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Colony Palms Hotel

572 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6030
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#18 of 23 resorts in Palm Springs
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Originally built in 1936 by reputed Purple Gang Mobster Al Wertheimer, the Colony Palms Hotel was once a saloon, speakeasy and gambling house that later became a playground for Hollywood ICONS including Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Rita Hayworth. Colony Palms Hotel has maintained its nobility as a stunning four-star boutique hotel spread out over a three acre property. The rooms promise subtle sophistication with brilliantly colored mosaic tiles and fabrics, rich woods, and suzani headboards. Many have fireplaces and claw-foot bathtubs. Mature gardens throughout the property provide privacy, and intimate outdoor spaces, and the rooms open to the a central courtyard with pool. The hotel’s restaurant, the Purple Palm boasts exquisite cuisine and a stunning view of both the pool and San Jacinto Mountains. The newly redesigned Spa offers a serene atmosphere and top of the line treatments. Colony Palms Hotel also plays host to a variety of stunning weddings and events, with the option of utilizing a newly refreshed private event space or a full property buyout for a truly intimate celebration. Colony Palms Hotel is a mix of modern luxuries with a dash of romance and tranquil getaway.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Terra B wrote a review Mar 2024
Omaha, Nebraska2 contributions
The hotel is very guest oriented. Everyone is happy and wants to make your stay amazing. The pool and hot tub were very relaxing and never overcrowded. The restaurant had delicious breakfast. My only improvement would be lighting in the rooms. They were kinda dark, but being in a desert, I’m sure that’s done to keep them cool in the heat of the summer. I would absolutely stay there again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear TLBos76, Thank you for your recent TripAdvisor review. We're thrilled you enjoyed our guest-oriented approach, relaxing pool, and delicious breakfast. We appreciate your feedback on room lighting and will look into it. We can't wait to welcome you back for another stay! Best Regards,
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Conny Wylie wrote a review Mar 2024
Ottawa, Canada940 contributions654 helpful votes
The Colony Palms Hotel is centrally located near all that sunny Palm Springs has to offer. It is a luxurious private adults-only hotel centered on a palm-tree-lined pool shimmering below the San Jacinto Mountains. My suite came equipped with a 4 poster bed and French doors that opened onto a private pool-view balcony. The chamber was charming where Turkish and Moroccan furnishings with stylish green and black decor prevailed. The highlight of my stay was the cuisine served by the Colony Club restaurant offering indoor/outdoor dining with a terrace overlooking the pool. The menu focused on Californian food fare with my fave lunchtime item: tuna ceviche and roasted baby beets. The Moroccan-inspired spa is popular with the guests (me too) as is the gorgeous, salt water, 65 ft. pool that provides stunning views of the surrounding desert and mountains. So, if you are looking for a laid back, tucked way atmosphere..............then try the........ ..........Colony Palms Hotel........... it ups the ante as a peaceful retreat.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded Mar 10, 2024
Dear Room-in-my-suitcase, Thank you for your wonderful review of The Colony Palms Hotel on TripAdvisor! We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay, from the luxurious suite to the delicious cuisine at the Colony Club restaurant. We're delighted to hear you found our property to be a peaceful retreat, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards,
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Christy T wrote a review Mar 2024
Solvang, California5 contributions2 helpful votes
Love this little gem! Great boutique property walking distance to the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Staff was so attentive and friendly. Shout out to Kimber the bartender. Lovely small pool and adjacent restaurant bar. Clean, quiet a wonderful respite from a hectic life. I will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Mar 9, 2024
Dear 989christyt, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor! We're thrilled to hear that you loved your stay at our boutique property and found it to be a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our team takes great pride in providing attentive and friendly service, so we're delighted to know that you felt well taken care of during your time here. Kimber will be thrilled to receive your shout-out! It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed our lovely small pool and the adjacent restaurant bar. We strive to create a serene and inviting atmosphere for our guests, and we're glad that you found it to be clean, quiet, and enjoyable. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable stay in downtown Palm Springs! If there's anything we can do to make your next visit even more special, please don't hesitate to let us know. Warm regards,
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Kip R wrote a review Mar 2024
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Such an amazing property. Our room was perfect and always kept clean and tidy by the cleaning staff. We really enjoyed everything about this place. The staff, food, pool, etc were all perfect. I don't really understand the negative reviews on this place.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 5, 2024
Dear Kip R, Thank you for taking the time to share your glowing review of our property on TripAdvisor! We're absolutely thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing experience during your stay with us. It's wonderful to know that you found your room to be perfect and appreciated the efforts of our cleaning staff in keeping it tidy throughout your visit. We're also delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of our property, including our staff, food, and pool facilities. We understand that negative reviews can sometimes be puzzling, but we're grateful that you had such a positive experience with us. Your feedback means the world to us, and it's truly rewarding to know that we were able to exceed your expectations. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic stay in the future. If there's anything else we can do to make your next visit even more memorable, please don't hesitate to reach out. warm regards
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susan m wrote a review Mar 2024
New York City, New York82 contributions186 helpful votes
Cute little hotel in perfect Palm Springs location. One block off the main drag Excellent service . Nice rooms , albeit needs higher wattage in their light bulbs as a tad dark . Appreciate accommodating an early check in too.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 5, 2024
Dear sgmanaheim, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at our hotel on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our location convenient for exploring Palm Springs. Your kind words regarding our excellent service and nice rooms are greatly appreciated. We're glad to have been able to accommodate your early check-in request, as we understand the importance of flexibility when it comes to travel plans. We've noted your feedback regarding the lighting in the rooms and will certainly take it into consideration as we strive to continually improve our guests' experience. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay in the future. If there's anything else we can do to enhance your next visit, please don't hesitate to let us know. regards
