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Ace Hotel & Swim Club

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Why We Love It

  • $129-$159 per night ... Sundays-Thursdays through Dec. 23, a savings of 50% vs. weekends 
  • One of the liveliest pool scenes in the desert
  • Hosts live DJs during the day and night
  • Offers hammocks and fire pits plus a stargazing deck 
  • Dog-friendly, complete with a dog park

“Hipster hangout” – Lonely Planet

Map & Directions

The hotel is approximately a seven-minute drive to Palm Springs International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Hipsters flock to the Ace Hotel for its retro vibe and upbeat atmosphere. Occupying a former Howard Johnson, it has kept a bohemian aesthetic, with details like throw rugs, vintage furniture, a photo booth and canvas-draped walls.

The rooms veer on the minimalist side but come equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi. Select rooms also have record players and vinyls, in keeping with the ’60s theme.

One of the biggest draws for the young crowd is the lively pool scene, which gets particularly rowdy on the weekends, when it features DJs and the drinks flow aplenty.

The amped-up energy continues well into the night at the Amigo Room, which serves artisanal drinks alongside DJs, comedians and live bands. Late-night bites, along with breakfast, lunch and dinner, can be ordered at the on-site diner, a former Denny’s.

The hotel offers several options for unwinding, including hammocks, a stargazing deck, fire pits, a gym and a spa, but it is nonetheless geared toward those who like to party. Four-legged friends are also welcome (for an additional fee) and there is even a dog park on the hotel’s grounds.

An eight-minute walk from the property is Moorten Botanical Garden, a cactus garden dating back to the 1930s.

  • “Take a trip back to the 1960s at the Ace” – Fodor’s
  • “Earth-friendly renovations with recycled materials transformed the 1960s-era hotel into a bohemian-themed resort” – Travel + Leisure
  • “Palm Springs goes Hollywood – with all the sass, but sans the attitude – at this former Howard Johnson motel turned hipster hangout” – Lonely Planet



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Wheelchair accessible

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.


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