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Palm Springs, CA: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find the perfect hotel in Palm Springs using our hotel guide provided below. Find cheap and discounted hotel/motel rates in or nearby Palm Springs, CA for your upcoming personal or group trip. Discover the most popular Palm Springs California hotel/motel rooms. Review the Palm Springs hotel list below to find the perfect lodging. We also have a map of the Palm Springs hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Palm Springs Group Hotel Rates or See the best Palm Springs meeting hotels

The Palm Springs center is approximately the area of Downtown Palm Springs and the area of Spa Resort Casino.

Welcome to Palm Springs, California's desert wonderland. A popular destination for decades, Palm Springs was once a favorite vacation hotspot for Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. Located near the San Jacinto Mountains and the bustling Coachella Valley, Palm Springs is the ideal spot for an unforgettable escape. Find out what makes this desert wonderland so fantastic. More from this guide...

Palm Springs Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs 67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 Website ~8.76 miles north of Palm Springs
  • Mid-scale Resort hotel
  • Check in time: 4 pm
From$199
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Baymont Inn & Suites by Wyndham 390 South Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
Rendezvous Bed & Breakfast 1420 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
  • Music was awesome
  • The best breakfast
From$150
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Colony Palms Hotel - Palm Springs 572 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • The Colony Palms Hotel Palm Springs is located across the street from The Movie Colony, an area known for the movie stars who lived there from the 1930s through the 1960s. The hotel is two miles from the launch site of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Although historic, the hotel boasts a newly designed interior with Mediterranean- and Spanish Colonial-style furnishings. Sleeping rooms have MP3 docking stations, mini-bars, Italian linens, spacious showers, and Essential Elements toiletries.
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
From$139
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Triada Palm Springs : 640 North Indian Canyon 640 North Indian Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 4:00pm
From$120
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Posh Palm Springs Inn in Palm Springs
+1-866-429-5787
530 East Mel Ave., Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 2:00 pm
  • Comfortable beds
  • Nice cooked breakfast
From$149
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Skylark Hotel - Palm Springs 1466 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • 3-star Convention Center property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Friendly service
From$109
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Palm Springs Tennis Club - Palm Springs 701 West Baristo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Midscale Airport property
  • Check in: 4:30 PM
  • Close to road
  • Popular among couples
From$113
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Ingleside Inn 200 West Ramon Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 suites
  • Floor near
  • Staff was extremely personable and helpful
Staybridge Suites Palm Springs Golf Resort 67711 30th Ave., Cathedral City, CA 92234 ~3.68 miles east of Palm Springs
  • Midscale Resort property
  • 197 sleeping rooms in hotel
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Spring - Cathedral City 67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, CA 92234 ~4.05 miles east of Palm Springs
  • High-end Resort property
  • Hotel has 285 rooms
  • About half of guests considered the lobby entrance to be so-so
  • Great shopping
From$79
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Movie Colony Hotel : 726 North Indian Canyon Dr. 726 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Room needs to be redecorated
  • Vibe was decent
From$149
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Hyatt Palm Springs 285 North Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Average restaurant service
  • Regular breakfast menu
Hilton Palm Springs 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • 4 star hotel
  • Minibar can be a problem
  • Almost all guests found the restaurant service to be one of the best
From$109
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Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel : 888 East Tahquitz Canyon 888 East Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 30 conference rooms in property
From$105
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Palm Mountain Resort & Spa
+1-888-305-3366
155 South Belardo, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • No onsite restaurant
  • Fancy cracker
From$45
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Best Western Plus Las Brisas Hotel - Palm Springs 222 South Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 90 rooms in hotel
  • Affordable parking
  • Tasty breakfast
Avalon Palm Springs - Palm Springs 415 South Belardo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
The D Resort
+1-866-221-8581
2249 North Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
From$135
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Travelodge Palm Springs in Palm Springs
+1-866-429-5787
1277 South Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Carpets are OLD
  • Bathroom could be optimized
From$49
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Knights Inn Palm Springs in Palm Springs 1450 South Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264
  • Two-star hotel
Caliente Tropics Resort : 411 East Palm Canyon Dr.
+1-888-690-5247
411 East Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
  • Almost all guests said the breakfast was too expensive
  • About half of guests thought the shower was ok
From$45
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V Palm Springs 333 East Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92264
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • 6 suites in hotel
  • The majority of guests criticized the small bathroom
  • Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
From$100
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Ace Hotel & Swim Club : 701 East Palm Canyon 701 East Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92264
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Server was excellent
  • Bar staff rude
From$109
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Saguaro Palm Springs 1800 East Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 16 suites in hotel
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When to Visit Palm Springs, California

