Check in and chill out, literally, on your getaway to this Southern California oasis. Relaxing in refreshing chilled pools and ice rooms is the perfect way to spend summer in Greater Palm Springs. With an assortment of resorts and spas that not only offer top-notch service but also beautiful ambience and luxurious amenities, you are bound to have the coolest summer yet. Here is a roundup of chilled pools and ice rooms that you won’t want to miss this season.
Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis is just fifteen minutes away from Greater Palm Springs, providing stunning views of Mt. San Jacinto on top of Miracle Hill. Crystal clear, steamy mineral water fills the pools, spas and private tubs of the resort, but one of the most unique features is the Desert Ice Room. The room is the counterpart to the only authentic Himalayan Salt Room in Greater Palm Springs. Traveling back and forth from the healing heat of the Himalayan Salt Room to the bristling cold of the Desert Ice Room increases circulation, reduces tension and inflammation, improves muscle recovery and invigorates the mind. The frosty 25° F summer Desert Ice is available 24 hours for overnight guests in the Spa Suites and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for guests in West Balcony rooms. Due to COVID, therapeutic spa services are available in the safety and privacy of guests’ rooms.
The historic La Quinta Resort & Club has everything you are looking for in an unforgettable vacation experience-–including a world-class spa that was recognized as one of the top 50 in America-–PGA West golf courses, yoga retreats, and 41 pools. All 41 of the pools at La Quinta Resort are climate controlled, heated in winter and chilled in summer months. La Quinta Resort & Club has the most swimming pools than any other resort in California, ensuring that you stay chill this season. This resort offers family-friendly, as well as adult-only options. The main pool features natural views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the chance to relax on the deck with top-notch poolside service as well as the Centre Court Cafe. If you're 21-and-over, they also have a pool for you with a sound system and lawn games, signature cocktails and cabanas for rent. Casita pools and private pools are also available when booking rooms and suites.
The Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs is a desert oasis providing the perfect spot to chill out for the summer. The hotel features two cooled pools. The Main Pool is where parties and celebrations have taken place in the past with live music and DJs during Coachella, Palm Springs Pride, White Party and The Dinah. Order food from King's Highway or indulge in drinks from the Ace Hotel’s new cocktail menu and wine list. The hotel also hosts live jazz every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. from emerging talent. The Commune Pool is a quieter option by the fire-pit and the Commune event space, where the hotel holds parties, weddings, film screenings, family dinners, and other activities. The walls of the Commune open up to the circular pool, an intimate amphitheater, and views of the mountains—acting like an indoor/outdoor living room on a very grand scale. The Ace Hotel & Swim Club offers day passes for pool use Monday through Thursday currently, as well as the Swim Club membership, which includes discounts at The Feel Good Spa.
Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Mountain Resort & Spa is the ideal escape from the summer sun with its chilled pool while also being near many high-end shops and restaurants on Palm Canyon Drive. The newly renovated and perfectly chilled outdoor pool is one of the main attractions at Palm Mountain Resort, featuring an adjacent sunning terrace complete with misters to keep you cool and feeling refreshed. There is also a fire pit and new hot tub to accommodate chilly evenings, as well as spacious courtyards and patios ideal for taking in the mountain views of Greater Palm Springs. Snacks and beverages, including beer, wine, Starbucks® coffee and Tazo® tea, are available for purchase in the resort’s Marketplace. Enjoy a nice refreshing beverage poolside as you bask in the serenity of the Palm Mountain Resort & Spa.
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