Luxurious hotels in The Golf Capital of the World feature a plethora of golf courses (hence the nickname), swimming pools, kids” activities, and delicious restaurants, making it an ideal location for families. Consider a stay at one of these luxury resorts in Palm Springs.
Written by Morgan Agesen
The Saguaro Palm Springs, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Located within the rolling hills of the Coachella Valley, this bright and cheery hotel is sure to leave a positive mark on traveling families. Amenities at The Saguaro Palm Springs include an outdoor pool, in addition to two hot tubs, The Saguaro Spa, shuttle service to Downtown Palm Springs (1 to 9 p.m. daily), laundry and dry cleaning services, and complimentary Wi-Fi. This hotel is also pet-friendly. Rooms feature iPod docking stations, private balconies or patios, and separate sitting areas. Onsite family dining is available at Tinto, where families can savor in the rich and flavorful tastes of its authentic Spanish cuisine, and El Jefe, where families can spice it up with some Mexican. Nearby activities include the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Indian Canyons (great for hiking).
MarriottÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Desert Springs Villas I
Situated on an impressive 400 acres is Marriott"s Desert Springs Villas I, a luxury Palm Springs hotel. Amenities include babysitting services, a game room, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, valet dry cleaning, a fitness center, seven (yes, seven!) outdoor pools, and access to the nearby JW Marriott"s spa, Monday to Friday. Rooms feature coffeemakers, mini-fridges (some), sofa beds, fully equipped kitchens, DVD players, washers and dryers, and separate tubs and showers. Onsite family dining is available, as well, at The Water"s Edge Pool Bar & Grill and The Marketplace. Nearby activities include golf at Shadow Ridge Golf Club, hiking and horseback riding. Guests staying at this resort can also enjoy the amenities offered at Marriott"s Desert Springs Villas II, for a fee.
Westin Desert Willow Villas
Surrounded by ever-so-green golf courses and the desert-like mountains of Palm Springs is the Westin Desert Willow Villas. Amenities include a pool, a children"s covered pool, a game room, free Wi-Fi, and a fitness center. Kids ages 4 to 12 can also participate in the Westin Kids Club, which offers activities such as poolside pottery painting and tie-dying T-shirts. Rooms feature cotton bathrobes, whirlpool tubs, coffeemakers, full kitchens, sofa beds, separate dining areas, DVD players, and washers and dryers. Onsite family dining is available at Agave Grill & Bar and the Mountain View Marketplace. Nearby attractions include Desert Willow Golf Resort and Knott"s Soak City Waterpark.
Marriott"s Desert Springs Villas II is the ideal hotel for large families traveling to Palm Springs. Amenities include free parking, babysitting services, valet dry cleaning, a fitness center, and seven outdoor pools. Villas have either one or two bedrooms, and feature coffeemakers, mini-fridges (some -- in addition to full-size refrigerators), sofa beds, washers and dryers, DVD players, fully equipped kitchens, refrigerators, patios or balconies, and separate tubs and showers. Onsite family dining is available, as well, at The Water"s Edge Bar & Grill. Guests staying at this resort can also enjoy the amenities offered at Marriott"s Desert Springs Villas I, for a fee.
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
A quick 20 minutes outside of Palm Springs is the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Amenities include a kids-only pool, an adults-only pool, free Wi-Fi, Aqua Serena Spa (and the Medical and Skin Spa within it), and seven swimming pools, in addition to a waterslide. Rooms feature balconies, robes, coffeemakers, cots (upon request) and bathtubs, while suites feature pantries with refrigerators. This hotel is pet-friendly, as well. Onsite activities include tennis, biking, badminton, bocce ball, table tennis, and golf at Indian Wells Resort Golf. Kids ages 3 to 12 should try Camp Hyatt, where they can participate in activities such as feeding fish and learning about the geography of the surrounding area.
Riviera Palm Springs, A Noble House Resort
Amenities at this ultra-chic resort include two outdoor pools, SpaTerre, a fitness center, and the Buzz Trolley (a free means of transportation that takes guests around town in a flash). Rooms at Riviera Palm Springs feature Wi-Fi, LCD televisions, and patios or balconies (most), while suites feature queen-size sleeper sofas, mini-bars (for a fee), and connecting rooms (upon request). This resort is dog-friendly, as well. Onsite family dining is available Circa 59 and Chiki Pool & Bar. Nearby attractions include the Palm Springs Art Museum, Desert Adventure Red Jeep Tours, and shopping at Desert Hills Premium Outlets.
Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs
Consider a stay at this centrally located hotel in Palm Springs. Amenities include complimentary shuttle service to and from Palm Springs airport, an outdoor pool and hot tub, and a 24-hour gym. This hotel is pet-friendly, as well. Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs feature private balconies, refrigerators, coffeemakers, marble bathrooms, in-room spa services, and cribs (upon request). Onsite family dining is available at Share Small Plate Bistro, where families can enjoy salads, sandwiches, burgers, steak, and seafood. Onsite activities including golf at Golf Hyatt, and nearby activities include tennis, hiking and horseback riding.
Hilton Palm Springs
With a name like Hilton behind it, a stay at the Hilton Palm Springs is sure to be a great one. Amenities include complimentary shuttle service from Palm Springs International Airport, Elements Spa, an outdoor pool, three onsite family dining options, laundry services and a fitness room. Rooms feature balconies or patios, bathrobes, sofa beds, coffeemakers, and connecting rooms (upon request), while suites feature separate sitting areas with sofas. Nearby attractions include Boomer"s Entertainment Center, Knott"s Soak City Water Park and Smoke Tree Stables.
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