Drift Palm Springs

Drift Palm Springs

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#10 of 18 small hotels in Palm Springs
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
Drift Palm Springs brings Baja style stateside to downtown Palm Springs, Southern California’s sun-soaked desert paradise. The property is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs on Indian Canyon Drive, a 5-minute drive from Palm Springs International Airport. Drift Palm Springs offers spacious suites, with one to four-bedroom layouts, full kitchens and living areas, and balconies or patios. Enjoy spectacular views of the San Jacinto mountain range or Drift’s resort-style pool, where daybeds, cabanas, and loungers invite sun and relaxation. The hotel is home to Maleza, an upscale Baja-inspired restaurant in partnership with Jorge Espindola and Cesar Pita of San Jose del Cabo-based Roots and Roads. Locals and guests gather in Drift’s chic open-air event space, perfect for supper clubs and mezcal tastings, surrounded by a wall of cacti for added privacy. For more intimate gatherings, guests can prepare meals in-room, sourcing products from the Drift Pantry, a curated in-room marketplace stocked with locally sourced items, as well as an ample wine and beer selection.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Private pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Dishwasher
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Special Offer:Cabana + Crew

Location

284 S Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 96 out of 100
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Palm Springs Municipal Airport
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Mindy wrote a review Apr 2023
11 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff is outstanding and phenomenal. The hotel is decorated beautifully. I was shocked, at this price point especially that there was no one sent to clean any rooms during stay, no TV in any bedroom. In fact we were told if we wanted housekeeping it would be an additional charge. Advertising said frig was stocked… there was nothing in there and no microwave. The furniture looked beautiful, both indoor and outdoor … however , it was very uncomfortable. It’s too bad because the location is great, the staff truly want guests to be happy… I hope management looks at these other concerns.
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Date of stay: April 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nick24G wrote a review Mar 2023
San Diego, California14 contributions11 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is amazing. I came with a few buddies and got the 4 bedroom. You will not be disappointed it felt we where at a friends house. The design is amazing and so comfortable. If you want to cook you can as the kitchen we fully stocked. Our room looked right over the pool which was so fun. You can walk to everywhere but why do you since the food and drink are the best in town. The food is just amazing. Looking forward to coming back and enjoying my hammock on my balcony more. Such a better experience going with your buddies in this room than having 4 rooms. Also the concept of self check in is the amazing. I parked and went right to my room. Anything I need was a text away.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kathy G wrote a review May 2023
San Diego, California1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a beautiful space! We stayed two nights in a 4 bedroom suite and loved it. Clean, contemporary lines with light wood, natural texture rugs and accents creating warmth. Lots of natural light. Well designed setup, with a large living room and kitchen area surrounded by the bedrooms. Allowed privacy for each of us, with the shared common space open for being together. And the large balcony! Two sliders open from the living room to outside, where we sat for long chats and stargazing. The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped. A perfect setup for us, almost like renting a house. We'd also recommend the restaurant on property--they encourage shared plates, which we did and sampled some very tasty treats! Great location, great pool and cabanas, great mountain views. And very clean. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Vagabondgirl wrote a review Oct 2023
Seattle, Washington117 contributions129 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have a quick two night stay, still here.
I had reservations about staying here, I should have listened to myself :)
But first- the guy at the valet stand (didn’t catch his name) is amazing. So friendly and accommodating. Love him!!!
The hotel itself leaves a lot to be desired. We are in a studio, which turns out is an adjacent room to a bigger unit. There’s no soundproofing. We hear every conversation on the other side of the shared door. So awkward. And annoying.
The bed is comfy, the rest of the room is bare bones. Looks good on arrival- clean and minimalistic. But where do I put my stuff? One small bench for luggage storage. Above that are two hooks. I personally don’t want to look at my luggage/clothes strewn about. Give me a closet. And a mirror.
I can also confirm the 7am leaf blower from previous reviews is a thing. I was already awake so no biggie for me.
Housekeeping is not included, it incurs an extra fee. As does requesting more coffee pods. Could the $40 per day resort fee not include more than 4 coffee pods???
Overall this hotel looks great, is well maintained, and is probably good for groups who book the large units.
Just hope you aren’t a couple in an adjacent studio…
In hindsight I should have paid closer attention to reviews. There are plenty of similar properties at the same price point in Palm Springs that are ACTUAL hotels. I suggest you stay at those.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kate H wrote a review Mar 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From studios to four bedrooms, this place is perfect for solo travelers, couples, families or large group travel. It's an incredible value being able to split a four bedroom with friends or other couples and still have privacy. It's similar to sharing an Airbnb but having the hotel amenities in addition to the kitchen was something I didn't even know I needed or wanted? Now it's the only type of travel I ever want to experience! The design of the whole hotel, the rooms, the bar and restaurant, the playlists, the staff plus the upcoming DJs that will be there? I'm never leaving.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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robertdrenk wrote a review Apr 2023
Huntington Beach, California19 contributions9 helpful votes
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
The photos are nicer then the hotel, I found the place on Airbnb but called the hotel directly to book. They offer better rates on Airbnb, substantially lower for the 4 bedroom and if you ask they will match it.

