Palm Springs

Colony Palms Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Surrounded by lush gardens in the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs
  • There's a small well-kept pool, on-site spa and low-key restaurant and bar
  • Deluxe rooms and suites have unique touches like a four-claw bathtub and a fireplace
  • Play a round of golf at a nearby golf course or visit the Palm Springs Arts Museum

“A hip place to stay since the 1930s” – Fodor’s
Enjoyed This
(20 Member Ratings)
"Great friendly staff, lovely pool area."
Jan 02, 2018
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Map & Directions

Palm Springs International Airport is a five-minute drive from the resort.

Rooms & Rates

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Intimate and exotic, the 4-star boutique Colony Palms Hotel feels like Marrakesh -- but in the desert of California.

Donning a white stucco exterior and three acres of land in trendy Palm Springs, the Colony Palms has just 56 guest rooms and suites. Each is decked out in eclectic Moroccan decor and plush amenities, including pillowtop mattresses, Italian linens, down duvets and pillows and marble-topped bathroom vanities. Deluxe rooms and suites have unique touches like a claw-foot tubs and a fireplaces.

An open courtyard, surrounded by stunning mountain views, is home to the hotel’s outdoor heated pool. Nearby, guests can yell “fore” at the O’Donnell Golf Club or tap into their artistic sides at the Palm Springs Arts Museum; both are less than a three-minute drive away.

The hotel is steeped in history; its roots date back to the 1930s, when mobster Al Wertheimer built the Colonial House as a front for his casino and bar operation. Renamed the Howard Hotel, it was owned by Robert Stewart Howard (whose father owned championship racehorse Seabiscuit) and actress Andrea Leeds. Famous hotel guests included Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor.

The hotel charges a $40 nightly resort fee that covers self or valet parking, Wi-Fi, morning coffee service and bike rentals.

“This hotel has been a hip place to stay since the 1930s” – Fodor’s



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet Resort Fee inclusion.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • 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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Pack n Play available on request: $25 (subject to tax) per night.
Extra bed available on request in all rooms excluding the double queen: $35 (subject to tax) per night.
Extra person charge is $35 (subject to tax) per person, per night.  Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: US$100 (plus tax, per stay).

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$35 (plus tax, per night) will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The tax inclusive fee is$40.14 per night. This fee includes:

  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi throughout the property
  • 24 outdoor pool and Jacuzzi
  • On-site Spa Facilities
  • Morning coffee and newspaper in the lobby
  • Bicycle Rental

Cancellation: 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(20 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Colony Palms Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great friendly staff, lovely pool area.
Gloria Jan 02, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel employees make you feel like family. The ambiance is legendary. It's exactly the type of experience one wishes to have when visiting Palm Springs.
Other Comments
One of my favorite hotels in the world, hands down. Quiet. Intimate. Yet exciting.
Jason Dec 27, 2017 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room and bathroom was spacious, but the bed was hard.
Other Comments
Upon arrival, we couldn't find the Front Desk and had to look around to find someone to help us. Our room did not have coffee nor microwave. The Jacuzzi/spa was hidden and the place is too small. Overall, it was not what I had expected for a "boutique" hotel.
Gina Jan 31, 2017 chino, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Attentive service, relaxing ambiance, lovely gardens, signature cocktails, dinner at Purple Palm, spacious bathroom with unscented bath products, and comfy bed.
Other Comments
Our room had little light (room 16) so I would request one with more, perhaps on the 2nd floor.
Valerie Jan 18, 2017 Westlake Village, CA, USA
Other Comments
Would be better if children were not noisy very romantic place. I went with my 21 year old daughter and I'm a mother but too many kids for such a beautiful place
kimberly Jan 05, 2017 pasadena, CA, USA

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