As a desert destination, Palm Springs boasts some seriously sizzling weather for much of the year. Summer is the hottest season and also the city's least busy time for tourism. With temperatures near 110 from June through September, you have to be a true heat lover to enjoy Palm Springs in the summer.

For slightly milder days packed with sunshine and dry heat, visit during the spring or fall. January through April tends to be the busiest time of year for tourism. Since this is a popular season for festivals and other major events, you'll also find the highest room rates during the late winter and early spring.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Palm Springs, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Palm Springs

Palm Springs by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Palm Springs, CA. You can use these illustrations to evaluate the most cost effective seasons to stay in Palm Springs for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Palm Springs, California

4 Star Average Prices: $160.51

Treat your group to an upscale stay in Palm Springs, and you just might be amazed by how pampered you'll be. Check out some of the best places to splurge in Palm Springs.

Stay just south of central Palm Springs at the L'Horizon Resort & Spa, and you'll be near the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium as well as the stunning San Jacinto Mountains. Choose a studio suite with a fireplace or the presidential house with a private pool, and make yourself at home with designer toiletries and plush bathrobes. Don't miss your chance to visit the spa, which offers massages and body treatments. Book the resort's town car service to explore the Palm Springs area.

Stay at the Andreas Hotel & Spa, and you'll be right in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, just blocks from the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Palm Springs Convention Center. Spread out in a deluxe room, executive room, or junior suite, and enjoy amenities like flat-screen TVs and fireplaces. Take a dip in the pool, cool off with a drink at the poolside bar, and top off your stay with a facial at this boutique hotel's full-service spa.

Central to both Palm Springs and Palm Desert, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa has it all. The resort's wellness area and fitness center is top-notch, and the tennis facilities receive rave reviews. Spend the day at the resort's main pool, or alternate between the two outdoor swimming areas. Reserve a tee time at the golf course or relax at the full-service spa. The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa offers the ideal location for a large event, with about 21,000 square feet of available facilities.

From tennis courts to wellness facilities to great restaurants, the Shadow Mountain Resort in nearby Palm Desert offers the full resort experience. Rotate among the resort's five spa tubs, relax in the spacious rooms, and have a memorable meal or drink in the hotel's restaurant and lounge.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Palm Springs

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Palm Springs, California

3 Star Average Prices: $117.36

To complement the area's many luxurious properties, Palm Springs also features numerous budget hotels. If you're looking for a clean and comfortable place to lay your head between adventures, stay at one of these budget-friendly hotels.

Situated in downtown Palm Springs, the Vagabond Inn Palm Springs offers some of the most affordable and highly rated rooms in the area. Double rooms with queen or king beds tend to be the least expensive, but the larger traditional rooms also offer an incredible deal for the area. All of the 120 rooms include refrigerators and microwaves so you can prepare affordable snacks and meals on the go. Start your day with a complimentary breakfast, and after a long day of exploring, cool off in the hotel's pool and spa tub.

Just south of Palm Springs, the Knights Inn Palm Springs is convenient to the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium as well as the Palm Springs Art Museum. Take advantage of essentials like refrigerators and microwaves in each room, and use the complimentary Wi-Fi to map out your route through the Palm Springs area. When the mercury rises in the summer, cool off in the outdoor pool. The Knights Inn also offers free parking on-site.

Located near neighboring Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree, the High Desert Motel features 21 basic yet comfortable rooms. You'll save the most on a standard room with a king bed, but junior suites are also a great deal here. Rooms feature essentials like refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. You'll receive free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, so you can plan your visit to Joshua Tree National Park much more easily. Take a dip in the outdoor pool to cool off before heading off to adventures beyond.

