The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Palm Springs

Enjoy a Palm Springs sunset from the comfort of your own balcony
Enjoy a Palm Springs sunset from the comfort of your own balcony | Courtesy of Triada Palm Springs / Expedia
Tim Rowland

If you’re dying to visit Palm Springs, California, but want to take your dog along while hiking in the San Jacinto Mountains or Tahquitz Canyon – or just don’t fancy leaving Fido with a sitter – there are plenty of pet-friendly hotel options in the city. It won’t limit the type of place you can stay at either, as our guide includes everything from luxury, boutique and resort hotels to bed and breakfasts. Here are the best pet-friendly hotels in Palm Springs.

1. Caliente Tropics Hotel

Resort

Outdoor pool and tropical vegetation at Caliente Tropics Resort Hotel
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A great retro hideaway for pet lovers just south of downtown, the Caliente Tropics has a relaxed vibe that animals will love. The aesthetic is very Polynesian, with hand-carved tikis, and the hotel is home to the most tropical bar in town, the Reef – try the Navy Grog, made with various rums and grapefruit juice. You can take the dog for a walk in the nearby Tahquitz Canyon.

2. 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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Pet-sitting, dog-walking and even pet spa services can all be requested at the front desk of the Kimpton Rowan, which benefits from a rooftop swimming pool that makes it one of the most memorable in town. The trailhead for the Cactus to Clouds hike, perfect for a trip out with the dog, is within walking distance. Other Palm Springs attractions are also accessible, like the Convention Center which is less than a mile away.

3. Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Hotel

View of outdoor pool at Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs.
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By far the coolest place in Palm Springs to take your pet, this former cheap motel that has undergone a major retro makeover. There are two large swimming pools and it has a bohemian vibe, thanks to the vintage photo booth and the record players and old vinyl in some of the rooms – not to mention impossible-to-resist caramel popcorn in the minibars. Pets come at an additional price, while their website adds: “When we say pet we really mean dog, but just get in touch if you have something stranger or larger, and we’ll try to make it work.”

5. Inn at Palm Springs

Boutique Hotel

Outside view of building and yard of Inn at Palm Springs
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This 18-room boutique hotel is located in a great spot between Little Tuscany, the Uptown Design District and the Aerial Tramway – and it’s very dog-friendly. It’s even across the street from 4 Paws, a pet-themed cafe where you can get a gourmet coffee or tea and a “pup cup” for your canine companion. All rooms have either hardwood or tile floors and individual air conditioning units, and most have pool, mountain or garden views.

6. Triada Palm Springs, Autograph Collection

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel

VIew of outdoor, inner courtyard pool at Triada Palm Springs
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This luxury hotel in the Movie Colony District has three wings: Mente, Corazón and Alma, each with a distinct decor and design. The special rooms of the hotel are named for two famous former guests, Elizabeth Taylor and Howard Hughes. Up to two pets are welcome per room – weighing no more than 50lb (23kg) – for a non-refundable fee. However, book the Fido Friendly pet package and receive breakfast for two in the Iluminara Restaurant, a welcome pet amenity and a guide to the pet-friendly venues in Palm Springs.

7. The Westcott

Hotel

Sitting area around a fire pit at Westcott
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This 1930s Art Deco-style bed and breakfast has vintage barware and cocktail-making tools in all the rooms, so you can make your own libations to enjoy by the pool. Dogs are welcome, though there is a pet fee per stay. The Westcott also has a pretty little succulents garden with a wide range of colorful cacti and fire pits around the pool.

8. Arrive Palm Springs

Boutique Hotel

Night view of the luxurious outdoor pool at Arrive Palm Springs
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Dogs are welcome at Arrive Palm Springs, and both you and your furry friend will feel right at home here. The bright orange-brown facade, with its homage to Palm Springs’ mid-century modernism – think desert rock at sunset in terms of color – is hard to miss as you’re cruising down Palm Canyon Drive. The hotel was purpose built in 2016, and the rooms, which fill with California sunshine from early in the day, are arranged around the pool.

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