14 Best Hotels in Palm Springs for Couples

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With a palm-lined skyline and a backdrop of red-hued mountains, Palm Springs offers an idyllic oasis for a romantic California getaway. A colorful, artsy town, here you might soar into the bright blue skies in a hot-air balloon, ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, enjoy walks on nature trails at San Jacinto State Park, and explore downtown, concluding with an alfresco dinner at one of the many acclaimed restaurants. Of course, you’ll need the perfect base too. Whether you’re looking for a charming boutique hotel or a luxurious resort, there’s something for every couple on this list.

Ingleside Inn
Ingleside Inn

Ingleside Inn

Ingleside Inn is an adults-only boutique Palm Springs hotel with Old Hollywood charm. In fact, Elizabeth Taylor and the Rat Pack are among its former guests. The property includes a lush garden, an outdoor pool, and a sun terrace with spectacular mountain views. Melvyn’s Restaurant is on-site and offers a menu of American fare for brunch, lunch, and dinner. A variety of rooms are available, with the mini-suites providing lots of character, a private patio with daybeds, and scenic views of palm trees and the mountains beyond.

L'Horizon Resort & Spa
L’Horizon Resort & Spa

L'Horizon Resort & Spa

L’Horizon Resort & Spa offers luxe bungalows in what was once a beloved hideaway for Marilyn Monroe, who regularly stayed in Room 10. A top luxury Palm Springs hotel with mid-century architecture, it’s just a short drive from downtown. The accommodations feel like a private oasis with beds with 600 thread-count Frette linens and high-tech features like Apple TVs, Nest thermostats, motorized curtains, and iPod speakers. Guests can also enjoy the beautiful infinity pool, on-site restaurant, and cocktail bar. Additionally, there is one extra-luxe accommodation option, the Residence, which was the original home of Hollywood mogul Jack Wrather. It has its own private pool and yard.

Parker Palm Springs
Parker Palm Springs

Parker Palm Springs

The Parker Palm Springs has been called perfection, with opulent rooms, tranquil grounds, and a wide range of amenities. A boutique hotel popular Coachella base with estate rooms, patio rooms, freestanding villas, and a two-bedroom residence, it’s known for attracting VIP clientele, including A-list celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie. Enjoy amenities like 40″ flat-screen TVs, high-end toiletries, and various upscale features such as private patios and kitchens. It hosts a renowned spa, a gorgeous desert garden, an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tubs, fire pits, and a fabulous open-air terrace restaurant featuring a menu of fresh California cuisine.

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

Offering an oasis on 450 acres with lush greenery, sparkling lakes, pools, golf greens, and gondolas for traversing the many waterways, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is ideal for a romantic escape. Its spacious suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies, and guests can lounge around the pool and enjoy panoramic mountain views. As one of California’s best spa resorts, be sure to indulge in treatments at the state-of-the-art spa. If that’s not your thing, enjoy fine dining at one of the resort’s multiple restaurants, including the Japanese steakhouse. There’s also a buzzing nightclub if you’re up for an evening out.

La Maison Hotel
La Maison Hotel

La Maison Hotel

The Mediterranean-inspired La Maison Hotel is an adults-only boutique hotel with plenty of perks, including a lush courtyard with a pool that offers a serene oasis in the desert, complimentary cruiser bike rentals for exploring the area, and free continental breakfast. Described by former guests as an “enchanting garden sanctuary,” it’s the perfect place to bliss out, complete with extra-spacious rooms that include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and mini-fridges. In-room spa services can also be requested, and guests have access to a shared kitchen and BBQ area. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

For an ultra-luxurious couples’ stay at a top-rated Palm Springs resort, it’s hard to beat The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. Overlooking the Coachella Valley, the San Jacinto Mountains, and Palm Springs, the generously sized rooms feature beds with 400-thread count Frette linens, Nespresso machines, 42″ flat-screen TVs with premium channels, bathrobes, and private balconies. There are multiple pools, one of the most lavish spas in the area, a romantic fire pit, and plenty of excellent dining options. Free activities are available, too, such as guided morning and sunset hikes, mountain bike rentals, lawn games, seasonal stargazing, and evening yoga.

