Planning a romantic getaway to Palm Springs? The Southern California vacation hotspot offers a wide variety of hotel and resort options.
Whether you’re looking for your own private retreat in a conventional resort with lots of amenities, or you want to soak in the ambience at an intimate adult-only property, you’ll find a romantic Palm Springs hotel to suit.
In this article, we’ve rounded up the most perfect hotels for couples’ escapes in the Greater Palm Springs area.
From the elegant vibe of The Rowan Palm Springs to the Mediterranean charm of Korakia Pensione and from the Parker Hotel with its signature spa to Two Bunch Palms with its mineral pools, these Palm Springs hotels will make you want to plan a getaway ASAP.
Enjoying pool time is one of the best things to do in Palm Springs, and these hotels all deliver on stunning pools. Whether you plan to enjoy a romantic weekend in Palm Springs or a longer stay, the hotels in our round-up will make your stay in the desert paradise one to remember.
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Our top choice for the most romantic hotel in Palm Springs is Korakia Pensione: many guests deem it an utterly relaxing getaway, and we agree! Rooms are stunning, amenities topnotch, and service exemplary.
1. Kimpton The RowaN PAlm Springs Hotel
Book a stay at the elegant The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, located right in downtown. It is very convenient for couples that want to do sightseeing in the city, as well as for shopping, dining, and nightlife along Palm Canyon Drive.
One of the romantic hotels in Palm Springs, The Rowan offers all the amenities you’d need for that perfect couples’ getaway, along with an elegant luxurious ambience.
The light and bright rooms and suites overlook downtown Palm Springs, and feature dramatic views of the San Jacinto mountains, the desert floor, or the city. You can enjoy dramatic desert sunsets right from your room!
Rooms are furnished in cool neutral colors that create the feeling of your own oasis in the midst of the desert. Wall art, featuring topographical maps of the region, is unique.
For a special occasion, or just because, choose one of the luxurious suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows, deep soaking tubs, and spa style showers!
The hotel’s coolest attraction is the rooftop pool, perfect for soaking in the sun or lounging in the shade with your significant other. Enjoy the views of the mountains and the brilliant blue skies, or retreat to the seclusion of a cabana you can rent for the day.
The rooftop restaurant, 4 Saints, has a grill and offers modern American fare, meticulously crafted from the best of California’s bounty.
For the ultimate pampering experience, choose an in-room spa treatment, and relax in the evenings with handcrafted cocktails at the Window Bar.
2. Korakia Pensione
Korakia Pensione is a charming Mediterranean-style adult resort. It is small and intimate, with just two meticulously restored historic villas set in the midst of 1.5 landscaped acres.
Just four blocks from Palm Canyon Drive, the hotel feels a world away from downtown Palm Springs.
The Moroccan villa was the former retreat of Scottish painter Gordon Coutts. Its romantic architecture includes a beautiful courtyard with a central fountain.
The keyhole-shaped entrance features ornate wooden doors, instantly making you feel like you’re being transported into another world. Gorgeous antiques decorate the foyer.
Each of the twenty rooms at Korakia Pensione contains antique treasures from around the world, along with handcrafted furniture.
The grounds are just as beautiful, with scented citrus, oleander, bougainvillea, and palms creating the feel of a lush oasis in the desert. Spectacular water features add to the ambience.
At night, hundreds of lanterns and candles create an incredibly romantic atmosphere.
There are two saltwater pools with mountain views. Indoor/outdoor spa sessions are offered in the spa lodge, or you can opt for in-room wellness sessions.
Breakfast is served in the Moroccan courtyard, and you can have a poolside lunch if you stay in!
3. Sparrows Lodge
Castle’s Red Barn was built in 1952 and served as one of the original getaways for Hollywood celebrities. The property is today known as Sparrows Lodge. It’s been restored but retains the laid-back charm of the original Red Barn.
With a modern rustic vibe, Sparrows Lodge is an adult-only Palm Springs getaway that features a communal barn, fire pit, and vegetable garden. The outdoor pool invites relaxation.
There are only 20 guest rooms at Sparrows Lodge, ensuring a secluded, intimate feel. And with no TVs or phones in the rooms, you can unplug with ease.
