Twin Palms Resort

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Modern luxury. Timeless style. Welcome to Twin Palms, a fresh new men’s resort experience in Palm Springs.

Tucked away in one of Palm Springs’ most celebrated modernist neighborhoods, the historic Twin Palms Resort has been given new life as a quintessential getaway destination for discerning gay men.

This completely reimagined desert retreat beautifully balances the striking natural environment surrounding the property with the iconic architecture this Palm Springs neighborhood is famous for. Even the shape of the resort’s centerpiece, a stunning new swimming pool, mirrors the rooflines of the mid-century modern homes nearby. And of course, swimsuits are always optional.

Imagine yourself here, the sun kissing your skin, the warm spa water easing your aches away, the San Jacinto mountains guarding your private sanctuary and sending you directly into relax mode. We’re saving a chaise lounge for you under a big, yellow umbrella.  Come join us!

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We’ll make your stay memorable with:

  • Sparkling heated swimming pool and large twelve-man spa
  • Luxurious sun beds and plush pool towels
  • Outdoor mist cooling system
  • Communal fire pit
  • Outdoor pool shower
  • Complimentary continental BREAKFAST
  • Complimentary poolside LUNCH
  • 24-hour Canteen with complimentary snacks and drinks
  • King-size pillow top beds with luxurious cotton linens
  • Spacious marble bathrooms with walk-in rain showers
  • Many rooms include private patios
  • 50″ flat-screen smart televisions
  • Earth-friendly bath products by Public Goods
  • Refrigerators, irons, hairdryers and electronic safes in each room
  • Fast Wi-Fi with high-speed internet
  • Multi-speed city bicycles
  • Off-street parking with four electric vehicle chargers
  • Unparalleled mountain views
  • And of course, the attentive and personable Twin Palms staff


Rooms at Twin Palms uniquely bring indoor and outdoor living together. All rooms feature stunning mountain views, king-size pillow top beds with extravagant linens, 50” smart TVs, and luxurious spa baths. Many include private patios. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, email or call us at 760.841.1455. We’ll help you find the perfect room to make your stay everything you want it to be.

Please note, the entire property is Smoke Free

Deluxe King Room with Patio

Deluxe King Room

King Suite with Separate Bedroom and Patio

King Suite with Patio

King Room with Patio

King Room

King Studio

King Studio

About Us


Giving new life to the historic Twin Palms Resort has long been a dream of our ownership team. Combining their love of the desert, passion for art and design, and desire to preserve a bit of Palm Springs’ history, they’ve created a unique and thoroughly modern resort for gay men. We hope you find this one-of-a-kind destination both relaxing and unforgettable.

Our experienced staff and General Manager Adam Q. Robinson look forward to immersing you in Twin Palms’ distinctive approach to the indoor-outdoor resort experience.

Please take a look at our complete portfolio of distinguished properties in Palm Springs, including Santiago Resort and Descanso Resort.

If you have questions, special requests, or just want to hear a poetic description of the sun’s shadows on the mountains, please contact us anytime and we’ll be happy to help.

1930 S. Camino Real
Palm Springs, CA  92264

Rates are for single/double occupancy. The extra person charge is $55 per person per day. All rates are subject to a 12.5% local government room tax.

Amenity Fee
A $20.00 per day fee will be charged to covers all hotel amenities.

Check-In/Check Out
Check-in time is between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm daily. Early check-in requests cannot be guaranteed but will be accommodated when possible. Arrivals after 7:00 pm are “self-check-in.” 

Check-out time is 11:00 am.

Reservations require a one-night Advance Payment (deposit). The balance of the stay will be charged upon arrival using the same credit card as the advance payment. Early departures constitute a cancellation. Changes to your reservation will be considered a cancellation and new booking.

Cancellation Policy 
Cancellations made 14 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund of the Advance Payment (deposit). Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to arrival will result in forfeiture of the Advance Payment (deposit).

Parking is for registered guests only.

The Pool and Spa are open 24/7. No glass is allowed anywhere in the pool & spa area. In consideration of other guests, no noise or music after 10:00 pm.

Minimum Age
Sorry, Twin Palms is not appropriate for guests under 18.

Certified ADA Service Animals are allowed on the property (no pet fee.)

Certified E.S. Animals are allowed on the property with advance notice ($100 pet fee applies.)

Twin Palms Resort is a smoke-free property. Smoking of all types is prohibited in guest rooms, patios, and all other areas within the hotel grounds.

Please feel free to show visitors around the property, but understand that the use of the property is for registered guests only. There is limited space intended exclusively for our guests.


You’re about to make a smart decision. Here are a few reasons why.

Oohs & Aahs

“Wow! What to say! If you’re looking for the most beautiful gay resort ANYWHERE, then Twin Palms is for you. The mountain views from the gorgeous new pool and spa are mesmerizing. I couldn’t bring myself to get out of the water. Have already booked my next stay and can’t wait to get back!”

“Everything about this place is over the top. The pool. The views. The showers. The beds. They give you breakfast AND lunch. The friendly staff here goes out of its way to make sure you’re happy. One of the best vacations I’ve ever had.”

