Colony Palms Hotel

572 North Indian Canyon Drive | Palm Springs, CA 92262 [See Map]
#3 in Best Palm Springs Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 594 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 56 rooms, 2 floors
Style Modern, Historic
Best For Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

The 56-room Colony Palms Hotel caters to stylish guests looking for trendy accommodations in the heart of Palm Springs. Originally opened in 1936 by reputed mobster Al Wertheimer, this boutique property has quite the storied past: It housed an illicit brothel and speakeasy in the '30s before switching ownership and becoming the Hollywood hotspot for the next several decades. Such famed names as Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan and Zsa Zsa Gabor have all passed through the Colony Palms. Today, the property remains chic and trendy, with guest rooms boasting stylish red and black decor and Italian linens, as well as iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access. For many guests, the highlight of a stay at the Colony Palms is the cuisine served at the Purple Palm Restaurant & Bar, which travelers say plates some of the best food they've ever eaten at a hotel restaurant. The in-house, Moroccan-inspired spa also earns rave reviews for its varied treatments.

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Critic Reviews


“The Spanish colonial style Colony Palms Hotel is a luxury boutique property and a part of Palm Springs' heritage.”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional


“Elegant, but still relatively casual, this hotel is geared toward an adult crowd looking to lounge and dine in style.”


“Mature gardens throughout the property provide privacy, even though rooms open to a central courtyard holding the pool.”

Other Awards:
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 594 guests have reviewed the Colony Palms Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 594 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Set in downtown Palm Springs, the hotel is centrally located and puts guests near many dining and shopping options. The Colony Palms Hotel is also set in an ideal location for active individuals who enjoy hiking and golfing, since it's just west of the San Jacinto Mountains and east of many Palm Springs golf courses.

  • Palm Springs International Airport is 3 miles east of the hotel

  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The chic guest rooms at the Colony Palms have a Moroccan theme with vibrant, custom Turkish Suzani headboards and tiled floors. Amenities include pillow-top mattresses, iPod docking stations, 47-inch flat-screen TVs and stocked minibars.

  • The $30 per night resort fee includes Wi-Fi access, fitness center use, bicycle rentals and coffee service

Standard room size:

300 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


Overlooking the pool and gardens, the Purple Palm has been a mainstay at the hotel for years, serving a variety of dishes from Japanese soba noodles to prime New York steak and Mexican ceviche.

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


Situated amidst a garden, the pool acts as the hotel's centerpiece while still remaining secluded with the help of the surrounding greenery and the nearby mountain region. The Purple Palm extends into the pool region, providing guests with the opportunity for poolside dining.

  • Open 24 hours
  • No pool toys allowed

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Colony Palms has a full-service spa with four treatment rooms and a quiet room, affording guests the opportunity for ultimate relaxation.

  • Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
  • $20 charge for in-room massages
  • Only salon services available are waxing

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna



The fitness center is small and includes only a few cardio machines and a series of weights.

  • Gym is connected to the spa but has extended hours
  • Towels provided

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Colony Palms is better suited for relaxation than work, but the free Wi-Fi helps guests stay on top of things and there is a space available for meetings and events.

  • Printer and fax services on hand for public use
  • Guests can rent out iPads from the front desk

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Colony Palms Hotel welcomes dogs that weigh less than 40 pounds for a $100 fee.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


There is a course nearby.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


Because of the small size of the hotel, event space is primarily located outside. Garden venues provide event space for weddings with views of the surrounding mountain region. Couples can choose to hold wedding events in any one of the property's garden areas or the poolside terrace for receptions.

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Colony Palms Hotel

572 North Indian Canyon Drive | Palm Springs, CA 92262 [See Full Map]