms, you can find a perfectly suited getaway in Palm Springs. Try one of these smaller hotels Palm Springs has to offer.

Though some might think Palm Springs is filled to the brim with hotels, recently some new places have opened, providing an array of experiences for visitors. That just goes to show, because of Palm Springs’ popularity as a tourist destination, there’s always room for more when it comes to visitors — and places for them to lay their heads.

Best small hotels Palm SpringsArrive Hotel

This stunning hotel property is comprised of nine buildings that somehow all work together to feel like one gorgeous unified space. Recently opened on North Palm Canyon Drive this new build it fits right into the area, thanks in part to its public areas like retail space and restaurants that face the sidewalk, making the whole hotel feel accessible.

Built around a central pool courtyard, the modern design encompasses plenty of wood and metal so it feels cool and modern.

The restaurants on site include Reservoir, which features cocktails and a view over the pool area (warning: you’ll pay extra for ice in your drinks. True story).

Arrive Hotel – 1551 North Palm Canyon Drive

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If you like to stay small, Holiday House is a 28-room boutique hotel now open in downtown Palm Springs. The hotel property actually dates back to 1951, and has undergone an extensive re-work and modernization. With no TVs in the rooms the hotel is all about relaxing and unplugging and having conversations.  The design of the hotel is meant to be communal, and guests are encouraged to hang out in the common spaces and get to know their neighbours.

Guests can also enjoy The Pantry, where “classic, simple Americana fare” plus cocktails and drinks are available through the day.

Holiday House – 200 W Arenas Rd

Best smaller hotels Palm Springs La Serena Villas

If you’re looking for a hotel that feel small but looks expansive, Las Sirenas Villas may be the place for you. 

Originally built in 1933 and redeveloped in 2016, this historic property sits on over an acre of landscaped grounds in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, and you’re still within walking distance to Palm Canyon Drive.

Las Sirenas palm springs best new hotels californiaWith just 18 rooms, the secluded private villas in the hotel each have a private patio with a claw foot tub, fire-pit, and built in benches. A restaurant and bar opens July 1st, 2017.

La Serena Villas –339 South Belardo Road

Coming soon: Andaz/Thomson (opening in 2022)

Originally slated to open its doors back in 2018, Andaz Palm Springs hotel is aiming for a sophisticated urban resort experience. Owned by Hyatt Hotels this 150-room Palm Springs luxury complex will be located in the heart of downtown, near the Uptown Design District.

Plans show the hotel has been conceived as a collection of small buildings and guest room bungalows surrounding not one but two outdoor pools plus garden areas and an elevated patio terrace, so expect panoramic views of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains and city.  

Enjoy the service and amenities at one of Palm Springs many hotels; whether you choose long-standing and established places, or you’d like to see what’s new, you’re sure to enjoy your visit to gorgeous Palm Springs.

Do you know of a hotel that’s recently opened that we should feature? Let us know!

Looking for more info about Palm Springs? Read our picks for Best New Restaurants, and Great Day Trips from Palm Springs.

Palm Springs Traveller Staff