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The Saguaro Palm Springs

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Although catering to the adult party crowd, the hotel was perfect for us as my kids are used to being around lots of adults. We loved the food, the drinks, and all the colors! Maintenance helped us expeditiously with a TV issue. Our only frustration was with parking when returning to the hotel late on Friday night. Several spaces were occupied by large buses and construction debris for hotel room updates (which is great!)."
13 Oct, 2019 - Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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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.



  • 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


  • Internet access (fees apply)


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


  • 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 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Crib allowed in the Standard King and Standard Double rooms.

Pets: A non-refundable cleaning fee of US$50 plus tax, per stay will be charged upon arrival.

The non-refundable fee is per pet (maximum 2 per room).

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$33 plus 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

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 Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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
(120 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Saguaro Palm Springs over the past 15 months.
3.9 Ambiance
4.4 Location
3.5 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
It’s kitschy and fun. Pool are is nice, lots of chairs, beds, full bar. Wish pool was heated, too cold to go in. First floor rooms are convenient to walk to pool. Hammocks and bocci court were nice even though I didn’t have time to use them. Staff in el jefe was enjoyable and make great drinks.
Other Comments
Plumbing issue, tub and sink did not drain and icky stuff was coming up and not draining. Paid for a pool view, wasn’t given one. Switched into more appropriate room. Left behind clothing in first room and have yet to hear back from staff to acquire it. I will be really upset if it’s not located as it was 100% left in the old room. Honesty in hotels is very important. Pool isn’t heated. Hot tub closes at 10pm. Resort fees are too high for amenities provided.
Michelle 16 Oct, 2019 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Although catering to the adult party crowd, the hotel was perfect for us as my kids are used to being around lots of adults. We loved the food, the drinks, and all the colors! Maintenance helped us expeditiously with a TV issue. Our only frustration was with parking when returning to the hotel late on Friday night. Several spaces were occupied by large buses and construction debris for hotel room updates (which is great!).
Amy 13 Oct, 2019 Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The final bill was a little higher than i expected. but overall- had a great time there!!
Other Comments
Adorable mid-century architecture & decor created a fun vide. Good cocktails & music & poolside seating. I reccomend this place!
Nellie 06 Oct, 2019 Carlsbad, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is definitely past its prime. Hallways and rooms are looking a little rough. You can tell people have partied hard. Definitely could use some sprucing up. Great for those looking to party. The location is good and the front desk staff were very friendly and helpful.
Lina 01 Oct, 2019 Litchfield Park, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
King bed was comfortable. Bedroom didn't have a window or glass sliding door so only lighting was from 2 small wall lamps. Space was large with separate living room space--nice! Balcony with view of pool & mountain but noisy air conditioning made sitting on balcony unpleasant. Room was in process of being updated, so some enhancements weren't yet made. Overall, a good stay. No major problems
anita 30 Sep, 2019 Esses, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Arrived to check-in and had to ask woman perched on stool to assist. She was busy handling check in envelopes for next day, and seemed annoyed she had to stop to assist me. The told me I forfeited my meal credits because I didn't check in early. I told her it didn't say anything on booking screen that this had to be used on arrival day only. Cut me off and said that's not how it works and gave me keys. Nothing extra. Glad I was scouting locations well in advance of women in medicine event. We won't be coming here!
Monica 13 Sep, 2019 Citrus Heights, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Customer was great
Other Comments
Air conditioning was struggling to work after the air filters were replaced.
Melissa 06 Aug, 2019 Victorville, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
A great boutique hotel with colorful vibes. Only hoped pool was colder. Lukewarm water wasn’t very refreshing in 110 plus weather.
Karla 16 Jul, 2019 Montebello, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
location and decor
Gerald 18 Apr, 2019 Lockport, MB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Easy hotel to navigate, park and gerat staff
Other Comments
The walls are a little thin so you can hear people in the next rooms if they are loud. The carpets in the rooms could be updated
Edward 13 Mar, 2019 Santa Monica, CA, USA

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