Rooms have exposed beam ceilings, floors with inlaid pebbles, elegant furnishings, unique artwork, and supremely comfortable mattresses with luxurious bed linens.
Bathrooms feature rain showers and Grown Alchemist toiletries. Some rooms have steel horse trough bathtubs for soaking.
In keeping with the rustic feel, Sparrows offers a massage tent set in the gardens. The two treatment areas are temperature controlled, and couples’ massages are offered.
Foodie couples will want to make a table reservation at The Barn Kitchen. The acclaimed eatery offers American favorites with a local twist. After dark, gather around the fire pit for smores and a spot of desert stargazing!
4. La Serena Villa
Featuring standalone bungalows, La Serena Villas is an adult-only resort set walking distance from Palm Canyon Drive, the main shopping and dining street in downtown Palm Springs.
The historic hotel dates back to the 1930s, but was totally redeveloped as a luxury hotel in 2016.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains, each of the villas (there are only a few of them!) features a private patio and fire pit to help you enjoy the outdoors.
Relax in a romantic clawfoot tub, and snuggle up in a romantic bed with Frette linens (some are traditional four-posters with charming white drapes).
A couple of the villas have separate living rooms, if you need more space, but we think the smaller units make for really cozy couples’ retreats.
The outdoor pool is stunning, and guests can make appointments at the Whispers Spa, which offers in room couples massages.
Azucar, the onsite restaurant, offers contemporary cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients. The lunchtime tacos are delicious! At dinner you can choose the prix fixe menu or dine à la carte.
Chill out before or after at Sugar High, the rooftop deck, or dine here as well. The deck features fabulous mountain views.
5. Dive Palm Springs
An elegant small boutique resort in the heart of Palm Springs, Dive makes for an enchanting adult-only getaway.
Drawing inspiration from the French Riviera of the 1960s, the Instagram-worthy property offers just 11 rooms.
The rooms are bright and light, with unique art and furniture, and luxurious linens.
Although you really can’t go wrong with any room here, we love Le Rêve, with its custom ceiling mural and wallpaper. Or the Orchard Suite, with its private patio and hot tub.
You won’t find any TVs to break the spell here!
The bathrooms in all the suites are gorgeous, with colorful tiles, touch-lit mirrors, and rainfall showers.
The hotel offers a beautiful pool. The historic Libbott-designed pool is surrounded by cabanas and loungers, and there’s also a 12-person hot tub.
The lush landscaped grounds offer spots for relaxing. Enjoy a koi pond + waterfall (and a daybed from which to contemplate it). Or the two-seater swing chair hanging from a large citrus tree in “the orchard.”
6. L’Horizon Resort and Spa
Set on three acres of landscaped desert grounds, L’Horizon Resort and Spa is a 1950s property that used to be the estate of Hollywood producer and tycoon Jack Wrather.
Today it’s been restored as the quintessential desert luxury adult only resort, perfect for your romantic Palm Springs retreat.
Originally designed by renowned mid-century modern architect William F. Cody, the 25 bungalows built for Wrather (and his guests) are individual homes with beautiful mountain views, offering seclusion and comfort.
Floor to ceiling glass windows bring in light and the beauty of the desert landscape. Marble bathrooms, most with rainforest showers, offer sleek decadence. Custom-crafted mattresses deliver ultimate comfort.
Frette sheets and bath linens, and Le Labo bath products complete the luxurious experience.
The onsite spa has a tranquil indoor/outdoor setting, with white cabanas and private outdoor showers. A full menu of deeply relaxing treatments awaits!
The pool is stunning, and if you go all out and book the Residence, you’ll have your own private pool and yard!
Dine al fresco at the onsite SO.PA restaurant. With three fire pits to keep you warm on cool desert evenings, and lighting designed to up the romance quotient, dinner here is a must!
7. La Quinta Resort & Club
If pool time is important for your Palm Springs getaway, then consider La Quinta Resort & Club!
With 41 pools on the property, you are never far from a pool here.
La Quinta has a 21-and-over adult pool where you can lounge and enjoy cocktails, or rent cabanas. The adult pool has spectacular mountain views.
Casita pools are spread throughout the property, so if you are in your casita and want to take a quick plunge, a pool is just steps away!
