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572 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6030
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#22 of 80 hotels in Palm Springs
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Originally built in 1936 by reputed Purple Gang Mobster Al Wertheimer, the Colony Palms Hotel was once a saloon, speakeasy and gambling house that later became a playground for Hollywood ICONS including Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Rita Hayworth. Colony Palms Hotel has maintained its nobility as a stunning four-star boutique hotel spread out over a three acre property. The rooms promise subtle sophistication with brilliantly colored mosaic tiles and fabrics, rich woods, and suzani headboards. Many have fireplaces and claw-foot bathtubs. Mature gardens throughout the property provide privacy, and intimate outdoor spaces, and the rooms open to the a central courtyard with pool. The hotel’s restaurant, the Purple Palm boasts exquisite cuisine and a stunning view of both the pool and San Jacinto Mountains. The newly redesigned Spa offers a serene atmosphere and top of the line treatments. Colony Palms Hotel also plays host to a variety of stunning weddings and events, with the option of utilizing a newly refreshed private event space or a full property buyout for a truly intimate celebration. Colony Palms Hotel is a mix of modern luxuries with a dash of romance and tranquil getaway.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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yorkshireus wrote a review 12 Jan
Rhode Island87 contributions40 helpful votes
Stayed here after a long road trip. An excellent choice, very relaxing. We didn't leave the hotel during our 2 night stay. We stayed with our dog and the hotel was very accommodating, we had a super ground floor room, plus we could sit by the pool with her. Food was excellent, the grounds were exquisite. Parking was valet, which seemed a little odd as the parking was so nearby. We really needed valet as we had a lot of luggage.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Our ground floor room looked onto the parking lot. We closed the curtains & the beautiful...
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Fussyeaterinlondon wrote a review 9 Jan
London, United Kingdom15 contributions42 helpful votes
Lovely looking place at first. The rooms are just uncomfortable though. I think they need some rethinking/ upgrading. We stayed in a junior suite and we had to plug the nespresso machine by the bathroom sink. Rooms and bathroom are also not well lit and wardrobes tiny. After a week there we also realised our stay was a little impersonal and we could only think the reason was the reception of the hotel being tacked away so guests would not walk through it like one does in hotels. So we felt we were completely invisible which in the end felt it wasn’t a good thing. It’s a very expensive hotel so these things matter.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jenny D wrote a review Dec 2021
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Where does one begin? From the women's hair in our bathroom at check in (we are two gay men, this was not our hair) to the restaurant manager offering us a round at the bar due to a delay to then refusing to pay for them (was trying to blame it on our waiter), I've never had such a horrible service in my life. I've worked in hospitality for years and while COVID has caused major issues in the service business (something I truly sympathize with), there is no excuse for the service we've had since checking in. Housekeeping doesnt show up, Ive had to pour my own drinks in the restaurant (not exaggerating) and they have one valet serving a hotel with 50 rooms.... We are currently spending $800.00+ a night, at $800.00 a night, you shouldn't wait 30+ minutes for a drink (to then have management scold you for being unreasonable), call three times in one day to have your room made up or have to call valet 20 minutes before you need your car, to then have to wait another ten just to leave. The owner of the property is an interior designer and cares much more about ascetic than customer service....and he hasn't even done the interiors right, the wallpaper is pealing off the wall in our room...so much for a "transformation". Id rather go on a Carnival Cruise with a COVID breakout then check back into this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Spend the extra $100.00 a night and stay at the Parker.
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gabriele48 wrote a review Dec 2021
Los Angeles, California14 contributions38 helpful votes
I had a chance to book a last minute getaway here after not having stayed for several years. The hotel has recently been assumed by new ownership and the renovation and upgrades are nothing short of magnificent. The deluxe room category, while small, is beautifully appointed and the bedding was comfortable. Really nice soft touches like Frette towels and linens made it extra special. The outside spaces are reminiscent of old Hollywood and are very comfortable for lounging and relaxing.I was especially impressed with the restaurant and the service around the pool which is often lacking in the desert. It was warm and genuine and the food quality was superb. There were a few issues I had staying here which, if corrected, could make this hotel one of the best boutique hotels on the west coast. The hotel is expensive, and in order to live up to its expense can improve in the following areas: 1. Although check-out time was at 11am I was planning to spend the rest of the afternoon at the hotel to use the pool and facilities. To my dismay there was no shower I could use to get ready for my trip home (which wasn't until the evening). There should, at minimum ,be an outdoor shower that people can rinse off from after using the pool before departing. I was forced to leave much earlier than expected which cut my trip short by an entire day. When I asked the front desk for assistance they were completely inflexible and totally indifferent. 2. I would also expect a hotel of this category to provide some element of bottled water complimentary in the room every day. I think when paying up to $500/night it's ridiculous to have to pay $9 for a bottle of Evian in the room to have some clean drinking water. At the same time my toiletries were never replaced by housekeeping when used up. These are attention to details that truly make a difference. If ownership corrects these elements which are fairly simple, I do believe this would be the best place to stay in the desert hands down.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Bernadette R wrote a review Oct 2021
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Wonderful stay at the beautiful Colony Palms Hotel. Amazing staff, excellent restaurant and beautiful pool. We were welcomed as soon as we arrived from the GM to the restaurant crew to housekeeping and felt like royalty for the entire stay. We can not wait to come back!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$240 - US$589 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
colony palms resort, colony palms palm springs, colony palms hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
the Palms at Palms Springs
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaCalifornia DesertGreater Palm SpringsPalm Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
57
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colony Palms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Colony Palms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Palm Canyon Theatre (0.1 km), Village Center for The Arts (0.1 km), and Our Lady of Solitude Church (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colony Palms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Colony Palms Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Colony Palms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Colony Palms Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colony Palms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge, Copleys On Palm Canyon, and Palm Springs Koffi North.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Colony Palms Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Colony Palms Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Colony Palms Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Colony Palms Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Colony Palms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Indian Canyons (7.1 km), Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway (1.5 km), and Village Green Heritage Center (1.2 km).