“This is a true sun worshippers dream. The pool and spa area is the heart of this resort and it’s one of the best I’ve ever been to. I met great guys around the pool and I’m really looking forward to getting back soon!”

See full reviews and our ranking at  TripAdvisor


1501 Uptown Gastropub

A new lively casual dining environment with elevated pub cuisine, crafty cocktails, and artisan draft beers. 1501 is open for dinner only, seven nights a week, and open late on weekends. Also, open for Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Reservations recommended. 760-320-1501

533 Viet Fusion

A very thoughtfully created menu of delicious modern Vietnamese inspired food – from pho to a spring roll bar, paired with unique twists on classic cocktails, beer and wine. This South Palm Springs hip dining room is a guest favorite for both food and decor. 760-778-6595

Al Dente

Downtown Italian-Tuscan restaurant that has a cozy patio with twinkling lights and is great for people-watching. Everything is homemade with the freshest of ingredients beginning with flavorful antipasti, fresh salads, and a variety of soups and made-from-scratch pasta. Open Late on weekends, until 10 PM. 760-325-1160

Azúcar Restaurant @ La Serena Villas

Farm-to-table Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired menu. A beautiful poolside dining area, and also a roof deck dining with spectacular mountain views. A guest favorite! Reservations recommended. 844-932-8044

Bill’s Pizza

With great takes on classics and clever specialty pizzas, this local pizzeria is highly regarded by locals and visitors alike. Gluten-free and vegetarian options. 760-325-5571

Billy Reeds

Opened in 1975! Billy Reeds is considered by many a true comfort food haven here in Palm Springs, complete with kitschy red velvet wallpaper interior. Billy’s grandmother taught him all her secret family recipes, specializing in Sunday dinner classics, and her award-winning baking recipes that are all still made fresh daily. 760-325-1946


Amazing hip Italian, Neapolitan pizzas, small plates, killer cocktails. Open until 10 PM. Weekends will be busy! 760-327-5678


Besides being a super-hip cocktail bar, with a perfect ‘people watching’ open patio, they also serve yummy bar food until ‘late’ every day.
Happy Hour everyday 4-6 PM 760-832-8497

Bongo Johnny’s

Most famous for breakfast, brunch, and hamburgers. They also have a great menu of comfort food, salads, etc. Very casual. One of the great services at Bongo Johnny’s is they deliver hot and fresh, for free, right to the hotel.  So if you decide you want to have some food brought in, and do not want to use a delivery app, this is a great alternative option. 760-318-3960


Catalan is a Mediterranean-Spanish Cuisine family-owned and operated restaurant situated in the heart of Restaurant Row in Rancho Mirage. They are definitely worth the trip. Delicious inspired small and large plates of food that people throughout the valley love. 760-770-9508


Super hip popular breakfast & brunch place. the delicious food focuses on local & organic. Has become famous for its ‘bacon flight.’ Expect very long waits, especially on weekends, but many consider the 90+ minute wait to be worth it in the end! 760-327-7595

Chi Chi

Fun California-inspired healthy food served by the pool at Avalon Hotel. Dinner can be very romantic by the pool, and they have a great “all day” menu that is very brunchy if you are looking for a fun place to have lunch. 760-318-3005


Clandestino is located in the heart of downtown with the grand San Jacinto Mountains in the background. The menu will take you on a trip south of the border, with gourmet tacos like the all-time favorite al pastor, as well as more elevated classics like cochinita pibil and cauliflower mole. Seafood is featured heavily on the menu. The vibrant energy of the restaurant echoes throughout every detail—from the food and decor to the craft cocktails. 760-699-6222

Copley’s on Palm Canyon

Part of the former Cary Grant estate, this romantic restaurant offers elevated American dishes. Beautiful outdoor patio with stunning mountain views! 760-327-9555

Del Rey

A beautiful and intimate, wood-paneled room in the beautifully renovated Villa Royale Hotel, the Del Rey has become a popular place to enjoy craft cocktails and delicious food. The whimsical tapas-inspired menu offers different plate sizes, making a sharing food night quite easy and fun. A short 10-minute walk from Twin Palms. Late Night food, open until 10 PM. 833-536-7189


With its huge patio and cozy small dining areas inside, Eight4Nine is considered to be one of the more beautifully designed restaurants in town. Fun playful California cuisine, brunch is a local favorite. Reservations are highly recommended. 760-325-8490

El Mirasol

Just a short walk from Descanso, El Mirasol North offers artfully prepared regional Mexican cuisine and some of the best margaritas in Palm Springs. Beautiful patio. Reservations are recommended, but they do take walk-ins as well. 760-323-0721

El Patio

Palm Springs’ newest Mexican restaurant, is locally owned and known for its delicious homemade food and huge shady patio. They have a full bar that serves several festive margarita selections! 760-832-6332

Elmer’s Restaurant

Breakfast is served all day at the Palm Springs outpost of this casual, no-frills diner. Chicken-fried steak & eggs, German or buttermilk pancakes, lots of omelets and benedicts… you’ll find all the diner classics here including a bottomless cup of coffee. Open daily, 6 AM-9 PM. Less than a 15-minute walk away, 760-327-8419


