The Best Spa Hotels in Palm Springs, California

The best spa hotels in Palm Springs complement the area's 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
Photo of Tim Rowland
5 January 2021

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.

Two Bunch Palms

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.
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Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Conference space
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Palm Mountain Resort and Spa

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.
Everything you need to know

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Outdoor pool
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa

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.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge

L’Horizon Resort and Spa

There’s lots to recommend at the spa at L’Horizon, which has indoor and outdoor sections, with white canvas cabanas and private showers outside and four treatment rooms inside. You can get massages, facials, body treatments and aromatherapy, plus there’s a fresh juice bar. Adults-only means just that, and Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and several US Presidents are among the hotel’s former guests.
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At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Sands Hotel and Spa

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.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

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  • Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel

    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.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    In-room accessibility
    Conference space
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Smoke-free property

    Colony Palms

    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.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Full-service spa
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel and Spa

    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.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Full-service spa
    Conference space
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    These recommendations were updated on January 5, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.