Not far from downtown Yucca Valley, the Super 8 Yucca Valley / Joshua Tree National Park Area offers low rates for queen rooms and double rooms. Fuel up with the free continental breakfast, and make a splash in the seasonal outdoor pool. Relax in the evening by catching up on shows via the hotel's cable programming, or share vacation photos with friends and family back home thanks to the complimentary Wi-Fi. Free parking makes this conveniently located hotel an even better deal.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Palm Springs

2 Star Average Prices: $84.30

2 Star Hotel Prices in Palm Springs

Where are the real discounts in Palm Springs

Whether you're staying at a budget property or one of the area's most exclusive resorts, you can save even more at Palm Springs hotels. AAA members save 10 percent at the Super 8 Yucca Valley / Joshua Tree National Park Area and the Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II. At the Knights Inn Palm Springs and the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, AARP members and senior travelers save five to 10 percent.

Best Value Options in Palm Springs, California

If you're looking for more upscale accommodations but don't want to pay an arm and a leg, opt for one of these midrange hotels. With spacious rooms, well-appointed facilities, and convenient locations in the Palm Springs area, you can't go wrong.

Situated in the heart of Palm Springs, Casa Cody is within walking distance or just a short drive from major attractions like the Plaza Theatre, the Palm Springs Art Museum, and the Palm Springs Convention Center. Choose from affordable standard rooms with king beds, or deluxe studio rooms, or splurge on the historic adobe house. All rooms include conveniences like refrigerators, microwaves, and flat-screen TVs. Start your day with a light meal at the hotel's complimentary continental breakfast, and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool later on.

Located in nearby Idyllwild, the Strawberry Creek Bunkhouse offers charmingly rustic accommodations near the Idyllwild Nature Center. Stay in one of the 15 available guest rooms, and take advantage of basic amenities like coffee makers, satellite TV channels, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Take the family or your significant other for an outdoor meal in the picnic area, or book a massage and relax right at the Strawberry Creek Bunkhouse. With a free breakfast in the morning and complimentary parking on-site, this bunkhouse offers affordably unique accommodations.

If you'd prefer to stay at a familiar chain hotel, try Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II, which offers great value for nice rooms and numerous amenities. Situated between Palm Springs and Palm Desert, this hotel is convenient to the Living Desert, El Paseo Shopping District, and downtown Indian Wells. You'll feel right at home in one of the 402 guest rooms, which include small luxuries like private balconies and personal refrigerators and microwaves. With seven outdoor swimming pools to choose from, it's safe to say that Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II is an ideal choice for sun and water lovers.

If you're looking for a home away from home, you'll find it at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert. Choose from king studios, king suites, and two-bedroom suites, all of which have plenty of space for the whole family. Rooms also feature kitchens that include full-sized refrigerators and stovetops, so you can easily prepare your favorite meals and snacks. Connect to the MP3 docking stations to stream music, and connect to the complimentary Wi-Fi to plan additional outings in the Palm Springs area. If you need to cool off, head to the outdoor pool or the on-site bar and lounge.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in Palm Springs, California

From nature to culture to sports, Palm Springs has it all. Start your exploration with a trip to the Coachella Valley Preserve, which boasts 17,000 acres of hiking, wildlife, wildflowers, and guided tours. Nearby, Joshua Tree National Park features highlights like the Cholla Cactus Garden and Keyes View, as well as miles of desert hikes.

Play a few rounds at the Escena Golf Club, which has a moderately challenging course and stunning views of the neighboring mountains. Tour The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, which is both a zoo and botanical garden as well as a fun family destination. To cool off in the Palm Springs heat, head indoors to the Palm Springs Art Museum, which displays an impressive collection of primarily modern and contemporary art.

Whether you're looking for an outdoor adventure or a desert city where you can get away from it all, you'll find it in Palm Springs. Book a visit here and feel your worries slip away.