Intimate country-chic eatery serving farm-to-table Provencal fare. Best known for fantastic breakfast & lunch. The Chef’s tasting dinner menu is incredible, always fresh with market ingredients and delicious. The Friday through Tuesday dinner books weeks in advance with reservations, book early for dinner, you will be happy you did! 760-322-2724


Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant has gone from a Palm Springs local favorite’s secret spot, to one of the best hole-in-the-wall Mexican places in town. Serving food from generations of traditional family recipes, using the freshest ingredients, and no skimping, no skipping steps, in anything. 760-318-9277

Fisherman’s Market

An extremely casual seafood favorite downtown. Definitely a great place for fish and chips, and grilled seafood. Served fresh and quick. 760-327-1766


If you’re feeling festive, GiGi’s serves up creative interpretations of classic American dishes and cocktails from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s in a high-energy environment. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available daily and you’ll often find live music or DJs here on the weekends. Located inside the V Palm Springs Hotel, GiGi’s is about a 15-minute walk from Twin Palms. Reservations are available on Open Table. 760-980-7000

Grand Central

A New American Restaurant right on the plaza, serving seasonal, fresh farm-to-table food. Recently started serving dinner, but already a hit for breakfast and lunch! People talk about prosciutto benedict, sweet potato gnocchi, and tomato salad. 760-699-7185

Heyday Burgers

The duo behind this smash burger spot first gained a faithful following at the VillageFest street fair, later shifting to occasional pop-ups. Now they’ve settled into a permanent space inside the Hilton hotel, where they sell Harris Ranch beef cheeseburgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and mushroom burgers on potato buns, as well as loaded fries and an impressive house salad. 760-297-6937

HOJA BLANCA Modern Mexican

Incredible modern Mexican-inspired cuisine is found as a pop-up around town. Small menu but is huge on flavor! Many consider this funky little moving target one of the more exciting casual new places to eat in town. Check out their website for locations and hours.


Il Corso

Absolutely authentic Italian cuisine, including homemade pasta, gourmet wood oven pizza, seafood, and roasted leg of veal. Chef Mario also prepares nightly specials from all over Italy like gnocchi and seasonal dishes. Big on flavors, but portions tend to be on the smaller side, think multiple courses when you order. 760-341-6700


Hip, casual American bistro, charming courtyard, or intimate indoor dining room. Delicious chef-inspired originals and gourmet comfort foods, a full bar, and a great wine list! 760-327-4400


Modern European Cuisine from Austrian-born Chef Johannes Bacher, Upscale casual ambiance that has become a local favorite. 760-778-0017

King’s Highway and The Amigo Room

This retro-style roadside diner and bar inside the Ace Hotel serves up lots of fabulous atmosphere and top-notch eats and drinks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Available every day until 2 PM, standout breakfast choices include a salmon lox plate or biscuits and gravy stacked with eggs and pork sausage. The dinner menu includes some great shareable starters, an awesome burger, and other comfort food faves like steak frites. Vegetarian options are available. If you’re into microbrews, the 21-tap draft beer lineup includes California’s top craft breweries. Depending on the season, Wednesday evenings may feature live jazz and Mondays Bingo & Trivia in the Amigo Room (reservations recommended). King’s Hideaway is open daily, 7 AM-10 PM. The Amigo Room is open Sunday-Thursday, 3 PM-11 PM, and Friday-Saturday, 3 PM-1 AM. 760-969-5777

Koffi South

Baristas at this busy neighborhood favorite pull some of the best espresso shots in town. Beans are roasted in-house and coffee connoisseurs will appreciate the choice between light and dark roast espresso. In addition to pour-overs and cold brew, you’ll find a solid selection of pastries, breakfast sandwiches, lunchtime wraps, and salads. The outdoor patio has a great view of the mountains. Just up the street, across from the Ace Hotel. Open daily, 6:30am-6:30pm. 760-322-7776


This tiny ice cream shop offers up HUGE flavors, including quite a few dairy-free options. Kreem is the perfect way to cool off on those warm Palm Springs nights, located in the South end. (.7 miles from the hotel)

L’Atelier Cafe

This adorable cafe offers traditional French-made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch options at an affordable price. Perfect spot for a couples brunch. 760-778-7895

La Bonita’s

This family-owned local Mexican eatery in Downtown Palm Springs utilizes fresh ingredients to create flavorful scratch-made dishes at a modest price.

La Tablita

A great ‘off the path’ local Mexican restaurant in Cathedral City. Absolutely a local favorite. This amazing, hidden gem is an actual sit-down restaurant with very reasonable prices for delicious homemade food, in generous portion sizes. 760-321-5935

Loco Charlie’s Mexican Grill

Quickly building a reputation for the best street tacos in Palm Springs, Loco Charlie’s provides authentic Mexican food at a modest price point. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 760-832-6474

Low Desert / Modern Mexican

A casual and hip restaurant offering Traditional and Authentic Mexican Food with a twist. They strive for light, healthy and fresh fare in a great setting unlike any other in Palm Springs. They have a large and comfortable patio, as well as a full bar with an amazing selection of margaritas. Open for Lunch and Dinner from 11AM to 9PM Tuesday to Sunday, and closed on Mondays. 760-656-0231

