Walk into a scene straight from a movie: towering palm trees swaying against a backdrop of desert hues and the sun setting into the horizons as the poolside bars begin to open. Welcome to Palm Springs, where the timeless glamour of old Hollywood meets the sleek lines of modern architecture. Just a two-hour drive from Hollywood, Palm Springs became the playground of the stars in the 1930s, attracting actors and actresses in need of a luxurious escape from the rigors of filming schedules and contracts. Its hotels, once the social centers of Hollywood elite, continue to serve as cultural landmarks, epitomizing the city’s natural beauty and creative legacy.

Today, the allure of Palm Springs endures, with boutique hotels preserving its vintage charm while elevating amenities to perfect the “Insta-worthy” aesthetic of the modern luxury traveller. Think poolside scenes straight out of a magazine spread, where every corner is designed for perfection. While some of the city caters to families with resorts boasting lazy rivers and family style rooms, our focus lies on the best adult only hotels in Palm Springs—those secluded sanctuaries offering exclusive suites, chic poolside bars, and serene retreats for the ultimate tranquillity.

Our Top Ten Best Adult Only Hotels in Palm Springs

1. ARRIVE

ARRIVE Palm Springs

Step into the epitome of Palm Springs chic at ARRIVE, a homage to the city's iconic mid-century style with clerestory windows and butterfly rooflines. This adults only boutique hotel is a haven for socializing, offering marble ping pong tables, cozy fire pits for post-sunset gatherings, and a lineup of entertainment from DJ nights to drag queen bingo. Indulge in California-inspired cuisine by the pool or in the open-air restaurant, where you can savor shrimp tacos and avocado toast beneath a sky-high ceiling. Don't forget to treat yourself at the artisanal ice cream parlor or fuel up with a brew from Cartel Coffee Lab. This is Palm Springs luxury at its finest—where every moment is infused with style and sophistication, and the pool beckons for endless relaxation and rejuvenation.

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2. La Serena Villas
La Serena Villas Palm Springs

Timeless luxury at La Serena Villas, where history meets modern elegance in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Originally built in 1933 and hidden within meticulously landscaped grounds, this oasis offers the perfect escape from the ordinary. From the moment you arrive, you'll feel the serenity in the air, the sun casting its warm glow over the stunning San Jacinto Mountains. Indulge in handcrafted cocktails and breathtaking views at the Sugar High Rooftop Bar. Couples of all ages flock to this adults-only retreat, drawn by the allure of private bungalows adorned with Spanish-tile roofs and boho-inspired interiors. 

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3. L'Horizon

L'Horizon Palm Springs

Originally built in 1952 by renowned architect William F. Cody, this  L'Horizon was a beloved retreat for stars of the silver screen, including Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, as well as several U.S. Presidents. With 25 exclusive bungalows tucked away within three acres of lush grounds, each offering private patios, outdoor showers, and bespoke vintage furnishings, L'Horizon promises a truly intimate escape. This boutique hotel seamlessly integrates mid-century charm with modern conveniences, from Apple TVs to Nest thermostats, ensuring a stay that's both nostalgic and effortlessly chic. At L'Horizon, every moment is a celebration of timeless elegance and unparalleled luxury.

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4. Avalon Hotel and Bungalow

Avalon Hotel and Bungalow Palm Springs

Right in the heart of downtown Palm Springs lies the enchanting Avalon Hotel & Bungalows, a boutique desert hideaway that effortlessly blends luxury with laid-back sophistication. With 70 Spanish-style lodgings, including romantic studios and private villas, Avalon offers a retreat into timeless charm. Spend leisurely afternoons lounging in cabanas by one of three pools, or pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa treatment. Whether you seek relaxation or adventure, Avalon promises a magical experience at every turn.

