Romantic rendezvous for two? Make it a getaway to remember for years to come in Greater Palm Springs, where one-of-a-kind boutique hotel hideaways are the perfect memory makers for your epic love story. Bursting with character and charm – but without the crowds – these six boutique hotel hideaways set the scene for a romantic rendezvous you won’t soon forget.
Villa Royale Inn
A touch of the Mediterranean in Greater Palm Springs, Villa Royale Inn balances a boutique hotel experience with Old World charm. On this 3.5-acre estate, you’ll feel as if you’ve stumbled upon your very own private oasis. Wander along bougainvillea-lined paths at this historic property, and you’ll discover romance in the quaint courtyards, outdoor pools, and inviting spa. No two rooms are exactly the same, which makes a getaway at the Villa Royale Inn truly one of a kind.
Make it a weekend for relaxation in the historic Deepwell Estates neighborhood at the Colt’s Lodge, a boutique hotel in Palm Springs that delights guests with 11 uniquely designed rooms and three charming gardens. Outdoor areas channel the vibes of Greater Palm Springs, from the bright yellow decor surrounding the porcelain tile pool to the desert garden to the Bocce ball court. Each room is uniquely decorated to suit your tastes, whether your love is more of a “Tropical” romance or a “Nautical” adventure.
Treat yourselves to an indulgent stay at the L’Horizon Resort and Spa, a William F. Cody-designed estate that offers guests a taste of the Old Hollywood glamor that put Greater Palm Springs on the map. No two rooms are alike at L’Horizon, where marble bathrooms contrast against exposed wooden beams and midcentury decor mixes with the modern. Love in luxury with lavish touches like Le Labo bath products and 600-thread count linens, not to mention complimentary massages by the infinity pool.
One wouldn’t expect to find a rustic, farmhouse-style lodge nestled in Greater Palm Springs, but then again, nothing about Sparrows Lodge is ordinary. Make it an extraordinary stay at this boutique hotel, where countryside charm and simple elegance come together to create a chic ranch-style getaway. Without modern distractions like TVs or telephones in your room, the stage is set to rekindle your romance.
If you get weak in the knees for midcentury modern architecture, get ready to fall head over heels with Hotel Lautner. A fully renovated retreat designed by architect John Lautner, this boutique hotel in Desert Hot Springs is as vintage as it gets. Meticulously handpicked furnishings play against redwood and concrete walls to create a modern, cool vibe. By day, floor-to-ceiling glass windows let you enjoy desert landscape lush with succulents. As evening falls on the oasis, look up through the skylights to enjoy a breathtaking night sky. With just four rooms, Hotel Lautner promises an intimate and unforgettable stay.
Escape to the French countryside with a stay at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta, a boutique hotel that might just be La Quinta’s best-kept secret. Beneath the San Jacinto Mountains on tranquil Lake La Quinta, this upscale hideaway sets the tone for romance and relaxation — all with distinctive European flair. Enjoy an internationally inspired dinner at Melange, where lakeside views pair perfectly with a handcrafted cocktail or your favorite glass of wine. End the evening by your in-room fireplace – and if you’re able to wake from this dreamy French escape, don't forget to enjoy the complimentary breakfast each morning.