Palm Springs

The Saguaro Palm Springs

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • This is a party hotel -- the Olympic-size pool attracts a young and lively scene on weekends
  • "A hip retreat" per Conde Nast Traveler and one of Palm Springs' "coolest boutique hotels," according to Fodor's
  • On-site restaurant El Jefe serves up authentic Mexican street food
  • Amenities include private patios or balconies, morning yoga classes, a bocce ball court, spa and downtown transfers

"Feels like you've landed at the bottom of a rainbow" -- The Huffington Post
Enjoyed This
(117 Member Ratings)
"It was definitely a very hip place. Staff are generally friendly, but inconsistent. One conversation with the front office manager was unpleasant."
Dec 31, 2018
Oak Park, CA, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is less than a 10-minute drive from Palm Springs International Airport, and self-parking is available at the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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The Saguaro Palm Springs opened to acclaim in 2012 and swiftly picked up a chic, loyal following and rave reviews from Conde Nast Traveler, which calls it a "hip retreat with the help of psychedelic colors." The property is located on the quieter southern end of Palm Springs, though the colorful, retro décor is anything but muted.

The hotel has a trendy on-site restaurant, El Jefe, where guests can sip freshly made specialty cocktails like the Tipsy Cactus and enjoy small plates like short rib tacos or spinach quesadillas.

The hotel’s best feature, however, is its pool deck with two hot tubs and an Olympic-size pool, which stays open late. It attracts a lively crowd on summer weekends, when the DJ spins all day long and the deck buzzes with the young and trendy. The stunning mountain backdrop only makes it more picturesque. Take note, however: During the week, the partiers head back to LA, and the hotel scene is much quieter and more family oriented.

The hotel may be small, but it isn’t short on amenities. There’s a 24-hour gym, yoga classes every morning and a shuttle bus that provides transport to downtown Palm Springs. There’s also a bocce ball court, a small spa and bikes with which to explore the surrounding mountain trails.

The rooms are fun with purple carpets, handcrafted Mexican furniture, vintage prints and striped bedspreads. Suites have separate living rooms, and almost every room has a balcony or patio. The hotel is pet friendly and there is non-refundable $50 fee.

Note: The pool and hot tub are closed through Jan. 16, 2019.

From the press:
  • "Hip retreat with the help of psychedelic colors inspired by desert wildflowers and sixties pop art" -- Conde Nast Traveler
  • "Stop in at The Saguaro Palm Springs and it feels like you've landed at the bottom of a rainbow" -- The Huffington Post
  • "A startling, rainbow-hued oasis ... [that] caters to pet-toting partygoers who appreciate its lively pool and casual- and fine-dining options" -- Fodor's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Complimentary chauffeur service
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

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

Crib available on request and in the Standard King and Standard Double rooms only; free of charge. Extra beds are not available.
Extra person charges for children and adults is $20 (subject to tax) per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged a $50 (subject to tax) non-refundable fee, per pet, per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $38.51 inclusive of tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The Resort Fee includes:

  • Daily yoga
  • Self-parking
  • Wi-Fi 
  • 24-hour fitness center
**The Resort Fee is waived when booking the Travelzoo Deal**

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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(117 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Saguaro Palm Springs over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.4 Location
3.5 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
rooms were so dirty, rude staff
Angela Jan 07, 2019 Saint Paul, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was definitely a very hip place. Staff are generally friendly, but inconsistent. One conversation with the front office manager was unpleasant.
Other Comments
The Saguaro is definitely more run down than I have come to expect from a Travelzoo recommended hotel. Also, as stated above, the staff were inconsistent, and we received multiple instances of misinformation. For example, one person told me I could have a reservation for 10 in the restaurant, and that turned out to be true. Another person told me that we could take the bikes out for a longer period of time and not be charged, which was not convey to other people at the front desk. We were missing a light in the room, they door to the room was damaged, our hot and cold water faucets were switched, and the water coming out of the faucet was cloudy. Finally, some of the exterior doors did not lock consistently.
David Dec 31, 2018 Oak Park, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lobby was cute
Other Comments
Hotel was very dated. Very few accommodations to make the “resort fee” feel worthwhile. Some staff were not polite.
Alana Dec 26, 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Room was clean.
Other Comments
Overall condition of the facility. Staff was less than attentive and there was no coffee in the room. More like an economy motel.
Stephen Dec 26, 2018 Surprise, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location & the amenities; yoga, pool, nearby hiking...
Other Comments
The rooms need a bit of "love" . They're a little "hammered" aka worn out.
Yvette Dec 25, 2018 Lancaster, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
ping pong
Other Comments
food and drinks overpriced
scott Dec 19, 2018 Corona, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was central to a lot of places. This turned out to be the only reason it was a good place to stay.
Other Comments
Some of the rooms have been refreshed, but mine was not. It was a bit dark, but everything was clean and the staff was very responsive to any requests.
Dora E Dec 18, 2018 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The colorful decor is fun.
Other Comments
We were not impressed with the room. There were scuff marks all over the walls, a broken lamp, and only get basic cable channels. It's really just an old hotel with a new coat of paint.
Genesis Dec 17, 2018 Irvine, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location and value. It’s a pretty property with some fun amentities including bocce ball and yoga.
Other Comments
Only recommendation is that that need the standard coffee makers in the rooms. Such a hassle to walk to the restaurant just for a cup of coffee in the morning.
emma Dec 14, 2018 Santa Monica, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The food at the restaurant.
Other Comments
The rooms are basic but clean.
travis Dec 11, 2018 Clawson, MI, USA

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