Palm Springs, CA in a nutshell

A lot of travelers without prior information will be surprised to reach Palm Springs and not find too many springs surrounded by palm trees in the city. In fact, they would surely be surprised that the area is actually set on the desert, with miles and miles of dry, desert lands surrounding it. Still, the medicinal hot springs of the area are the ones often visited by travelers so that it is still justifiable for the city to retain this name. Palm Springs is a great venue for outdoor fun and adventure, with activities like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking popular in the mountainous and desert areas. Just don't forget to bring plenty of water and food supplies when doing so. You don't want to be dehydrated along the way. The city is also known for its golf resorts, one of them, Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, was named as "one of the best places to play" by the Golf Digest. Another great entertainment option is the Spa Resort Casino, with more than 1000 slot machines and live entertainment being offered for adult travelers to enjoy.

To quote Kirk Douglas, a true Palm Springs resident and one of the most famous among Hollywood superstars of the 20th century, 'Sometimes, the thing that ties you down sets you free.' 

Palm Springs, California is all about being free. It is best known in the United States, as well as the rest of the world as one of the finest cities in the world to retire in. From Marlon Brando to Dwight Eisenhower and from Gerald Ford to Leonardo Di Caprio, a number of celebrities, influential people, businessmen and seniors have made Palm Springs their home. It is a city located strategically in the western parts of the United States, at no more than a few hours' driving distance from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Phoenix and many other tourist attractions. Finding hotels in Palm Springs is, because of this very reason, not a difficult proposition. 

Economy Class Hotel Choices

If you are a solo traveler who is on a hitchhiking trip across the country, you will invariably end up in one of Californian cities or towns, just like Jack Kerouac did in the beat generation years. If that's the case, Palm Springs is perhaps the best city you could hope for as it affords a host of cosy and comfy staying option. A hotel in a city like Palm Springs is often, and quite rightly so, expected to set your wallet back a little too strongly. After all, it's a city of stars, glitter, palm avenues and splendid sunsets. However, if you are keen enough to look more closely, you might have a good luck finding some great, affordable Palm Springs hotels that will provide you with amazing memories without eating into your bank balance. 

Maximum Comfort and Convenience Options

Moving on, if you are one of those people who do not mind spending an extra buck to get the best of services and posh, royal treatment, you will definitely not be disappointed in Palm Spring. There are dozens of high profile, luxurious and extravagant hotels in Palm Springs that will offer to you the most kingly amenities along with free sightseeing tours. From opulence regulars like Beverly Hills and Hilton to travel friendly Qatar Airways Hotel Chain and Air Asia Hotel Chain, you will have plenty of options to dig into. 

To name some of the facilities that you will be getting at a hotel like one mentioned above: in house bars, spas, gyms, heated swimming pools, golf courses, round the clock personal attendants, free of charge limo services, 4D movie theaters and rooftop global cuisine restaurants. 

Variety of Boutique and Independent Hotels

Your search for cheap hotels in Palm Springs will bring your attention to the fact that there are quite a few state of the art independent hotel units, villas, holiday homes for hire for those who want to pitch their tents for long periods of time in order to soak all the natural beauty and sights that the sunny weather and sandy deserts of California and Nevada have to offer. An independent hotel or a boutique hotel of such kind in Palm Springs will only enhance your overall trip experience by giving you amenities that will be both homely and stately. You can hire cab or shuttle services from Palm Springs to almost every important city in California. In about 90 minutes, you can reach Los Angeles where you will never have enough time to see all the fabulous glittery attractions of Hollywood and awesomely relaxing beaches that will never make you want to leave for home. 

What Should I Know About Being a Tourist in Palm Springs? 

If you are embarking on a sightseeing spree in Palm Springs, there are a few things that you will be required to know beforehand. The very first thing you need to know about sightseeing in Palm Springs is that you will need to have a firm schedule in place. It is a common thing to observe tourists who have not really prepared any kind of plan before starting their sightseeing activities and at the end of the day, they are left huffing and puffing because they want to squeeze in all the sights or are left reeling because of important sights they missed out on only because they did not have enough time to see them. 

