When it comes to swimming experiences in Greater Palm Springs, the poolside vibes are unmatched. Imagine reclining on a plush sun lounger or dipping your toes into the crystal-clear waters of a pristine pool while the golden rays of the sun kiss your skin. In Greater Palm Springs, this perfect scene isn't a faraway fantasy but a daily reality. Keep reading to see some of the places offering the ultimate poolside chill in Greater Palm Springs.


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Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Ace Hotel and Swim Club

The Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs is a desert oasis providing the perfect spot to chill out during the fall and winter. 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 goings on from bingo and jazz nights to pool parties and large events. 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 .

Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis

Azure Hot Springs

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 Desert Ice Room is currently available only to overnight guests to limit capacity and maintain its relaxing experience. 


Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs

Lady sitting next to the pool with a coconut drink

Poolside Personality: relaxing vibes
For a chic pool fit for a friends getaway or a romantic trip for two, look no further than the Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs. Their three pools are surrounded by lush gardens and are picture-perfect for your Instagram feed. If you're looking for an 18-and-older escape, take a dip at the Regency Pool. While poolside, indulge in refreshing fare and sip on classic cocktails. One drink that will have you feeling in full vacation mode is the Rum Coconut, which is served in — you guessed it — a fresh coconut. Cheers to vacay! 

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

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Poolside Personality: pool slides fun 
Dive into a world of refreshing fun at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa! This stunning pool area is the perfect oasis for families, couples, and friends looking to relax and enjoy the sunny weather. Whether you're lounging in a private cabana, floating in crystal-clear waters, or sipping on a tropical drink from the poolside bar, every moment is pure bliss. Kids will love the dueling water slides, and adults can unwind in the tranquil hot tubs. Experience the ultimate in poolside luxury and make unforgettable memories at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. 


JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

Friends lounging poolside at the JW Marriott Desert Springs

Poolside Personality: creative poolside cocktails
The main pool at the JW Marriott Desert Springs is a sight to behold. Spanning more than 8,000 square feet, this expansive pool features sparkling blue waters, palm trees, and comfortable loungers where you can soak up the sun. This resort features two outdoor pools and whirlpools the whole family can enjoy. Make sure to order from the bar menu and indulge in colorful poolside cocktails. If you're looking for a private experience, try the spa's outdoor salt-water pool (included in the spa treatment price).


Kimpton Rowan

Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs

Experience a unique view of the valley from the area’s only rooftop pool, located on the sixth floor of the Kimpton Rowan  in downtown Palm Springs. You can enjoy cocktails and bites from the hotel’s High Bar, located adjacent to the pool.


La Quinta Resort & Club

La Quinta Resort

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 Café. 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.

Palm Mountain Resort & Spa

Palm Mountain Resort

Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Mountain Resort & Spa is the ideal escape 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.

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

Couple walking by the pool at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
Poolside Personality: breathtaking romantic views
The pool at the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, creating a picturesque backdrop for a day of swimming or sunbathing. The pool area features comfortable lounge chairs, umbrellas for shade, and attentive staff to cater to your every need. When it comes to luxurious poolside experiences, this spot stands out as truly opulent and the perfect place to unwind from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.


Saguaro Palm Springs

The pool area with the San Jacinto Mountains in the background at The Saguaro in Palm Springs

Grab your favorite pool float and check in at the Saguaro Palm Springs for a pool scene that’s as colorful as their rainbow-hued buildings. 


The Spa at Séc-he 

The Spa at Sec-he

The Spa at Séc-he has it all for those looking to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.  Lounge poolside at their expansive outdoor pool area with a resort-style mineral pool for soaking. Looking to elevate your poolside relaxation, rent one of the luxury cabanas. A poolside bar with food service is offered as well to indulge in libations or poolside bites. Beyond experiencing the hot mineral spring waters, spa guests will be able to enjoy so much more. The Spa at Séc-he complex is more than 73,000 square feet and includes 15 spa treatment rooms; a cryotherapy (cold) chamber; two float pod suites; halotherapy salt caves; a menthol dry sauna and eucalyptus steam room; a tranquility garden; plus, a cold plunge shower!

Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa

Friends hanging out poolside at the Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort

Poolside Personality: a great place for friends to chill poolside
If you're in search of a tropical feel, then the newly remodeled Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa has a pool for you. Surrounded by views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, their Chiki Palm Pool is the perfect place to soak up the sun. This resort not only boasts three different pools to soak in but also offers cabana rentals with incredible amenities. Each cabana is equipped with comfortable seating, a pitcher of margarita or domestic beer, complimentary soft drinks, still and sparkling water, and a sun care kit from Spa Rosa. If you're looking for a sign to plan your island-inspired poolside getaway, this is it! 


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