LuLu California Bistro

Large menu of California Cuisine. Known in town for being a fast-paced dining room, hip crowd, and great for people watching. Open Late. 760-327-5858


Located in the Drift hotel, we are so lucky to have this incredible new latin influence dining experience. The menu is designed to share, small & large plates, but could be done traditionally. A prefect place for a special evening, or just an awesome foodie night. Maleza is here to impress. Beautiful dining room and outdoor patio. Reservation are highly recommended, it can be busy, especially as the word gets out. 888-976 4487

Manhattan In The Desert

A New York Style Delicatessen carrying on the tradition of a New York style Deli right here in the heart of Palm Springs. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner serving up big comfort food portions in their old-school diner setting. Don’t forget to hit the dessert case! 760-322-3354


Always a guest favorite since opening in 2003. Known for Eastern European food, prepared classically and deliciously. A more slightly formal dining room, great for a special night out, or a date night. Reservations highly recommended, they are a local favorite and do get busy. 760-323-5199

Monsoon Indian Cuisine

This is definitely a local off-the-path favorite! A truly wonderful Indian restaurant with surprisingly amazing food. Serving up a medley of sizzling Indian dishes, all done in traditional spices and cooked with hot and delicious sauces Many organic, vegetarian entrees are also available. They also have an extensive Lunch Buffett. 760-325-2700

Mr. Lyons Steakhouse

If you’re in the mood for a swanky steakhouse experience in a glamorous retro dining room, Mr. Lyons is the place. Old school and modern at the same time, specialties like Prime Rib, Beef Wellington, and Shrimp Cocktail are prepared with ingredients from local farms and a sophisticated edge. Only a short .7 miles from the hotel. 760-327-1551

Mr. Parker’s

Shhhh…it is a secret restaurant. You’ll find Mister Parker’s, an eclectic bistro, behind a velvet curtain. Inside, there’s old-school decor that includes dark wood paneling, a mirrored ceiling, and seductive artwork. Classic French cuisine is served here, including escargot, pan-roasted duck, and steak au poivre. If you’re splurging, ask for the restaurant’s traditional caviar service. 760-321-4629

Native Foods

Vegans and vegetarians will delight in the 100% plant-based menu at this casual California-based eatery. Located in Smoke Tree Village, Native Foods is about a 20-minute walk. Open daily, 11 AM-8 PM. Delivery available. 760-416-0070


Brightly colored open-air Terrace restaurant in the Parker Hotel, that serves breakfast & lunch all day and night. Fun and hip place to grab a meal, especially if you like breakfast for dinner! 760-770-5000

Palmina Italian

This is a truly authentic Italian restaurant. Homemade pasta, delicious homemade crust pizzas, and many delicious sauces from scratch, you feel the love in every bite! They even do a traditional family recipe carbonara prepared tableside. 760-898-9255

Paul Bar

Hidden in an unassuming strip mall on the north edge of Palm Springs, this speakeasy-style bar offers expertly-crafted cocktails and late-night bites until 12 AM.

PS Underground

Offering one of the most unique dining experiences in Palm Springs, PS Underground is an ever-evolving supper club featuring gourmet meals and world-class entertainment. No two dinners are ever the same. A short 10-minute walk from the hotel. 760-636-8442

Purple Room

The sophistication and glamour of the Rat Pack era come alive here, the desert’s premiere supper club. Live music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. No Cover. Ticketed Shows Friday through Sunday. 760-322-4422

Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

Home to Palm Springs’ original Drag Brunch, Rio Azul serves fantastic Mexican cuisine in a traditional style and is rumored to have some of the best margaritas in town. Great for brunch! 760-992-5641

Rooster and the Pig, The

Worth the wait for a table and enjoy an unusual dining experience, and it is typically a wait. The space is cozy and eclectic, and the food is quite possibly some of the best Vietnamese-inspired food in the valley. They tend to be very busy, and sometimes service suffers. Try to be patient and enjoy something different. 760-832-6691

Ruben and Ozzy’s Oyster Bar & Grill

Relaxed, open-view kitchen with an eclectic menu specializing in seafood, and delicious small plates. Known for their amazing seafood tacos and pasta dishes. Big outdoor seating area. Open Late. 760-325-8800


Newer spot for Mexican favorites inside the kitschy Caliente Tropics Hotel. Breakfast is available on weekends along with a cheeky “hidden” bottomless mimosa served in a coffee cup. Open Monday-Friday, 11am-9pm and Saturday-Sunday, 8am-10pm.