We came out for the night from Orange County to enjoy the John Mayer concert and decided to get this 4 bedroom at Drift. The checkin process is easy and all automated, when the rooms ready they text you the room # and door code. There's no front desk or lobby. Once you arrive you get the feel that this was an old apartment conversion and not as nice as the photos. A few things they are missing here especially for the cost of this place: water, there's not even a bottle of water in the room. I asked / texted about a blue tooth speaker and they don't offer them in the room. This is a 4 bedroom suite with no music or water? It's hard to get service without a front desk or customer service agent that's onsite.

We got in about 4:00 went to dinner and received this text:

We have an emergency plumbing issue that we need to resolve tonight in order for all our plumbing in the hotel to function properly. The work will begin at around 9:30PM and last for 30 minutes. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Needless to say we were up later than expected, then they text for checkout at 8am yes 8am and say if you need a late checkout it may be possible but as soon as you ask they say no. There's just not a lot of accommodating on their part, it's expensive for just a night of sleep and you'll need to bring your own water and speaker lol

There's far better options IMO
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Uber is difficult so walk to the Main Street, bring water as they don’t offer it in the rooms.
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AquaGinaToronto wrote a review Mar 2023
Toronto2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the pleasure of being Drift's very first guests and we were treated like royalty. All staff are lovely and helpful. Amenities in rooms like a clothes steamer, diffuser on hair dryer (great because we had a 70's party to go to), super fast kettle, interesting books and magazines, all made us feel special. NOTE: not ALL rooms have balconies, a few have juliette. Cocktails were on point. Easy and efficient virtual check in. Congratulations, it's BEAUTIFUL property, super cool loungey vibe.
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Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BooBuskano wrote a review Apr 2023
Vancouver, Canada22 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We found this place when we decided on a last minute 5-night, couple’s getaway. The hotel had been open about a week when we arrived. Most of the rooms are 2 or 4 bedroom suites with full kitchens. We booked a studio king room.

A lot about Drift is excellent. The beds are very comfortable. The minimalist design is very stylish. The pool is beautiful and has several shaded cabanas. The restaurant is excellent - amazing food and cocktails. The restaurant/bar/poolside service is top notch. We spent our first night sitting at the bar and having great conversations with the bartenders. It is a short block from all that downtown Palm Springs has to offer. They have bikes and yoga mats to borrow.

One word of caution - the studio rooms are actually lock off rooms that are adjacent to larger suites. At the time we stayed (only a week after the hotel opened), there was very little soundproofing at the doorways between those rooms. Until they get that figured out, we would recommend using this place for families or larger groups who can use the 2 or 4 bedroom suites and avoiding the studio rooms. When we brought this to the attention of management, they were extremely accommodating and understanding. We are confident they are going to fix the soundproofing and this property will be among the best in downtown Palm Springs.

We would be delighted to return.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: There is no front desk. Check in/check out is done by text or email. The restaurant staff are...
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KennTravel wrote a review Apr 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were teleported when we entered the thoughtfully designed private courtyard at this distinct new lodging brand in Palm Springs. The minimalist esthetic brings on the Baja mindset almost instantly. Rooms are massive, roomy, well appointed and elevate well beyond the expectations at this price point. Style is a Mexican+Scandinavian+Japanese fusion. Location makes it perfectly walkable to anything central. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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lhhill2024 wrote a review May 6
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Resort is gorgeous and the staff was friendly, welcoming and wonderful. Pool area with the cabanas with misters was great to hang out. Only downside of the rooms is with concrete floors, you can hear every step of the person above which made me very self conscious of being too noisy for the people below me. Could also hear conversations, music etc from rooms on either side. I found the pillows too big and firm to be comfortable.
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Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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James B wrote a tip Feb 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fill out the pre check for your stay, the door codes get sent directly to your phone and theres no waiting at a desk!"
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Sanda S wrote a tip Nov 2023
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"EXtremely noisy and the walls are paper thin"
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dgf40 wrote a tip Oct 2023
Compton100 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Prepare to park on the street in the back or in the structure if parking is full. No lobby or front desk, cabanas cost, no jacuzzi, No daily cleaning service."
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Gabriele7766 wrote a tip Sep 2023
Venice, Italy31 contributions47 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
" Pitch a tent!"
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harrir10 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Bentleigh, Australia213 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a room with a balcony. Don’t pay for car parking, park at back of property on street for free - no issues and completely safe"
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PRICE RANGE
₱18,668 - ₱31,499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaCalifornia DesertGreater Palm SpringsPalm Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drift Palm Springs
Which popular attractions are close to Drift Palm Springs?
Nearby attractions include Brandini Toffee (0.4 km), VillageFest (0.1 km), and Palm Springs Historical Society (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Drift Palm Springs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Drift Palm Springs?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Drift Palm Springs?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Drift Palm Springs?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drift Palm Springs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Great Shakes, Tyler's Burgers, and Farm.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Drift Palm Springs?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Drift Palm Springs?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Indian Canyons (5.7 km), Village Green Heritage Center (0.2 km), and McCallum Adobe (0.2 km).
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