Palm Springs

Colony Palms Hotel

Meghan Callaghan
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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

80% (5 Member Ratings)

"Attentive service, relaxing ambiance, lovely gardens, signature cocktails, dinner at Purple Palm, spacious bathroom with unscented bath products, and comfy bed. "
Jan 18, 2017
Westlake Village, CA, United States

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 check-in time: 4pm.  Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Children and additional guests: Children up to the age of 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Pack N' Play Playpens available on request; free of charge for children up to the age of 2.
Extra bed available on request in all rooms excluding the double queen: $35 plus tax per night.
Extra person charge is $35 plus tax, per person, per night.  Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $100 per stay on checkout.

Fees: A Resort Fee of $35 (subject to tax = $40.14) per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*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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80% Positive
(5 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.4 Rooms
5.0 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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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, United States
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, United States
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, United States

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