Colony Palms Hotel

572 N Indian Canyon Drive | Palm Springs, CA 92262  [SEE MAP]Palm Springs, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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This property is ideally located in downtown Palm Springs
A daily resort fee of $40 applies
The 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 hot spot 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 flat-screen TVs and complimentary 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. The newly renovated in-house, Moroccan-inspired spa also earns rave reviews for its varied treatments. What's more, the gorgeous, 65-foot saltwater pool also provides stunning views of the surrounding desert and mountains. However, this property does not provide a fitness center, and a daily resort fee is tacked on to your nightly rate.
Palm Springs, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 57 rooms
Modern, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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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.



This boutique hotel, situated on the edge of the Movie Colony neighborhood and the Uptown Design District, is housed in an historic building with funky flair. The property has Moroccan, Spanish, and western influences. Initially opened in the late 1930s by a mobster, today this pet-friendly lodge is a swank oasis in the center of the main Palm Springs area.


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

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1008 have reviewed the Colony Palms Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1008 reviews 4.5 (based on 1008 reviews)

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, safes, flat-screen TVs and stocked minibars.
  • The daily $40 resort fee includes Wi-Fi access, valet parking, bicycle rentals and coffee service
Nightly resort fee$40

Standard room size300 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

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


Overlooking the pool and gardens, the Purple Palm Restaurant & Bar 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 restaurants1

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

    • 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 area, providing guests with the opportunity for poolside dining.
      • Lap pool
      • Wading pool
      • Lazy river
      • Family pool
      • Infinity pool
      • Whirlpool/hot tub
      • Adults-only pool
      • Lifeguard on duty
      • Poolside service
      • Waterslide
      • Deck chairs or cabanas
      • Pool bar


      The Colony Palms has a newly renovated full-service spa, affording guests the opportunity for ultimate relaxation.
      • Phones are not allowed in the spa
      • Spa is dog-friendly

      Services offered:

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


      Though there are no specific amenities for kids, children under age 18 can stay at the hotel for free if accommodated in existing bedding.
        • Kids Club
        • Free Kids Club
        • Fee for Kids Club
        • Cribs
        • High Chairs


        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. The property can hosted seated events for a maximum of 200 people.
        • Printer and fax services on-hand
        • New Palme D'Or event space offers two meeting rooms and a large connected patio; seats 50

        Number of meeting rooms3

        • 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


          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, banquet rooms or poolside venues. The reimagined Palme D'Or villa is an elegant option for weddings with 50 guests or fewer.
          • On-site catering

          Maximum wedding guest capacity200

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

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