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UESstar wrote a review Feb 2024
New York City, New York5 contributions2 helpful votes
I am a traveller who consistently stays in 5 star hotels, the majority of which are booked through American Express Platinum Card Services. American Express' designation of a Fine Hotel & Resort customarily ensures exceptional accommodations, services, and amenities. None of this was evident during my two-night stay at the Colony Palms Hotel. From inexperienced front desk personnel to out-dated, unkept and unclean rooms, my stay could not have been further from an enjoyable experience. The Colony Palms Hotel in no way deserves a high rating and American Express needs to do a much better job of reviewing and rating the hotels it includes in its Fine Hotels & Resorts collection.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Mar 5, 2024
Dear UESNYCforever, We appreciate your feedback and regret to hear about your disappointing experience during your recent stay at the Colony Palms Hotel. As a traveler accustomed to exceptional accommodations through American Express Platinum Card Services, we understand your expectations for a high standard of service and amenities. Please be assured that we take your comments seriously and will investigate the issues you've raised with the utmost urgency. It is certainly not reflective of the standards we strive to maintain within our Fine Hotels & Resorts collection. We will work closely with the management team at the Colony Palms Hotel to address the concerns you've highlighted, particularly regarding the quality of front desk service and the condition of the rooms. Your feedback serves as an important tool in our ongoing efforts to uphold the reputation of our partner hotels and ensure that they consistently meet the expectations of our valued card members. We remain committed to delivering exceptional experiences for our card members and will take the necessary steps to prevent similar issues from occurring in the future. thank you
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TrailBlazer229777 wrote a review Feb 2024
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I never want to leave! What a thoughtfully designed historic hotel. The most comfortable bed, nicest staff, perfectly restful decor. I highly recommend the rooms with soaking tubs. Divine. Cocktails perfect. I’ll never stay anywhere else in Palm Springs!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Feb 14, 2024
Dear TrailBlazer229777, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at our historic hotel. Providing a comfortable and welcoming experience for our guests is our top priority, and we're thrilled that you found our beds, decor, and staff to your liking. It's fantastic to know that you appreciated the soaking tubs in our rooms and enjoyed the cocktails at our bar. We truly appreciate your recommendation and are honored that you've chosen us as your preferred destination in Palm Springs. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable stay whenever your travels bring you our way! warm regards
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kerbear wrote a review Jan 2024
Los Angeles, California11 contributions1 helpful vote
New ownership has ruined this place. It used to have a good restaurant. Now it’s verging on gross. The rooms are needing a major refresh, such as curtains falling off/apart, old dated furniture, fixtures etc. we got one of the best rooms and it was depressing. How is this a 5-star hotel anymore? All it has going for it is the nice pool area and great location.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Feb 2, 2024
Dear Compass12533812980, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize for any disappointment you experienced during your recent visit. We understand how important it is to maintain the high standards our guests expect from a 5-star hotel, and your comments are taken seriously. We are genuinely sorry to hear that you feel the new ownership has had a negative impact on the overall experience. We are committed to addressing the issues you raised, and our team is already working diligently to make the necessary improvements. Your specific concerns about the condition of the rooms, including issues with curtains, furniture, and fixtures, have been noted. We appreciate your positive remarks about the pool area and location, your feedback is invaluable to us, and it serves as a guide for ongoing enhancements. Warm Regards
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Jamie M wrote a review Jan 2024
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I’ve been to the Colony Palms for years and it’s better than ever! From the staff and service to the vibe and decor to the food — I highly recommend. The rooms are sanctuaries, the grounds are restored to their original 1930s roots, and it feels like a luxe tropical meets desert oasis. Wonderful for couples, friends or solo.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 9, 2024
Dear F631EVjamiem, Thank you for your glowing review! We're delighted to hear that your experience at The Colony Palms has been exceptional. Your kind words about our staff, service, decor, and food mean the world to us. We're thrilled that you found our rooms to be sanctuaries and enjoyed the restored 1930s ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you back for more wonderful moments. If you have any suggestions or feedback, we'd love to hear it. Warm regards,
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Odyssey43296713720 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Full-class in every way. They didn’t forgeta thing. . In fact, I FORGOT what the perfect boutique hotel could be, until I came here. Right down to the kindness, the genuine concern for safety and happiness, and your engraved door tags.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Bruno Santos, General Manager at Colony Palms Hotel
Responded Dec 28, 2023
Dear Odyssey43296713720, Thank you for sharing your delightful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that your stay was a full-class experience, and you felt the warmth of our genuine concern for your safety and happiness. The engraved door tags were a special touch, and we're grateful for your kind words. Looking forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay. Best regards,
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PRICE RANGE
₱22,960 - ₱32,735 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
colony palms resort, colony palms palm springs, colony palms hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
the Palms at Palms Springs
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaCalifornia DesertGreater Palm SpringsPalm Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
57
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colony Palms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Colony Palms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Palm Canyon Theatre (0.1 km), Village Center for The Arts (0.1 km), and Desert Art Center (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colony Palms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Colony Palms Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Colony Palms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Colony Palms Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colony Palms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge, Tac/Quila, and Copleys On Palm Canyon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Colony Palms Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Colony Palms Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Colony Palms Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Colony Palms Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Colony Palms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Indian Canyons (7.1 km), Village Green Heritage Center (1.2 km), and McCallum Adobe (1.2 km).