The Best Spa Hotels in Palm Springs, California

The best spa hotels in Palm Springs complement the areas natural features, making the city perfect for a wellness getaway
The best spa hotels in Palm Springs complement the area's natural features, making the city perfect for a wellness getaway | Courtesy of L'Horizon Resort and Spa / Expedia
Tim Rowland

A visit to Palm Springs, California, is an exercise in wellness in itself, with the clear desert air, baby blue skies and mountain vistas. If they’re not enough for you, though, there are plenty of hotels with spas that offer any number of massages, soaks and facials, not to mention yoga and other wellness pursuits. You can enjoy them after a hot day sightseeing, hiking or playing golf – or even if you’ve just spent your waking hours sunning yourself by any number of glorious hotel pools.

1. Two Bunch Palms

Resort, Eco Hotel

The pool with sunbeds, surrounded by trees and palm trees, at Two Bunch Palms Resort
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Nothing says wellness like a resort built on natural springs, which are low in sulphur and rich in lithium, with therapeutic and mood-enhancing properties. At Two Bunch Palms, you can soak in a sunken pool of the spring water or take a lithium bath. The communal areas feature hand-crafted vintage tiles and lots of lovely ipe wood. You won’t miss a treatment given there are 19 indoor and outdoor spa therapy rooms, as well as a yoga dome, tennis courts and fitness studios.

2. Palm Mountain Resort and Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel

A bed with bedside lamps on either side, and a balcony, in a hotel room at Palm Mountain Resort and Spa
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The spa at Palm Mountain Resort uses only natural, non-animal tested and organic ingredients, with a range of treatments including desert must-tries like the Golfer’s Massage and Sunburn Rescue & Repair. Other classics include the Desert Clay Body Mask and Palm Mountain Signature Facial. When you’re not in the spa, poolside misters will make sure you never overheat, and there’s a lawn and table games for guests including croquet, Jenga, ring toss and a variety of board games.

3. Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel

Couches, chairs, tables and sunbeds at the pool area of Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa
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The Well Spa at Miramonte Indian Wells offers a range of events, from Violin, Vino & Vinyasa – outdoor Vinyasa yoga to violin music followed by a trunk show and wine reception – to Full Moon Yoga. As it’s about a half-hour drive from Palm Springs, the desert views are of the Santa Rosa Mountains, rather than San Jacinto, but are just as mind-meltingly gorgeous. Choose from three different swimming pools – a hot, cool and a quiet option.

5. Sands Hotel and Spa

Spa Hotel

A bed with a pink headboard and a balcony of a hotel room at Sands Hotel and Spa
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This is a real designer hotel, created by English Los Angeles-based designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard – think Moroccan spliced with classic mid-century Palm Springs. The spa has three treatment rooms, including a couple’s room, and offers therapies using naturally sourced ingredients from Morocco. The Pink Cabana restaurant does Mediterranean food with a Moroccan influence and Californian twist – try the red crab roll with a griddled milk bun, aioli, celery and California paprika vinegar potato chips.

6. Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel

Hotel

View of pool and sun rising from behind background hills at the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel
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Very few hotel pools in Palm Springs can match the views of the San Jacinto Mountains seen from the rooftop pool at Kimpton Rowan. There, you’ll also find the High Bar, which serves aviation-themed cocktails – try the Free Upgrade, with tequila, Aperol, coconut orgeat and a touch of mezcal. There are in-room spa treatments on offer, including Aroma Journey and Mother-To-Be Harmony massages and a spirulina body wrap. Guests also receive discounted yoga classes from Power Yoga Palm Springs.

7. Colony Palms

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel

A bed with a Moroccan-inspired red, black and white patterned headboard and pillows in a hotel room at Colony Palms Hotel
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Opened in 1936, this luxury hotel has a Moroccan vibe with a Palm Springs twist – think suzani headboards, Spanish colonial architecture, ceramic floor tiles, covered ceilings and arched entryways. The “casitas” are little chalets dotted around the grounds; there are also rooms and suites. Many have fireplaces and clawfoot bathtubs. The signature spa treatments include the Garden Retreat – a “sensory journey” featuring an “aromatic moistening” followed by a custom massage and foot exfoliation and reflexology.

8. Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel and Spa

Hotel

The pool area, with sunbeds and blue umbrellas, surrounded by palm trees with mountains in the distance, at Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel and Spa
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This Hilton sits below the Santa Rosa Mountains within walking distance of Old Town La Quinta, a resort city 40 minutes from Palm Springs by car. The Spa Hibiscus at the hotel has a meditation suite and boutique shop, while the team offers hot stone, deep tissue and signature massages, plus a range of body wraps and soaks. Guests get a free cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary evening reception daily.

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