With plenty of pool-parties to choose from in the desert, the scene at the 4-star Omni Rancho Las Palmas is the most family-friendly says Fodor's, and for obvious reasons too -- Splashtopia. The two-acre water park sprawls across the Rancho Mirage resort; passed sandy beaches, under fountains, through sprinklers, down a lazy river, and culminates with a ride down two 100-foot water slides.
Even with all that excitement, its somehow still calm and peaceful (though the quietest rooms are far from the pool-area). Those without kids come for the 20,000-square-foot spa, or for more active pursuits that include tennis and golf on the 27-hole championship course.
Spanish-colonial buildings are woven across the property, guestrooms connected by courtyards and desert-flora-lined pathways. They are all spacious, and "subtly sophisticated" (Gayot) with neutral walls punctuated by dark wood moldings, and fluffy white beds next to french-doored patios.
The hotel houses a cafe and two restaurants, as well as a poolside bar and grill. The standout is bluEmber, melding locally farmed ingredients, house-grown herbs and spectacular sunset views over the mountains.
From the press:
"Finding balance is a fine art, and it is this mastery of holiday equilibrium that makes the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa just right" -- Gayot
"The desert's most family-friendly resort" -- Fodor's
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Golf course (on-site)
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
Currency exchange / ATM
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary valet service
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: between USD 16 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay
Early check-in fee: USD 75
Late check-out fee: USD 75
Rollaway bed fee: USD 35 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change. Mandatory Fees and Taxes
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The hotel is about 20 minutes from Palm Springs International Airport. Taxi-fare will run around $40.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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