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey Bar

Creative selection of hand-crafted sushi and whiskey pairings. Considered to be one of the best sushi restaurants in the valley that is literally a 5-minute walk away from the hotel. Open until 10 PM and reservations are highly recommended. 760-537-1022

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey Bar

Creative selection of hand-crafted sushi and whiskey pairings. Considered to be one of the best sushi restaurants in the valley. Open until 10 PM and reservations are highly recommended. 760-537-1022

Sandwich Spot, The

Fun concept sandwiches. Not your standard sub-shop. 760-778-7900

Shanghai Reds Oyster Bar

Shanghai Reds Oyster Bar, tucked away in a small alleyway behind Fisherman’s Market, opens in the afternoon but truly comes to life at night with live music Thurs-Sat. Famous for fish tacos (as featured on the Food Network), fresh seafood, small & large plates, and cold beers. Late-night happy hour begins every night at 9 PM and goes until closing. 760-322-9293

Sherman’s Deli

Since opening its first location in 1953, Sherman’s has become a landmark in Palm Springs for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, reminiscent of a New York-style deli. Specializing in Jewish comfort food & huge portions! Their homemade desserts are famous throughout the valley. 760-325-1199


Elegant dining in a lovely open-air courtyard garden inside the L’Horizon Resort & Spa. The menu from Michelin Star-awarded Chef Michael Hung includes unique combinations like crispy confit duck leg on a salad of summer green beans and blackberries. Open Thursday-Sunday, by Open Table reservation only. 760-322-0495


A local favorite, this South End, family-run Italian eatery offers authentic “just like mom used to make” food in a very casual plastic red check tablecloth setting.


One of the most romantic patios in the city, serving delicious California classic food. Also a hot spot for Brunch. 760-327-3446


In the heart of Uptown Palm Springs, Tac/Quilla offers a fresh take on Mexican-inspired classics as well as some creative originals. Steer yourself towards some of the more creative dishes to truly stimulate the senses. 760-417-4471


Traditional sashimi, nigiri, and tempura are the name of the game. The fish is fresh, the prices are reasonable, and the place has been packed since day one. Be prepared to wait at peak dining hours! 760-600-5806

Thai Smile

Authentic Thai food right in downtown Palm Springs, a family-owned restaurant serving Thai dishes that are considered by many to be the best in the Coachella Valley. They have a great selection of vegetarian dishes too. 760-320-5503

The Reef and Le Fern

Both of these cocktail spots are located inside the Caliente Tropics Hotel. The Reef has a goofy Tiki bar vibe, serving up tropical drinks, burgers, and more with a view of the pool and the hotel’s large collection of carved Tikis. Open Monday-Wednesday until 10 PM, Thursday & Sunday until 11 PM, and Friday & Saturday until midnight. The newly opened Le Fern offers boozy cocktails and comfort food like loaded tots and grilled cheese at “Palm Spring’s first 1970s-style fern bar.” Le Fern is currently open Sunday-Thursday, 4 PM-9 PM, and Friday-Saturday, 4 PM-10 PM. 760-656-3839

The Tailor Shop

Just a short walk from the hotel, this unusual craft cocktail bar is considered to be more of an experience than a bar. They do have a ‘small bites’ menu of tasty bar tapas as well. A great place to have a cocktail before heading out to dinner. 760-537-7227


No frills at this inexpensive taqueria. A delightful alternative to the touristy cantinas of downtown. 760-325-1125

Truss & Twine

Carefully crafted cocktails and a diverse small-plates menu make this a must-stop when going through Palm Springs Uptown Design District. Food is served until 11 PM on weeknights and 12 AM on weekends. 760-459-3451

Tyler’s Burgers

Considered by many, the best burger in Palm Springs. Fantastic homemade sides! Lunch only. Open seasonaly. 760-325-2990

Wildest Restaurant and Bar

This is a very special restaurant worth the drive to Palm Desert. Well known for its incredible plant-based, vegetarian innovative menu, but not limited to. They do have fish and meat as well. They have found the perfect combination of casual and fine dining, with an amazing chef that is sure to impress you! 760-636-0441

Wilma & Frieda

Breakfast and lunch comfort food with a twist. Dishes reminiscent of childhood favorites with a grown-up flavor profile. Awesome farmhouse-inspired 2nd-floor café setting, and try to save room for the homemade baked goods. 760-992-5080

Workshop Kitchen

James Beard award winner. Farm-to-table focus using local ingredients and craft cocktails. The menu focuses on locally-sourced small plates, while entrees skew heartier but all still filled with culinary surprises. Considered a “foodie” favorite. 760-459-3451

Architecture and Design Center

The Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion is located in downtown Palm Springs. It is the country’s first historic structure to be transformed into a free-standing architecture and design museum that is housed in a modern building. The 13,000-square-foot building is a classic mid-century international-style structure, that will showcase architecture and design exhibitions, a store, and curatorial offices. 760-423-5260

Big Wheel Tours

Big Wheel Tours offers Bicycle, Jeep, and Hiking Tours in Palm Springs California – Joshua Tree National Park, San Andreas Fault, and the Mojave Desert. 760-779-1837

Bike Rentals

Even though we have complimentary Townie Bikes available at the hotel for all the guests to use, sometimes we have guests that are looking for a racing bike or long-distance road bicycle. This is the place to go. Open seasonally. 760-832-8912

Cabazon Dinosaurs

From the interstate highway I-10, you will see the uncommon view of two giant dinosaurs. When you arrive, Cabazon Dinosaur’s odd yet iconic adventure includes a dinosaur exhibit featuring over 50 lifelike dinosaurs, a dinosaur dig, fossil panning, and access to climb inside Mr. Rex all the way up to his mouth! 951-922-8700

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum

Adventurer, artist, writer, and entrepreneur Cabot Yerxa came to homestead in Desert Hot Springs in 1913. Yerxa’s art, handiwork, and souvenirs from his travels are all on display in the Hopi-style pueblo he built by hand over 24 years. 760-329-7610

