Palm Springs may be known for its trendy boutique hotel scene, however, there are plenty of incredible family resorts found in the area too. Palm Springs isn’t just for Coachella-attending hipsters; this California desert town is a great vacation spot for the entire family. The resorts on this list are truly impressive, from kids clubs to waterparks found onsite. The whole family will enjoy a stay at one of these best family resorts in Palm Springs, California.
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Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Prices & Photos)
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa continues to impress families vacationing in the Palm Springs area due to its on-site waterpark and kid-focused amenities and activities. Splashtopia, this resort’s waterpark, has multiple pools, a lazy river and massive waterslides. If parents need a place to unwind without the kids, there is also an adults-only pool area and an on-site spa. Before indulging in the waterpark, kids will feel like royalty here, as young guests are greeted upon check-in with a backpack full of fun stuff.
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa (Prices & Photos)
There are plenty of activities that families can do together at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa. Play bocce or ping pong, take advantage of the free bike rentals, or simply enjoy the pool and waterslide together. For parents wanting some alone time, Camp Hyatt is a kids program for ages three to 12 that will keep the kids entertained and engaged the entire day. For families visiting here with children under three years of age, Hyatt Regency has diapers, baby food and formula that can be delivered to your room.
The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa (Prices & Photos)
The Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa will keep the kids busy with fun activities offered seven days a week and evenings, so parents can enjoy a relaxing break. When the kids aren’t enjoying the kids club during the day, the entire family can attend the Drive-In movie nights hosted at the pool. This family resort not only has kid-centric amenities but is also near to many kid-friendly attractions in Palm Springs, such as the Children’s Discovery Museum and The Living Desert Zoo.
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage (Prices & Photos)
This Ritz-Carlton location in Palm Springs is proud of its title as “one of the most kid-friendly family resorts in Palm Springs.” Parents can expect a luxurious stay that Ritz-Carlton hotels are known for, while kids can look forward to a great kids program here. The Ritz Kids program, catered to kids ages five to 12, is offered on the weekends. Teens even have a place to explore here too, as this Ritz location has video games, a pool table and a mini-golf course.
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa (Prices & Photos)
From an exotic bird exhibit to a spacious pool complex, this JW Marriott location in Palm Springs has unique amenities. The entire family will enjoy spotting the pink flamingos found around the property, while young visitors will learn a lot from attending one of the daily bird talks. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa is also home to a kids activity center, babysitting services and a teen lounge. This Marriott location shares a 36-hole golf course with its sister property, Marriott Desert Springs Villas II.
Avalon Hotel Palm Springs (Prices & Photos)
Avalon Hotel Palm Springs is trendy enough for hipster parents while also accommodating younger guests too. Families will enjoy the 24-hour kid’s pool, free bike rentals and lawn games. This family resort is ideal for families wanting to stay in downtown Palm Springs since it’s located in the heart of the city. Families wanting a boutique stay in Palm Springs should definitely make a reservation at the Avalon Hotel.
The Westin Desert Willow Villas (Prices & Photos)
You can stay in a luxurious villa in Palm Springs when you book accommodations at The Westin Desert Willow Villas. There is no need to cram the entire family into a small guest room during your Palm Springs vacation, as the entire Westin resort offers spacious villas that come with a kitchen and a washer and dryer. The Westin Kids Club is a popular option for families with kids ages four to 12. The kids club entertains youngsters with both onsite and offsite activities. Older kids will enjoy spending time in the teen room that has video games, air hockey and a pool table.
La Quinta Resort & Club (Prices & Photos)
From a playground to its whopping 41 on-site pools, La Quinta Resort and Club is truly an oasis in the desert that the entire family will enjoy. The multiple on-site restaurants will please parents while still offering a variety of kid-friendly menu options too. The spacious grounds at La Quinta Resort and Club boast incredible views of the surrounding mountains that you may never want to leave this resort property.