While Greater Palm Springs is brimming with excellent restaurants, historic attractions, outdoor activities and cool museums, some visitors spend their entire day at a hotel pool—which is a vacation in itself! Greater Palm Springs has a solid reputation in and around its buzzing and iconic hotel pools that truly capture the recreational spirit of pool culture. Open 365 days a year, these luxury hotels offer unique pool cabanas with dedicated service and tons of goodies for an unforgettable poolside experience.
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa | Rancho Mirage
Sprawled on 365 acres, Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is a AAA four-diamond luxury resort that offers world-class amenities—a pampering spa, seven lighted tennis courts, two champion golf courses and multiple dining options—but the three swimming pools deserve plenty of distinguished attention. The largest resort pool, Las Brisas, recently opened a 75-foot water slide with a loop, and there are two Jacuzzis to chill out in. There are nine poolside cabanas priced at $150 ($200 on weekends) for prime seating and plenty of refreshments, as well as Day Beds priced at $75 ($100 on weekends). Las Hadas, the adult “chill pool” offers four cabanas that are perfectly situated near the poolside bar and up front and center for live entertainment and poolside spa treatments (like massages and reflexology). The quiet pool, La Paloma, features four cabanas for those who seek further seclusion within a quiet retreat.
Arrive Hotel | Palm Springs
The 32-room Arrive hotel is the first Palm Springs hotel to be built ground up in more than a decade, and the owners (including former Facebook employee Ezra Callahan) went to great lengths to make it stand out. Check-in is at the bar, and most hotel requests are done via text. But pool lovers will rejoice over the rules for the eight poolside cabanas: they are free for all guests! Each first-come, first-serve cabana comes with its own day bed and fire pit along with separating curtain dividers that can expand the cabana if you have a big party. Guests can even order cocktails and food from the poolside restaurant (though it’s not required to stay here).
This luxury resort features an impressive pool area with exciting H2O cabanas. Each of the five private cabanas includes a flat-screen TV, ceiling fan, personal cooler, private safe and individual power outlet. They’re also equipped with an outdoor sofa section, chaise lounge chairs, complimentary fruit platter and bottled water, a beach ball and H20’s very own “swag bag” including fun-in-the-sun goodies like sunscreen and sunglasses. Have a huge party? The Santa Rosa cabana can accommodate up to ten people and includes a gorgeous backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains.
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort | Palm Desert
An award-winning restaurant, a lagoon, a golf course, four swimming pools… what doesn’t JW Marriott offer? The popular resort pampers its splurging guests with 5 poolside cabanas and 14 poolside VIP daybeds, complete with bottle service and catering. Each VIP cabana has dedicated servers, multiple lounge chairs, tables and plenty of privacy while the daybeds are plush poolside beds for ultra comfort. Cabanas require a minimum $1,000 food and beverage spend on weekends, while daybeds require minimum $300 during the week ($500 on the weekends).
With its retro design, Riviera Palm Springs is a perfect example of a historic, midcentury modern hotel (one of the oldest in Palm Springs opened in the late 1950s), and most guests make a beeline to the outdoor sanctuary with two shimmering pools, Chiki and Bikini, where, back in the day, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin used to lounge. Cabanas are available which seat up to 10 people, as well as Day Beds which seat up to 2 people. Both Cabanas and Day Beds include bottled water, as well as a bottle of sparkling house wine. Throwing a Bachelor or Bachelorette Party? VIP Packages offer a 'Bottle of Rose & Shotski Package' or a 'Bucket of 12 Beers & Shotski Package' which include bottled water, chips & salsa bowl, and exotic fruit platter.
With boutique style and classic sophistication, The Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa boasts spacious accommodations, impeccable service, the unparalleled Well Spa, world-class golf and tennis, and stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Put off your plans for a day and relax. Reserve your own private poolside retreat starting at $175 ($225 on weekends) and enjoy a full-size tray of seasonal fruit, small charcuterie plate, and a complimentary pitcher of margaritas or sangria.
Looking to elevate your poolside experience? The rooftop terrace at Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs is the premier retreat to rejuvenate with, relax from and revel in the energy and beauty of the desert. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the San Jacinto mountains, the rooftop offers a sophisticated yet relaxed pool scene, complete with serene cabanas and day beds with complimentary refreshing amenities, and craft cocktails. Cabanas offer 2 lounge chairs & couch areas with access for up to 6 people. Bottled waters, seasonal fruit place, towel service, and complimentary day parking are also included.
Parker Palm Springs offers a variety of pools to explore depending on your mood. The Silicon Valley Pool is open to all ages, and Palm Springs Yacht Club is an indoor pool for the days of the rays. The Gene Autry Pool was recently updated with a row of cabanas which include comfy couches to relax on and a refrigerator full of refreshments to enjoy.