The Most Iconic Boutique Hotels in Palm Springs

Matador Network


There is no shortage of epic boutique retreats in Palm Springs — many of which have stood the test of time for decades, having once served as an elite Hollywood hideaway for celebs and stars of the silver screen back in the Golden Age of LA.

Today, this starstruck city has only upped its options for those seeking an intimate inn with a smaller size for a serene escape. Browse this array of mid-century marvels and buzzy, bohemian desert hotspots — each of which seems to boast its own distinct, boutique personality — and plan the ultimate glam getaway to Palm Springs.

Villa Royale Biscayne Room 35


This romantic, eclectic 38-room villa-style property dates back to 1947, serving as a chic Hollywood retreat for movie stars to get some peace back in the day — and has since transformed into a tranquil, modern oasis for guests 21 and over. Guests can admire detailed design work like terracotta-roofed structures surrounding courtyards dotted with Spanish fountains and decor like black-and-white tiles and bold artwork. The lush landscaping makes the space feel alive, with tall palm trees, bougainvillea flowers, and rich mahogany wood paneling. Dine at Del Rey, which serves Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired cocktails and bites.

Admire the on-site artwork, which includes 50 originals commissioned exclusively for the hotel and a spray-painted mural stating, “Welcome to Your Paradise,” welcoming guests upon arrival at the property. Sign up for a massage to fully unwind. Other on-site amenities include bicycles, morning coffee service, and a “welcome drink” at check-in.