In Partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs
DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs is glorious with its stunning views of the regal San Jacinto Mountains, it’s hard not to love a place that also boasts expectational dining, divine amenities, a world-class golf course, and top-notch spa services. If the old saying is true — jobs fill your pockets, adventures fill your soul — then prepare for an all-encompassing, fully immersive adventure here. Bottom line: give yourself permission to escape to paradise. And while there’s plenty to savor here — anything you’d ever want and need is available here and you really wouldn’t need to leave the resort — we rounded out some of the most significant highlights to make your stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs unforgettable. Immerse yourself in the following:
Best to start here because the Spa at Desert Princess pulls out all stops. Several newly updated spa services captured our attention and while there are plenty of benefits to scheduling your spa experience a la cart, as it were — the Desert Princess Bliss Wine & Roses Scrub, and Aromatherapy or Hot Stone massages stand out—consider any one of several Spa Packages offered here, which are reasonably priced by resort/spa standards.
The 90-minute Desert Princess Wine & Roses for Two package is for romantics — begins with flutes of champagne and sharing chocolates in a lovely private couple’s room, then go on to experience 60 minutes of bliss in the form of a full body scrub, featuring Napa Valley grape seeds and natural geranium essential oils. An application of Rose Petal After Bath Lotion follows and the best thing to savor: a 30-minute cranial massage. Facials and reflexology are featured on the spa menu and can easily be added to the treatments you choose. Float off and lounge in and around the glorious Olympic-sized swimming pool later, occasionally dipping into one of two whirlpools. These are rare hydro havens — pristine and spacious in all the ways one can imagine. In other words: heaven.
There’s good reason this 27-hole championship golf course leaves nothing to the imagination. Between its rolling terrain, lush green fairways, and resplendent landscaping, the experience includes 85 sand traps and 21 lakes. Something to note: here things are separated into three nine-hole courses — The Vistas, The Lagos, and The Cielo. Each one holds its own obstacles and various skills are required. Some additional nice touches include a driving range and putting green, group golf, and golf lessons with a pro. The resort’s Stay & Play Package, designed for guests, includes one round of golf per registered guest (per night) a golf cart, and access to the practice facility. Make your tee times in advance by the guest. In the meantime, get swinging and enjoy that remarkable view, perhaps the best among all courses in Greater Palm Springs.
Added bonus: Tennis. Golf and tennis? It’s available, so for sport-minded folks, there’s more to experience other than just golf.
You will not leave here feeling hungry. And if you do… turn around and indulge. Dubbed “casual gourmet dining,” the newly re-imagined Polanco Kitchen offers inspired Southern California cuisine. We appreciate the diversity on the menu, which features a bevy of memorable options—such as Baja-inspired tacos with housemade guacamole, Tajín-crusted salmon, braised short rib, and fresh kale and quinoa salad, among other standouts. There’s even a “juicy” burger to consider, and the venue’s unique take on flatbread. Meanwhile, local craft beers and signature cocktails, such as the popular Blue Agave Margarita, round out the dining experience here. Mira Bar is another dining option and suited for quick bites and great drinks. Bar seating is available here; again, we cannot emphasize enough how much the mountain views transport you to another realm. It’s as if you feel at home enveloped in these surroundings.
Something to consider: the room service menu includes many of the restaurant offerings so in case you prefer to stay enveloped in our stellar room, you can dine in luxury — especially good for couples on a memorable getaway.
All rooms, no matter the size — from suites to singles — are exceptionally noteworthy. Comfort and first-class accommodations go hand in hand here. One thing that’s worth noting is the variety of offers DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs has. Families should take advantage of the Family Fun Package, which features a few memorable “activities” for the young ones. A complimentary breakfast is a nice perk, too. The 3-day Another Day in Paradise offering affords solo travelers and couples some quality time away. An added perk, the resort is pet friendly, so your fur baby can relish the getaway in Greater Palm Springs as well. Go for it — indelible sunsets, exquisite spa services, inventive meals, and those San Jacinto Mountains await you in an immersive experience that you’ll brag about at home. (And on social media.)
On a business trip? Planning a family outing? You can find it here. The resort boasts 23,000 square feet of dedicated conference space located in a centralized area. Two ballrooms can accommodate up to 1,200 guests. Spacious meeting rooms work well for break-out sessions, meals, or small gatherings. Several indoor-outdoor spaces are a nice touch — good to have variety. In-house audiovisual and IT teams are ready for you. All of that, plus high-speed T1 wireless and wired internet also filters into the mix.
Planning a wedding? Start your happily ever after here. Everything from “micro” weddings to larger celebrations are available. You and yours can say "I do’s" at the indoor or outdoor space, which includes the stunning Veranda Patio. You can also tie the knot in front of the Panoramic Golf Course and the San Jacinto Mountains, something to cherish for sure.