Prepster’s Paradise | Saguaro Palm Springs

Palm Springs, or Movie Colony as it was affectionately deemed for its throngs of A-list celebrities looking for a little R&R in the desert heat, is having a revival. At the heart of this revival is the Saguaro Palm Springs, a tribute to Route 66 and a colorfully painted slice of Americana with walls washed bright hues of bubblegum pink, vibrant violet, and sunset orange. At the center of the hotel is a pristine pool perfect for mid-winter revelry. The vibe here is playfully modern with a wink to Slim Aarons’ iconic Palm Springs style.

Located in the outskirts of Coachella Valley, the bright, whimsical decorations seem to be inspired by Jonathan Adler and Trina Turk; they mirror the liveliness of the Beverly Hills set that descend to the desert for chic weekend escapes. It is impossible not to smile when staying at Saguaro Palm Springs; every design detail is inviting and beckons for a good time.

Pool, mountains, city lights or garden? Choose your room based on your view of choice. All rooms feature indoor and outdoor seating areas (Palm Springs does get over 350 days of sunshine a year- be sure to enjoy!). All linens are organic as well as the bath products… which you’ll definitely want to take home.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be served while lounging poolside. For breakfast we highly recommend the avocado toast… and for lunch, tacos of course! The food is delicious, but it is the rum punches and frozen daiquiris that really stole our heart.

Palm Springs is best seen by car. Rent a convertible and spend the morning tooling around the desert, admiring the modernist architecture and looking for that famous pink door.

Palm Springs is known for its various experimental spa services. The Saguaro Palm Spring has a day spa which offers lightening facials, aromatherapy massages, and a Moroccan oil hair massage. There are also bicycles available to rent for the day which is a great way to work off those frozen daiquiris and explore Palm Springs at the same time. Rent bikes and head over to the iconic Two Bunch Palms  and enjoy one of the legendary mud baths.

The hotel is a microcosm of Palm Springs society. Lounge by the pool, sip on a cocktail (or two… or a few) and ready yourself for the daily afternoon pool parties. After staying here, be sure to visit the sister property, Saguaro Scottsdale in the town famed for its desert landscape and spas.

This is the color-splashed hotel of your wildest Palm Springs fantasies and the palm lined pool was made to be ‘grammed.