The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa
The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

The sprawling Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa is an exclusive Mediterranean-inspired retreat evoking the romance of the desert with a pale-blush façade standing out against the Santa Rosa Mountains. This top Southern California resort features 360 acres of waterways, beautifully landscaped grounds with two championship golf courses, gorgeous pools, a spa with a long list of pampering treatments, a full-service beauty salon, and a Tuscan-inspired Italian restaurant. Accommodation is in one- and two-bedroom villas with balconies or terraces, kitchenettes, living rooms, and washer/dryers. Some come with full kitchens, whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces too.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Surrounded by mountain views, Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa offers a wide range of amenities for couples, including an adults-only pool and a cliffside hot tub, not to mention a nationally renowned lazy river. The luxurious spa is also a fabulous place to unwind, with a menu of massages, desert-themed facials, and other pampering treatments. Golf enthusiasts can play 27 holes at the resort’s championship golf course while on-site dining is impressive too. The resort’s five restaurants include the signature bluEmber, a swanky space featuring creative New American fare and craft cocktails that can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio with a fire pit. Rooms are spacious and have French doors that lead to a patio or balcony with mountain or golf course views.

La Quinta Resort & Club, Curio Collection by Hilton
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La Quinta Resort & Club, Curio Collection by Hilton

La Quinta Resort & Club, Curio Collection by Hilton

A nearly century-old hotel, La Quinta Resort & Club sits on 45 lush acres of vibrantly-colored gardens and meandering pathways. It’s the oldest resort in the region and once played host to Hollywood stars like Clark Gable and Greto Garbo. Guests enjoy a picturesque backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains and accommodation in whitewashed casitas with options for upscale features like private patios, four-poster beds, and fireplaces. The pool suites and haciendas with pools are highly recommended for couples who want to spend lots of time in the water. They come with full-size pools, grassy yards, and outdoor patios. There are multiple dining options on-site, with Morgan’s in the Desert ideal for a romantic meal. The award-winning Spa La Quinta has a full menu of treatments, including the 80-minute Desert Duet Massage, enjoyed in a secluded couples’ suite.

The Colony Palms Hotel and Bungalows
The Colony Palms Hotel and Bungalows

The Colony Palms Hotel and Bungalows

The Colony Palms Hotel and Bungalows is an adults-only hotel centrally located in downtown Palm Springs. It was originally built in the 1930s and catered to all sorts of socialites and celebrities, but a more recent renaissance has transformed it into a luxuriously updated resort with impeccable landscaping and spectacular mountain views. There’s an outdoor pool, a full-service spa, and a popular fine-dining restaurant with a seasonally focused menu. The guest rooms, suites, and casitas have beds with Italian linens and flat-screen TVs, with various upscale amenities such as private patios, outdoor whirlpools, claw-foot tubs, and fireplaces.

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells

If you’re looking for a total romantic resort experience, the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells is a great pick. It sits at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains and boasts two 18-hole golf courses, a world-class spa, and a pool, part of which resembles a sandy beach. A wide range of dining options is available, from American fare and Japanese dishes to a pizzeria while the spacious rooms provide views over the greens, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and coffeemakers. Some feature whirlpool tubs and fireplaces.

Old Ranch Inn
Old Ranch Inn, Palm Springs

Old Ranch Inn

A nearly new hotel, the Old Ranch Inn is an adults-only property that offers a modern take on Old West style. It sits on gated landscaped grounds with fountains, flowering plants, and palm trees in the heart of the Historic Tennis Club neighborhood, within walking distance of some of the town’s top restaurants, shops, and clubs. Both LGBTQ- and dog-friendly, it’s centered around a heated outdoor pool, while the eight stylish suites all have private patios, kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and bathrooms with designer toiletries. Some have fireplaces and sit right at the poolside.

La Serena Villas
La Serena Villas

La Serena Villas

Located in downtown Palm Springs within walking distance of many top shops and eateries, La Serena Villas is an adults-only (21 and over) boho-chic boutique hotel that offers an intimate stay with just 18 rooms. All have private patios with fire pits, freestanding clawfoot tubs, hardwood floors, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs. Higher-end options include features like four-poster beds, fireplaces, kitchens or kitchenettes, and plunge pools. On the lush grounds, you might relax around the outdoor pool or sip a refreshing beverage from the rooftop lounge while enjoying a view of the San Jacinto Mountains. There’s a spa to take the relaxation up a notch and free bike rentals for exploring all of the best things to do in the area.

Little Paradise Hotel
Little Paradise Hotel

Little Paradise Hotel

One of the most highly-rated hotels in Palm Springs, Little Paradise Hotel offers an adults-only stay with fabulous mountain views. It’s located in a quiet residential neighborhood surrounded by palm and fruit trees, providing a tranquil environment with just nine rooms. Some have mountain views, and most include kitchenettes with Keurig coffeemakers, cookware, dishware, microwaves, refrigerators, and two-burner stoves. All but one of the units have front and back patios. While there is no restaurant on-site, complimentary breakfast items such as yogurt, croissants, bagels, and condiments can be found in your room’s refrigerator. Plus, you’ll get a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival. The property includes a large saltwater pool and a fire pit, and free bike rentals are provided too.

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