Another thing you would want to know before sightseeing in Palm Springs is that the place is hot throughout the year. Average temperatures here hover about 86 degrees and that's exactly why you need to bring your best sunny game to the party. So, pack all those sun blocks, get those cowboy hats out of the closet, sport some trendy shades and say hello to Palm Springs in style! 

Transportation in Palm Springs 

Once you find good luck in spotting and hiring one among many cheap hotels in Palm Springs, you will then need to make some arrangements for moving about. It's definitely not that difficult to find good transportation in a large city like Palm Springs. That being said, it must be admitted that the state of public transportation is not that extensive in these parts of the world, perhaps because most people rely on personal cars anyway. 

However, most Palm Springs hotels do provide private cab and taxi services on call within a radius of 200 miles. That makes it possible and easy for tourists to travel to sights in Palm Springs, as well as those in other cities like LA and San Diego. 

Palm Springs is, in summary, a very relaxing place where you can soak in some tan while leaving the worries of domestic life at home. Enjoy your stay here, see all the sights around, revel in authentic Californian fruit wines and truly hot Mexican gourmet cuisines, click a ton of pictures and make sure that when you finally wind up your trip and pack up to go home, you are well stocked on memories of those sunny days and balmy nights in Palm Springs. 

Recent traveler reviews of Palm Springs, CA

Below are reviews of the city of Palm Springs, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Peaceful "
Score 5.0 / 5

I love the tranquility of the city.

Rocio C., from 29-May-2017
"Great Area"
Score 4.0 / 5

Sidewalk cafes, super variety, depending on your likes but there is lots to do.

Unknown U., from 03-May-2016
"Lots To See"
Score 5.0 / 5

Liked Cathedral City compared to Palm Springs. More restaurants, traffic wasn't as bad as Palm Springs and closer to our softball field.

Bev B., from 01-Feb-2016
"Work Related Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

I was visiting Palm Springs for a work opportunity at the hospital. I would like to return and do more touristy things.

Unknown U., from 10-Nov-2015
"Wonderful Time Spent"
Score 5.0 / 5

The VIP tour of The Living Desert was informative, entertaining, and worth the time despite the heat.

Berit V., from 03-Aug-2015
"Meetings in Palm Springs"
Score 5.0 / 5

This desert oasis destination draws in sun lovers from all over the world, looking to soak in the 350+ days of annual sunshine. With more golf courses than any other region in California, Palm Springs is a golf lover's paradise. Tennis, hiking, or just laying by the pool are excellent ways to enjoy the area's natural beauty. Resorts and spas, shopping centers and art galleries line the streets of this vibrant community. And with the surge of super stylish and super large events like the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals, Palm Springs has become an recognized hub of popular culture.

Gregory A., from 29-Jun-2015
"Relaxing"
Score 5.0 / 5

Relaxed environment, good restaurants. Close to LA but feels far.

Gregg L., from 14-Jul-2014
"Palm Springs is perfect sunshine."
Score 4.0 / 5

The sunshine year round is what keeps us coming back. You have to really love the desert heat in the summer but the other 8 months in a year it's perfect.

Claudia S., from 13-Jul-2014
"Dine, Shop and More"
Score 5.0 / 5

If you like to eat, Palm Springs is the place to be. So many restaurants from which to choose. My Red Hat group and I went to see the Follies. It was wonderful!! Lots of shops and things to do. We were only there for a few days, but everyone had their favorite things to do from going to the casino to the spas. It was a wonderful experience!

Judith B., from 24-Mar-2014
"Laid Back, Safe and Wonderful"
Score 5.0 / 5

Not only the views but the fact that it is far enough from LA that you do not have the pace of the city. The weather is unbelievably perfect this time of year. March 10, 2014. My husband and I always felt safe walking around and met many snow birds.

Juliet D., from 10-Mar-2014
"Golfing"
Score 4.0 / 5

World class golf destination.

Kathie Y., from 28-Feb-2014
"Follies"
Score 5.0 / 5

I love Palm Springs. We came to see the Follies. It was great!

Wendy W., from 10-Feb-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Palm Springs, CA shown above is 4.8 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
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