Located in charming La Quinta, just a little over 20 miles from downtown Palm Springs, La Quinta Resort & Club is a historic resort that has hosted guests since 1926.
La Quinta offers a choice or rooms and suites. For a romantic getaway, try the king hideaway suite with private hot tub, or the king pueblo suite with private pool and hot tub!
Spa La Quinta offers couples’ massages in a secluded suite, as well as a range of relaxing, pampering treatments that you’ll both want to try.
Active couples can enjoy tennis, golf, or pickleball. Yoga sessions are offered as well.
Morgan’s in the Desert, the onsite restaurant, offers classic California fare, with a focus on the bounty of the Coachella Valley. And if you enjoy margaritas, you can have one created just for you at the Adobe Grill!
8. The Willows
A small luxury hotel housed in a historic property that has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Marion Davies, and Shirley Temple, The Willows offers romance and oodles of charm.
On the property you’ll find two mansions, the Mead and Bishop Houses, originally built as Palm Springs estates for two LA businessmen and their families.
Today there are 17 individually decorated guest rooms, with mountain or garden views (or both!). Some rooms have patios. Some rooms have freestanding clawfoot tubs.
For a luxurious getaway, splurge on the Marion Davies room, which features a carved king bed, a Juliet balcony overlooking the pool and looking out onto the San Jacinto mountains, a fireplace, and clawfoot tub and separate shower.
A daily three course breakfast for two, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and turndown service in the evening are included with all rooms. Reminds us of Europe!
There’s a heated pool and jacuzzi at The Willows, along with gorgeous gardens and a 50-foot waterfall. There are pathways to stroll and benches from which to enjoy the sunsets. The views of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley are spectacular!
Although The Willows feels very secluded, it’s just a short stroll from shopping, sightseeing, and dining in downtown Palm Springs.
9. Parker Palm Springs
A beautiful boutique hotel set in downtown Palm Springs, the Parker Hotel provides an immersive relaxing experience perfect for that couples’ escape.
The gardens and grounds are delightful, with fruit trees, herb gardens, and lush landscaping, perfect for strolling with your significant other.
Poolside rooms and standalone villas feature stunning decor with pops of bright color. Many rooms have private patios so you can enjoy the outdoors.
There are two outdoor pools and one inside the onsite spa, the Palm Springs Yacht Club. If you want to be active on your desert getaway, enjoy a game of tennis or play Pétanque or croquet.
The Palm Springs Yacht Club is one of Palm Springs’ most acclaimed spas, with its signature blue and white decor and its range of pampering offerings.
If you are a couple that enjoys wine, you’ll want to spend an evening at Counter Reformation, where you can enjoy a curation of wines by the glass with small plates of delectable food pairings.
Norma’s, the onsite restaurant, is a Palm Springs breakfast institution. It’s served all day, with a California-inspired dinner menu if you want to dine in.
10. Two Bunch Palms
With lush palms set around mineral-rich pools and hot springs, adult-only Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs is one of the coolest wellness escapes in the Palm Springs area for couples.
The mineral water at the resort comes from a 600-year-old natural spring. The waters are low in sulfur and rich in lithium, and are said to be wonderful for soaking your cares away.
At the Grotto, three large teak tubs allow you to adjust the temperature. There are also three mineral-water soaking pools. Surrounding greenery evokes the feeling of soaking in the forest.
The resort offers both rooms and suites. There are fourteen uniquely designed suites scattered about the property, and rooms are set amongst lush landscaping to evoke the ambience of an oasis in the desert.
The onsite spa offers a variety of relaxing experiences, and you can also join indoor or outdoor yoga classes, and creative workshops led by guest instructors.
In keeping with the wellness escape theme, the onsite restaurant offers a SoCal inspired menu, with many vegetable-centric dishes. The onsite bar has a pool menu that includes date shakes and fresh young coconut, but also a variety of cocktails.
Enjoy relaxing floats in the mineral pools in the day, but also at night! Soak in the heated water while looking up at the many stars in the desert night sky, for a relaxing and romantic experience.
Outside the resort, you can go hiking in the desert, or explore Mission Creek Preserve. And the city of Palm Springs is under a 20-minute drive.
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