Celebrity Tours

Celebrity Tours regales visitors with fun facts about Palm Springs and its famous residents past and present. The tour is a fully narrated excursion that visits 50-60 homes of movie stars and celebrities providing a history of Palm Springs along with information on the Windmills, desert plant life, and much more. 760-895-8005

Coachella Valley History Museum

Located in downtown Indio, the museum campus includes several historical structures and exhibits. The 1926 Smiley-Tyler House, for example, showcases the Indigenous Cahuilla people and their contribution to the growth of the region. It also features a collection of Mexican folk art, including textiles, pottery, costumes, and wooden toys. Open weekends only. Closed for August 760-342-6651

El Paseo Shopping District

A unique shopping district filled with over 200 delightful discoveries… Shops, restaurants, art, and more! Don’t miss all the special events like Art Walk (1st Friday, Nov-May), Cruise Night (1st & 3rd Fridays through April), Jazz Concerts (Jan-Apr), Fashion Week (Mid-March) and so much more! 877-735-7273

Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden, Palm Desert

This is a satellite location of the Palm Springs Art Museum located in Palm Desert. It is always free, and open daily from Sunrise to Sunset. This consists of a 4-acre garden that features 14 sculptures and over 60 desert plants! 760-346-5600

Gay Desert Guide

This is an impressive resource of activities, events, and happenings all over Palm Springs. The local GDG team works very hard to have one of the most comprehensive and current LGBT lists in the city. Definitely worth checking out before you arrive.


Hiking trails are abundant in Palm Springs. From easy walking trails to difficult terrain, spectacular mountain vistas, waterfalls, natural streams, rocky gorges, and unusual rock formations. This Website is a great resource for hiking in Palm Springs and surrounding areas. Don’t forget to always bring water!

Historical Society Walking Tours

Historical walking tours focusing on Palm Springs’ historic neighborhoods, with a combination of celebrities and local pioneers. 10 different walking tours, all about 2 hours of strolling with a well-informed local carefully chosen for their wealth of information, and facts they have to share. 760-323-8297

Indian Canyons

Home to the world’s largest California Fan Palm oasis, the Indian Canyons feature over 60 miles of hiking trails and offer twice-daily guided tours that touch on the rich history of the once-home of the Agua Caliente Indians. 760-323-6018

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree lies at an ecological crossroads, where the high Mojave Desert meets the low Colorado Desert. The result is amazing desert flora, including those wacky namesake trees. An incredible full-day experience that everybody must see at least once.

Living Desert, The

The Living Desert offers an experience like no other. A wondrous 1200-acre zoo and garden experience filled with amazement. The Living Desert’s mission is desert conservation through preservation, education, and appreciation. They frequently do ‘night walks’ when the entire zoo comes to life in a nocturnal way. Great for all ages.

McCallum Theatre

Considered one of the very best for music, theater, and dance, the McCallum Theatre is the premier venue for entertainment. Located in Palm Desert, this beautiful auditorium is the spot for performance in the Valley. Definitely worth checking the Calendar to see who is here during your stay. 760-340-2787

Mid-Century Architecture Tours

This is a smartphone tour that is a self-driving audio multimedia tour. Drive in your own car from stop to stop and hear all about the iconic buildings that make Palm Springs, California the center of midcentury modern architecture. It is a great way to go at your own pace and see many iconic buildings throughout Palm Springs

Mogo Silent Disco

Mogo Disco is a 70-minute headphone dance party at rotating disclosed spots to dance and have fun with others in Downtown Palm Springs! It is only on Fridays & Saturdays and is a quickly spreading craze here in town. Participation is limited, so advance tickets are required. For more info check out the website.

Moorten Botanical Garden

This fairly small botanical garden is well-maintained and quite interesting. There is a lot here, considering the overall size of the gardens. This is a pleasant spot for visitors and even more so for people who want to learn more about the vegetation of the desert in the area. 760-327-6555

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

A fantastic view of the valley from over 8,500 ft, extensive hiking and nature trails. Facilities feature a restaurant, bar, and cafeteria.

Palm Springs Air Museum

The Palm Springs Air Museum is rated as one of the top 14 Air Museums in the World by CNN Travel. Visit the 65000 sq. ft. non-profit housing over 40 vintage airplanes, models, uniforms, and endless photos. The museum has an incredible volunteer team, all of which are ready to share knowledge, history, and sometimes even a story or two. 760-778-6262

Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs has a surprisingly amazing Art Museum, for a small town. The major exhibits change frequently. The permanent collection is incredible. There is a newly opened sculpture garden and an excellent cafe. Free on Thursday nights, closed on Wednesdays. 760- 322-4800

Palm Springs Cultural Center

There is always a lot going on at the Palm Springs Cultural Center! We highly recommend checking out the calendar to see what might be happening while you are visiting. This amazing non-profit center is the hub for independent films, live musicians, one-night events, and film festivals of all kinds, the types of activities are endless. Check out the events page, and make some plans! 760-880-4921

PS Museum of Art – Free Thursdays

Every Thursday night, You can browse contemporary artworks and the museum for free. 5-7 PM