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5. Ingleside Estate
Ingleside Estate

Shrouded in lush hedges, Ingleside Estate was once an exclusive retreat for Hollywood's elite, and its sophisticated allure still captivates guests today. From leisurely poolside lounging to indulgent evenings at the iconic Melvyn’s Restaurant, Ingleside Estate exudes an air of relaxed elegance and old-world glamour. Each of the 30 unique rooms and villa-style suites combines fresh romance with classic Hollywood charm, featuring designer furnishings, imported linens, and modern baths. Discover hidden patios, outdoor terraces, and Spanish-style elements like terracotta and dark woods, creating a truly immersive casita experience. 

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6. The Colony Palms

The Colony Palms Hotel Palm Springs

First opening its doors in the 1930s and frequented by mobsters, athletes, and Hollywood's elite, The Colony Palms was revitalised by acclaimed designer Steve Hermann. Placed in the heart of Palm Springs' design district, this hotel offers a lush escape just moments from boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife. With 57 impeccably designed rooms and suites, fire pits, and intimate alcoves scattered throughout the verdant grounds, The Colony Palms depicts exclusivity and sophistication. Indulge in unrivaled poolside dining, rejuvenate at the wellness spa, and bask in the serene ambiance of the palm tree-lined pool against the backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains. Whether you're sipping spritzes poolside or stargazing from the hot tub in the grand Hermann Residence, The Colony Palms promises a laid-back yet upscale retreat where Hollywood's golden era meets modern luxury.

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7. Dive Palm Springs
Dive Palm Springs

Escape to the chic and exclusive Dive Palm Springs, where the spirit of 1960s St. Tropez meets the glamour of Palm Springs. With only 11 rooms, this boutique hotel specializes in creating a secluded getaway for you to enjoy. Designed by Los Angeles-based artists and designers, each of the 11 habitats captures the timeless style of St. Tropez with bright, airy spaces, original murals, premium linens, and playful accents. While Dive Palm Springs doesn't boast a restaurant, the staff is on hand to guide guests to nearby dining options, ensuring a culinary adventure awaits just moments away. Whether you're soaking in a private hot tub or lounging on your patio, Dive Palm Springs offers a luxurious retreat just a stone's throw from Los Angeles, perfect for those seeking a taste of European elegance in the heart of California's desert paradise.

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8. Triada
Triada Palm Springs

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery and just a stone's throw away from the Palm Springs, Triada offers a truly immersive experience. With three distinct wings—Mente, Corazon, and Alma—each exemplifying unique décor and stylish design, every corner evokes sophistication and charm. Relax with poolside dining at the intimate Iluminara Restaurant & Lounge or savor breakfast in bed with room service before embarking on your Palm Springs adventures. Whether you're soaking in the pool under the desert sky or mingling with friends in the lush communal courtyard, Triada Palm Springs promises a getaway filled with unparalleled luxury and timeless allure.

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9. Alcazar
Alcazar Palm Springs

Embrace the essence of desert luxury at Alcazar Palm Springs, a 34-room boutique hotel in the vibrant Uptown Design District. Soak in the quiet on your private patio with a good book or gather with friends for poolside cocktails amidst lush surroundings. Originally built in 1929 as a private residence and later transformed into a hotel in the 1950s, Alcazar offers vintage charm with its Spanish-inspired architecture and meticulous restoration. From indulging in world-class dining to soaking up the sun by the pool, Alcazar offers a truly unforgettable experience in the heart of California's iconic desert destination.

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10. Sparrows Lodge
Sparrows Lodge Palm Springs

Steeped in history and rustic charm, the Sparrows Lodge was once a haven for Hollywood's elite seeking refuge from the spotlight. Today, Sparrows Lodge offers a secluded sanctuary for modern travelers looking to unwind and recharge.The Lodge's modern rustic vibe extends from its communal barn to its meticulously designed rooms, featuring exposed beam ceilings, concrete floors, and bespoke furnishings. With no televisions or phones to distract, guests can fully immerse themselves in the peaceful ambiance and reconnect with nature. Whether lounging by the outdoor fire pit, strolling through the vegetable garden, or relaxing in a horse trough bathtub, every moment at Sparrows Lodge is a testament to luxury and simplicity intertwined.

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Which Palm Springs Boutique Adults Only Hotel Will You Choose?

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