7 Springs Inn & Suites
Why We Love This Hotel
- More relaxed and intimate than some of the big sprawling area resorts
- Guest rooms are surprisingly modern with vibrant colors and pop art
- There are two laid-back pools and a hot tub
- Lots of shops, restaurants and mid-century boutiques are walkable
Set apart from the glitzier more glamorous hot spots in Palm Springs, the low-rise 7 Springs Inn & Resort is a more intimate and modest affair, at least from the outside.
The 1960's era hotel is cradled in the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains, overlooking the flat desert-scape and not so far off city lights. At the epicenter of downtown Palm Springs, the mid-century boutiques of downtown Palm Springs are a few blocks south down Palm Canyon Drive; the blossoming arts scene in the Backstreet Arts District a few north.
The unassuming guest rooms are arranged corridor style in old-school motel-fashion, surprise guests with a bright burst of vibrant colors and retro-style pop-art bouncing off the walls. While the decorative nod to an earlier time is modern and fresh, the Wi-Fi signal is strong, and some rooms have updated kitchenette, the plumbing sometimes cries with creaks and groans, showing signs of the hotel's age.
Lounge chairs surround the courtyard pool, which feels more like a friend's backyard than the hopping party-scene at neighboring resorts that so many out-of-towners come to experience. There is no dining or spa onsite, but there's plenty a short drive away in the neighborhood. Parking is kind of a hassle, so exploring on foot is a better option.