PS Underground

Offering one of the most unique dining experiences in Palm Springs, PS Underground is an ever-evolving supper club featuring gourmet meals and world-class entertainment. No two dinners are ever the same. A short 10-minute walk from the hotel. 760-636-8442

Smoke Tree Stables

Experience a few quiet hours of “getting away from it all” on over 150 miles of convenient riding trails that provide both solitude and breathtaking beauty. Located in Palm Springs near the Indian Canyons, Smoke Tree Stables offers guided rides by the hour or for the entire day! 760-327-1372


Sunnylands offers visitors a beautiful, tranquil, and environmentally sustainable space to learn about Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, their history at Sunnylands, the famous people who visited, and the contemporary retreat program. Guests can watch a film, enjoy art exhibitions, and explore over a mile of walking trails through the 9-acre gardens, which are free to see. House tours require advance ticket purchase. (see website) 760-202-2222

Tahquitz Canyon Waterfalls

Take an easy two-mile hike out to this beautiful 50-foot waterfall in Palm Springs. A must-visit for anyone who wants an escape from town and to connect with some desert landscape. Grab water and head towards the Visitors Center at the end of Mesquite. Admission $12.50 760-416-7044

Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve

Enjoy some of the 30 miles of trails, picnic areas, cool oases, and wildlife and wildflowers, and take a walk into the past in our rustic Visitors’ Center, the Palm House, a palm log cabin built in the 1930s. Free admission, but donations are appreciated. 760-343-1234


Every Thursday evening in downtown Palm Springs blocks the traffic for 6+ blocks on Palm Canyon and makes way for a diverse array of local artisans, live entertainers, fresh fruits & vegetables, flowers, jewelry, art, and much more. There is also a large section of food booths and food trucks at the North end of the fair. 6 PM-10 PM

Wandering Mojave Hiking Services

Wandering Mojave is a locally owned and operated hiking guide service that operates exclusively within Joshua Tree National Park. Lead Guide Travis Puglisi has spent the last 20 years wandering, on and off the trails, learning the secrets of the landscape and how to respectfully move through it. 1/2 day or full day hikes are available 760-492-5576

Windmill Market

I know you are asking, why is a little market in ‘activities’ – because going there is a bit of an adventure, but one that might just be of interest to you. Windmill Market has the honor of winning the Best Date Shake in Coachella Valley for 4 years standing. It is typically in the #1 position of customer-reviewed restaurants in Desert Hot Springs on Trip Advisor. And the perfect pit stop for lunch if you are going out to see the Windmills up close. 760-251-4489

Barracks Bar

Named one of the top 25 fetish bars in the world by Alpha Tribe magazine, The Barracks Is the Desert’s Leather/Boot/Fetish destination.
Sundays 2 pm-2 am Beer Bust
Regular DILF Parties 760-321-9688


Besides being a super-hip cocktail bar, with a perfect ‘people watching’ open patio, they also serve yummy bar food until ‘late’ every day.
Happy Hour everyday 4-6 PM 760-832-8497


Modern hip dance club, with cute go-go boys and occasional drag celebrities, great patio looking out onto the street. A cool nightspot in the little Arenas Road gay bar neighborhood.
Wednesday 8-12 Karaoke
Saturday 12-3 PM -Bingo
Sunday 8-10 PM Drag Show 760-327-1079

Club 541

Palm Springs newest male only play space. Located at 541 Industrial Place, Currently open weekends Thursday/Friday 7PM-4AM, Saturday/Sunday 4PM-4AM. It is a dry space, no liquor is served or allowed. Lockers are available for $5/ BYOL (bring your own lock), Admission is $20.

Dick’s Bar

Formally the Eagle 501 Denim Bar, a small men’s watering hole on Arenas Rd. Great place to grab a drink, and chat with locals and tourists alike. 760-327-0753

Happy Hour Finder

This is a great list in Gay Desert Guide! It is only bars that pay to advertise on GDG, but still a very handy and comprehensive list of the different happy hours, days, and times.


The self-proclaimed “center of gay nightlife” in Palm Springs, Hunters hosts numerous themed events throughout the week and late-night dancing on the weekends.
Wednesday 6 PM Drag Bingo
Thursday 9 PM Durbin’s Daddies
Fridays 5-7:30 PM Fur Fridays Happy Hour
Sunday 9:30 PM Drag Show 760-323-0700

Jazz on the 2nd Floor

Live Jazz, every Tuesday from 5 PM-7:30 PM at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, in the upstairs VIP Lounge. Settle into the arms of your old favorites or find something new to tempt the heart- each week features a different song list with a rotating quintet of the finest So-Cal Jazz musicians. No cover / 2 drink minimum.

Koffi South

Baristas at this busy neighborhood favorite pull some of the best espresso shots in town. Beans are roasted in-house and coffee connoisseurs will appreciate the choice between light and dark roast espresso. In addition to pour-overs and cold brew, you’ll find a solid selection of pastries, breakfast sandwiches, lunchtime wraps, and salads. The outdoor patio has a great view of the mountains. Just up the street, across from the Ace Hotel. Open daily, 6:30am-6:30pm. 760-322-7776

One Eleven Bar

Relaxed cocktail lounge in Cathedral City. Offers a warm, welcoming environment with weekly events.
Thirsty Thursdays ALL Day Happy Hour
Fridays 8 PM-midnight Karaoke 760-328-2900

Oscar’s Cafe & Bar

A local favorite that is known for a robust Cabaret calendar and very popular Sunday afternoon Tea Dance.
Sunday 4:30 PM 80s Tea-Dance 760-325-1188

Purple Room

The sophistication and glamour of the Rat Pack era come alive here, the desert’s premiere supper club. Live music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. No Cover. Ticketed Shows Friday through Sunday. 760-322-4422


Sister to the QUADZ bar in Las Vegas, fun social atmosphere.
Monday, Friday & Saturday 8-10 PM Broadway Show Tunes Videos
Thursday 9 PM- Karaoke 760-778-4326

Roost Lounge, The

Gay bar and video lounge in Cathedral City. A comfortable place with lots of atmosphere “to roost” and talk with friends and make new ones.
Tuesdays 7:30-11:30 Karaoke
Thursdays 6-11 Show Tunes 760-507-8495


A “Low-Key” bar catering to a mature crowd who enjoy the bar’s cheap, strong drinks. Karaoke nights Sunday thru Wednesday and friendly staff make this a Palm Springs staple! 760-320-1266

Tool Shed

The Tool Shed is known for its down-home, unpretentious, Levi/boots/leather vibe.
Wednesdays and Saturdays 12-3 PM Bingo
Thursdays 10 PM Underwear Night and Underwear Contest


Tiki Lounge known for its high energy, diverse crowd, and multiple weekly drag shows.
Wednesdays 8 PM Karaoke
Saturdays 3 PM Bingo
Sundays 8pm & 10pm Drag Shows


Dimly-lit dive bar on the cusp of Arenas Road, complete with pool, darts, cheap drinks, and heavy pours.

Splash House Music & DJ Festival

Splash House is a summer music festival series featuring multiple weekends of world renown DJs, live music, and pools full of happy people. August 9-11 / August 16-18.
August 9 to August 18, 2024

Modernism Week – Fall

The Fall Preview is a four-day long “mini-Modernism Week” featuring more than 50 events, including tours, talks, and parties.
October 24 to October 27, 2024

Palm Springs Leather Pride Weekend

A 3-day celebration of leather events, day and night parties, and leather contests.
October 25 to October 27, 2024

Halloween Block Party

All of Arenas Road celebrates this huge costume party, with live entertainment, costume contest, bar events and so much more. On Sunday October 27th this year. 4 PM-10 PM. The event is free but VIP tickets are available.
October 27, 2024

Palm Springs Gay Pride

As one of the last Pride Celebrations each year, Palm Springs is known for doing it right! The entire city comes alive with the 3 day Pride Weekend. Dance parties, special events, live performances, and block parties. It is one of the busiest weekends of the year, plan early!
November 1 to November 3, 2024

McCormick’s Classic Car Show and Auction

Taking place at the Palm Springs Convention center, the auction features over 500 classic and exotic cars. Tickets available at the door, Friday is free all day!
November 22 to November 24, 2024

Festival of Lights Parade

The annual Festival of Lights Parade features lighted floats, equestrians, bands, classic cars, and celebrities, making for a truly unique Palm Springs holiday event.
December 7, 2024

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Launched in 1990, the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is a premier presenter of world cinema located in the beautiful Coachella Valley . The Festival brings together a sophisticated and diverse audience, including industry, film aficionados from across the country and filmmakers from around the world. Annual Film Awards ceremony will be held on January 3rd.
January 2 to January 13, 2025

Tour de Palm Springs

Tour de Palm Springs is a CVSPIN-sponsored event designed to raise money for nonprofit organizations in the Coachella Valley. Each year the organizers hope to support more than 100 local charities with money raised. Palm Springs’ famous weather, gorgeous mountain scenery, and thousands of bike riders make the Tour de Palm Springs a fundraising event like no other!
February 7 to February 8, 2025

Modernism Week

Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. Modernism Week features more than 350 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.
February 13 to February 23, 2025

International Bear Convergence

The International Bear Convergence (IBC) is the premier event for Bears and Admirers. The four-day event will come to life with DJs, live entertainment, and thousands of bears from around the globe.
February 20 to February 24, 2025

BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament

The BNP Paribas Open is the largest two-week combined event outside of the four Grand Slams and the most-attended WTA Premier Mandatory and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tennis tournament in the world.
March 2 to March 16, 2025

Coachella Music Festival Weekend I

Coachella Music Festival is one of the largest in the country, boasting an attendance of 250,000+. it is an annual event that hosts artists and performers of different genres. It was designed to showcase established artists who are popular in the mainstream along with up-and-coming musicians and reunited artists. It’s held at the Empire Polo Club on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the second and third weekends of April.
April 11 to April 13, 2025

Coachella Music Festival Weekend II

April 18 to April 20, 2025

Stagecoach Music Festival

The Stagecoach Festival is an annual country music festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
April 25 to April 27, 2025

Blatino Oasis

Blatino Oasis has become California’s largest men of color getaway, attracting over a thousand gay and bisexual men from around the world.
May 1 to May 4, 2025